Ministers order an inquiry into the care pathway payments that saw hospitals receive millions to implement controversial systemSeveral cases have been reported where patients have been put on Liverpool Care Pathway without their family's knowledge Care minister Norman Lamb called the number of cases 'unacceptable'Liverpool Care Pathway through to be a part in 130,000 deaths of hospital patients every year | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 26 November 2012 Inquiry: Care minister Normal Lamb said the number of cases was 'unacceptable' Ministers yesterday ordered an independent inquiry into why hospitals have been paid to hit targets for numbers of patients dying on the Liverpool Care Pathway. The new investigation will examine how hospitals have received tens of millions of pounds to implement the controversial system for care of the dying.
The Splitting Sixties: Finally free of financial ties, more and more older couples are breaking up | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 26 November 2012 /11/26/article-0-01541E6D000004B0-592_634x441.jpg” width=”634″ height=”441″ alt=”A recent survey found a third of sixtysomethings believed their finances were in the best order they had ever been, compared with only 23 per cent of those in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s” class=”blkBorder” /> A recent survey found a third of sixtysomethings believed their finances were in the best order they had ever been, compared with only 23 per cent of those in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s More than 11,500 over-60s were granted a divorce in 2009 – a leap of 4 per cent in two years.
More than 200,000 households in high risk flood areas to become 'uninsurable' as funding talks between Government and industry failDeal allowing homes in high flood risk areas to be insured expires next yearInsurance firms want Government 'overdraft' to help fund claims during extreme flooding but have so far failed to reach an agreement Association of British Insurers warns negotiations reached 'crisis point' | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 26 November 2012 Two hundred thousand homes at high risk of flooding could be left without insurance cover because of a row between the Government and insurers.
Scrap law on 'insulting words and behaviour' that censors free speech, MPs urgeLaw has 'disproportionate impact on freedom of expression’, say MPs and peers | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 26 November 2012 Controversial legislation that criminalises ‘insulting’ words and behaviour should be scrapped, MPs and peers urged yesterday. The law – which has been used to arrest a Christian preacher, a critic of Scientology and a student who made a joke – has a ‘disproportionate impact on freedom of expression’, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said. In a report, it recommended that ministers accept an amendment which would remove the ‘insulting’ offence from the Public Order Act.
Canadian boss for Bank of England: City stunned as Osborne snubs tainted British candidates to hire first ever foreign governor Governor of the Bank of Canada to cross the Atlantic to take charge at Threadneedle Street next yearChancellor George Osborne makes surprise announcement in a statement to the Commons Accepting the job, the 47-year-old says he is 'honoured' to take over at a 'critical time' for the British economyTotal pay and perks package expected to be 624,000-a-year | UPDATED: 23:38 GMT, 26 November 2012 George Osborne yesterday named a Canadian as the next governor of the Bank of England – the first overseas appointment to Britain’s most prestigious financial post. In a move which stunned City observers, Mark Carney, who runs the Bank of Canada and once worked for Goldman Sachs, will take over from Sir Mervyn King at the end of next June.
Girl, 11, dies of brain cancer after parents feared she was battling an eating disorder and making herself sick to look like ‘stick thin celebrities’ Cancer discovered after seven month battle during which she lost 4kgShe endured two rounds of chemo but never gave up hopeMan Utd and Coronation Street stars paid her hospital visits | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Brave: Abigail, who died on November 10, never complained about her illness and refused to give up hope that her condition would improve When nine-year-old Abigail Lightbown lost more than half a stone after months of being sick every morning, her parents feared she was starving herself to look like body-conscious celebrities. It was six months after the family GP diagnosed an eating disorder that they discovered the truth was much worse
Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists. They found exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase in a child’s chances of having the disorder
'Racist Met police officer compared black men to chimpanzees and said they lived in mud huts' PC Kevin Hughes allegedly directed racist comments at members of the public while on patrol Fellow PC David Hair 'asked black colleague if she was going home to cook bananas'Officers were suspended in April following complaints from other PCs | UPDATED: 23:56 GMT, 26 November 2012 A police officer told colleagues ‘all black people look like monkeys’, a court heard yesterday.
Teenage burglar hid in wardrobe for 13 HOURS as police hunted for clues – then fled with camera and laptop as owner slept Aaron Bradford, 18, hid in the house from 3pm until 4am as police searched He fled with a camera, laptop and cash after the owner went to bed Teenager then used two bank cards from the house to withdraw cashPreviously involved in armed robbery in which a girl was used as 'bait' Sentenced to five years in a young offenders' institution after 'full admission' | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 26 November 2012 Brazen: Aaron Bradford was disturbed by the owner just before 3pm and then hid in the house until 4am, when he sneaked out with a laptop, camera and cash A burglar who was disturbed during a break-in when his victim returned home hid in a wardrobe for 13 hours before continuing his robbery. Aaron Bradford, 18, dived into the cupboard in a house in Yelverton, Devon, when the owner came back at 2.40pm and discovered that it had been ransacked. After the police were called, officers arrived at the house while Bradford kept quiet in his hiding place.
Children in UKIP foster row have been split up: Decision sparks further criticism of Rotherham council | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 27 November 2012 Appeal: UKIP's Lisa Duffy says the couple want the children back The three children removed from their foster parents because the couple were UKIP members have been separated from one another, it emerged last night.