Oh well, another tumultuous year almost done and dusted,and what a year it's been: rumours of war, civil unrest, terrorist outrages, extreme weather events, human suffering on a massive scale - I'll be glad to put 2015 behind me and hope that 2016 isn't quite as exciting.
This'll be the last e-news for the year. I'm off on a long break to spend time with family and loved ones, and just remind myself there's more to life than the day's news headlines. I might even turn off my devices.
The Westender extends its sincere season's greetings to all our readers, advertisers, contributors and supporters, and wish you all a safe, healthy and loving Christmas.