Monthly Archives: May 2015

Scottish carers reach breaking point

Scotland’s army of unpaid carers are reaching crisis point as their own health problems soar and they struggle to get by on low incomes
by Susan Smith

Scottish carers are reaching breaking point, experiencing high levels of depression, poor incomes and declining health as a result of their caring roles.

Devoted mother secures tickets for ill daughter to see Foo Fighters at Big Weekend

A devoted mother made her sick daughter’s dream come true after securing a chance to see the Foo Fighters tomorrow.

Abby Warne, who is seeing the Foo Fighters on Sunday. Picture: Submitted

Abby Warne, 23, suffers from a rare neurological condition which means she requires 24-hour care and relies on crutches and a wheelchair to get around.

Miss Warne, who lives in Ringsfield near Beccles, had bought tickets to see the Foo Fighters at Wembley in June, but was forced to cancel after realising she would not be well enough to go.

Income poverty affects third of UK population

19.3 million people had disposable income of below 60% of national median in at least one year between 2010 and 2013

Almost a third of the UK population experienced income poverty in at least one year between 2010 and 2013, official data shows.

The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday, show that approximately 19.3 million people had a disposable income of below 60% of the national median at some point during the four-year period.