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Zika is not the only problem from mosquitoes

Alarm is setting in everywhere about the Zika virus. Certainly for younger women who are starting to have children, the concern is very serious and it is good news that the World Health Organisation and other organizations around the world are now looking at this with real urgency.

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Health food of the month - Oats

I bet the modern generation has no recall of the expression “sewing your wild oats”; that lovely Edwardian expression which lingered on into the mid 20th century for men who enjoyed quite a bit of fun before settling down to married life.

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Waitrose 

Take a look at this month's recipe inspiration for starters, mains and desserts.

   


Lakeland are the leading supplier in kitchen and homewares and we've teamed up with them to bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes.

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Soft and fluffy Cinnamon Rolls made with Allinson sweet dough. This recipes uses deep muffin tins so the caramel and cinnamon pool at the bottom of every roll for extra-added flavour.

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Challenge Regional Winner:

Read about our Regional winner for Scotland - Christine Ainley , whose range of activities include Zumba dancing, yoga, cycle, Scottish Country dancing and more...

RHS: Potatoes

Potatoes are a versatile vegetable that is eaten all year round. The tubers vary in size, colour, texture and taste and can be grown from spring to autumn.

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Travels With Alice -
WONDERS OF CHINA: Old and New

China! I'm excited. I've had China on my mind for a long time. There is the image from my childhood of the foo dogs, my mother collected, the film The Good Earth, and the image of the stalwart Mao Tse-tung, China's most famous peasant son, and his Little Red Book of quotations.

All this was there.

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Chinese New Year 2016:
KING HEI FAT CHOY

Most of us now will have even heard the phrase King Hei Fat Choy, which means Happy New Year in Chinese! This year the Chinese New Year starts on February 8th with celebrations running through from February 7th to the 13th.

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Eating well now can boost your health in later life

 

You are what you eat - and that's particularly true in your 40s and 50s when diet and weight can affect your risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure,diabetes and cancer. Research shows that a good diet can help you reduce these risks and add to your healthy years in later life.

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Our partners at Silver Travel Advisor bring you the latest discounts and added value offers for cruise, touring, UK breaks and many other holidays to suit all tastes and budgets. Find out more!

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Founded in 1931, IVS is a non-profit organisation that promotes peace and social justice through volunteering.

This article series will bring you stories from their volunteers about their inspirational experiences...

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Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips: Climbers: Renovating overgrown plants

In association with The Royal Horticultural Society - the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

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Travels With Alice -
WONDERS OF CHINA: Old and New

NEW By Jeanne Davis, written in her usual thought provoking and entertaining style

Jeanne' new column gives a personalized viewpoint on her recent travels. Insights into human behavior are mixed, in inimitable Jeanne style, with great locations and underlying humour.

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Soft and fluffy Cinnamon Rolls made with Allinson sweet dough. This recipes uses deep muffin tins so the caramel and cinnamon pool at the bottom of every roll for extra-added flavour. Great for fans of warm, spicy flavours, we like ours with a cup of coffee mid-morning or shared with friends.

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Health food of the month
- Oats

I bet the modern generation has no recall of the expression “sewing your wild oats”; that lovely Edwardian expression which lingered on into the mid 20th century for men who enjoyed quite a bit of fun before settling down to married life.

 

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Retirement Seminars, Retirement Courses and Retirement Workshops – what they are and why you need one!
Sally Smith

Sally Smith

LaterLife features editor


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Relationship Column:

Over my career I certainly met plenty of people who were finding those changes hard. I know I found my transition difficult and missed my counselling and training work very much. I missed the brilliant and supportive colleagues in our shared office/sitting room, I missed the routine, and the wonderfully courageous people who trusted me to be alongside them as they struggled to make sense of their problems.

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A series focused on helping us enjoy technology products for years to come

This month we look at how to roll back your PC to it's previous operating system. Great if you installed Windows 10 and it's just not working for you...

How to Roll Back to your Previous Operating System?
Using a DVD Recorder
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How to Paint Steam Trains in Watercolour with Gerald Green


Although challenging, railway subjects and steam engines in particular offer an appealing source of subject matter for painting. To look convincing they need to be depicted accurately, but for me the real test is doing this without over elaboration, whilst at the same time retaining the freshness and spontaneity in the painting medium.

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LaterLife TechnoFile


Technofile will help you to understand some of the bewildering array of technology available today, and possibly help to keep up with your grandchildren!

This month: Wearable Smart Tech

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YoucandoIT is a Question and Answer series written by Jackie Sherman focusing on computer queries.

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Look Fabulous Forever

A new series by Tricia Cusden, Founder and MD of make up brand Look Fabulous Forever, that gives guidance on beauty.

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Award winning travel writers, broadcasters and photographers Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan spotlight destinations and topics in the Travel Guide

Hugh Taylor Moira McCrossan

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Enter the February Prize Draw

This month we have a wonderful prize of a 4 day cruise in early June to St Helier in Jersey and Honfleur in France, from our partners Voyages of Discovery.

You will then sail on the most comfortable Voyager to Honfleur, a charming fishing town, with a pretty centre and historic buildings.  From here it’s a short distance to Giverny and Monet’s fabulous garden, which is beautifully maintained today just as he designed it.  And then you return home.  This is a great short cruise and will really give newcomers to cruising a real taste of what delights life on board has to offer.  For cruise enthusiasts, this is a perfect time of year to travel, and superb ports of call to visit, close to home.

In February, you could also win a £10 M&S voucher for your review, we will be awarding a daily prize for the best review for each day in February.   Write about your holidays, days out or visits to restaurants and hotels to be in with a chance of winning!

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Competition closes on the 29th February 2016


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Current Competitions:

Win 1 of 3 copies of GREAT BARRIER REEF with David Attenborough

Comeptiton Closes 7th February 2016


Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to the Designs of the Year 2015 exhibition at the Design Museum!

Comeptiton Closes 11th February 2016


Win tickets to see JACKIE THE MUSICAL on tour nationwide

Comeptiton Closes 29th February 2016


Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to THRILLER LIVE!

Comeptiton Closes 3rd March 2016