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Tips for keeping healthy and happy in Autumn & Winter

As the nights are drawing in and it’s time to think about keeping warm, preparing for Christmas and what you’ll do in these shorter days. It’s important we keep active in the autumn and winter months when it’s easy to stay indoors and skip seeing people. Here are some top tips for keeping healthy and…

Alzheimer’s disease – the myths and facts everybody needs to know about

It’s the most common form of dementia and rates are rising, but how much do you really know about this complex neurological disease? By Liz Connor. Alzheimer’s affects thousands of people in the UK and almost everybody’s heard of it, but this debilitating and complex condition is still often misunderstood. Classed as a neurological disorder,…

Harry Redknapp on how busy ‘retirement’ is different to how he imagined.

As his new book hits shelves, Dorset’s resident Harry Redknapp talks to Hannah Stephenson about life after the jungle, long-lasting love and why he’d never do Strictly. Harry Redknapp picks up the phone, seemingly bewildered that we have an interview – even though he’s been doing the rounds all morning and I’m his last slot…

Simple lifestyle measures to help lower cholesterol levels

Regular exercise and some healthy food swaps can make a big difference to long-term heart health, according to nutritionist advice. Raised cholesterol affects over half of UK adults – and many are completely unaware of it. While high cholesterol itself doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, it’s linked with an increased risk of a number of…

Four summer berries and their amazing health benefits

From strawberries to blueberries, these little beauties are nutritional powerhouses that deserve some space in your fridge. Stir them into yoghurt, dust them with cinnamon or eat them straight from the punnet – nothing beats tucking into a bowl of berries on a summer’s day. While the sunshine is starting to fade, these fruits are…

Being strong for retirement with new NHS guidance

New government guidelines announced this week recommend carrying out muscle strengthening exercises several times a week. This could range from lifting weights to dancing. Doing this could help protect our bodies from obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. Studies show that the natural decline in muscle mass and bone density starts at 50….

Saluting the Salisbury spirit – with these hidden gems

It’s one of our oldest cities, but Salisbury is a treasure trove of many undiscovered gems. As was originally intended, the soaring spire of Salisbury Cathedral is visible for miles around as you approach the city. It’s one of the finest examples of early English architecture and is 751 years old.  Drawing you into Salisbury,…

Platinum Skies start a new chapter for retirement living in Salisbury

Steeped in history and based in the heart of the community, the people of Salisbury came together to celebrate the landmark opening of our new retirement living village Chapters, located just off Wilton Road. The Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor John Walsh joined homeowners and guests to perform the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the new development, which…

Platinum Skies launch – A new beginning with Esprit in Poole

Being based in the heart of the community, it was only right that the people of Poole came together to celebrate the grand opening of Platinum Skies new retirement living site Esprit, on High Street North. The Deputy Mayor of Poole, Councillor Bryan Dion joined homeowners and guests to perform the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the…