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Baby boomers are keeping booze Britain afloat – but the young are drinking less

Emily Nicholls examines why young are drinking in less risky ways than previous generations, but older people are still continuing to drink heavily.

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Health & Wellbeing

Over-75s who stop taking statins 'may raise risk of heart attack'

"Coming off statins in old age raises the risk of heart attack or stroke by around a third," reports The Sun. Behind the Headlines examines the science supporting the story.

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Health & Wellbeing

TOR: an enzyme that could hold the secret to longevity and healthy ageing

Charalampos Rallis highlights how targeted clinical trials and population studies could help deliver healthy ageing and longer lifespans.

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Entertainment

The Night of the Iguana

Clive Owen, returns to the London stage after an 18-year absence in James Macdonald's sluggish new production of the Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Laurence Green reviews.

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Health & Wellbeing

Widely used class of drugs linked to dementia

"Common drugs taken by millions 'increase risk of dementia by 50%', experts warn," The Sun reports. Behind the Headlines examines the evidence behind the claims.

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Entertainment

Peter Gynt

James McArdle impresses in a work that exposes the madness of a modern world where truth is subjective and everything can be viewed through the narrow prism of self. Laurence Green reviews.

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Entertainment

The End of History

David Morrissey stands out as the brooding, down-to-earth idealist patriarch in this compassionate and intimate drama of a divided, dysfunctional family. Laurence Green reviews.

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Europe

David Greig's 1994 drama remains a timely warning about the dangers of a divided Europe, writes Laurence Green.

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Relationships

Mending broken trust

When trust is broken, it does not need to be the end of a relationship. Much can be learned from staying in a relationship and learning from the conflict situation.

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Society & Politics

Most older adults feel at least 20 years younger than they are

A study of people aged 65 to 90 for Queen's University Ontario, found that for many people their age in years does not reflect the age that they really identify with, inside.

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Health & Wellbeing

'Brain changes' could provide early warning sign for Parkinson's disease

"Scientists say they have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, 15 to 20 years before symptoms appear," BBC News reports.

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Society & Politics

63 Up: long-running documentary series shows how reality TV should be done

63 Up is the ninth instalment in a series originally designed as a one-off special made by Granada as part of ITV’s World in Action strand. Ruth Deller explores its last appeal.

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Work & Career

The retirement boredom conundrum

It takes just over one year for boredom to set in for retirees, a study has found. With skills and experience to burn, take this opportunity to rediscover who you are and what you can do.

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Health & Wellbeing

Can doing a daily crossword or Sudoku puzzle keep your brain young?

"Older adults who regularly do Sudoku or crosswords have sharper brains that are 10 years younger," reports the Mail Online.

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Entertainment

White Pearl

In spite of some sharp and telling observations, Anchuli Felicia King's exploration of the power of social media, White Pearl, remains a missed opportunity.

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Relationships

The reality of caring for someone with dementia – stressful but rewarding too

Warren Donnellan argues that by promoting resilience and the positive and rewarding aspects of care-giving for people with dementia, we can help to improve the day-to-day lives of both carers and the people they care for.

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Relationships

The go-getting girl gang battling to end Empty Chair Syndrome

How four bereaved women came together to provide a big comfort blanket of friendship and support after losing their partners.

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Society & Politics

When political leaders choose catastrophe – how Europe walked willingly into World War I

Trusting to luck that our politicians 'will work it out in the end' is strategy that has failed in the past and shows all signs of being repeated today. By William Mulligan.

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Health & Wellbeing

Widely used diabetes drug may hold potential to aid long-term weight loss

"A drug used by patients with diabetes holds potential in helping people lose weight and keep it off," reports the Mail Online. Behind the Headlines examines the science (or lack of) supporting the story.

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Money & Finance

Beating the 72% inflation trap

Compare £100,000 buying power in 1998 with 2018. Just to have the ability to buy the same basket of goods, you would need £172,860, writes Peter McGahan.

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Health & Wellbeing

The mobile game that can detect Alzheimer’s risk

How smartphone game, Sea Hero Quest, has helped scientists better understand dementia by seeing how the brain works in relation to spatial navigation.

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Money & Finance

Mind the gap: Report reveals that Brits have unrealistic retirement aspirations

A nation-wide UK survey produced by Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has revealed that there is a clear disconnect between many people’s retirement aspirations and their current financial provision, or lack thereof.

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Health & Wellbeing

How our sense of taste changes as we age

Anita Setarehnejad and Ruth Fairchild explore how our appreciation of taste changes as we enter later life.

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Entertainment

At Eternity's Gate

Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnable's biopic but a sluggish, labouring script that labours not so much on the life of the painter or even his work but on the never ending question of “why”.

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Health & Wellbeing

'Small' increase in risk of Alzheimer's disease with HRT use, study suggests

"Millions of women who take HRT pills may face a greater risk of Alzheimer's," warns the Mail Online. NHS Choices' news analysis service looks at the science behind the claims.

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Money & Finance

How should I manage my investments through Brexit?

Peter McGahan takes a look at how you might invest post Brexit by looking at how sectors have performed since the referendum.

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Entertainment

Come From Away

Come From Away was a sleeper hit across North America, Broadway included, but this adaptation in spite of its charm and energy has perhaps too little to say.

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Home & Leisure

What does home mean to you?

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March) homelessness charity St Mungo’s has launched a new legacy fundraising campaign, focusing on women’s homelessness and asking what home means to you.

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Society & Politics

Until: Who wants to live for ever?

Exploring when is the right age to die. Part science, part philosophy, this film invites us all to ask just one question: would I want to live for ever?

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Society & Politics

Gibraltar after Brexit: why Spain, not Ireland will decide the UK’s fate

In the Brexit negotiations so far, the future of Gibraltar has remained essentially a quiet unknown. That will change when the UK leaves and the negotiating stage begins argues Marius S Ostrowski.

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