Greater Manchester council staff are bidding to form their own firm to protect adult social care from budget cuts.
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Residents have been moved from a care home on the Isle of Wight ahead of a police inquiry into the deaths of five residents.
The results of a highly-anticipated early-stage trial into a new drug aimed at treating Alzheimer's disease have been announced by the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec.
The families of three disabled women who were raped by a worker at their care home, are to receive compensation.
In response Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director for Age UK, said: This Budget contains some measures of benefit to older taxpayers, most notably the increase in tax-free allowances, but we are very disappointed that no additional investment in social care and NHS was announced today.
Des Kelly OBE argues that pay for care workers is one of the most important issues facing social care ?¦ and one of the most controversial