Criminal barristers have gone on strike for the second time over legal aid cuts. The Government is aiming to reduce £220m from the £2bn annual cost of legal aid. The reforms which are to come into force in April have been heavily criticised by those who work in the justice system. Tensions have been rising…

A 28 year old widow has won a legal battle to use her dead husband’s sperm if she wants to have children in the future. Warren Brewer died in February 2012 at a hospice after battling a brain tumour. He had been in a relationship with Beth Warren for eight years, since she was 18…

A woman has been jailed for 8 weeks after she cancelled her brother’s wedding behind his back because she didn’t like the bride-to-be.  Ann Duffy rang the wedding venue that had been booked for the impending nuptials and impersonated her brother’s fiancée, telling them that she wished to cancel the wedding.   Plymouth magistrates’ court heard…

Concealed families are on the rise, new figures from the Office of National Statistics have shown. More homes are being shared between two or more families. There has been a 70% increase in this type of household between 2001 and 2011. The 2011 census showed that there were 289,000 concealed families in England and Wales. In…