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Person of the Year 2018: Declan Donnelly

Declan Donnelly (Image: Smooth Radio) Every year, TIME Magazine give their verdict on who is their "Person of the Year". It is a hugely iconic feature which recognises the world's biggest moments of the past twelve months and link it to one person or a group of people. The title has given the honours this year to journalists who have either died or been imprisoned, simply for doing their job. One of the biggest cases came from Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi who was brutally murdered in Istanbul in Turkey, creating a diplomatic headache for allies of Saudi Arabia. For the last couple of years, I've done my own little version of "Person of the Year". I mentioned a few names for 2016 because that was a rather tumultuous year and there were several uplifting stories that needed to be recognised. For 2017, I couldn't look any further than Meghan Markle who wouldn't surprise me if she'd be TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" o

Theresa's special number and what she should do with it

Theresa May's challenges aren't restricted to the devolved nations (Image: Leaving the European Union would result in the UK being £394 million better off, every week . This is apparently how much Westminster pays to Brussels for EU membership. If this figure is actually true, it gives the British government a perfect opportunity to layout plans in how they'd spend this huge chunk of money, benefitting the disadvantaged and disengaged members of society. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Theresa May has already set out her plans to spend, spend, spend and I strongly believe it's a wasted opportunity. She's decided to go the " Boris route " and say all of this dosh is off to the NHS. Don't get me wrong, I strongly encourage effective funding towards our Health Service. As I've argued in the past however, throwing money at problems NHS face won't solve the pressures they face on a daily basis. In my view, current inve