More than one million pensioners are just 200 away from going into debt

More than one million pensioners are just 200 away from going into debt | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 23 December 2012 Receiving a surprise bill of just 200 would be enough to push more than a million pensioners into debt, a charity warned last night. A study by Age UK has found that the combination of rising fuel bills and plummeting savings is taking its toll on older people.

A life worth living: Judge backs wife in fight to keep her husband alive after hospital tried to withhold treatment

A life worth living: Judge backs wife in fight to keep her husband alive after hospital tried to withhold treatment Doctors had wanted to withhold potentially lifesaving care from father Judge Justice Jackson overruled doctors yesterday saying they had undervalued the limited quality of life David James, 68, could still enjoyMr James went to hospital seven months ago with stomach complaint, but contracted pneumonia that led to multiple organ failureJudge described husband's relationship with his family as 'of the closest and most meaningful kind' and this carried 'great weight' in his decisionEmotional evidence heard relatives insisting Mr James smiled when they visited and enjoyed reading the newspaper and seeing his grandchildren | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 6 December 2012 The loving wife of a desperately ill musician yesterday won her fight to force a hospital to keep treating him. Doctors had wanted to withhold potentially lifesaving care from David James, 68.

Andrew Haldane: Bank boss"s view of financial crisis which has left a debt "that will be paid by our grandchildren"

'This is as bad as a world war': Bank of England boss's grim view of financial crisis which has left a debt 'that will be paid by our grandchildren'Andrew Haldane: People 'had every reason' to feel 'deeply upset and angry'George Osborne to admit bringing public finances back to order will take longer than expectedHe has to find more than 23bn through further cuts and tax rises by 2017 Institute of Fiscal Studies said era of austerity could last until 2018 By Becky Barrow and James Chapman PUBLISHED: 19:13 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 4 December 2012 The financial crisis has been as devastating for family incomes as a world war, a senior Bank of England official warned yesterday.

I stole another woman"s husband. Twenty years on, her kindness makes me sick with guilt every day

I stole another woman's husband. Twenty years on, her kindness makes me sick with guilt every day | UPDATED: 02:32 GMT, 29 November 2012 Regrets: Nicola Alexander wishes she hadn't fallen for a married man Sitting down to a roast dinner with my partner, our two children and his first family, I caught the glint of a ring from the corner of my eye and felt a familiar stab of guilt.

Margaret Hughes: Family pay tribute to grandmother, 91, found dead in flooded home just a day before her birthday

Family pay tribute to grandmother, 91, found dead in flooded home as witness claims she refused to leave fearing her breakfast would get coldMargaret Hughes would have celebrated her 92nd birthday tomorrow She was found dead in her flooded home in St Asaph, North Wales, yesterdayNeighbours say she did not want to leave because she was eating breakfast and was warm inside her home The family of the grandmother said she was 'still very much full of life' | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 28 November 2012 Full of life: The family of Margaret Hughes, pictured, said she was 'strong willed with a real sense of humour' The family of a grandmother who died just days before her 92nd birthday when her bungalow flooded described her today as 'very active' and said she was looking forward to Christmas.