A couple in Leicester are encouraging those who do not need their winter fuel payment to donate it to charity. The payments are not means tested so this year everyone born before July 1951 will receive £100 regardless of their income.
Sue and Paul Newman set up the 125 winter fund in 2010 and since then have raised more than £30,000. Michael Sibert reports.
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A man who punctured his dog’s heart after stabbing him twice in the chest, then dumping the body in a wheelie bin, has been jailed.
Divers have spent two days searching the lake at Delapre Abbey and the articles found will now undergo forensic assessment.
Officers have now been granted a three-day extension which means he can be held until Tuesday 28th February for further questioning.