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English councils call for further delay to social care costs cap

Funding and staffing shortages mean plan to introduce cap in October 2025 impossible to deliver, councils sayLong-awaited changes designed to protect individuals from having to sell their homes to meet large social care bills must be further delayed because of funding and staffing shortages, the leaders of England’s largest councils have said.Plans to introduce a cap on social care costs – which would limit people’s lifetime care cost contributions to a maximum of £86,000 – in October 2025 will be impossible to deliver, the County Councils Network (CCN) said. Continue reading...

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Bamburgh judged UK’s best seaside destination by Which? readers for fourth year

Northumbrian village was named as nation’s favourite, just ahead of Portmeirion and St AndrewsBamburgh, the Northumbrian village known for its sprawling sand dunes and imposing castle, has retained its title as the UK’s best seaside destination for the fourth consecutive year.A survey of 4,700 people by the consumer group Which? placed the Northumberland coastal village as the nation’s favourite, ahead of Portmeirion in Gwynedd and St Andrews in Fife. Continue reading...

Lou Dobbs, renowned conservative cable news anchor, dies aged 78

Fox News host recently had his show canceled after joining in the false narrative of 2020 election being stolenLou Dobbs, a longtime cable news anchor known in recent years for supporting Donald Trump and for spreading misinformation, has died at age 78, according to statements posted on his social media accounts.Trump paid tribute to Dobbs as “a friend, and truly incredible Journalist, Reporter, and Talent” in a post on his social media site, writing: “He understood the World, and what was ‘happening,’ better than others.” Continue reading...

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Girl, 11, died on her birthday after London neighbour used bedbug poison

Jesmin Akter left aluminium phosphide around Tower Hamlets flat to deal with infestation, killing Fatiha SabrinA woman has been given a suspended sentence for accidentally killing her neighbour, a child on her 11th birthday, with poisonous gas she brought from Italy to exterminate bedbugs in her flat in London.Jesmin Akter, 34, had illegally imported aluminium phosphide without a licence to deal with an infestation in her flat in Tower Hamlets, east London. Continue reading...

Barack Obama Wants Joe Biden To Pull Out Of US Presidential Race: Report

Former US president Barack Obama has told allies that Joe Biden needs to reconsider his reelection bid, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.