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Dame Barbara Cartland, gypsies and my lucky oak leaf

I had tea with Dame Barbara Cartland once, the astonishing writer of 723 bodice ripping romances, campaigner for midwives and nurses, health and vitamin guru (from memory she took about 60 a day) – and supporter of gypsy families. I had forgotten about her gypsy connection until reading her website today which tells us that in the early 1960s, Dame Barbara campaigned for the rights of...
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Old folk should set up a CareHome Advisor

The front page of today’s Times has a colourful strapline banner saying “50 ways to improve life for old people”.  I really like one idea in particular, and that is point number six from Times columnist Janice Turner who suggests setting up a CareHome Advisor, like TripAdvisor, for elderly care. I think it would be a fantastic resource for our old folk and their families, and...
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