Two thirds of divorces come ‘out of the blue’ for children


New research from Marriage Foundation reveals, for the first time, that the majority (60 per cent) of divorced couples were happy with their relationship only a year prior to separation.

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Marriage rates collapse among middle classes


The middle classes are turning their backs on marriage in their droves, Marriage Foundation has found in research published today. Data shows that the trend away from marriage is now spreading from low income groups to families on middle incomes.

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Marriage inequality between rich and poor soars to all-time high


New data analysed by Marriage Foundation shows an alarming widening of the marriage gap between rich and poor. Marriage Foundation found mothers with young children are four times more likely to be married if they are wealthy than if they are poor.

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BBC Radio 4 'Today Programme'

Listen to Paul Coleridge telling John Humphrys why he believes Britian needs marriage here (Today Programme, April 30, begins at 0742). See also our news item here


Harry Benson going head-to-head with Denise Robertson on ITV's This Morning (click on picture for link):

Harry Benson on Channel 4 News (click on picture for link):


MONDAY 30 April

  • 0910 BBC London The Vanessa Feltz Show
  • 1010 BBC West Midland
  • 1040 BBC Newcastle
  • 1205 BBC Humber
  • 1315 BBC Wales
  • UCB (recorded)
  • Premier (recorded)
  • 1940 Channel 4 news


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0820 BBC York

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  • 0930 BBC Radio5Live Nicky Campbell show
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  • 1745 BBC Merseyside
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0900 BBC Radio Ulster