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Fly-on-the-wall couple's 25 years

A couple whose first year of marriage was recorded for a ground-breaking TV documentary series have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Madonna gives Guy £50m in divorce

Madonna has paid former husband Guy Ritchie around £50m as part of their divorce settlement. The pop star's US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg told The Associated Press (AP) the figure included the value of the couple's Ashcombe home in England.

Bitter divorcees 'using children'

Children in England are often caught up in vindictive legal action by divorcing parents, a survey suggests. The research was carried out by law firm Mishcon de Reya among 2,000 divorcees and a similar number of children who had experienced divorce.

Housing dip 'slows divorce rate'

Most homeowners will be disgruntled by falling house prices - but it could be saving their marriage. Property group Savills says there is a strong correlation between changes in house prices and the number of divorces in England and Wales.

Teachers to lead the way in preventing violence against women and girls

Teachers and professionals working with children and young people will have new support and guidance to lead the way in cracking down on violence against women and girls, the Government announced today on International Women's Day.

Gambling addict 'drove over wife'

A civil servant addicted to gambling ran over his wife in an attempt to kill her to avoid losing everything in their divorce, a court has heard. Martin Hewlett, 45, knocked estranged wife Anne, 36, off her bicycle in Worthing, West Sussex, then drove back over her body, leaving her for dead.

Economy 'ends banker divorce row'

An investment banker has ended a row over his divorce settlement, blaming the "financial realities" of the City. The Court of Appeal was told former Goldman Sachs employee Dominic Bokor-Ingram, 40, from Surrey, had been given "dispiriting news" about his bonus.

Green light for pre-nups?

The Court of Appeal has made a ruling representing a giant step forward for the status of pre-nuptial agreements. As the law currently stands in England and Wales, pre-nuptial agreements are not legally binding.

Tax credit 'led to more divorces'

The Working Families Tax Credit, has led to more divorces in poor households, according to new research. Professor Marco Francesconi, from Essex University, says the divorce rate more than doubled in some categories in Britain between 1999 and 2003.

Wife seeks rise in £1.1m divorce

A single mother who lost an appeal against her ex-partner's settlement which included a £1.1m house has vowed to take her case to the European Court. The woman, who cannot be named, was awarded the London house plus an index-linked £75,000 a year in maintenance for herself and her daughter, aged 11.

Season of ill will?

Festive fallouts are as much a part of Christmas as turkey and tinsel, so we're led to believe, making it a busy time of year for divorce lawyers. But is this really the case, asks Chris Bowlby.

Downturn 'puts strain on couples'

The economic crisis is straining people's relationships and leading to a steep rise in couples seeking help, a leading counselling service has said. Relate said it had seen calls jump from nearly 5,000 in October to November last year to more than 7,500 for the same period this year - a rise of 59%.