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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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Experience the lifestyle with McCarthy & Stone

‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’, is a true adage when it comes to preparing for retirement and why it is never too soon to 'experience the lifestyle' at one of McCarthy & Stone's brand new developments Central to making the most of your retirement is where...

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Audley village restaurant wins AA rosette

Blandy’s Restaurant in Audley Inglewood, the luxury retirement village in Kintbury, Berkshire, has been awarded an AA Rosette in culinary excellenceSet in the beautiful Inglewood House and surrounded by scenic gardens, Blandy’s at Inglewood is only the...

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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...

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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

Experience the lifestyle with McCarthy & Stone

‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’, is a true adage when it comes to preparing for retirement and why it is never too soon to 'experience the lifestyle' at one of McCarthy & Stone's brand new developments Central to making the most of your retirement is where...

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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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