Saga Magazine - October 2017

26 September 2017

Read interviews with Clare Balding and Rick Wakeman, enter the TV tech maze with Jeremy Vine, catch up on events, health, money advice and so much more.



Clare Balding © Mark Harrison / Saga Magazine

Clare Balding talks to Saga

Clare Balding explains why her new children's book has a strong, sporty girl heroine.

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Fritillaria varieties

How to grow fritillarias

Fritillarias, or fritillaries, come in all shapes and sizes, and there is a fritillaria for every garden. Find out how to grow them.

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Baleach Na Ba in Scotland

Easy British adventures

Test yourself with these eight exciting, but not too demanding, ways to explore the country.

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Phishing for password and username

How to stay safe online

Staying safe online is paramount as cyber criminals target the internet to commit fraud and scams.

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Rehomed rescue dog

The benefits of rehoming a rescue dog

With thousands of dogs in shelters and foster homes looking for a loving forever home, rehoming a rescue dog can be an extremely rewarding experience.

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A confused pension advisor to represent confusing pension rules

How to boost your state pension

More than a million people could boost their state pension, but many don't know that they can.

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lightbulbs

Give your home an energy efficient once-over

Some simple steps can make your home more energy efficient and save you money.

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A group of volunteers sort through donations

Five ways to volunteer in retirement

There are thousands of volunteering opportunities available, but where do you start if you've never volunteered before?

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Rick Wakeman © Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock

Rick Wakeman

The 68-year-old former Yes keyboardist and Grumpy Old Men star talks ahead of his new album, Piano Portraits.

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Pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness

What's new in breast cancer?

The latest breast cancer treatments, tests and ways to protect yourself.

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Herald moth

Hibernating insects

Find out what you should do with insects hibernating in your home over winter.

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Easy apple crumble

Easy apple crumble

Try our simple recipe for apple crumble.

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Elephants on safari

What to take on a safari holiday

A safari is chance to get close to nature and forget the world outside. However, make sure you don’t forget anything important with our guide.

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A man fills in a lasting power of attorney form

All about care

Visit our care section to find out information about caring for an elderly relative, including paying for care, LPA and more.

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Wash your sheets at a warm temperature – at least 40 degrees – once a week.

Is your home making you ill?

10 everyday indoor health hazards - and what to do about them.

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Miniature mini with piles of coins

Premium tips

15 ways to keep your car insurance costs low.

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Chocolate fudge cake

The ultimate chocolate cake

Make GBBO judge Prue Leith's indulgent chocolate fudge cake.

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Are you hanging on to too much paperwork?

Shred or file?

Find out how long you really need to keep copies of your bank statements, bills and paperwork.

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Flu jab

Just the jab

With winter just around the corner, find out why it makes sense to book your flu jab.

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