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Finance > Pensions

The meteoric rise of mis-selling

Pension mis-selling is the new PPI. Here, Glyn Taylor unpacks the reasons for the scandal, and looks at the three biggest factors at play.

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21st Feb 2020
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Finance > News & Views

Drawdown plans top 1 million

New data shows the number of drawdown pension plans and the number of those plans that are being transferred.

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21st Feb 2020
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Finance > Pensions

Pension tax relief

What now for government plans on spending with an untested Chancellor? Peter McGahan explains what it could mean for taxpayers.

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21st Feb 2020
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What's on > Theatre

The Visit

A grotesquely funny, undeniably elegant (slightly overlong) visionary revenge play with star turns from Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving. Laurence Green reviews.

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19th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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What's on > Theatre

Leopoldstadt

Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt is a measured and eloquent examination of the reality of history, its closeness and our shared humanity while illuminating urgent lessons from the past in the present with the recurrence of ancient prejudices. Laurence Green reviews.

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17th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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Finance > News & Views

How will the Coronavirus impact Stock Markets?

While healthcare markets will undoubtedly benefit from the Coronavirus, the outlook for other markets - if global powerhouse China continues to be blighted - is far from certain.

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17th Feb 2020
Peter McGahan
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What's on > Film

Parasite

A deservedly Oscar-lavished poetic tragi-comedy about wealth, greed and class discrimination. Laurence Green reviews.

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17th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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Travel > Europe

Passau and the three rivers

Few cities in land-locked Central Europe are almost surrounded by water. Michael Edwards finds that Germany’s Passau, with a Dachshund Museum, is different.

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17th Feb 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Debunking fashion myths and using colour tricks

The power of colour is clear across marketing, advertising, sport, in many areas of business and of course is vital in fashion, but there are many colour myths that need debunking. Helen Venables explains.

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17th Feb 2020
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Finance > Property

Could renting suit your lifestyle in retirement

Are you retiring this year? According to calculations by Legal and General* more than 500,000 people will reach retirement age this year.

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16th Feb 2020
Jamie Turnbull
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Travel > Cruising

Luxury cruising with Saga Cruises

David Powell takes a four-night mini cruise on Saga’s new luxury boutique ship, Spirit of Discovery, and enjoys the best of the Normandy coast.

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10th Feb 2020
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What's on > Film

Talking About Trees

A love of cinema and film-making meets religious and political resistance in Suhaib Gasmelbari's affectionate documentary about the work of four veteran Sudanese directors trying to bring back cinema screenings to Sudan. By Laurence Green.

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7th Feb 2020
Laurence Green
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Travel > World Wide

A rainforest retreat

Ambong Pool Villas overlooks Malaysia’s Andaman Sea and the islands that make-up the Langkawi archipelago. Michael Edwards visits one of the planet’s ecological hotspots.

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3rd Feb 2020
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Financial Resolutions for peace of mind

It’s better to be in control rather than reactionary, and simple financial resolutions can help buffer up your end of year balance, writes Peter McGahan.

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31st Jan 2020
Peter McGahan
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Food & Drink > Recipes

First-rate fish chowder

Fish is rich in Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) and this delicious chowder cooked up by nutritionist Rob Hobson,packs in pollock, hake and salmon, as well mussels and kale to give you a welcome boost during the sunless winter months.

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31st Jan 2020
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What's on > Theatre

The Welkin

Science versus superstition, and an inadequate legal system against mob hunger for justice are two themes in Lucy Kirkwood's gutsy new play, The Welkin. Laurence Green reviews.

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31st Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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Travel > World Wide

Unforgettable Langkawi

Langkawi is a dream destination for a honeymoon, second honeymoon or a memorable holiday. Michael Edwards enjoys unforgettable views on an unforgettable holiday.

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27th Jan 2020
Michael Edwards
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Health

What you need to know about anxiety

Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, looks at how to keep your digestive system in tip top condition.

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27th Jan 2020
Sarah Brewer
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

25% or 1.49% Interest on your debt

On the road to financial freedom, step one is to face the fear. Peter McGahan explains why confronting that fear and planning are essential steps to managing your future finances.

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26th Jan 2020
Peter McGahan
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Travel > World Wide

Abu Dhabi’s surprising attraction

More Harley Street than Holby City, Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Hospital preserves Emirati heritage. Michael Edwards drops in on some frequent flyers.

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20th Jan 2020
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Finance > Property

Save on your bills and maintenance by downsizing and renting in 2020

Boiler trouble, damp and water damage are just some of the maintenance headaches you could avoid by downsizing in retirement. Jamie Turnbull explains how.

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15th Jan 2020
Jamie Turnbull
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Walnut and Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

Dr Rupy Aujla takes the humble walnut and transforms it from unappreciated and unloved kernel into the tasty co-star of this delicious gnocchi supper.

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13th Jan 2020
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What's on > Film

1917

Sam Mendes's 1917 - masterful cinematography and devastating storytelling combine in this a mesmerising and extraordinary hymn to the sacrifice of a generation.

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13th Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

How to effortlessly wear classic blue

2020 is the year of Classic Blue. Here, Helen Venables, of House of Colour, explains how to mix and match and wear Classic Blue with style

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13th Jan 2020
Helen Venables
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

New Year’s debt resolutions 2020

As 2020 dawns, Peter McGahan looks at the false psychology of trying to keep up with the Joneses and how retail therapy can lead to stressful levels of debt.

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10th Jan 2020
Peter McGahan
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Falafel with tomato and cavolo nero sauce

Deliciously spicy and rich in iron, here's a simple vegetarian supper that is a reassuringly heart alternative to the new year, new you fad diets.

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8th Jan 2020
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Health > Women's Health

The menopause: dreaded, derided and seldom discussed

Isabel de Salis explores the menopause and explains why there is a need to end the silence that surrounds a stage of life that half of humanity go through.

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8th Jan 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Roasted pepper, tomato & basil spaghetti

Get your new year diet plan off to a good start with this delicious roasted pepper sauce that is brimming with natural sweetness.

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7th Jan 2020
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What's on > Film

Long Day's Journey Into Night

An enigmatic true original, Long Day's Journey Into Night is a film that will dazzle and baffle in equal measure long after the final credits have rolled. Laurence Green reviews.

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7th Jan 2020
Laurence Green
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Finance > News & Views

Sterling bubbles & your post-election finances

There is certainty on Parliament - a working majority gave a fillip to the pound, but as Brexit trade talks anything other than a really good deal will weigh heavy indeed on Sterling and that's bad news for consumers, savers and investors alike.

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6th Jan 2020
Peter McGahan


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