Muslim couples in UK ‘should be legally bound to register marriages’
'The assembly is concerned that the rulings of the Sharia councils clearly discriminate against women in divorce and inheritance cases,' new measure says
Met Office issues new ice warning as Britain hit by snow and sleet
Sub-zero conditions and rain could leave treacherous stretches of ice on pavements and cycle paths
The Independent to host Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session
Readers invited to ask 'all your questions on Brexit, Britain’s future in Europe, and what happens between now and 29 March'
Severe ice warning issued as UK temperatures drop below -10C
More travel disruption expected on coldest day of the week so far
Mother and her two children discovered dead at home in Bolton
Named locally as Tiffany Stevens, victim is described as 'brilliant mum' who moved to area two years ago
‘Rushed reform’ could treble time dementia patients can be locked away
Bill ‘creates a worrying conflict of interest for care home managers, giving them a greater role in the assessment process’, charities warn
Poundland faces plastic backlash for selling ‘Gift of Nothing'
'This product is designed to go straight into the bin but will last for 500 years', says anti-plastic campaign group
A&E attendances by homeless people tripled under Tory-led governments
Cuts to addictions services and problems accessing mental health and GP support must be addressed by government to 'end tragic cycle' of harm and homelessness, doctors warn