Rescue workers searched the smouldering ruins of a fertiliser plant for survivors of a monstrous explosion that levelled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.
AMERICANS — don’t you just love them? Actually, by and large, I do. There’s an ugly snootiness in some quarters in Ireland, and Europe more broadly, towards the US and its citizens which was never quite going to be eradicated by the election of Barack Obama. I have written as much before.