Pictures of people we label 'migrants' are, of course, just pictures of people. Many of them have difficult lives that are not only made up of snapshots of fear and uncertainty, but all those moments in between.
Like a lot of men I've spoken to since hearing talk of women-only train carriages, I feel genuinely offended. Most men I know are good guys. They are loving sons, brothers, fathers and husbands. They respect women and men alike and try to live life in such a way that doesn't upset, offend or intimidate others. Perhaps better ways to deal with this issue would be to think inclusively, increase sex education in schools and even on the Tube. We should be educating people and letting them know this type of anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and will not tolerated by women or men. We should be teaching respect, inclusivity and tolerance, not segregation.
Perhaps if we remembered that in this bleak world of ours Britain shines like a beacon of freedom, tolerance and compassion then we can be proud of ourselves, proud to help others and proud to push the international community to do its best. If we can rally round a positive patriotism about the place we're lucky enough to call home then we can drown-out the anti-British naysayers as well as helping those who sincerely need our help.
By visiting the Jungle, Songs of Praise are getting in there and engaging with one of the most pressing issues in the news today... Christians are not supposed to sit in their pews praying all day, cloistered away from the real world. They are called to roll up their sleeves and get involved.
If Mark was breaking the law then he should have been arrested and punished for his crime, if he had been arrested and charged then I am sure that he would be free today! But he isn't and the question that I cannot get an answer to is, why did he have to die? The jury clearly did not believe the police's version of events in which they say Mark had gun in hand and was about to shoot, they chose to believe that Mark had thrown the gun before he was shot, yet still decided on it being lawful as the IPCC chose not to provide them with any alternative theories.
The unions rejected this fair offer outright and instead demanded more money, the hiring of even more staff - including for ticket offices that customers no longer use - and a 32 hour, four day week. No employer can afford to meet those sorts of demands.
Every time there's a Tube strike, Londoners seem to find their Dunkirk spirit. We put hate to one side and dig deep. We repeatedly hear of amusing commutes, we see funny viral images and memes popping up all over the place. People talk to each other. Keep calm and carry on. This resilience and levity is something we need to remember to in the build-up to yet another strike. There are a lot of reasons, serious, legitimate and convincing ones, to both agree and disagree with striking Tube workers. Yet there's always an emotion underpinning the thoughts of non-Tube staff: Envy.
The fact the UK is making an effort to look after those migrants that make it to our shores is one that should be applauded and make us all proud - but not if you're the Mail on Sunday.
Increasingly, I link from Twitter and now Facebook as much as I go to news brands' own sites. The enmeshing of 'Old' and 'New' moves the speed versus veracity debate on to a more realistic debate of authenticity and engagement on consumers' terms.
You sit back in your armchair, pick up the television remote control and click the screen on. After a moment of warming up, the picture displays itself into your house, with the volume slightly too loud from the last time you were watching telly, and you hurriedly press the minus key to try and get the sound to pipe down a bit. It only works after you smack the batteries on the back and jab a little bit of life into them...
The international students in the UK provide British universities with so much money, it would really not be detrimental to us in any significant way for them to work part-time or find graduate jobs after studying. Many of us Brits love to travel, study abroad, work abroad, and retire abroad. We need to be more open to those who wish to do the same in the UK.
But what about the paywalls? This was touched on in the BBC programme, but no ideas were forthcoming on the question of whether paywalls on news sites can survive or how content providers can afford to keep on publishing news without charging. Why not?
I'm sat in a coffee shop on Brick Lane, desperately trying, but failing to be productive. It's a Saturday in April, and the bitterly cold air is heavy with the sort of enticing energy that can only be formed when the scent of roasting beans, and the fulfilled promise of free wifi collide...
Whilst the London Bombings occurred 10 years ago this month, one only has to look at the cascade of news reports of traumatic events in the UK, and further afield, which affect people from all nations. For those who are affected by PTSD, or indeed by other mental health disorders related to traumatic exposure such as clinical depression, specific phobia or substance misuse, life after traumatic events can be very challenging.
You were lucky enough to have many things handed to you on a plate David. You do not know the struggle of trying to find where you fit in or feeling like a misfit in a society where you 'should' know where you want to be in 5 years time. Please think about the choices you are making.
While Islamic State certainly do have a very sophisticated machinery for pumping out propaganda and promotional material, that alone cannot explain why approximately 700 individuals, including around 60 women, have traveled to Iraq or Syria with the intent of joining Daesh. Focusing on grooming strategies masks deeper worries.