NEWS IN BRIEF: Rise in pre-nuptial agreements

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A SHEFFIELD law firm is reporting a significant rise in pre-nuptial agreement enquiries due to high profile celebrity divorces and pre-nup test cases.

Ten per cent of family law inquiries now concern pre-nuptial agreements, said Alison Fernandes, an associate in the family law team at Irwin Mitchell.

“High-profile divorces involving celebrities such as Paul McCartney and Tiger Woods highlight to the general public the importance of protecting your assets as far as this is possible.

“More and more people are recognising however that pre-nuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous but can benefit those who wish to ring-fence pre-owned family wealth or inheritance monies that are due to them.”

Games area go-ahead

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A 58-name petition urged councillors to locate it elsewhere in the park, but there was also community support for a spot near the park’s main entrance and the youth centre.

Horse fall drama

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Members of Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team helped to carry her to an air ambulance.

College improvements

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More en-suite rooms are planned at the college for students and conference visitors.