Employers 'reluctant to hire over-50s' as they can't force them to retire at 65Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work due to 'ageism' Since October 2011 no worker can be forced to retire at the age of 65 By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Ageist market: Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work as bosses fear they may continue to work into their 70s and beyond Unemployed people in their 50s are finding their desperate hunt for a job ‘made worse’ by a key Government rule change, a damning report warned yesterday. Before the change, a boss could ask a worker to leave from the age of 65, known as the ‘default retirement age’, as long as they had been given six months’ notice
Care home boss accused of sedating dementia patients by hiding drugs in their meals Janet Foster allegedly ran an 'institutionalised' ward at the care home in Stockton-on-TeesMeal times 'appallingly organised' with patients wandering off without finishing 15 of 17 patients lost weight during a one month period | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 11 December 2012 A care home boss ran an 'institutionalised' care home where dementia patients were sedated with drugs hidden in their meals, a hearing has heard. Janet Foster allegedly told staff to send residents to bed at 8pm, regardless of whether they were tired and refused to let them see a singer perform at the Victoria House Care Centre in Stockton-on-Tees. Meal times at the home were 'appallingly organised' and 15 out of 17 patients lost weight over a one-month period, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.
That's a wrap! Chip shop worker bags world record for being the fastest chip wrapper Steph Celik, 32, won Guinness World Record for being the fastest at wrapping chipsMother-of-seven won the title by packing five bags in just 58 secondsShe has worked at the Blue Whale fish and chip shop, in Maltby, South Yorkshire for 17 years | UPDATED: 11:52 GMT, 30 November 2012 A chip shop worker has won a Guinness World Record title for being the fastest at wrapping chips. Speedy Steph Celik packed five 350g bags – with added salt and vinegar – in just 58 seconds. The mother-of seven beat the previous record by two seconds to earn a place in the Guinness World Records.