Esther Rantzen's Silver Line Helpline has received one million calls from people over the age of 65 in the past two and a half years since it started. This year they think they will receive 125,000 more calls than Childline. Over half of callers say they have literally no one else to speak to, 90% of callers say they live alone and around 5% report present or historic abuse. Around two-thirds of calls are at nights and weekends.
People have lost their loved ones, their health or even their mobility
The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said. Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found. Women taking combined HRT are more likely to develop the disease, with risk increasing the longer it is used, the study found.
‘It’s about perspective … it depends how you see how big that risk is’ says Dr Hilary on new HRT cancer risk. He points out that the risks of smoking and being overweight can have a greater effect on cancer.
Team GB are just hours from home as they make a triumphant return to the UK. The athletes will be flying home on a plane named 'victoRIOus' after being voted on in a Twitter poll. The flight is named 'BA2016' is decorated with a gold nose. They're expected to land around 09:55 and hundreds are expected to meet them at the airport,
Ed Clancy and Philip Hindes share what their lives have been like since their own return to UK soil. Ed says: 'It’s nice just catching up with friends and families and people you’ve neglected.'
Laura Trott and Jason Kenny tell us what it's like to win at the Olympic games as an engaged couple.
The final Team GB athletes will arrive back in London today following the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The athletes will be flying home on a plane decorated with a gold nose named 'victoRIOus' after being voted on in a Twitter poll.
The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated.Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found.
As Esther Rantzen's Silver Line Helpline to combat loneliness logs its one million call from people over the age of 65 in the past two and a half years, a sunny Sunday proved more lonely than New Year's Day. This year they think they will receive 125,000 more calls than Childline. Over half of callers say they have literally no one else to speak to, 90% of callers say they live alone and around 5% report present or historic abuse.
Craig cha-cha-ing in to talk about his new touring production of Sister Act and dream Strictly judge to replace Len - a royal!
Richard joins Jenna Coleman, who plays the young Queen Victoria, and the cast on the set of ITVs major new drama, which hits our screens this weekend.
Now people are using Facebook and Instagram to covet their neighbours wife while she is wearing her gym gear.
'Facebragging' is an expression used to describe someone who is constantly bragging about their life on social media. Recent remarks by divorce lawyers say that this digital version of Keeping up with Joneses is ruining relationships and worse still, can even lead to divorce. Ben and Kate chat to family law barrister Sophia Cannon about this digital dilemma.
The Rio Games come to a close with a haul for Team GB of 67 medals and a ranking of second place on the medal table. Overnight, Rio de Janeiro has staged a sensational send-off to the Games, as fireworks and dancers said bye-bye from Brazil - and handed the Olympic Torch to Tokyo. Our Olympic heroes arrive home tomorrow on a gold tipped British Airways plane dubbed 'victoRIOus'.
Jailed Islamist extremists are set to be held in separate prison units over fears they could radicalise other inmates. An inquiry has revealed some prisoners act as "self-styled emirs" behind bars. It also found that charismatic prisoners exert a "radicalising influence" over the wider Muslim population in jail.
A two-year-old girl remains in a critical condition today after being swept off the rocks and into the sea in Cornwall along with her family. Her father was one of six people killed in incidents around the UK coastline within 24 hours over the weekend.
More than 60 firefighters were needed to bring a huge fire under control as it tore through the main building of a school in West Sussex. The fire broke out yesterday morning with more than 60 calls being made to Sussex Control Centre. The chair of governors at the academy has said the incident will be devastating for the community.
A minute's silence will be held today to remember the 11 people killed in the Shoreham air crash, exactly one year on from the disaster. They died when a vintage jet crashed on to the A27 in West Sussex in front of thousands of spectators during an airshow. Victims' families, emergency service officers and civic leaders will attend the memorial event.
You’d get in the lift at the apartments and if you didn’t know someone, you’re probably best saying congratulations to them!
It's been a remarkable Olympics Games for Team GB and with just three days of competition left, some of the athletes who have inspired the nation are back on home soil with their spoils.
This morning, cyclist Mark Cavendish and three members of the Rugby Seven's team (who only got together in May!) joined us in the studio to discuss the team's incredible success.
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These images are shocking and horrifying, but sadly these aren't isolated incidents - this is daily life for children in Syria.
Heartbreaking footage of a five-year-old boy pulled alive from his collapsed home amid Syrian airstrikes has caused outcry around the world.
The haunting image of Omran Daqneesh was taken after an airstrike in the rebel-held district of al-Qaterji.
It shows the dazed and confused youngster covered in dust seconds after being rescued from what used to be his home. He is then placed alone in the back of an ambulance as the rescue operation continues around him.
Desperate medical staff have called for a ceasefire to get the most injured out of the besieged city.
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