If you really must have 'a life' girls, leave it till the weekend | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 December 2012 The 2011 UK Census found that men are no longer the main breadwinners Who is going to be worrying about the bills that plop on the mat over the next few weeks For once, remarkably, my own peculiar lifestyle choice – to have been richer than my husband – segues nicely into the results of the 2011 UK Census. It found men are no longer the main breadwinners, an astonishing leap: my mum never possessed a cheque book, let alone a paid job. A leading union stated: ‘Employers need to acknowledge the fundamental importance of family-friendly policies as women continue to take on the burden of domestic work and childcare.’ Oh dear.
Spot the sign for pay and display: Picture that helped driver win David and Goliath legal battle with council over a 1 parking chargeJohn Samuels claimed he did not know he had to pay at the Tesco Metro store because the sign was obscuredHe has now won his battle after sending photographic evidenceMr Samuels, 56, said the case had cost him more than the 50 fine but he had contested it as ‘a point of principle' | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 26 December 2012 A motorist has won a six-month legal battle after he was fined over a 1 parking fee.
Gay couples who are in a civil partnership will be able to 'upgrade' it to marriage, complete with certificate, for 100Conversion would see same-sex couple able to change the legal status of their civil partnershipEquality campaigners condemn decision not to allow straight marriages to convert into civil partnershipsTory MP Peter Bone say it undermines marriage | UPDATED: 20:35 GMT, 11 December 2012 Thousands of gay couples in civil partnerships will be able to ‘convert’ their relationships to marriage in return for a 100 administration fee. Around 50,000 couples will be able to change the legal status of their relationship by simply filling in a form and popping it in the post along with a cheque to cover the cost of issuing a marriage certificate. In effect, the change in the law will mean that some gay couples will be able to get married without even having a wedding, with the result that some couples could become married in secret.
Family’s fury after elderly aunt leaves entire 8million estate to next-door neighbour to thank her for buying her bread and milkWidow Betty Harris left entire estate to neighbour as a 'thank you gift'Will caused a bitter legal dispute as Mrs Harris' family challenged in courtMrs Harris complained that her relatives 'all want their bit of money' | UPDATED: 16:20 GMT, 28 November 2012 It is often said that a small act of daily kindness goes a long way. But one lucky Australian could not have expected that her good deeds would land her a multi-million dollar cheque. The next-door neighbour, who helped an elderly widow with her daily chores, was left with a ‘thank you’ gift of eight million pounds