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Why couples who train together stay together

We’ve all heard that sickening phrase ‘couples who train together, stay together’, and unfortunately for single people there seems to be some truth in it.

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Rose Generation Jardin. Picture by Woolmans

Gardening: Hanging basket lovers in for a treat with blooms

Begonia and hanging basket lovers are in for a treat with the fragrant Sweet Pearl Cascade, a cascading variety launched for this season.

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Do you know which painkiller is best for your needs?

Do you know which painkillers are best to give you maximum relief?

Instant pain relief is something our ancestors could only have dreamed of, but that doesn’t make modern painkillers a risk-free magic wand.

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Always seek advice when making claims.

Will the end of my Disability Living Allowance leave me high and dry?

Q. I have been claiming Disability Living Allowance, but have received a letter inviting me to apply for Personal Independence Payment.

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Running has a number of benefits.

Feeling Great: Tips to get you out a ‘running rut’

Now January is over, I’ve heard a lot of people mention in the clinic – especially since starting off the year with being more active – is that most new runners fall into is something that is called a ‘running rut’. Has this ever happened to you?

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill

Mike Hill MP: Good to see elderly people being cared for in Hartlepool

It truly is good news that more and more of our elderly citizens in need of care are being looked after in Hartlepool, and are not being placed in residential homes outside of town.

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Richard Ord: When you can tell it’s real because it looks to fake

“You can tell it’s real because it looks so fake.”

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How to avoid the pitfalls when you're booking a bargain holiday

Across the nation, there’s been a collective sigh of relief in the last few weeks as the first payday of 2018 arrived. It’s such a long time to wait in January, isn’t it?

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Benefits Expert: How changes will affect your mortgage support

We are currently getting a lot of questions from people about changes to the Government’s help with mortgages at our drop-in service, so I thought I would try and clarify it for people.

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Creamy mustard chicken.

Recipe of the week: Creamy mustard chicken

This is a fairly straightforward recipe for a delightful creamy mustard chicken dish.

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Health advice from Dr Alexandra Phelan ahead of Valentine's Day.

Health advice: Share affection, not infection, this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day in the calendar, however the potential health implications of this passionate time of year can concern doctors and it’s worth taking time to think about the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Suggestions from trainer Graham Low on how to mix up your training programme.

Shaping Up: Five ways to mix up your training programme

Last week I started taking part in a new yoga class. It’s completely different from the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that I’m used to doing, but it’s really important to mix your training up.

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Suncherry has a superb flavour.

Gardening: Cherry picking the best tomatoes to grow this year

If saving money and the best flavour is why you want to grow tomatoes this year, you really can’t beat cherry varieties.

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Concerns over hospital parking charges. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Mike Hill MP: All hospital car parking should be free of charge

It was a cold, dark evening in Lancashire in February 2016 and black ice covered the car park of Fairfield Hospital in Bury.

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Richard Ord: The number is up for ‘walk-on’ beauties

Richard Ord: The number is up for ‘walk-on’ beauties

“I’m all for women’s liberation, just as long as they don’t enforce it.”

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Ham and egg curried noddles.

Recipe of the week: Ham and egg curried noodles

This is one of the meals I included in the New Year Shred detox programme.

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Our Benefits Expert answers your questions.

Benefits Expert: The complex law around Personal Independence Payments

Q. I have just seen a news report about a court case concerning disability benefits.

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Why antibiotics aren't  the answer for winter coughs and colds

Why antibiotics aren't the answer for winter coughs and colds

A lot of people are still battling winter coughs and colds, which means a lot of patients are wanting antibiotics to treat their illness.

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New Year Shred with East Coast Fitness.

Four ways to keep your health on track

Last week marked the end of my online New Year Shred programme.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill, right, with former world canoeing champion and Olympic coach David Train.

Mike Hill MP: Is ‘Hartlepool Health Village’ name a red herring?

When is a council house not a council house? Sounds like a daft question, but it’s not.

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