Monthly archives: July, 2016

£1.5trillion! Bill for public sector pensions soars by a third in just 5 years: Experts condemn widening gap with private schemes 

Taxpayers face a £1.5trillion bill for public sector workers’ gold-plated pensions after their cost soared by a third in five years, a report reveals. The huge bill amounts to an average of £55,000 per household – more than double the typical wage. Nurses, policemen, soldiers and civil servants still receive guaranteed payouts during retirement, whereas …

'It's a pity my dentist doesn't look like that': BBC commentator Andrew Castle in sexism row over comments about new Brit tennis hero Marcus Willis' girlfriend

BBC commentator Andrew Castle sparked a new Wimbledon sexism row after he remarked on the appearance of Marcus Willis’ girlfriend. The former tennis player was commentating on Roger Federer’s second-round defeat of Willis on Centre Court when his other half Jennifer Bate, a dental nurse, appeared on screen. Castle remarked: ‘It’s a pity my dentist …