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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, your social life, and your community.

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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

Fashion & Beauty, 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 relationships.

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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...

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Dazzling Christmas cocktails

Food & Drink

The cocktail hour tends to get an unlimited extension over the Christmas period, so we’ve chosen an assortment of classy cocktails that should see you through happy hour and beyond.

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Interior & design tips in time for Christmas

Home & Lifestyle

Inject some Christmas colour into your home - even for this most unorthodox of holidays. Here are some top tips for transforming your...

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December in the garden

Gardening

The gardening is virtually done for another year but brave the cold, and save yourself some time in the spring....

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Dating advice in later life

Home & Lifestyle, Dating, Relationships and dating

Having trouble finding success as a midlife dater? Here are some of the common missteps you may be making and how to refocus your energies in a way that will bring you a fulfilling relationship.

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Over 50s dating – 3 top tips

Dating, Relationships and dating

Online dating is among the easiest ways to find new friendships and with these easily applied tips, you'll have peace of mind and...

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Christmas dinner for dogs

Pets

Giving your dogs Christmas dinner leftovers is not doing them any favours - and could do them harm. So follow these simple rules and make...

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Start the day the morning quiz way!

Home & Lifestyle, Competitions & quizzes

Get those grey cells fired up for the day with the daily 50connect morning quiz.

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Sensational stuffing recipes

Food & Drink

A cornucopia of ideas for creating the perfect stuffing....

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10 things you might not know about unhealthy eating

Nutrition

We all have our eating vices - the guilty treats we use as a pick me up, but have you ever questioned why we fall back on them or what the...

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Classic La Voix exquisite beneath the Spiegeltent

What's on

Gabriel Wilding enjoys a knockout evening under the Spiegeltent, on London’s Southbank, in the company of the inimitable La Voix.

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Redefining how older women are viewed

Fashion & Beauty, Fashion

Gabriela Rickli-Gerster, a 63 year old model, left the audience at the Vivienne Westwood show in London speechless after walking down the...

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Why eating your greens may keep you brainy

Nutrition

Sticking to the basics of healthy eating and adding green vegetables to your diet can help to boost your intake of nutrients that have been...

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Beautiful days out – summer gardens

Around The UK

Here are our top picks for summer days out at some of the UK’s most beautiful gardens and country houses.

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Mackerel with herby tomato and shallots salsa on toast

Food & Drink

Light, healthy and perfect for quick, no mess breakfast or lunch this mackerel, toast and salsa combo will set your tastebuds singing. ...

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Are you suffering with ‘menxiety’ at work?

Women's Health

Living and working longer means that more women are likely to be going through the menopause at work....

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Could vitamin D help prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Health

Behind the headlines finds a balanced intake of Vitamin D-rich foods could help prevent inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis from developing in the first place.

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Eating your way out of the menopause

Women's Health

"It's never too early or too late to start", Blogger and founder of Alternative Ageing, Suzi Grant, offers her advice for eating your way...

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Ten facts you need to know about your sun protection

Women's Health

Dr Preema Vig answers the most commonly asked questions about sun protection and care....

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Seven tips to help when period pain strikes

Women's Health

Don’t just put up with the pain, be proactive and find what works best for you.

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Simple step to protect people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease

Women's Health

Researchers find hope for type 1 diabetes patients in form of single extra insulin shot....

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Woyzeck

What's on

Laurence Green reviews John Boyega's triumphant transition from screen to stage in Joe Murphy's production, Woyzek....

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Get a handle on hay fever

Health

Don’t let hay fever rule your summer, try these top tips to reduce symptoms and head outdoors.

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Angels in America

What's on

"Intellectually dazzling and often bizarre" Laurence Green reviews Tony Kushner's absorbing production, Angels in America....

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Eight ways to recognise you have issues with your pelvic floor

Women's Health

Dr Ruth Maher, pelvic floor expert, explains some of the main ways to recognise that you have issues with your pelvic floor muscles....

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The Ferryman

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Jez Butterworth’s five-star heartfelt and passionate production, The Ferryman.

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Romeo and Juliet

What's on

Laurence Green reviews David Kramer's adaptation of one of Shakespeare's classics, Romeo and Juliet. ...

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The Treatment

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Lyndsey Turner's revised and polished new production, The Treatment....

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Five ways to boost your brain health

Health

Ensure you’re firing on all cylinders with these top tips for looking after your brain health.

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Carousel

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Lonny Price's elaborate and impressive revival of the American musical, Carousel....

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Combine luxury with history for a truly remarkable holiday

Travel

Bored of hotels? Holiday like a royal with this round-up of lavish getaways and traditional castle retreats. ...

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Don’t suffer in silence

Women's Health

Learning about your food fingerprint could drastically reduce your IBS symptoms, so there’s no need to suffer quietly.

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Feversham Arms Hotel

Around The UK

Combining sophistication with tradition, the Feversham Arms Hotel in the York Moors is an idyllic spot for a spring getaway. ...

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Adam and Eve & Steve

What's on

A modern take of the biblical classic, Adam and Eve & Steve is a fun musical comedy that should be viewed with a light hearted sense of...

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How to handle debt in your later years

Finance

Getting a handle on your debts is always going to be challenging, but approaching retirement, they can be particular overwhelming.

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An evening of burgers with Lockhouse

Food & Drink

Situated next to the scenic Merchant Square, Lockhouse certainly know how to serve up a decent patty. ...

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The Kid Stays in the Picture

What's on

The Kid Stays in the Picture is a story of one man's remarkable life against the backdrop of a changing America - Laurence Green reviews...

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Mother’s Day gift guide

Home & Lifestyle

In need of some inspiration for what to give as a gift this Mother’s Day? This guide have everything you need to show your appreciation.

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Home baked delicious nutrient rich bread

Food & Drink, Recipes

Add a nutritional punch to your weekend breakfast with bread that contains all the proteins, carbs, and fats your body needs....

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Travesties

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Patrick Marber handsome revival of the 1974 play, Travesties....

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Keep it cool this spring

Fashion, Fashion & Beauty

With warmer weather just around the corner it’s time to add a touch of spring to your wardrobe

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Treasury rule change on pensions jeopardises retirement saving plans for millions

News & Views

Tom McPhail argues why government plans to reduce pension freedoms is a step backwards for effective retirement planning. ...

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Brighten up the half term holidays

Around The UK

Keep the whole family occupied this half term with Visit England's round-up of the best events across the country....

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Next stop … Amsterdam Central!

Europe

David Powell lets the train take the strain as he enjoys a short break in Amsterdam.

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BBC to host a season of films on mental health, across TV, Radio and online

Health

This spring, the BBC will host a season of films on mental health, across TV, Radio and online....

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Funeral poverty risk to low income families and the elderly

Finance

Rising funeral costs, lack of savings and low income have put UK families in financial difficulty when dealing with bereavement writes...

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Saint Joan

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Josie Rourke’s modern take on George Bernard Shaw’s classic tragedy, Saint Joan.

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The dos and don’ts of downsizing

Property

Sarah Gazard reveals how best to downsize your property in later life and highlights the pitfalls to be wary of....

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Hedda Gabler

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Patrick Marber's funny new translation of Ivo Van Hove's 19th century drama, Hedda Gabler....

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LOVE

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Alexander Zeldin’s powerful and moving, documentary-style drama, LOVE

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Sprouts with cumin and mustard

Recipes

Encourage relatives to tuck into the veggies this year with Hari Ghotra's spruced up cumin and mustard sprouts. ...

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She Loves Me

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Mathew Whites exquisite production of the 1963 romantic musical, She Loves Me....

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Once in a Lifetime

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Christopher Hart’s adaptation of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s Broadway comedy, Once in a Lifetime.

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Belle Grove

Around The UK

Paul Hensby spends two-nights at Belle Grove, a truly original self-catering cottage complex close to the Suffolk Coast. ...

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UK’s best cities to retire revealed

News & Views

Do you dream of relocating when you retire? Find out where the UK's most popular retirement locations....

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A decade of turmoil at RBS

Savings & Investments

Travails of Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders since 2008 illustrates the value of sound guidance when building a portfolio.

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Christmas with a few less calories

Recipes

We all slightly overindulge this time of year but here are some deliciously festive recipes, that don't scrimp on flavour, just have fewer...

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Oven-poached salmon with fennel and beetroot

Recipes

Add the wow factor to your Christmas table this year, with this recipe for oven-poached salmon to accompany all the trimmings....

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Peter Pan

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Sally Cookson’s adaptation of JM Barrie’s magical tale of make-believe and mischief, Peter Pan.

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Christmas Gift Guide

Home & Lifestyle

In need some gift giving inspiration? 50connect's Christmas gift guide has something for everyone....

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Christmas hamper guide

Food & Drink

Give a gift of food this year and have Christmas all wrapped up with 50connect's guide to festive food hampers....

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King Lear

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Deborah Warner’s modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic play, King Lear.

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Time to challenge the taboo

Women's Health

Bladder problems are increasingly common in the UK, yet are hardly spoken about - it's time to challenge the taboo with these top tips for...

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Guilt-free vegan bakes

Recipes

Whatever your reason, choosing to go vegan doesn't have to mean giving up your favourite treats....

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Amadeus

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Michael Longhurst’s powerful revival of Peter Shaffer’s iconic 1979 play, Amadeus.

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Man of Good Hope

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Mark Dornford-May's play of Jonny Steinberg's powerful true story, Man of Good Hope....

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5-star luxury on the west coast of Ireland

Around The UK

Mars Webb visits Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa and enjoys five-star luxury, relaxation and the tranquility of Donegal. ...

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Pumpkin and ricotta tarts with spiced honey

Recipes

Treat your guests and get into the festive spirit with Tom Aikens’ delicious pumpkin and ricotta tarts.

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One Night in Miami

What's on

Laurence Green reviews Kwame Kwei-Armah's play, One Night in Miami which draws on real life events from the life of legendary boxing...

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Six reasons why yoga for women is fab after fifty

Women's Health

Author and Yoga Elder, Cheryl MacDonald explains why opting for Yoga is the great way to relieve menopause symptoms. ...

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Autumn essentials for your garden

Gardening

Take advantage of the daylight hours left and prep your garden for the cooler winter months, ensuring a flowing bloom come spring.

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Add a splash of colour

Home Improvements

Transform your home this autumn with budget ways to add a splash of colour to your interior, making those cosy nights in that little bit...

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Look after your skin through menopause

Beauty, Fashion & Beauty

Dermatologist Dr Howard Murad explains the ways menopause affects the body and how best to look after your skin during the transition. ...

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Heston’s Champagne cocktails

Food & Drink

For those who like to celebrate with something sweeter – Heston’s champagne cocktails are sure to do the trick.

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Churros cooking class – Spanish treats at home

Food & Drink

Learn to make the Spanish doughnuts at home with this easy step-by-step recipe - the perfect after dinner delights!...

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Ten foods that trigger the nation’s fondest grandparent memories

Food & Drink

With many of families fondest memories including everyone gathering together around the table, celebrate Grandparents day with these ten...

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Cauliflower, bean & coconut casserole

Recipes

In need of a little comfort to keep out the cold? Treat yourself to this wonderfully hearty and warming casserole.

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Nine Small Changes to Improve Your Memory

Health

Grainne McCarthy, Clinical Lead at Elder shares her nine top tips for improving memory....

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Organic chicken soup with tarragon garlic bread

Recipes

Celebrate Organic September and cosy up with a bowl of chicken soup with garlic bread flavoured with tarragon....

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Walk through a landscape of colour this autumn

Around The UK

National Trust share their most colourful walks to inspire you this autumn to get back outdoors with a selection of beautiful hikes around the country.

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Care fee planning – how to protect yourself and your family

Care and carers

Michele Todd, partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, offers guidance on how to limit the cost of care fees ...

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Five top tips on approaching a garden renovation

Gardening

Garden designer Charlotte Rowe shares her five top tips for approaching a garden renovation and making the most of your outdoor space all...

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10 health reasons why we should all become tea drinkers

Health

Drinking tea can improve your health in more ways than you think; the following ten reasons explore ways certain teas can keep us healthy.

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The secret to dressing vintage style as we age

Fashion, Fashion & Beauty

Vintage fashion expert Susie Nelson, reveals the secrets behind perfecting the 'classic style' and how it can increase confidence and...

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The Entertainer

What's on

An unsettling portrait of Britain in decline, Laurence Green reviews Rob Ashford's adaptation of The Entertainer....

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How exercise can combat Menopause

Women's Health

A daily exercise routine can reduce the impact of symptoms caused by menopause and could add years to your life.

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