It would be wrong to let today go by without a mention of two very poignant and sad events which are taking place as I write this:
the memorial service for the victims of the North Sea helicopter crash two weeks ago in Aberdeen
and the 20th anniversary service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. We will all have heard members of their families recount their experiences and memories over the last few days. I listened to one mother on This Morning yesterday tell how she had lost both her daughters on that day.
My thoughts are with the families of all the people who lost their lives in either of these terrible events.