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Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUniversal Credit experience: ‘I’ve been left behind’ Council tenants on universal credit have on average more than double the rent arrears of those still on housing benefit,…

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Southeastern wants more women train drivers

Image copyright PA Image caption Southeastern runs high-speed services between St Pancras and Ashford International and Gravesend A rail company has launched a campaign to recruit more female train drivers. Southeastern, which serves London, Kent…


Surgeons say Gloucestershire hospital plan ‘not safe’

Image copyright PA Image caption The decision means there will be no general surgeons on duty during out of hours Almost 60 consultants and senior doctors at Cheltenham General Hospital have said moving out-of-hours general…


Hertfordshire school’s drill dance from the 1800s

Students at a school in Hertfordshire are carrying on a dance tradition dating back centuries. The School Drill dance has been performed at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, in Rickmansworth, since the 1800s. The…


Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops

Learning you have cancer is traumatic and daunting. Losing your eyebrows, eyelashes and hair because of chemotherapy is demoralising and overwhelming. A cancer charity is providing practical support for people struggling with the visible side…


HMP Birmingham: ‘Signs of improvement’ at ‘worst’ prison

Image caption The chief inspector of prisons said earlier this year HMP Birmingham was the worst prison he had ever been to A troubled prison that was taken over by the government is showing early…


Stillbirth: ‘How I chose an outfit for my baby’

Image copyright Little Things & Co Image caption Stillbirths happen in about one in every 200 births in England Having a stillborn baby is one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through,…


Dementia risk: Five-minute scan ‘can predict cognitive decline’

Image copyright Getty Images A five-minute scan could be used to spot people at risk of dementia before symptoms appear, researchers claim. Scientists used ultrasound scanners to look at blood vessels in the necks of…


Premature baby parents ‘need extra maternity leave’

The mother of a baby boy who was born prematurely has backed calls for parents like her to get extra maternity leave. Sarah Kirker’s son, Matthew, was born at just 24 weeks gestation on 1…


RBS ‘paid £400 a day for envelope-stuffing’

Image copyright PA Royal Bank of Scotland paid contractors almost £400 a day to stuff envelopes, according to the Press Association. The bank said the people were hired for more skilled jobs, but were used…


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