UK Pensioners

Three Grans Smoke Weed For First Time And Absolutely Love It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Weed has been legalised in Washington, USA so the folks at Cut Video did what any normal person would do. They got three OAPs to hit a bong on camera....

Face-to-Face Contact - The Most Basic Human Right?

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Lyttleton

Age UK are compiling a report to show how human rights principles, such as dignity, fairness, equality and respect, can make a big difference to older people's lives.

'Grey Power': Or How Partying Pensioners Are Taking Over The Party Island Of Tenerife (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Boozing, fighting and nightclubbing – Tenerife is host to scores of British visitors who come for just these things. But it’s not just the you...

OAP Flips Car. Takes Selfie While Trapped In Vehicle. Obvs (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

An elderly woman has been photographed appearing to take a selfie after flipping her car over. The bizarre scene unfolded in Bel Air, Los Angeles ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Where Was The Rabbit?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 20 March 2014... 1) WHERE WAS THE RABBIT? Did I miss it? Was it stuck inside the red box? ...

'I Don't Need Two Kidneys To Sit At Home And Knit'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

An 86-year-old woman has donated her kidney at a UK hospital, saying that she did not need two kidneys to watch television and sit at home knitting. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Gideon's 'Year Of Hard Truths'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 6 January 2013... 1) GIDEON'S 'YEAR OF HARD TRUTHS' The chancellor has a big speech later to...

Could You Get Help With Your Energy Bills? It Is Easier Than You Think

Sarah Willingham | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Willingham

The rising cost of energy (and everything else...) means 2.5 million Brits will borrow money this winter to help heat their homes. But LOADS of households, around 3.4 million of them, could qualify for help with their energy bills and over half don't realise.

Why We Need to Change Our Rhetoric on the Elderly

Louise Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Louise Bond

I don't doubt that across the UK this winter, austerity measures and rising fuel costs will put many pensioners with limited means in a horribly difficult position. However, at the same time I don't doubt that the same difficult decision will be faced by many younger adults, and children too.

Would You Live With Your Great Grandma?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

A Tory minister has pointed the finger at Britain's grandmas for contributing to the nation's housing crisis. Nick Boles said that families with gr...

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.

Who Deserves Benefits More, Pensioners Or Unemployed?

PA | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

Pensioners are more deserving of taxpayers' money than unemployed people, according to a new survey of youngsters in the UK. Young people are three...

Pensioner Attacked On Train Near Bromley

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A pensioner suffered a fractured cheek on a train on Monday after a "frightening attack" near to Bromley Station. The 81-year-old man, who was on ...

The Next Internet Wunderkind...Granny

Shannon Edwards | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

The pensioner as entrepreneur is nothing new. Harland David Sanders (aka, Colonel Sanders) started Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65 years old (today a $15 billion company) and Ray Kroc was 52 years old when he started McDonalds (which, at revenues of $38 billion - including franchise stores - actually makes it the 68th biggest economy - larger than Ecuador).

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'No Blanket Ban On Farage'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 25 June 2013... 1) 'NO BLANKET BAN ON FARAGE' Want to understand Ed Miliband? Then you need to unde...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Jeffrey Seals The Deal

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 24 June 2013... 1) JEFFREY SEALS THE DEAL It's the Spending Review on Wednesday and the chancellor has...

'The Face Of Poverty Has Become Younger'

PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

Young adults have seen their income slashed most by the recession while pensioners continue to receive more and more, researchers have revealed. Th...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 29 - A New Beginning

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The real stars of this show are the soldiers. As they stand there full of dignity, the heat increases and yet they still stand solid and stable despite their years. Kindly, matronly nurses skitter about with cups of water. Your eyes scan the ranks. Some have effulgent beards, some carry a stick.

Would Ed Balls Cut The State Pension?

PA | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Balls is facing claims that he would cut the state pension after suggesting the costs should be included in a cap on welfare spending. The shado...

Acting Now to Ensure a Liveable Pension Tomorrow

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Pensions are a great way of providing older people with a minimum income, but their future is far from certain. Most state pensions in Europe tend to be funded through contributions by today's workers.

Dementia Awareness Week

Hannah Gal | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Like so many sufferers, Joan and Gracie are both under 24-hour care after endangering their lives and putting their families through agonizing worry. From leaving taps running and stove fire burning to wandering to the shops wearing pyjamas and sitting at the bus stop at midnight waiting hours on end for the bus.

Duncan-Smith Appeals Politely to Finer Instincts of 'Rich Pensioners'

Rob Atkinson | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rob Atkinson

The coalition government have, up to now, been fastidiously careful not to rattle the cage of a section of society well-known for its mainly Conservative leanings. It seems likely that any dent in this traditional groundswell of support could have disastrous consequences for the Tory Party's chances of remaining on the political map come 2015 and election time.

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...

Go Back To Uni, Minister Tells The Over 60s

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Pensioners should take out a loan and go back to university so they can keep up in the jobs market, the government says. Ministers believe the skil...

Social Care Plan To Be Unveiled

The Observer | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

Thousands more people will pay inheritance tax to fund a watered-down version of the Dilnot plan for universal state funding for elderly and social ca...