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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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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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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Current Affairs Round-up: Goals, hopes & achievements

Happy new year! Yes, I know it’s already well into February – but I’ve been away for ages and I’ve not done one of these since last year. So you’ll have to bear with me because between having two small people to look after now (yep, that’s what I was busy doing) and negotiating a…

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Current Affairs Round-up: Term-time holidays

This month I want to talk about term-time holidays – it’s one that does or will affect every one of us, after all. On April 6th the Supreme Court ruled against Jon Platt – and there was a lot of strong feeling about the result. I’ll be frank, when I initially read about it, I…

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