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  • unfit elderly motorists: Number of over-70s with driving licences revoked on medical grounds

    • Some 22,453 motorists 70+ had licences revoked in 2018 - up from 9,265 in 2010
    • Number of licences taken away for medical reasons has grown across all ages
    • For all ages, revoked licences increased 117% in the comparison over eight years
    • Road safety groups say more needs to be done to take unsafe
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  • 5corpio
    started a blog post you can banish charity junk mail

    you can banish charity junk mail

    a free service will let you block letters, calls and emails

    • Regulator's service allows people to bar specific charities from contacting them
    • You can demand your full details are removed from charities' contact lists
    • Olive Cooke was hounded by charity fundraisers before her death aged 92

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  • family matters and affairs( lasting power of attorney)cost my parents £1278

    A solicitor just went to my parents , my parents have made a will that the house is to be split between me and my two brothers , but now there is this 'government ruling' that means my parents had to pay £1278 which includes court costs so that if either of them have to go in to a home or die then...
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  • Pixie
    started a topic The elderly and scams

    The elderly and scams

    My Dad is 84 and is constantly plagued by scam calls even though I've registered his numbers with the Telephone Preference Service. In fact, when I was at his house the other day he got a call (which I answered) from someone supposedly called Michael but who had a very thick foreign accent. He said...
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  • Government considers giving out free phone call blockers

    Government considers giving out free phone call blockers

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 27th April 2016 18:44
    ........to stop those awful PPI spam calls

    The government is considering distributing free phone call blocking devices to deal with nuisance
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  • Elderly relative and housing benefit

    Hiya

    Wonder if I could just a quick question for an elderly relative. His youngest son is moving back in with him to give him support in day to day activities as his health and mobility are not what they were. He's an OAP and currently receives housing and council tax benefit and is concerned...
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  • Natwest shamed over pricey bank accounts with customers

    Natwest shamed over pricey bank accounts with customers

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 24th February 2016 08:26
    paying fees of up to £25 a month for perks that are often useless

    Natwest has been named as the worst bank for complaints about paid-for current
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  • milliesmadmoth
    started a topic SOUP MAKER

    SOUP MAKER

    for anyone who is not to hot at the cooking this is the best invention ever!

    Chop your veggies add your stock and 20 minutes later you have fresh soup, you can even choose the texture it does it all for you.

    You know what has been added so you know you have added no sugar........
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  • National Advice Clinic - Record Fine For Firm's Millions Of Cold Calls

    National Advice Clinic - Record Fine For Firm's Millions Of Cold Calls

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 3rd December 2015 12:13
    The business is told to pay £850,000 for its "deliberate and sustained" campaign that led to thousands of complaints.
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  • Tibby
    started a topic Worried sick about overpayment

    Worried sick about overpayment

    So glad i have found this forum three weeks ago a letter arrived from the DWP telling me i had a interview with a compliance officer i had to google what this was and found out it was some sort of fraud investigator.So i rang the number on the letter and was told that i was over the limit of £6000...
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  • Rogue firms targeting elderly women in callous internet scam

    Rogue firms targeting elderly women in callous internet scam

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 18th November 2015 09:48
    ..................Beware the 'free' beauty creams that really cost you £175:

    Beryl Brown ordered 'free' beauty samples and paid for p
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  • AAD News Feed
    started a topic Elderly hit by energy bill overpayment 'trap'

    Elderly hit by energy bill overpayment 'trap'

    Elderly hit by energy bill overpayment 'trap'

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on: 26th October 2015 09:19
    Anyone who has switched energy supplier urged check whether they are still paying towards a debt that has been cleared

    Elderly people are at risk of overpaying
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  • julian
    started a topic cowboy builder

    cowboy builder

    How do you deal with a weasel that has all property registered to offshore company? Obviously it is a planned scam to fail to complete what has been paid for, as all chance of retribution has been removed from the scope of the court.

    Has left relatives' home unsafe, without hope of sign...
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  • AAD News Feed
    started a topic time to sell up your home OAPs told

    time to sell up your home OAPs told

    time to sell up your home OAPs told

    This is a duplicate of the Blog Entry made on 19th September 2015 09:46.

    Anger as financial watchdog tells elderly to downsize to tackle housing shortage * *Financial watchdog tells the elderly to downsize to tackle...

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  • How phone scammers tricked a victim out of £12,000

    Caught on tape: How phone scammers tricked a victim out of £12,000



    Three men who tricked their victim into handing over her £12,000 savings on the phone have been caught on tape.



    Five weeks ago, the fraudsters telephoned 65-year-old Nargess Sadjady,
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