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Your checklist before moving to a retirement property

JANE SLADE offers some essential tips and questions you should ask when you go and view a retirement development

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A guide to choosing a retirement property

Jane Slade offers a five point guide to sourcing the ideal retirement property A new survey from the Retirement Villages Group reveals that over 55s biggest worry is their health. Yet evidence shows that people live longer, healthier lives in a retirement community....

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Worried your pension income is too low to enjoy retirement?

Many people approaching retirement think they may not have enough money to see them through their latter years, even if they sell up and downsize What with stamp duty, selling fees to the agents, purchasing a new home, and moving costs, there is often little left of...

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Interviews

Sheila Hancock on how she is making the most of her 80s

Sheila Hancock talks to Retiremove about her new film Edie and why she has no intention of retiring at 85 BY JANE SLADE Sheila Hancock is quite matter of fact about getting old. “I think it’s good to keep the stairs as it means I have to keep moving,” says the...

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Jennie Bond shares her Memory Box treasures

Former BBC Royal Correspondent JENNIE BOND reveals what she would put in her own memory box, after been inspired by those at Moore Place care home, which Jennie opened in December I'm sure most people would agree that memories, rather than possessions or material...

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How a love of honeybees inspired a women’s new business

LOUISE MIDGLEY meets artist and beekeeper Sharon Jervis and discovers how she was inspired to create a new range of health and body-care products in her 50s As a little girl Sharon Jervis was fascinated with birds and learnt to recognise their individual calls. She...

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Property articles

Worried your pension income is too low to enjoy retirement?

Many people approaching retirement think they may not have enough money to see them through their latter years, even if they sell up and downsize What with stamp duty, selling fees to the agents, purchasing a new home, and moving costs, there is often little left of...

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Why Buckinghamshire is beckoning a new wave of retirees

“Tremendous things are in store for you! Wonderful surprises await you” wrote Roald Dahl in his children’s book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The popular late author could have equally written these words about the county of Buckinghamshire where he...

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Travel

Normandy chateau available to rent

A magnificent Normandy chateau dating from 1650 is launching this spring as an exclusive-use self-catering retreat. Located near the town of St Lo, Château de L’Angotière is the idea spot to enjoy a break with friends or celebrate a special  anniversary...

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Zanzibar, the island that adds spice to a special holiday

by JANE SLADE My husband had disappeared beneath the waves for such a long time I feared he would not come up again. Finally he emerged, whipped off his snorkel and mask and spluttered. “I have never seen such fabulous fish,” and dived below again. A...

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Walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees

You don’t have to travel far to discover a breath-taking region you can explore at your own pace on two feet or two wheels. For those seeking fresh air, magnificent scenery and somewhere off the beaten track should take a look at what a new tour operator...

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Gardening

Taking advantage of the light midsummer evenings

LOUISE MIDGLEY makes the most of the long balmy evenings to keep her borders in order Watering the hanging baskets, newly planted specimens, tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse has to be my main priority during this ‘Flaming June’ heatwave. However, there’s a...

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New plants and products for 2017

Jane Slade looks at newly introduced products and plants beautiful enough to grace our gardens. Rosa Dame Judi Dench from David Austin Roses This enchanting Hybrid Musk variety named after one of Britain’s most beloved stars of stage and screen, is one of...

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March gardening highlights

LOUISE MIDGLEY enjoys spring colour and the promise of things to come in her garden In March, no two days are the same. Growth is rapid and a shrub that’s in bud one day can be in full flower the next. Yesterday I noticed the Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ had finally...

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