Allergies and how you can protect your family from them

From peanuts to pollen and dairy to dust mites, I see lots of people concerned about an allergy in the family, particularly when it comes to children.

From drab shed to tropical paradise - Fiona Fisk (Floral Pavilion Co-ordinator for Harrogate Flower Show) unlocks the new Secret Sheds attraction.

Gardening: Look out for special deals at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

The Harrogate Spring and Autumn Flower Shows are the highlights of my gardening year, rated the best horticultural events in the country by Which?.


How Universal Credit will affect a lone parent - a benefits expert explains

Q. I have read a lot about Universal Credit and I know that everyone will have to claim it eventually.

A service to mark Workers Memorial Day in Hartlepool.

Mike Hill MP: Treatment of Windrush migrants is ‘national disgrace’

I agree entirely with David Lammy, MP, when he said that the threat of deportation of children born to people invited to our shores in 1948 from Commonwealth Countries, because of failures in the system to recognise them as UK citizens, is a national disgrace.

Captain Scarlet.

Richard Ord: No strings attached? Pull the other one!

There was a school of thought that TV reached its lowest point when viewers tuned in to watch other people watching telly.

The law to protecting your home from an intruder.

Legal Eagle: How much force can you use to protect your home from burglars?

Q: I am totally confused. How much force is a person allowed to use to protect their own home from burglars or other intruders?

Am I doing anything wrong by renting privately?

Why am I being investigated over Housing Benefit claim?

Q. I have been renting a house from my ex-boyfriend’s father for three years. My ex-boyfriend never lived here with me, I have always lived here with just my two children.

A healthy diet is one way to stay fit and well.

10 simple steps you can take to improve your health

There are lots of easy ways you can improve your health. Here's my top 10 tips.

Asiatic lilies Bouquet Mixed in a shade of orange.

Gardening: Tips on growing lilies that are ideal for garden pots

Lilies are up there with roses as people’s favourite flowers and they’re ideal for growing in pots.

Funding for Cleveland Police is down 39% in last seven years.

Mike Hill MP: Police cuts have an impact on public safety

I was at a residents’ meeting earlier this week in the Burn Valley Ward, where one of the subjects raised was the noticeable lack of a visible police presence on the streets.

Sly Stallone advertising bread. Would that be shortbread then?

Richard Ord: My lookalike dreams are in tatters

My dream of a lucrative career in the world of celebrity lookalikes has hit a snag.

Aches and pains can be a part of an active lifestyle and ageing.

Seven ways to cope with aches and pains as you get older

Minor aches and pains can often be part of an active lifestyle and ageing, but it can affect your life on a daily basis.

Last year's choice, Pastiche.

Gardening: Why sunflowers are ideal for children and beginners

Sunflowers are one of my all-time favourites, so I’m growing three varieties this year for a long season of colour.

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill

Mike Hill: It is an absolute disgrace that our NHS is in such dire straits

There is no doubt about it, the NHS is in a right old state.

Winged messenger of doom

Richard Ord: For the love of God, seagulls and tattoos

With families, don’t you find that the brown stuff hurls itself at the whirring fan blades when you’re at your most relaxed?

How to appeal against a crown court verdict.

Legal Eagle: How to appeal against a guilty court verdict

Q: My daughter was recently found guilty following trial at the Crown Court, but my family do not agree with the outcome. We want her to appeal the conviction and sentence. What can we do?

Dahlia Bishops Children in pink.

Gardening: Time to sow half-hardy annuals for the season

There’s zero planning in my choice of half-hardy annuals this year, which is apparent from the complete lack of colour scheme.

Stress appears in many forms and can have a huge impact on your long-term health.

Are you suffering from stress? Here's some expert advice on how to cope

Stress is a big part of life and can interfere with everyday activities. It appears in many forms and have a huge impact on your long-term health, not to mention affect your relationships with friends, family and colleagues.

Mike Hill with Stephen Hammond, head of English Martyrs.

Mike Hill MP: Clearly everything is not going well as Brexit approaches

According to the song by Alanis Morissette: ‘Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you think everything’s OK and everything’s going right’.

Cameron Bancroft of Australia talks to the umpire on the third day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands. Picture: AP/Halden Krog

Richard Ord: Of cricket cheats and parenting – sportsmanship begins at home

My youngest son, Isaac, will often pull me up and claim that I love Bradley, his older brother, more than I love him.

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