Retirement

Ageing Safety

With an ageing population comes an increase in the number of residents living with dementia, sight loss and hearing impairments, which raises the question of what solutions are available to better protect older residents while they remain in their own…

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Gramophones

Today, downloading or streaming music to smart phones and tablets is commonplace but a little over a century ago recorded sound was still in its infancy and to play a record, you had to use a hand-cranked machine which had…

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Assessing The Financial Needs Of Your Family

What should I consider when assessing the financial needs of my family when I die? As Woody Allen wryly observed: “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens”.  Many people eventually reach a…

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North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016

Tall Ships Regatta, August 26-29, Blyth, Northumberland. To mark the diamond anniversary of the Tall Ships Races which first took place in 1956, this year sees the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta being held from August 26-29 at the deep…

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Tennis ball loving search dog set to put his paws up as he retires from the fire service

Firefighter Nigel Gill is retiring operationally from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service – and so is his search dog Eddie. But for the five-year-old black Labrador it’s not game set and match just yet as he has lots more…

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Controlling The Costs Of Your Divorce

The Family Law Company by Hartnell Chanot has been serving Fire Service personnel and their families for almost 25 years helping them resolve their marital disputes in a non-confrontational way. Rachel Buckley, Director and Head of the Divorce and Finance…

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Protecting Your Savings and Assets in Later Life

I am worried about losing all my savings and even my home should I have to go into a care home later in life? Having worked and saved all my life – what can I do to protect my assets…

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You say flex wing… I say fixed wing…

Visitors to airfields often say they want to learn to fly a microlight. Then they notice an Icarus C42 that is parked on the apron and they do not believe that it is a microlight. Novices and airfield visitors can…

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How To Make A Hanging Basket

Gardeners who are lucky enough to have a heated greenhouse or conservatory are able to start preparing their hanging baskets in early spring for a glorious summer display. Plants used for this purpose include annuals, both hardy and half hardy,…

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Cruising as a Holiday

Cruising is a popular holiday now for all generations and does not have to be the rather formal means of holidaying of the past. Cruise brands differentiate their offers to appeal to as many customers as possible and I can…

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