Heading out to nightclubs may be thought of by many as a hobby that is only meant for the young, but one West Bromwich DJ is showing the world that it’s all about being young at heart that really counts.
Albert Taylor is now 87 years of age, but his advancing years have done nothing to suppress his appetite for great music and getting people dancing, as he continues to spin the discs at many venues around the West Midlands.
Thought to be the oldest DJ in the country, Albert provides the soundtrack for hundreds of similarly spritely revellers across the area, with his most regular gig being at the Goldfield Court housing complex, where he has also just hosted a Valentine’s Day disco.
An 81-year-old man from near Warrington in Cheshire has hailed the results of a Commons vote that brings gay marriage a step closer to being enshrined in law, saying that he ‘never thought’ such a day would come in his lifetime.
Retired hospital administration worker James Daniels was sent to prison for nine months for engaging in homosexual activity when he was 18 years old, before the act was legalised in 1967, and has recalled how he and others he knew were ‘abused by the police’ and ‘treated like dirt’ on a regular basis.
Now, however, Daniels has spoken of his delight about the extent to which social attitudes have changed over the last few decades, saying that he is proud of the ‘wonderful freedom’ that can now be enjoyed by gay citizens throughout the UK.
A couple who made national headlines when they married in 2005 have renewed their wedding vows seven years on in a bid to prove to critics that their love ‘has no barriers’.
Simon and Edna Martin were aged 32 and 70 respectively when they tied the knot after first meeting at an organ concert in 2003, with some of their friends and family questioning whether the union would go the distance.
Now, however, the couple say that they love each other ‘more than ever’, and still both enjoy active and full lifestyles, which includes the regular holding of cinema and theatre events at their home in the town of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.