George Osborne has announced that the state pension to rise by £2.95 a week from next April, leaving pensioners £800 a year better off from Government measures since 2010.
Pensioners will also be offered the opportunity to make voluntary national insurance contributions to boost retirement income.
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Downpours keeping us on our toes today
The M20 in Kent has been closed in both directions after a pedestrian bridge allegedly collapsed on the motorway on Saturday.
The AA have warned of traffic jams and urged people to carry extra water in their vehicles because of the warm weather.