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Opposition calls for parliamentary debate, saying women risk being criminalised if two-child limit is imposed in region.
Landmark ruling means former cavalry officer’s husband will enjoy the same pension rights as a widow would.
Westminster demonstration takes place after change in rules dramatically reduces amount paid out after a death.
Frank Field wants ministers to explain why policy will save £100m a year despite pledge not to slash funding for parents.
Controversial move, which requires woman who had third child as result of rape to verify her position, added to existing act.
Women and equalities committee makes claim after ministers reject proposals aimed at helping women back into workforce.
Rising costs to housing and childcare have hit ‘just managing’ families, as identified by Theresa May in her maiden Downing Street speech.
Scottish parliament hears about women and girls using newspaper and socks as ‘period poverty’ is debated for first time.
Rising cost of basic ceremonies and lack of state support risks ‘return to miserable pauper’s funerals’, says Frank Field.
Victory for mother of four children in Northern Ireland, if upheld on appeal, could add millions to DWP’s benefit bill across the UK.
David Cameron sets out plan to improve life chances of the ‘left behind’, insisting strategy compatible with welfare cuts.
Cameron says: "Families are the best anti-poverty measure ever invented. They are a welfare, education and counselling system all wrapped up into one."
Sally Davies’ report says children of obese women may develop health problems, and warns pregnancy is not a time to eat for two.
Forcing parents on the minimum wage to work more hours is removing their dignity.
400 counsellors, psychotherapists and others sign letter saying ‘society thrown completely off balance’ by ‘emotional toxicity of neoliberal thinking’.
Researchers say reliance on processed food usually provided by food banks is unlikely to result in a balanced diet.