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The details emerged in reports from a private trial in the Family Division of the High Court

Divorce rate rises among over-60s

The number of older couples getting divorced is on the rise, partly as a result of women becoming more financially independent, analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows.

Retired renters pay the price for selling up

Retirees turning their back on the housing market in the pursuit of ready cash to settle debts are paying the price in accommodation costs, the latest figures suggest.

Music mogul Simon Cowell during an X Factor promotion in California yesterday.

Mum's the word: Simon Cowell stays quiet on baby rumours at X Factor USA press conference

Simon Cowell has spoken for the first time since reports emerged that he is to become a father, insisting the matter will be kept private.

Jack White and Karen Elson pictured together at the Quantum of Solace premiere in 2008.

Jack White's wife Karen Elson granted restraining order against him over 'fears for her safety'

The estranged wife of American rocker Jack White has reportedly filed for a restraining order against him amid “fears for her safety and that of their children” over their pending divorce settlement.

Retired renters increasingly stepping off the property ladder

More than 40% of retired renters are former property owners and pay £423 a month in rent on average

Charles Saatchi puts his hand over Nigella Lawson's mouth at Scott's in December

Just one minute to end 10-year marriage: Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi granted decree nisi

They now have to wait for a decree absolute, usually issued six weeks and a day later

Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin at a press conference on Tuesday

Anthony Weiner scandal: New York mayoral hopeful's wife stands by her man – even though he's a 'sext' addict

Former Congressman refuses to abandon his run for New York mayor despite fresh sex scandal

Marron 5's lead singer engaged to lingerie model Behati Prinsloo. They broke up earlier this year, but as soon as they got together Adam Levine proposed and she accepted

Cover-up or recent decline? Politicians lock horns over who is to blame for NHS failings

Parliament divided as Keogh report results in special measures for 11 hospitals

Packed lunches were a marker of class at school - banning them might bring children together

I usually struggle to comprehend pretty much everything Gove says, but this time, I think he might have a point

Charles Saatchi puts his hand over Nigella Lawson's mouth at Scott's in December

Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi set to divorce by end of July and make no financial claims against each other

Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi have declared that neither of them will make a financial claim against the other in their divorce proceedings.

The wedding industry makes a mockery of us all

Tax breaks for married couples? It seems to me singletons deserve something back

Look out: Broad shoulders take Idris Elba’s DCI John Luther a long way

TV review: Luther - I can’t tell my farce from my Idris Elba

‘Luther’ is back, with over-the-top murders and its tongue in its cheek

High spirits: Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens in 'Private Lives' now running at the Gielgud Theatre
Fawzia with the Shah and their daughter Shahnaz in 1942

Princess Fawzia Fuad: Daughter of King Fuad who married the Shah of Iran

King Fuad of Egypt (1917-1936) had four daughters, whose names all began with F to commemorate his beloved mother, Feryal. They were brought up by an English nanny, Mrs Naylor, and often spoke English among themselves and with their brother Farouk. Fawzia was the most beautiful and in 1939, as part of King Farouk's plans to strengthen his influence in the Middle East, she was married to the heir to the throne of Iran, Mohamed Reza Pahlavi.

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