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It’s not just in Hollywood!

Harvey Weinstein is used to being the centre of attention – but this week the movie mogul finds himself on all the front pages for all the wrong reasons. It seems ‘everyone knew what he was like’, but until now nobody dared to say anything. But the flood gates have opened and now allegations of […]

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Who will look after my affairs when I can’t?

With the increase in cases of dementia, it’s a problem more and more families have to face. What can you do if someone is no longer able to cope with financial matters or make decisions about personal care? Can you step in and take over? And what if you want to prepare for the worst […]

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Long Lost Family

  You’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the ITV programme ‘Long Lost Family’. Stories often revolve around people separated by adoption. In the old days, adoption was often kept a secret, even hidden from the adopted child himself. Adoption represented a clean break between the child’s old life […]

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You cannot believe everything you read . . . . . . . . . . .

‘Christian child forced into Muslim foster care’ screamed the headline in The Times. The story resonated with so many stereotypes – children being snatched away from their families by social workers, local authorities putting political correctness over child welfare as well as the disturbing undercurrent of anti-Muslim sentiment. Just one problem – it wasn’t true. […]

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Civil partnerships for all?

The road to gay marriage was a long one. One step along the way was the Civil Partnership Act 2004 which gave formal recognition to same sex couples without conferring the full status of marriage. The campaign continued until finally the goal was achieved with the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. […]

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