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Changes to benefits for mixed age couples.

The government announced today changes to benefits for mixed age couples that will be introduced from 15 May 2019. Published 14 January 2019 When single people reach State Pension age, they move from working age benefits to pension age benefits. In 2012,...

Electroconvulsive therapy being used on teens in NHS trusts.

Thousands of patients with mental health issues, including teenagers, are being given electroconvulsive therapy despite links to brain damage. Labour has branded it “deeply concerning” after Sunday Mirror figures revealed that 5,165 patients aged 16 to 98...

My walk to work shows me how homelessness is transforming Britain.

Hadley Freeman. At my local homeless shelter, some inhabitants leave every night to work at Amazon factories; some are Uber drivers  @HadleyFreeman My walk to work is not a long one – 15 minutes at a decent clip. Nor is it a particularly lovely one, as it largely...

Ministers consider ending jail terms of six months or less.

The Ministry of Justice is considering banning prison sentences of less than six months in England and Wales. Ministers argue that short jail terms are less effective at cutting reoffending than community penalties. Prisons minister Rory Stewart told the Daily...

England’s schools face staffing crisis as EU teachers stay at home.

Michael Savage  Policy Editor Fears that uncertainty over Brexit will hit language learning after a 25% drop in applications from EU citizens. The number of teachers from the EU wanting to work in England has slumped in the past year, with fears...

Tri January: You, Me and the Big C presenter Deborah James takes on triathlon challenge.

By Nick Crowther  BBC Get Inspired. So, for most people, schools and colleges are up and running again and work has resumed as the ‘back-to-normal’ routines return in 2019. However, you might’ve noticed something going on out there as well...
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