Weekly news round up – 02 Dec 2011

It’s been quite a week for news, with the autumn statement announced and pensions reforms, strike action and severe weather. Read on for the headlines that have been affecting older people.

Politics and money

  • Millions plan to work past retirement age of 65 – Which?
  • Longer wait for state pension – BBC News
  • State pension hike hits disadvantaged hardest – Age Scotland
  • Autumn statement: the pensioners’ view – Guardian


  • Fish could protect against Alzheimer’s – Telegraph
  • Centenarians much healthier than younger pensioners – Telegraph
  • Scottish nursing and midwife jobs decrease – BBC News
  • Figures show fewer deaths from heart disease and stroke in under 75s – STV News



  • Pensioner murdered as he tried to stop thieves stealing his car – STV News
  • Robber threatened 71 year old with rape before stealing her savings – STV News

Something for the weekend 

  • This column will change your life: age and creativity – Guardian

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