Park or panic?

A student at the Universities at Medway campus was outraged recently after receiving an extortionate fine for parking in an unauthorised area of a surrounding street. Flori, an eighteen year old student from the University of Kent, returned to her car mid-last week only to find a ticket on her window demanding £60 for choosing the wrong spot to leave her car.

The killing of Anna Politkovskaya

Anna PolitkovskayaRussian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed two years ago this month, and today the trial of the three men accused of her murder begins in a Moscow military court. I was fortunate enough to interview this fearless, understated woman for Press Gazette a couple of years before she died (you can read it here). She recounted "stories so horrific that one’s hand refused to jot them down” of the appalling treatment that she witnessed of civilians in Chechnya by the Russian military - treatment of which she had first hand experience.