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Mobs demand death over teddy’s name

How much worse can this unbelievable situation get? This picture of mobs wielding clubs and knives today in Khartoum looks terrifying. There are demands that her 15 day jail sentence was too lenient and that she should be shot. The great thing about British law is its emphasis on the word “intent”, and clearly Gillian Gibbons had no intention to be blasphemous by naming a teddy bear...
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Government urged to support families of the missing

The anguished mother of a missing son is urging the government to provide desperately needed support and additional police training to deal with these unfathomable cases. Nicki Durbin, mother of Luke (pic left) who vanished in May 2006 aged 19, and Valerie Nettles, whose son Damien (pic right)disappeared mysteriously in November 1996 when he was 16, are teaming up with other families of the...
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How can Obama defend himself over terrorist slur?

Would you vote for Barack Obama if you thought he had terrorist links? Of course not. So how can the presidential hopeful defend himself against this slur, should he sue the respected Washington Post for insinuating that he is a Muslim extremist who wants to overthrow the government? I know politicians must have a thick skin, but instilling imagined fear in people’s minds over threats of...
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How will we be living in 2030?

Can you imagine what life will be like in 2030? What changes will technology and medicine have made to our lives? Do you fancy living to 130? Futurologist Ray Hammond has come up with some answers in a thought provoking book entitled The World in 2030. My thoughts are that cars will be banned from cities, there will be taxes galore for global and local environmental projects, we will live in...
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Caretaker’s home used to teach migrant children

So how can we teach our migrant children which turn up on our doorstep? What thought did Tony Blair give to this when he opened our doors to their families? Just to let you know what is happening in Fenland, my home patch, where a secondary school has resorted to using a caretaker’s house to cope with the demands of teaching English to children from migrant families. The property became...
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How good is a $100 laptop?

  Can you imagine the excitement of these young Nigerian school children who have been given a $100 laptop each as part of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) programme in Africa. Some of them don’t even have a television at home. Their local community built their school, now well worn, from plaster, wood and tin. It educates 150 students and three classes are crammed into the two-room...
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An update on Loula

My mum is still in hospital where further tests are being carried out as some results caused concern. The main thing is that her spirits have improved. I was waiting at the front door of the hospital when she arrived to be admitted last night, she had travelled there with my sister Rosalind. She looked very rough, but pride in her youthful appearance made her insist on vehemently refusing a...
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An emergency hospital trip

I am now heading off to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn where my mother Loula is being admitted this evening for tests because of her heart and breathing difficulties. She lost her zest for living five years ago after dad died. Now she never looks after herself, dresses warmly or eats well. "What is the point?" is all she ever says. I spent Saturday with her and...
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Could rich countries be sued for climate change?

Could the poorest countries in the world sue the rich, polluting countries which are deemed to be responsible for climate change by producing excessive carbon emissions? The Make Wealth History blog tells us that the Bonn Agreement in 2001 recognised that developed countries were largely responsible for climate change and should pay towards alleviating its effects in poorer countries, with...
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Defra’s luxurious bird flu jaunt


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The missing – Kevin Ayotte

Kevin Ayotte was last seen by his mother playing with his brother upstairs in their summer home in Sugarbush, Minnesota. That was 25 years ago. He was just over two years old. Their mother went outside briefly and when she returned, Kevin was gone. Kevin has a scar on the right side of his chin. His speech is limited and he is hearing impaired. The pic uses age progression techniques to show how...
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Where was Hilary Benn today?

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today failed to turn up for the launch of Britain’s first bioethanol plant. He was due to perform the opening ceremony. Neither was he in the Commons to answer questions about the latest reported outbreak of foot and mouth at Pirbright. He took the easy way out by slipping out the information by written statement. Food and Farming Minister Lord Rooker...
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Post Office consultation lets down the public

How can government pick and choose the time it wishes to consult with the public? Its decision to suspend consultations over proposed Post Office closures in the run-up to next May’s local council elections is immoral. It clearly demonstrates that it wants to control the consultation process and bury any potentially bad news in advance of it happening. Public consultations have begun on...
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My PR Diploma

I heard today that I passed my third paper for my CIPR Diploma in Public Relations. I distinguished myself with a Merit on my personal project which focused on MPs who write blogs, and how it relates to two-way communication and PR theory. It is a post graduate qualification and taught me the strategic roles and functions of the public relations practitioner. I find my new knowledge of great...
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