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


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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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

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Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

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The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

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The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
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Education: LGBT History Month

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

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The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

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Getting young people to vote

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