Nearly a million over-65 year-olds expect to be lonely this Christmas

A friendly phone call, a visit or a cup of tea with an older person could help brighten the day of a lonely older person, Age UK says.
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Gibraltar Brexit breakthrough looms as Spain hails 'progress' ahead of Sefcovic showdown
SPAIN has hailed breakthrough "progress" in Brexit talks over Gibraltar.
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Thug kidnapped girlfriend, 19, bundling her into van before she fell into dual carriageway [Video]
Angel Lynn, 19, suffered life-changing injuries after she fell from a van in Leicestershire on September 17, 2020, which she had been forced into by Chay Bowskill, her boyfriend at the time.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Shock exit for Bernie after child ‘kidnap’ scandal?
The truth about Joseph going missing was revealed tonight.
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Coronavirus infection rates have now dropped below national average in every Greater Manchester borough
The infection rate across the borough is down 14 per cent in the last week
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Boy, 5, had a seizure and then drowned in bath while mum wrapped presents
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BBC The Repair Shop Jay Blades' life from homelessness, learning to read at 51 and mentoring a huge pop star
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Super Bowl 2022: Trailer for halftime show sees Eminem, Mary J Blige, Snoop Dogg and more join forces
Five hip hop legends will perform at next month’s Super Bowl halftime show
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Pedro Almodovar on the Spanish Civil War’s ‘disappeared’
The director Pedro Almodóvar made his name decades ago for daring, jubilant movies that caught on film the heady freedoms of the post-Franco era in Spain.
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Neil Warnock tips Roy Hodgson and Ismaila Sarr to save Watford from relegation nightmare
Roy Hodgson has been tasked with keeping Watford in the Premier League after the 74-year-old was named as the Hornets third manager of the season, replacing Claudio Ranieri in the Vicarage Road hotseat
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Brad Pitt 'secretly dating' singer Lykke Li who lives near his LA mansion
Brad Pitt's stint as a single man is said to be over. Angelina Jolie's soon-to-be ex-husband has been spotted enjoying some cosy dates with his pop star neighbour, Lykke Li
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Review: Strangers on a train in 'Compartment No. 6'
A train ride from Moscow to the arctic port city of Murmansk would not seem like the most likely setting for anything as warm as Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen’s “Compartment No_ 6.”
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Syria: Kurdish forces say they have recaptured prison attacked by IS
Kurdish fighters say they have taken back control of a prison in Syria, which had earlier been captured by Islamic State militants.
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Kristen Bell’s daughter questioned doctor before her mom’s colonoscopy: ‘It was great’
‘And she looks at my doctor with this sly look,’ Bell says about her daughter.
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Holocaust Memorial Day: Survivor makes ‘hate cannot triumph’ plea to the world
A Nazi concentration camp survivor has called on people to never forget the horrors of the Holocaust as he urged society to reject hate in all its forms.
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Building company boss bans 'snowflakes' from applying for job suitable for 'hard worker'
Adam Weedon, the owner of Ad-A-Brick Building Services, says he has burnt through ten 'workshy' blokes in a year who 'love their phone and want their mummy to pamper them'
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Virginia Giuffre’s team blast Prince Andrew for ‘victim blaming’ and vow to expose him in court
‘We look forward to confronting Prince Andrew with his denials and attempts to blame Ms Giuffre for her own abuse’
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Nearly 19,000 victims of so-called revenge porn in four years, investigation finds
Children younger than 10 are among the nearly 19,000 victims who have reported cases of image-based sexual abuse – so-called ‘revenge porn’ – to police in the last four years, Channel 4 News can reveal.  This programme has received Freedom of Information responses from 34 of the UK’s 45 police forces which shows the scale…
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Downton Abbey 2 release delayed until late spring
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Pro-ivermectin Kansas doctor-lawmaker under investigation
A Kansas doctor-lawmaker who has prescribed a parasitic worm treatment for COVID-19 symptoms says the state medical board has been investigating him since the summer of 2020
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Feds accuse Texas man of selling gun used to take hostages
The Justice Department says a Texas man has been charged with a federal gun crime after authorities say he sold a gun to a man who held four hostages inside a Texas synagogue earlier this month
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UK equalities watchdog urges Scotland to pause gender recognition reforms
Campaigners criticise letter from Equality and Human Rights Commission as ‘troubling’The UK’s equalities watchdog has written to the Scottish government asking it to pause plans to simplify the legal requirements for gender recognition.LGBT+ equality campaigners hit back at the unexpected intervention by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, describing its approach as “deeply troubling” and “failing to stand up for equality for trans people”. Continue reading...
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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection review: A visually satisfying remaster that's ideal for newcomers
Naughty Dogs Uncharted series returns in this visually satisfying remaster thats ideal for newcomers
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Race, age, weight: Valentino backs diversity in Paris show
It was a breath of fresh air in Paris, as designer Pierpaolo Piccioli rid himself of any constraints on race, age and weight Wednesday to produce a joyful, inclusive and long-awaited moment of couture
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Archaeologists baffled by Soviet submarine wreck: 'More than an explosion'
ARCHAEOLOGISTS were puzzled by the wreck of a mysterious Soviet submarine that appeared to have been subject to "more than explosion".
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Skins cast 15 years on - from Oscar winner to teacher and OnlyFans
The Daily Mirror takes a look at what the original cast members of hard-hitting E4 programme Skins are up to now as fans celebrate it's 15th anniversary
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Democrats walk out of hearing with Florida's top doctor
Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo has moved closer to Senate confirmation after a tense hearing where Democrats accused the state’s top doctor of evading questions on his coronavirus policies and stormed out before casting their votes
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Ofcom investigates BBC over reporting of antisemitic attack
Broadcaster apologises but denies claims of ‘victim blaming’ in story about abuse of Jewish bus passengersThe regulator Ofcom is investigating the BBC over the reporting of an antisemitic attack in London last year, after the broadcaster apologised but denied claims of “victim blaming”.Ofcom said it had reviewed the broadcaster’s response to complaints around how it covered an incident in November 2021 when Jewish passengers on a bus were subjected to abuse. Continue reading...
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BREAKING Lotto results: Winning numbers for Wednesday January 26 £5.4m jackpot
Tonight's winning Lotto numbers for the National Lottery draw on Wednesday, January 26, are now in - check the results and see if you're a lucky winner
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Russia ‘will try everything to avoid’ war with Ukraine, says Russia defence expert
We spoke to Fyodor Lukyanov, the chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, which advises the Kremlin, and began by asking him what he expects Russia's next move is likely to be.
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Kanye West is Julia Fox’s favourite makeup artist
Now we know who is behind Julia Fox’s dark makeup look
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'Wouldn’t surprise me if he murdered prostitutes' Ken Livingstone's outrageous Boris swipe
KEN LIVINGSTONE has jokingly said that it "wouldn't surprise" him if it turned out "Boris Johnson was murdering prostitutes" as the firebrand politician discussed the Prime Minister's record.
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Stephen Breyer, 83, to retire from SCOTUS after 27 years
President Joe Biden will keep his campaign promise to name a black woman to the Supreme Court, the White House said amid reports Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at end of court term.
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Police appeal after motorcyclist killed in smash on A13
The police have issued an appeal after a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a collision on the A13 died in hospital.
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Russia ‘creates provocations’ for war, says ex-vice prime minister of Ukraine
Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met in Paris today.
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Mario Balotelli's Italy recall is not down to desperation, insists Roberto Mancini
Mario Balotelli is back in the Italy squad for the first time in nearly four years and his former boss at Manchester City - Roberto Mancini - has defended the recall, two months ahead of their crucial World Cup playoff
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'Let down' - Gary Neville reflects on Carlos Tevez's controversial transfer to Man City
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed he was surprised at Carlos Tevez's 'lack of loyalty' when he opted to join Manchester City in 2009
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Ukraine crisis: US delivers written response to Russia’s demands
In Moscow, the US ambassador personally handed over Washington's written response to a sweeping set of security demands made by Russia.
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Meet the young Ukrainians defending their country’s front lines
American citizens in Ukraine are being urged to leave the country due to an "increased threat of Russian military action".
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Johnson approved evacuation of animals from Afghanistan, emails suggest
The prime minister faced more questions today on his conduct - not on parties this time, but on his possible involvement in the evacuation of animals from Kabul.
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Man ‘a finger’s grip from certain death’ rescued from cliff
Walker’s companion managed to call 999 and report ‘desperate situation’
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MPs await Sue Gray report on Downing Street lockdown parties
It had been expected Sue Gray's official report would land on Boris Johnson's desk at some point today - and soon after that he would face a reckoning in the House of Commons. But the wait continues.
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Mum's touching message to kind hearted stranger who approached autistic son at bus stop
Kelly McEvatt, 38, posted on her local Facebook group to try and find the 'angel' who helped her son Nathan, who has autism
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Latest Tennis odds as the Australian Open approaches finals weekend
The Inside Track brings you the latest tennis odds as the sport's finest battle it out at the Australian Open
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Melissa Ortega: Two arrested over fatal shooting of eight-year-old Chicago girl, reports say
Two men have been arrested and are expected to be charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega, according to multiple reports.
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Government defends housing record amid war of words with Sinn Fein
The Irish Government has insisted that its flagship plan to solve the country’s housing crisis is ‘beginning to work’.
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Teacher charged with animal cruelty over video of horse being 'slapped and kicked'
Sarah Moulds, 37, has been charged with animal cruelty after the RSPCA decided to bring a prosecution case against the sacked primary school teacher
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How Fed hikes could affect mortgages, car loans, card rates
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