Now, what price an apology? 'Sorry seems to be the hardest word', according to Elton John. It's certainly a hard word to say and really mean, but it's not a hard word to say. Most of us say it numerous times a day and don't really mean it. Am I sorry it's a short blog today? Not really, to be honest - sorry...I meant it that time! So, how hard was it for two teenagers who threatened, harassed and assaulted staff at shops in East Ham to say sorry to their victims? It depends if they meant it and only they can answer that, but they've written letters of apology as part of their punishment. We'll find out later what their victims made of the letters. And feel free to contribute your two-penneth in the usual fashion.
Talking of apologies, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said sorry for William Gallas' horror tackle in last night's 4-2 win over Bolton. That's massive news. I mean, it was an absolute shocker of a challenge that saw Mark Davies stretchered off and how Gallas wasn't shown a red card, I'll never know. I've got a lot of respect for Arsene Wenger, and well done Arsenal for going top of the table, but he does have a history of selective eyesight when it comes to this sort of thing. So, fair play to him - apology accepted Arsene. But then, I don't suppose it was directed at me, really?
Also tonight, Lucy catches up with Sir Ian McKellen and Matthew Kelly who are starring in Samuel Beckett's groundbreaker, 'Waiting for Godot' at The Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
Matt and Katie
PS - I've just watched the interview Arsene Wenger gave on Match of the Day last night and it goes as follows...
Question: "Owen Coyle (the Bolton manager) feels that William Gallas 'assaulted' his player. What do you make of that?"
Arsene Wenger: "I don't think so. If it was like that, I regret it and I'm sorry but it didn't look like that during the game."
Hmmmm. Sing it again, Elton. Not sure the message has quite got through, yet!