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Try looking in the monthly archives. September 2015

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Execution stayed: Beyond reasonable doubt? Really?

 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Glossip.  (pic: Sky News)
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin granted a 37 day stay of execution an hour after the US Supreme Court today (Wednesday) refused to consider new evidence.
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After a long legal fight ending in a 3-2 split decision of […]

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Sombrero Silly Students

 
Oh dear, it’s the silly season again. Well, to be totally honest, students’ union officers at a British university have proved just how daft supposedly intelligent people can be. A prime example of such silliness was in clamping down […]

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Cute toddler’s first steps on artificial leg

Bravery seems to be a recurring subject in my blog in the last few weeks. Now, a little girl is being hailed as being brave, alongside the heroes I have talked about in mountain rescue teams and lifeboat crews.
The little […]

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Live for the future, let the past go

Vicky Balch has every right to be furious with the awful hand dealt to her this year but she really must get a firm grip on her life and look to the future with a new, positive outlook. Otherwise she […]

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In need of love and a safe home

Like many other people who find themselves honoured in some way for their good works, Anne Owen said that being appointed an MBE in the UK’s 2015 New Year Honours was not just for her but also for her family […]

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Strange world of chocolate and religion

 
The Pope addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, while Kit Kat’s shape is fought over in a European court.
Is it me, or has the world got a little stranger over the last few days?
Just take a look at […]

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Support – a question of sport

Nationality and patriotism are areas that can both stir up strong emotional feelings that are mostly for the good but sometimes not.
Of course, the most extreme forms of both are found in times of war or conflict between nations but, […]

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Lifeboat heroes of the sea

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Wright, second coxswain of Pwllheli Lifeboat, died during s rescue. (Pic: RNLI).
Hero volunteers who put their own lives on the line to save the lives of others have twice been featured in the blog in recent weeks – and […]

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What we believe is true, or is it?

This picture caught my attention on Facebook today. It fascinates me, not so much for what it says but the whole concept of different religions in today’s world.
Before starting, let me first of all make one thing clear. I am […]

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Jester Erwyd le Fol is a marketing hit

Whoever had the bright idea that led to Conwy, the walled town not the whole county, appointing its own jester deserves congratulations, commendations and a giant pat on the back.
Additionally, those who were far-sighted enough to agree to it have […]

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