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Challenge Regional Winner:

Read about our Regional winner for Scotland - Christine Ainley

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Health food of the month - Rocket

Rocket is a very English leaf and was used in salads in Elizabethan times when its flowers, seed pods and seeds were often eaten as well.



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


These cream tea strawberry jam tarts are perfect to have with afternoon tea. Serve with whipped cream and a glass of Pimms to make them a beautifully indulgent afternoon treat.


Lenses that correct your vision when you are asleep

Introducing orthokeratology. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your cornea...



Are you a real Neanderthal?

Genetic testing is all the rage - who are we, where did we come from and what illnesses are we likely to develop are just some of the exciting areas that are mentioned by the various companies that are offering these services.



Politics is too serious to be left to Politicians!

At our age, we have all lived through many elections and seen many political promises broken and forecasts never coming to fruition.


Planning Retirement Online


Current LaterLife Articles

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:

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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!



Volunteers' Stories


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

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



Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips: Apples and pears: summer pruning

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



Beyond the Headlines: Seniors in Films

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

Stars over 50 bring gravity, craft and seasoned, relaxed professionalism to projects that might otherwise lack those qualities.


Our brand new baking series' second installment is cream tea strawberry jam tarts, which are perfect to have with afternoon tea



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

Meatpacks deliver high quality, value for money meat delivered straight to your doorstep.

To get 10% off at Meatpacks just type in the code laterlife99 at the checkout.

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Health food of the month - Rocket

Rocket is a very English leaf and was used in salads in Elizabethan times when its flowers, seed pods and seeds were often eaten as well.


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

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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.


Relationship Column:

This month Maggi looks at the problems with strained relationships with a daughter-in-law and what to do if you are feeling afraid.


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

This month we look at choosing good, powerful, passwords that aren't easy to guess to keep our details safe and secure.

What to look for when buying a Vacuum Cleaner

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


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


Art Masterclass:
How to Paint Moving Water in Acrylics

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

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Enter the July Prize Draw

This month the prize is from Noble Caledonia, a no-fly cruise around the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands for two people, worth over £6000.

You could be heading off on a superb 7 night cruise in May 2016. Our lucky winner and partner will join the intimate MS Serenissima in Portsmouth and visit the delightful Channel Islands of Sark and Alderney as well as the stunning Scilly Isles of Tresco, St Martins and St Agnes. Delight in the Channel Islands with their glorious landscapes, French influences and the unique World War II legacy, as well as the Isles of Scilly, famous for their special gardens and plant life, wonderful climate and tranquil, peaceful ambiance. Read more about this cruise.

Competition closes on the 31st July 2015

Would you like a break from routine – and the chance to have a change of scene at no cost to yourself?

Why not become a Homesitter?

Since 1980 Homesitters Ltd has been employing mature, responsible people to live in other people’s homes and care for their pets and possessions while the owners are away. The company has a nationwide network of nearly 1000 carefully vetted employees.

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Win tickets for Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

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Competition closes on the 26th July 2015

Win The Man Who Saved The World DVD

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Win a copy of Second Coming

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Win a pair of £67.50 tickets to see Miss Saigon!

Competition closes on the 12th July 2015