UK lone parent capital of Western Europe

10-Oct-2014

Latest data shows the UK has the highest rate of family breakdown in Western Europe. Figures calculated by Eurostat, the EU’s primary statistics body, and uncovered by The Marriage Foundation show that, for the first time, the UK has the highest proporti...

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Marriage Foundation responds to the Prime Minister's 'family test' announcement

18-Aug-2014

Marriage Foundation welcomes the Prime Minister's support for the family but warns that without explicit support for marriage, the new initiatives will have little or no impact on family breakdown.

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Penelope Leach's 'Family Breakdown'

23-Jul-2014

Paul Coleridge writes in his Foreword to this new book: "This should be obligatory reading for anyone even contemplating the ending of a relationship where children are involved."

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Nearly half of today’s 20 year olds will never marry

06-Jun-2014

MF research shows 47 per cent of women and 48 per cent of men aged twenty will never marry.

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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



TV


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):






Radio

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

TUESDAY 1 May

  • 0710 BBC Cumbria
  • 0720 BBC Three counties
  • 0750 Premier (live)

0820 BBC York

  • 0905 Newstalk Ireland
  • 0910 BBC Suffolk  Mark Murphy Mid-Morning show
  • 0930 BBC Radio5Live Nicky Campbell show
  • 0945 BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
WEDNESDAY 2 May

  • 1745 BBC Merseyside
  • ITV This Morning 
  • 1005 BBC Bristol
SUNDAY 7 May

  • 0700 until 0900 BBC round robin 10 local stations: 0700 Lincolnshire, 0710 3CR, 0720 Bristol, 0730 Tees. 0740 Nottingham, 0750 Lancashire, 0810 Leicester, 0830 Stoke, 0840 Newcastle, 0850 Wilts
0900 BBC Radio Ulster