Saga Magazine - December 2016

21 November 2016

Welcome to the new-look magazine bursting with sparkling new features and writers, alongside your old favourites.

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Tom Hanks talks to Saga

Hollywood’s leading good guy reveals everything from his favourite films to what makes him angry. 

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Film review: Sully

Read an extended review of Sully and watch the trailer.

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A car salesman hands over the keys to a car bought via a PCP

Car buying: What is a PCP?

The PCP is now a major power in the car finance market – but what is it?

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Christmas gifts for motorists

Your guide to buying gifts for the car-enthusiast in your life

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A man uses his smartphone

Top Tech Tips: Smartphones

That one clever gadget in your pocket can replace so many others…

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Paul Lewis’ guide to Christmas charity

How to make your money go further at the peak time of year for charity…

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Cumberland glazed shoulder of lamb

10 alternatives to Christmas turkey

From salmon to a vegetarian loaf, if you’re bored with the usual on Christmas Day, here are some fresh ideas.

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Saga guide to cruising

Cruise guide

Download the Saga Guide to Cruising.

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Libby Lane

A Christmas message from Bishop Libby Lane

The Right Reverend Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport, shares her Christmas message with Saga Magazine readers.

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Cotehele Christmas garland

The Cotehele Christmas garland

It takes 35,000 dried flowers to make the annual 60ft swag for Cotehele’s Great Hall.

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Christmas lunch

Don't be lonely this Christmas

If you find yourself far from family and friends this Christmas, there are other options to avoid being alone at Christmas.

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Cox & Cox hanging tree

Alternative Christmas tree ideas

Faux Christmas trees aren’t the tinsel horrors they once were.

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GP monitoring blood pressure

How to monitor your blood pressure

High blood pressure has few obvious symptoms, but can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia. Read our guide to keeping on top of it.

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5 new blood pressure treatments

These new treatments could soon make a big difference if you have hypertension.

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Find and book an appointment with your GP online

How to use your GP's online booking system

Have you tried it yet? Read our guide and you'll never look back.

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Bath Christmas Market

The best British Christmas markets

Festive fairs are a great way to welcome in the season, offering special and unique gift ideas, inspiration on how to decorate your home for Christmas and delicious local foodie treats. 

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