Saga Magazine - May 2017

25 April 2017

Fund your home improvements, protect yourself from scams and much more from the May issue of Saga Magazine.

Tools to represent home improvement

How to fund your home improvements and renovations

House in need of a spot of renovation? Hold on before plundering your savings or pension: step one is knowing the smartest way to finance your improvements.


Illustration of a man hiding from the monsters in the laptop to represent a scam epidemic

Britain’s scam epidemic

Arm yourself with the lowdown on six of the very latest online scams.



Victoria Hislop's spanakopita

Victoria Hislop shares her recipe for the classic Greek spinach and feta pie.


12 Apostles, Australia

Things to do in Eastern Australia

David Gritten recommends a glorious trip around Eastern Oz, taking in wildlife-filled forests, remote beaches - and Sydney of course!


Anna Walls

Landscape Photographer of the Year

Celebrate ten years of beautiful landscape photography with this stunning collection of images.


Prue Leith talks to Saga

Watch our videos above to see Prue Leith in conversation with her nephew Sam Leith, plus a behind the scenes of our photoshoot.

An older lady takes a grey gap year to travel and see the world

Is it  time to take a grey gap year?

Here's our guide to some of the financial issues you need to think about before jetting off around the world.


Lupins growing in garden with tall pink in the foreground

How to grow lupins

Lupins provide candles of flower in May, when there's a dearth, and their peppery scent seems to lure in bumble bees.


Exercises to stay supple. Illustrations by Jessie Ford for Saga Magazine, May 2017

10 great flexibility exercises

Stay supple with these easy stretches.


Author Victoria Hislop

People we love: Victoria Hislop

The best-selling author talks about her love of Greece and her new book, which is set there.


The Deep, Hull's stunning aquarium (c) Phil MacD Photography /

Hull: 2017's City of Culture

The city has pulled off a great array of art, music and fun for its 2017 City of Culture celebrations. What are you waiting for?


Petrol pumps at a garage filling station

Petrol myths busted

How far can you drive with the fuel light on? Is it cheaper to fill up in the morning? We bust six myths about petrol and filling up your car.


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