- Thursday, 14 February 2013
An 88-year-old D-Day veteran has been given £24,000 by a mystery benefactor after insurers refused to stump up the cash to rebuild his collapsed cottage.
Former Royal Navy serviceman Gordon Fowle and wife Betty, also 88, were left homeless after the recent wet weather tore down the side of their house.
Despite having a £500-a-year home insurance policy, insurers Prudential claimed frost had caused the damage - something the elderly couple were not covered for.
- Wednesday, 13 February 2013
A flower firm preparing for Valentine's Day was yesterday (Tues) braced for its February 14th rush - where it will shift 1.5 MILLION roses.
Finlays have been busy importing thousands of roses to deal with one of Marks and Spencers' most hectic times of the year.
The next few days will see the retail giant sell 150,000 bouquets of roses - making up a staggering 1.5 MILLION stems as romantics splash out on loved ones.
- Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Karl Pillemer, a gerontologist and professor of human development at Cornell University, comments on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation amid failing health.
Pillemer is the author of “30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.”
- Monday, 11 February 2013
Ebooks are much easier on the eye for older people compared to the printed page, according to new research.
The devices have been branded as the death of the traditional book, with some calling them a disaster for publishing.
But researchers say they are of benefit to older people - as the ebook allows them to read faster and with less effort than their printed counterpart.
- Thursday, 07 February 2013
Older motorcyclists are apparently up to three times more likely than younger riders to be seriously injured in a crash, a new study shows.
The findings are especially important in light of the growing number of older riders, the researchers added.
- Wednesday, 06 February 2013
The latest Office for National Statistics on self- employed workers in the UK released today shows that the number of workers who are over 50 and self-employed in their main job has increased by 84%!
The four most common occupations for self-employment were taxi or cab drivers, ‘other' construction trades, carpenters and joiners and farmers.
- Monday, 04 February 2013
Independent cafe owners condemned Waitrose for 'forcing' them out of business - after the upmarket supermarket begun handing out FREE hot drinks to customers.
Shoppers who sign up to the retailer's 'myWaitrose' loyalty card can pick up a complimentary tea or coffee and discounted cakes every day in stores.
The offer, which was launched by Waitrose in November last year, does not require customers to purchase anything in return for the free tea or coffee.
- Thursday, 31 January 2013
An historic rural hunt could be stopped after a holiday-home owner - who advertises ''dog friendly'' cottages to let - complained about the NOISE of the HOUNDS.
The North Cornwall Hunt has kept its 50-strong pack of dogs in kennels in the village of St Breward for 110 years without a single complaint.
But local businessman David Clarke claims the baying, barking and howling of the hounds disturbs his customers and ruins the tranquillity of the moors.
- Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Residents at a sheltered housing scheme in Newbold, Chesterfield were feeling more secure this week after police marked their valuables with the latest state-of-the-art forensic security marking system.
The free service was part of an initiative by Derbyshire police which offered security marking to residents in the Chesterfield area following the Christmas period.
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