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Tonight seems calm – stay safe!

Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Evening all. Personal note from Gaz the editor – thanks to everyone involved in the liveblog, particularly Xenia Coudrille and Ricky Compton, plus everyone else who helped us by tweeting updates, posting pictures and generally being supportive. We’re glad we could be of service to everyone out there in London and beyond.

Some interesting little snippets from the site stats:

  • 1 MILLION pageviews between midnight yesterday and midnight today.
  • 1.7m pageviews over the last three days.

We’re going to take a night off: our sources are reporting heavy police presence all around London and it seems unlikely that anything will kick off. If we do start receiving reports of rioters and looters we will resume liveblogging and posting updates immediately. We’ll keep a weather eye on our Facebook page in case anybody’s worried about their local area, and updates from that will continue to be Tweeted out to you all.

As before, we really really appreciate the beer donations – if you feel like showing your appreciation for everything we’ve done over the last 3 days (bearing in mind we’re all working unpaid) then we’d be most grateful.

Stay safe and thank you again! :)

Me a few minutes ago - beer delivery free of charge, courtesy of the awesome people at Budweiser!

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  1. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    enjoy your well deserved beer !

  2. Mark Warley
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Thank you everybody at The West Londoner for your constant updates over the last few days. They have been an invaluable source of help. I will gladly donate to your beer fund as soon as I have the money to do so!

  3. Jenny
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Beer very well deserved! Thanks so much for all the info last night it really helped a lot. You stay safe too!

  4. Sue
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    I was guided to your site last night and just wanted to say a big thank you for all the updates. Very helpful.
    Enjoy the night off and the beers and hopefully it will be a peaceful one.

  5. lucy
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    You deserve it, relax and enjoy a (hopefully) quiet night!

  6. Jim
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Thanks for the last 3 days & nights – seriously impressive what you & your team did, outpacing the big boys.
    The numbers speak for themselves !

  7. Steve M
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    fantastic work guys, really excellent accurate and timely reporting. thanks for all your hard work, enjoy the night off!

  8. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    You deserve it guys ! Thanks for all the hard work !

  9. orehamwood
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    seriously thank you – youve made sjynews and bbc news pale into insignificance

  10. Tradeybear
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Enjoy the beer, you’ve earned it! Thanks for your hard work and updates over the last couple of days!

  11. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Thanks seems such a small word but has such a big meaning,

    You have helped me feel safe in my own home by reporting where the trouble’s are and have helped me inform my US friends what is going on and let them know that i am safe. Keep up the good work and enjoy those well deserved bud’s

  12. Daniel S
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Well done and thank you. I’m not sure which service was more valuable, reporting the trouble or calming nerves. You deserve your time off and more.

  13. Dee
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Thank you for keeping us so well updated, enjoy the beer you deservr it.

  14. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    I would nominate West Londoner site and Mark Stone the sky news reporter for awards during this..

  15. Andy
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Very impressed with your updates on the English riots the last few nights, great to see you got those beers also! Easily the best place for live updates, it put the BBC and Sky to shame.
    Enjoy your beers and let us hope all is safe tonight. Well done guys.

  16. Gaz
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Good work guys! Site firmly planted in my faves ready for new updates!

  17. hornet
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    excellent job mate
    enjoy your night off you deserve it

  18. Katherine
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Thanks for all your hard work, guys! Much appreciated! Enjoy your beer – you’ve earned it. x

  19. sasha bailey
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    have definetly earned the night off and a beer or 3. thank you for the updates and all the hard work you guys have done over the past few days. kept me calm here in camden. do you do babysitting too???

  20. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Thank you so much for keeping us all informed on the progression on the riots over the last few days! Sky and BBC have not done a quarter as well as you have! You’ve all done a better job at making people feel safer and up to date reports than the thousands of people behind the scenes at both the BBC and Sky! Well done! Enjoy the beer and have an early night :)

  21. Laura
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Thanks guys for a superb job, an absolutely invaluable source of info over the past couple of days. Enjoy your beer!

  22. daninthebuslane
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Good on ya mate , know a few people in essex who will gladly buy you a beer if your up this way, you are a fucking legend mate

  23. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    You’ve done a totally awesome job with this, congratulations!

  24. nick
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    You deserve it people…well done

  25. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Definitely the best live reporting I saw during these days of looting and rioting. You definitely deserve to get paid for this.
    I second the guy who would nominate you guys and Mark Stone – it would be well deserved accolade!

  26. LazyOaf87
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Well done mate, u deserve those beers, thanks for all the info!

  27. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Hi you guys rock…well done enjoy the evening…your reporting made me and my children feel safer…WELL DONE GUYS :)

  28. Siobhan
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Thanks for all the great work & enjoy the well deserved night off!

  29. phil
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Awesome coverage. probably the best and most informative pages on the internet I’ve ever visited. Enjoy the beer you richly deserve it.

  30. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Enjoy!

  31. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    News reporters of the year! 100% enjoy ur beer… alot of people think its gonna kick off in enfield

  32. Kaylish
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    You guys have done an amazing job over the last 3 days/nights! Relied on your blog/tweets as the BBC didnt seem to be able to keep up! Enjoy your night off and your beer! Very well deserved!

  33. Dissapointed
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Ahh well done guys :)

  34. Noel
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Well done guys and thank you for keeping us informed and up to date.
    This really has been THE ONLY site to visit during all of this, and I passed the link on to my friends who passed it on to theirs who all agree.

  35. adam
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Well deserved! Thanks for all your work over the last few days — this blog has been indispensable!

  36. Henry
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Awesome reporting over the last few days. Many thanks and enjoy the beers – you earned them and much more

  37. Thomas
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    I have had your blog open on my browser 24/7, a much better source of info than the news channels! Great job guys.

  38. SAM
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    nice one guys you did an amazing job. enjoy your beer.

  39. Yap
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Thank you I’ve had this page on for the last 2 nights..Best info source on the situation

    Enjoy your well deserved beers man!

  40. Betz Messingham
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Stellar job! You deserve a beer or 6. :)

  41. Roger
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    This should be an example to the looters: 3 days of hard work and people start delivering beer to your door! No need to burn anything, break anything, attack anybody, steal anything – or break any laws whatsoever! Just work hard and people give you beer!

    To the team on this website: well done, a most informative blog over the last few days, and much appreciated. Enjoy the beer!

    • Dissapointed
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 9:11 PM

      Exactly!!

  42. Amanda Thompson
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    I wholeheartedly second all the comments so far! Without you guys none of us would know what was happening minute by minute – best blog there is, as well as the beer you guys deserve a medal/ award of some kind! 

  43. ireadnewscif
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Best reporting out there.

    You’ve utterly stumped the BBC. Shameful reporting from them.

  44. Raph
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    What happened to the facebook page?

  45. Adam s
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Nice one for the last three days guys! Enjoy your well deserved beers!!!!!!

  46. A.T.S.
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Awesome work guys and girls, can’t afford to donate but wish I could your a asset. Best wishes and sink a few u deserve em !

  47. Zoe
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Well done and thanks for all you hard work the past few days. Enjoy your night off (touch wood)

  48. @louisexo_
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Think the page views speaks for itself! You lot outshone the BBC by a mile; your coverage over the past few days has been truly indispensable. Hope you get some job opportunities out of this massive exposure. Have a good night and enjoy your very much deserved beer!

  49. Ryan W
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    You guys have seriously been one of the best sources of information out there for the last couple of days. The Liveblog was concise and useful to everyone worried about events, thanks for staying up so late and keeping everyone informed!

    Enjoy the beers!

  50. Sue
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Well done, hanks for you regular updates and unbiased comments which you have tried to verify prior to posting. I have added something to your beer kitty. Thanks

  51. Sue
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Woops – should have checked my text before sending……

    Thanks for your regular updates.

  52. Marcelle
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Thank you so much for your hard work keeping us all upto date about the London riots over the last few days. You have been the best news website I found. Recommended this site to so many people.

  53. deb_meds
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    absolutely amazing service over the last fex days, with calm, timely & accurate reporting. I felt better knowing the truthful accounts were meant to inform without exaggeration. A job well done,really appreciate your hard work. Enoy your beer,u deserve it. Thanks

  54. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    What a brilliant job all-round from your crew, why not become an MP and teach them a thing or two about LONDON LIFE. 5* reporting!

  55. Mr Dude
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    BBC and sky need to take notes from you! Well done and you guys done a great job!

  56. G.Ali
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Great job been following your progress on the last few days, congrats on the latest sponsorship and the beer!

  57. ARackley
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Thanks so much for keeping me up to date during a worrying Monday night in Margate waiting for my son to get home from work through the rioters in London. He works in the West End and had to get home to Woolwich late that night. I was able to let him know along the way what was happening from your updates. I have donated so enjoy your beer! xx

  58. ClareP
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Great work, well done especially with regards to reports further afield too. Fantastic work. Have a great night off!

  59. Dissapointed
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Sky News or BBC should be offering you guys a job!!

  60. bill
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    its meant to b kicking of in lewisham and catford again i dont no if its true but thats what ive heard

  61. dan
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    well done keep up the good work

  62. LilMissLunatic
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    You’re doing an awesome job guys, if I had the cash to spare then I would totally buy you all pints :) alas I do not but hey, it’s the thought that counts!

    Well done for all your hard work – you’ve helped keep rumour at bay for a lot of people :)

  63. Marc
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Great job guys. REally appreciate it. I’m from NW London, but up in Birmingham for work, so very worried, but you’ve got the best service to stay informed. Keep it up!

  64. Andy
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    You’ve been outstanding. Donated. You’re great at this stuff, may you carry on (and earn a living) long into the future.

  65. Jo Harvey
    Thursday, 11 August, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    I’d say that was well deserved…thank you and your buddies for the information giving upto date details of events on the streets…well done xx

  66. Sarah O'Callaghan
    Thursday, 11 August, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    You guys have been amazing!!! hope ya enjoyed ya beer or 10 and are currently flat out in bed after all the hard work you have done over the past few days!!! you have been a godsend to many and we really cant thank you enough,you have helped us know when we need to contact friends and family and when we ourselves would be better off and safer to just stay home….i have shared this site with many friends and family and we are all very impressed and appreciative….the vids and links have been great to and i have shared many of these. keep smiling peeps:) xxxxx

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