Having a regular death count is alarming. Being told people are dying is upsetting and it focuses the mind on prevention. Latest figures pointing to “X” dead in the last 24 hours seems important. The only other time we report fatalities like this is during war. It gives Covid-19 the appearance of an enemy requiring national effort to be defeated.
Anne Dyer: Light a candle, plant a bulb – this year remembrance will be simpler but just as powerful
For many people early November is a time for remembering. While some are busy making preparations for Halloween, decorating their houses, and looking forward to having fun around the idea of ghouls and ghosts, others are remembering the departed in a different way.
Have you any idea what natal philopatry means? I hadn’t a scooby either, but that phrase is being bandied about in this neck of the woods because of the unusual characteristics of tuna.
The veterans of the Vote Leave campaign who now inhabit 10 Downing Street believe one of their key strengths is that in high-pressure situations, they stay calm while others panic.
Campbell Gunn: It is time the MoD started looking for somewhere else to store its obscene weapons of mass destruction
An event on this day almost 60 years ago possibly – probably – saved the world as we know it.
As a Man Utd fan I take much pleasure watching Marcus Rashford on the pitch. He has skill, speed, character, and a tendency to score important goals – one of those rare footballers who can impose his will upon the game.