Weekly news round up – 09 Dec 2011

As the weekend approaches we’ve got a weekly round up of issues affecting older people. Read on for Scotland’s storm, HSBC’s mis-selling to elderly people and a campaign that’s been launched to raise awareness of scam mail.


  • Record mis-selling fine welcomed by charity – Age Scotland
  • Older Scots fear loss of income as prices rise – Scotsman


  • Pensioners’ childcare and voluntary work worth £2 billion – Herald Scotland
  • Meet the inspiring couples that are fostering instead of retiring – Daily Mail
  • Elderly viewed in better light – Telegraph
  • Towards a convention on the rights of older people – Help Age International 
  • Fuel poverty forcing many to live a life of candlelight, cold and early nights – Guardian


  • Call for blanket ban on NHS parking charges in Scotland to end – BBC News
  • Almost half of cancers could be prevented by making simple lifestyle choices – BBC News


  • Carer stole £20,000 from from the elderly aunt of one of Scotland’s richest men – STV News
  • Eastriggs pensioner victim of roof repairs claim thief – BBC News
  • Scottish mail scam campaign launched – BBC News
  • Search for missing OAP stood down – BBC News


Something for the weekend

  • Post offices – not just for stamps – BBC News

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