Want your marriage to last Live in Dorset! East of the county has highest number of married couples In Wimborne Minster, Dorset, six out of ten adults are marriedTwice the rate of Manchester and some inner London boroughs By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 01:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 It is not the prettiest of towns, nor the wealthiest, but it does seem to possess the secret to a successful marriage. Six out of ten adults in Wimborne Minster are married, the highest proportion in England and Wales and twice the rate of Manchester and some inner London boroughs. ‘East Dorset is the marriage hotspot of the country,’ said David Plumtree, of estate agency Barnard Marcus, which compiled the most married and most divorced districts, based on newly released figures from the 2011 national census
The Prince of cool! Charles hangs with the kids during visit to South LondonPrince met 16-25-year-olds at The Oval home of Surrey CCC They are all involved in his charity The Prince's TrustHe enjoyed jokes and pictures with the boisterous youngsters By Rebecca English PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 25 January 2013 With his valet pressed-trousers, highly polished brogues and artfully arranged pocket handkerchief, he is not the most obvious proponent of street style. Still Prince Charles appeared to be enjoying himself immensely as he hung around the streets of South London yesterday. The heir to the throne was visiting the world-famous Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club, when he encountered a group of young people working with his charity, The Prince’s Trust
Go-wing somewhere Spitfire is half the plane it used to be as Imperial War Museum prepares Battle of Britain aircraft for transfer WWII plane set for IWM in Duxford, Cambs while London branch undergoes major revamp | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 13 December 2012 A spitfire stands forlorn as a wing is removed from its fuselage. But far from heading for the scrapheap, this Mk 1 plane, which flew in the Battle of Britain, is in safe hands.
London calling: From Battersea Power Station to a bird's-eye view of the Thames… award-winning photos of the capital 1,500 entrants in competition to capture the spirit of LondonSnaps include dazzling scenes of Big Ben, Hampstead Heath, Portobello Road and Greenwich | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 5 December 2012 A light trail fizzes across the Millennium Bridge, while in the background St Paul's is barely visible under the night sky. This electrifying image was among 1,500 entries in a photography competition by Beefeater Gin to 'bottle the spirit of London'
The children waiting three years to be adopted: Youngsters enduring long waits despite Government attempts to reduce bureaucracy | UPDATED: 00:24 GMT, 1 December 2012 Battle: The adoption process is still too long-winded Children seeking adoption continue to languish in care for up to three years in some local authorities, official figures revealed yesterday. Delays mean that youngsters endure an average wait of almost 21 months despite Government attempts to reduce bureaucracy. Children’s Minister Edward Timpson yesterday warned the slowest councils they ‘must do better’.