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Elderly alone at Christmas

As millions of Britain's elderly are struggling to stay warm in the cold spell, new research reveals that a quarter of a million pensioners will spend Christmas alone.

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250,000 elderly Brits 'will spend Christmas alone'

Almost a quarter of a million older people will spend Christmas Day alone this year as Britain struggles to cope with the consequences of an ageing population, according to new research.

Almost a quarter of a million Brits will spend Christmas alone, says the report Credit: PA Wire

Bereavement, poor health, loss of confidence and family members living away from one another all contribute to the problem of isolation among older people, reports the Times.

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