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post 23 April 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck Q&A: are we really getting less violent?

Are we getting less violent as a nation - or even as a species? And is it a coincidence that we are drinking less booze? FactCheck investigates.

article 06 April 2014 UK
Anti-domestic violence campaigners are demanding an apology from one of Britain's best-selling regional newspapers over an article they say blames victims of domestic violence for their own abuse.
Campaigners demand apology over 'victim blaming'

Anti-domestic violence campaigners are demanding an apology from one of Britain's best-selling regional newspapers over an article they say blames victims of domestic violence for their own abuse.

article 27 March 2014 UK
Graphic image of a woman held in a man's hand (Getty)
Police response to domestic violence often 'left to chance'

Inspectors find "alarming and unacceptable weaknesses" in the investigation of domestic abuse cases in England and Wales and say only eight out of 43 forces respond well.

article 08 March 2014 UK
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'Right to know' about partner's violent past becomes UK law

Clare's Law, which gives people gives people the right to know if a partner has a history of domestic violence, is rolled out to police forces across England and Wales following a successful test.

article 22 December 2013 UK
A woman who has suffered abuse at the hands of a family member says she does not feel safe to seek help because of the fear that her personal details will be released in court.
Domestic abuse victim 'doesn't feel safe' to seek help

A woman who has suffered abuse at the hands of a family member says she does not feel safe to seek help because of the fear that her personal details will be released in court.

article 23 October 2013 UK
Victim's court ordeal as abuser sentenced
Victim's 36-day court ordeal as abuser sentenced

The 36-day ordeal of a victim of sexual abuse raises fresh questions over the treatment of vulnerable victims as her abuser is jailed for 13 years.

article 19 October 2013 UK
domestic violence victim (Getty)
Darshna Soni by Britain's courts 'endanger' domestic violence victims

Victims of domestic abuse are being put back in harms way by the courts, sometimes because of simple administrative errors. Campaigners now want a change in the law to give victims better protection.

post 04 September 2013
FactCheck: Cooper's claims on domestic violence cases

Yvette Cooper has attacked the government's record on domestic violence claiming that it is "failing badly". Is she being fair to the boys in blue?

article 07 July 2013 UK
Nigella and Charles Saatchi in 2012 (pic: Getty)
Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson to divorce

Millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi says he's made the "heartbreaking" decision to divorce TV chef Nigella Lawson after pictures showed him holding her by the throat outside a London restaurant.