Weekly news round up – 16 March 2012

Read on for our weekly round up, featuring energy giant EDF’s bad behaviour, the first large employer to raise pension age and a new report saying we all get happier with age.


  • Calls to make Scotland smoke-free by 2035 – STV News
  • Charity takes health campaign to Scottish Parliament – Age Scotland
  • Lifestyle vital to healthy ageing says study – Age Scotland
  • Scotland’s free eye tests benefit the rich – BBC Scotland


  • Only independence can guarantee future of NHS says Sturgeon – STV News


  • Carer spent OAP’s life savings on designer clothes and takeaway food – STV News
  • Bogus caller steals pensioner’s bank cards – STV News
  • EDF Energy pays £4.5 million fine – BBC Business


  • Nobody’s death should go unmarked – BBC Scotland
  • How ghastly to be facing old age with nothing but a £4m house to show for it – Guardian 
  • Strategy needed to cope with number of elderly drivers on road – Telegraph
  • Fuel poverty gap has “widened” – Age UK

Money and pensions

  • Tesco first large employer to move pension age from 65 to 67 – Telegraph
  • Debt plagues borrowers into retirement – Guardian

Something for the weekend

  • Research shows our happiness steadily increases after the age of 45 – Daily Mail
  • Name sought for new creative ageing festival – Age Scotland

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