Tag Archives: Get up and go

This life, Geraldine James

Geraldine James tells Daphne Lockyer she is busier than ever and she’s more than happy to play older than her 62 years in her latest role Geraldine James was spending her milestone 60th birthday on a plane bound for New York. It was not how she’d have chosen to celebrate, but the transatlantic journey proved […]

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A gift from the gods

Hundreds of years have passed, but collecting coins and medals to commemorate the Olympic games is just as popular now as it was in ancient Greece in 776BC The Royal Mint will be celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the first gold kilo UK coin, but there’s nothing new about celebrating the […]

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The gift of sight

Patients are enjoying a brighter future, thanks to the latest in sight-enhancing technology and the best medical attention Millions of British people can look forward to a lifetime of better sight, thanks to a revolutionary treatment – just launched in the UK – that offers safer, more accurate and less invasive treatment for cataracts. For […]

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This life, Wilbur Smith

He’s known for his dashing, daring heroes and Maureen Paton discovers that Wilbur Smith’s own 79 years have had more than their fair share of adventure, travel and romance The statistics of Wilbur Smith’s success as an author are as breathtaking as his derring-do plots. Since his debut novel, When the Lion Feeds, was first […]

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Managing arthritis the natural way

Arthritis can strike at any age, but a three-step plan of healthy eating, supplements and physical therapy could bring relief to this debilitating condition For many, arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition that can affect various aspects and the quality of life. But it doesn’t have to be. The founder of The Arthritic Association, […]

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Spotting the signs

It’s an age-related digestive condition not everyone has heard of, but we all need to watch for the symptoms of potentially life-threatening diverticulitis In a bid to shake off a nagging pain in her stomach, Margaret Glanville headed to her usual exercise classes at the gym. A few hours later, she was in agony, running […]

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Who needs to be first at everything?

I have an iPhone. Pause for wild applause. I knew you would be impressed. I have yet to take it out of the house, but yes, I have one. It does email. So I am told. It’s lying there like a small black coffin as I wonder if I will ever get the hang of […]

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Banking on a return

As a result of the financial crisis, the UK banking system is now highly dependent on the ordinary taxpayer. Not only does the state own a large proportion of two UK banks, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), but the Bank of England is keeping interest rates low until the economy recovers, so savers and […]

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Money talks

Our round-up of the latest news in finance All change Fed up with trying coin after coin in slot machines and parking meters? New 5p and 10p coins come into circulation this year, but these are made of steel rather than cupronickel, as the current coins are. The steel coins are 0.2mm thicker so many […]

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Feathering their nests

This spring we’ve all seen adult birds flying themselves ragged with non-stop feeding of the fledglings in the nest. That thought brings to mind today’s young parents, struggling to cope with the continuous financial demands of their children. Enter grandparents with assistance ranging from informal childcare to structured investment and savings schemes designed specifically for children. If […]

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