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.

Letter: Age bar in NHS

Sir: According to Age Concern the NHS is refusing elderly patients certain operations on the basis of age (Deborah Orr, 9 November). They are right. It is something that goes on in every hospital in the land every day. However it would be more accurate to say that discrimination occurs on the basis of "quality of life". Unfortunately it is often the case that one term is used when the other would be more appropriate.

An epidemic of ageism in the NHS

`Any caring organisation that can exclude people based on age must have little understanding of humanity's value'

Campaign on poverty condemned as `vague'

THE GOVERNMENT admitted yesterday that poverty was still a "scar" on Tony Blair's "New Britain" and promised the most sustained attack on the problem for 50 years.

Arts: Theatre: Retirement home for old jokes

QUARTET ALBERY THEATRE, LONDON

Sparkling sitcom from Auntie's geriatric bickering

`Wasn't it Yentob who said that Noel Edmonds was the crowning achievement of BBC TV?'

Letter: Pensioners betrayed

Sir: Sixty years ago saw the outbreak of the Second World War on 3 September 1939. We emerged victorious with many lives lost, the country virtually bankrupt and much of our nation destroyed by aerial bombardment.

Personal Finance: New lease on life?

Many elderly people opt for sheltered accommodation in their autumn years, only to feel a wintry blast when the bills hit the mat.

Personal Finance: Pensions in peril

Retiring abroad to the sun is a dream of many. But for those stuck with frozen pensions poverty looms

Design & Shopping: Older but groovier

Today's 'New Old' are a formidable force - and designers are rising to the challenge. By Bridget Bodoano

Ruling forces elderly to pay for care

THOUSANDS OF elderly people will be forced to sell their homes to pay for their care in nursing homes, after a Court of Appeal judgment on long-term health care found in favour of the Government yesterday. However, the Master of the Rolls, Lord Woolf, and two other appeal judges dismissed the appeal by a health authority against the ruling that its closure of a care home was unlawful.

Letter: Age concern

Sir: One of the more awkward decisions to be made in recognising the contribution old people can make to society, through work concerns the loss of physical power and declining physical energy that come with age ("It is no longer good enough just to be nice to old people", 23 June).

Smart Moves: Time to help the elderly in the aisles

Marilyn strained her eyes to make out the cost of the soap powder on special offer in the supermarket, but found she couldn't read the price tag properly. Nor could she read her own shopping list. Her legs felt heavy, she could only move her arms with great effort and was unable to hold anything properly.

Elderly man fired by Age Concern

A 65-YEAR-OLD man is suing Age Concern, the charity for elderly people, because he claims it forced him out of his job for being too old.

Open Eye: Challenging ageism: Preparing for the ton-up gang

While most of the world appears obsessed with youth, Yvonne Cook looks at new ways of thinking about the implications for individuals and society of an ageing population

Personal Finance: Time to play equity card

Cashing in on the value of your home can lead to a happy old age. But take care. By James Moore
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee