Court welfare officers may strike

by Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The body protecting children in family courts is going through unprecedented strain, a union has warned. The Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass) has seen a record rise in child care applications in England since the Baby Peter case. Union Napo said children were suffering because Cafcass was too stretched to allocate them all a ...

Australian Birds have high divorce rate!

by Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Image via Wikipedia Australasian gannets are not monogamous as previously thought, but have a significant "divorce" rate, Auckland University researchers say. The divorce rate from one breeding season to the next was about 40 per cent, research leader Steffi Ismar said. The research team studied banded Australasian gannets at Cape Kidnappers during consecutive breeding seasons in 2007-2008 and ...