• Proposal to pay for social care from equity in homes of elderly

    Proposal to pay for social care from equity in homes of elderly

    • May 17, 2018

    Theresa May’s former deputy has called for the creation of a National Care Fund, funded in part from the equity in older people’s homes. Proposals in the Conservative manifesto to fund social care from property assets were branded a “dementia tax” and were widely blamed – despite a swift U-turn by Mrs May – for

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  • Britain taken to court by European Commission over air pollution

    Britain taken to court by European Commission over air pollution

    • May 17, 2018

    The European Commission is taking the British Government to court for breaching EU air quality rules. The EU’s environment commissioner Karmenu Vella said Britain had broken limits on levels of health-damaging nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and failed to provide “credible, effective and timely” plans to cut pollution. Levels of NO2 – largely from car exhaust fumes

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  • Tim Peake reunited with capsule which returned him to earth

    Tim Peake reunited with capsule which returned him to earth

    • May 17, 2018

    Astronaut Tim Peake has been reunited with the capsule that brought him back to earth after his six month mission in space. The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module has gone on display at the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) in Edinburgh along with the spacesuit Major Peake wore on his high-speed journey back from the International

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  • Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow: I’ve volunteered for a pay cut

    Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow: I’ve volunteered for a pay cut

    • May 17, 2018

    Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has taken a “gender pay cut”, the newsreader has said. Snow, 70, is thought to have been one of the highest-paid newsreaders in Britain. He told the Daily Mail: “I’ve taken a gender pay cut. “I did it as a co-operative gesture. I took the cut over two months

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  • Home secretary presses EU leaders on UK expat rights

    Home secretary presses EU leaders on UK expat rights

    • May 17, 2018

    The Home Secretary has pressed European leaders for details of arrangements for British expats seeking to remain in the EU after Brexit. Sajid Javid said it is “currently unclear” what systems member states are creating to ensure the rights of UK citizens in their countries are protected after the end of the implementation period in

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  • Noisy neighbours and barking dogs are driving us out of our homes

    Noisy neighbours and barking dogs are driving us out of our homes

    • May 17, 2018

    One in six Britons says that noise pollution has forced them to move home, it has been revealed. And there are growing fears that with so many people suffering from a disrupted night’s sleep, we are building up potential health problems for the future. People who have suffered sleep disturbance say it can lead to

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