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Loneliness tips from 90-year-old published

Tips to combat loneliness written by a 90-year-old man have been published by a council.

Derek Taylor felt isolated and alone after the deaths of his partner and sister.

"The older you get, the less people seem to contact you... and I thought what can I do to stop being lonely," he said.

His tips, which include having local coffee clubs and being in more contact with neighbours, have been distributed by Manchester City Council.