What economic crisis Wedding bill rises to 22,000 (and bank of mum and dad foots much of the bill) Average cost has risen by more than 7,000 in a decade Number of guests has fallen by seven per cent from 101 to 94More than half of couples admit they share cost of big day with parents By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 23:26 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 28 March 2013 Counting the cost: The average wedding bill is now almost 22,000 (file photo) Any groom will know that there are some things you just don’t mention to a stressed-out bride.
Comrade Crow says all change at Doncaster… | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 30 December 2012 The strikes on the Tube and some rail networks over the holiday period are a depressing sign of things to come. The website of the RMT, the rail workers’ union, is littered with reports of industrial action from Penzance to Scotland.
We want exemption on gay marriage too: Angry Muslims demand government treats them the same as Church of England | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 18 December 2012 Muslim leaders yesterday criticised controversial plans to allow gay marriages – and demanded they should have the same legal exemption as the Church of England. The Muslim Council of Britain, which represents 500 mosques and community organisations, claimed the law was ‘utterly discriminatory’ and said they were ‘appalled’ by it
Cameron warned he has 'no mandate' to redefine marriage by legalising gay weddingsDozens of MPs and peers sign letter accusing the PM of ignoring public opinionCross-party group say no party promised same-sex weddings in 2010 manifesto | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 David Cameron has promised to pass laws next year which would legalise gay marriage David Cameron is today accused of ‘ploughing on regardless’ with plans to legalise gay marriage in the face of opposition from dozens of MPs and peers. The Prime Minister has insisted he will enshrine same sex weddings in law next year, with legal protection for the Church of England and other religious groups who chose not to opt in.
Labour plays politics with gay weddings | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 16 December 2012 Mess: Prime Minister David Cameron has been criticised for his proposals on gay marriage. David Cameron's messy compromise on gay marriage has come under a siege of criticism