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Unhappy marriage can lead to weight gain

October 25, 2014 0 comments

obesity, marriage, depression

An unhappy marriage can lead to obesity, a new study has suggested. Researchers from Ohio State University found that people with a history of depression can end up gaining a significant amount of weight if they experience marital trouble. The study examined 43 married couples, who had all been married for at least three years,…

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£50m set aside to help poor children

October 24, 2014 0 comments

children, education

The government has announced a £50 million fund to help three and four year-old children from low-income families falling behind in school. Up to £300 per child will be made available to schools, nurseries and child minders in an attempt to “narrow the attainment gap” between children from different social backgrounds. Nurseries will be allowed…

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Child to be adopted by separating couple, by Katie Kilburn

October 24, 2014 1 comment

Child's hands

The High Court has given a couple permission to adopt a child, despite the fact that they separated since their application began. The child is three years old and had been placed in local authority care from birth. After spending some initial time in foster care, this child has been with the prospective adopters from…

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Government to take action on looked-after children

October 23, 2014 0 comments

children

The Department for Education (DfE) has pledged to take steps to improve conditions for looked-after children. This came following the Consultation on Looked-after Children: Improving Permanence, which ran between September and November last year. Proposals from the consultation included setting up a system which would allow children who wanted to remain with their foster carers…

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Imprisonment for a debt, by John Bolch

October 23, 2014 0 comments

handcuffs

Anyone with any knowledge of history will tell you that debtor’s prisons are, thankfully, a thing of the past, something you will only come across in a historical novel. You can no longer be sent to prison for debt. Well, that’s not quite true. Whilst the Debtors Act 1869 did abolish imprisonment for failure to…

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