just been killed near me. In what was a political assasination the Vice Mayor of a small town was attacked by gunmen with a bomb. He survived but one other died and a number of others were seriously injured.
Just another event in a conflict affected country that we'll never hear about in the West because our media doesnt regard it important. But it is a reason to be proud of the work of my organisation, International Alert, who try and build peace in situations where I write this from now does in the southern Philippines, south east Asia.
I'm only really sharing this because I feel I need to - it's got nothing to do with Shepherd's Bush, but it is where I am, and it's my blog after all. Back in a week. Just consider how lucky we are to live where we do.
UPDATE: It's just been announced this is the Philippines' first suicide bombing. Not a great first.