FIFTY is the new 30! If you agree with that statement then you'll want to check out Mid-Life Vices, the Daily Echo's new supplement.

We've been talking to some of this area's most interesting and adventurous people. People who have chucked in the nine-to-five and decided to back-pack round the world. People who have undergone a dramatic career change, gone back to college or gone off to work as a volunteer abroad.

Whoever they are and whatever they do, they are people who are determined that their next 50 years won't be like the first 50.

The first issue of Mid-Life Vices, featuring swiming with sharks, bungee jumping and a 65-year-old triathlon champion, is only in today's Daily Echo...