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Best gift books for Christmas

Including books by Paul Hollywood, C J Sansom and Haruki Murakami. Oh, and did we mention you could win them all?


Win a fantastic New Years Eve break for all the family!


Cook up something new (and delish) - browse our recipes!

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Distraction burglary Q&A

Put your questions about this type of burglary to Commander Simon Letchford by 27 November.

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Win an iPad

Win one of three iPads with grandparenting app Gingersnap. Because we're generous like that...

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Win a Mini Micro scooter

To celebrate Christmas and 30 years of Alfie books, we're giving away a scooter - just like his. 

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Best reads for Christmas

We've got a fairly incredible £500 worth of 2014's best books waiting for one lucky gransnetter.

arrow Competitions and giveaways.


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Pension reforms webchat

Read Pensions Minister Steve Webb's answers to your questions on the reforms and their effects.

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Help donate a better future

Sarah Alderson describes how her life changed when she was moved to sponsor a child.

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In praise of the older rescue dog

Kate Bendix on why choosing a middle aged mutt over a bouncy puppy is often a good bet.

arrow Animal chat here.


Unemployment for women over 50 has increased by 41% in the last 2.5 years.

Unemployment for women at 50+

Camilla Palmer discusses ways to tackle the rising unemployment amoungst women 50 - 64

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Loud and clear: Hearing care

Missing the sound of a crystal clear conversation? Hearing care tips and advice this way.

arrow Win a £250 vouher with Specsavers.


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Mulled wine and cider recipes

Whip up a batch glass of something spiced and settle down in the warm. Bliss? We think so.

arrow November seasonal food.