THOUGH it has never held a less-than-prominent place in modern western thinking, the turbulent political and social events of the past few years, perhaps exemplified most clearly of all by the tragic and horrific attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, have moved the issue of Free Speech — and by extension, freedom of expression — to the very forefront of our consciousness.
A British man and his wife, who feared their baby had been swapped at birth and sold to human traffickers in El Salvador, have been reunited with their son, after authorities tracked down the child by ordering other new mothers to have their babies DNA-tested.
Two brothers have been reunited after spending almost eight decades unaware of each others existence. Frederick, 80, and Jimmy O’Donnell, 78, were born in separate mother and baby homes in the 1930s. They moved through a series of homes before settling in Britain.