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Over 65's are feeling more confident that a return to normality is on the horizon

Two-thirds of over-65s confident about resuming life post-Covid

Two-thirds of over-65s are confident about going back to everyday life after the news of the government’s plan to ease lockdown following the success of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The survey, conducted by McCarthy Stone , has revealed that those at retirement age are showing increased optimism and confidence, with 74% now optimistic, following the rollout of the government’s...

Tips for parents to get through home schooling in lockdown

Ten tips on how to effectively homeschool

With a third national lockdown closing UK schools, Greg Smith, Head of Operations at Oxford Home Schooling , one of the UK's leading home education providers, has given his 10 top tips on how to effectively homeschool.

1. Take breaks

A bit of experimentation should identify what works best for you and the child. You might find 30-minute blasts followed by 10-minute breaks...

Fashion

How has technology saved Balenciaga and the fashion industry from crippling under the pressure of the pandemic

As with many industries this year, the fashion industry has suffered tremendously at the hands of the covid 19 pandemic. Fashion weeks and shows have been consolidated to days and hours spent online watching models taking the catwalk while social distancing or events being cancelled altogether - sheer heartbreak for the fashionistas who live and breathe in the fashion world.

A survey...

Over half of UK adults got into debt in 2020

One in four UK adults said they got into arrears because of the pandemic

Over half of UK adults got into debt last year, with one in four revealing that their debt was a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.

The study by personal finance experts at money.co.uk reveals that 51% of UK adults got into debt in 2020 and half of that was new debt directly caused by the pandemic.

The average amount of debt owed in the UK in...

Thanks to Just Eat many homeless and vulnerable people could eat this christmas

Christmas Meal Appeal raised more than £600k to help feed homeless and vulnerable

Funds for more than 120,000 meals have been donated to vulnerable and homeless people across the country in time for Christmas, thanks to the Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal launched in partnership with charities Social Bite and FoodCycle.

The initiative which launched on 7th December with emotional pleas from a host of celebrities including Dame Helen Mirren, Rob Brydon and Sir Chris...

Heroes through the pandemic offering a helping hand

Over 50s take the lead in caring for their communities during lockdowns

During what has been a year we won’t forget, local communities have been forced to come together and help each other through some of the toughest times many people have ever faced. However, throughout it all, one age group in particular has really stepped up to care for their local communities: the over 50s.

Neighbourhood spirit might seem a thing of the past, but the over 50s have...

Top tips for home schooling

Experts give tips for homeschooling parents

If you had a hundred home educators in a room, each of them would likely have a different approach, but there are various steps you can take to get the most out of homeschooling.

With the number of children being home educated having risen by nearly 40% because of the pandemic, Oxford Home Schooling , one of the UK's leading home education providers, has given its 10 tips for how to...

Matt Allwright is supporting a new Crimestoppers hotline

Matt Allwright joins Crimestoppers helping the public to spot signs of Covid fraud

Matt Allwright is supporting a new Crimestoppers hotline that has been launched to help stop fraudsters illegally targeting Covid stimulus schemes.

In an initiative between government and the independent charity Crimestoppers, the public can now call the new Crimestoppers COVID Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity or a...

Young people still plan to travel where they can in 2020

Poll finds young people still plan gap year travel despite Covid-19

According to new research young people still plan to use gap years to travel where they can in 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

AA research has found that 7% of people have a friend or relative aged 18-25 years old, who has had to put life plans on hold for Covid-19.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on young people's futures and coupled with the exam results u-turn and...

Plan a halloween trail this year with the children

Halloween fun in the age of Covid

With different parts of the country under different lockdown rules, the idea of celebrating Halloween may seem an impossibility.

But Catherine Lynch of education experts PlanBee says you can keep your children spooked out – and stay within the law.

Halloween 2020 is going to be a bit different to previous years. Groups of childrenputting their hands into several bowls of...

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