The Art Of Learning How To Fall.
How I love the silence and the dark, Strangers ask is she not alone? As well as I suppose they might, Another feeling I’ve never known. With starcrossed lovers out of sight. How can I miss the memories of being held? When just the thought of the every man’s touch? Reminds me of how it…
Anne Boleyn-A Queen Out Of Time.
There are few historical figures whose stories are more enduring than that of Anne Boleyn. Nearly 500 years after her death, she still has the power to reach out across the ages; enigmatic, tragic and fascinating. She was a complicated woman. Ask anyone in the UK of primary school age and older and they will…
State Of The Nation- How Lies, Incompetence And Corruption Became The Political Norm.
Since when did it become acceptable for elected politicians to blatantly lie to the people they were elected to serve? Of course, they’ve always had a somewhat flexible approach to the truth-Tony Blair’s New Labour were masters of spin and Margaret Thatcher’s ‘economic miracle’ of the 1980s was anything but. But Boris Johnson is something…
Midweek Matters-The Political And The Personal.
• Boris Johnson has loftily informed the bereaved families of the nearly 128,000 coronavirus victims that he doesn’t have the time for a public enquiry into his own government’s handling of the pandemic. However, he appears to have plenty of time to engage in a puerile briefing war with ex-spad cartoon supervillian Dominic Cummings, who…
James Bulger Part Two
In my previous piece, I gave an explanation as to what happened to James and gave a brief overview of other children who had committed similar crimes. I also explored the backgrounds of Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. I will now look at what happened when the boys were arrested, tried and incarcerated, as well…
The Murder Of James Bulger- The Case That Shamed A Nation
When I was two years old, I was out shopping with my mum in our local Woolworth’s (I still miss Woollies). This must have been in late 1992 as I know she was heavily pregnant with my eldest brother at this point. She briefly let go of my hand to pay at the counter and…
Remember: A poem for my son.
If ever you are lost in the dark, Remember that to me, You are more than the world. From the moment you were born Until forever meets its end You are the most beautiful. For when I was lost in the dark It was you who brought me back into the light.
Trump’s Deadly Legacy-the tragic life and pointless death of Lisa Montgomery.
Barring another hopelessly inept coup attempt, this afternoon the forty-sixth President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr will assume the reigns of power. His election came as a huge relief to millions of people around the world, myself included. The outgoing President Trump has presided over four years of turmoil, myriad shady dealings and ended in a deadly invasion of the…
Bleach, Bullshit and Autism-The Dangers of Quackery and the Importance of Putting Children First.
I don’t know about you, but I’m greatly looking forward to the day when my future grandchildren ask me about the coronavirus pandemic. I can’t wait to see the expression on their little faces when I inform them that on Thursday 23rd April 2020 the actual President of the actual United States stood before the…
Tom Harry Cope-The Last Soldier Of Skipton
An article written in 2018 to commemorate the signing of the 1918 Armistice that ended World War One. This article was originally written in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that brought about the end of World War 1, one of the bloodiest and most catastrophic conflicts humanity has ever…