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Around 60% of Brits now support the right of same-sex couples to marry if they want to, according to the British Social Attitudes survey by NatCen. This is significant increase over the 47% who said the same in 2007.

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Last year my mother died and my dad was left with the mortgage. The insurance company refused to pay out as my mum had not informed them that she had had a sore back years before she took up the policy. She was never asked to take a medical and because she never missed a day's work, she did not think it was necessary to tick the box on the form. My father's house is now at risk.

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Driver Killed After Hitting Tree

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A takeaway driver has been killed after she suffered a head injury after colliding with a tree in the Highlands.

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As much as £550 million could be wasted in inheritance tax (IHT) this year by people not taking appropriate action, according to a new report from unbiased.co.uk, in partnership with Prudential. The predicted wastage is £20 million more than last year and an increase of £78 million on 2013.

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Due to health problems I did not keep up monthly payments and received a council tax demand to pay within seven days which I did not do. I received a summary warrant. I did manage to pay the council tax by the end of the tax year but did not pay the additional 10%. I am now being asked after two years by a debt recovery agency to pay the £85, must I pay this as I thought if the bill was settled before the new tax year?

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A divorcing couple in England have been criticised by a family court judge for involving their children in a very bitter access dispute, reports the Telegraph.

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I had a catalogue in 2007. I moved house and forwarded my new address to the catalogue. in February 2015 I received a letter from a debt agency asking me to pay over £3000. I have heard that if a debt is five years or older it is dead due to the limitation act. could you please confirm any legal advice on this.

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Our mother died and our stepfather got all her possessions. He has now passed away and our older sister has claimed everything.We were wondering if we were entitled to anything of our mother's estate. When she died she never left a will as far as we know.

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