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Government cuts affecting the most vulnerable
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Government cuts affecting the most vulnerable

If you can, imagine a life in which you desperately needed support to gain your independence and that support is completely unavailable or unaffordable. This may soon be the case […]

Middlesbrough Council Proposes 2% Council Tax Rise
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Middlesbrough Council Proposes 2% Council Tax Rise

Middlesbrough Council has proposed a rise in council tax by 2% after  discussions were held about its budget for the next three years. The council’s spending review was discussed at a […]

How proposed welfare cuts would harm thousands of British families: The mother of a baby with Cystic Fibrosis explains how important state support is
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How proposed welfare cuts would harm thousands of British families: The mother of a baby with Cystic Fibrosis explains how important state support is

AT THE end of March it was revealed that the Conservative Party were planning to cut £12bn from the welfare budget. The information, which was leaked to the BBC, included taxing disability […]

Hartlepool food bank continues to grow as hard-up families struggle
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Hartlepool food bank continues to grow as hard-up families struggle

  A HARTLEPOOL food bank is continuing to grow as families in the town struggle to make ends meet. The Trussell Trust food bank on Church Street hands out over […]

One on one with a modern day football fan
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One on one with a modern day football fan

In today’s society it is often hard for us to justify the money we spend on luxuries in life such as going out for food, buying new clothes or gadgets, […]

A Disabled Student Speaks Out Against the Government Cuts
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A Disabled Student Speaks Out Against the Government Cuts

A TEESSIDE university student has hit out against the new Government plans to cut benefits. Emma Dorée, 19, is under threat of losing her car if she loses her benefits. As […]