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How to get help paying your fuel bills

Q. As winter is now upon us I keep hearing from friends and neighbours about support they get towards their fuel bills from various sources.
I’m currently getting Income Support, I am aged 35, a single parent and have two children aged five and two.
I also get Housing Benefit and live in a Housing Association property, my rent does not include anything towards fuel bills. Am I entitled to any sort of help?

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Incontinence can be caused by stress.

Health advice: Don't suffer with incontinence in silence

Despite the potentially debilitating impact and embarrassment of living with incontinence, it’s important to know that you are not alone and that help is available.

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You can't beat a good quality pair of earphones to use while you're working out,

10 festive gifts for the fitness fanatic in your life

In the last week, I’ve had three of my PT clients’ partners asking me, “What can I buy for her for Christmas now that she is a fitness freak”?

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Christmas pudding energy bites.

Recipe of the week: Christmas pudding energy bites

These little beauties are a great snack to have at hand so that you can have a little treat without ruining your diet, and without feeling left out from all of the Christmas treats on offer.

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A decorated Christmas tree.

Gardening: Making your Christmas tree last well beyond the festivities

A real tree or an artificial one? It’s an argument that’s gone on in our house for many years – the other half doesn’t want the bother of the needles, putting it up and disposing of its corpse.

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Are you missing out on hidden council tax benefits?

Vulnerable people in society are missing out on a council tax discount worth £100s or £1000s – as little is known about it, and some councils are giving out misinformation.

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Many people have complained about the way the care home system works.

Why we're taking on the care business and how you can help

It was only two months ago that Which? launched our Care Needs Care Now campaign to raise awareness about the potential future shortfall of care home beds and already there’s been significant action.

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Jetting off to warmer climes is increasingly popular for Christmas.

Six things to remember when booking last-minute Christmas holidays

I bet you’re all a bit sick of Christmas stories right! Fancy a getaway instead?

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High heels can cause back problems.

Feeling Great: What not to wear to the Christmas party

OK, I know I’ve wrote about Christmas parties already recently, but it’s different this time!

Health
Nurses deserve a pay rise.

Mike Hill MP: The way we are treating our nurses shames this Government

With the government totally bogged down in a Brexit quagmire of epic proportions, you could be forgiven for thinking that the needs of the country have been put on hold. Well, they haven’t as far as the Labour opposition is concerned

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Our columnist talks about teenage parties.

Richard Ord: The perils of a teenage party

Our eldest son turned 17 and asked if he could have a party with his friends at our house.

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Hospital.

Legal Eagle: Lessons must be learnt in maternity negligence

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS in England must do better at learning from mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth in the UK.

Health
Our columnist fears that promises over cutting baby deaths have been made before.

Legal Eagle: Lessons must be learnt in maternity negligence

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS in England must do better at learning from mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth in the UK.

Health
Being positive is the first step towards getting in shape.

How simply being positive can help you get in shape

What’s the point of being negative? It gets you nowhere. It does you no good whatsoever!

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Chicken tikka masala.

Recipe of the week: Slow cooker chicken tikka

Slow cookers recipes are brilliant at this time of year.

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Advice on benefits in the short term.

Can I make a short-term claim for Universal Credit?

Q. My employment contract is due to end in January and I won’t start my next contract until March. Is there anything that I can claim short-term between placements?

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Time lapse of Amaryllis flower.

Gardening: Make sure plants for gifts are sound and disease free

It’s that time of year again – stores that have absolutely no knowledge of selling or looking after plants are full of them – is there any wonder so many of them die after being given as gifts at Christmas?

Lifestyle
You may be likely to go shopping, or spend your hard-earned cash, to reward yourself on a good day.

What sort of spender are you? See if you recognise yourself

Ever wondered why you’re always scraping the last of your pennies together a week before payday?

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If youve paid for an item to be delivered by Santa Claus direct, or pre-wrapped, you wont necessarily know if something is awry until Christmas Day.

Do you know how to avoid a delivery disaster this Christmas?

It’s December. A crazy month of Christmas dos, school plays, decorating, entertaining - and getting the shopping done.
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Broadband firms can advertise on a headline speed that only 10 per cent of customers actually get.

Some good news about broadband which you might have missed

An announcement has just been made which might just make your Christmas if you’re having broadband problems.

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