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Care system crisis: cut benefits for pensioners that are ‘well off’

A report commissioned by the King’s Fund think-tank is calling for existing benefits for pensioners that are ‘well off’ to be cut in order to pay for a radical reform of the “broken” care system which currently exists in England. The report suggests that as part of these cuts some pensioners should have benefits such as

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Parents of Ashya King released from custody

On Saturday August 30, parents of Ashya King, Brett and Naghmeh King were arrested in Spain on suspicion of ‘child neglect’ and escorted to Madrid’s notorious prison Soto Del Real. Their son five-year-old Ashya, who has been suffering with a brain tumour and is in dire need of urgent treatment, was taken to a hospital in Malaga

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Anxious wait for GCSE results

Hundreds of thousands of teenagers collected those eagerly-anticipated GCSE exam results yesterday while parents waited with bated breath to see if all the hard work had paid off. Students put in a good performance overall this year and on average there was a rise in A* to C grades across all subjects. However this masks a

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Benefits for the Disabled System is Flawed say MPs

A report issued by MPs is said to reveal the need for immediate dramatic changes to the current benefits for the disabled system. A commons committee is calling for further reform following the dismissal of Atos as back to work assessors. Atos, which carried out assessments to determine whether those receiving disability benefits were capable

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C of E votes ‘Yes’ to Women Bishops

The results of a controversial vote to allow women bishops in the Church of England was announced yesterday with the House of Laity voting 152 for and 45 against. The results are seen as a victory by many involved with the Church, but others with a more traditional stance, are expected to leave the Church as

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