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Rise in Divorce Rates Amongst the Over 60s in Scotland

The BBC recently reported that the number of divorces in England and Wales has been falling since the 1990s. However, one age group which has seen a rise in divorce rates is the over 60s. Indeed, the Office for National Statistics noted that there has been a rise of 73% in the number of divorces in this group over the past 25 years.

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Forced Marriage Bill to criminalise protection order breaches

A committee has backed provisions of a Bill which would give Scotland the tightest regulation on forced marriages in the UK.

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Domestic abuse soars over festive period

Figures released by the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) have revealed the shocking toll of domestic abuse in Scotland over the festive season. Police forces across the country recorded 4783 incidents of abuse between 1st – 31st December – around 154 every day.

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