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Society & PoliticsAgeing - Facts, Fears and the Future
Lord Winston talks about the rapidly expanding global older population and the unique challenges and opportunities it presents.Read More 0
Society & PoliticsThe education secretary in a class of his own
Neil Roberts says cost not quality is at the root of Michael Gove's much-maligned education reforms.Read More 0
Society & PoliticsGovernment warned about ageing population
Ministers should do more to prepare for the impact of an ageing population - including appointing a cabinet minister to represent elderly people's interests - a group of leading charities has warned.Read More 0
Society & PoliticsCoalition of cracks
Liberal Democrat conference exposes gulf in policy direction with Tory partners and the spectre of a leadership challenge for Nick Clegg.Read More 0
Society & PoliticsLong live the NHS
The National Health Service, far from being an innefficient, wasteful, cash drain, as the Health Secretary would have us believe, is delivering first-class service ... well, it certainly did for me!Read More 0
EntertainmentStrangers on a Train
Stage versions of successful movies don’t always hit the mark but this is not the case with Robert Allan Ackerman’s taut production of Strangers on a Train at Gielgud Theatre.Read More 0
EntertainmentTwelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose's taut courthouse drama, Twelve Angry Men, is revived in an excellent new production at the Garrick Theatre.Read More 0
EntertainmentJeeves and Wooster
Laurence Green reviews the stage adaptation of Jeeves novel - Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Duke of York’s Theatre.Read More 0
EntertainmentWounded - surviving the Western Front
Emily Mayhew examines the ordeal and care of casualties during World War One.Read More 0
EntertainmentRush - James Hunt versus Nikki Lauda
Big screen dramatisation of the rivalry between Formula One racing drivers James Hunt and Nikki LaudaRead More 0
Health & WellbeingMemory lapses and dementia
NHS Choices 'Behind the Headlines' news analysis service responds to claims that memory lapses do not mean you are at risk of dementiaRead More 0
Health & WellbeingParkinson's spoon cancels tremor by 70 percent
New product launch aims to improve eating experience for Parkinson's sufferers.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingKeep your brain healthier longer
How the food you eat can help cognitive function and memory as you age.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingGoogle comes of age
Larry Page, Google CEO, announces new venture focused on developing solutions for age-related mobility and health issues.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingHow to add life to your life!
I've found the solution to insomnia and discovered the pleasures of a nocturnal cup of tea, reading and box set DVDs.Read More 0
Home & LeisureDon't fall for the Scareware threat
Browser hijackers and fake virus warnings are becoming more and more common, but how do you protect yourself?Read More 0
Home & LeisureUnderstanding Feng Shui
Can the spatial arrangement of your living space really have a positive effect on your energy and wellbeing?Read More 0
Home & LeisureWindows phone - a leap forward for older phone users
After testing many handsets aimed at older people, we found the Nokia Lumia 800 a real step in the right direction as an age-neutral phone.Read More 0
Home & LeisureBlooming beautiful
Looking for a pleasant escape from the city? Visit this exquisite lavender field in Surrey!Read More 0
Home & LeisureFoxed again
Despite the media furore, urban foxes continue to win both new ground and the PR warRead More 0
Money & FinanceLong-term care funding crisis awaits if credible reform is not made
Flexible pensions system would help people deal with long-term care funding problems.Read More 0
Money & FinanceFinancial euthanasia
How the Financial Conduct Authority’s Mortgage Market Review will affect people with property in retirementRead More 0
Money & FinanceWork beyond 68 - your pension prospects
George Osborne's Autumn Statement revealed that for low income households retirement age is actually State Pension age. If the state pension is a major part of your retirement income, you will have...Read More 0
Money & FinancePensions vs property
The great financial planning debate – Pensions vs Property. Is it best to stick to one, the other ... or both?Read More 0
Money & FinanceSIPP suckers
Serious Fraud Squad estimates £32million in Self Invested Pension Plans at risk after investors place faith in slick sales promises of high returns.Read More 0
RelationshipsCare standards: How do we solve the problem of elder care?
In spite of ever more older people needing home or residential care, the British public seems unwilling to foot the bill or take steps to safeguard themselves in later lifeRead More 0
RelationshipsWomen with jobs apparently don't have sex
Career women are dull, whereas unemployed women have all the fun, if not all the money - or so the reports sayRead More 2
RelationshipsWomen prefer miserable men
Ladies these days, it seems, like their heroes rather Byronic or at least somewhat irritable and frowningRead More 3
RelationshipsLeast convincing cry for help ever
Such tragedy! Such pathos! Such horror! This poor afflicted soul must surely go to bed each night, smiling...Read More 0
RelationshipsSex and 'old people'? Heaven forfend
I'm sick of reading stories about how the over 50s are ignorant to the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and that older people are rampantly promiscuous, viagra powered slaves to lust ... bla...Read More 0
Work & CareerWhy no vision for older workers?
Traditional idea of retirement no longer exists - so what is the plan to ensure people over 65 have enough to live on?Read More 0
Work & CareerTrouble in the Valleys (or rather, the universities)
Corrupt practices at the University of Wales have called into question not only the future of the institution, but the good name of British higher education and the government's future plans for itRead More 0
Work & CareerAlgorithms ate your pension!
Our over-reliance on algorithms may well be our undoing, or at least, cost us our savings and our economy...Read More 2
Work & CareerFinancial literacy and life planning
Why do so many Britons fail to plan their money for retirement? Why do so many households reach retirement age with little or no wealth?Read More 0
Work & CareerAviva shoots itself in the foot – priceless!
Insurance giant, Aviva, drops email redundancy bombshell by mistake.Read More 0
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