Crewe Guardian

Q&A: Why has Theresa May had to rework commitments on social care?

Theresa May has been forced to make a significant concession over the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledges on social care.

We are proposing the right funding model for social care and will ensure nobody has to sell their home to pay for care. ...

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May in care costs cap U-turn after ‘dementia tax’ sees Tories’ poll ratings dip

Theresa May has made a dramatic U-turn on her manifesto policy on social care amid signs that controversy over a so-called “dementia tax” was hurting Conservatives in the polls.

Just four days after the Tory manifesto ditched plans for a cap on care costs, the Prime Minister ...

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Corbyn makes pledges on tuition fees and arts fund in plea to student voters

Jeremy Corbyn has made a last-minute appeal for young people to register to vote and sought to win them over to Labour with twin pledges to help students with fees and pour money into Britain’s arts, music, film and theatre.

The deadline to sign up to vote in the General Election passes ...

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Steve Agnew unsure of Middlesbrough future as players leave for summer break

Steve Agnew sent his Middlesbrough players off for their summer break not knowing if he will be there to greet them on their return.

The man asked to step into head coach Aitor Karanka’s shoes in March held a meeting with the squad on Monday morning, a day after a season which ...

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Portsmouth shareholders give green light for takeover

Pompey Supporters’ Trust shareholders have voted in favour of accepting ex-Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner’s takeover proposal for Portsmouth.

Paul Cook’s side secured promotion by winning the Sky Bet League Two title as the south-coast club, who were in the ...

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IPC issues fresh warning to Russia

There will be no Russian team at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships unless “something dramatically changes” very soon in regards to the country’s return from its Paralympic doping ban.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has also warned Russia it ...

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Petr Cech: Arsenal missing one year of the Champions League is ‘not a problem’

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech insists missing one year of the Champions League is not a problem but says the club must keep their star players if they want to return.

The Gunners beat Everton 3-1 on Sunday but still finished fifth after Liverpool cruised past Middlesbrough and Manchester ...

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Tractor takes motocross crash death farmer on final journey

A farmer who died in a motocross crash has been taken to his funeral by a tractor followed by dozens of bikers.

Thomas Brown, 27, suffered fatal injuries while riding at Hardwick Motocross track in Sedgefield, County Durham, last month.

His funeral was held at St Mary’s Church ...

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Corbyn again declines to specifically denounce IRA as terrorists

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned “all acts of violence from wherever they came” during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but declined to specifically denounce the IRA as terrorists.

The Labour leader spoke after Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire accused him of having ...

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‘Over half of workers’ have sought new jobs due to boredom at work

Almost half of people are bored at work, often because they do the same thing every day or do not actually like their job, a study has found.

Other gripes include tedious tasks and working alone, a survey of 1,200 adults by jobs site CV-Library reveals.

(Dominic ...

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I’m no supporter of Corbyn, says Sedgefield Labour candidate

The Labour candidate hoping to be re-elected in Tony Blair’s former constituency has told voters he is “no supporter of Corbyn”.

Phil Wilson, who has held the Sedgefield seat since Mr Blair stood down in 2007, said he will “put local people first” and promised ...

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Tories adding chaos to cruelty with social care funding issue, says Farron

Tory attempts to refine their planned shake-up of social care funding have only added “chaos to cruelty”, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said.

Mr Farron insisted that nine out of 10 homes still risked having to be sold to pay for treatment under a so-called ...

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Man arrested over ‘kill May’ protest released without charge

A man arrested after protesting as Theresa May arrived at a campaign event has been released without charge.

The 25-year-old, who gave his name as Connor to the Press Association, had played a hunting bugle and shouted “save our wildlife, kill May” as the Prime Minister was ...

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Jones urging ‘one more big push’ from Manchester United in Europa League final

Phil Jones has stressed Manchester United have “no God-given right” to win Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax and must approach the game in the correct manner.

United are widely regarded as the favourites to emerge from the contest at Stockholm’s Friends ...

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Victoria Azarenka targets Wimbledon return following birth of son Leo

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka intends to return to tennis in time to compete in this year’s Wimbledon following the birth of her first child.

The two-time grand slam champion revealed news of her pregnancy last summer, and son Leo was born in December.

Azarenka, 27, ...

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Richie Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne ruled out of Scotland’s summer tour

Richie Gray and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne have been ruled out of Scotland’s summer tour through injury.

Lock Gray has been troubled by a back injury as well as illness while Hidalgo-Clyne, a late call-up for British and Irish Lions scrum-half Greig Laidlaw, has torn his ...

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Pippa Middleton and James Matthews honeymoon on paradise island in Pacific

Newlyweds Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have begun their honeymoon on an exclusive Pacific island – and unsurprisingly bookies are predicting the patter of tiny feet.

The couple reportedly jetted on to the island once owned by Hollywood star Marlon Brando after travelling via ...

2017-05-22 15:29 open_in_new
Calls for Facebook to review its moderation of graphic content

Facebook’s moderation of graphic content is “very wrong” and must “urgently change”, Yvette Cooper has said.

The former chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee made the assessment after leaked documents claimed the social networking giant instructs its ...

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Scottish Labour reiterates independence vote opposition at manifesto launch

Kezia Dugdale offered Scots a “cast-iron guarantee” that Labour will oppose a second independence referendum as she made a pitch to supporters of other pro-UK parties in a bid to break the SNP’s “stranglehold” on politics north of the border.

Ms Dugdale told ...

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Court case against RBS adjourned to allow settlement talks

Legal action at the High Court by thousands of shareholders against Royal Bank of Scotland has been delayed for settlement talks.

A 24-hour adjournment, which was agreed by the claimants and the defendants, was granted at a brief hearing in London on Monday by Mr Justice Hildyard.

At ...

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Israel and Arab neighbours ‘have common cause over Iranian threat’

US president Donald Trump has said Israel’s Arab neighbours are realising they share a “common cause” with Israel over the threat from Iran.

Mr Trump is urging the US and Israel to boost cooperation against common threats, and declared that Iran should never be allowed to ...

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