Maureen O’Hara is Ireland’s most famous redhead was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford before she became the “Queen of Technicolor” in various swashbuckling adventures. Never even nominated for a competitive Oscar, but deservedly received an honorary award in 2014. … More SOME SURPRISES IN THIS LIST OF ‘GREAT ACTORS’
To help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, schools and local authorities will have flexibility to redirect some of this Challenge Authority and Schools’ Programme funding from existing plans to best support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families, with a continued focus on equity in education. … More CLOSING POVERTY-RELATED GAP DEFINES MISSION
When Winston Churchill was described at my primary school as a hero, at first I assumed there must be some confusion. My father is Kurdish, and at home Churchill was known for his view on using chemical weapons against Kurds: … More IS PUTTING UP STATUES TO PEOPLE A GOOD IDEA?
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Chief Executive Shona McCarthy said: “This funding is a life raft to the Fringe Society, enabling us to properly support the extensive ecosystem of artists, venues and businesses who rely on the Fringe. … More CASH SUPPORT BOOST FOR THE FRINGE SOCIETY
Bishops appoint new Vice Rector for Scots College in Rome Father Nick Welsh has been appointed Vice-Rector of the Scots College in Rome. By Democrat reporter A new Vice Rector has been announced for the Pontifical Scots College in Rome, where a number of students from West Dunbartonshire trained for the Catholic priesthood. Fr Nick … More ROME POST FOR BORDERS PRIEST
In Ulysses, Stephen describes his father, Simon, in words that fit Joyce’s father, John Stanislaus Joyce: “A medical student, an oarsman, a tenor, an amateur actor, a shouting politician, a small landlord, a small investor, a drinker, a good fellow, a storyteller, somebody’s secretary, something in a distillery, a taxgatherer, a bankrupt and at present a praiser of his own past.” … More BOOK REVIEW: SPECIAL READ FOR FATHER’S DAY
Sir Derek revealed that Dr Caskie, who was nicknamed the Tartan Pimpernel by the BBC, ensured that families in Britain were aware that their loved ones were still alive. … More BOOKS: THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL
It is too soon to conclude what the eventual totals of excess deaths may be, and it may take months if not years to analyse exactly how well different nations were able to handle the pandemic. The excess death measure arguably gives a clearer indication of how badly affected countries are by Covid-19 than total figures, or death rates purely from the virus itself. … More EXCESS DEATHS MAY BE A BETTER WAY OF ESTIMATING IMPACT