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RICHARD ORD: A Jermain Defoe-style personal assistant would be just the business

Wanted: Personal assistant for a little-known newspaper columnist and father of two. Must have good sense of humour, thick skin and limited financial expectations...

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LEGAL EAGLE: Keeping a roof over your head in tough times

Are you struggling to pay your rent? Are you worried about losing your home? Have you been given notice of eviction?

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BENEFITS EXPERT: Benefits for those with disabilities

I recently contacted you about my son who has learning disabilities and works part-time and you asked if he received any benefit on account of his disability. I had not realised that there was such a benefit. Can you tell me more about it?

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RICHARD ORD: When soap-on-a-rope was the iPhone of its day

To disperse rioting students, I always felt water cannons alone weren’t enough. If the police really want to get students to vacate an area, they should add soap.

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LEGAL EAGLE: ‘My ex wants access to our baby son’

I have a four month old son with my ex-partner. We broke up when I was pregnant but I still put my ex-partner’s name on the birth certificate. I let my ex have contact with my son every Saturday for three hours but now he is asking for more contact.  

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