Toddler Acid Attack: Why sparing the boy wouldn’t have spared him at all

On the 21st July this year, an incident occurred which terrified parents up and down the country, and horrified anybody with an ounce of humanity. A small, innocent, vulnerable boy had a corrosive substance deliberately thrown in his face by an adult. I cannot believe I just typed that sentence; never did I imagine that…

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Diplomacy is more important than the NHS crisis

Emotional intelligence is a really valuable asset – nobody likes a lack of tact, obviously. But lately there’s been what I’m coining ‘inverted prejudice’. I’m referring to circumstances whereby victims of perceived prejudice rally to such an extent that it’s turned on its head towards the initial perpetrator. And as an extention of that situation,…

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Current Affairs: The royal wedding & GDPR

Hello, hello. It’s June, and we’ve recently had the biggest event of the year so far: my baby has just turned a year old – how the heck did that happen?! Well it was pretty momentous for me, but I am of course referring to The Wedding. To be honest, I’m not much of a…

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Current Affairs Round-up: School placements & Kategate

Wow, what a month it’s been – beautiful sunshine, bright blue skies…wait, no; that did happen – then I blinked and it was over. Back to the reality of cold, dank days and the impossible task of filling your children’s every waking hour with indoor fun. Or not, because actually April saw many of us…

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Book Review of From Mother to Daughter: The Things I’d Tell My Child

Everybody who knows Katie Piper has nothing but respect and admiration for her and – let’s face it – unless you’ve been living under a rock then you will definitely know who she is. What you may not be aware of is that she’s just released a new book, From Mother to Daughter: The Things…

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Current Affairs Round-up: Pregnancy & maternity discrimination

Surprise surprise – pregnancy and maternity discrimination is back in the news again. It’s rather demoralising that 100 years on we’re still having the same damn conversation. But I’m pleased to be able to say that we’re doing so eloquently, and we have an audience, and people are listening. And best of all we’re effecting…

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