On 3 April 2016, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (a British-Iranian dual citizen) was arrested at the Imam Khomeini Airport (Iran) as she and daughter were about to board a flight back to the UK after a family holiday. She was sentenced to five years imprisonment for allegedly plotting to... Continue Reading →
Myanmar (or Burma) has been in turmoil for years- the crisis is now so bad, it fills our television screens every day. I decided to do some digging into this crisis as soon as I remembered a Nobel prize winner is in... Continue Reading →
South Africa's Daily Sun Paper has reported a new crime wave- the theft of wigs- off your head!! It appears that drug addicts have found a new way of making a fast buck. They snatch them to re-sell at local... Continue Reading →
The battle rages on People taking sides Being put upon To join the fracas To join the tide Relieved to be left alone Only a short respite Despite the fight Right or wrong Weak or strong This battle is of... Continue Reading →
In the early hours of 14th June 2017, we watched in horror as Grenfell tower was engulfed in flames. The sickening accounts of people jumping out of windows or throwing their children ( including a baby) out to safety were... Continue Reading →
Several casualties in London tower block (Grenfell Tower). But they were warned!!!
This is a post with the eerie premonition . Our thoughts and prayers are with the survivors and their families.
It has been very clear for some time to the residents of Grenfell Tower that those responsible for ensuring the smooth running of Lancaster West Estate are failing in their duty of care and wilfully allowing our residential amenity to decline in unacceptable ways.
Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in our landlords failure to deal with a serious health and safety issue that recently developed at the entrance/exit to Grenfell Tower. This matter is of particular concern as there is only one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during the Improvement Works and the potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out!
In recent weeks TMO staff allowed a quantity of household ‘bulk’ rubbish to accumulate, including old mattresses, in the temporary entrance foyer of the…
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(6 word story) London Bridge will NOT fall down. (Not) The End Praise to the brave men and women who risked their lives to keep us safe. Condolences to the victims and their families for this evil, cowardly act. London-... Continue Reading →
During my research, I attempted to Trace the history of great African Revolutionary Women. This is how I stumbled upon Mbuya Nehanda. In 1840, a Mashona woman by the name of Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana was born in the Mazowe District of... Continue Reading →
(#Haibun) My heart goes out to the victims and their families for suffering this heinous crime. Having studied and had two of my children in Manchester, I feel chilled at what other parents are having to go through. The sight... Continue Reading →