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02.12.18

Knife Crime: Peer Pressure, Revenge and Broken Families

Knife crime – Britain has become notorious for it. Some people compare it to the American gun violence epidemic. Most acts of knife violence are committed by 15-25 year old males who come from working...

22.5.16

A Global Threat: the Zika Virus

A US public health official announced that the Zika virus could be “scarier” than first thought.  Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that the virus...

24.3.18

The UK Homeless Problem

How would you feel if you were a homeless person? How would you feel if you didn’t have anywhere to sleep safely and comfortably at night? Perhaps the majority of us just cannot imagine this scenario...

11.5.16

The Syrian War: Who's Involved?

From the moment the world first witnessed the haunting image of the three-year-old boy floating in the Mediterranean sea, the ongoing conflict in Syria has been the front page story in endless papers....

11.5.16

The Syrian Peace Drive – Too Little, Too Late?

Leaders from many countries who attended the meeting at the United Nations in New York on 15 September 2015 have been discussing Syria as the country faces destruction. It was the 70th anniversary meeting...

29.5.17

Is Homelessness Misunderstood?

Homelessness is a very complex issue very often mistakenly simplified. I used to believe that the homeless people I see on the streets in London every day could simply walk down to the nearest town hall...

11.5.16

The Power of Action

This article is quite different from my usual writing. It is less about my experiences and more about the power of action – it is about four wonderful people with rich hearts. I recently visited my old...

11.5.16

We Are Making a Dent in Global Poverty

I vividly remember a lesson in our social studies class at high school in the 1960s. We were shown a picture depicting a military tank filled with lots of very thin black people dressed in rags moving...

11.5.16

A Storm in a China Cup…?

The situation in China is an interesting one. Recent news suggests China is marching the world into a dark blackhole due to its recent economic decline, after it plummets itself into a crunch first. I...

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