Q I’m feeling really lonely. I have a lovely husband and enjoy my job, but have no friends to confide in. I lost touch with most of my old schoolmates long ago, and while I made some friends when my children were small, we drifted apart as they grew older. Lockdown has allowed me not to think about this, but now we are emerging, I would dearly love to make new friends, but don’t know how to do this in my 50s. A Thank you for sharing your experience of loneliness, which many people will identify with, particularly as the pandemic has cruelly kept us apart from the ones we care for. And well done for writing in — it can be hard to acknowledge you are lonely, let alone discuss it. An anonymous woman who lives in the UK, asked Clare Bailey for advice on making new friends in her 50s (file image) When we reach our 50s, many of those easy friendships and connections made in our school years, or through work and parenting, can falter. As people move on or become time … [Read more...] about A problem shared…GP and mother-of-four Clare Bailey gives her indispensable advice: How can I make new friends at 50?
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The White House is deploying first lady Jill Biden Jill Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Cheney's GOP battle intensifies Weird photo of Carters with Bidens creates major online buzz MORE across the country as a key asset to build support for President Biden Joe Biden Caitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Argentina launches 'Green Mondays' campaign to cut greenhouse gases On The Money: Federal judge vacates CDC's eviction moratorium | Biden says he's open to compromise on corporate tax rate | Treasury unsure of how long it can stave off default without debt limit hike MORE ’s proposed investments in infrastructure, child care and education. The first lady joined the president on a trip to a Virginia elementary school and community college on Monday, and she is scheduled to … [Read more...] about Jill Biden a key figure in push to pitch White House plans
Hollywood elites will be given preferential “fast-track” visas under the government’s reformed immigration system, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced on Wednesday. Actors and musicians who are “prestigious award winners” will be put at the front of the immigration queue, including those who win Oscars, Grammys, and BAFTAs. Nobel Prize winners will also be among those eligible for the right to live and work in the UK. Announcing the rule change, the Home Secretary said : “Winners of these awards have reached the pinnacle of their career and they have so much to offer the UK. “These important changes will give them the freedom to come and work in our world-leading arts, sciences, music, and film industries as we build back better. “This is exactly what our new point-based immigration system was designed for – attracting the best and brightest based on the skills and talent they have, not where they’ve come from.” The Home Office said that winners of awards in the areas of … [Read more...] about Free Visa With Every Grammy: Hollywood Elites to Get ‘Fast-Tracked’ Under Patel’s Immigration Plan
WHEN Priti Vilankar lost her job in July 2019 she was worried that her plan to buy a house with her husband Akshay would be delayed. But she quickly secured a new role and used the £8,500 redundancy payout to help boost their savings for a deposit for their first-home. Priti and Akshay, aged 34 and 36, also ditched holidays in a bid to save at least £1,000 a month towards their deposit. As they had some money in savings, they needed to save a grand a month to get the £24,000 deposit in 15 months to buy their £480,000 two-bed flat in Hounslow, west London. This meant Akshay took on extra shifts working 16 hours a week at fast food chain Nando's on top of his full-time job. They moved in to their new home in September last year. By making the most of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme , their mortgage repayments are now just £850 a month. This is around £500 less compared to the rent they paid previously for a two-bed in the same area. Priti and Akshay work at a … [Read more...] about We bought £480k two-bed home despite facing redundancy by ditching holidays and working extra shifts at Nando’s
New Delhi : The United States President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a virtual climate summit, the White House informed on Friday (March 26, 2021). The Leaders Summit on Climate will be hosted by Joe Biden on April 22 and 23. "Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23. The virtual Leaders Summit will be live-streamed for public viewing," the White House said in an official statement. The statement added, "President Biden took action his first day in office to return the United States to the Paris Agreement. Days later, on January 27, he announced that he would soon convene a leaders summit to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis." Besides, Prime Minister Modi, Joe Biden has also invited QUAD leaders Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga. Chinese President Xi Jinping has also been sent … [Read more...] about US President Joe Biden invites 40 world leaders including PM Narendra Modi to virtual climate summit