Archive | May, 2013

Queen delivers good news for future of state pension

Age UK has welcomed the changes to the state pension outlined in the Queen’s Speech earlier this month.

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How the Paignton Peach became the face of Wimbledon

Kate Battersby says it is about time Sue Barker is given the credit she deserves

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100 years on, why we should all remember Emily Davison

Nina Reschovsky on the suffragette who died at Epsom Racecourse The recent passing of Lady Thatcher reminds us just how far women have come in the past century. Although she divided opinion, we will always remember the late prime minister as a powerful woman who wasn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs.   But, […]

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Majority of us not prepared for unexpected retirement

Two thirds retire earlier than planned, mostly due to ill health and job loss, survey finds While many dream of retiring early, for most of us it’s simply not a viable option. However, results from the recent Aegon Retirement Readiness survey show that 60 per cent of respondents had to leave work sooner than planned, […]

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You don’t worry about things that might have tortured you when you were younger

By Jane Hooper She’s glorious; a British institution. Victoria Wood is one of the most talented comedians of her generation and the woman who brought us remarkable lines like: “Beat me on the bottom with a Woman’s Weekly.” Now, today, May 19, she turns 60. It seems barely possible. Wood has such a warm and youthful […]

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Bringing quality to later life

Award-winning care providers focus on choice and fulfilment. Quality, choice and fulfilment. These are the things we all want to preserve as we get older. At MHA, we have 70 years’ experience in supporting and caring for older people and are one of Britain’s largest charitable care providers, serving 16,000 older people nationwide. We see […]

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How I see it… Monica Porter

I could teach you a thing or two about becoming a grandparent, Charles Back in the Seventies when Prince Charles and I were young, I fancied him and sometimes imagined myself canoodling with him. I was delighted when, as a novice journalist – staff writer on the venerable Local Government Chronicle, no less – I […]

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Get up & go – May issue

In this issue of Get up & go we ask Victoria Wood how she feels about turning 60 and we take a look back at the Dambusters’ raid of 1942. Roderick Gilchrist gives us a peak into Kim Cattrall’s new play, Sweet Bird of Youth, at The Old Vic next month. PLUS Peter kervin, Monica […]

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‘Now I have eyesight like everyone else’

Overcome shortsightedness through a revolutionary implant Michael Woodhouse, 56, has been shortsighted for most of his life but, thanks to a new eye implant, he’s now enjoying life without contact lenses. He has recently been fitted with the new LEH Trifocal Lens, at The London Eye Hospital on Harley Street.  This new lens is a […]

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Own your future

Dreaming of the perfect retirement home but reluctant to sell your property? It’s time to wake up to the benefits of renting…? Finding a practical solution that matches the quality of your retirement living dream may be easier said than done – and renting may not automatically spring to the top of your list of […]

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