News round up: Elderly to get equal rights under government plans

    Elderly to get equal rights as government plans to make age bias as bad as racism

    The elderly will no longer be able to be barred from NHS treatment, credit cards or travel insurance under plans to make ageism ‘as unacceptable as racism’.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

    Kid crime rise ‘an injustice’

    The number of young offenders dealt with by police and the courts has jumped by more than a quarter since 2002 in England and Wales – and in some areas nearly doubled.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Mirror

    £200 scheme for problem families

    PROBLEM families will get £200 under a US-style scheme to make them better parents, Gordon Brown will announce today.

    Read more on this story in The Sun

    Jail junkies

    BRITAIN’S prisons are in the grip of a booming drug trade, shock figures have revealed.

    Read more on this story in The Sun

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