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The Scottish Referendum and Devolution

THE SCOTTISH REFERENDUM AND DEVOLUTION It’s nearly three weeks since the Scottish independence referendum and now that the dust has appeared to settle it’s maybe a good time to look back in a more dispassionate way and take stock of where we are…
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    Treatment of the Elderly - It Gets Worse!

    THis evening Panorama is giving air time to the abuse our elderly are all too often experience in care homes. This is the second high profile expose but little…
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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…

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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Beware of This !

Most dog and cat owners are familiar with this creature. It is, of course, a tick but it as partial to humans as it is animals. I have lived in one of our National Parks for the last 30 years and during that time I have run across most of the heathland and…
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Dandelion Attack Thwarted !

We discovered this interesting story on Rocket News 24 this week and thought uour readers…

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…

Family

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Marion Drummond – Artist Extraordinaire

I know many of you share our interest in cultural activity both in sport and the arts, in all its forms. Our attention was recently drawn to the work of a Scottish artist who paints using a very unusual technique. The result is stunning as you will see when…
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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…

Changes in Nursery Education

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

Travel

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Thinking of An Australian Visit ?

Matt Milstead is one of our readers from Australia. He works for a motel chain called Golden Chain that claims to " have more locations than any other hotel chain in the world". Given that many Silverlinkers are retired and like to travel it seemed to us that…
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Norway Walking Holiday

I had just returned from Norway in early December 2013. The weather there was dry cold:…

Motorway Service Station Charges

I thought you might be interested in something that happened to me last week as it could…

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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Favourite Restaurant-Lymington

Having spent a wonderful evening with friends at Egans restaurant over Easter I just had to bring it to everybody's attention. Lymington is a very well known south coast tourist venue overlooking one of the finest sailing areas in the world. Consequently, it…
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Best Christmas Pudding Recipe

Last year we posted a recipe for Christmas pudding which met with approval from those of…

Nelson Mandela's Favourite Food

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

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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Women's Fashion - Online

This week the Editor of silverlinksnetwork spoke to Online fashion boutique Gray & Osbourn about their business. It was 1989 when top London fashion buyers Kate Gray and Sandie Osbourn had the idea to bring what they considered to be the best of each season…
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Beautiful Windbreaks

In our quest for interesting people and products we have discovered Diana Robbins who…

Life Coaching in Later Life

Guest post by Life Coach DirectoryFor many of us, reaching retirement age signals a time…

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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