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Shaping Up: Try five of the best weight-loss exercises

One of the most effective ways to lose weight is to include full body, multiple joint exercises into your workouts.

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Chicken and broccoli bake.

Recipe of the week: Chicken and broccoli bake

This is one of my favourite recipes from Indy Power’s Little Green Spoon cook book. It’s a classic comfort food. It makes the perfect dinner, but it also tastes great as leftovers the next day too.

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Can I claim carer’s allowance if I’m on other benefits?

Can I claim carer’s allowance if I’m on other benefits?

Q. My wife and I are in receipt of our state pensions and a small amount from Pension Credit.

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Allotments and gardening can help people keep fit.

Gardening: Growing the movement – National Allotments Week

It’s National Allotments Week and the theme is Growing the Movement, paying tribute to the voluntary association management committees, plot-holder volunteers and councils managing, creating, developing and safeguarding sites.

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You could save 300 a year by switching energy suppliers.

Do you have the energy to switch utility companies?

Every time an energy company raises its prices, my phone doesn’t stop ringing!

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Are you earning enough interest on your savings?

Are you earning enough interest on your savings?

Savings rates are on the up. Yet it’s not time to whoop and holler just yet.

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There are ways to avoid paying over the odds for tickets for sold-out gigs.

How not to be ripped off over gig tickets in the great rock 'n' roll swindle

Going to a gig is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Be it the Proms or Little Mix, fans will sit for hours on phone lines or websites to get their hands on tickets.

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There are ways to avoid your children racking up big mobile phone bills.

How to avoid your kids ringing up big mobile phone bills

Mobile phones plus children can equal a big bill shock for parents.

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Trisha Paytas enters the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Herfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 1, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ CBB. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Richard Ord: If you’re sweating, you’re doing it wrong – the first rule of my Ordinary Bloke’s Work-Out Video

I returned home from seven days in Spain last week topping the scales at a whopping 12 stone. At just 4ft 3ins tall, it’s a cause for concern.

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Queuing traffic on the A19.

If the A19 is no ‘death gauntlet’ then the Department of Transport needs to produce the evidence

Five days into our A19 safety campaign and we’ve already racked up 500 signatures on our online petition and received the backing of the police ... but there’s been little noise from the Department of Transport..

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Get the court to draw up a Prohibited Steps Order.

Legal Eagle: Protecting your children during a divorce

My ex-husband and I separated just over a year ago. I told him I want to get divorced and he has been very difficult.

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Allergies such as hayfever can be a real pain.

Why allergies are a problem not to be sniffed at

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

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Wearing an ill-fitting bra can be bad for your posture.

Nine everyday things which can be bad for your posture and your health

Long hours at a desk, slouching over laptops, lugging half our worldly belongings around in a handbag...
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Budgeting well can help you make it through the holidays without blowing all your cash.

How good budgeting can help you save money for the school holidays

The school summer holidays are a tough time financially for families.
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It's easy to end up paying over the odds for car hire on holiday.

Eight ways to avoid falling victim to a holiday car hire con

The past few weeks have been filled with horror stories about car hire traumas abroad.

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Taking a selfie.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Social media has a lot to answer for

This week I’ve been in full TV prep mode as we launch into filming series six of Chatty Lasses.

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Benefits Expert: Why some couples cannot claim Universal Credit

Q. I was made redundant a couple of months ago and I made a claim for Employment and Support Allowance which has been getting paid at £73.10 per week. 
I also claim Personal Independence Payment at the standard rate for daily living. 
My husband has now also lost his job and we are looking to find out what we can claim together.
 I have read about Universal Credit, but I was told that couples cannot claim this where I live.

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The common moth, Tineola bisselliella.

Gardening: The garden plants which can tackle a moth problem

Is your home suffering a moth infestation? If so, you’re not alone – moth numbers have soared this year, thanks to a combination of a mild winter and warm spring.

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On the waterfront: Maisie was first at new quay

On the waterfront: Maisie was first at new quay

In 1934, a sailing ship with a fascinating history was the first vessel to use the new deep-water Corporation Quay – almost three weeks ahead of its inauguration for trading purposes.

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