Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year's Resolutions 2015

It's the end of another year and I am notoriously inconsistent with resolutions. Yet again, I am making a list of aims for the upcoming year. However, this year I'm adamant that I'm not going to fail, and have set what I believe are rather realistic goals.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

News: Two hostages die in Sydney siege

Three people have died in Sydney, Australia after a sixteen hour siege in a café
An Iranian gunman held seventeen people hostage on Monday morning in a Lindt Café, which sent the centre of the city into lockdown. Some of the hostages gradually managed to escape throughout the course of the day, but commandos interfered after gunshots were fired inside the café.

Monday, 15 December 2014

News: NHS workers strike

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers have gone on strike over pay disputes. Nurses, midwives and ambulance staff amongst others walked out for four hours at 7 o’clock this morning in England, and 8 o’clock in Northern Ireland. This will then be followed by up to six days of “work to rule” industrial action.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Nicola Sturgeon is right for Scotland

Alex Salmond has officially stepped down as leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party and First Minister of Scotland. On November 19th, he was succeeded by his former Deputy: Nicola Sturgeon.

Sturgeon was the only person to put herself forward for the role of new leader of the party and country, but was nevertheless the correct choice. The first female First Minister is a popular choice amongst members, proven as she entered her first Conference as leader to a thunderous standing ovation from the audience. Her fellow MSPs agree: numerous have tweeted about their “delight” in voting for her, and Salmond has not been shy in declaring that she will be “outstanding”. Sturgeon will be very different to her predecessor: where Salmond was aggressive, sarcastic and rather divisive, she is humorous, approachable and generally more appealing to new supporters.