What’s driving so many kids to ‘go country’?

18 Mar

In October 2017 my then 12-year-old son and I were idly flicking through our local Walthamstow newspaper when I spotted a missing person’s appeal for a north London schoolboy, aged 15. I sighed, “poor kid, wonder if he’s dead or alive”. But my son said: “I know where he is, look…” He showed me a […]

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Mexico’s bloody drugs mess

16 Mar

The early morning raids were carefully calibrated. Teams of heavily-armed agents donned protective gear in the darkness, then struck at homes in California, Texas and New Jersey using battering rams and bolt cutters. Those analysts watching on screens at the federal command centre in northern Virginia saw scores of gangsters rounded up, along with huge […]

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