UK Pensioners

What Older Women Really Bring To The Workforce

Grace Fodor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

If a woman at 45 fears ageism, how should one at 65 feel? We all know that whilst compulsory retirement is no longer legal, there are other ways to undercut and undervalue a member of staff who is perceived to have outlived their purpose.

Silver Dreams Or Silver Dread - Why Aren't We Looking Forward To Retirement?

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

In reality older age is often a time of great happiness, free of many of the stresses and anxieties of younger people. But, this doesn't match the view of most people. My fear is that if we go into later life expecting the worst, that will become the reality.

Pensioners Are Eating Food Saved From Landfill.. But It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Pensioners are going to be given food that was destined for the landfill, at a groundbreaking café aiming to tackle a malnutrition crisis among older...

Pensioners Urged To Save BBC - By Paying The Licence Fee

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

A host of 'silver celebrities' will front a campaign to encourage over 75-year-olds to forgo their free TV licence or make a voluntary contribution to...

There's More to Retirement Than Just the Finances!

Diana Moran | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Whilst the money side of retirement is obviously very important to people, it's not the be all and end all - yet finances seems to be the focus of ALL the attention. As any retirees will know, and perhaps even more so any of you that are in the lead up to your retirement, there is plenty to worry about besides money.

Scottish Pensioner Makes Monster Bet On Tory Majority

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics

With the latest polling indicating the whole of Scotland will vote SNP next week, Britain is likely to wake up to a hung parliament on May 8. Yet that...

Daredevil Granny Celebrates 100th Birthday With Great White Sharks

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Georgina Haywood is a centenarian without fear, it seems, as she has marked her 100th birthday by skydiving and swimming with sharks. She kicked of...

Adorable Old People Recreate Classic Film Posters

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Residents at the Shenley Wood Retirement Village in Milton Keynes have found a delightful way to raise money for charity. The seniors dressed up to...

Pensioning Off Their Legacy

Dale Bilson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

In the run up to this year's General Election, the UK's two main parties - Labour and the Conservatives - have traded the usual arguments and insults, drawing their battle lines and going to great lengths to highlight their differences.

Ridiculously Cute Grandpa Goes On His Grandson's Tinder Dates

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

YouTube pranksters Ethan Cole and Josh Shultz decided to put 89-year-old Joe's ancient lady-wooing skills to the test - by sending him on some Tinder ...

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...