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Day: January 18, 2020

Why retirement isn’t always easy
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Why retirement isn’t always easy

    Retiring from working life is a dream come true for many people. Gone are the days of commuting on busy public transport, stressing over deadlines, and dealing with office politics. Instead, you can get up when you want, dedicate more time to hobbies, and spend more time on yourself. For some, though, stopping working isn’t always easy. Firstly, you have to transition into a new routine after leaving behind the nine-to-five grind. You may also miss your job, co-workers, and the feeling of being busy and engaged. Whilst retirement is often seen as a wonderful reward for decades of hard work, in reality many find a 'cold turkey' retirement an unexpectedly tough adjustment, says Stuart Lewis, founder of Rest Less, a job, volunteering, and advice site for the over 50s....
Big Ben Brexit bong bill 35 times more than NYE
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Big Ben Brexit bong bill 35 times more than NYE

    The MPs' £500,000 estimate of allowing Big Ben to bong on Brexit night is more than 30 times more than the bill for sounding Parliament's Great Bell on New Year's Eve, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. The news risks undermining the House of Commons's Commission decision not to allow Big Ben to chime at 11pm on Jan 31 on grounds of cost. It will put further pressure on Parliament to allow the bongs to sound. By lunchtime today £220,000 had been raised by members of the public to cover the cost of the Brexit night bongs. The Commission formally rejected a request to allow the Great Bell to chime on Monday saying that contractors had said it would cost £500,000. This covered the cost of reinstating a floor underneath Big Ben that was removed after New Year’s Day, as...