Future generations of pensioners will get state pension but no extra benefits, Iain Duncan Smith warns

Future generations of pensioners should get state pension but no extra benefits, Iain Duncan Smith warnsWork and Pensions Secretary insists handouts like winter fuel allowance and TV licence are safe for current pensionersBut 'next generation' will be encouraged to save to remove 'any extra dependence on the state'Coalition plans single-tier pension of around 155-a-weekLinking state pension age to life expectancy 'will mean working until 70' By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:11 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 8 January 2013 Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, pictured arriving at Number 10 yesterday, said coalition reforms mean future generations would only need the state pension The next generation of pensioners should not need to receive extra benefits like free TV licences and help with heating bills, Iain Duncan Smith suggested today.

2,000-year-old Roman theatre discovered in back garden of archaeological school

Unique 2,000-year-old Roman theatre discovered in back garden of archaeological school Roman remains reveal first British example of ancient cockpit-style theatreHad a large nearly circular orchestra pit with a narrow stage set much further back than in traditional theatresFound at site where Kent Archaeological Field School is basedArchaeologist Dr Paul Wilkinson said: 'It really is an amazing find, the first one in Britain, and it is just beyond my garden' | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 25 December 2012 Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Bronze Age Roman theatre – dating back 2,000 years. Dr Paul Wilkinson, founder of the Kent Archaeological Field School, believes it is the first of its kind to be found in Britain.

Young people are calling time on binge-drinking culture

Young Britons turn their backs on binge drinking and drug taking culture of their parents' generation, figures show Government figures show students are drinking lessAcademics point to cultural shift, increasing financial constraints and tougher action to explain decline | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 9 December 2012 Young Britons are calling time on the binge-drinking culture of their parents' generation. Government figures show a continued fall in alcohol intake among young people, especially students, over the past decade.

Already find MPs hard to understand? Some have now signed up for Cornish lessons in bid to attract more

Already find MPs hard to understand Some have now signed up for Cornish lessons in bid to attract more speakers of ancient tongue to Parliament | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 9 December 2012 The lessons have been arranged by North Cornwall Lib Dem MP Dan Rogerson, who recently failed in an attempt to have Commons leaflets for tourists printed in the ancient Celtic tongue Have you ever felt that MPs speak a different language from the rest of us Well, now some of them are. A number of politicians have signed up for free lessons in Cornish – or, as they say west of the Tamar, Kernowek.