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Our guide to depression in the over 50s

We look at Gransnetters' experiences with depression and different ways of dealing with it in the wake of Robin Williams' tragic death.

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Fill in our census and you could win a 5* break in Wales, a robot vacuum and more...

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From news to books to designer's great to talk! 

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Mary Berry

How Mary Berry are you?

The first Gransnet quiz is here! <contains excitement> Are you a baker's dozen short of a cake, or a patissiere extraordinaire?


Student finance

We've done our homework and summarised the kind of financial help students can get from the government


The Great Gransnet Bake Off

Post your GBBO-inspired creations on the thread to enter the draw for a cookery book bundle.

arrow Share your best recipe.


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Q&A with author Adele Parks

Adele Parks will be answering your questions about her latest novel, Spare Brides. 

arrow Post questions on our thread

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September book club

September's choice is the fantastic The Invention of Wings - will you be reading?

arrow Check out our Kid's book of the month.


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Feeling squashed

Rosie Staal on life in the sandwich generation - and why she's still counting her blessings.

arrow Read our other guest blog posts.


10 reasons to be a Local Editor

Top reasons to join the Gransnet Local team (including working in pyjamas). 

arrow More about the role


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Coach tours - ten myths busted

Thought you knew about 21st century coach tours? Now they can mean the last word in luxury.

arrow Read a coach tour review.



Prediabetes: are you at risk?

Our tips on detecting, preventing or overcoming the precursor to diabetes.

arrow Health services in your area.


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Long-distance grandparenting

In lieu of a working teleporter, we've rounded up the top 10 tips for long-distance grandparenting.

arrow Chat about grandparenting on our forum.