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Del Boy steps in to save Nelson Mandela house from demolition

Entertainment
The Only Fools and Horses hero wants the real-life block of flats that was home to the show's colourful characters to be listed and preserved.The building, Harlech Tower in Ealing, west London, is set to be knocked down and turned into a £1billion flats complex. Sir David agrees with outraged fans of the BBC sitcom who say the piece of British TV history should be saved from the diggers.He said: "Of course I do [want it listed], but they're not going to listen to me are they? What a shame."It was probably of its time, that's why we used it, it was great."There are plans for 1,950 homes to be initially built on the site, with more than 3,000 more planned.Meanwhile, the 78-year-old actor revealed he was prepared to reprise his role as the cheeky wheeler-dealer for a new Only Fools musi...
NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

Health
NHS bosses in England say a new 10-year plan could save up to 500,000 lives by focusing on prevention.GPs, mental health and community care will get the biggest funding increases.The aim is to curb the reliance on hospitals, which will get a smaller cut of the budget - leading some doctors to warn they were facing a "near-on impossible task."The plans also include DNA testing for children with cancer, and other young people with a rare genetic disorder.Society of Acute Medicine president Dr Nick Scriven said he was "staggered" by the plans given the problems facing hospitals.Many trusts are missing all three key waiting time targets for A&E, cancer care and routine operations, and are struggling to balance the books. If you can't see the NHS Trac...
Can 'Super Saturday' save Christmas?

Can 'Super Saturday' save Christmas?

Business
Retailers hoping for a last-minute rush of Christmas shoppers on "Super Saturday" may be disappointed as trade looked set to peak before the weekend.Springboard said footfall rose by 10.4% between Thursday and Friday.Based on historical data when Christmas Day fell earlier in the week, Friday is the busiest day as people tend to use Saturday to travel.Nevertheless, firms like Hammerson expect two million people to visit its shopping centres this weekend."There's always an uptick in footfall at this time of the year, as shoppers start to worry about whether online orders will be delivered in time for the big day," said Mark Bourgeois, UK & Ireland managing director at Hammerson, whose shopping centres include the Bullring in Birmingham and London's Bre...

To save Social Security, we need to make it 'hip' with millennials

Finance
Survey after survey reveals that millennials are resigned to the idea that Social Security, as we know it, might not be there by the time they reach retirement age. According to a Transamerica survey, 81 percent of millennials polled believe this to be true. This is in contrast to a 2011 survey, which found that only about 50 percent of millennials at that time didn't feel they would receive Social Security upon retirement. It's safe to say that Social Security is facing an impending funding shortfall that threatens to cripple the future financial security of countless Americans. The reality is that Social Security can be sec...
Exactly How Long You Can Save Your Favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers

Exactly How Long You Can Save Your Favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers

Health
Ah, Thanksgiving—the holiday filled with family, warm and fuzzy feelings, football, and food. Lots of food. OK, mostly just food. (Just kidding, Mom.)In all seriousness, a 2013 Harris Interactive poll revealed that food truly does define Thanksgiving for most Americans—and that for 65% of them, eating leftovers is even more important than the meal itself. But if you don't safely store your leftovers, you'll be spending Black Friday hunched over your toilet bowl instead of scouting deals at the mall. Follow the guide below for storing all your favorites from your Thanksgiving feast. (And if you do wind up with food poisoning, here's how to recover.) ...