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Amid new fears over rising fuel costs, have you had your heating on yet?

THE largest-ever campaign to help people across Teesside to stay safe and warm in their homes during the cold weather will be launched next week.

More than 25,000 people in the UK die each year from the cold due to either faulty heating or because worries about the cost of fuel force them to turn their heating down to unsafe levels or because they use cheaper and less safe forms of heating which can cause fires.

Campaign chiefs say many of these people are in the most vulnerable groups, such as older people, single parents with children, people with disabilities or mental health issues and those with a long-term illness.

The campaign, Stay Safe & Warm, will be launched at hospitals across Teesside next week.

Today’s question asks: Amid new fears over rising fuel costs, have you had your heating on yet?