Saga Magazine - April 2017

21 March 2017

The VED car tax changes, a blow-drying masterclass and much more from the April issue of Saga Magazine.

Lesley Manville © Helga Esteb /

People we love: Lesley Manville

The star of BBC Two’s Mum and long-time Mike Leigh collaborator talks ahead of her new role in ITV Encore’s new drama Harlots.


Will you be a winner or loser when the VED changes are introduced in 2017?

Explaining the new car tax changes for 2017

April 2017 will see a new road tax system for rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). We look at the new car tax rules and how the changes will affect you.


Wendy's new haircut to look younger features soft waves and a side fringe

Hairstyles to look younger: cut a decade

Looking for a haircut to make you look younger? Plus, watch Richard Ward's masterclass in blow-drying.


Mature business woman

Rules for working beyond pension age

Not ready to give up working and retire at 65? We look at the things you will need to consider if you plan to carry on working after you have reached state pension age.


Cough syrup

What can you take to stop coughing?

If you need to get through that presentation or play without coughing, you need to identify what kind of cough you have and what will help keep it quiet. Read our guide to find out.


sore throat spray

Over-the-counter remedies and medicines

From aspirin and paracetamol to cough mixture, indigestion remedies and laxatives. Find out what they do and when to use them.


Bron Burrell and Tina Kerridge-Reynolds put Puff through its paces around the London Rally School | Portraits by Sean Malyon

Rally good fun

In 1970, an all-female crew took part in a gruelling London-Mexico rally. Nearly 50 years on, two of them reunited for another challenge – in the same car! Plus, watch the rally girls in action practising at the London Rally School.


Old port in Marseille, France

Things to do in Marseille

Top sights and things to do in Marseille, a city that despite a multi-million euro makeover still retains its edge.


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