Category: Editor’s Choice

The average UK 70-something?

2016-04-02 10:28:08

How to you compare to the average UK 70-something? Nationwide has published some interesting research into ‘Today’s 70-something’ The generation born just after the end of the war into a far different Britain from the one we know today in what they describe as ‘the original austerity Britain’. The report focuses on managing finances and how spare time is utilised. According to our research, those aged 65-74 are twice as likely to use a smartphone compared with 2012, according to...Read more

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2016?

2016-03-08 10:53:45

Today is International Women's Day, the 2016 campaign theme is #PledgeForParity Worldwide. In 2014 it was predicted by The World Economic Forum that the goal of gender parity would take ‘till 2095 to achieve globally, a year later owing to global unrest the date has already been pushed back to 2133.

Brexit-all you’ll need to know?

2016-03-02 21:41:03

In or out-how to you intend to vote on our EU membership? Britain joined the EEC in 1973. Under the Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, there was a UK referendum on continued membership of the EEC in 1975. Then, the result was a resounding ‘Yes’ by 67.2% to 32.8% to stay in Europe. 41 years later Prime Minister David Cameron invites us again to vote whether we wish to continue being members of the EU. How to you intend to...Read more

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit commemorative issue coin

2016-02-29 12:51:55

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit commemorative issue coin Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit will appear (in a serious of four coins to be released by The Royal Mint) on commemorative issue coins, the newly minted silver 50p coin created by Royal Mint designer Emma Noble is to be released to honour the 150th anniversary of the writer's birth in 1866. We’ll soon be able to purchase our shopping (even vegetables to annoy Mr McGregor) with ‘normal’ versions of the coins which will...Read more

US elections The merchandise top 10

2016-02-15 11:21:31

These US elections seem to be a complicated business, what with Primary Elections and Caucuses-the system here in the UK feels somewhat less laborious? A Boomers friend from Chicago kindly explained the difference to us: Caucus A caucus is somewhat akin to a local meeting or town hall/village hall gathering (but on a bigger scale). The caucus is America’s oldest method of selecting it's delegates. Local meetings are held, registered members of the parties can adopt their favourites and then...Read more

A third of over-55 year olds have considered downsizing

A third of over-55 year olds have considered downsizing in the last five years The issue of selling the family home is often fraught with emotion, so often the home we live in is a vessel for memories and parting has far more than financial gain as a consideration. RICS is calling on Government to expand the nation’s housing supply across all sectors – from owner occupied, social housing and private rented sectors – through their new Residential Policy Paper....Read more

Latest alcohol guidelines reduce limits

Latest alcohol guidelines reduce limits Tough new guidelines issued on alcohol have cut recommended drinking limits and say there is no such thing as a safe level of drinking. Drinkaware has welcomed the clarity of the new alcohol guidelines being announced today by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers (CMO) following their review of evidence on the links between alcohol and health harms. Under the Chief Medical Officer’s updated guidelines men and women will be advised that: You are safest not...Read more

Book Club-spring 2016

The Boomers Book Club spring 2016 A warm welcome to our book club, spring 2016. We chatted amongst the team here to shed some light on why we Brits love book clubs, amongst the many reasons, the one which resonates is ‘we all love getting lost in a great read’ the book club allows us to share, discuss and review our choices. Winter, spring, summer & autumn our aim is to make a few suggestions we feel we’ll enjoy. We’d...Read more

Good news!

2015-12-22 20:52:49

Good news! Wouldn’t it be delightful to hear nothing but good news and inspiring stories once in a while? Nowadays with the constant onslaught of 24 hours news, everything seems to be ‘breaking news’ and the nature of news is it’s usually bad news! Interestingly in the New York Times John Tierney wrote an article entitled ' Good News Beats Bad on Social Networks' the article cites 'Now that information is being spread and monitored in different ways, researchers are...Read more