IT might as well have devastated the dark side of the moon for all the attention it has been given. But then it’s in Africa, isn’t it? These things happen there, have done before and doubtless will again, so what’s new? If I had the proverbial pound
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Criminologist Prof David Wilson: 'I don't want tough justice, I don't want soft justice, I want smart justice'
AMIDST the instant, appalled reaction and rush to judgment over the shooting of 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week, the assessments of Professor David Wilson on Brenton Tarrant, the Australian-born suspected gunman,
AS A rule, true crime documentaries tend to the exploitative, the lurid and the grubby. A dozen such films already exist about Peter Sutcliffe. But The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story, is not another.
THE omens were not good. “May’s appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date” read one headline, while redtops frothed about “betrayal” and bad foreigners. After a marathon late-night session of talks, the EU’s leaders ripped up May’s
THERE are now more than 7000 Kurds on hunger strike, though you won’t read about this in the papers. Most are political prisoners in Turkish jails, where their protest actions are met by a harshening of the prison regime, but there are individuals
IT’S been four months, two weeks and three days since I read about CAR-T therapy, the pioneering cancer treatment that will, I hope, save my life where all other treatments failed. A fragment from the Newcastle Chronicle, passed to me by a fellow
IN all the long history of the Stuart dynasty there are many tragic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and King Charles I, but surely there can be no more hapless and lamentable bearer of the name than the first prince to ever carry the title of
ON Wednesday night something rather wonderful started to happen. Across the UK people began signing an official online petition calling on the UK Government to revoke the Article 50 notice and allow the UK to remain in the EU.
‘BREXIT has started to permeate my dreams,” says Joan Carter, a retired mediator from Edinburgh. She’s standing on the edges of a small crowd of People’s Vote supporters at a rally on this chilly Friday evening. It’s been organised by European
“I can be something you believe in,” sings Moses Sumney on the haunted, beautiful title track of I Believe, the mammoth new record by The Cinematic Orchestra - their first full-length album in 12 years.