While it has always been known that, for a variety of reasons, historic buildings can present fire risks, it has taken the appalling level of damage caused to Notre Dame in Paris to demonstrate the full scale of the threat which exists.
Among the most ludicrous claims made by prominent figures on the Leave side before and after 2016 Brexit referendum was that the UK was facing a wonderful opportunity to create new trade pacts across the EU and other key regions.
A LEADING charity working to help tackle the problems of addiction will today hold a conference marking 40 years in the field and some of the statistics to be highlighted at the event are truly frightening.
It is depressing that, more than three months ahead of the Twelfth of July period, efforts have already been made to stir up tensions in an area which has been the scene of regular bonfire controversies in recent years.
The new legislation which came into force yesterday confirming the notorious prescription drug Pregabalin as a class C controlled substance was fully justified and should arguably have been introduced at a much earlier stage.
WHILE politicians at Westminster continue to be divided over the whole Brexit question it is impossible to say with any certainty what the eventual outcome of this confused and confusing process will be.