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Aidan Radnedge
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"Never underestimate the power of a simple gesture or that of the humble little snowdrop – a symbol of hope and consolation..."
The message from Lynn Radnedge, who chairs Finchley's CCJ (Council for Christians and Jews) branch, for this evening's Holocaust Memorial service at  St Mary at Finchley ... (See also  Metro  coverage of Holocaust Memorial Day and one survivor's story here:...

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The message from Lynn Radnedge, who chairs Finchley's CCJ (Council for Christians and Jews) branch, for this evening's Holocaust Memorial service at St Mary at Finchley ... Anyone who has ever
suffered a devastating loss or tragedy in their lives often asks...

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The refugee kids who fled terror in Syria and Iraq, now facing a fresh hell in Lesbos detention camps
Forgotten families plucked from the sea after fleeing death and destruction in Syria and Iraq face a miserable Christmas in limbo on the island of Lesbos. Extras and Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen has just returned from a mercy mission to the Greek island wh...

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Ditching of Human Rights Act 'betrays Hillsborough dead'
(Previous Hillsborough blog: “‘B*****ks – no one would have been killed’ – the stridently, chillingly complacent riposte came from the then-chairman of Sheffield Wednesday, yet could have tripped from the lips of many more...”) Families of
football fans kil...

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"Just let me hear some of that rock and Bowl music..."
"The next song we're gonna sing is an oldie, some of you older people remember - it's from last year, and it's called She Loves You..." If John Lennon's tongue was not necessarily always embedded in his cheek then his speaking-voice could invariably give th...

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Humanity remains washed ashore, for all too many more...
A year today: an emotive photo of one tragic child among so many, yet special in being the one to prompt a horrified world to act - or, at least, piously promise so. Yet 12 gruelling months since three-year-old Alan Kurdi died, drowned - and those harrowing...

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"... 'cause I remember ..."
Not all England team-members came away empty-handed when (wait for it) football (almost) came home at Euro 96. Twenty years ago this month, and some 16 years before London 2012’s 70,000 selfless and tireless ‘Games Makers’ became the world’s most acclaimed ...

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Stricken refugees rescued from the Aegean Sea will be looked after better and more safely thanks to generous Metro readers. A fresh batch of supplies has just been delivered to the beleaguered Greek island of Lesbos, funded by thousands of pounds’ worth of ...

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All those Afghan interpreters, British's crucial unarmed forces, merit grateful refuge not dismissive neglect
A young girl brings a letter home
from school from her parents. So far, so everyday, anywhere. Except it’s from the Taliban,
vowing execution for her ‘infidel’ father. His crime? Risking his life – and
those of his family and friends – for British forces. O...

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One year on from Nepal quake, the child victims sold as sex slaves - and the thousands still waiting for help
Girls as young as three are being sold by their families into the sex trade for less than £400 after Nepal’s ‘forgotten’ earthquake a year ago this Monday. The number of children and young people at risk of abuse and slavery is surging amid chaos and desper...
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