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Chance to win Bumper DVD Box Sets including All Creatures, Line of Duty and Agatha Raisin

Competitions & quizzes

And just like that Christmas is almost upon us and those sleighbells are getting closer. But what will Santa bring this year? If you’re...

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Chance to win Bumper DVD Box sets including The Brokenwood Mysteries, Miss Fisher and The Good Life

Competitions & quizzes

A Sleigh-load of Christmas Cracking Box sets for Festive Favours and just like that Christmas is almost upon us and those sleighbells are...

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Win a free copy of Dalgliesh DVD

Competitions & quizzes

Bertie Carvel takes the titular lead in Dalgliesh, a must-watch period crime drama which is set to delight with its DVD and digital release...

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Your chance to win a copy of Tamara Konstantin’s ‘Resilience’ CD

Competitions & quizzes

Are you looking for the best new classical music to add to your collection? Then, this competition is for you! You could be in with the...

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Win a copy of Sarah Reeves’ Christmas EP ‘More The Merrier’

Competitions & quizzes

Unofficially crowned Christmas princess, Sarah Reeves welcomes her own Christmas miracle in the form of her second Christmas EP,...

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All Creatures Great and Small Series Two DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

The charming update of the much-loved All Creatures Great and Small, based on the hugely popular novels of James Herriot, is back for a...

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Win limited edition ‘Swallow’ box set on Blu-ray

Competitions & quizzes

Second Sight is delighted to announce Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ visually stunning, critically acclaimed feature debut Swallow is set to...

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Win pair of tickets to ‘Come From Away’ at London’s Phoenix Theatre 

Competitions & quizzes

“This is the show we all need right now.” The Sunday Times  WELCOME BACK TO THE ROCK!  Discover the remarkable true story of...

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Win a National Geographic™ Gem Stone Dig Kit & Crystal Garden Kit from Bandai UK

Competitions & quizzes

Enter for your chance to win these education science kits – perfect stocking fillers this Christmas!  The National Geographic™...

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Win DVD copy of ‘Britannia’ Series III of the historic fantasy

Competitions & quizzes

Throat slashing, drugged-up-druids, and plenty of romping – Britannia returns to rule TV. Capricious Celts and ruthless Romans march back...

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Chance to win super deluxe version of Prometheus Strategy Game (RRP £245) 

Competitions & quizzes

The Prometheus Strategy Game, is invented by Former Head of Maths Christopher Curtis and is the must have board game for Christmas and is...

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Win a year’s subscription to NewsPlayer+, the one-stop shop for global news

Competitions & quizzes

NewsPlayer+ is a unique, dedicated platform which live broadcasts the world’s leading TV news channels, all in one place. For all you...

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Series Two of Code 404 DVDs up for grabs 

Competitions & quizzes

Two British acting greats Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays, the ultimate acting dream team, return for a second hilarious series of Code 404,...

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Become 1 of 10 Treasure Trails winners and rediscover the great outdoors

Competitions & quizzes

Step outside and rediscover a world of fun and adventure with Treasure Trails.  Solve the clues and uncover the secrets with one of...

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Indulgent New York-style Cheesecake

Food & Drink

Unleash your inner Bake Off demon with this sublime New York-style cheesecake....

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Easy BBQ ideas for dinner

Food & Drink • One Comment

To celebrate 25th National Barbecue Week, here are some delicious, but reasonably easy to prepare gastro BBQ recipes...

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Intimacy never gets old

Sex & intimacy

Over 60s more confident than ever about sex. New study by Replens finds that intimacy never gets old.

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The Duke – trailer

Film

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London....

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Delicious Japanese roast cauliflower in Dengaku sauce

Food & Drink

Chef Yuki Gomi presents five delicious recipes, to encourage you to discover the benefits of growing and cooking from scratch....

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Highway code at 90. Savvy pass or woeful fail?

Motoring

How would you fare if you were reassessed on your knowledge of the Highway Code? Take our quick quiz and find out.

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Fool proof summer gardening tips

Gardening

Your outdoor space will never overwhelm you with these simple summer gardening tips....

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Win a Healthspan hair and nails beauty bundle

Competitions & quizzes

Keep your hair and nails healthy and in good condition with this beauty bundle from Healthspan...

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Some Kind of Heaven – trailer

What's on

America’s seniors have discovered the fountain of youth. It’s in The Villages, Florida.

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Review books for 50connect

Books

Would you like to review books for 50connect? We're opening our book reviews to member contributors. ...

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The Tomorrow War – trailer

Film

Futuristic actioner The Tomorrow War is available to stream from 2nd July....

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Better health over 50: How the pandemic made us take action

Nutrition

Learning from lockdown: has the pandemic has helped us be healthier?

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5 Ways to save water in the garden

Gardening

Water wastage is a huge issue in the UK and our garden could be huge drain on our water resources. Here, Scott Hawthorne shares five tips...

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Four of the UK’s most popular self-care books

Books

A look at the four self-care books that have enjoyed the most dramatic increase in search volumes over 2020....

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Create a beautiful pet-friendly garden

Pets

Make your garden a safe haven for friends and family, including the furry kind. Here are seven tips for creating the ultimate pet-friendly garden.

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Win 1 of 5 copies of the Dairy Book of Home Cookery from Dairy Diary

Competitions & quizzes

We have five copies of Dairy Book of Home Cookery from Dairy Diary up for grabs - just answer a simple question for your chance to win....

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Smartphones will never catch on … will they?

Home & Lifestyle

In 2008 we ran a story about the first Android phone, the brick-like HTC Dream. How times have changed and how quickly, as omnipresent...

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Masaledar Aloo

Food & Drink

Masaledar aloo cooked at home … and in under an hour. It’s time to ditch the expensive takeaways and treat yourself to a homecooked taste of India.

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Top tips: starting an allotment

Gardening, Hobbies

If you're starting an allotment take time to plan before you start. Gavin Keir outlines the importance of planning when approaching your...

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Dying with no Will: What ‘Finding Alice’ teaches us about estate planning

Finance, Tax

A new campaign encourages people to pledge that they will make a will this year and avoid the emotional toil of navigating intestacy law....

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How to tell if your dog is a genius

Pets

New study reveals dogs learn the name of a new object after hearing it only four times, an ability previously thought to be confined to humans.

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Encouraging abuse victims to recognise toxic relationships

Relationships and dating

Many victims of coercive control do not realise that such behaviour from their partner is controlling. ...

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Delicious fruity treats for Pancake Day

Food & Drink

Two flipping delicious pancake day recipes the whole family will enjoy. Leave the lemon juice and caster sugar in the cupboard and treat...

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Attract birds to your garden this February

Home & Lifestyle

With some garden bird species sadly in decline, now is the ideal time to put up nest boxes to help protect a variety of wild birds throughout the breeding season.

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Get ahead of the ‘tax wonks’

Tax

Peter McGahan explains proposed changes to Capital Gains Tax and how a few careful decisions now could help you reduce your tax liability...

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January detox in four easy steps

General Health

Detox your body after the December excesses and be at your healthy best in 2021....

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January garden chores

Gardening

Now is the time to prune fruit trees and deciduous trees ready for Spring.

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Sticking to a New Year diet

Nutrition

January brings New Year resolutions that not all of us like, here dietician Martha McKittrick answers some of the most common questions...

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Can you win full marks in the 50connect Entertainment Quiz?

What's on

Roll up Goggleboxers and test your knowledge about all things Hollywood - from classic films to the latest TV and music!...

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What do you hope for this Christmas?

Health, Sponsored

For parents of a child with cancer, one of the most overwhelming and frequent emotions is helplessness. Will you help bring hope to families like Lily’s by considering leaving a gift in your Will?

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Beautiful breakfasts: Zespri SunGold baked oats

Food & Drink

A warm from the oven version of overnight oats – a great way to start the day!...

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The Crown season 4 reviewed

What's on

The royal drama returns with a triumphant portrait of the 1980s with a perfectly wide-eyed Diana....

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What online courses are in demand around the world?

Sponsored, Home & Lifestyle

Online learning is proving immensely popular because of its convenience and low cost. Students can study at any time and from anywhere in the world.

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Help shape the future of healthy ageing

Health

The Autumn Project is an important new service that is being developed and this is your chance to make sure it works for you....

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Chocolate mousse: A shamelessly indulgent vegan treat

Food & Drink

Rustle up this super smooth, vegan chocolate mousse in minutes and pop it in the fridge ready to serve for lunch and dinner, with friends...

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10 things you shouldn’t hide from your GP and why

Health

While small health changes may seem insignificant to you, they may help identify more serious issues. Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa explains why.

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Gut health embarrassment

Health

New research reveals people are shying away from discussing gut health...

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Ease the discomfort of varicose veins

Health

We become more susceptible to unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins as we age, but Alison Cullen and Emma Thornton have tips to ease...

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How to stop low self-esteem ruining your summer

Health

Learn to beat the blues with these tips from Dr Meg Arroll on how to boost your self-confidence.

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Direct links found between oral health and pneumonia

Health

New research has found considerable evidence that poor oral health can lead to serious illnesses such as pneumonia and heart disease,...

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Hydration in older age

Health

Hydration is often overlooked when it comes to health and wellness advice but is just as important as a well-balanced diet and regular...

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Expert tips: How to prevent a cold or lessen the symptoms

Health

A poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by wellbeing brand Healthspan, found the cold and dark winter months result in an increase in illnesses, a lower mood and an overall lack of motivation.

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Backed against a wall

Health

Back pain affects 21.9 million people in the UK, but the list of what isn't recommended is now longer than what is......

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10 Tips on how to live longer

Health

We all want a healthy later life but sometimes old habits get in the way. Here are 10 tips that are easy to follow but could have a...

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Incontinence: the taboo hurting the dignity and health of millions

Health

Leading charities warn incontinence is one of the biggest issues for countless people with serious health conditions who they support – but taboo around the topic forces those affected to struggle in silence.

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A hot bath has benefits similar to exercise

Health

Steve Faulkner examines how activities that increase 'heat shock proteins' may have health benefits for people who are unable to exercise...

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8 flights a day keep the doctor away

Health

Middle age weight gain has a negative impact on your health but something as simple as walking up stairs can help to keep you in trim....

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Can a pill cure binge drinking and dementia?

Dementia care & awareness

NHS Choices Behind the Headlines news analysis service examines the science behind claims that a pill can cure binge drinking and dementia.

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Dacia Sandero Stepway

Motoring

It is hard to imagine getting quite so much car for so little money but in the Dacia Sandero Stepway dCi 90 that is exactly what is...

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Inflamation: the root of all ills?

Health

Inflammation can be seen as a positive force, but if it gets out of hand can lead to a host of problems....

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Garden plants that attract birds

Gardening

Generally, most gardeners will choose the plants for their garden
based on colour, fragrance, or any number of other criteria.

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