On this day…in 1885

On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

This week, a young seventeen year old girl from Sri Lanka who worked as a nanny in Saudi Arabia was beheaded. She was executed because a baby (that she was looking after) died whilst being fed a milk bottle. Despite protests from many support groups and the government of Sri Lanka, the guilty verdict was … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Whilst enjoying my lunch hour of freedom whilst working my friend and I will often debate the great moral, scientific and political issues. There was one conversation we had last week which we could not agree on. I have therefore researched the matter thoroughly and checked a variety of scientific sites regarding the following subject … [Read the full story]

Harry Redknapp – struggles and success

Many episodes of Harry Redknapp’s life have found him in a precarious position, dangling by his fingertips with observers wondering how he could possibly escape. Somehow ‘Harry Houdini’ always has, and yesterday he did it again when the jury – some of whom had chuckled repeatedly at his comments – acquitted him of tax evasion. … [Read the full story]

Will there be another war?

Years ago my grandad told me he crossed the world to do battle. Later my dad told me he crossed the world and he also did battle. They went to help their mates fight the Germans…and they won. Today the Germans are again dominating Europe. Not with soldiers, but with cash. The French all elegance … [Read the full story]

Nude activist brings Egypt into 21st century

When an Egyptian activist posted a nude picture of herself online in protest at the lack of freedom of expression, it sparked outrage in her country. Now, a group of women in Israel have also stripped off in a show of solidarity. Inspired by 20-year-old Aliaa Elmahdy, the 40 Israelis posed naked for a ‘copycat’ … [Read the full story]

How dare FIFA ban the poppy

I know I’m getting old and miserable, but what is wrong with the people who run the governments and the media. This week the news is about a boy of fourteen taking drugs and the refusal to let soccer players wear the poppy. We the ordinary people on the planet, see things quite clearly. So … [Read the full story]

George Michael wants his ‘Freedom’

Do not stop at GOGO, it’s straight to jail for George Michael, and it doesn’t matter if he throws a double. George wept yesterday as a judge told him he was a drug addict  – and jailed him for crashing his range rover into a shop. And it’s about time, too. Most of us would … [Read the full story]