Grounded: Pensioner faces €10k fine after he chugged 2 bottles of wine and set off aircraft alarm

Airport security is a drag, especially if you forget liquids are banned and put two bottles of wine in your carry-on. That’s what happened to a pensioner who ended up chugging both bottles, getting so drunk that he couldn’t fly. The 67-year-old German citizen intended to give the two bottles of fine wine to the […]

Pensioner care crisis: Home visits could be 'a thing of the past' as nursing figures drop

Dr Peter Carter, past president of the Royal College of Nursing, said unless urgent action is taken the dramatically falling numbers of district nurses, signal the death knell for the service. He added that their vital services are not only essential but “cost effective” for keeping patients out of hospital and cutting a growing number […]

Pensioner downsizes beloved home by splitting property in two

But after the death of his wife Jean he found himself rattling around alone in the property’s 10 rooms.  So he decided to downsize – by carving it in half.  The enterprising 82-year-old said: “I converted the house into two, two-bedroom flats and I live in one and have let out the other. “I am […]

How becoming a Hong Kong pensioner can save you tax

Not dodging but shuffling THE global war on tax evasion rumbles on. What began as an American onslaught, with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) of 2010, has been joined by more than 100 countries through an initiative called the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Under this, governments will exchange tax information on their financial […]