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Government’s social care plans need more funds to bring sector ‘back from brink’

Government’s social care plans need more funds to bring sector ‘back from brink’

Government’s social care plans need more funds to bring sector ‘back from brink’

01 December 2021

Groups said the proposals do not address immediate pressures such as high levels of unmet need and workforce problems.


Care home group invests £17m to boost carers’ pay amid workforce challenges

Care home group invests £17m to boost carers’ pay amid workforce challenges

Care home group invests £17m to boost carers’ pay amid workforce challenges

01 December 2021

HC-One employs around 21,000 members of staff and said it had seen vacancy rates triple since February.


SNP accuse PM of ignoring scientific advisers over tighter travel restrictions

SNP accuse PM of ignoring scientific advisers over tighter travel restrictions

SNP accuse PM of ignoring scientific advisers over tighter travel restrictions

01 December 2021

The party’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford urged Boris Johnson to convene a four-nation meeting to discuss the issue.


Amber Gibson murder detectives in plea for information as family seek answers

Amber Gibson murder detectives in plea for information as family seek answers

Amber Gibson murder detectives in plea for information as family seek answers

01 December 2021

Police are urging anyone who can help piece together the teenager’s movements to contact them.


Coroner ‘not satisfied’ Londonderry man was struck by rubber bullet in 1973

Coroner ‘not satisfied’ Londonderry man was struck by rubber bullet in 1973

Coroner ‘not satisfied’ Londonderry man was struck by rubber bullet in 1973

01 December 2021

Thomas Friel died after sustaining a head injury during rioting.


Harry warns of ‘spectacular failure’ over vaccine inequality on World Aids Day

Harry warns of ‘spectacular failure’ over vaccine inequality on World Aids Day

Harry warns of ‘spectacular failure’ over vaccine inequality on World Aids Day

01 December 2021

The Duke of Sussex said his mother, Diana, would be ‘deeply grateful’ to scientists for working tirelessly in the fight against Aids and HIV.


Universities could offer students fee refunds amid strike disruption – watchdog

Universities could offer students fee refunds amid strike disruption – watchdog

Universities could offer students fee refunds amid strike disruption – watchdog

01 December 2021

Thousands of staff have begun a three-day strike at 58 UK institutions in disputes over pensions, pay and conditions.


Electricity should be restored to everyone before Christmas, vows minister

Electricity should be restored to everyone before Christmas, vows minister

Electricity should be restored to everyone before Christmas, vows minister

01 December 2021

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng also said weather events like Storm Arwen could become more frequent due to climate change.


Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell felt guilt over his crimes, court hears

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell felt guilt over his crimes, court hears

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell felt guilt over his crimes, court hears

01 December 2021

Bennell is giving evidence at a High Court trial where eight men who say he abused them are suing Manchester City for damages.


Heathrow reopens Terminal 4 to process red list arrivals

Heathrow reopens Terminal 4 to process red list arrivals

Heathrow reopens Terminal 4 to process red list arrivals

01 December 2021

The red list has been resurrected with 10 countries in southern Africa added since Friday.


Social care plans include repair service to help people live longer at home

Social care plans include repair service to help people live longer at home

Social care plans include repair service to help people live longer at home

01 December 2021

At least £300 million will be invested to increase the range of supported housing and at least £150 million to drive greater adoption of technology.


Rape victims ‘lucky’ if their case gets to court within four years, MPs told

Rape victims ‘lucky’ if their case gets to court within four years, MPs told

Rape victims ‘lucky’ if their case gets to court within four years, MPs told

01 December 2021

Kirsty Brimelow of the Criminal Bar Association said complainants became so fed up that they ‘dropped out of the system’.


Children’s minister: Schools will stay open until Christmas holidays

Children’s minister: Schools will stay open until Christmas holidays

Children’s minister: Schools will stay open until Christmas holidays

01 December 2021

Will Quince said it was ‘deeply regrettable’ that some school nativity plays have been cancelled because of the new Covid variant.


Impatient Meerkats at London Zoo open entire advent calendar full of treats

Impatient Meerkats at London Zoo open entire advent calendar full of treats

Impatient Meerkats at London Zoo open entire advent calendar full of treats

01 December 2021

The mischievous mob ignored the tradition of opening only a single door a day.


French minister calls for European measures against UK if fishing row talks fail

French minister calls for European measures against UK if fishing row talks fail

French minister calls for European measures against UK if fishing row talks fail

01 December 2021

France’s Europe minister said sanctions such as a ban on British trawlers landing their catches in French ports also remain on the table.


Johnson denies 40 hospital pledge in danger as Labour raises ‘red flag’ warnings

Johnson denies 40 hospital pledge in danger as Labour raises ‘red flag’ warnings

Johnson denies 40 hospital pledge in danger as Labour raises ‘red flag’ warnings

01 December 2021

Sir Keir Starmer accused the PM of breaking “yet another promise” on his rebuilding programme.


‘Allow older drivers to escape prosecution for running red lights’

‘Allow older drivers to escape prosecution for running red lights’

‘Allow older drivers to escape prosecution for running red lights’

01 December 2021

A task force has recommended assessments of driving skills should be offered to older people as an alternative to prosecution for careless driving.


86% of Arcadia stores still empty a year after Topshop owner’s collapse

86% of Arcadia stores still empty a year after Topshop owner’s collapse

86% of Arcadia stores still empty a year after Topshop owner’s collapse

01 December 2021

Arcadia tumbled into administration at the end of November last year, in a move which spelled the end for its 444 UK stores.


UK growth to outpace G7 rivals, but Omicron clouds global outlook – OECD

UK growth to outpace G7 rivals, but Omicron clouds global outlook – OECD

UK growth to outpace G7 rivals, but Omicron clouds global outlook – OECD

01 December 2021

The OECD warned that Britain’s recovery could be set back if supply and worker shortages do not ease.


Arsenal star Gabriel fended off baseball bat-wielding thug at his home

Arsenal star Gabriel fended off baseball bat-wielding thug at his home

Arsenal star Gabriel fended off baseball bat-wielding thug at his home

01 December 2021

The defender had just returned from a night out in August when he was approached by three men.


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