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The Choice Blog is a place where we will post interesting places, events, ideas and things that we've noticed whilst putting the magazine together. They may be things that will develop into stories or justa great cafe that we called in at on a trip that we though we'd share with you. Please share and comment on social media please.

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Renting on the rise for over 50s

Renting in retirement has helped Keith and Teresa Davy afford travel and a lovely location. The couple, both in their seventies, rent their home in the much sought-after seaside resort of Bournemouth. They previously owned a retirement flat in Torquay but they weren't happy there. They also wanted to free up money to travel.

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Your Views: Sympathy for 'snowflakes'

I'm sure I'm not alone in finding the recent TV series The Looming Tower compelling viewing. It traced the events that let up to the shocking events of 9/11 and how, but for a series of appalling blunders by the US government and its intelligence agencies, the attacks could have been prevented. But they did happen and we are still living with the consequences. 

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Neil Patrick: Grounded by the agony of air travel

If you're flying away to foreign parts this month, to have a happy holiday. Me? I'm earthbound this summer- and for the foreseeable future. This reason: After decades of regularly taking to the skies, my love of flying has come down with a bump. What was once a magical experience has lost its appeal. Flying makes me grumpy nowadays, having finally seen through that proverb about it being better to travel hopefully than to arrive. 

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Editors Letter: Who said history was boring?

More than 500 years since that fateful day, August 22, 1485, when King Richard III became the last English King to die in battle, people are still getting wound up over his reputation. Was he a ruthless, murdering rogue who ordered the deaths of the Princes in the Tower and seied the kingdom? Or was he a reforming king who improved the conditions of the poor, imprived property laws and came down hard on criminals?

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