Haringey Independent

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 ...

2017-05-22 17:11 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 17:11 open_in_new
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. ...

2017-05-22 17:11 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 17:11 open_in_new
Swansea have set standard to avoid future relegation battles, says Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew believes Swansea have set the standard to prevent being involved in another Premier League relegation battle.

Swansea have spent the last two seasons battling against the drop amid upheaval at both boardroom and management level.

The Welsh club were heading for relegation ...

2017-05-22 17:11 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 17:11 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 17:11 open_in_new
Irish president joins Pope Francis in call for ‘outcomes and action’

President Michael D Higgins and Pope Francis have urged world leaders to recognise the need for new and effective responses to global challenges.

The two heads of state met in the Vatican where they discussed migration, climate change, sustainable development, the failure to prevent ever ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
‘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 ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
Ben Stokes not bitter over missing out on Indian Premier League final

Ben Stokes enjoyed an “amazing experience” in the Indian Premier League but insists he has no regrets about missing the showpiece finale.

The England all-rounder was named the IPL’s most valuable player after a revelatory debut season for Rising Pune Supergiant, making ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
Discus thrower Philippa Roles dies aged 39

Discus thrower Philippa Roles has died at the age of 39, UK Athletics has announced.

The two-time Olympian – who represented Great Britain in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 – died at the weekend.

Niels de Vos, chief executive of UK Athletics, said: “All at UK ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
Mark Reynolds and Kenny McLean in Scotland squad for England clash

Aberdeen pair Mark Reynolds and Kenny McLean have earned recalls to the Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifier against England.

The uncapped Jamie Murphy is also back in Gordon Strachan’s group after helping Brighton win promotion to the Premier League. There is no space for ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 16:05 open_in_new
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 ...

2017-05-22 14:59 open_in_new
Parties offering different solutions to costs of social care

Plans to reform social care are dominating the General Election debate.

So what are the three major national parties offering in their manifestos?

Our manifesto has the first ever proper plan to pay for and provide social care. #itvleadersdebate https://t.co/G4Ak3zi8UP

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2017-05-22 14:59 open_in_new
Shareholders’ court action against RBS adjourned for settlement talks

Legal action at the High Court by thousands of shareholders against Royal Bank of Scotland has been adjourned for 24 hours for settlement talks.

The adjournment, which was agreed by the claimants and the defendants, was granted at a brief hearing in London by Mr Justice Hildyard.

He ...

2017-05-22 14:59 open_in_new
More than 20 hurt in Thai hospital explosion

More than 20 people have been injured after a bomb exploded at an army-run hospital in Bangkok on the third anniversary of the Thai military coup.

Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of the blast on the ground floor of Phramongkutklao Hospital, said Srivara ...

2017-05-22 14:59 open_in_new