Care for dementia patients slammed

Stephen Blakeburn, 50, from Darlington, with his mother, Jenny, 86 (Alzheimer's Society/PA)

GPs believe dementia patients are being failed by health and social care services, with many saying they do not feel they have had sufficient training to deal with people with the condition themselves.


Alice family seeks extended inquest

Schoolgirl Alice Gross was killed last August (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

A coroner is today expected to decide whether the inquest into the death of schoolgirl Alice Gross should investigate wider questions around what authorities knew - or ought to have known - about her murderer.


Families priced out of rural areas

A chronic housing crisis in rural areas is pricing out young families

Swathes of rural England are set to become "pensioner pockets" in the next six years as young families find themselves priced out of the areas they grew up in, the National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned.


Over-55s 'at higher risk of scams'

Vishing scams involve criminals tricking people out of their savings by pretending to be from their bank or the police

People aged over 55 could be four times more likely than the general population to become victims of a telephone scam where fraudsters pose as a bank or the police, according to figures from the financial ombudsman.


Murray enjoying home advantage

Andy Murray believes the roaring home crowd at Wimbledon can make all the difference as he bids to clinch a second men's singles title at the All England Club.


Wilko Johnson clear of cancer

After undergoing pioneering treatment, Wilko Johnson has revealed he is now cancer free

Guitarist Wilko Johnson has revealed he remains clear of cancer after a pioneering and complex operation he underwent last year.


Strauss issues Ashes warning

Andrew Strauss believes Australia will need to be near their best to beat England this summer

England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss has warned Australia they will have to produce "outstanding cricket" if they are to end their long wait for an Ashes series triumph on these shores.


SNP slams veto plan for English MPs

Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to think again on voting rights for English MPs

The SNP is calling on David Cameron to "think again" on proposals to give English MPs a veto over legislation which affects only England.