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Husband of Pakistani actress ‘won’t divorce her’

March 29, 2017 0 comments

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The fourth husband of a popular Pakistani actress has announced that he will not divorce her after she applied to end their marriage. Thirty-four year-old Noor Bukhari, a former model from Lahore, married fellow actor Wali Hamid Ali Khan in June 2015. Then earlier this week she suddenly announced on Twitter that her fourth marriage…

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Children’s services London partnership to end

March 29, 2017 0 comments

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Conservative councillors in two London boroughs plan to eject a Labour-run authority from a pioneering children’s services partnership. The three boroughs –Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Westminster – have jointly delivered child protection services since 2011. This arrangement has been well-received by the inspectorate Ofsted, who rated two of the three “outstanding” last…

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Former MP ‘sorry for voting against gay marriage’

March 29, 2017 2 comments

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A former Conservative MP has issued a public apology for his vote against the introduction of gay marriage in England and Wales. Sir John Randall was first elected as the MP for Uxbridge, West London, in a 1997 by-election and served until 2015. In a statement to Buzzfeed News, he explained that he had few…

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Poor children ‘forced to move repeatedly’

March 28, 2017 1 comment

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Chldren growing up in poverty struggle with the upheaval of repeatedly moving home, the Children’s Society has reported. The charity examiend the experiences of 60 chldren from underpriviledge families over a three year period. Many complained of being forced to pack up their belongings and relocate multiple times, often starting at  different schools near their…

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£3 billion in child support debt ‘lost’

March 28, 2017 5 comments

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As much as £3 billion in child maintenace debt owed by parents under the Child Support Agency  (CSA) may never be recovered, the government believes. In a new report, the National Audit Office (NAO) reports on the continuing winding down of the notorious agency. The Department for Work and Pensions has been engaged in the…

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Council must pay thousands to father who lost children

March 28, 2017 1 comment

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A local autority had been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation to a father whose children were taken to Australia by their mother. The case concerned a man who had attended the offices of Somerset County Council in Taunton one day and asked for assistance, saying he was unable to work and complaining…

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MPs demand parental leave reform

March 28, 2017 1 comment

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Forty-four MPs have demanded that the government do more to increase take-up of shared parental leave. This policy allows couples to share a year’s worth of leave after they have a child. It was designed to reduce the impact of parenthood on women’s careers. However since the scheme was introduced in 2015, very few people…

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