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Zooey Deschanel and husband divorce

December 18, 2012 0 comments

Actress and musician Zooey Deschanel has completed her divorce from husband Ben Gibbard, lead singer for US rock band Death Cab for Cutie. The pair became engaged in December 2008 and were married the following September. They announced an amicable separation in November last year and the actress subsequently filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences….

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Same-sex marriage: MPs claim government has no mandate

December 17, 2012 0 comments

Fifty eight MPs and peers have signed an open letter opposing the government’s plans to introduce same-sex marriage legislation. Thirty five Tory MPs and other parliamentarians in a cross-party alliance have put their names to the letter which was published in The Telegraph. The Coalition has planned to introduce legislation to allow religious gay marriage…

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Daughter reunites couple after 30 years

December 17, 2012 0 comments

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A feel good story for Xmas! A Bolton couple have been reunited by their daughter and are remarrying over 30 years after their divorce. Bev Worsnop and Robert Worthington were childhood sweethearts when they were first married in 1975. The couple divorced after five years but have been reunited by their daughter Kelly, 32. Kelly…

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Fewer than 10% of women are stay at home mums

December 17, 2012 0 comments

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Census figures suggest fewer than one in ten women now stay at home to look after their children. The 2011 census revealed that there are currently 1,598,000 stay at home mums in England and Wales, representing less than 10 per cent of working age women. These figures illustrate a significant reduction when compared to 20…

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New report published by Justice Committee on pre-legislative scrutiny of Children and Families Bill

December 17, 2012 0 comments

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The Justice Committee has welcomed proposed changes to family justice in a report scrutinising the draft Children and Families Bill. The Committee does, however, maintain concerns about the clause on shared parenting. The report welcomes in particular the Government’s commitment to cut delays in the care process. It also praises the efforts of several local…

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