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Emma Lewell-Buck MP: Hostile policy to immigration and asylum seekers must end

Recently many of you will have read or seen the latest scandal to hit the headlines regarding the Government’s treatment of Commonwealth and British citizens known as the ‘Windrush Generation’.

News
Captain Scarlet.

Richard Ord: No strings attached? Pull the other one!

There was a school of thought that TV reached its lowest point when viewers tuned in to watch other people watching telly.

News
The law to protecting your home from an intruder.

Legal Eagle: How much force can you use to protect your home from burglars?

Q: I am totally confused. How much force is a person allowed to use to protect their own home from burglars or other intruders?

Crime
Am I doing anything wrong by renting privately?

Why am I being investigated over Housing Benefit claim?

Q. I have been renting a house from my ex-boyfriend’s father for three years. My ex-boyfriend never lived here with me, I have always lived here with just my two children.

Opinion
A healthy diet is one way to stay fit and well.

10 simple steps you can take to improve your health

There are lots of easy ways you can improve your health. Here's my top 10 tips.

Opinion
Asiatic lilies Bouquet Mixed in a shade of orange.

Gardening: Tips on growing lilies that are ideal for garden pots

Lilies are up there with roses as people’s favourite flowers and they’re ideal for growing in pots.

Lifestyle
Prime Minister Theresa May.

Stephen Hepburn MP: Theresa May the ‘Mr Bumble of Downing Street’

The Conservatives will kick down the doors of workers encouraged to buy a house.

Opinion
Sly Stallone advertising bread. Would that be shortbread then?

Richard Ord: My lookalike dreams are in tatters

My dream of a lucrative career in the world of celebrity lookalikes has hit a snag.

Opinion
Aches and pains can be a part of an active lifestyle and ageing.

Seven ways to cope with aches and pains as you get older

Minor aches and pains can often be part of an active lifestyle and ageing, but it can affect your life on a daily basis.

Opinion
Last year's choice, Pastiche.

Gardening: Why sunflowers are ideal for children and beginners

Sunflowers are one of my all-time favourites, so I’m growing three varieties this year for a long season of colour.

Lifestyle
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

Emma Lewell-Buck MP: Facebook data breach highlights that our data laws are 15 years out of date

It was recently revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested in a major data breach. Some of this data was apparently then used to create targeted political Facebook ads for the Brexit campaign.

Politics
Winged messenger of doom

Richard Ord: For the love of God, seagulls and tattoos

With families, don’t you find that the brown stuff hurls itself at the whirring fan blades when you’re at your most relaxed?

Opinion
How to appeal against a crown court verdict.

Legal Eagle: How to appeal against a guilty court verdict

Q: My daughter was recently found guilty following trial at the Crown Court, but my family do not agree with the outcome. We want her to appeal the conviction and sentence. What can we do?

Opinion
Dahlia Bishops Children in pink.

Gardening: Time to sow half-hardy annuals for the season

There’s zero planning in my choice of half-hardy annuals this year, which is apparent from the complete lack of colour scheme.

Lifestyle
Stress appears in many forms and can have a huge impact on your long-term health.

Are you suffering from stress? Here's some expert advice on how to cope

Stress is a big part of life and can interfere with everyday activities. It appears in many forms and have a huge impact on your long-term health, not to mention affect your relationships with friends, family and colleagues.

Opinion
School meals.

Stephen Hepburn MP: The benefits system is straight out of Oliver Twist

Here on South Tyneside the Children’s Society warns the Tories are taking food out of the mouths of 1,700 school pupils from low income families.

News
Cameron Bancroft of Australia talks to the umpire on the third day of the third cricket test between South Africa and Australia at Newlands. Picture: AP/Halden Krog

Richard Ord: Of cricket cheats and parenting – sportsmanship begins at home

My youngest son, Isaac, will often pull me up and claim that I love Bradley, his older brother, more than I love him.

Opinion
Sneezing is one of the signs you're allergic to your pets.

Don’t let man’s best friend get up your nose this Easter

Easter is a great excuse to spend time with loved ones – and that includes our furry friends too!

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Will a property being in my name have an affect on benefits I can claim?

Q. I bought my mother’s property around 10 years ago when working full-time. She is 87 and still lives there, but it is in my name.

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Sungold truss.

Gardening: Still time to sow cherry tomatoes despite conditions

Like most of us, I’m way behind my usual schedule of sowing, thanks to the terrible weather.

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