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Nearly 80% of same-sex divorces in England and Wales are between women

Wednesday  17:08,   18 october 2017
Quartz

Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in England and Wales since 2014 but some of those have already ended in divorce. And the overwhelming…And the overwhelming majority of these divorces (78%) were among female couples, according to recent[...]

Nearly 80% of same-sex divorces in England and Wales are between women

Wednesday  16:11,   18 october 2017
Quartz

Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in England and Wales since 2014 but some of those have already ended in divorce. And the overwhelming…Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in England and Wales since 2014 but some of those have[...]

All benefits call charges to be scrapped

Wednesday  15:12,   18 october 2017
Sky News

All call charges for people ringing the Universal Credit helpline will be scrapped from next month, the Government has announced.  Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke made the announcement on Wednesday after criticism over call fees of up[...]

Cyclist befriends the driver who left him paralyzed

Wednesday  14:16,   18 october 2017
USA TODAY

<p>The two formed a friendship based on that forgiveness, and each has been instrumental in the other’s recovery since the accident a year and a half ago.</p>Freya Markowski, screaming, jumped out of her car and rushed to the bloody[...]

Police hunt suspected serial child sex offender

Wednesday  13:30,   18 october 2017
Sky News

Police are hunting a potential serial child sex attacker suspected of targeting victims as young as 11. Detectives say an offender with a similar physical description has approached and "sexually touched" his victims before running away.Three of[...]

‘Tragic’ black rhino image wins photojournalist top prize

Wednesday  11:51,   18 october 2017
Press Association

One of the judges said to “make such a tragic scene almost majestic in its sculptural power deserves the highest award”.Brent Stirton won the award for his image Memorial to a Species, taken at a game reserve in South[...]

Family dogs stranded as lorry strikes bridge and topples into garden

Wednesday  11:40,   18 october 2017
Press Association

It is the second time there has been an accident like this outside the house on Coombe Valley Road in Dover.Adam Coleman said he was stuck outside his house in Coombe Valley Road, in Dover, Kent, for hours on Tuesday after an articulated vehicle[...]

Is this the worst council house in the UK? Mum-of-two shocked by state of property where she 'fell through floorboards'

Wednesday  09:55,   18 october 2017
MSN

Dannii Canning hoped she’d found a dream home for her family when invited to look at the property - but she was in for a let down.Dannii Canning, 26, hoped she’d found a dream home for her and children Hunter, six, and four-year-old Fienna when[...]

Amazon Studios boss Roy Price resigns following Weinstein allegations

Wednesday  09:20,   18 october 2017
Press Association

The video head’s move came after he was put on indefinite leave by the company.Amazon Studios boss Roy Price has resigned from his role after becoming embroiled in the string of sexual allegations that have emerged against Hollywood producer Harvey[...]

325-Pound Woman Killed 9-Year-Old by Sitting on Her as Punishment, Police Say

Wednesday  08:40,   18 october 2017
Time

A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.&nbsp;A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as[...]

Richard Branson thwarts £3.7m 'ransom' scam

Wednesday  05:20,   18 october 2017
Sky News

A conman posing as Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon almost scammed millions of pounds out of Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire tycoon has revealed. In a frank blog post, he also spoke of a separate scam, where someone posing as Sir Richard[...]

Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in Paris

Wednesday  05:20,   18 october 2017
AFP

Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in ParisAn eagle-eyed driver has been credited with helping crack the case last week after he spotted a suspicious suitcase being loaded onto his bus as he prepared to drive from Paris to the airport, a hub for[...]

American Author George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize for 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

Wednesday  04:50,   18 october 2017
Time

(LONDON) — American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with “Lincoln in the Bardo,” a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife.&nbsp;The book is based on a real visit[...]

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

Tuesday  18:55,   17 october 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group’s last footholds in the city.</p>The fighting was over and the alliance of Kurdish and Arab[...]

Ireland rugby stars to stand trial on rape charges

Tuesday  18:35,   17 october 2017
Press Association

Two Ireland and Ulster rugby stars are to stand trial on charges of rape, a court has ruled. Paddy Jackson, 25, and Stuart Olding, 24, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Tuesday for a preliminary investigation into the accusations against [...]