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Richard Ord: Why GCSE exams should be held in winter

Summer! Could they pick a worse time of year than the summer to hold exams?

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Courts can grant a non-molestation order

Legal Eagle: Seeking protection from court

I am currently in proceedings for my children having contact with their Dad.

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Courts can grant a non-molestation order

Legal Eagle: Seeking protection from court

I am currently in proceedings for my children having contact with their Dad. I have been representing myself in proceedings and I have been doing handovers myself. More recently these have been taking place outside my home. Last week my ex started to pull up outside my house and ring me, asking me where I was and what I was wearing. He was driving round the streets where I live.Due to his behaviour I was wary of him and had a friend round at the collection time. When he arrived, he barged into the house and broke my front door. He began shouting at me and pinned me up against the wall by my throat. My friend called the police and they removed him. I’m really scared and don’t know what to do, the children were home and they are scared too.

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Advice from our Benefits Expert regarding Income Support.

Benefits Expert: Applying for Income Support

Q. My partner had a serious accident last month and needs assistance. She has applied for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), but we know she can’t be paid until 3 months after the accident. I am on Jobseeker’s Allowance, but I can’t look for work as much as I should as I need to help her, but I am worried that my claim will be sanctioned.

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Graham takes part in one of his own boot camps.

Shaping Up: If you’ve fallen back in the winter, it’s time to spring forward

If you haven’t met your weight loss or fitness targets over the winter months, don’t beat yourself up about it.

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Would you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Would you recognise the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women, with 7,000 cases diagnosed every year.

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Head-lice are horrible - but can the treatments be harmful to children?

Family life: Can head-lice products harm children?

Q: I’ve read that a French study has shown some pesticide-based head-lice products could lead to behavioural problems in children.

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A carbon monoxide alarm could save the lives of your family. Pic:PA/thinkstockphotos.

The cheap safety device which could save your family's life

British parents spend hundreds of pounds on safety features to protect their children - yet new research reveals a third of them fail to invest in a cheap device that could save their child’s life.

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Finding the right footwear is important for your feet.

Steps to success: How runners can avoid injury while training

It's the time of year when many amateur runners are taking to the streets in training for marathons and half-marathons.

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You might be able to claim a refund if your flight is delayed. Pic: PA.

James Walker: What you can do when airlines let you down

Flight delays can be caused by lots of problems – anything from sudden snowstorms, foggy mornings or even the occasional disobedient volcano.

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George Osborne

Iain Wright: Osborne should stand down as MP

Being a Member of Parliament is an enormous honour and privilege. Nobody should consider the role in an off-hand or flippant manner, least of all the 650 individuals, including me, who are very fortunate to make up the House of Commons in Parliament.

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Websites can generate different prices for goods or services, depending on where your IP address reveals you are based.

Alex Neill: Are you paying too much for your online buys?

No one likes to be feel as if they’re being discriminated against.
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Isaac back from skiing

Richard Ord: Smells like teen spirit, or their underpants!

“If you could travel back in time and be any age you wanted,” my 16-year-old son asked, “what age would you choose?”

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Billy Galey
   Souter lighthouse

Feeling great: Five great places to go walking

Spring is one of my favourite times of year. You can’t beat the feeling that spring puts in the air, especially after what feels like a long, cold winter.

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Legal Eagle: Restricting access to justice

Legal Eagle: Restricting access to justice

In June 2015 the Department of Health announced that it proposed via the Ministry of Justice to bring in a “fixed recoverable costs” regime for clinical negligence cases.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Make social media work for you

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Make social media work for you

It’s been a busy one on the social media front this week, as I’ve been out and about delivering my social media workshop to businesses in the region.

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You could be due a payout if you were mis-sold PPI.

Martin Lewis: Why it’s worth checking if you were mis-sold PPI

The UK’s biggest ever financial scam wasn’t done by dodgy blokes in back alleys, but by bankers in pin stripe.

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Are clubcards worth having?

Alex Neil: Are loyalty cards worth having?

Nectar, Clubcard, Advantage Card, Bonus Card - our purses and wallets are full of plastic cards promising us all sorts of offers and goodies should we spend enough in store and collect the points.

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A melon, cucumber and lime smoothie.

Shaping Up: Five ways you can increase your fruit and veg intake

Fruit and veg is a hot topic in the health and fitness world at the moment.

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Graham takes part in one of his own boot camps.

Shaping Up: Try this workout to get fit in seven days

Try this seven-day challenge to improve your fitness quickly …

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