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A GUIDE TO… LEATHER LANE

Come for the Age UK Camden charity boutique, stay for the food stalls. WHERE FASHION MEETS FOOD  Leather Lane has been a busy street market for more than 400 years. It still has stalls where you can choose unpackaged fruit and walk away with a bargain outfit, while street-side there ...

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LIFT YOUR COMMUNITY SPIRITS

Taking part in society not only does good, but makes us feel good. Finding ways to interact within our Camden community gives us the opportunity to help others, combat loneliness and find a deep sense of purpose and worth.  As we age, we all strive to be, and remain for as ...

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AUDIBLE

Choose from 200,000 audiobook titles In this digital world it can feel like listening to an audio book on a device is like cheating a real book. Many people are sceptical at first. Can an actor narrating do justice to the text? The reality most find is something completely different, ...

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BOOK REVIEW: WE MUST BE BRAVE 

This is a beautifully written book (25 years after Frances Liardet’s first novel) which explores the human emotions of parental love, courage, kindness and friendship told through the story of Ellen Parr and the little girl she finds asleep, unclaimed at the back of a bus fleeing the Blitz in ...

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LAUGHABLE 

As Charles Dickens writes in A Christmas Carol, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” And this is our early Christmas present to you all…  Laughable is the world’s largest database of comedians, in one app. It’s a surefire way to discover hilarious ...

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Listen Up. Audio On The Move

Podcasts let you explore the weird, wide, wonderful world of internet audio; the latest in politics and culture, interviews with celebrities, serial dramas and comedy aplenty.  Podcasts are essentially much like a radio programme, except instead of tuning into frequency, you listen to a recording either online or via an ...

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It Pays To Check

Don’t miss out on what’s rightfully yours. Book a Benefits Check and find out just what savings or cash you may be entitled to.  “Lots of older people don’t realise you can turn to the state. There are such negative implications about seeking support in the media but it’s really important that ...

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Habitat Finds A New Home

Habitat staff had a month-long take-over of our charity boutique, Number 53 Leather Lane.  To celebrate 150 years of trading, the Sainsbury’s Group, which owns the furniture and design store Habitat, asked staff to connect with local communities and find ways to give something back. It was Lisa Hawkins, Senior Talent ...

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Hugh’ll Never Walk Alone

By the time you are in your 70s you just might be tempted to drop your fitness ambitions. But for Hugh, it’s been a chance to take on physical challenges and raise funds for Age UK Camden.  From two big shopping bags Hugh unpacks porridge oats, blueberries and the ingredients ...

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: FRESH STARTS

Happy 2020! As we all vow to do a whole host of things most of us will not follow through on, we’ve compiled 10 suggestions that we think you can achieve if you put your mind to it.  1. PUT THINGS IN ORDER  The start of a New Year is not ...

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