Older people

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‘I’m one of the lucky ones, I’m financially OK’: welcome to ageing Britain, where pensioners outnumber children
Nearly one in five people in England and Wales are 65 or over – some are thriving, some struggling. How are we coping with the social, cultural and political change this brings?

Michael Savage

02, Jul, 2022 @4:25 PM

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What happened to us, the children of the 1960s? We have it all: we need to give some back | Polly Toynbee
UK politics is in thrall to my postwar cohort. That’s to the country’s detriment, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

01, Jul, 2022 @10:11 AM

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Census names Richmondshire fastest-ageing area in England and Wales
With young people priced out and not having children, schools have closed in this part of North Yorkshire

Helen Pidd North of England editor

28, Jun, 2022 @5:51 PM

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Turning the tide on second homes with taxes | Brief letters
Brief letters: Saving local communities | Oh, Mr Porter! | Falling over | Long live Ian Anderson | A natural on one leg


26, Jun, 2022 @4:36 PM

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Get lucky at a cool Glastonbury alternative | Brief letters
Letters: Festival fun | Silent on socials | Poor balance | Standing up | Time is running out


23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 PM

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The Guardian view on digital exclusion: online must not be the only option | Editorial
Editorial: The interests of a significant minority are being neglected as everyday tasks are conducted via smartphones and tablets


23, Jun, 2022 @4:02 PM

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‘I thoroughly enjoyed it’: man sits GCSE maths exam at 92
Derek Skipper says he ran out of time on paper but ‘it doesn’t matter two hoots about the result’

Jessica Murray

22, Jun, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Former Tory minister calls 10% rise in state pension ‘ludicrous’
Jim O’Neill scathing about decision to help pensioners while forcing real-terms pay cuts on public sector workers

Rowena Mason and Richard Partington

22, Jun, 2022 @5:18 PM

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It’s good to talk, and to write letters too | Brief letters
Brief letters: Talkative over-75s | Downing Street U-turns | Life in the balance | Brexit backers | Chainsaw training and first aid lessons

21, Jun, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Balancing on one leg may be useful health test in later life, research suggests
People who cannot stand on one leg for 10 seconds are found to be almost twice as likely to die within 10 years

Andrew Gregory Health editor

20, Jun, 2022 @10:30 PM

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The young fall over, older people ‘have a fall’ - and my stepmother is none too happy about it | Zoe Williams
She broke both her knees after tripping on her way back from the shops. But it is the terminology that is really getting her down, writes Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

14, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The people making a difference: the football coach bringing generations together
Niyah Campbell started a walking football team to get older players back on the ball. Seven years on, it’s still the social highlight of their week

Sirin Kale

13, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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