Society

What can we learn from Marie Stopes's 1918 book Married Love?

A century on, its overheated language can seem quaint, but the book was a pioneering attempt to tackle a problem that is still unsolved Love guru … Marie Stopes. Photograph: PA “More than ever today are happy homes needed,” declared crafty Marie Carmichael Stopes in the very first sentence of her sex manual Married Love, …

Funding for troubled families is vital. Councils won't cope if it's withdrawn

My council receives £800,000 a year and funds the work of 30 people. We need to know what the future holds Over the years, many council’s have relied on Troubled Families funding to support a range of children’s services. Photograph: Alamy Paying for a pair of walking boots so a young person can go on …