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General election 2017: New warning over social care plans

Image copyright Science Photo Library Tory plans to change how social care is funded in England could be derailed by councils, a former minister has warned. The party wants to include the value of someone’s home when deciding how much they must pay towards care at home – but allow them to pay after they […]

General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

Media captionDamian Green says a £100,000 inheritance is “reasonable” Damian Green has said the Conservatives will not “look again” at plans to fund social care in England, despite fears they will be unpopular with voters. The Tory manifesto says elderly people needing care at home would have to meet the costs but could keep £100,000 […]

General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

Media captionDamian Green says a £100,000 inheritance is “reasonable” Damian Green has said the Conservatives will not “look again” at plans to fund social care in England, despite fears they will be unpopular with voters. The Tory manifesto says elderly people needing care at home would have to meet the costs but could keep £100,000 […]

General election 2017: Labour will ‘in effect’ end benefit freeze

Labour would “in effect” end the freeze on benefits through a package of reforms in its first Budget in government, the shadow chancellor says. John McDonnell said his proposals would make the freeze “irrelevant”, but did not say whether he would scrap it. Later though, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Sky News the freeze was […]

Whales die off coast of East Anglia

Image caption An area close to Felixstowe Pier has been sealed off Three whales have died off the coast of East Anglia. An area south of Felixstowe Pier in Suffolk has been sealed off after a 30ft (9m) female whale washed up on the beach there. The first whale, a minke calf, was spotted on […]

Cornwall man charged with murder of missing partner

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police Image caption Kirsty Noden has not been seen by neighbours or on social media since January A man has been charged with the murder of his partner, who has been missing for several months. Dean Lowe, 32, is accused of killing Kirsty Noden, also 32, who has not been […]

General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

Media captionDamian Green says a £100,000 inheritance is “reasonable” Damian Green has said the Conservatives will not “look again” at plans to fund social care in England, despite fears they will be unpopular with voters. The Tory manifesto says elderly people needing care at home would have to meet the costs but could keep £100,000 […]

Minke whales die off coast of East Anglia

Image copyright Felixstowe Coast Patrol Rescue Service Image caption One of the dead whales is a 30ft female Three minke whales have died off the coast of East Anglia. An area south of Felixstowe Pier in Suffolk has been sealed off after a 30ft (9m) female whale washed up on the beach there. The first […]

Afghanistan blast scientist Lee Peters receives MoD payout

Image copyright Slater and Gordon Image caption Lee Peters said he was told the device had had the potential “to have blown my head clean off” A scientist who lost three fingers when a suspicious package exploded as he handled it has been compensated by the Ministry of Defence. Lee Peters, 51, had been examining […]

Alps murders: Brother calls for High Court review

Image copyright Getty/AFP Image caption Zaid al-Hilli said he did not trust French police to solve his brother’s murder five years ago The brother of a British engineer who was gunned down with his family in the French Alps has called for a High Court review into the case. Zaid al-Hilli said there had been […]

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