A Time For Reflection

The recent media coverage of Charlie Gard has given rise to heightened interest and discussion about children’s palliative care (both here and abroad). The case has created a high level of public consciousness, but sadly this has also led to a lot of misunderstanding or misrepresentation of children’s palliative care by some. The nature of the debate, at times, has ...

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Divorce: Judges Must Embrace A Different Approach

Those who see family court processes as cold and clinical might have had cause for a double-take late last month, when a judge published his verdict in the form of a letter to a teenage boy at the centre of a separation case. The letter, from Mr Peter Justice Jackson, sent to a 14 year-old given the fictitious name of ...

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Making Sense Of The Donald Trump-Russia Mess

The beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency has been clouded by an ever-evolving scandal around potential collusion between his campaign and Russia. All told, there are five investigations into the matter, and from what we can tell publicly, none appears close to reaching a conclusion. But they do appear to be heating up. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that special ...

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Barack Obama's Birthday: 8 Of The Best Donald Trump Burns By White House Photographer Pete Souza

Former President Barack Obama turns 56 today, so people are giving him a lot of birthday love on Twitter. Happy Birthday President Barack Obama !We love you, we MISS YOU and we are oh so grateful for everything you’ve done for us. Keep Smiling ! pic.twitter.com/ahRbFh5v3i — Cassandra Hogan (@Hogan80Hogan) August 4, 2017 @BarackObama HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PRESIDENT!!!! May your ...

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Should the National Trust be handing out rainbow badges to workers?

There can be few people who don’t know that 2017 marks fifty years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England – the anniversary has been honoured by some excellent radio and television documentaries and numerous celebrations in museums and galleries. The National Trust launched a campaign (and a book) called “Prejudice and Pride”, exploring (in their words) “the LGBTQ heritage of ...

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Police helicopter pilots found not guilty of videoing topless sunbathers

Two serving police officers and two police pilots accused of using a force helicopter to film naked sunbathers and people having sex have been cleared of misconduct.  The South Yorkshire crew were on trial accused of videoing a couple having sex on their garden patio and filming people sunbathing topless in their gardens on three separate occasions. Matthew Lucas, 42, ...

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Acid attackers will get life sentence even if they miss their targets, says CPS

Acid attackers could face life sentences even if they do not injure their intended victims under new guidelines.  The Crown Prosecution Service is cracking down on the use of acid and corrosive substances as weapons after a recent spate of acid attacks. Five took place in just 90 minutes in London last month, leaving at least one victim with life-changing injuries and ...

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Switzerland plane crash at summer camp kills two teenagers and the pilot, say police

1/89 August 4, 2017 A family claiming to be from Haiti drag their luggage over the US-Canada border into Canada from Champlain, New York, U.S. August 3, 2017. Reuters 2/89 August 4, 2017 A disabled man prepares to cast his vote at a polling station in Kigali, Rwanda, August 4, 2017 Reuters 3/89 August 4, 2017 ATTENTION EDITORS -People carry ...

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Natalia Sikorska: 'Obviously intelligent' model let off after stealing £1,000 of designer goods from Harrods

An “obviously intelligent” model and student will not face prison time after she was handed a conditional discharge for trying to steal allmost £1,000 worth of clothes from Harrods. Natalia Sikorska was stopped on 5 July before she could leave the upmarket store with items including a Markus Lupfer jacket, a pair of Claudie Pierlot shoes and a Pinko handbag.  The ...

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Irish Prime Minister confronted by students wearing pro-abortion T-shirts during Brexit speech

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will consider holding the so-called abortion referendum in Ireland outside the summer months after student pro-choice campaigners protested over its timing. The Taoiseach has said in recent weeks that the Irish government was planning on holding the controversial vote over the Eighth Amendment in May or June next year or later in 2018. But a student ...

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