Stefano Hatfield

Stefano Hatfield is editor-in-chief of high50.com

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Fifty is men with white or no hair and pot bellies; who wear slippers and stay in at night with the crossword or Top Gear

Today I turn 50, but while I might be on the home straight, I’m not slowing down

In 2014, the idea of ageing just doesn’t mean what it used to

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Honouring the dead by wearing a red poppy does not endorse war

Either wear one with pride or don't - but spare me your personal justification

Older voters – who will actually vote – want politicians who say what they mean and mean what they say

Findings among the over-50s should make essential reading for our leaders

Actor Brad Pitt

The over-50s have the real voting and spending power — so why are we so obsessed with youth?

They are the wealthiest, happiest, most spendthrift and politically engaged of all age groups

The Pope and his Vatican gathering received a lesson on the importance of sex in a relationship on Monday

Until our spiritual leaders grasp some realities about modern life, religion will continue its decline

The Pope’s defeat at the hands of his bishops shows exactly where the problem lies

Ukip by-election success: If you want to beat Nigel Farage, you're going to have to become more like him

However lacking in fact his message is, at least he believes it

We shouldn't avoid preparing for old age

One in six in the UK is a pensioner, and within a decade, half the UK population will be over 50 - the cost of care provision is a subject that is only going to be more pressing

Heart disease is the UK's biggest killer, but it doesn't have to be

My family has always been prone to heart attacks because of their diets

People who are obese could be putting themselves at risk of dementia in later life

Don’t blame food, fashion or school if your child is fat - blame yourself

With parenthood comes a responsibility to bring our children up healthily

Yes, let’s pay our MPs more - but not 10 per cent more in one go

This is the moment to re-define what we expect of our elected representatives

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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project