By David Newble
Friday, March 1, 2013
THE ISLE of Wight is the retirement capital of Britain, with 42 per cent of residents claiming state pension, according to figures published by insurance giant LV.
The second most popular retirement destination in Britain is Bexhill and Battle in East Sussex with 34 per cent claiming state pensions. All the country’s coastal areas score highly as retirement hot spots.
In contrast, the areas with the lowest number of retirees are all urban. The London constituency of Poplar and Limehouse is the least popular with just over nine per cent of its population claiming the state pension.
Research among people of working age by LV also shows that pensioners of the future are less likely to put their feet up by the sea, favouring more active retirements closer to more facilities instead.
Last month the Isle of Wight was named as the dinosaur capital of Britain by the Natural History Museum.
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by Mike Crowe
4th March 2013, at 11:09:34
A driver was taken to court for driving 'too slowly'. It was flung out. There is no minimum speed limit that a driver must maintain.
by kevin froment
4th March 2013, at 09:26:33
lee does have a point, when i had to drive to earn my living i used to dread using the "quick" routes because you always ended up stuck behind someone, not always an older person, doing less than half the speed limit, as has been said they are maximum speeds but they are also considered the safest speed allowed on that stretch of road, if you cant drive at that speed safely, you shouldnt be on that stretch of road
by Lee Majors
3rd March 2013, at 16:37:29
James, is there an echo?
by James McAdder
3rd March 2013, at 16:04:15
"I never drive faster than I can see."So around 671,081,000 mph, then?Though it does depend on your point of view.
3rd March 2013, at 14:54:19
Peter, I have a plan, I am going to go everywhere in reverse.
by Peter Islander
3rd March 2013, at 13:33:53
All our speed differences will become a thing of the past when the roads PFI starts. We'll all be stuck behind something!
3rd March 2013, at 13:19:58
David I also drive the mainland, traffic tail backs on motorways stretching back miles, no problem for me, BUT stuck behind Mr Doddery going across the downs road at 12mph, nightmare, there is no need for it, they will make the roads safer if they caught the bus.
by david wright
3rd March 2013, at 13:07:40
Lee, I understand you frustration but it is not just here that there are drivers who hold you up it is everywhere! I regularly drive on the mainland and it is no different there so really you just need to accept it as the way it is and or adapt your times and routes to try and avoid the blockade. Really your blood pressure will not be good otherwise think like the caramel bunny and slow down and chill!
3rd March 2013, at 12:26:40
Neil, I imagine it is less than 30mph BUT ONLY BECAUSE of the slow drivers in front of me! This is the point I am trying to make, they are wasting my life away due only to their own incompetence! Mike, Thanks, will see you on another discussion subject where I hope we can remain friends! David, again, I am patient, tolerant, BUT everyday I am held up, would not be so bad if it was once a week, or once a month, but it is every day, sometimes two or three times a day, how would you feel if I was your postman, you were waiting for important packages/letters/doctors letters etc, and I normally get to you at 9am, yet the day you are waiting for possible life changing news, I am held up by Miss Daisy at 4 mph and do not get to you until 10.30am! I imagine you will be as stressed as me. As I said, I drive to my own ability and have NEVER had an accident which was caused by my bad driving, I have always been hit while stationary at junctions!
3rd March 2013, at 12:16:45
""Mike, no, everyone is capable of being good.It just uses a bit of common sense. ""Like I said, you have a problem, not everybody is as good as you.I will accept that I am not as good as you.End of conversationHave a good life.
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