Latest research by Age Cymru has revealed that 22 per cent of older people in Wales are not looking forward to Christmas.
The study also revealed that one fifth of those who were not looking forward to Christmas said that it brought back too many memories of those who had passed away.
Age Cymru has set up a Spread the Warmth campaign to help tackle health, heating and loneliness issues for older people this winter.
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Parents in Wales are being hounded by their children to buy junk food they see on TV according to the British Heart Foundation.
A charity's campaign to improve protection for older people from scams has been given the backing of the Advertising Standards Authority.
A top health boss has told ITV News that change is needed to hospital services in north Wales, that could include A&E.