NEWS DIGEST 20.06.2021: Former UK parliament speaker Bercow defects to Labour, other UK stories

Good morning, and happy Father’s Day to those celebrating. Our news today is from our newest current affairs source, NewsNow. Former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, 58, has defected from the Conservative Party to Labour. Commenting on … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 20.06.2021: Former UK parliament speaker Bercow defects to Labour, other UK stories

NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

Good morning. Our news today comes from Google News. The UK’s opposition Labour Party has said it will not seek major changes to the post-Brexit relationship of the UK with its EU neighbours, the party’s leader Keir Starmer told The … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

Today’s news wrap is brought to you by the main feed of HEMNA’s Twitter account – @halfeatenmind. Music star Sia is facing a backlash from the public after casting Maddie Ziegler, who is non-disabled, to play the part of an … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

NEWS DIGEST 16.08.2020: MV Wakashio disaster fallout, as UK’s Marlow reaps its blessings

  This morning’s News Digest comes from Facebook. The Guardian, a UK liberal-leaning broadsheet, has reported that despite the Bank of England’s new governor, Andrew Bailey, stating that the UK did better than expected economically during the pandemic, his analysis … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 16.08.2020: MV Wakashio disaster fallout, as UK’s Marlow reaps its blessings

NEWS DIGEST 06.06.2020: The battle against coronavirus and police brutality

  Today’s report summary comes from Facebook. The UK’s Prince Charles, who survived an attack of the coronavirus, told the UK’s Guardian newspaper recently that the global pandemic was the world’s chance to ‘reset’ its economy. Speaking at the opening … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 06.06.2020: The battle against coronavirus and police brutality

NEWS DIGEST 25.04.2020: Mourning, questioning, and celebrating in the COVID-19 Lockdown

  Today’s news comes via my own Twitter account at @VShah1984.  In the UK, the Labour MP (member of Parliament) for Slough in Berkshire county and Shadow Railways Minister, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, has paid tribute to his grandmother, who passed … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 25.04.2020: Mourning, questioning, and celebrating in the COVID-19 Lockdown

TRUMP: British actor lays into US presidential candidate

Windsor, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via ITV News As the presidential campaign in the United States heats up with only a month left to go before elections on the 8th November 2016, a well-loved voice from the other side of the Pond has made a few choice words about the controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump, the UK’s ITV News service reported yesterday. Actor and voiceover artist Brian Blessed, famed for his distinctive booming vocals, rounded on the billionaire during a video interview with the ITV channel, in which he described Trump as a ‘total, complete utter moron’ in what ITV … Continue reading TRUMP: British actor lays into US presidential candidate

CRITICISM: A quote by Elbert Hubbard

Embed from Getty Images To escape criticism – do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard Being criticised is not the nicest feeling in the world. It does feel a bit of a downer when you pour your heart and soul into something, a poem, a photograph, a graphic, or a short story, and then someone comes along and criticises. While it may make you want to burst a vessel and bang them over the head with the nearest moveable object, stop and think. While there are plenty of trolls and ‘people-with-nothing-better-to-do’ who criticise your work just to cause … Continue reading CRITICISM: A quote by Elbert Hubbard