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Threats to bonfire removal contractors appalling

While it is evident considerable progress has been made this year in regard to contentious bonfires, the stand off at Avoniel Leisure Centre in Belfast shows that sinister elements are still trying to bring their malign influence to bear.

Claire Simpson: Here's to women who refuse to stay quiet

Claire Simpson
Historian Mary Beard's wonderful book Women & Power begins with an attempt to explain, as she puts it, ”just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously".

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