Eight workers at a residential home near Braintree in Essex have been suspended after secret cameras filmed alleged poor care of residents.
One member of staff seen apparently slapping a resident was dismissed.
Anglia Retirement Homes said it had launched an independent inquiry into allegations of mistreatment at the Old Deanery in Bocking, after it was filmed by an undercover BBC reporter.
'Elderly Care Exposed' will be broadcast tonight.
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Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.
With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.