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Pensions protest planned in Manchester

There'll be a protest in Manchester later by women opposed to perceived inequality in the state pension. The WASP group claim that changes to the system have left many women in financial difficulty. They say 95 thousand women in Greater Manchester alone are affected. Ann Edwards says its come as a real shock.

The equalisation of the State Pension age was announced over 20 years ago and rights a longstanding inequality. Women retiring today can still expect to receive a higher State Pension over their lifetime than any women before them, and 10 per cent more State Pension than men of their age because they will on average live longer.

– Department of Work and Pensions



World War Two soldier Ted Stanley is laid to rest in the Netherlands

A soldier from the Wirral who was killed in World War Two has finally been laid to rest 72 years after his death.

Ted Stanley died in the Battle of Arnhem, his body lay in a mass grave until years of research finally identified him.

The grave of World War Two soldier Ted Stanley Credit: ITV Granada, Paul Crone

Today at a special ceremony in the Netherlands, his family and relatives saw him finally laid to rest with his own headstone.

From Arnhem, Paul Crone reports.

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