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FRESH THINKING: SPRING INTO ACTION

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Put a spring in your step with these simple seasonal ideas to help spruce up your home, as well as great things to do when you’re out and about. 1. IMPROMPTU PICNIC Given the fact that British weather is unreliable at the best of times, take advantage of a particularly nice ...

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ONLINE SHOPPING: YOU SHOP, THEY DROP

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For a shopping experience that’s far from the madding crowd, try buying online. It’s now even easier to get your groceries picked and delivered directly to your doorstep.   Screaming toddlers, long queues and heavy shopping bags – just a few of the reasons to avoid setting foot in a ...

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COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS: RAISE YOUR VOICE

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By encouraging each other to contribute to society in a meaningful way, we can create a richer and more vibrant Camden community with older people playing a vital role. It’s the difference between being listened to and being heard. You may be familiar with the terms age quake or the ...

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MEL WRIGHT: STREET WISE

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The dream is benches on every street corner… but first we’re going for a walk.   KOVE – the acronym for Kilburn Older Voices Exchange – has a way of making things happen in Camden. Three days a week KOVE Coordinator, Mel Wright, 69, helps older people in Kilburn and ...

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CLAIR CHAPWELL: BOLDER VOICES CHOIR

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The Bolder Voices choir, run by Clair Chapwell, are expert at getting their voices heard where it matters.   “Older people can melt into the woodwork, but singing can give them a voice. It’s such a good way to bring issues to the attention of the world,” says Clair Chapwell, ...

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PETER AUGER: JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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Hitting the right note together. How a shared interest in jazz has made life more interesting for both Freddy and his volunteer befriender Peter.   Since November 2015 academic Peter Auger, 30, spends one lunch time a week chatting with Somers Town resident, Freddy. The pair were matched because they ...

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KING’S CROSS

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Redeveloped, reimagined and reinvigorated. It’s time you rediscovered this area of London. If you used to know King’s Cross – maybe even avoided it – you are in for a jaw-dropping shock. The 67-acre site demands to be explored now it has poshed-up warehouses converted into shops, restaurants and an ...

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CONFIDENCE TRICK

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Never Be Afraid of Anything Again (Including Shark Attacks). Really? I used to be relatively confident. I distinctly remember giving a speech at my daughter’s wedding which – sweaty palms and cotton mouth aside – I managed to plough through without having to resort to Winston Churchill’s technique of imagining the ...

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