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Health & Wellbeing NewsCovid decline slows as vaccine approval to become flu-like

A slowdown in the reduction of Covid-19 is causing concern as the UK’s vaccine rollout continues at pace.

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Financial NewsHow will the 2021 budget impact over 50s?

As expected, today’s budget was dominated by Covid and the subsequent impact on the UK economy. Even though much of the Chancellor's plans were leaked to the press, we now have clarity and confirmation. While we await further details and further feedback on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget, this is what we know so far.

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Financial NewsChancellor to announce further extension of furlough scheme in budget speech

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a further extension to the existing furlough scheme when he delivers his budget. The scheme was set to finish at the end of April, but it will now be extended until the end of September. This will come as good news for the millions worried about the coming months and their financial security.

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Financial NewsAre you in line for a pension payout from the DWP?

Approximately 200,000 women reportedly owed an average of £13,500.

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The rise of the accidental saver

While the past 12 months have been hugely challenging, many have found themselves repaying debt and saving on an unheard of scale.

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Six unique memorials you can plan for yourself

Once your body’s cold in the ground, how do you want to be remembered? You’ve pretty much relinquished control at this point, but there are things you can do to help people remember you the way you want.

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What is the status of non-married partners when you die?

There has been and continues to be a general misconception that a surviving cohabiting partner has the same legal recognition as a spouse. We often hear the myth that after seven years, cohabiting partners are effectively treated as married in the eyes of the law. We will now look at this issue in more detail because it has potentially serious repercussions for those who fail to prepare for the future.

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Jimmy Carr reveals he got a hair transplant and veneers in lockdown and more of this week’s gossip

Who had an affair behind Bob Geldof’s back and how many shipping containers did Rod Stewart need for his model railway?

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6 seasonal must-try spring fruits and vegetables

Spring is an excellent time of year to experiment with seasonal ingredients. It is also the time to start moving away from the winter's warm hearty meals and more towards lighter, more vibrant dishes. We’ve listed a few ingredients you have to try this spring, as well as some ideas on how best to use them. These dishes are perfect for getting you ready for the summer season.

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8 stylish over 50s and what they wear

It's easy to fall into a rut with your style as you get older. In 2020, style was the least of our worries, but we're hoping 2021 will be the year to step up your style.

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Lockdown has made me reconsider my friendships—what next?

Have your friends turned into "ghosts" during lockdown? Or have you realised that without the activities you used to do together, you have nothing to talk about? Or perhaps they just didn't show up the way you thought they would?

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Your workout plan for when lighter evenings return

As winter blends into spring, days become longer, and our thoughts begin to turn to the summer. One of the main benefits of longer days is more time to enjoy some outdoor exercise. The firmer ground underfoot makes exercise more enjoyable, too. As lockdown starts to ease towards a potentially normal summer, this article will help you create your workout plan for when lighter evenings return.

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6 signs you're lonely

It can be hard to talk about loneliness. Even though millions of people across the UK report feeling lonely, there’s still a social stigma attached to “being alone”. As a result, you might not know what the signs of being lonely are.

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Is feared Brazil strain of Covid-19 set to run rampant?

It has been revealed that health officials are on the hunt for an unidentified UK resident who has contracted the Brazil variant of Covid-19. In February, six cases of this variant were discovered in the UK, one of which included a person that authorities are keen to trace. However, this is proving to be a challenge as the person concerned failed to complete a registration form.

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Queen urges public to have Covid jabs to help protect others

In a rare public discussion, the Queen has recently spoken of her experience of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The monarch, who rarely discusses her health in public, also took the opportunity to urge hesitant members of the public to have their Covid jabs to help protect others.

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