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Council tax surcharge could raise £2bn for social care

Under the Spending Review, councils now have the power to collect a 2% surcharge to put towards the cost of adult social care.

The Chancellor George Osborne says this could raise up to £2 billion but those in the care industry say that is not enough to keep them in business.



Protests as Russia insists plane downing was pre-planned

Russia has insisted the downing of one of their warplanes by Turkey was "pre-planned".

As tensions rise between the two countries, the Russian pilot who survived the crash claims he was given no warning before his plane was shot down.

While Turkey claims it issued repeated warnings to the aircraft.

The Turkish Embassy in Moscow has since been targeted by protesters throwing eggs, tomatoes and stones.

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