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NASA Dawn probe enters orbit around Ceres

The Dawn probe has entered orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres as planned.

The small planet is the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Green Party pledges free social care for all over 65s

Social care for all over 65s would be free under the Green Party, leader Natalie Bennett has announced.

In a speech to the party's spring conference in Liverpool, Bennett said the policy would become a manifesto pledge because it was vital in a "decent, humane" society.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett addresses the party conference. Credit: ITV News

A vote for the Greens would be a vote for "hope not fear"', she told the audience.

"This election can be a turning point in history. The moment where we can deliver a better Britain, a Britain which works for its people. A Britain which cares," she said.

'Santa' man wins sacking claim against Dow Jones

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A 53-year-old who claimed he was branded an "old buffer" and made to dress up as Santa while working at Dow Jones has won his unfair dismissal claim against the firm.

Accounts manager James McClellan, 53, claimed he was sidelined and forced out of his job in the payroll department at the Rupert-Murdoch owned publishing giant.

He told Central London Employment Tribunal his manager Azmina Airi had branded him "rigid and stuck in my ways" after she was appointed in October 2013.

Less than a year later, Mr McClellan said he was forced to resign from his £72,000-a-year job as it had become impossible.

The tribunal panel found he had been constructively and unfairly dismissed.

But they said while he may have been "hurt" to be asked to be Santa, it did not find he was the victim of ageism or sexism.

Read more: Dow Jones employee claims firm 'made him dress as Santa'


Yentob: Hacking left me feeling 'invaded and sickened'

Alan Yentob told the High Court he felt "invaded and sickened" by phone-hacking by journalists from Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN).

Alan Yentob. Credit: P6025J/EMPICS Entertainment

The BBC's creative director said he had been profoundly shocked by the true extent and intensity of the intrusion into his private life.

I am now acutely aware that I, along with my family, friends and associates, have been violated on a truly massive scale. I can only describe the feeling as a violation; it did not happen just once.

It feels as if someone has been able to go in and out of my home, the most private of places, and search through my personal belongings day in, day out, helping themselves to whatever they think might be worth something. It has left me feeling invaded and sickened.

– Alan Yentob

Mr Yentob was giving evidence at a hearing in London to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in eight representative cases involving himself, actress Sadie Frost, ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, soap stars Lucy Taggart, Shane Richie and Shobna Gulati, flight attendant Lauren Alcorn and TV producer Robert Ashworth.

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