An honourable thing

On Friday 13th March, 2015 a National Service of Commemoration is due to be held in the UK to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. The event is an opportunity for the country to collectively pay tribute to the contribution made by all those who served in Afghanistan and who worked in theContinue reading “An honourable thing”

The Bombardment

Memorial events have been held today in Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough to commemorate a naval bombardment of the towns 100 hundred years ago, by German warships during World War One. Of the three towns Hartlepool was the most affected by the shelling with over 1,100 shells falling on the community during a frantic forty minuteContinue reading “The Bombardment”

Freedom for Palestine

Around 1500 people marched through the centre of Middlesbrough today in a peaceful demonstration to show their support for Palestinians living in Gaza. People from all communities, religions and backgrounds attended the march through the town showing solidarity for the people of Gaza and calling for an end to the military action being conducted byContinue reading “Freedom for Palestine”

Teesside Palestine solidarity campaign

Members of the Teesside Palestine solidarity campaign group gathered in the centre of Middlesbrough town centre earlier this evening to mount a peaceful demonstration to voice their opposition to the current Israeli actions in Gaza.         See more of my work on my website and blogs…..HERE Images remain copyright Ian Forsyth /┬áLondonContinue reading “Teesside Palestine solidarity campaign”

United in grief

Flowers, cards and tributes – including flowers from the club left on their seats in the stands – are brought to St James’s Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club in honour of John Alder and Liam Sweeney. The two lifelong and dedicated Newcastle fans died along with 296 others in the MH17 Malaysian flightContinue reading “United in grief”