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News: Wife granted full disclosure in criminal divorce case

October 19, 2012 0 comments

In a recently published case, the former wife of a convicted money launderer successfully applied for full disclosure of documents relating to her husband’s criminal actions. She sought disclosure to support her application to have the financial order issued during her divorce proceedings set aside. This had granted her a lump sum of £270,000. The…

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Children in care asked why they run away

October 19, 2012 1 comment

A new report from Children’s Rights’ Director Roger Morgan highlights the reasons children in care run away from their homes. Children most frequently run to escape problems they see as unsurmountable or to return to a places or people they would prefer to be, according to the report, called Running away – Young people’s views…

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Carven: what goes around in fashion…

October 18, 2012 7 comments

Some of my more fashion-conscious readers may have noticed that when I appeared on Daybreak yesterday, I was wearing a blue Carven dress with a high white stand up collar.   Carven is a particularly fashionable label at present and the white stand-up colour is also very much on trend at the moment. Everyone at…

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News: US state vote on gay marriage looms

October 18, 2012 1 comment

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Next month, the north-eastern US state of Maine could become the first in the country to legalise gay marriage. On November 6, the same day as the elections which will see either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney selected as the 45th President of the United States, residents of Maine will have the chance to vote…

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Thirty years ago this month…

October 17, 2012 4 comments

Exactly 30 years ago this month my husband and I remortgaged our home, and used the money to buy a disused shop in Halton, east Leeds. It was at the end of a row of shops with an empty flat above. The property had formerly been a cobblers shop, and with some help from local…

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