May in care costs cap U-turn after ‘dementia tax’ sees Tories’ poll ratings dip

Theresa May has made a dramatic U-turn on her manifesto policy on social care amid signs that controversy over a so-called “dementia tax” was hurting Conservatives in the polls.

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Duchess hails ‘dedicated and inspirational’ teams at children’s hospices

The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the extraordinary work of “dedicated and inspirational” staff and volunteers at children’s hospices across the UK.

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Man arrested over ‘kill May’ protest released without charge

A man arrested after protesting as Theresa May arrived at a campaign event has been released without charge.

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Everest double climb woman praises talisman after achieving feat

A woman who became the youngest female to reach the summit of Mount Everest from both sides has said a necklace blessed by Buddhists gave her strength to reach the top.

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Green Party offers ‘message of hope’ with 10 election pledges

The Green Party has outlined its 10 key election pledges which it says will offer a “message of hope” to voters.

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Alleged victim of Rolf Harris ‘speaking out for vindication and justice’

One of Rolf Harris’s alleged victims said she is speaking out for “vindication and justice” as the entertainer sat in court for the first day since his trial began.

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Tories adding chaos to cruelty with social care funding issue, says Farron

Tory attempts to refine their planned shake-up of social care funding have only added “chaos to cruelty”, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said.

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Corbyn makes pledges on tuition fees and arts fund in plea to student voters

Jeremy Corbyn has made a last-minute appeal for young people to register to vote and sought to win them over to Labour with twin pledges to help students with fees and pour money into Britain’s arts, music, film and theatre.

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Michael Barrymore entitled to ‘substantial damages’ over arrest, High Court told

Entertainer Michael Barrymore should get substantial damages from Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which destroyed his career, the High Court has heard.

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Scottish Labour reiterates independence vote opposition at manifesto launch

Kezia Dugdale offered Scots a “cast-iron guarantee” that Labour will oppose a second independence referendum as she made a pitch to supporters of other pro-UK parties in a bid to break the SNP’s “stranglehold” on politics north of the border.

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Parties offering different solutions to costs of social care

Plans to reform social care are dominating the General Election debate.

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Corbyn again declines to specifically denounce IRA as terrorists

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned “all acts of violence from wherever they came” during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but declined to specifically denounce the IRA as terrorists.

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Tractor takes motocross crash death farmer on final journey

A farmer who died in a motocross crash has been taken to his funeral by a tractor followed by dozens of bikers.

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Court case against RBS adjourned to allow settlement talks

Legal action at the High Court by thousands of shareholders against Royal Bank of Scotland has been delayed for settlement talks.

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Royal Academy to show parts of Charles I art collection dismantled by Cromwell

Parts of the Royal Collection dismantled by Oliver Cromwell following the execution of Charles I are returning to Britain for a blockbuster show at the Royal Academy.

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‘Over half of workers’ have sought new jobs due to boredom at work

Almost half of people are bored at work, often because they do the same thing every day or do not actually like their job, a study has found.

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Q&A: Why has Theresa May had to rework commitments on social care?

Theresa May has been forced to make a significant concession over the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledges on social care.

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I’m no supporter of Corbyn, says Sedgefield Labour candidate

The Labour candidate hoping to be re-elected in Tony Blair’s former constituency has told voters he is “no supporter of Corbyn”.

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SNP leader defends candidate amid debate nurse ‘smear campaign’ claims

Nicola Sturgeon has defended an SNP candidate amid accusations of a “smear campaign” against a nurse who challenged the First Minister.

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Loss of EU doctors could leave 3.5 million without a GP, leading medics warn

Leading GPs have renewed calls for post-Brexit assurances for European doctors after figures revealed that without these medics, 3.5 million patients could be left without a family doctor.

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