Pensions ‘shouldn’t be a government piggy bank’ says Altmann SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info For decades Britain's Silver Army has been ignored with many policymakers considering them a hindrance rather than a help. The Daily Express Give Them a Voice crusade has called for elderly representation (Image: Getty) Now this newspaper is leading calls for the immediate appointment of a Minister for Older People to represent 13 million UK retirees. Ex-pensions minister Ros Altmann was set to be made Minister for Ageing by David Cameron in 2015 but the move was vetoed by the Department for Work and Pensions. Last night she said: "Many just want old people to disappear. And the frenetic pace of life these days … [Read more...] about Daily Express calls for ‘forgotten’ older people to be given a voice in Government
A MUM has told of her heartbreak after she lost her baby when she was nine months pregnant just days before her due date. Ceri Amphlette, 36, had been two days into her maternity leave when she began to experience cramping but never imagined what was to come. Up until that point the mum, 36, who lives in Rugby, Warks, had experienced no major complications with her pregnancy and had no reason to believe that anything would go wrong. Speaking exclusively to Fabulous, business development manager Ceri says: “We became pregnant quite quickly, it was only about three months in that we found out we were expecting. “I was 33 at the time and my partner was 34 so we were glad to be getting things underway in the parenting department as we had met slightly later in life. “My pregnancy was relatively smooth, I had gestational diabetes and a few high blood pressure readings but nothing that was of concern, or so we thought.” READ MORE EXCLUSIVE STORIES … [Read more...] about I lost my baby at 9 months pregnant & stayed with him six days after he died – I even introduced him to his grandparents
MARFA, Texas— Donald Judd ’s sculptures are ticking. In the high desert 100 gleaming aluminum forms — each the exact same size — are aligned in rows with military precision inside two former artillery sheds, just as Judd had ordered. Pristine and silver, they reflect light pouring through giant window walls that Judd designed to replace aging garage doors. The installation, yielding views of the endless landscape, could make a believer of anyone who ever scoffed at Minimalist art. But listen closely and you can hear the metal sculptures as they expand and contract. Some have inched out of alignment, heating up to 120 degrees — not quite hot enough to fry an egg — in buildings without climate control. Their custodians at the Chinati Foundation , which stewards the collection of works by Judd and a dozen major artists he invited to this remote town, must decide how best to mitigate the heat without compromising the holistic experience meticulously calibrated by Judd four decades … [Read more...] about What Would Donald Judd Do?