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'The NHS turned its back on mum – and it cost us £250,000'

Health
Spending on vital care services for the elderly has been cut by a quarter per head since 2010, a BBC analysis shows. It has left growing numbers of families struggling to get the help they need. One family caught in this trap told the BBC about their struggles.Fifteen years ago Russell Byfield retired. He had worked hard all his life building up his heating and plumbing business.It was time to enjoy his retirement with his wife Maureen. They had plans to travel, spend time with their family and enjoy their leisure.But within a couple of years, all that changed. Maureen was diagnosed with dementia. She was in her early 70s. A modern browser wit...
Atwood penning 'The Testaments,' sequel to 'Handmaid's Tale'

Atwood penning 'The Testaments,' sequel to 'Handmaid's Tale'

Entertainment
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Margaret Atwood is working on a sequel to her novel The Handmaid's Tale and the book, titled The Testaments, is due out in September 2019, her publisher said. Penguin Random House announced The Testaments, set 15 years after the end of the 1985 dystopian novel, is slated for release Sept. 10, 2019. "Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in," Atwood said in the publisher's announcement. Penguin Random House said the new novel will be narrated by three female characters. The Handmaid's Tale serves as the basis for streaming platform Hulu's original series of the same name, which is currently in production on its third se...
Little Mix's Perrie Edwards drop jaws in plunging crop top: 'The hottest'

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards drop jaws in plunging crop top: 'The hottest'

Entertainment
The Little Mix  ladies are currently riding high following the release of their hotly-anticipated fifth studio album LM5, which was released at midnight.And the band is just hours away from releasing the music video for their new single Strip, which features them nude, wearing only pen-markings of the labels they have been given by others.In the midst of the excitement, Perrie Edwards, 25, took to Instagram and shared a picture of herself from the band's album promo shots.Looking every inch the blonde beauty, the songstress donned a teeny black crop top, which showed off her toned midriff. Related Articles Thanks to the wardrobe item's corset design, Perrie's upper body took pride of place.The starlet completed the look with a black blazer — worn off...
Macron warns: 'The old demons are rising again'

Macron warns: 'The old demons are rising again'

World
French President Emmanuel Macron used his speech marking Armistice Day to warn world leaders to "build hope, not fear". In front of nearly 70 heads of state, including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said that nationalism is a "betrayal of patriotism".His speech at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris marked the centenary of the 1918 Armistice ending First World War, and it came before Donald Trump visited an American cemetery where he hailed US soldiers who fell during the Great War.Mr Trump and Mr Putin listened in silence as France's president used the occasion to sound a sobering warning about the fragility of peace and the dangers of nations that put themselves first. Image: Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Vladi...
Kelly Brook unleashes curves in lingerie display: 'The new Stifler's Mom'

Kelly Brook unleashes curves in lingerie display: 'The new Stifler's Mom'

Entertainment
The Loose Women panellist and This Morning gardening expert is a brand ambassador for toiletries brand Baylis and Harding.But it's fair to say Kelly Brook, 38, somewhat overshadows the products she's advertising in the company's new Christmas advert.With the festive clip following the brunette bombshell as she gets ready to welcome guests, the once-aspiring actress creates a lather in the bathroom as she washes her hands.Rather than wearing a chunky knitted sweater around the house, Kelly — who is dating Italian model Jeremy Parisi, 33 — opted for a slinky pink robe, which exposed her plunging black bra. Related Articles Spritzing herself with perfume, Brook looked every inch the Brit beauty as she posed up a storm in front of the mirror.Having styl...