News round up: outcry over feeding tubes, penniless Gurkhas

Care homes forcing elderly to have feeding tubes fitted

Thousands of elderly people are being forced to have tubes fitted so they can be artificially fed if they want to be admitted to a care home, a major report warns today.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Mother ‘injected brain-damaged son with fatal dose of heroin to end misery’

A mother injected her brain-damaged son with a fatal dose of heroin while out on bail for a previous attempt at “ending his misery”, a court heard.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

Penniless Gurkhas turn to UK charity after Joanna Lumley campaign

Military charities are being swamped by penniless Gurkhas and their families arriving at Heathrow to settle in Britain after the campaign last year to allow them to live in this country.

Read more on this story in The Times



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