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Gay marriages to begin in Florida after supreme court rejects delay

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Women to be hit hardest by tax-credit and benefits freeze – study

Figures show more than 75% of estimated savings will come from women under cuts planned by Tories if they win election

Women will overwhelmingly bear the brunt of a freeze in tax credits and benefits that will be introduced by George Osborne if the Tories win the general election next year, according to an analysis by the House of Commons library.

The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, accused the Tories of planning to “hit millions of families on modest incomes” after the figures showed 80% of the estimated savings in tax credits would come from women. Women would provide 75% of the savings in benefits.

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Purchase of New Era estate in London confirmed by charitable foundation

US investors had planned to evict families and more than double rents before campaigners brought change of fortunes

US investors who planned to evict dozens of families and more than double rents at the New Era estate in east London have sold the development to Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation, an affordable housing group which says it is committed to delivering low cost rents to Londoners on low to middle incomes.

Rents at New Era will be kept at current levels for the next year, meaning tenants “do not need to worry about this Christmas or next Christmas,” according to John Gooding, the chief executive of Dolphin Living, the foundation’s customer-facing arm.

New Era women plot next move having defeated lazy government and greedy corporations. pic.twitter.com/ASTNxI8GlW

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Sustainable development goals: eight ways to make reality match ambition

The development targets that will come into force next year reflect high ideals, but delivering on them will involve a transformation of the global economy Continue reading…
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Some youth offending teams failing to protect at-risk girls, say inspectors

Investigation finds that many girls in criminal justice system are at risk of sexual exploitation

Many girls in the criminal justice system are being sexually exploited and some youth offending teams are failing to provide protection for them, independent inspectors have said.

The inspectors said they were “extremely concerned” to find that many girls were at risk of sexual exploitation.

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