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Can students continue to claim other benefits?

Q. I have been thinking about going back to full-time education, but I am worried about claiming student finance and not being able to support myself financially.

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Avocado is among the superfoods you should eat as part of a healthy diet.

Shaping Up: Five ‘superfoods’ you should eat regularly

‘Superfood’ is the latest buzzword in the world of health. You’ve probably seen or heard it a lot recently.

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Acai powder.

Recipe of the week: Raspberry acai smoothie bowl

This is my favourite breakfast at the minute.

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Graham Low doing his 777 workout.

Shaping Up: Can you handle our 777 workout?

Complete seven rounds of the seven exercises below with no rest in between.

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Carrot Speedo F1. Picture by Mr Fothergill's

Gardening: The top vegetables to select for the 2018 growing season

It’s great when the new catalogues come in and you can sit curled up in a chair, pondering over what you’re going to grow next season.

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There are steps you can take to maintaining healthy eyes.

Why it's important to focus on having good eyesight

It’s National Eye Health Week, whose aim is to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests.

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Spending hours at a desk can leave you in real pain.

How to avoid long hours at a desk becoming a real pain

Spending long hours at a desk are taking a toll on the nation’s backs - but you can take steps to offset the damage.

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Nuisance callers can be harmful, particularly when theyre from fraudsters who are targeting the elderly and vulnerable.

What you can do to stop nuisance callers

Did you know that the original meaning of the word “nuisance” is “to harm”?

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Beware of investing in virtual currency such as Bitcoins.

Why you should steer clear of 'get-rich-quick' virtual currency offers on your Facebook feed

What do Floyd Mayweather, Paris Hilton and Burger King all have in common, and what on earth do they have to do with your finances?

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Finding ways to help people express themselves in a way that makes them feel good is more important than you might think.

How to find the right tone to make sure your complaint is listened to

No matter how hard you try, it’s often the things that you don’t expect that have the biggest impact.

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Volunteers and members of the Rossall Beach Residents and Community Group take part in a beach clean

Emma Lewell-Buck MP: We must do more to protect our coastline

One of the jewels in South Shields’ crown is its stunning coastline. From the award winning stretches of golden sands backed with dunes at Sandhaven and Littlehaven Beaches to the dramatic rocky coves of Marsden Bay and The Leas.

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Rio Ferdinand during the press conference at York Hall, London. Picture: PA.

Richard Ord: Boxing clever? More like ‘boxing stupid!’

Former Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand announced this week that he is ready to ‘walk the walk’ as he bids to step into the professional boxing ring.

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This week our legal expert gives advice on Child Protection Plans.

What happens when a Child Protection Plan is drawn up?

Q: Social Services have informed me that, as of today, my twins aged 8 have been made subject to a Child Protection Plan - I do not know what this means.

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Legal eagle: Twins on Child Protection Plan

Legal eagle: Twins on Child Protection Plan

Social Services have informed me that as of today, my twins aged 8 have been made subject to a Child Protection Plan - I do not know what this means. Will my children ever be taken off the Child Protection Plan? Should I get in touch with a Solicitor at this stage? Would there be Legal Aid available to me as I am a single mother receiving benefits? Would you be able to provide me with some advice regarding Child Protection as I don’t really understand it as I’ve done nothing wrong?

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Your coffee intake could be preventing you losing weight.

Is drinking too much coffee stopping you losing weight?

Autumn is just around the corner and the coffee shops are starting to sell their pumpkin spice lattes, pecan lattes and salted caramel cappuccinos.

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A healthy pumpkin spice latte.

Recipe of the week: Healthy pumpkin spiced latte

I’ve just told you that your favourite pumpkin spiced latte is full of sugar, and may be preventing you from losing weight.

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Graham Low doing his workout.

Shaping Up: Try this 20-minute high intensity workout

This high intensity interval training session only lasts 20 minutes, but it’s sure to give you a good challenge!

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A bee on lavender flowers.

Gardening: How to encourage bees back into the garden

Not cutting your lawn and planting foxgloves are the two most popular things to do to encourage bees into the garden, according to a survey.

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Martin Lewis: Have you been Plevined? The new twist in the PPI tale

Have you been Plevined?

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James Walker: How to keep the books balanced now the schools are back

Can you believe it’s September already?
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