Policeman ‘targeted’ ex-wife’s divorce lawyer

May 23, 2017 2 comments

family law

A Norfolk police officer who deliberately targeted his ex-wife’s divorce solicitor has been sacked. In October, the policeman stopped the lawyer’s vehicle and issued her a ticket for failing to wear a seatbelt. A recent misconduct hearing at the Norfolk Police’s headquarters in Wymondham was told that he “knew that she was a solicitor who…

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Instagram ‘has worst effect on mental health’

May 20, 2017 2 comments

mental health

Popular photo sharing app Instagram has a more negative effect on the mental health of young people than other social network according to new research. Released in 2010, the mobile app’s initial focus on instant image processing to give a distinctive, often retro look proved highly popular and following meteoric growth Facebook acquired Instagram in…

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Millions to combat loneliness

May 19, 2017 0 comments

youth work

A £1 million pound grant from a  youth charity set up by the government will be devoted to projects designed to counter social isolation and loneliness. Step Up To Service works to promote community involvement and volunteering amongst young people. The funding, from its #iwill Fund, will go to another charity, the Co-op Foundation. Inspired…

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‘Misogyny’ defined as hate crime in North Yorkshire

May 16, 2017 16 comments

family life

North Yorkshire has become the second county to officially recognise ‘misogynistic’ behavior as a hate crime. Following the lead set by Nottinghamshire last year, England’s largest county has declared that a range of actions directed towards woman and girls by some men and boys will fall within this new category of offence. In addition to…

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Parents hit £1.2m target for child’s treatment

April 3, 2017 2 comments

family law

Parents of a baby boy with a life-threatening genetic condition have raised £1.2 million for an experimental treatment. The boy was born last August but began to lose weight and strength when he was just eight weeks old. He was admitted to hospital where he was diagnosed with ‘mitochondrial depletion syndrome’. This is an extremely…

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MPs demand parental leave reform

March 28, 2017 1 comment

family law

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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Government to slash bereavement benefits

March 17, 2017 0 comments

family law

Bereaved families could find themselves up to £12,000 worse off following government cuts to benefit payments. This week the House of Commons voted in favour of the new Bereavement Support Payment Regulations. Under these rules, parents who have lost their partner will only be entitled to support for 18 months. Currently, when a parent is…

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Refuge for a day from a media in meltdown

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December 25, 2016 6 comments

father's rights

On Christmas Day may we all be protected, if only for a short while, from a media in meltdown. Up here in the real world, far removed from all those terribly important and influential political reporters, inhabitants of Luvvie London,  Christmas is finally here and hurray for that. No doubt most of us will be welcoming…

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Taliban murder woman for divorcing husband

December 21, 2016 1 comment

divorce

Taliban guerrilla fighters murdered an Afghan woman for divorcing her husband and marrying another man according to local reports. The victim’s husband had supposedly authorised her divorce while working in Iran. She duly married another man and set up home with him. But when her first husband later returned to Afghanistan he denied consenting to…

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