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'Millions' of lonely pensioners rely on TV for company

A charity has warned that loneliness is a "huge issue" for pensioners in Britain, with many considering television their main form of company, a poll found.

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TV 'main form of company' for many pensioners

Two in five pensioners consider television to be their main form of company, Age UK said, as it warned that for the first time, more than a million people aged 65 and over admit to feeling lonely "always or often."

Two in five pensioners consider their television set to be their main form of company, a charity has warned. Credit: PA

The charity described loneliness as a "huge issue" in Britain.

It's poll of 2,000 British adults of 65 and over found that 37% said their TV is their main form of company.

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