Families of Americans killed by illegal immigrants take issue with claim Trump is ‘manufacturing a crisis’

Angel mom demands action on the border wall Several "Angel parents" — the mothers and fathers of U.S. citizens killed by illegal immigrants — are accusing top Democrats of being out of touch with “regular America” after they claimed President Trump is “manufacturing a crisis” at the border to win support for the construction of his long-promised wall. Senate Minority Leader […]

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Families warned over burglars posing as white van Christmas couriers to raid homes

With thousands of vans on the roads at this time of year, the burglars are using them as a 'Christmas cloak'. The raiders can pull up in the street or in driveways in white vans and start brazenly loading up their haul. It's thought some even take flat packs of unopened cardboard boxes into houses and fill them with items […]

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Families paying £170 for 'magical Christmas experience' disappointed to find 'indoor market no better than a school fair'

Santa South West Christmas Village claimed to “keep the magic of Christmas alive” with a “grotto experience like no other” called Santa’s Enchanted Adventure, ice skating and a pantomime. However disappointed parents described the “magical” event as “blunderland” and said they were left feeling “totally ripped off”. They posted pictures showing bare halls with limited decorations, basic sign posts placed […]

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Au pairs exploited by families in Australia as they are 'paid like babysitters but work like housekeepers'

The survey of nearly 1,500 au pairs found that young people were coming to Australia for a “cultural exchange”, but often ended up in full-time roles caring for children, cooking, cleaning, and performing household tasks. A majority were found to be working 36-hour weeks, and nearly a third of those surveyed worked 40 hours a week or more, working “like […]

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Outraged families walk out as Union Jack is burned at Leeds bonfire display

The national flag was raised and set on top of two Guy Fawkes figures at the Thorner Bonrifer & Fireworks Festival on Saturday. But dozens abandoned the display completely "disgusted" when the the flag was in flames,and appeared to melt with the fabric. A woman said viewers had questioned why the flag was included in the first place. Choosing to […]

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Over one in ten families live in poverty, with millions at risk, study finds

A Policy in Practice report found more than 14 million people were living in poverty made up of 8.4m working age adults and 4.5m children. And a further 2.5 million people live less than 10 per cent above the poverty line and are close to falling below it. But researchers also found fewer pensioners are likely to be living below […]

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Horses languish in refuges after being dumped by middle-class families

Why won’t someone give us a stable home? Horses languish in refuges after being dumped by middle-class families who can’t afford to keep them They’re the status symbol and best friend every little girl dreams of. But despite their glamorous image, horses and ponies are suffering like never before.  They are being abandoned in record numbers — the RSPCA saw […]

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Britain's poorest need their income to raise by a third just to make ends meet, study warns

Alarming research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found transport, childcare and energy costs are up to two thirds more expensive than a decade ago – but earnings have barely risen in real terms. It found families on low incomes were facing bigger barriers to meet rising costs than a decade ago – despite tightening their belts and shopping around online […]

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New mum Jacinda Ardern launches new families package from her couch

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has celebrated the launch of her families' package with a message from her couch – baby Neve in arms. Going live on her Facebook page, Jacinda Ardern made her first public comments since she and partner Clarke Gayford left Auckland Hospital following the birth of their first child, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. The […]

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Masked gang terrorise young families by racing through busy park

Masked gang terrorise young families by racing through busy park on quad bikes and scramblers just yards from children playing in weekend sunshine A group of balaclava-clad bikers terrorised families at a park on Sunday Video shows riders pulling wheelies and zooming around the Birmingham park Stunned pedestrians having picnics on the grass appeared to be frozen in fear Horrifying footage […]

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