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Valerie Singleton entertains care home residents

Valerie Singleton entertains care home residents

She taught a generation of children to make things with sticky back plastic and empty Fairy Liquid bottles. Now Valerie Singleton is  entertaining residents of a care home Former Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton OBE is delighting residents at Colten Care’s...
Hanging baskets brighten platforms in East Anglia

Hanging baskets brighten platforms in East Anglia

  LOUISE MIDGLEY wishes her local train station looked as beautiful as the ones in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Diss The daily commute for the fortunate passengers of three railway stations on the Norwich to London mainline has been greatly improved by an eye-catching...
Tracing your family tree

Tracing your family tree

LESLEY GREEN has started a business helping people trace their family trees after she began to unravel the mystery of her own My great uncle kept two penguins in the back garden of his house in Bromley and my grandfather was a footman in Eaton Square, London, at a...
Director of the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel talks to Retiremove

Director of the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel talks to Retiremove

John Madden, 66, reveals some behind the scenes secrets about his latest movie the Second Best Marigold Hotel – which is all about a group of retirees who move to India Q You must have a close relationship with Dame Judi Dench, having launched her international...
Plantlife campaign to save our road verge

Plantlife campaign to save our road verge

LOUISE MIDGLEY explains why we need to protect a vital habitat of many wild flowers and animals: the humble road verge Verdant verges are estimated to cover a whopping 600,000 acres across Britain and with the right maintenance are able to support a vast spectrum of...