Shoreham air tragedy families deserve more - EXPRESS COMMENT

It was a terrible event that will be seared into the spectators' eyes for the rest of their lives. What should have been a happy day out for families turned into a horror show, with repercussions that will continue for decades. Those who lost loved ones or who suffered terrible injuries will never be free of what happened that day.

And so we cannot help but feel slightly uneasy about the not guilty verdict for pilot Andrew Hill.

We totally accept that in the eyes of the law he is innocent, but there is a certain sense that those Shoreham families have not got justice.

They certainly think so, saying that they will fight on and they want answers. That is the least that they deserve.

What happened that day was a horrendous mistake that must never be allowed to occur again.

Andrew Hill has said that he is sorry and this will clearly haunt him for the rest of his life, but the families deserve more than that.

They need answers as to quite how this happened in the first place and the measures taken to ensure that no repeat can take place.

It is time the families' concerns were addressed head on.

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Yesterday was International Women's Day: of course the Daily Express supports it and it is worth celebrating the great strides that have been made in the lives of women and the opportunities open to them.

But is it not the case that women will only truly have achieved equality when there is no need for such a day at all? It is still the case that it's a man's world.

We have heard a lot of stories recently about atrocious male behaviour, about the gender pay gap, about the fact that most FTSE 100 jobs are still held by men, who dominate many walks of life.

In this day and age it's not good enough. People should be judged purely on terms of ability, not gender, and everyone should be treated equally.

More than 100 years on from the suffragette movement, is that really too much to ask?

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So Margaret Thatcher shared an interest with romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland in alternative health remedies. 

Should we be surprised? The Iron Lady dominated the political landscape for over a decade, but iron needs oil to maintain it.

Perhaps it makes sense that in the case of Baroness T, it might have been the cod liver type.

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