Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Another fire horror! 45 dead in central Portugal as forest fires "with great violence" explode during heatwave of 40 C (104 F)

After a horrendous tower block in London killed more than a 100 people earlier this week another tragedy is unfolding in central Portugal
The death toll in forest fires in central Portugal has risen to almost 50 and expected to rise, says Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
The majority died while trying to flee the Pedrogao Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government. Several fire fighters are reported to be among about 20 people injured.
"We are witnessing a terrible tragedy.
So far, 45 deaths are confirmed and the death toll may rise further," said Mr Costa.
Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes earlier said that three people died from smoke inhalation and 16 died in their cars on the road linking Figueiro dos Vinhos to Castanheira de Pera.
It is not yet known what caused the fire, which has also burnt down houses in the area.
About 60 forest fires broke out across the country overnight, with 1,700 firefighters working to put them out.
The flames spread "with great violence" on four fronts, Mr Gomes said.
Spain has sent two water-bombing planes to help tackle the fires.
It is not yet known what caused the fire, which has also burnt down houses in the area.
However Mr Costa said dry thunderstorms could have been one possible cause.
Portugal has been experiencing a heatwave, with temperatures over 40 C in some areas.