WHERE THERE IS DOUBT….

“Beware The False Allegation” This is a response to all those who all those, on social media and elsewhere who are calling for another Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse. An open invitation if you will, which invites you to discover for yourselves, some of the background which led to one of the previous, and indeed the biggest inquiries, that this country has witnessed thus far. If anyone still has the slightest interest in the North Wales abuse story for example […]

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STEREOTYPES….

The stereotypical image of an ex-care home kid normally singles them out as being a deeply troubled individual, destined to live out the remainder of their lives in the shadowy world of alcohol/drug abuse and petty crime. This is partly true, as many care leavers, do of course leave the care system and end up drifting aimlessly, living hand to mouth on the fringes of society. Some end up in prison, some disappear completely and some have even died before […]

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FIRE & WATERHOUSE….

  October 26th 1996 “There was a scene of total devastation after a fireball ripped through a suburban street yesterday. Eighteen homes were destroyed in the searing heat. Twelve were severely damaged. Dozens of cars were burnt out, tarmac and road signs melted and more than 100 residents were evacuated. But though eight people were taken to hospital, no-one was seriously hurt. The fire broke out in a Pickfords furniture warehouse in Hoole, Chester, at about 1.30am. Firemen called it […]

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