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Third of elderly 'feel lonely'

Over a third (34%) of people aged 65 or over in Great Britain feel lonely, according to new research out today from Age UK and pioneering online young peoples charity YouthNet.

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Report: 26% of Scots aged 75 feel lonely

A charity in Scotland has called for action to address the "extreme loneliness" suffered by thousands of elderly people.

26% of Scots aged 75 feel lonely, a report has found Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A survey for the WRVS found 26% of Scots aged 75 who lived alone described themselves as being lonely.

A total of 5% of older people living on their own said they could go for days at a time without speaking to another person.

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