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Interviews

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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Interview with Jane Slade, founder of Retiremove

JANE SLADE was invited to judge the retirement property category at the 2016 prestigious WhatHouse? awards and gave the following interview to the organisers Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do I am the founder of Retiremove, a retirement property...

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Remembering Nureyev

Former dancer JEFFERY TAYLOR reflects on his friendship with Rudolf Nureyev and his extraordinary foibles on the 76th anniversary of his birth RUDOLF NUREYEV born 17 March 1938, died 6 January 1993. Nureyev was a leading dancer in St Petersburg’s Kirov (now Mariinsky)...

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Homes designed to improve wellbeing

PegasusLife has hired award-winning architect Sarah Wrigglesworth to incorporate wellbeing in the designs of its over-50s developments. JANE SLADE went to meet her to discover her secret formula Designing homes for older people is not just about bricks and...

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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 Abbey...

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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...

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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 Archers...

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