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Labour reveal plans to scrap winter for retired top rate tax payers

Labour has revealed its plans to help higher rate tax-paying pensioners by scrapping winter for anyone earning over £40k a year.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls told reporters, ‘ As Labour is the party of inclusivity, we wanted to show that we strive to help those more fortunate than ourselves.’

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Posted: Jun 4th, 2013
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Elderly ‘can’t wait’ to house prisoners under new government scheme

lots of stories to tell over tea and biscuitsConvicted murderers, sex offenders, and terrorists will be used as ‘live in’ companions to help out retirees under a radical new homestay scheme starting next month.

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Posted: May 12th, 2013
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Pensioner mistakes mineshaft for 3D pavement art

'It's a tragedy,' said BBC Midlands news spokesman, Hardeep Singh Kohli.In a tragic case of life-imitating-pavement-art, Black Country pensioner Enoch Beasley fell into a massive mineshaft which had opened up in front of his local pub, The Miner’s Arms in Tipton.

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Posted: Mar 3rd, 2013
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Snow latest: Pensioner sick of being checked on by neighbours

Alf Pemberton, 83, is thought to have been checked in on by eight different well-meaning neighbours in a 12-hour period over the weekend, amassing over 21 pints of milk in the process.

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2013
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British Gas introduce ‘lagging the elderly’

In response to the recent government challenge to all energy suppliers, British Gas have unveiled the new ‘Winterlude’ package for the elderly.

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Posted: Dec 18th, 2012
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