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What happens during a divorce?

If your marriage has broken down and you’re thinking of divorce, it is important to understand what happens during the divorce process. ‘Divorce’ refers to the official ending of your marriage contract. There are several other matters that will need to be dealt with when you divorce, including the division of your property, financial matters, and arrangements for your children. In this article, we answer several questions on the topic of what happens during a divorce. Click on any of the questions in the list below to be taken to that section. What are the grounds for divorce in England
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Drive Safe: Road Safety Tips for the Most Dangerous Roads in the UK

Last year, an average of 73 people were killed per day on Britain’s roads. The stats come from a report conducted by insurance provider Ageas and the Road Safety Foundation. They highlighted the 40 riskiest roads in the UK which had a minimum of one serious or fatal crash per mile between 2013 and 2016. Find out if you drive on Britain’s most dangerous roads on this interactive map. With shorter days and temperamental weather, winter is one of the biggest times for road accidents in the UK. We’ve come up with some of the most useful road safety tips
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When, where and why young drivers are more prone to Road Traffic Collisions

Young drivers face a lot of pressure to be the safest on the road. While experience may have a part to play in why they are more likely to be involved with road traffic collisions than their older counterparts, studies suggest that young drivers seem to face growing distraction behind the wheel which can cause fatality or serious injury. Key Facts about young drivers and road collisions Injuries from road traffic collisions are the leading cause of death among young people between 15 and 29 years of age according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). 23% of drivers aged 18
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Can I claim compensation for a horse riding accident?

Equestrian injuries can happen in many ways. Anecdotal experience of the horse riding community is that individuals are often very quick to shrug their shoulders either blaming themselves for whatever went wrong or repeating the worn out phrase “It’s just the risk you take.” It is true that all sports and hobbies involve some risk but that does not mean that all level of risk is acceptable. In this and indeed all areas of life, the civil law deals with levels of risk by asking three basic questions:  How likely is it that a particular risk will occur ? If
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Summer holiday road safety tips

Around 17% of British holidaymakers are planning a “staycation” this year. If you’re one of them and you’re travelling by car, then it’s always a good idea to plan ahead with our summer holiday road safety tips… Before you go… One of the best ways to prepare for your road trip is to preview some of the journey ahead of time. Use Google Map Street View to take a look at things such as junctions and roundabouts that you’ve never used before. This can help you familiarise yourself with your surroundings so you spend less time worrying about which lane
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5 most common Highway Code rules people ignore

At the last count, there were 38.2 million registered vehicles on the road, a figure that has increased every year since the end of World War II! But, as we all know, driving comes with great responsibility and skill. Of course, no one is perfect but here are the top five Highway Code rules most commonly ignored by the everyday driver… 1. Double white lines in the centre of the road When the white line nearest to you in the middle of the road is solid, it means you shouldn’t cross it. There are a few exceptions where you can
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#TeamTalk: Ed – platypus, pizza and Impractical Jokers!

Hi Ed! Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with me today. So can you tell us a bit about your background, how did you end up at the National Asbestos Helpline? Hi Helen! So before I started at the National Asbestos Helpline I studied at the University of Lancaster and did a degree in International Relations. I then went on to work for a few different financial institutions but decided after 4 years that I needed a change. So the reason I became interested in the NAH is because asbestos has affected me on a personal level.
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Dash cams: A mini guide

Around 27% of drivers in the UK have a dash cam, according to research by Which. Nearly three-quarters of those drivers thought all drivers should have a dash cam and almost 48% of them said having a dash cam gives them peace of mind in the event of a collision. Thy say a picture paints a thousand words and the same could be said for Dash cam footage! When analyzed correctly they can help save stress and time when trying to establish fault in a road traffic collision. Here’s a little more information on the benefits of dash cams, what
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Brain Awareness Week: 4 brain injury charities you should be aware of

There are over 1 million people in the UK living with a long-term or permanent brain injury. This includes individuals with acquired brain injuries since birth and those with traumatic brain injuries caused by an accident, infection, tumour, stroke or medical negligence. For Brain Awareness Week 2019 we decided to let you know about four incredible brain injury charities everyone should be aware of and the work they do… Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) CBIT is a wonderful charity providing information, support and training to anyone affected by an acquired brain injury in childhood. The charity’s Services Guide connects families
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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is here again, a day claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. But amidst the January blues, non-stop Brexit coverage and threats of snow, there’s been some cracking stories in the news that you may have missed. So to brighten up your day a little bit, here are 11 of the happiest news stories we have found from the past week and a half (in no particular order) that you may not have heard: 41 students from a state school received an offer to study at either Oxford or Cambridge this coming academic year. Brampton
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