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The company said that it was "100% convinced" that there was a market for the racy versions of the 19th century novels by authors Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen and that the spicing up of the much-loved books will introduce the classics to "a new generation of readers". Other titles to be published under the Clandestine Classics collection include Austen's Northanger Abbey and Arthur Conan Doyle's stories featuring Sherlock Holmes.
In the past two years, at least 17 councils have withdrawn social care for people who they deemed to have "moderate needs". In the first two years of the coalition, 11 authorities told more than 5,000 elderly or disabled people that their care was being withdrawn, while more than 2,000 people saw their packages cut. A further six councils are cutting help in this financial year.
From Roman sewage to 19th Century ‘disinfectors’ and modern day landfill sites, the exhibition explores the various ways civilisation has dealt with its own grime. It encompasses the medical, the scientific, the sociological and the artistic manifestations of dirt. A welcome relief from the heavily sanitised view of life we normally see.
The work capability assessment (WCA) is being rolled out nationwide on Monday after pilot studies found that up to two-thirds of those claiming incapacity benefit could potentially work in some form, saving the country an estimated £2bn over five years. The first of 1.6 million people selected for the 45-minute test – which asks, among other things, whether they are capable of lifting a pencil or turning a tap, will be told to attend interviews.
Yet now we are told that these people have turned into the armed wing of Amnesty International. They are bombing Libya because they can't bear for innocent people to be tyrannised, by the tyrants they were arming and funding for years. As Obama put it : "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries.