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What's on > Theatre

The Hunt

Adapted from the acclaimed 2012 film, The Hunt is a disturbing and powerful drama that you won't forget in a hurry! Laurence Green reviews.

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12th Jul 2019
Laurence Green
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Holiday currency rip off prices

When it comes to getting value on your holiday money. Don’t stick to what you know. Peter McGahan highlights how you can sidestep the fees, commissions and charges when you travel.

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12th Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

British asparagus and prawn tacos with a tomato salsa

For a quick 30-minute meal, load these tacos with pan fried garlicky prawns, asparagus, fiery tomato salsa and fresh coriander and radish

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11th Jul 2019
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Health > Women's Health

HRT myth buster

Separating HRT fact from fiction. What you need to know about Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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10th Jul 2019
50connect editorial
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Health

10 things you can do for heart health

The biggest lifestyle factors impacting on cardiovascular health are mainly down to lifestyle which is something that can be changed.

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9th Jul 2019
Sarah Brewer
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What's on > Theatre

On Your Feet

Christie Prades gives a performance of great personal magnetism, tenderness and sensitivity in this absorbing and occasionally moving musical about the life of Gloria Estefan. Laurence Green reviews.

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8th Jul 2019
Laurence Green
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Travel > Cruising

Celestyal - a cruise line that’s definitely going places

David Powell embarks on an idyllic cruise of the Aegean and Greek islands aboard the yacht-like ship Celestyal Crystal.

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8th Jul 2019
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Health

The importance of gut health

Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa explains how a plant-based diet, rich in pulses, legumes and whole grains will provide our gut with the perfect playground to help protect the rest of our bodies from chronic disease, cancers and unwanted inflammation.

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5th Jul 2019
Riccardo Di Cuffa
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Vegetarian picnic sandwiches

Cutting meat out of sandwiches can leave them bland and uninspiring but with a bit of creativity these vegetarian options will have your taste buds singing

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4th Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

Dating over 60 more likely to be a success story

Life experience and strong sense of self-worth help older daters make the right relationship choices.

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3rd Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Flower beds - filling the gaps

High summer can expose some of your planting oversights - so if there are dull spots in your garden, consider filling those spots with colour.

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2nd Jul 2019
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What's on > Theatre

Present Laughter

Andrew Scott steals the show with a fascinatingly detailed interpretation of a character who is flirtatious, stroppy and sardonic, yet also drowning in melancholy in Noel Coward's comedy. Laurence Green reviews.

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2nd Jul 2019
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Travel > Europe

The Algarve’s affordable wellness retreat

After a 'wellness evaluation', burning around 600 calories in 30 minutes and sampling some classes - Michael Edwards returns from Longevity Cegonha Country Club, feeling good and with new resolutions.

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1st Jul 2019
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Health > Nutrition

What is so special about Manuka Honey and do you really need it?

Manuka Honey has become famous in recent years due to its health properties and a host of celebrity fans, making it one of the best selling products in health store Holland and Barrett. But why is it so special? And does it work? 50 Connect explores here.

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1st Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Smoked mackerel and couscous salad

Beat the heat with this spectacularly simple smoked fish dish with flavours that will dance on your palate.

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28th Jun 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Tips to stop your cat scratching around the house

Don't fight your cat's instinct to scratch. Here are some tips for buying cat furniture and scratch posts.

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27th Jun 2019
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What's on > Theatre

Bitter Wheat

David Mamet's trademark whip-crack smart dialogue is much in evidence throughout this acid portrait of Hollywood power and manipulation starring John Malkovich. Laurence Green reviews.

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25th Jun 2019
Laurence Green
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Travel > Around The UK

Old Amersham

Free fly-fishing lessons, a mobile library called Anthony and art from the South of France. Michael Edwards travels to the quaint Buckinghamshire town, lunching at Gilbey’s.

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25th Jun 2019
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Health > General Health

Direct links found between oral health and pneumonia

New research has found considerable evidence that poor oral health can lead to serious illnesses such as pneumonia and heart disease, especially for those over 50.

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21st Jun 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Eating out: Fancy Crab

An evening with delicious seafood royalty, without the pretentious setting – a night at the Fancy Crab is one for every occasion.

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20th Jun 2019
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Summer skin saviours

Eloise Craven Todd shares the best summer skin care products and skin care tips to help you care for oily, sun-exposed skin.

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20th Jun 2019
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Travel

The secrets to a really feel good holiday

Whether it’s a trip abroad or staycation, holiday time is precious and a time to relax and recharge but ironically it can also be a time when we can become potentially more susceptible to illness. Here’s how to reduce that likelihood and get the most from your journey - physically and psychologically

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18th Jun 2019
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Finance > Property

Moving back to the UK after living abroad

Inflated property prices are a barrier to expats wanting to return the UK, but buying is not the best or only option explains Gillian Girling.

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17th Jun 2019
Gillian Girling
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Travel > Around The UK

Sailing to the Isle of Wight

It’s just a short crossing to the Isle of Wight. Michael Edwards takes a Wightlink Ferry across the Solent to stay at The Royal Hotel, Ventnor.

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17th Jun 2019
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Health > Nutrition

Food and your fifties

Post-50, there are certain nutrients your body needs to power through the next phase of your life with some foods, in particular, that should become weekly favourites explains Rob Hobson.

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14th Jun 2019
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Finance > News & Views

Double edged sword of Woodford criticism

The collapse of embattled stock picker Neil Woodord's fund empire, highlights the risk of putting all your eggs in one basket - no matter how attractive the returns. By Peter McGahan.

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14th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Caregiving: How to protect your mood

Low mood can be short-term but over a longer period can manifest as depression, anxiety and insomnia all of which reduce your ability to deliver care for your loved one. Rob Hobson, head of nutrition at Healthspan, offers tips on how proactively manage your mood.

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12th Jun 2019
Rob Hobson
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Health > Care and carers

Mealtimes and family balanced with caring

If you are managing a family and caring for someone then try and organise your time so that you can sit down and eat as a family, writes Rob Hobson.

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12th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Caring: Mealtime timesavers

After a demanding day caring for others finding time to cook and eat - healthily - is a challenge for many carers. Rob Hobson has some tips to plan and save time at meal times.

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12th Jun 2019
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Health > Care and carers

Balanced diet is key to ability to give care

Focusing only on your role as a carer is great for the person you care for but can have a detrimental effect on your long-term health and wellness. Rob Hobson tells how you can make the most of mealtimes.

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12th Jun 2019
Rob Hobson


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