UK Pensioner

The Private Life of the Modern British Pensioner

Vicki McLynn | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki McLynn

It seems that those of us yet to reach the age when we can start to draw our pension form wildly different perceptions of those above the age of 65... However, it appears that those somewhat traditional and hackneyed views of senior citizens could be nothing like the way they consider themselves.

Why Labour Is Wrong to Cut Winter Fuel Allowance for Wealthy Pensioners

Peter Hain | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Hain

The attack on pensioners' allowances leaves a big question hovering over the future of the welfare state: is it for everyone, or just for the poor? William Beveridge's 1942 report, the cornerstone of our welfare system, advocated a universal and contribution-based welfare state in the laudable hope of cementing social solidarity.

Hungarian Pensioner Dragged From Scooter And Killed By Donkeys (PICTURES)

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

A pensioner has died after he was dragged off his scooter by two donkeys – which then trampled and bit him so viciously that when his body was found...

Are Retirees Experiencing A 'Loneliness Epidemic'?

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Older people are in the grip of a "loneliness epidemic", according to research published today. More than 66 million hours are spent alone by peopl...

Would You Have Done This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

An Austrian bus driver who found a bag stuffed with €390,000 (£316,387) handed it in to police who traced the elderly woman who had left it behind,...

Riot Killer Sentenced To Eight Years For Manslaughter

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

Darrell Desuze has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of pensioner Richard Mannington Bowes, at Inner London Crown Court. ...

London Riots: Teen Who Killed Pensioner To Be Sentenced

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

A teenage thug who killed pensioner Richard Mannington Bowes during the summer riots will be sentenced alongside his mother on Tuesday Darrell Desu...

Daughter Of Pensioner Left With Horrific Injuries Makes Public Appeal

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

The daughter of a 76-year-old pensioner who has been left with horrific injuries following a brutal attack by four intruders in her home has made a pu...

OAP And WWII Veteran Victims Of 'Callous' Burglary

PA | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

A decorated war veteran who is the only remaining person from his Lancaster bomber unit to have flown sorties over Germany was the victim of a "callou...

WATCH: 94-Year-Old Dancing To Dubstep

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Comedy

We want to believe the wonderful lady dancing in the video above is 94, we really do. But her willingness to whip out the funky chicken whilst boogiei...

Pen Still Works After Spending 25 Years Inside OAP's Stomach (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Comedy

After 25 years swimming about in stomach acid, a fully-functioning pen has been removed by surgeons at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Foundation ...

Public Scrambles To Steal Pensioner's Life Savings Blown Away In Wind

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Opportunists have stolen a large part of a pensioner's life savings after thieves opened a tin containing £35,000 and the money blew away. The ca...

Pensioner Dies After Being Run Down By Car Thief

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

A pensioner has died after being run down by a thief who stole his car. The death of the 76-year-old in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, is being treated as ...

Pensioner Unable To Claw His Way Out Of Bath Is Stuck For Five Days

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK

An 85-year-old pensioner was trapped in his bath for five days. Michael Larkin, known to his friends as “Patsy”, fainted en route to the toilet...

Pensioner Jailed For Trying To Fake HIs Own Death

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Pensioner Anthony McErlean was jailed for six years at Canterbury Crown Court today for faking his own death in Central America t...

Pensioner Income 'At 18-Month Low'

PA | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Pensioners' income has fallen to an 18-month low with more retired people dipping into their savings to keep afloat, new research...

Human Remains Found In 85-Year-Old's Back Garden

PA | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - Police investigating the disappearance of an 85-year-old man have found human remains in the pensioner's back garden. Francis W...

Two Held In Pensioner Murder Bid

Posted 21.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Police hunting the killer of a 77-year-old woman whose battered body was found by officers returning her stolen handbag have made...

Video: Massive Sinkhole Opens Up Under Pensioner's Bed

zoomin.tv | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK

A Guatemalan pensioner had a narrow escape after a giant sinkhole opened under her bed as she was sleeping. Watch the video courtesy of zoomin.tv ...