Money Arthur and Joan Foster at a family wedding in 1997

This week it's pensioners who have been mis-sold. But we're all victims of bad advice.

Age cannot wither them

The over-50s aren't going to shuffle into retirement - they're flying.

GP's patient death inquiry

POLICE ARE set to investigate the deaths of 20 patients of a general practitioner following a complaint about the will of an 81-year- old widow.

Ministers outlaw age limits on jobs

THE GOVERNMENT is to ban age limits on all vacancies in Job Centres as part of a drive to tackle age discrimination by employers.

Housing crisis for elderly

THOUSANDS of elderly people will continue to live in cramped and crumbling homes unless pounds 1.5bn is spent on renovating sheltered accommodation which has not been modernised for up to 30 years.

Rethink on dividend tax

THE TREASURY is next week expected to make a last-minute change to a key plank of its July Budget after being warned it would unfairly rebound on more than half a million shareholders who are too poor to pay tax.

Football: Better Leighton than never

Phil Gordon

Cause Related Marketing: The ultimate challenge - how to market a product that's crushingly boring

If you were peering into the marketing world from the outside, looking for a brand you thought you might like to make your name on, it is a fair bet that you might choose an expensive motor car, or record label, perhaps even a jeans company, writes Richard Cook. But ask almost any professional what the most rewarding job in marketing is and they'll tell you a different story.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

THE LITTLE WHITE BUS had a Mission Statement on the back. Well it would. Everything has a Mission Statement now. I'm thinking of getting one myself. I don't know what it could be, but that doesn't matter. You just go down to a Mission Statement Consultancy and they do it for you.

The pounds 1.7bn that's still going begging

Unclaimed benefits mean some older people are losing half their income, writes Nic Cicutti

Health: Vital signs

A TRANSPARENT gel which can improve the appearance of unsightly scars will go on sale to the general public for the first time today.

`I may have bonded with Dennis, but I draw the line at breastfeeding him'

I've never had a greal deal of sympathy for bereaved pet owners who need counselling when Fido has shuffled off his mortal lead. But then I never realised how Dennis, he of the unfeasibly large testicles and hairless pink tail, had gnawed his way to my affections until I found myself in the vet's consulting room, tears streaming down my face, being told that the prognosis for a dehydrated rat with upper respiratory infection was not good.

Even the old dare not put age before beauty

The poster campaign is wrong in a big way - it misses out the real people, worn and wrinkled

Go on, show us your bra

A glimpse of something shocking has long

Pin-up at 56 launches fight against ageism

At the age of 56 Pearl Read is about to become a pin-up. The charity Age Concern has chosen Ms Read to launch its new billboard campaign against age discrimination with a full-frontal attack.
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David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
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Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
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Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
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He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star