When Jeremy Hunt finally admitted to MPs on Monday evening that the green paper on older people’s social care would not now appear before their summer recess, as he had promised, reaction in the care sector was more weary resignation than righteous anger. Disappointment comes with the territory these days. The news capped a particularly miserable 48 hours for social care, which had been obliged to stand awkwardly by, empty-handed, while ministers proudly unwrapped the English NHS’s 70th birthday present of an extra £20bn a year in real terms by 2023-24 in return for a new 10-year plan for the service. Hunt, whose job title was amended in January to health and social care secretary, suggested on the BBC Today programme on Monday morning that social care’s gift was in the post. But as the day wore on, it became ever clearer that it wouldn’t be arriving until after decisions in next year’s spending review, for implementation in 2020. Postponement until … [Read more...] about Delay to green paper caps dismal 48 hours for social care
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Produced by Chris Young Ritzen, Susan Mallie, Marc Goldbaum, Lourdes Aguiar, Josh Yager [This story originally aired on Oct.28, 2017] As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Houston area in August, investigators were in the midst of a desperate search for a mother of two who vanished just before the storm hit. Family – and sheriff's deputies – were convinced Crystal McDowell's disappearance had nothing to do with the raging storm, but a missing person's investigation was no easy feat amid the historic rains and flooding. As sheriff's deputies and emergency first responders struggled to keep up with the storm, a dedicated team of investigators gathered to track every clue left behind in McDowell's disappearance. "48 Hours" gained unprecedented access inside the command center in Baytown, Texas, a suburb of Houston, as investigators searched for a beautiful young mother. But as persons of interest surfaced and a crucial clue was uncovered, there was still no sign of … [Read more...] about “48 Hours” goes inside the search for mom who vanished ahead of Hurricane Harvey
Produced by Asena Basak The community of Jacksonville, N.C., home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, was terrorized by a serial rapist over a 14-month span beginning in 2011. Authorities believed the perpetrator was responsible for 12 sexual assaults. Five of those women were spouses of Marines. The Jacksonville Police Department took the lead in the investigation, as all of the attacks occurred off base NCIS formed a joint task force with the Jacksonville Police Department, who were able to connect the attacks. The rapist left behind few clues, and it wasn't until two victims were attacked on the same night that investigators were able to get their first major leads. A PREDATOR STRIKES Special Agent Heather Powers | NCIS: NCIS is a multi-faceted agency. Special Agent Heather Powers: If there's a crime involving a spouse or a dependent of a Navy or Marine Corps member, our job is to vigorously pursue the perpetrator … that is a big piece of what we do. …so that the … [Read more...] about “48 Hours: NCIS:” Can agents stop a ruthless attacker preying on Marine wives?
WHEN Neil Kemp gets behind the wheel of his new car today he will be celebrating a major milestone. Five years ago, he was given just 48 hours to live after a brain stem stroke.The stroke, his second, left Neil unable to eat, speak or walk at the age of 42.But with determination and the support of his partner, Alison Philips, he has gone on to defy doctors with his recovery.Alison said: “A brain stem stroke affects your speech, memory, everything. “The doctors gave him 48 hours to live and said that if he did, it would be very unlikely that he would walk and talk again.”And the loss of abilities that many of us take for granted changed Neil’s whole outlook.“Just living was the priority then,” he said. “I’d get up on a morning and feel lucky I was alive.“I used to be a transport manager, telling everyone what to do. Suddenly I couldn’t tell anyone anything. It was hard.”In the months that followed, Neil began the long … [Read more...] about Doctors gave man 48 hours to live
As a reward/incentive to keep up their subscription, Xbox Live Gold members get two free games a month to download for a limited time on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 . The titles range from older AAA blockbusters and cult indie hits to underrated gems and - very occasionally - a brand new release. Since November 2015, the two free Xbox 360 games have also been backwards compatible with the Xbox One, meaning owners of Microsoft's current gen console can effectively get four free games a month. The games are yours to keep, even if you cancel your Xbox Live Gold subscription after downloading them. Just select the 'Gold' tab on your Xbox One or Xbox 360. Alternatively, you can use the Xbox website. Even if you haven't upgraded to an Xbox One yet, you can still nab those games for free as long as you have an Xbox Live Gold account. Just sign into the Xbox website, head to the title's listing page and redeem the offer. The game will then appear in the console's 'Ready to install' list … [Read more...] about Xbox Live Games with Gold: Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for April 2018