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Nelson Mandela Lives On? ?

The first of the two global events following Mandela's death took place yesterday. The memorial service held in the football stadium in Soweto was attended by the world's political glitterati and as such was a good indication of the high esteem in…
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    What a Year for Sport

    The last twelve months must have been the finest in Bristish sport ever. With the 2012 Olympics and a third place finish in the medal table; two successive Tour…
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    ABOUT SILVERLINKSNETWORK

    Silverlinksnetwork is a site set up primarily for the silver surfer but not exclusively. Retired people form a large and potentially influential group in…

News & Politics

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MPs Pay

The Independant Paliamentary Standards Authority has given its preliminary finding of the review of MPs pay and it has been met with derision from the public at large and, to be fair, all three party leaders. It is understandable that Parliamet decided that…
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Honours List 2013

A while ago I wrote a piece about the Honours List or in fact the Dishonours List. It was…

WOW !!

My life has been full of memorable sporting occasions that I will never forget. Two which…

Health

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Dandelion Attack Thwarted !

We discovered this interesting story on Rocket News 24 this week and thought uour readers would be interested. We humans sometimes get over confident with our wide range of life-improving technologies and stranglehold on much of what Mother Nature has to…
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Is the NHS in need of Terminal Care?

You get to that age when health care becomes a top priority in your life, that is if you…

New Stroke Indicator

This peice was sent to Silverlinksnetwork quite recently and we thought it would be of…

Family

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"Dear Grandad" Happy Christmas

From you to me - journal of a lifetime It arrived as part of my Christmas present from my then eight year old granddaughter Daisy in 2011. It intrigued me from the start. The contents were a series of questions aimed at getting me to record, in my own words,…
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Changes in Nursery Education

The headline read, “Playtime is over in Britain’s nurseries,” my heart sank.As a retired…

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year to all our readers. Silverlinksnetwork has now completed its first year of…

Travel

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Motorway Service Station Charges

I thought you might be interested in something that happened to me last week as it could have cost me £60. I was driving back home from a few days in Devon and was a bit concerned when setting off about a slight knocking coming from the front of the car. The…
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United We Stand

During the final days at Denver's old Stapleton airport, a crowded United flight was…

Dubai or Bust ?

Dubai the City State in what used to be the Trucial States on the Gulf of Oman, the land…

Finance

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Who owns UK Debt?

Each day the news usually has room for items on the financial crisis. We are all aware of the fact that the national debt is a source of concern and that the government is actively finding cuts to the structural deficit in the hope that it will eventually…
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Letter to the Chancellor- Reply From The Chancellor's Office

At last we have had a reply from the Chancellor's Office regarding Child Trust Funds. It…

Child Trust Funds

A while ago I wrote the article below and as we all might have anticipated nothing has…

Food & Drink

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Best Christmas Pudding Recipe

Last year we posted a recipe for Christmas pudding which met with approval from those of you that tried it. It really is wonderful and you should not be put off by the long list of ingredients. This makes two good sized puddings and this year we are going to…
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Nelson Mandela's Favourite Food

I was reading this week that Nelson Mandela likes nothing better than sitting down to a…

A Fasting Diet?

Like many people of my age I am carrying around more weight than I should and probably…

Humour

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British Enginuity

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, French scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.Not to be outdone by the French: in…
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Watch Out For This Scam

Police say that the gang usually is comprised of four members, one adult and three…

Supermarket Shelf Stacker

I like this story from our friends in America. - Charley, a new retiree-greeter at…

Tips

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Life Coaching in Later Life

Guest post by Life Coach DirectoryFor many of us, reaching retirement age signals a time to sit back, relax and reap the rewards of a hard working career. These are the years to rediscover your passions outside of work, watch your family grow and enjoy a few…
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Autumn Garden Hints

The good autumn season continues as opposed to the wet weather that extended the end of…

Gardening Hints - August

The expectation that three rows of strawberries would do us proud in the garden was…

Web Links

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Web Sites

Members have submitted some sites that they find of use or fun so I have begun to list them. Please feel free to send me your favourite sites or ones that you think might be of use to your fellow silverlinkers. Here are some of those that have been submitted…
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