It is just not the same..

Without You End of an era as @JTSkyNews signs off for the last time from the @skynews studios – fear not, he's back for the US elections!! pic.twitter.com/2YiiNH7qzK — Paul Harrison (@SkyNewsEditor) October 20, 2016 Now on Thursday night I was rather distracted what with the bomb scare at North Greenwich Tube Station and knowing…

Just feel like….

Giving up on humanity at times. How can people go on killing one another?  What drives all these people who kill to bring such harm on on others? Where is their humanity? Yesterday the news broke about Malaysian flight MH-17 falling out of the sky and crashing in Ukraine. First of all I was shocked…

Facebook crashes …

And the world comes to an end… and it is breaking news. Oh yes there was mass hysteria as Facebook crashed at 9am… and for half an hour the world ended for those who spend all their time on Facebook, poking, liking and sharing as if there is no tomorrow. Breaking News The crash happened at…

I know Nelson Mandela has died, but….

At this precise moment in time the UK is actually drowning. Tonight the sad news emerged that Nelson Mandela has died.. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time… and may he rest in peace. And whilst BBC News and Sky News cover the death of Nelson Mandela… a…

The Smoker’s Debate…

Again the great smoking debate raises its head. I’ve just been watching Sky News and apparently NICE is now recommending that hospitals don’t allow any areas within their grounds for smokers to have a puff.  And nurses should not help patients out of bed so that they can go out for a cigarette.

School Uniforms…

Many, and I mean many moons ago when I was at school, how I hated to wear the uniform.  The tuts and the daily moans of having to wear this ghastly set of clothes day in and day out .. was not on.. How could an inspiring teenager be seen dead in such dismal clothing….

Twitter Button – Will it work?

Now after witnessing first hand the abuse on Twitter I did wonder how long before something would be introduced, where people can report directly from a tweet that they are being abused. Yes Twitter have had a report abusive user forms to fill in, but unless you have the link saved as a bookmark you…

Goodbye Dearest Holly – Ten Years On

August the 4th, 2002, was a day where we were still packing and getting to ready to move home. Our removal had been originally planned for the Friday before but events led to a delay of a few days and we were due to move on the 7th August 2002. Little did we know that…

Feckinn.. tories and their coalition..

Now cast your minds back to the year 1993 when the Child Support Agency came into force.  And this was supported by the Child Support Act of 1991.  As from the 5th April 1993, absent parents were going to have to pay maintenance for their children..

Hi Viz.. anyone

I have just been reading the story, on Sky News, about the school where a little boy was made to wear a Hi-Viz vest because of his behaviour.  By all accounts, his father has now removed him from the school on the grounds that his son was being humiliated. During the interview (clip below) the…

Naming of Suspects

Haven’t we seen this all before, with Christopher Jefferies?  The Police arrest someone, and release details that they have arrested a man and then the Press like hounds baying for blood name them.  The Police have NOT named Mark Bridger, Sky News did that. I was just reading Anorak, about the April Jones case and this is…

The media’s catch 22…

News is still emerging about the tragic loss of life from the Aurora massacre in Colorado.  I am not even American, but somehow this seems too close to home.  I don’t know why that is, maybe it is because I can remember the Dunblane massacre, in 1966 where a lone gunman killed 16 children and…