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LaterLife Challenge 2014:

Thank you to everyone who entered this year.

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Health food of the month - Lentils

A new year - and that often means we rethink our lifestyle and make decisions to be fitter, healthier, drink less, eat better and altogether improve ourselves!



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


The Tree of Life

Amazing how a small hobby for some has now grown into a massive business.



Blood check and NHS local service to help smokers quit

Half of all smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.



Be careful about your online ID

The latest report says that computers can actually be better at judging our character than even close family members.


Planning Retirement Online


Current Editions

You'll find in the boxes below below links to the current editions of each of our various articles or special features, or you can jump straight to main sections like Health & Travel here:

LaterLife Health
LaterLife Travel
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Article Archive


Gardener's Diary

Gardening Jobs this month: Plant Containers

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



Beyond the Headlines: More on how to be happy

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

This month: More on how to be happy, finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life


Gina John


Home exercise and Rehab

Contributed by Gina John, Registered Osteopath &Pilates Practitioner at The Osprey Clinic.

Click here for Gina's exerise and rehab index.


Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

or read's article about Finding a job when you are over 50.

Including new innovative project assignment approach from

Outdoor Holidays on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza to be enjoyed not endured

Balearic outdoor holidays organise luxury walking, painting and cycling holidays on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza for singles, couples and groups alike.

We take care of everything, just turn up and enjoy.

Health food of the month - Lentils

A new year - and that often means we rethink our lifestyle and make decisions to be fitter, healthier, drink less, eat better and altogether improve ourselves!


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

If you have friends or relations in South Africa let them know about LaterLife South Africa

Sally Smith

Sally Smith

LaterLife features editor

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Relationship Column:

It is the same every year...

This month Maggi looks at family tradition and how it can be hard to break away from


This brand new series will be introducing new technologies as well as helping us enjoy and make the most of new products for years to come

This month we look at how to watch TV on your computer.


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: Automating Automotion


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


Art Masterclass:
Learn Chinese Brush Painting Techniques

Each month LaterLife presents a feature from either The Artist or its sister publication, Leisure Painter. 


LaterLife Travel

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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LaterLife Interest Extras

Win a holiday to the historical city of Evora in Portugal!

At Silver Travel Advisor you can find a wealth of information, impartial, as well as suggestions, ideas and destination reports about travel for the over 50’s.

This month’s our lucky winner and their partner will be visiting the historically diverse city of Evora, full of cultural experiences, which is just over 100 kilometres from Lisbon. The 16th century, five star Hotel M`ar De Ar Aqueduto with its superb original features, a chapel, domed ceilings and Manueline windows, has been converted into a fabulous hotel, through exceptional design. And this is where the winner will stay for 7 nights on a half board basis. The hotel also offers an first rate restaurant, modern bar and luxurious swimming pool.

Competition closes on the 31st January 2015

The 39s Steps Cast Interview

THE 39 STEPS, a brilliant stage recreation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, is the world’s favourite comedy and has now been seen by over 3 million people worldwide. The wonderfully inventive Olivier Award winning show features just four fearless actors playing over 100 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

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Accommodation in University Colleges and Student Residences

If you enjoy weekend breaks in the UK but find chain hotels a rather impersonal experience, then why not try this unique opportunity to enjoy a stay within a historic college?

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LaterLife Interest Extras articles

Current Competitions


Following its critically-acclaimed sell-out season at the Donmar Warehouse, Kevin Elyot's classic comedy transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 12 weeks only from 17 January.

At Guy's London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, My Night with Reg perfectly captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

For more information and to buy tickets (£15 to £55) call 0844 482 9671 or visit Running time 1 hour 55 minutes (no interval).

Competition closes on the 1st of February 2015

Since the day they met, James (Liev Schreiber, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt) and Nina (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sliding Doors, Basic Instinct, The Firm) have challenged, infuriated, enraged and adored each other completely. They are seemingly the poster couple for the perfect marriage, until, one day, Nina sees James embracing her best friend. Suddenly, her world falls apart and she is left questioning the very foundation of their marriage.

A PERFECT MAN is the ideal gift this Valentine’s Day, and will be available to own on DVD from 9 February 2015.

Competition closes on the 1st of February 2015