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My aunt has died and with her goes a treasure trove of family memories | Emma Brockes

My mothers sister had a terrifyingly good memory and a rich store of anecdotes, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes The loss of an aunt isnt one of the big deaths. I told myself that last week. My cousin had emailed with news that her mother, my aunt, had died unexpectedly in the week. She was […]

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We didnt recognise that he was dangerous: our father killed our mother and sister

Last summer, Lance Hart shot dead his wife, daughter and himself, four days after the family had left him. His sons talk frankly about life before and after On a warm summer day last July, Claire Hart and her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte went for an early morning swim at their local leisure centre in Spalding, […]

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Is marriage good for your health? It depends who youre married to

New research has found being married has protective health effects unless it doesnt If theres one thing Disney screenwriters, social conservatives, the patriarchy and the wedding industrial complex can agree on, its that marriage is good for you. And there are a lot of studies to back that up. The latest, by researchers at the […]

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