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Society & PoliticsImmigrants bolster UK economy ... but are unwelcome
How governmental spin and media hyperbole undermines the essential contribution foreign workers make to the UK economyRead More 0
Society & PoliticsThink Tank warning of future pensioner poverty
Future generations of pensioners face a bleak future unless Government addresses the long term challenges of working age poverty, argues the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).Read More 0
Society & PoliticsGlenda Jackson's response to DWP and Secretary of State Ian Duncan Smith
It is always refreshing to see an MP go to town on a government minister for underperformance and broken promises.Read More 0
Society & PoliticsThe self-immolation of UKIP or new way of doing politics
Has UKIP found a way of voicing the concerns of ordinary Britons or are they just a gaggle of incompetents with undeliverable policies?Read More 0
Society & PoliticsWho do the major parties really represent?
George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement today but what can we look forward to and can we trust what is said?Read More 0
Laurence Green reviews Nadia Fall’s absorbing production of Hobson’s Choice at the Open Air Theatre.Read More 0
EntertainmentThis May Hurt a Bit
Laurence Green reviews Stella Feehlly’s satire on the NHS entitled This May Hurt a Bit at St James Theatre.Read More 0
EntertainmentWolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies
Laurence Green enjoys Mike Poulton's masterly adaptation of Hilary Mantel's two 16th-century-based novels as the RSC put on a richly rewarding theatrical experienceRead More 0
Laurence Green gets a disturbing insight in to the ways technology is changing attitudes to personal space and the very idea of identity via James Graham's Privacy.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 & WellbeingWarnings over threat of increased drug resistance
NHS CHoices Behind the Headlines service looks at the science behind claims that bacterial resistance to antibiotics is reaching dangerous levels.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingNo way to reliably identify low-risk prostate cancer
NHS Behind the Headlines looks at the science behind a recent Daily Telegraph report that “Men with prostate cancer are being given 'false hope'”.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingGene tests for prostate cancer may be possible
NHS Choices' Behind the Headlines examines the science behind claims that gene tests could identify risk of prostate cancer.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingMagnet therapy and pain relief - fact or fiction
A confirmed sceptic with two dodgy hips and back pain takes a punt on natural therapy and gets a welcome surprise.Read More 1
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 services at a glance
If you are struggling to understand what care you or a family member is entitled to, this Money Advice Service Guide will help you cut through the red tapeRead More 0
Money & FinanceNew rules about pensions from March 2014
Read our Money Advice Service guide to pension rule changes that could affect you retirement income.Read More 0
Money & FinanceUK retirees vs the world
Figures released by the OECD and Eurostat provide a fascinating insight into retirement around the world, shedding light on different cultures’ and nationalities’ perceptions of growing older.Read More 0
Money & FinanceAvoiding scam investments
Could you cope with losing your life savings overnight to a mystery voice at the end of a telephone using high-pressure sales techniques?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 4
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 & CareerAge discrimination in the workplace
What can a worker do if he/she believes that they are being discriminated against? Experts at Prolegal examine this grey area.Read More 0
Work & CareerAbilities and strengths of all ages in the workplace
Dr Lynda Shaw looks at new attempts by businesses to positively engage with older workers.Read More 0
Work & CareerAge discrimination blocking older job hunters
John McCririck age discrimination tribunal gets underway as problems for older people seeking work are exposedRead 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 & CareerAviva shoots itself in the foot – priceless!
Insurance giant, Aviva, drops email redundancy bombshell by mistake.Read More 0
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