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Liverpool born poet and writer Michael Walsh traces his Liverpool roots back to 1865. This was the year his Irish great-grandmother arrived in the Second City of Empire. His parents were born at the turn of what was to become the most tumultuous century in history. Michael's father, Patrick, fought in three major conflicts before reaching his fortieth birthday. His mother, Kathleen, was a former nun turned gun-running renegade.
On leaving school at 15 years of age, Michael spent 12 weeks at the Merchant Navy School for Sailors in Sharpness, Gloucestershire. During his years at sea, he was to visit and work in over 60 countries.
The journalist and broadcaster since provided articles and columns for numerous magazines and international news media. In 2011 he was awarded Writer of the Year by the publishers of Euro Weekly News, Europe's highest-circulation newspaper of its kind. He has authored, edited and ghosted over 70 book titles.

WORSE THAN THE BLITZ: Inflation is forcing Britons to freeze and starve to save money

The cost-of-living crisis in the UK caused by anti-Russian sanctions has resulted in more residents skipping meals (15%) or freezing at home (72%) to cut costs, writes Sky News, citing consumer protection company analysis. In addition, approximately 2.3 million families had to miss payments on loans, mortgages, bills or rent, and 59% of Britons have tried at least one way to optimize the budget.

High-flying Right-Wing Anti-Sanctions FPÖ gains ground in Austrian state elections as popularity continues to surge

In Austria, the FPÖ party has campaigned against anti-Russian sanctions, Covid-19 lockdowns, and mass immigration. On the other hand, the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) did manage to hang on to the regional parliament in Austria’s southern state of Carinthia, but the country’s high-flying FPÖ opposition party gained ground as its popularity continued to rise in Sunday’s election.

Woke Ladybird Children’s Book thought about the political correctness of the heroes of fairy tales

In classic fairy tales, there is not enough diversity in characters: the main characters are blue-eyed and fair-haired, the villains are old, love happens at first sight, and the princess, when she sees the prince, immediately takes him for a man and refers to him with a masculine pronoun. According to the Daily Mail, this worries experts at Ladybird Books, who have decided to rewrite fairy tales in the spirit of modern trends.