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A new channel 4 programme has been criticised for televising strangers getting married. The new show, called Married at First Sight, will involve couples meeting for the first time at their own wedding. The participants will take part in what channel 4 has described as a “legally binding” ceremony and will then live together for…

Jeremy Clarkson is set to divorce from his second wife. The famous Top Gear presenter and Frances Cain married in 1993 and went on to have three children together. After over 20 years of marriage the union ran into difficulties after Clarkson was linked to various different women, in particular, an assistant working on Top…

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against introducing gay marriage for the third time. Northern Ireland is the only region in the UK that has not legalised same sex marriage. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, was passed in July 2013 making gay marriage in England and Wales legal.  Similarly, Scotland passed new laws permitting…

The Hollywood actress Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison. Ms Hedison is an actress and photographer who started dating Jodie Foster a year ago, reports say. The latest gay celebrity wedding took place last weekend, although the location of the ceremony is not known. However, since Ms Foster lives in California, one of…

A new study has shown that 22 percent of people marry expecting to divorce at some point in the future. The reasons people gave for believing that their new or impending marriage might not last forever included that they “didn’t think it happened in today’s world” (44 per cent); the presence of “too many external…

Elton John is to marry his long-term partner David Furnish. The couple are already in a civil partnership but want to take their vows now that same sex marriage is legal in England and Wales. The pair held a lavish civil partnership ceremony in 2005 in Windsor, but David Furnish told the Las Vegas Review-Journal…

The plans to make prenups legally binding in England and Wales could have benefits for British expats. Prenuptial agreements are legally binding in other European countries as well as the United States. The government is currently considering the recommendations made by the Law Commission last month, which suggested that prenuptial agreements should become legally binding…

The welfare minister Lord Freud has stated that family breakdown in Britain could cost the taxpayer £46bn. In an article for The Telegraph the welfare minister stated that the government had a ‘clear duty’ to strengthen families. He also emphasised the importance of marriage, stating that matrimony should be ‘put back in its rightful place’…