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Strictly Come Dancing’, minus scathing remarks from Craig!

2018-10-09 15:50:08

Do you love the glitz and glammer of the BBC’s smash hit; ‘Strictly Come Dancing’? With the staggering success of the format showing no sign of slowing down it’s now replicated in 43 countries around the globe under the name of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and in Germany with RTL’s ‘Let’s Dance’. Murcia is famous for its vast choice of sporting activities including, golf, sailing and cycling but for those of us wanting to improve our skills on the dance...Read more

Over 50s would rather eat takeaway than go to a Michelin starred restaurant?

2018-09-18 11:41:09

More than half of Brits over 50 would rather eat a takeaway than go to a Michelin starred restaurant, it has emerged.Researchers who carried out a detailed study found a large percentage prefer the option of sinking into the sofa and ordering grub after a long day at work instead of dining at a ‘pretentious’ a la carte eatery. Among the things which put people off opting for a ‘posh meal’ are small portions, long waiting lists for tables and...Read more

Peach cobbler

2018-09-09 11:14:45

Peach cobbler by Louise Robinson Ingredients PEACH COBBLER FILLING 8 peaches, ripe, halved, stoned and cut into wedges 1 vanilla pod, split and deseeded 1 lime, zested 40g of light muscovado sugar 1 orange, zested and juiced TOPPING 420g of plain flour 30g of caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder, level 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 135g of unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 2cm cubes buttermilk, 200–270ml as needed 1 large egg yolk double cream, 1–2 tbsp 1 tbsp of...Read more

These are the top 40 things over 65s say keep them feeling young

2018-06-18 10:20:20

News Copy - By Astrid Hall An active love life, drinking red wine and doing yoga are among the top 40 things which keep you young, according to research. The poll of 1,500 over-65s also revealed singing along to music, spending time with people younger than yourself and doing puzzles also featured. And when it comes to how you feel on the inside, the outside does matter, with wearing whatever clothes you like, treating yourself to a nice haircut and...Read more

Can you spot the anachronisms in this Victorian street scene?

2018-06-11 13:38:09

By Emma Elsworthy If you are you a baby boomer,  this one is for you. Pictured here is a scene from a busy street in a bygone era. Horses and carriages vie for space on the hectic road while ladies and gentlemen go about their daily business. But lurking somewhere in this old-fashioned scene are ten anachronisms – things which are out of place or do not fit in a particular era, age or time. Can you spot the 10...Read more

Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV?

2018-05-16 16:05:21

By Astrid Hall Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit. Complaining more often, declaring you’re ‘gasping’ for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting...Read more

These are the signs you are getting old – according to over 50s

2018-04-17 15:24:49

By Astrid Hall Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit. Complaining more often, declaring you’re ‘gasping’ for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting...Read more

Mini has unveiled a one-off electric version of its iconic original car

2018-03-30 17:24:43

 - by Adrian Hearn Mini has unveiled a one-off electric version of its iconic original car - as the British firm showcases its zero-emission technology. The classic Mini is the world’s most recognisable city car, with more than five million sold between 1959 and 2000 and now engineers at the Oxford-based manufacturer have transported a classic model into the 21st century by turning it into an electric car. The road-legal car is fitted with 30 lithium-iron phosphate batteries to give...Read more

Middle-aged Brits are developing ‘long-arm syndrome’ to see phone screens

2018-03-13 20:18:43

NEWS COPY By Astrid Hall A worrying number of middle-aged Brits have such bad eyesight they rely on ‘long-arm syndrome’ to see phone and tablet screens clearly. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults aged 45 plus found just under four in 10 have to resort to holding their device at arm's length to focus their eyes properly. Long-sightedness - which becomes more prevalent as we grow older - leaves many struggling to read small print. Text on medicine bottles, food labels,...Read more