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Campaigns & Issues
The expat lifestyle creates a "perfect storm for a pensions vacuum”
More than a third of expatriates have misplaced pension pots, reveals one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.
deVere Group says expats are typically more likely than those who remain in their ‘home’ countries to have lost track of retirement savings because not only are they likely to have worked for several employers over their careers, but also worked in several different countries.
Close knit family
Festive great-granny Doreen Gover has knitted matching Christmas jumpers for all 28 members of her family - including the pet DOG.
Talented Doreen, 78, spent up to eight hours a day making the red festive-themed sweaters - ouf of 25 MILES of wool.
Doreen picked up her needles in January and set about creating 28 jumpers - all with the same snowman or reindeer-pattern.
Competitions & Fun
Win a copy of NOW! That's What I Call Movies
Take a walk down Hollywood boulevard with NOW That’s What I Call Movies, the latest offering from NOW That’s What I Call Music. This triple-CD compilation is packed with renowned hits from the biggest blockbuster films of all time.
Featuring the iconic Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’, taken from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, through to the Whitney Houston’s smash hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ taken from the 1992 film Bodyguard.
NOW That’s What I Call Movies –they are all here, this is a big one.
Win one of 31 fabulous travel treats from Silver Travel Advisor this December
Enter now and you could win one of the 31 travel treats from our Christmas Stocking.
Silver Travel Advisor is a friendly website packed with advice, tips, information and honest reviews written by and for silver travellers (aged over 50). A team of advisors are on hand to answer queries (for free), and you can share your own experiences too.
Health & Wellbeing
Coffee may reduce the rise of prostate cancer
Recent research has demonstrated that there is a significant inverse relationship with coffee consumption and the development of nonaggressive, aggressive and fatal prostate cancer.
The study is of significance because Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
Property & Finance
Two thirds of UK retirees expect to leave a legacy
Almost two thirds (64%) of British retirees expect to leave an inheritance to their children with an average* value of £182,144, according to HSBC’s study, The Future of Retirement Life after work?
HSBC’s research, which surveyed over 16,000 people in 15 countries, found many Britons could inherit even more, with one in five (21%) legacies left to children by UK retirees expected to be over £250,000.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Robert Tanitch reviews Dickens Abridged at Arts Theatre, London, W1
Charles Dickens loved going to the theatre. He very nearly became a professional actor. He did a lot of amateur theatricals. His readings from his novels played to packed houses.
The dramatic rendering of the murder of Nancy by Bill Sikes, which excited and horrified his audiences, took such a toll on him, physically and emotionally, that it took him ten to twelve minutes to recover his breath. The readings were the death of him. He was only 58 when he died in 1870.
Age doesn't make it easier for Brits tipping on holiday
55-64 year olds most likely to find tipping awkward and embarrassing
• 42% find tipping embarrassing, 18% find it excruciating
• 28% have no idea how much to tip
Despite the over 55s age group taking more holidays according to ABTA’s latest research, when it comes to tipping on holiday 55-64 year olds are the most likely to find it awkward and embarrassing.
The paper is better than ever, more professional, carrying a profusion of by-lined articles that are intensely relevant and interesting to us oldies. Take a bow, Editor. You and your team are doing a great job.