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10 first aid essentials for your family holiday

With summer in full swing, chances are that lots of fun and adventures are on the cards for kids and adults alike.

Health
Keep your eyes peeled for the red lily beetle.

Gardening: Why you need to beware red lily beetles

Watch out if you’re a lover of lilies – red lily beetles are out in force this year.

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Stephen Hepburn: Tories are wrong about the NHS

Stephen Hepburn: Tories are wrong about the NHS

Theresa May’s disastrous two years in office have been defined by a series of U-turns and stumbling from one disaster to the next.

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Richard Ord: The advancing art of nightclub deception

Richard Ord: The advancing art of nightclub deception

Are you sure you’re old enough to drink son?”

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Legal Eagle: The rules around being forced to go into care

Legal Eagle: The rules around being forced to go into care

My elderly father has dementia. He was recently admitted to hospital. He had carers going in to his home four times per day but he was reluctant to let them in and wasn’t eating and drinking properly or taking his medication.

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The long window wall packed with plants.

Gardening: Logistics result in giving peat-free grow bags a miss

While it’s good to see more peat-free grow bags on the market, I’ve decided to give them a miss this year.

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The Prime Minister answers questions in Parliament. Picture by PA Wire.

Emma Lewell-Buck MP: ‘This country’s biggest risk is this Government’

This week has been yet another where Westminster is consumed with Brexit, debates these debates were not about blocking or trying to frustrate Brexit, the matter of Parliament voting to leave the EU, which I voted for, was decided back in March 2017.

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What are your hopes for the World Cup?

Richard Ord: Paying the penalty for years of hurt

There is only one way to watch England in the World Cup and that’s through the eyes of your children... or the fog of drink.

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Legal Eagle: Why there must be ‘blame’ if you don’t want to wait for a divorce

My husband and I are wanting to get divorced. We have been married for 10 years but we simply don’t love each other anymore.

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Compensation after a workplace accident.

Will I have to repay benefits if I receive compensation for a workplace injury?

Q. I suffered an injury at work and brought a claim against my employer. The claim looks like it will be settled, but my solicitor recently sent me a copy of a letter from the Compensation Recovery Unit.
This has a list of benefits I’ve been paid and I’m worried I’m going to have to repay my benefits.

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NatureUp! Basic Set Vertical. Picture by GARDENA

Gardening: Perfect Father’s Day gifts for a dad who enjoys his gardening

Forget socks, tie and beer for Father’s Day – if he’s a gardener, go for one of the top-notch products here – from under a tenner to, er, a lot more (get siblings to chip in) …

Lifestyle
You can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by living a healthy lifestyle.

Five ways you can help keep Type 2 diabetes at bay

National Diabetes Week, which begins tomorrow, is a time in the calendar to raise awareness of the condition and fund the inspiring work done by Diabetes UK.

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A Northern Rail service.

Stephen Hepburn MP: ‘Don’t blame staff for chaos on our railways’

Every day up here we see why trains should be owned and run by the people of Great Britain.

Transport
Pastel power? Michael Portillo's colourful dress sense.

Richard Ord: Achtung! He wears the wrong trousers

“Like your new trousers dad,” my 17-year-old commented. The fact he was tearing his eyes away from Netflix suggested he must be impressed.

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Hay fever can be awful for those who suffer from it.

Suffering the sneezes this summer? How you can tackle hay fever

Hay fever can ruin summer for many people – if you’re a sufferer, it can be hard to avoid the triggers for this allergic condition. However, there is plenty you can do.

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Mill on the Floss rose. Picture by David Austin Roses

Gardening: Chelsea debut for three new beauties in the rose garden

Three new roses made their debut at last month’s Chelsea Flower Show and they’re real beauties.

Lifestyle
Benefits Expert: Disability living allowance, carer payments and housing benefit

Benefits Expert: Disability living allowance, carer payments and housing benefit

Q. My son is 16 and a full-time student. He has received a letter telling us that he can no longer claim Disability Living Allowance and he should make a claim for Personal Independence Payment.

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South Tyneside Hospital

Emma Lewell-Buck: Why I was proud to host hospital campaigners

Last Wednesday, I proudly welcomed nearly 40 representatives from the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign (SSTHC) to Westminster.

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The porbeagle shark caught near Whitby in June last year. Picture: Rich Cope of Mistress Sea Angling - mistress-whitby.co.uk.

Richard Ord: Evolution? Animals have it in the bag!

“Would you like a bag?”

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Benefits Expert: How a son or daughter moving back home can affect your Universal Credit

Q. My 21-year-old daughter has moved back home for a while and my Universal Credit has been reduced.

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