Study reveals humans can read dogs" facial expressions

Dogs really do have facial expressions which their owners can understand, study finds 100,000-year bond between canines and people explains connection By Nazia Parveen PUBLISHED: 17:18 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:32 GMT, 17 March 2013 Scientists believe humans have developed a natural empathy with dogs and can read their facial expressions We all know that guilty look on the dog’s face when he swipes a sausage from the kitchen work top. But it seems that’s not the only emotion we can recognise in our canine friends. Scientists believe humans have developed a natural empathy with dogs as we have evolved side-by-side for the past 100,000 years

75,000 cap on cost of care will lost thousands of pensioners their homes

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