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Ukrainian pensioner takes out Russian tank column as he arms himself with grenades

The 72-year-old Afghan War veteran of the Afghan War described the moment he saw a big column of Russian troops approaching him, in his hometown of Bucha, north Ukraine. Valentyn Didkovskiy explained how he began to prepare his grades and his launcher,  and then went on to discuss the moment he began to hit the […]

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Finance

Pensioner, 88, switches broadband and was hit with bailiff nightmare – The Crusader

In fact she had jumped too soon and her two-year contract had two more months to run. But unaware, then confusion set in and the seeds were sown for big trouble, the kind it’s worth others heeding. ++ If you’ve been affected by this issue or feel you’ve been a victim of injustice, please contact […]

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Business

Pensioner reveals how she helped smuggle the Beatles out of Portsmouth and dodge a baying mob of fans

Now, the former head housekeeper of Queens Hotel has recalled her extraordinary role in smuggling out the Beatles from the venue almost six decades ago. Maureen Main led mega stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr out of a back entrance of the hotel as Beatlemania was at its height in the […]

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Finance

Lloyds bank scam warning as pensioner, 80, told £1,000 is gone from account – ‘So cruel!’

The woman’s daughter, Tina Cooney, contacted the bank after her mum received a phone call to say that money had been taken out. She told the group over Twitter: “Hi my elderly mum has had a phone call to say 1000 has been taken from her account. “I can’t get into her app as it’s […]

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Finance

‘In bits!’ Vulnerable pensioner targeted for £10,000 in cruel phone scam

The man, who remains anonymous, was contacted out of the blue by someone claiming to be from a telecommunications company. As the man’s computer had been “running slow” for a while, he was easily hooked in by the scammer’s claim that there had been a fault which needed to be fixed. The elderly gentleman was […]

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Finance

‘Going to change my life’: Pensioner in tears after boss gives her £16k towards retirement

Viewers of Channel 4’s Undercover Boss USA saw the president of the discount store reward Carol a sales lead associate, for being such a hard worker and persevering even when things were tough in her life. Undercover Boss USA shows the journey of bosses who go in disguise among their own staff to see where […]

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UK

Murder probe launched after pensioner found dead at home

Emergency services dashed to an address in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, yesterday morning to find the alleged victim, in his 80s, lifeless. A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, Greater Manchester Police confirmed today.  He remains in custody to be questioned by detectives, Manchester Evening News reports. Photographs taken yesterday near the address […]

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Finance

‘No way to clear debt’ Pensioner ‘frightened’ to discover he owes £3,485 for energy bills

On BBC Money Box, pensioner James got in touch to discuss how frightening his situation is to him and he “can’t afford to do anything else”. Families on a low income face more than a quarter of the money they have left after paying their mortgage or rent on energy bills from April next year. […]

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UK

Thieves snatch cash from pensioner after pretending to carry his bags

The unsuspecting victim, in his 70s, was targeted by two men who pretended to help him but instead reached inside his bag and took cash. Police in Smethwick, West Midlands, have now released images of two people they want to speak to in connection with the incident. The theft happened in the French Walls area of the town […]

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Finance

‘MSE can’t help anymore!’ Martin Lewis despairs for pensioner over energy bill crisis

The Money Saving Expert admitted he “can’t help anymore” as households across Britain might be in for an even bigger shock than expected this winter after one of the country’s premier energy consultancies warned of steeper bill rises. Pensioner John in Dorset explained to Martin Lewis how he is being affected by the cost of […]