Sarah Morrison

Sarah Morrison is the Human Rights Correspondent at The Independent, i and The Independent on Sunday

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Theresa May has been ordered to reach a new decision by 9 August

Defeat for Theresa May in legal battle over three-year freeze in money granted to asylum seekers

The Home Secretary Theresa May has been ordered to review the amount of money given to support asylum seekers after the  High Court ruled that she had used “insufficient” evidence when deciding to freeze government payments to cover their essential living needs.

Jobless youths facing a bleak future, says report

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Centre stage: Judith Hill gained global attention when she sang at Michael Jackson’s memorial service

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She sang with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Now the 29-year-old, one of the backing singers in the Oscar-winning film ‘20 Feet from Stardom’, tells Sarah Morrison why she wants to step into the spotlight

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‘Inspirational’ Asian women are named for awards

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Nic Pettit and Tania Ward will have a Jewish blessing at their wedding reception

Same-sex marriage: Today is a big day for Tania and Nic – and a big day for Britain

We always knew our fathers would walk us down the aisle, by first female couple to marry in Brighton

The former action star held stock in a fund that invests in logging companies

Arnold Schwarzenegger accused of profiting from deforestation

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Peter McGraith and David Cabreza, the first same-sex couple to marry under UK law

To have and to hold – from next Saturday: Same-sex marriage is about to become legal, with some getting wed at one minute past midnight

An actor, a guest house owner, a brand stylist and a union worker will be among the first people in the UK to wed once the new equal marriage law comes into force from this Saturday morning.

Jasvinder Sanghera, founder of the Karma Nirvana charity

Record numbers contact helpline for forced marriage and honour-based abuse

Charity warns calls are going unanswered as demand for advice overwhelms the service

Scientist (PhD in astrophysics) shocked by reference to her ethnicity as Daily Mail accused of insulting female experts on Newsnight

A respected scientist has attacked the Daily Mail for implying that she was chosen to speak on Newsnight because of her gender and skin colour – saying it has put her off ever appearing on television again.

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