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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 & PoliticsUK & US sidelined at G20
'Small' Cameron belittled as G20 big beasts fail to agree Syria solutionRead More 0
Society & PoliticsIs there a solution to long-term care costs?
How can the Dilnot Report recommendations be made to work?Read More 0
Society & PoliticsAbduction, al-Qaeda and a war of terror
What can be achieved by the 'rendition' of al-Qaeda suspects from Libya and Somalia? The answer - nothing!Read More 0
EntertainmentThe Same Deep Water as Me
Laurence Green is immersed in the grubby world of lawyers’ collusion in a victim culture but leaves feeling short changed.Read More 0
EntertainmentTheatre Review: Private Lives
Laurence Green sees an enjoyable revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives at the Gielgud Theatre, West End.Read More 0
EntertainmentA Season in the Congo
A rich, complex examination of the struggle of post-colonial Africa and the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba.Read More 0
EntertainmentThe Grey Nomads
John Richardson's tale of life on the road for two mature adventure travellersRead 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 & 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 health news is spun
Behind the Headlines reports on the reliability of mainstream medical and health journalism.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingCocoa may improve blood flow to the brain in elderly
Media claims that cocoa can slow or help prevent advancement of dementia and Alzheimer's must be taken with a pinch of salt.Read More 0
Health & WellbeingStress: The Ultimate Ager!
"This (name the stress) is gonna' be the death of me!" "That (name the stress) is making him old before his time!"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 & LeisureToxic fun on Britain's beaches
Because it's not a proper holiday without sewage or bitter complaints about sewage. Staycation, anyone?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 & Leisure30 Things you can do now that you'd never dream of doing when you were young
A few years ago a friend’s son very considerately decided to marry an Australian girl he’d met in London. What was considerate was the fact that the young couple decided on down-under nuptials thus...Read More 1
Home & Leisure2011 London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival - the lowdown
Beer, more beer and cider is given a thorough review and then some at this year's instalment of the CAMRA boozefestRead More 0
Home & LeisureFoxed again
Despite the media furore, urban foxes continue to win both new ground and the PR warRead More 0
Money & FinanceFinding the right finance
Rebecca Bendle of WWFP with tips on the best financial solutions for small businesses.Read More 0
Money & FinanceMaking the most from my finances?
Andrew Stallard's quick tips on budgeting to help you managing your finances better.Read More 0
Money & Finance10 Keys To Healthy Finances
Ruth Hadikin refreshes our memories about basic financial management.Read More 0
Money & FinanceFinancial planning made simple
ISAs, SIPPs, SSAS, VCT, EIS… It's enough to make your head spin. Judging by the amount of acronyms that financial services have, there's some justification of the view that the industry is awash w...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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