Children with no nationality on UK streets

November 8, 2012 0 comments

Investigators for BBC TV programme Inside Out London have uncovered evidence of hundreds of ‘stateless’ homeless children in major cities across the UK. Many travelled to the UK legally but later lost contact with their families or were thrown out. Without official registration they cannot access benefits, education or apply for council housing. According to…

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US states vote for gay marriage

November 8, 2012 0 comments

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Three US states – Maine, Maryland and Washington – have become the first to vote for the legalisation of same sex marriage. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, voters rejected a constitutional amendment which would have banned same sex matrimony. Tuesday’s referenda took place on the same day as the presidential election, were the 33rd time the issue…

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Wedding day outburst costs Brazilian man £15,000

November 7, 2012 0 comments

A Brazilian groom has been ordered to pay £15,000 in damages to his former wife and mother-in-law after he told all 400 guests at their wedding that she was no longer a virgin. Shortly after the marriage ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Jose Proenca Alves admitted to all 400 wedding guests that he his new…

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Post divorce relationships and children

November 5, 2012 0 comments

Many people whose parents split up during their childhoods will remember the mixed emotions they felt when their parents began seeing other people. For younger children, Mummy or Daddy’s new friend is an unknown quantity, a slightly scary stranger in the nest. They may be torn between resenting the new person and wanting to relate…

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MPs consider asylum and children

November 4, 2012 0 comments

A cross-party panel of MPs have launched an enquiry into how the Home Office asylum support system affects the lives of children and young people. The group, chaired by Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather, will explore whether the system protects the welfare of children and young people, taking evidence from a number of organisations involved…

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Demi Moore divorce stalls

November 3, 2012 2 comments

Actress Demi Moore, has yet to begin divorce proceedings against her third husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, a full year after the pair separated, according to reports from the US. Kutcher has is also reported to have made no moves towards ending the marriage. However, sources quoted by celebrity site TMZ dismissed reports in the New…

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North west children in care visit university

November 2, 2012 0 comments

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Fifty-five teenagers currently in residential or foster care visited Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) earlier this week to explore the campus and learn about the special support available at the university to care leavers. The visiting children heard from both care leavers currently studying at the university, as well as care leaver graduates. They discussed…

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Childcare costs mean work doesn’t pay for many parents

November 1, 2012 4 comments

If there is one lament you hear more than any other from the parents of young children it is not tantrums, stress or sleepless nights: it is the spiralling cost of childcare, and a new report from research and policy organisation the Resolution Foundation shows just how dire the situation has become for many. Families…

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