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Composer with dementia whose piano-playing went viral meets students he inspired

Despite being diagnosed with dementia late last year, 80-year-old Paul Harvey, a composer and teacher, has continued to be able to play piano pieces from memory. After a clip filmed by his son Nick went viral, BBC Breakfast reunited Paul with some of his former students and colleagues whose lives he impacted during his time as a music teacher. Read more

Coronavirus: Man, 100, relives family holidays by painting

A 100-year-old man has been reliving his holidays by painting them during the pandemic. Leslie Posnett lives alone in sheltered accommodation in Leicestershire and coronavirus restrictions have meant he has had few visitors. But the World War Two veteran has kept himself occupied by recreating paintings from his old sketch pads. A selection of his work has been entered into a virtual...

Quit for a bit – November

People with dementia have been hit the hardest by Coronavirus. Here at Alzheimer's Society we've quickly adapted our services to provide safe, virtual contact to help combat isolation and loneliness during lockdown and to provide advice and support to people with dementia and their families during this difficult time. By taking part in Quit for a bit this November, you'll...

Hand selected products to make everyday living with arthritis easier

Loved by Arthr is a collection of carefully curated products from innovative entrepreneurs and inventors that meet Arthr’s high standards of functionality and design. The products are hand picked to meet a certain set of criteria, all specifically designed to support and resolve everyday challenges that people with arthritis face. Arthr is a social venture that designs, develops and champions brilliant...

Meet this year’s Great British Bake Off contestants

Twelve amateur bakers will put their skills to the test when the competition begins on Channel 4. From a panto producer looking to put on a show to a music teacher hoping to hit all the right notes, this year’s The Great British Bake Off contestants have been unveiled. Here are this year’s 12 hopefuls: Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a global campaign that aims to bring awareness to women’s cancers and educate people on the importance of mammograms for the early detection of breast cancer. Since the campaign first began in 1985, advances in research, medicine and treatment mean more women than ever are beating breast cancer; today more than eight out of...

Dame Diana Rigg from stage to screen

Tributes have been paid to the Emmy and Bafta-winning actress after her death at the age of 82 From Emma Peel to Olenna Tyrell, Dame Diana Rigg had a long and successful career playing feisty women who lit up the screen. Tributes have been paid to the Emmy and Bafta-winning actress after her death at the age of 82. Dame Diana also...

Oasis: ‘I thought I split the band in Morning Glory recording sessions’

It's regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, a soundtrack that defined a Britpop generation and the home to some iconic indie rock anthems. Music fans are celebrating and reminiscing as on Friday it is 25 years since Oasis' record-breaking seminal masterpiece (What's The Story) Morning Glory was released to much hype and hysteria. But the very existence...

The Queen has a ring with a secret engraving

The Queen and Prince Philip have been married for more than 70 years with few couples in the world commanding such scrutiny. But it appears they still have a couple of secrets up their sleeve which keep at least some parts of their relationship behind closed doors. Revealed in a new book by a royal insider, Philip had an inscription carved...

Genetics of the tree of life

Baobab trees can live for more than a thousand years and provide food, livestock fodder, medicinal compounds, and raw materials. Scientists counted the significant tree's chromosomes -- information critical for conservation, agricultural improvement, and further genetic work. The African baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) is called the tree of life. Baobab trees can live for more than a thousand years and...

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