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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...
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...
Retirement villages to make John Cleese smile

Retirement villages to make John Cleese smile

Now the Comedy legend John Cleese has made his final alimony payment to his ex-wife he wants to move to Bath with his fourth wife Jennifer Wade. JANE SLADE finds some suitable villages for the animal-loving pair Even though John Cleese, 75, is not showing any signs of...
At home with The Archers

At home with The Archers

  Charles Collingwood celebrates 40 years playing Brian Aldridge in The Archers. He invites JANE SLADE to the charming cottage he and his wife Judy Bennett, who plays Shula in the series, have downsized to in Hampshire Some five million listeners tune into the...
Why Kevin McCloud doesn’t like retirement villages

Why Kevin McCloud doesn’t like retirement villages

We need to build more schemes for people of all ages declares Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud. By JANE SLADE “We should be building communities for all ages and not segregating the old in retirement villages,” says Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4’s property...
Running your house as a home and a business

Running your house as a home and a business

As the curtain rises on the 22nd Holders Season in Barbados, founder Wendy Kidd talks to JANE SLADE about how her stunning plantation home has given her a new lease of life There are few signs to Holders, the exquisite 17th century house built on a former sugar...