Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lights for Rights

According to WHO 2008 records there are now 33.4 million people living with HIV, An estimated 2.7 million were newly infected with the virus and 2 million died of AIDS the same year. Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most heavily … Continue reading

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I will

This morning the Metro printed that, allegedly, Peter Boardbent, Bishop of Willesden in West London, reported on Facebook that the marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton would last only 7 years. I don’t ‘do’ Facebook so I don’t know if … Continue reading

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‘All the Blood in My Viens’

Earlier in the week I was talking about young carers and listened yesterday to the afternoon Play on Radio 4.  Radio 4 has commissioned two Afternoon Plays, in conjunction with BBC Children in Need.  Katie Hims who wrote the plays worked with … Continue reading

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A childhood of caring

This week Radio Four has been covering the issues related to young carers.  They published a report today which showed that there are four times more young carers in the UK than are officially recognised. One in 12 of the … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

Yesterday, like many, I spent the time around 11am standing in silence.  I was encouraged that every year since moving to Sutton the numbers of people who gather around the memorial in Manor Park has grown and amongst the group … Continue reading

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Olives and Olive Branches

When I visited Jerusalem earlier this year I was struck by the olive groves.  Their characteristic silvery green leaves and typically gnarled and twisted bark made them stand out against the dust of Israel- Palestine. I am told that as … Continue reading

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A caring society?

“The healing touch” by Michele Angelo Petrone Yesterday my local MP and Care Services Minister Paul Burstow was speaking on  Panorama (November 1st 8.30pm BBC) about the need to reduce the use of anti-psychotic drugs for dementia patients. He suggested … Continue reading

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