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Domestic Violence deaths highest level in 5 years

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Cancer survival rates falling behind other countries

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Mental Health: Suicide Rates increase

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Divorce: The daily grind of life can spark marital dissatisfaction

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Why war language is not suitable for Cancer

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Divorce lawyers brace themselves as summer holidays come to end

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Child Homelessness: ‘office block kids’

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Domestic abuse: What is Gaslighting

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Council tenants need to make sure they aren’t doing this!

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