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Britain's first divorce fair woos singles

HUNDREDS of newly single people attended an event billed as Britain's first divorce fair.

The Starting Over Show said that it aims to help people "bounce back" from breakups.

It took place yesterday at a hotel in the English seaside resort of Brighton.

Organizer Suzy Miller said that the fair tries to focus on the positive and provide support to those experiencing a breakup.

Attendees were able to talk to lawyers, counselors, astrologers, financial advisers and lifestyle coaches.

There was a play area set up for kids, as well as tea and cakes.

Organizers say they sold 300 advance tickets at about 5 pounds (US$7) each.

Britain has one of Europe's highest divorce rates, with 2.6 divorces per 1,000 people compared with a European average of 1.8, according to 2001 European Union statistics.


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