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Judge criticises man for contesting divorce

A family judge has criticised an adulterous man for contesting a divorce in what has been described as an ‘awful case.’ The man contested the divorce despite admitting that he committed adultery over 22 years of their marriage. Her Honour Judge Lynn Roberts said the case was ‘extraordinary’ and described the man as ‘deeply dishonest.’ […]

Man denies £33k disability benefits fraud

A man has been charged of fraudulently claiming more than £33,000 in disability benefits over nearly six years. Lorenzo Armas, 51, denies knowingly failing to notify benefit bosses of a change to his entitlement for disability living allowance between February 15 2012 and January 2 this year. Armas is alleged to have claimed a total […]

Husband fined for Blue Badge fraud

A man has been fined after he was found to be using his wife’s Blue Badge for his own benefit. James Mason initially claimed that he had dropped his wife off at an appointment but later admitted that he had lied. Blue Badges allow a disabled person to park closer to their home or destination, […]

Lord Bragg Granted Divorce

Writer and broadcaster Lord Bragg, 79, and his wife Catherine Haste have been granted a divorce after a 44-year-marriage. Judge Anne Hudd granted a decree nisi at a 50-second hearing in the Central Family Court in London. Neither Catherine Haste nor Melvyn Bragg were present at the hearing. Paperwork showed their marriage was solemnised at […]

‘Disabled’ magistrate in £26k benefit fraud

A “deceitful” former magistrate has been jailed after she lied about her mobility to cheat the benefits system out of more than £26,000. Sandra Howell, 43, fraudulently claimed the benefits while working as a domestic cleaner in Greater Manchester. The former Stockport magistrate was brought into court in a wheelchair, but footage was played to […]

Mother and Son in Battle over Estate

A mother and her estranged son are in a courtroom battle over a family property. Pamela Moore and her son Stephen Moore are disputing a 65-acre Grade II listed Manor Farmhouse and estate worth £10 million. The court heard that Pamela Moore and her son had a strained relationship since he was young. The matter […]