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February 2017 Newswire  

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  Court of Appeal throws out divorcee’s case


A woman who gave up her career as a head teacher after marrying a wealthy doctor has lost a legal fight for compensation.

Katriona MacFarlane had walked away from a burgeoning career at a school in Derbyshire in 2005, claiming her husband James had pledged to look after them both.

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  First-time buyers must find almost £20k


Recent figures released by Halifax suggest that the average first-time buyer in Yorkshire is now likely to be approaching their 30th birthday.

The building society’s research suggests that people living in the region today are typically 29-years-old when they put a first foot on the property ladder. This compares with 27 in 1983.

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  Criticism over “hidden” tax on care home residents


Those care home residents who cover their own bills are increasingly shoring up a sector whose finances are under growing pressure, new research has suggest.

A market analyst for the healthcare sector has estimated that the fees which are paid by the average resident are around £100 less than the actual cost of their care.

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  Couple campaign for a change to civil partnership legislation


A recent study has claimed to have uncovered disturbing evidence of female workers around the UK having to submit to “sexist” dress codes.

A report prepared by MPs suggests that many women have been told to dye their hair blonde, wear shorter skirts and touch up their make-up by bosses.

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  Council admits “big problems” in private rented sector


A local authority in Yorkshire has stepped up its efforts to tackle rogue landlords, admitting that there are growing concerns about individuals not fulfilling their responsibilities.

Leeds City Council said it would be looking to take action against those in the private sector who are flouting the law.

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