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‘Bakelite’ is new must-have phone for the elderly

Made of solid black Bakelite, weighing in at ten pounds and with a revolutionary rotary dial with letters instead of numerals, the Bakelite telephone has already been dubbed ‘the iPhone for the elderly’.

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Posted: Jan 7th, 2011
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Old people must stop telling people how old they are, says government

Old people must stop telling people how old they are if new legislation on the retirement age is to reach the statute book, a government spokesman has said.

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Posted: Sep 15th, 2010
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Elderly to be kept in their own homes for longer, ‘by force if necessary’

The Audit Commission today adds to its findings in support of the government’s aim of keeping old people in their own homes for longer.

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Posted: Feb 20th, 2010
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Pensioner buys lottery tickets on weekday afternoon

‘My friends and I normally buy our tickets five minutes before the deadline on Saturday nights to chat to all those lovely people who’ve just nipped in for a bottle of wine and some fags,’ explained Margaret Harris, 72.

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Posted: Jul 27th, 2009
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Elderly couple’s stay on traffic island enters its 9th hour

Always dressed for a cold snapMr and Mrs Etheridge, an 82-year-old couple from Banstead in Surrey, were this afternoon coming to regret their decision to shun the traffic lights and attempt an unplanned crossing of the B2219.

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Posted: Apr 25th, 2009
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