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

3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil"s sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C. It has 17 giant slabs – largest being 8ft long and 5ft wide – spanning 180ft | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 1 January 2013 A stone bridge reputed to be 3,000 years old was swept away as flooding continued to bring chaos to parts of Britain yesterday

New Year"s Eve forecast: Dry end to the year comes too late for 3,000-year-old bridge as it is washed away by raging river

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C.

I"m sorry mum! Flamingo chick is in trouble after getting his feathers muddy

I'm sorry mum! Flamingo chick is in trouble after getting his feathers muddy Two-week-old chick took first steps outside the nest in a reserve in CubaWildlife photographer Andrey Gudkov spent a day watching the pair bond | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 30 December 2012 Any mother would despair at seeing their child covered in mud. And this flamingo was no different.

Rachel Johnson: Salmon in the bushes, the drive washed away… Welcome to our future

Salmon in the bushes, the drive washed away… Welcome to our future | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 30 December 2012 On Boxing Day, the BBC was continuing to advise travellers not to head ‘west of Taunton’ and a reporter had been embedded for days at Tiverton Parkway. Yes