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Marriage makes you happier, according to new study

16th May 2019
James Mildred

Marriage and health are better indicators of personal happiness than how much money you earn, according to a new survey by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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Modern Slavery laws used to convict gang members in landmark case

15th May 2019
James Mildred

In a landmark case, three gang members from London have been convicted of human trafficking offences after they used children to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire.

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Lifetime divorce risk for newlyweds lowest since 1969

14th May 2019
Jonathan Williams

To coincide with National Marriage Week 2019, the Marriage Foundation commissioned data from the ONS that enabled them to calculate and project divorce rates for each ‘year of marriage’ since 1963. 

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Thousands join Pro-Life march in London

14th May 2019
James Mildred

Last Saturday saw the March for Life 2019, with thousands of people taking to the streets to march on Westminster, to urge the UK Government to respect the value of life.

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Royal College faces potential reprimand over assisted suicide stance

13th May 2019
James Mildred

The Charity Commission has written to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and expressed concerns about the manner in which the College dropped its historic opposition to assisted suicide.

Watching porn on buses should be banned, say MPs

9th May 2019
James Mildred

Watching porn on buses could soon be banned under plans being considered by the Government. Bus conductors and the police could also be given new powers to tackle those who watch explicit material on public transport.

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New legal bid for assisted suicide

9th May 2019
James Mildred

A new legal challenge to the law that outlaws assisted suicide was launched this week by Paul Lamb, 63, who was paralysed from the neck down following a car crash around 30 years ago.

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Gambling industry fails to meet target for charity donations

7th May 2019
James Mildred

There were fresh calls for the Government to introduce a mandatory levy on gambling firms after research by GambleAware showed bookies had fallen short of a target of £10million in voluntary donations that funds treatment and research.

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Peers consider proposals to create a safer internet

3rd May 2019
James Mildred

On Tuesday, Peers debated the Government’s Online Harms White Paper which presents detailed proposals to help make the internet safer.


Stronger families crucial to prison reform

29th Apr 2019
Jonathan Williams

A report released today by the think tank the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has outlined how strengthening families and relationships is a central plank of prison safety and reform.[i]