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£236: The present cost of being a grandparent this Christmas

Grandparents are set to spend an average of £236 on their grandchildren’s Christmas presents, according to a new study by Co-op.*

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Isle of Man: Claim your state pension at 74

Tom McPhail responds to the Isle of Man National Insurance review

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Newly blind left to cope alone

Less than one in 10 patients offered counselling to help them deal with loss of sight.

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Meet Me at the Albany: An innovative artist led day club for the over 60s

“What is happening here is very radical and I have been working in this area for 20 years” - Karel (Brian’s carer)

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Social care costs - how much is enough?

Trevor Brocklebank, CEO of Home Instead Care Senior Care, has challenged the Government to make integration of health and social care systems a priority.

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News round-up for grown ups

Over 50, out of work with failing health? Here's a round up of news that will interest you.

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September competition winners

Here are the Lucky Winners for our Competitions in September 2013!

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Managing cookies on Olderiswiser Media Limited websites

How new rules from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) affect your use of Olderiswiser Media Ltd sites.

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'White becomes black': The Stark(ey) reality

Is David Starkey a troll or a bigot? The respected historian stirred up a hornets nest after suggesting black culture was at the root of the August riots.

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The London riots: Communities in crisis

What lessons can be learned from the London riots? Diane Priestley explores the underlying issues

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How a brain swap made my day!

Five years after her cerebral transplant, Doris Clugg tells all

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Phone-hacking – nothing will change

The status quo will soon return

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Can you imagine Princess Diana in 2011?

If she had lived to see 50, what would Princess Diana be like today?

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Strike Day - news round-up

When two tribes go to war, and the national press reports accordingly

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Anti-terrorism: Cure is better than prevention

The government's approach to terrorism isn't proactive enough.

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Will terrorists attack the national grid?

An overlooked threat continues to be ignored

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Bin Laden - all over bar the shooting

As the ocean welcomes Osama Bin Laden, questions remain

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Nation shall (not) speak peace unto Nation

The World Service faces threats both within and without

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Remembering Gagarin's legacy

Let's rediscover the ambition that launched Yuri Gagarin into space

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China's economy: paying the price for cheap goods

As Chinese labour's costs rise, the days of cheap goods are over

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Japan Earthquake - news round-up

As a huge earthquake hits Japan, the media reacts

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GPS Meltdown: Our Brittle Society

Technology has brought many benefits, but has left us vulnerable

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Elder care and the NHS - a crisis revealed

The NHS needs better leadership if it is to properly care for older patients.

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{{Citation needed}} - 10 years of Wikipedia

As Wikipedia celebrates its 10th anniversary, it's time to recognise what a major force it has become.

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The hate that kills

As this weekend's tragic events in Arizona show, we must be careful where our rhetoric takes us.

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The great VAT mirage

It's time to scrap VAT and simplify our tax system.

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The great Berlusconi swindle

Berlusconi's brand of anti-politics is brilliant on one level but depressingly typical on another.

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China - a dragon or a bubble?

While China's progress in recent years has been remarkable, its future remains uncertain.

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Standing up for the Ahmadis

If we don't resist the spread of discrimination against Ahmadis in this country, we may end up with deaths on our hands.

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Wikileaking the obvious

The Wikileaks revelations may well be shocking, but are they really that surprising?

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