News round up: Grandparent carers – the invisible industry

    Grandparent carers – the invisible industry

    They provide £3.9bn of childcare every year, yet grandparent carers are barely acknowledged by the political and legal worlds.

    Read more of this story in The Guardian

    Life after Baby P

    Amelia Gentleman spends a week with a child protection unit in north London.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Alzheimer’s research links postponed retirement with later onset

    Working until 65 or beyond could postpone the onset of dementia. A study of 382 men found a significant association between later retirement and later onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Read more on this story in The Times

    Home loan ‘error’ by Labour’s golden couple Mr & Mrs Balls

    Married cabinet ministers Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper made a claim for almost four times the amount of mortgage interest to which they were entitled.

    The couple, who are among Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s closest allies, submitted the claim for £2,600 for two months in 2007.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

     

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