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Education gap between North and South ‘getting wider’

December 5, 2016 0 comments

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There is a broader gap between the quality of the education provided in the north of England and the rest of country than ever before, Ofsted has claimed. The inspectorate’s newly published annual report contrasts the quality of the primary and secondary education provided in the North and the Midlands with that elsewhere, concluding that…

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26-year marriage of convenience is ‘null’

December 3, 2016 1 comment

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The Family Court of Malta has declared that a couple’s 26-year marriage is “null”. Despite the amount of time they were together, the couple were not motivated by love but by convenience, the Court heard. The wife’s first husband and her father had died within five months of each other and her mother had pressured…

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Toddler can receive blood treatment, High Court rules

December 2, 2016 1 comment

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A two year-old boy with failing health can receive blood treatment despite the reluctance of his parents,  the High Court has ruled. In An NHS Foundation Trust v T, the youngster, referred to as ‘Child T’, had an abnormally low blood platelet (cell) count which doctors believed was related to problems with his bone marrow….

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Bangladesh’s child marriage bill ‘a huge step back’

December 2, 2016 0 comments

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Human rights groups have criticised proposed legislation designed to deal with the problem of child marriage in Bangladesh. Although the bill would make marriage illegal for any man under 21 years old and any woman younger than 18 there are significant problems, according to international advocacy organisation Human Rights Watch. If enacted, anyone who marries…

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Former boyfriend sabotaged bride’s wedding

December 2, 2016 1 comment

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Police in the Indian metropolis of Mumbai have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man who allegedly sabotaged the wedding of his former girlfriend. The 26 year-old, from the western suburb of Jogeshwari , had been in a relationship with a local 22 year-old for around a year, the Hindustan Times reports. She…

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