Social care tax rise: Boris Johnson wins Commons vote

MPs have voted 319 to 248 for a 1.25 percentage point rise in National Insurance for workers and employers to help fund health and social care. Boris Johnson hopes the tax increase, which breaks a Conservative manifesto pledge, will raise £12bn a year. The prime minister said his plan would deal with “catastrophic costs” faced […]

You’re never tutu old for ballet: Royal Academy of Dance to inspire over 55’s at home with free online ballet classes

While isolation isn’t an issue we can dance around, the Royal Academy of Dance is on a mission to help older audiences keep active indoors. The global dance education organisation today launches a weekly series of online ‘Silver Swans’ ballet exercise classes, designed to get the older generation moving to the music at home. From […]

Bionic’ powerlifter Ted Brown still competing at almost 90

A powerlifting octogenarian says he will continue to pursue his passion for weightlifting, despite battling a variety of health problems over the years. Ted Brown, 89, from Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, has been part of the British powerlifting scene for more than 70 years, after taking up the sport in the 1940s. Despite Mr Brown’s new hip, […]