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Heterosexual Couple Lose Civil Partnership Case

A heterosexual couple have lost their legal battle to be allowed to enter into a civil partnership. Rebecca Steinfeld, 34, and Charles Keidan, 39, are both academics who live in Hammersmith, west London and are engaged and have been in a relationship for over five years. The couple also have a young son together.

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Age UK Christmas Campaign

Christmas is a time of traditions. We put up the tree, complain about the non-stop Christmas songs on the radio and look forward to spending time with our loved ones. Over the past few years we have become familiar with some very modern Christmas traditions such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Domestic Violence is Given the Red Card

Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid, supported by the Premier League and BT Sport, has launched the Football United Against Domestic Violence campaign to help raise awareness of domestic violence and the sexist attitudes that underpin abuse against women.

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Younger generation have traditional views of marriage and divorce

In an age of short-lived celebrity marriages, widespread divorce, babies being born outside of marriage, and the ever-popular “hooking up,” young people are remarkably traditional about their expectations for love, marriage and children—for both themselves and society at large, according to a new Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults.

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Attainment gap for looked after children “unacceptably wide”

Scottish Government figures show that levels of attainment for many looked after children, in terms of their exam results, are very low in comparison with other children.

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Divorced couples regret not having a prenuptial agreement

As wedding season kicks into high gear, a new survey from America has revealed the importance of pre-marriage financial discussions and prenuptial agreements.

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Should the ring be returned after a broken engagement?

American legal advice website, Findlaw.com, offers advice for couples who have just ended an engagement on the difficult question of whether the engagement ring should be returned. According to the website, with an estimated 15 - 20% of engagements broken off annually, it's a question that's more common than people might think.

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More support for single parents

A non-legislative resolution passed by the European Parliament has called upon members states to provide more support for single mothers.

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CSJ criticises the Government's record on supporting marriage

A new report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an independent think-tank, has criticised the Government's record on supporting marriage and its efforts to reverse high and damaging levels of family breakdown.

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