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Missing Monday – Corrie McKeague


A few months ago I launched my new series - Missing Monday - where I feature a missing person case, giving them a voice and sharing their story. I'm one of those people that are weirdly interested in crime and particularly missing people so this is something that's really close to my heart. I've also launched a podcast to go with this, so make sure you take a peek at that too. It's launched today and this week I'm talking about two cases - Corrie McKeague and Jennifer Kesse. However, since announcing this series a while ago I've let my blogging game slip and hence this post is a lot later than it was meant to be. But anywho it's here and it's time to get back in the swing of things. Anyway enough…

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Things that we should be taught in schools


  I’ve often thought about the British school curriculum and I’m not sure I will ever understand why certain things are ignored. It also seems a little bit silly that some of the subjects taught seem irrelevant, it’s like a few wires got crossed along the way. These are a few things that I think we should be taught in schools. Politics – the basics // It both baffles and angers me that people are not taught about politics in school because it leaves young people feeling cut off from the political system. I have many friends who chose not engage in politics because they feel that they don’t understand it enough. It’s also incredibly dangerous for people to leave school and enter the adult world without a developed political knowledge because it makes…

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Aberfan memories – a rescue volunteer


Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, an incident which claimed a generation, devastated a community and scarred the country forever. My grandfather was there as a rescue worker and I wanted to share his experiences. I had planned this post to go live during that time but I just didn’t get around to writing it, it’s a hard one to sit and write. I guess I had to be in the right mind frame and over the last few weeks I’ve felt ready to finally write it. I grew up in the Rhondda Valleys which were entirely reliant on coal, much like Aberfan and most of the surrounding area. Coal was central to the community and the towns that line the valleys were built up around them, many named after…