75,000 cap on cost of care will lose thousands of pensioners their homes By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:02 GMT, 9 February 2013 Criticised: Lord Warner warned that setting the cost of long-term care cap so high could mean thousands of pensioners will have to sell their homes A chief architect of plans to limit the cost of long-term care has criticised ministers for setting the cap so high that thousands of pensioners will have to sell their homes. Lord Warner is warning that if a husband and wife both move into care, they could have to pay 150,000 before the state steps in – wiping out almost the entire value of an average house
Britain could quit the EU and 'still be friends', admits the former European Commission presidentJacques Delors' u-turn after trying to force European federalism on UKHe suggested Britain could be EU 'partner' instead of fully fledged member | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 29 December 2012 U-turn: Jacques Delors' change of heart comes 22 years after he infuriated Eurosceptics by trying to force European federalism on the UK Britain could negotiate a looser relationship with the EU under plans floated by a key architect of the European project.
Two decades on, a concert for Stephen: Emeli Sande to perform alongside other high-profile acts2013 tribute concert will raise funds for charitable trust set up in the name of the murdered teenagerSoul singer will perform at O2 on April 18Other events include a memorial service, dinners and memorial lectures | UPDATED: 08:36 GMT, 21 December 2012 Victim: The SL20 concert will take place on April 18 at London's O2 arena. It will raise funds for the charity set up in the name of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence Award-winning soul singer Emeli Sande – who performed at the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies – will headline a star-studded concert to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The SL20 Concert, which will feature a number of other high profile acts, is due to take place at London’s O2 arena on April 18 next year.
A scarily good weekend away! Luxury 27-bedroom 19th century Gothic mansion is available to rent for 10,000Chris Badham and Damian Llambias bought Huntsman Court near Tiverton, Devon, for 1.83millionPair then spent 400,000 restoring the estate which was first built in 1869 A two night stay at the 19th Century home costs 10,900 | UPDATED: 19:16 GMT, 3 December 2012 A 27-bedroom Gothic mansion transformed into an exclusive retreat at a cost of more than 2million is up for rent – costing 10,000 for a weekend getaway. Businessmen Chris Badham and Damian Llambias bought Huntsham Court near Tiverton, Devon, for 1.83 million in January and have spent a further 400,000 on refurbishments. Now holidaymakers or wedding planners can book two nights at the impressive 19th century home, costing up to 10,900 for 27 of its luxurious bedrooms