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Prize Draw for DREAM HORSE DVD

Competitions & quizzes

Dream Horse tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small-town bartender Jan Vokes, played by Toni...

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Win a 12-month Catch Unlimited subscription & a Cult Tackle luggage bundle (worth £200.84)

Competitions & quizzes

To celebrate the launch of the revolutionary new fishing website Catch. We are offering readers the chance to win a...

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Win tickets to the Knitting & Stitching Show 2021

Competitions & quizzes

To win a pair of tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Show (7 – 10 October 2021) at Alexandra Palace, London. The Knitting &...

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Win a copy of Jameson Rodgers’ new album ‘Bet You’re From a Small Town’

Competitions & quizzes

Columbia Nashville/River House Artists breakthrough singer/songwriter Jameson Rodgers will release his debut album “Bet You’re From a...

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WIN TICKETS TO GRAND DESIGNS LIVE (6 – 10 October 2021) at Birmingham’s NEC

Competitions & quizzes

We have teamed up with Grand Designs Live to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets (worth up to £34) to the UK’s leading...

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Overcome empty nest blues

Relationships and dating, Relationships

Your little angel has flown the nest and left for a new life at university. After years of looking out for someone else, you're free to...

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Efficient, affordable September gardening tips

Gardening

There’s bargains at garden centres, plum trees to prune and plant flowering bulbs for next year. Check out our September gardening tips.

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WIN an emporia SMART.5 phone (RRP £250)

Competitions & quizzes

This ground-breaking new smartphone, with its unique smart cover is changing how older generations use modern communications...

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Your chance to win the Extra Bright Star Gift Set from Star Name Registry (worth £49.99)

Competitions & quizzes

Have you ever sat under the stars with your kid and grandkids, looked up and told them that’s your special star? Well we’re giving you...

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Heavenly hazelnut chocolate truffles recipe

Food & Drink

Hazelnut chocolate truffles recipe that is easy to follow and quick to create. Leaving you plenty of time to put your feet up and relax....

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Wired Shut DVD up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Jaw dropping slasher Wired Shut from director Alexander Sharp in his feature film debut will have you open-mouthed with fear when it...

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Grow your own mushrooms

Gardening, Home & Lifestyle

Mushrooms are easy to grow at home and they provide a delicious, nutritious source of protein....

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Win an ARRAN Sense of Scotland After the Rain bundle (worth £100)!

Competitions & quizzes

ARRAN Sense of Scotland is a Scottish home and body care brand whose fragrances are inspired by and proudly made on the Isle of Arran.For...

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Proactive pet health

Pets

Pet expert Charlotte Reed makes recommendations on how to take great care of your pet and get the most out of having a pet.

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Fool proof August garden checklist

Gardening

Paul Ward reviews our August garden checklist and provides a nudge on the jobs we ignored last month....

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Baptiste Series Two DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

One of TV’s best loved French detectives Julien Baptiste, played by the inimitable Tchéky Karyo, recently returned for the highly...

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Indulgent walnut, aubergine and mushroom keema

Food & Drink

Nutritionist Sian Porter dishes up a delicious meat-free walnut, aubergine and mushroom keema....

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80% of Brits lack financial security in later life

News & Views

Study finds up to 80% of UK adults have insufficient equity to enjoy financial security in retirement. ...

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Healthy homemade treats for older dogs

Pets

Homemade treats for older dogs: Canine Nutritionist Kristina Johansen shares her recipe for chewy, easy-to-digest dog treats, rich in...

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Win a copy of To Be Someone on DVD

Competitions & quizzes

As the co-owner of a popular mods nightclub and with a successful scooter shop business on the side, life couldn’t be better for young...

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Scare Me Blu-rays up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Josh Ruben‘s critically acclaimed comedy horror hit Scare Me, makes its UK Blu-ray debut on 16 August from Acorn Media International in...

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My Life is Murder Series One DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Award-winning actor Lucy Lawless takes the lead in one of Australia’s most popular crime dramas: My Life is Murder. Now the first series...

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Expert tips: Good for eyes in summer

Eye health in later life

50connect talks to Cheshire-based Optometrist Ian White about caring for your eyes in periods of heat and humidity.

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Win 1 of 4 bite away® devices!

Competitions & quizzes

With summer fast approaching and restrictions now easing, more and more people will be venturing out for cliff-top walks, a day by the...

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Win Dean Friedman’s New Album: ‘American Lullaby’

Competitions & quizzes

Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation, announces the release of his ninth studio album, ‘American...

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Delicious stuffed courgettes

Food & Drink

Lightweight, low maintenance vegetarian option for any occasion.

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Create simple water vole habitats in your garden

Gardening

It's easy for gardeners to create a refuge for the UK's declining water vole population and other wildlife....

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Win a luxury Salter Kitchen Bundle (worth £100)!

Competitions & quizzes

We’re giving you the chance to bag a luxury Salter Kitchen bundle worth more than £100. With a long and trusted history in product...

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Win a copy of Six Minutes to Midnight on DVD

Competitions & quizzes

Based on incredible true events, Six Minutes to Midnight is a tense World War II spy thriller starring Emmy Award® winner Eddie Izzard...

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Win 1 of 5 bundles of Lotil product

Competitions & quizzes

Our skin needs to be moisturised throughout the year; from chilly winter when our skin can get chapped and abused by the elements, right...

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Create a stunning wildflower haven in your garden

Gardening

Wildflowers in your garden offer a low maintenance pop of colour throughout summer and help nature too. Here are four tips to help you create your own haven.

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Delicious, light goats’ cheese tart

Food & Drink

Beat the heat and enjoy a satisfying dinner, lunch or supper with this scrumptious goats’ cheese tart with Sticky Fig Relish. This...

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Win a Duvet Cover Set from Ethical Bedding (worth £139!)

Competitions & quizzes

Ethical Bedding 100% Eucalyptus sheets are cool-to-the-touch, breathable, and designed to get softer with every wash. They don’t...

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Rogue Hostage DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Fast and the Furious favourite Tyrese Gibson (Ride Along 2) takes the lead in Rogue Hostage an all-action, high-octane shoot-em-up...

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Win tickets to see André Rieu’s Together Again in cinemas

Competitions & quizzes • One Comment

We are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to watch André Rieu’s Together Again in a cinema of your choice. For summer 2021,...

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The garden in July

Gardening

Your garden is probably looking pretty good right now. July is a month of colour and a chance to put one’s feet up but as Paul Ward points out, there is still much to do.

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Handsome – trailer

What's on

Two brothers, Nick & Alex, embark on a worldwide journey to discover what life is like for other siblings living with Down’s...

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Active over 50s embraced technology during pandemic

Home & Lifestyle • One Comment

The pandemic has accelerated the use of online learning for the over 50s whether to pursue an interest, broaden horizons, unlock creativity...

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Line of Duty Complete Series One To Six bumper Blu-ray box sets up for grab

Competitions & quizzes

Described as ‘The King of the crime dramas’ and an ‘Exhilarating, white-knuckle ride’ the internationally acclaimed ratings...

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The Krays Limited Edition Blu-ray Box set up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Two of Britain’s most notorious brothers, the Kray twins, were taken on by another famous pair of siblings The Kemps in Peter Medak’s...

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Challenge impotence – rediscovering a sexual relationship

Sex & intimacy • One Comment

Coming to terms with impotence and loss of libido are challenges common to many older couples. So what can you do?

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Northern Ballet’s Dangerous Liaisons hits cinemas

What's on

Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Dangerous Liaisons captured for film in October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse gets big screen release for cinemas. ...

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5 expert tips for a happy, dementia-friendly day out

Dementia care & awareness

Everyone needs a change of scenery from time-to-time, and it’s no different for those living with dementia. There are many...

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Comfy campsites – enjoy the great outdoors this summer

Travel

Make the most of the warmer weather and sleep under the stars in style with this guide to the National Trust’s best camping and glamping spots

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Caring for larch bonsai trees

Home & Lifestyle, Gardening

The very beautiful Larch or larix varieties are the staple diet of bonsai growers around the world over....

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Walking Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail

Outdoor leisure

Walker and author, David Bathurst, scales Cromer Ridge - the highest point in Norfolk...

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Amazing Arnside – scenic seafront walk

Outdoor leisure

Enjoy this fabulous seaside walk in Arnside in the Lake District this summer.

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Diabetes-friendly recipes

Food & Drink, Nutrition

To help raise awareness for Diabetes Week (14-20 June), California Walnuts have shared five delicious diabetes-friendly recipes....

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Allotment etiquette expert tips

Gardening

Planting and growing your own vegetables can be a hugely rewarding experience, here's our guide to allotment etiquette...

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Ultimate top 10 literary destinations

Travel

Travel to the places that inspired your favourite authors.

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Retirement village pioneers ‘Dutch household care model’ for dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Richmond Villages launches new retirement village pioneering a new model of dementia care in the UK....

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Happy holiday travel tips

Travel

Don't be caught out by changes to travel rules since the UK left the EU. Here are some essential travel tips to keep all your family happy....

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Sustainable gardening

Gardening

Sustainable gardening is all about making the most of what you have, working with the natural environment and bringing a diversity of vegetables and flowers into your patch, writes Sarah Divall.

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Keeping hair healthy

Fashion & Beauty

Being careless about what you eat or choosing a fad diet can have a real impact on the health of your hair, writes nutritionist Fiona...

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Reader recipes invitation

Food & Drink

Share your favourite recipes with the 50connect community and see your culinary triumphs published as a reader recipes of the week....

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Physical – trailer

TV & Radio

Rose Byrne rediscovers herself after growing tired of being a downtrodden suburban housewife.

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Why eat seasonally? Top tips for a healthy sustainable diet

Food & Drink, Nutrition

Most of our favourite fruits and vegetables can be enjoyed year-round but they are only really at their best in season....

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How to build raised beds

Gardening

Raised beds have aesthetic value as design elements in your garden but they are extremely practical too as this short guide illustrates. ...

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Outdoor activities for families

Home & Lifestyle

Dr Sam Wass talks about the importance of creating quality cross-generational outdoor family time.

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Healthy living for men over 50

Men's Health

Give yourself the best chance to be fit, active and happy in later life with these 10 healthy tips for men over 50....

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Barclays Digital Eagles – Digital Wings

Finance

Barclays Digital Eagles help people make the most of the digital world, confidently and safely. Read all about their history and new...

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Six natural pest removers

Home & Lifestyle

As warmer weather arrives so do those annoying bitey, stinging crawling and flying pests.

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Dementia and unexpected financial risks

News & Views

Here we take a look at the challenges of helping someone manage their financial affairs and retain their independence....

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Meat free treats: Curried beetroot and lentil shepherd’s pie

Food & Drink

Concerns over red meat and increased cancer risk are encouraging more to be creative at meal times. Check out this curried beetroot and...

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What not to throw away during the spring clean

Home & Lifestyle

TV antique expert Antony Charman, reveals some surprising ways to maximise your return when clearing out or selling heirlooms and antiques.

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Woodland walks and bluebells near you

Home & Lifestyle, Outdoor leisure

Now that we can enjoy outdoor spaces and spring at its finest, get your walking shoes on and find your nearest bluebell wood. ...

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Guilt free seasonal produce: Asparagus recipes

Food & Drink

British asparagus will soon be at its peak as May approaches, so here are some recipe ideas to get you in the mood for a spring treat....

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Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist

Film

New Netflix documentary charts the rise to stardom of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

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10 year plan could save 40,000 in next pandemic

Health

Cross party group calls for £3 billion intervention fund to build back better health...

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Create your own ornamental kitchen garden

Gardening

Planting a kitchen garden is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to embrace spring....

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Eye health – protect your sight

Eye health in later life, Health

Some sight-threatening conditions have no symptoms and could cause you to lose up to 40 per cent of your sight before you even notice a difference.

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The Handmaid’s Tale returns to C4

What's on

The multi award-winning The Handmaid's Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel, returns for a fourth season this month on...

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Take Back DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

For your chance to own 1 of 3 copies of Take Back DVD starring Gillian White, Michael Jai White and Mickey Rourke; simply log-in and answer...

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Cheats quick chicken ramen

Food & Drink, Recipes

A super simple Japanese ramen, packed with greens and goodness that put lukewarm, tasteless takeaways to shame!

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Why you should detox from Social Media

Relationships and dating

As we tentatively emerge from lockdown now is the time to detox from social media and focus on improving your mental and physical health,...

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Vegan South African sponge

Food & Drink

This vegan plum sponge cake is sweet, fluffy and studded with vibrant tasting South African plums! This cake is completely plant based,...

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Coming 2 America

Film

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite for this belated, and largely misguided, return to Zamunda

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Devils

What's on

Glitzy financial thriller that races around at breakneck speed while slowing the brain down with its style and content...

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Fool proof creamy chicken pie

Food & Drink

A rich and creamy pie the family will love & that's ready to go in the oven in 10 minutes!...

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DIY exercise – burn calories doing household chores

Fitness

Been putting off those household jobs? Not only will your house be gleaming, you will be burning calories too.

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Spring skin care

Beauty, Fashion & Beauty

The seasons change and so do the needs of our skin. Here are a few tips to help you transition from winter to spring....

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Lockdown Valentine’s Day menu

Food & Drink

You know what they say, the best way to a man or woman's heart is through their stomach!...

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Revelations of Byzantium – Alan Ogden

Books

Histria Books announces the release of “Revelations of Byzantium: The Monasteries and Painted Churches of Northern Moldavia”

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Marriage changes with age

Relationships and dating

Whether you're recently married or have been married for many years, it's important to understand that with age comes change in...

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Duck with cherries in Gabbiano chianti

Food & Drink

Tuck Into Some Tuscan Specials. Learn how to cook Duck with cherries in Gabbiano chianti with TV chefs Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi....

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Pet obesity – diet tips

Pets

It’s not only us who binge at Christmas, our pets are the beneficiaries of lots of leftover treats and it does them no good at all.

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Oxford vaccine – 10 reasons why you should get vaccinated

Health

10 reasons why you should follow medical advice regarding vaccination and help protect others in the fight to control Covid....

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Walking: perfect exercise for all ages

Outdoor leisure

Fitness and exercise are important health considerations for people over 50 - even in a lockdown. Here's how to give the old joints a...

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Win 1 of 5 bundles of Lotil product

Competitions & quizzes

For your chance to win 1of 5 Lotil product bundles (including Lotil original, Foot cream, hand cream, lip balm and 30ml tube); simply answer the question below

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