Divorce figures fell in 2020 as couples put on a united front during pandemic

Divorce figures fell in 2020 as couples put on a united front during pandemic

The number of divorces fell during the pandemic as couples spent lockdown focused on homeschooling and other Covid concerns. During 2020 there were 103,592 divorces granted in England and Wales, a 5% fall from 108,421 in 2019. The vast majority (99%) were of opposite-sex couples, with divorces falling from 107,599 in 2019 to 102,438. But … Read more

Boy, 10, and dad drown at beach in front of devastated mum who has lost 'will to live'

Peter and son Mahan, aged 10, drowned after being swept away by a wave

Sara, 36, has told how she watched on helplessly as her husband and 10-year-old son drowned after being caught by a freak wave as they fished on the beach in Sydney, Australia Peter and son Mahan, aged 10, drowned after being swept away by a wave ( Image: GoFundMe) A mum has told how she … Read more

A global flashpoint, but all quiet on eastern Ukraine's frozen front lines

A global flashpoint, but all quiet on eastern Ukraine's frozen front lines

Conflict is nothing new to them, and there is little sign of the panic engulfing the West about Russia amassing more than 100,000 troops and building up military hardware on Ukraine’s borders. “We know they have a bigger army, but we are well prepared,” one of the soldiers, Serhiy Holovnya, told NBC News. “We’ve been … Read more

School run mum who attacked parent in front of children doing community work after breaching order

School run mum who attacked parent in front of children doing community work after breaching order

A school run mum who breached a community order after she was found guilty of attacking a rival parent in front of children has finally carried out unpaid work ordered by the court. Jade Valentine, aged 28, avoided going to jail after she jumped out of a car and punched another mother and pulled her … Read more

The Front Lines of Omicron

The Front Lines of Omicron

A health worker prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine booster at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. ( (Joseph Prezioso / AFP) Subscribe to something The nation Subscribe now for just $ 2 per month! Thank you for signing up The nation‘s weekly newsletter. Thanks for signing up. For more of The nation, read our latest issue. … Read more