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Author: Gareth Hargreaves

10 steps to summer ready skin

Beauty, Fashion & Beauty

Summer is having a late flourish … and so are countless summer skin woes! Read this simple guide to keeping your skin healthy in the sun.

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Over 50s skin cancer rates triple in past 30 years

Health

Middle-aged hit by surge of malignant melanoma - potentially fatal skin cancer...

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Caring for pets with Arthritis

Pets

Spot and combat arthritic pain in cats and dogs with our diagnosis and care advice....

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Beat burglars this summer

Home Improvements

Keep thieves out of your home with these quick home security tips.

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Win a trip to France for each UK Olympic Gold

Travel

50connect's resident bon viveur, Tony Page, enjoys the cultural highlights of Paris and brings news of a fantastic competition! ...

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Stronger bones in later life

Health

Monique N. Gilbert reveals simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can increase energy levels, enhance mobility and aid bone health at...

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Soggy summer gardening tips

Gardening

Maxine Farmer braves the rain for some essential summer maintenance and ideas for adding colour if your plants fail to bloom.

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Homeopathy: What is it?

Alternative Health

30 million people in Europe already benefit from homeopathic treatment. What is homeopathy and what can it for people over 50....

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Men’s Health Week

Men's Health

Men's Health Forum highlights the importance of NHS Health Checks as part of this year's Men's Health Week....

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Review: Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel

Around The UK

David Powell goes undercover for a stay in ‘The City’ just a short stroll from Canary Wharf.

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Train houseplants to thrive

Gardening

While human beings can live indoors with low light levels and dank air, plants are another story entirely....

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Know the signs of bowel cancer

Health

Bowel Cancer Awareness month may be drawing to a close but your own awareness should now span the whole year....

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Kitchen cupboard remedies & cures

Health

Bananas to banish verrucas, ginger to ease muscle pain and tea for mouth ulcers – before you visit the chemist, check out the many proven remedies in your own larder.

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Hosepipe bans and your garden

Gardening

Maxine Farmer offers advice on how to manage your garden and plants through drought....

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Gardening for you & your pets

Gardening

How to keep your pets safe while maintaining your lawn and garden....

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Roast lamb with mint sauce

Recipes

Serve up the perfect Sunday roast with our fool-proof recipe for roast lamb.

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Driving facts

Eye health in later life

Research by Specsavers Opticians and NOP has found that as many as 3.5m people could be driving with eyesight below the legal minimum....

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Eyesight, driving and the law

Eye health in later life

Your sight is your most important sense while driving. Even so many of us drive without full understanding of how our eyes are affected by...

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Antwerp – an ideal Easter break

Travel

Antwerp: Museums, art, chocolates and good food – what more could you want for a three day break.

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What are the main causes of blindness in adults?

Eye health in later life

Eye health is often overlooked, but by ignoring symptoms you could be putting your sight at risk....

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Common causes of sight loss

Eye health in later life

Ageing eyes? Guide to the conditions that could affect your sight....

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Eat to better vision

Eye health in later life

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common complaint for many older people. Here are two recipes to that can contribute to better eye health.

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Age and eyesight over 60

Eye health in later life

With age eyes become more susceptible to certain problems. Find out the common sense steps you can take to safeguard your sight....

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Age and eyesight – over 40

Eye health in later life

When you reach your 40s your eyesight starts to change. Presbyopia, or blurred near vision, affects everyone sooner or later. Don't panic -...

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10 steps to maintain vision

Eye health in later life

Presbyopia, or “old eyes” affects people over 40, follow these quick tips to keep your eyes in tip top shape.

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Seasonal vegetables: What to eat in March

Food & Drink

Virginia Webb champions the delicious spring vegetables that should be on your table in March....

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Spring gardening

Gardening

Organic gardening growing advice for March and April - and how to manage your planting and pets....

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Pilates for over 50s

Fitness

Beginners introduction to Pilates method covering principles, mat work and standing exercises.

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Hidden secrets of Puglia

Travel

Explore the fantastic coastline, historic towns and villages of the Puglia region....

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Las Vegas – Visiting the neon city!

World Wide

Travel journalist Claire Oliver, takes a trip to Las Vegas for 50Connect and discovers another side to this iconic destination ......

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Make One Little Change

Health

Have your health concerns answered at the ‘Make One Little Change’ online clinic from Monday 6th February 2012.

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5 most common health complaints in UK

Health

What you need to know, how can you prevent them and how can you get the best from your visit to your GP. ...

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Cervical cancer: The realities all women should know

Women's Health

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week starts today with research showing almost a third of women in the UK* (29%) say they have never been for...

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Orecchiette alla Barese

Food & Drink

Virginia Webb’s tasty and simple recipe, which has a little southern heat in it, making it perfect for a cold wintry day.

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City break – London

Around The UK

David Powell, travel journalist, reports on a short break to London's West End, for 50connect...

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New Year diet: Eat for energy

Nutrition

It's time to lose that Christmas pudding feeling and give your liver some TLC with a non-tox rather than de-tox....

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New Year gardening resolutions

Gardening

Grow healthy plants and get your garden in order in the New Year with our essential advice.

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Mulled wine recipe

Food & Drink

Delicious, festive mulled wine recipe full of spices and the season's cheer....

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Eat yourself healthy

Alternative Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine can teach us a thing or two about adapting our diets to help maintain a healthy weight, boost energy levels...

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Britain’s best winter walks

Outdoor leisure, Around The UK

Wrap up warm and stretch your legs with our pick of the UK’s best walks across Britain’s breathtaking scenery.

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Delicious moules a la creme

Food & Drink

Simple seafood recipe that feeds five in 20minutes....

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Pets and the garden

Pets

How to keep your garden and your pets happy and healthy this summer....

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