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New order-by-phone shopping service from McCarthy & Stone

New order-by-phone shopping service from McCarthy & Stone

McCarthy & Stone has partnered with the supermarket chain Morrisons to offer homeowners a new order-by-phone delivery service There’s no doubt that just popping to the shops for food and essentials is difficult in a pandemic — especially if you are in a vulnerable...

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Auriens to build new scheme in Kensington

Auriens to build new scheme in Kensington

Retirement developer Auriens has won an appeal to start transforming an historic site in Kensington into a high-end retirement village Auriens, renowned for Auriens Chelsea, one of the capital's most luxurious developments, has been granted planning consent for a...

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Enjoy a luxurious retirement in SW1

Enjoy a luxurious retirement in SW1

A new retirement development has opened in the capital where buyers are being offered a service charge holiday Chimes is a collection of 39 one-and-two-bedroom apartments in the heart of London, designed to appeal to those looking to downsize from a high-end family...

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Preserving the past and investing in nature

Preserving the past and investing in nature

Those who love historic buildings will be excited to learn about the conversion of a stunning 150-year-old former school in Worcester into a luxurious retirement village St Mary's Convent which closed in 2014, is being refurbished and transformed by Enterprise...

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Designs for downsizers

Designs for downsizers

Interior designer Tracy Young offers her top tips for creating the perfect look in your new retirement property “Today’s later living generation is increasingly discerning, and those looking to move into retirement want somewhere that meets their exacting demands,”...

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Viewing a property in a virtual world

Viewing a property in a virtual world

A specialist in the creation of 3D Virtual Tours, is changing the way we view homes Already established in the retirement and luxury care sectors, Motion Real Estate Media  is looking to enhance what it can offer the industry and the homehunter and allow us to 'visit'...

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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

Read our essential guide

Luxury later living – show suite now open

The Landsby is a new concept in luxury later living, offering stylish one and two-bedroom apartments set in private-members’ club-style surroundings.

Phase one apartments are available to buy now (50 per cent sold), from £490,000 to £1,600,000*.

Discover the lifestyle you could lead at the Landsby. Call 020 3143 8876 to book your appointment today.

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Interviews

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

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

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

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

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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Yorkshire grandmother and former Olympian is a winner at 84

Yorkshire grandmother and former Olympian is a winner at 84

At aged 84, she still visits the gym to practice standing on her head and choreograph new gymnastic routines Marjorie Carter, a grandmother from Bradford, and former Olympic gymnast, is still performing gravity-defying routines at the age of 84. Now...

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Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing

Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing

Bromley offers the best of both worlds for retirees downsizing, with affordable properties close to the capital More retired people today are favouring urban areas to enjoy vibrant neighbourhoods, restaurants, shops and good access to public transport. Estate agents...

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Travel

How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

Downsizing to a home that meets your needs can unleash all kinds of opportunities – including travelling to exotic places The big question facing Ann Girling ahead of her milestone 70th birthday, was what she wanted from her retirement years? It’s a big question a lot...

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Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

JANE SLADE discovers a hilltop oasis 30 minutes from Marrakech offering walks in the Atlas foothills Winston Churchill once said that Marrakech was the nicest place on earth to spend an afternoon. He loved watching the sunset over the mountains. In the 1930s when he...

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Normandy chateau available to rent

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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Gardening

Taking advantage of the light midsummer evenings

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

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

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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