15 November 2018 Bursary winner practices high-altitude medicine

An Oddfellows Educational Award has helped fund an invaluable trip to South America for a final year student doctor from Burton upon Trent. She got in touch to share her incredible experience and give thanks to the Oddfellows for their financial support.

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15 October 2018 Five perfect page turners, plus the chance to win one!

We’re giving you the lowdown on the top five best-selling books of 2018 so far, according to High Street book seller WHSmith. And to celebrate the wonders of reading, we’re giving away a copy of the best-selling book so far, Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. *T&Cs apply.

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11 October 2018 Quick Guide to Dementia Support

Alzheimer’s Society research found that dementia is one of the most feared and misunderstood health conditions. Often, the implications of living with dementia are either overestimated or underestimated and assumptions are made that it is not possible to live independently with the condition.

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20 September 2018

Travel the world... Strictly style!

Let your love of Strictly Come Dancing take you places! Whether you’re an armchair fan or love a twirl around the dance floor, take your passion for a foxtrot to another level by combining it with a spot of globe-trotting.

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5 October 2018 Top tips to save money on train travel

Do you remember the 80s slogan 'Let the train take the strain'? It’s still true today that train travel can be a welcome break from the hassles of driving or, for those who don’t own a car, it’s a convenient way of getting from A to B. But train fares aren’t cheap and they’re expected to rise a further 3.5% in 2019.

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2 October 2018 BLOG: Five ways to keep your friendship strong

You’ve probably spent hours discussing the meaning of life, chuckled at the thought of your favourite pastimes, and shared details about yourself you never thought you would. And, while our friends may frustrate us at times, you’ve come to the conclusion that you couldn’t live without them.

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27 June 2018 Treat yourself to a youth hostel stay

The idea of staying at a youth hostel might make you shudder in horror. Aren’t they just for teenagers and students: stark, dormitory-type buildings with strict wardens, sleeping bags and chores to do? Think again.

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