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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...
Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia once turned down for role for being 'too pale'

Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia once turned down for role for being 'too pale'

Entertainment
DREAMS: Bhavna said rejection made her more determined to achieve her ambitions (Pic: Mark Bruce/ ITV) The actress – who plays lesbian Muslim Rhana Habeeb in the ITV soap – told producers: "I'm full Asian!"She said the bizarre rejection for being "too pale" was a sign she would have to "work a little bit harder" than white actors to achieve success.Though she had found it a "difficult pill to swallow" Bhavna, 34, said pursuing a career as an actress was "still worth doing". Related Articles The star – whose mum is Indian and dad from Kenya – also played Alia in hit BBC comedy Citizen Khan.She told Manchester-based A-Magazine before turning to acting she used to work as a costume designer where her looks were unimportant."With costume it’s about how good yo...
'Business as usual once heat gets turned up' – Gilchrist on Australia after ball-tampering

'Business as usual once heat gets turned up' – Gilchrist on Australia after ball-tampering

Sports
England v Australia 1st ODIVenue: Oval Date: Wednesday, 13 June Time: 13:00 BSTCoverage: Live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app.Australia face some "large hurdles" in getting over the ball-tampering scandal which "shocked and hurt" a nation but "it will be business as usual once the heat gets turned up", says Adam Gilchrist.The Baggy Greens return to international action for the first time since the controversy against South Africa in March when they start a five-match one-day series against England at The Oval on Wednesday, looking to rebuild their battered reputation.Captain Steve Smith a...
Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Entertainment
Before the internet, Insta and selfies, Britain had its very own Kim Kardashian socialite who ruled the roost in the 80s, 90s and noughties.Her name was Emma Ridley and she's still just as wild as ever.Squeezing her curves into a pair of bright pink leggings and plunging low-cut top, the 45-year-old Return to Oz star was spotted out in LA working up a sweat alongside her Belarusian trainer and Dancing with the Stars pro, Dzianis Marsian.The busty blonde looked hard at work as she was put through her paces for the gruelling workout in Studio City, just days after vowing to shed 30lbs after piling on the weight in recent years.Despite being renowned for her rebellious nature and partying ways – which saw her smoke marijuana at just 11-years-old and elope to Las Vegas at age 15 to marry...
Warren Buffett on how he turned a $300,000 bet into $2 million for charity in 10 years

Warren Buffett on how he turned a $300,000 bet into $2 million for charity in 10 years

Finance
Warren Buffett believes investors do not need to be brilliant to do well in the financial markets.The Oracle of Omaha made a winning 10-year bet with Protégé Partners in Dec. 2007 that the S&P 500 would outperform a basket of fund of hedge funds.But perhaps more interesting than how a simple index fund beat out some of the brightest Wall Street minds is what Buffett did with the initial proceeds for the bet.He explained in his 2017 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders released on Saturday how he turned his $ 318,250 outlay for the bet into $ 2.2 million for the Girls Inc. of Omaha charity."Though markets are generally rational, they occasionally do crazy things. Seizing the opportunities then offered does not require great intelligence, a degree in economics or a familiarit