What is wedding insurance and why do you need it?

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Firstly, many congratulations on the impending wedding! When you begin planning for the big day, it might seem quite a way off. You may wonder if you need wedding insurance or, indeed, what wedding insurance is. You can get wedding insurance to cover pre-expenditure for the event, and cover for damage (say, to wedding outfits), […]

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Birmingham Town Hall flys the flag to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ youth suicide

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On World Suicide Prevention Day (Monday 10th September), Gay Times Magazine have created ‘The Flag We Shouldn’t Be Proud Of’ which will be raised at Birmingham’s iconic landmark, Town Hall. This ceremonial version of the iconic pride flag has 2 of the 6 stripes removed in order to represent the 2 in 6 LGBTQ young […]

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A relationship with Grindr…

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Sam Bennett My first attempt to get through to Erik Ransom takes me to his answerphone, which concludes with him advising callers to “have a decadent day” – hands down the best sign-off I’ve ever heard. I tell him so when he rings back shortly after, and that I wish we’d arranged the interview for […]

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A most wonderful wedding…

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Mike and Neil had a very clear picture of what they wanted for their big day and Auberge du Lac on the Brocket Hall Estate in Hertfordshire delivered the perfect location for their wedding ceremony and reception in July this year. ‘We knew we wanted an intimate wedding for a party of our closest friends […]

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Review: Careys Manor and Spa

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Amidst the daily humdrum and routine mediocrity of life, there are occasional flashes of excellence that make one feel as though all is as it should be. In the preposterously beautiful village of Brockenhurst, embraced on all sides by the New Forest, sits the sort of Victorian manor house that makes one seek synonyms in […]

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Luxurious weddings in Stoke Park

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For weddings, Stoke Park is a stunning backdrop to your perfect day. Within 300 acres of beautiful parkland, landscaped gardens and lakes stands an imposing white Palladian mansion. Over 200 years old, the grand building is truly one of the most romantic settings for a marriage ceremony, civil partnership or wedding reception in the country. […]

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Review: The Terrace at the Montagu Arms

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The New Forest, with its abundant ferns, alarmingly wild animals and peculiar artificiality, strikes me as almost prehistoric, as if 14,000 acres of pastureland had been carved out of a staged imagining of the Mesozoic era and lain across the Hampshire-Wiltshire border. Proclaimed as a royal hunting forest by William the Conqueror, this quasi-Jurassic Park […]

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Real Weddings: Jenny and Dani

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Jenny: We got engaged in August 2016. When we first started to plan the wedding, we were looking at the end of 2017, and wanted to have a big party with all of our family and friends present. Unfortunately, in January 2017 Dani’s mum was taken seriously ill and it made us reassess our priorities […]

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Civil Partnerships and same-sex Weddings: an ironic route to equality

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Toby Hamley   In the UK, civil partnerships were brought into law in 2004 to provide a means by which same-sex couples could access the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexual people: property rights, parental responsibility, tenancy rights, next-of-kin status, life insurance recognition etc. Also like its counterpart, civil partnerships were instituted with broadly the same […]

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Changes on the way for Manchester Pride 2019

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Manchester Pride has today confirmed its annual August bank holiday festival will go ahead in 2019 but will look and feel radically different to previous years. The four day event, known as The Big Weekend, has been around for more than 25 years.  Over this time it has been known by various names including Pride, […]

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