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Financial NewsAre you missing out on a pension you are entitled to?

A woman set to receive a regular state pension and thousands of pounds in backdated payments is urging other women to double-check their entitlement if they do not currently receive any state pension payments.

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Culture News4,000 people head to BRIT Awards for Covid-19 pilot event

Thousands of people, including many big-name celebrities, have descended on London for the 2021 BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena. The event is a Covid-19 pilot event that will see the stars perform in front of an audience of 4,000 with no social distancing or face masks in place.

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Health & Wellbeing NewsCouncil leaders demand action from the government to fix social care

Council leaders from across England have signed a letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, demanding that the government honours its promise to sort out social care across the nation. The Local Government Association has sent the letter urging the government to set out plans in the Queen’s Speech this week.

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Health & Wellbeing NewsStudy shows mixing Covid vaccines could increase side effects

A recent study has found people receiving different Covid-19 vaccines for their first and second dose are more likely to experience mild or moderate side effects after receiving their second jab, with symptoms including muscle pain, headaches, and shivers.

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Can I take my pension at 55 and still work?

As we move into our 50s, more of our attention inevitably turns to what’s in our pension and when we’ll be able to retire. Increasing numbers of people are beginning to explore their options earlier. Many start to reduce their work in their early or mid-fifties while maintaining their income due to having a pension pot available.

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Looking for romance online? One woman faces bankruptcy after being scammed on a dating site

A woman has recently revealed she is facing bankruptcy after being swindled on an online dating site. She has lost nearly £113,000 and is one of many people who have lost vast sums of money to online scammers while looking for romance on dating sites.

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What should my asset allocation be at my age?

Do you know the asset allocation of your portfolio? Do you know what it should be according to your age? Do you even know what asset allocation is and why you should have an asset allocation strategy? Read our guide on how to structure your portfolio according to how old you are.

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Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce and Gary Barlow launches new BBC music show

Bill and Melinda Gates announced their plans to divorce this week after 27 years of marriage. In a tweet, the couple said: "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage."

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International travel prices set to soar

Many Brits are looking forward to travelling abroad this summer following the easing of lockdown restrictions. However, travel bosses have warned that international travel costs could soar because of higher demand and lower availability of planes.

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How old is your internet router? Warning that old routers are vulnerable to hacking

A recent study conducted by the consumer watchdog Which? has revealed that millions of people are using outdated routers that could pose serious security risks. More than two-thirds of routers provided by the UK’s biggest internet service providers had issues that could pose a threat to your online security.

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8 do's and don'ts when someone is sharing how they feel

How do you encourage someone to share their feelings with you? Conversations like this are never a one-way street, and you have a role as both speaker and listener. Here’s how to approach them both, get clarity, and build trust with your friends and loved ones to encourage open and honest communication.

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What foods should you avoid after 50?

By the time we reach our 50s, our diet might feel like the habit of a lifetime! But it’s never too late to transform your diet and live a healthier life. You might even find yourself trying totally new foods and embracing cooking as a new hobby!

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What exercise burns the most belly fat?

Belly fat is often considered to be the most stubborn of all fat. At the same time, fat around our midriff is a risk factor for everything from diabetes to heart disease. Doing all we can to get rid of belly fat should be considered a vital pillar of how we approach our health and wellness.

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How to reduce loneliness

Loneliness is one of the most significant social problems of our time and is even considered a public health epidemic. While loneliness is as old as the human race, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought home the scale of the problem to many of us. Here are several ways to reduce loneliness.

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How to get rid of corns

Corns can be a pain. Quite literally. But why do you get them in the first place, how do they differ from calluses, and how do you get rid of them? Let’s answer all those questions!

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