On a brighter note we have seen the release of Malala Yousafzai from hospital in Birmingham, where she was recovering from the horrific attack on her by a Taliban gunman in October 2012. Malala was of course attacked for campaigning for the rights of girls her age (15) to continue in full-time education in her part of Pakistan. On a similar theme, this year will mark the centenary of the death of the Suffragette martyr Emily Davison, four days after she was struck by the king's horse Amer at the Derby on 4th June 1913. Emily is buried in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Church in Morpeth, Northumberland. No doubt there will be a number of events later this year to comemmorate her centenary.
Best wishes to all for 2013