The kindness of strangers has outshone the callousness of foes, says Andrew Burdett. Here he rounds up the actions of community-minded, everyday heroes.
Category: Current Events
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From Shakespeare’s birthplace, Andrew Burdett presents his review of 2016, “a most dramatic twelve months”.
The UK needs a strong government and equally strong opposition in place to take the country forward in these unprecedented times.
These last 24 hours have been butcherous, thrilling, and entirely unpredictable — the complete opposite of how things felt this time yesterday. What a difference a day makes.
We’ve all known (although inside the bubble no one’s dared admit it) that this election will conclude inconclusively. By the time the sun comes up tomorrow, we really will be nonethewiser as to who the Prime Minister will be.
Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the announcement of the safe delivery of their daughter.
A part of me can’t help but feel disappointed at that Clarkson’s departure: it obviously spells the end for Top Gear in its current guise. But I fully understand why Lord Hall made the decision he did. Really, he had no choice.
One is a female, 21-year-old Cambridge University student. The other is a 55-year-old man, convicted of murder and with a history of drug crime. It would, perhaps, be reasonable to assume that they have little in common – but for a letter, sent by the Long Lartin inmate at the end of last month, after a reading that the student gave during the televised Carols from King’s service “touched [his] heart”.