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The Daily Telegraph, 09/03/2015, p.11, David Barrett

Research by Oxford University into the 2011 riots has said rioters were more likely to come from parts of London where residents claimed in opinion polls they were not treated well by police. Researchers cross-referenced details of 3,500 people arrested in the mass disturbances in August 2011 with surveys conducted by the Metropolitan Police in the previous six months. The findings are published in the journal, Social Forces. The report’s co-authors, Juta Kawalerowicz and Michael Biggs, are quoted in the article.

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TV: Breakfast, BBC 1

09/03/2015, 6.26am and 6.57am

Researchers at Oxford University have found that most people who were charged by police following the 2011 London riots lived in areas where there was already tension between police and the public. Scientists found that unlike riots in the USA, the trouble in London was not focused on ethnic grievances, but poverty and deprivation did increase the likelihood of rioting.


BBC News online, 06/03/2015, Unattributed

New analysis for the BBC’s Inside Out programme by the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford has estimated that the migrant population in England has increased by 565,000 since 2011. Almost two thirds of these migrants came from the European Union.
Home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani took a journey across England to report on the state of migration from European countries. During his road trip he visited the London borough of Brent, Boston in Lincolnshire, Bath and North East Somerset, and Redcar and Cleveland. Dominic also spoke to Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory about how the UK's migrant population has been changing.

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VIDEO: EU migrants push up England population
BBC News online, 06/03/2015, Unattributed 

Councils voice migrant concerns
BBC News online, 06/03/2015, Unattributed 

England's migrant population 'soars by 565,000' since 2011
Daily Telegraph, 06/03/2015, Rosa Prince 

Immigration from EU concentrated in south-east England, study finds
The Guardian, 07/03/2015, p.5, Alan Travis

517 foreigners arrive here every day 
Daily Express, 07/03/2015, p.5, Unattributed

Migrant population of Britain has increased by more than half a million in three years with most people coming from other EU countries, new figures estimate

Mail Online, 06/03/2015, Martin Robinson 

Migrant population rose by 565,000 in past three years

The Times, p.18, 07/03/2015

Britain and Europe must slam the brakes on mass immigration

The Sunday Times, p.27, 08/03/2015, Camilla Cavendish

Immigration Interactive: Find out how the population in YOUR area has changed since 1801
Daily Mirror online, 06/03/2015, Patrick Scott

Migrants up 565k

Daily Star, 07/03/2015, p.2, Unattributed

Immigration of last three years 'would fill a city'

Evening Standard, 06/03/2015, p.2, Joe Murphy 

Immigration and our rising population

Evening Standard, 06/03/2015, p.14, Unattributed 

We need your talent here, Poland tells citizens

The Daily Telegraph, 07/03/2015, p.8, Tom Whitehead

Immigrant numbers increase by 500,000

i (The paper for today), 07/03/2015, p.2, Unattributed

Migrant numbers 'up by half a million in 3 years'

i (The paper for today), 07/03/2015, p.8, Katie Grant

They failed us on migration

The People, 08/03/2015, p.29, Carol Mcgiffin 

Study reveals 26,000 migrants arrive in NE since 2011

ITV News online, 06/03/2015, Unattributed

Oxford Uni estimates 500,000 new migrants since 2011

ITV News online, 06/03/2015, Unattributed

Does the growing migrant population give more than it takes?

Channel 4 News online, 06/03/2015, Unattributed

Migration - What If We Changed the Narrative?

Huffington Post UK, 06/03/2015, Witold Sobków

General election 2015: EU migration swells UK population 565,000 since 2011

International Business Times UK, 06/03/2015, Lewis Dean

England Migrant Population up by Half Million Since 2011

ABC News online (USA), 06/03/2015, via AP


The Observer, 08/03/2015, p.17, Daniel Boffey

An analysis of census data by Benjamin Hennig and Danny Dorling of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford has found that the number of middle-income households in England is falling as the extremes of rich and poor rise, and the trend is most marked in London.
Overall, England has seen a 60% increase in poor households and a 33% increase in wealthy households. This has come at a time – 1980 to 2010 – when the number of middle-income households went down by 27%.  London has seen an 80% increase in poor households, an 80% increase in wealthy households – and a 43% decrease in middle households. Around 36% of London households are now classified as poor (up from 20% in 1980), while 37% are middle income (down from 65%).

Professor Dorling said: ‘This analysis shows that England is becoming more polarised, with an increase in households that are poor and those that are wealthy. The number of households in poverty has jumped by 60% since 1980, meaning that now almost three in 10 are poor. At the same time, there has been an increase in the number of wealthy households… This means households in the middle are disappearing, leaving an increasingly divided country and capital. As more households have become poorer, and more people are unable to buy a home or get a mortgage, a small but growing proportion of other households have become very rich.’

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The Sunday Times, p.22, 08/03/2015, Tim Rayment

Article on the asylum seekers and the benefit system includes mention of research by Brian Bell, associate professor in economics at Oxford, who found that “as the proportion of asylum seekers in the population rises, there is a small rise in property crime… and no rise in violent crime. When you adjust for deprivation the difference in crime disappears. Poor refugees and poor Britons are more or less equal.” Professor Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, also comments on whether or not the asylum system should be changed.

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The Daily Telegraph, 07/03/2015, p.15, Richard Spencer

Archaeologists around the world have warned that Islamic State jihadists are attempting to destroy all traces of ancient civilisations across territory they control after they took bulldozers to the capital of the biblical kingdom of Assyria, Nimrud. Includes comment from Paul Collins, Ancient and Near East Curator at the Ashmolean Museum.

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UN condemns destruction of Nimrud as a 'war crime'

ITV News online, 06/03/2015
Dr Paul Collins is interviewed at the Ashmolean Museum. 


The Guardian, 07/03/2015, Danny Dorling and Chris Mullin

Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, and Chris Mullin MP debate whether, faced with a £3bn repair bill, is the Palace of Westminster still the best place for MPs to meet?

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The Sunday Telegraph, 08/03/2015, p.1, Tim Ross

Seven times as many migrants from the poorest countries in Europe registered to work in Britain last year after restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians were relaxed. Carlos Vargas-Silva of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford comments.

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