Friday Diary: David Parkin takes a look back at the week
12th August 2011
AS I drove down the M1 to visit our office in the centre of riot hit Birmingham on Tuesday, if a bloke carrying a placard saying 'The end of the world is nigh' had been walking down the hard shoulder, I'd have probably pulled in and joined him.
The steady diet of radio reports about mass looting across England and the continuing meltdown of world financial markets was enough to make even Mr Happiness Ken Dodd frown.
But tough times bring out the best in the Brits and it wasn't long before inspiring stories of communi......for the full story register now for free or login below...
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