Employers "reluctant to hire over-50s" as they can"t force them to retire at 65

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

Nick Clegg to host LBC radio talk show to win over voters as Lib Dems warn he has 12 months to turn around polls

Nick Clegg the talk show host: Deputy PM opens himself up to ridicule with weekly radio slot on LBC Lib Dem leader to appear on LBC 97.3 every ThursdayDeputy PM says he wants to know 'what people are thinking'Party strategists warn he must improve poll ratings before the end of 2013Half-hour radio show means he will spend three times as long on radio than at the Despatch Box answering questions each monthTories condemn 'bizarre' move when he should be supporting the PM By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:24 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:56 GMT, 7 January 2013 Nick Clegg will appear on LBC 97.3 every Thursday morning, in an attempt to find out what people are thinking Nick Clegg is to hold a weekly radio phone-in an extraordinary attempt to win over voters as Lib Dem strategists warn they have a year to turn the party’s poll ratings around. In an unprecedented move for a party leader, the Deputy Prime Minister is to take calls from listeners every Thursday to find out what ‘people are thinking’. Named 'Call Clegg' the weekly show is a massive gamble and could see the Lib Dem boss berated for every government gaffe and unpopular policy in the news.

Putin: Ill sign plan to ban adoptions in US

Putin: I’ll sign plan to ban adoptions in U.S.Putin said he will sign the bill to prevent Americans adopting Russian children It is seen as a tit-for-tat response to U.S. bill that will freeze assets of Russians accused of human rights abuse Amnesty International criticises 'childish' response | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 27 December 2012 Ban: Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he will sign a law preventing U.S. citizens adopting Russian children Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children

Fifth of over-30s have never swum in the sea while 13% have never travelled by plane

Fifth of over-30s have never swum in the sea while 13% have never travelled by plane | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 13 December 2012 They are among the best experiences in the world but it turns out thousands of stay-at-home Brits have never enjoyed them.