The desperately sad story of 16-year-old Elle Trowbridge, who took her own life in April, exposes once again the pernicious world of cyber-bullying and the devastation caused by cruel and vicious comments.
Despite being out of primary school teaching for a decade and a half, the last day of June never fails to stir in me a long-conditioned response – a little frisson of something between relief and regret.
Despite warning of `profound and serious implications' if the political parties failed to reach a deal by last Thursday's deadline, secretary of state James Brokenshire's strategy appears to be simply allowing the talks to limp on.
Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin cannot be serious if they believe silly things like flags, marches, Irish language and the plethora of equally dopey notions of ‘nationality’, are the non issues which endear them to us down here in our bit of land and which compels us to desperately wish to take them to our bosom?
THE faded ghost of Manny Pacquiao being stung and having his belt unfairly confiscated by local ex-suppy teacher Jeff ‘the Hornet’ Horn may have been the headline gig in the open air of Suncorp Stadium in Sunday’s small hours.
Turning on the BBC evening news last week I watched incredulously as some young man bragged about taking over a car park for an Eleventh Night bonfire and somehow he bizarrely tried to claim the moral high ground by saying this action was part of his culture.