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Finance

State pension age change could affect your free bus pass eligibility – check now

The free bus pass is available for people when they reach state pension age, which is currently 66. However under Government proposals, the state pension age may change in the upcoming years. This would mean that millions of older people would be waiting longer to access this vital benefit. Millions of pensioners look forward to […]

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Finance

Is it illegal not to pay your energy bills? How boycott could affect you

The move, the organisation said, would bring energy firms “to the table” and “force them to end this crisis”. Don’t Pay UK estimates that 70,000 people have signed up so far, thanks to burgeoning local networks in cities like Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Sheffield. But consumer groups have warned that cancelling direct debits […]

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Finance

State pension age changes may affect bus passes and free prescriptions

A free bus pass is an important entitlement for millions of older people in getting out and about. It can assist individuals with getting to doctor’s appointments, doing the weekly shopping and seeing family and friends. People can get a free bus pass at the age of 60 in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London. […]

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Science

How Does My Environment Affect My Vasculitis Symptoms? | ANCA…

I’ve always been an avid reader, with a focus on Victorian English and American literature in my younger years. In those tales, there seemed to be a common theme of the family sending an invalid relative to the seaside to recover from a chronic illness. Often those invalids would spend many weeks or months there […]

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Travel

UK Heatwave: How the weather could affect top holiday destinations – ‘Avoid’

Britain is likely to face its hottest day on record this week as it’s blasted by a heatwave. But as climate change affects Europe, how will holiday destinations be impacted? Vanishing beaches As climate change causes sea levels to rise, some of Europe’s most popular beaches are under threat of disappearing. Spain’s Balearic islands are […]

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Technology

BBC announces TV channel change that will affect Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media users

The BBC has revealed a big TV channel shake-up which will affect Freeview, Freesat, Virgin Media, Sky TV and iPlayer users. The iconic British broadcaster has announced that it will be changing how the BBC News channel works. The current BBC News channel is being scrapped in favour of a new one which combines the […]

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Health

Eyesight: Drink loved by the nation may ‘affect your vision’ as you age, experts warn

According to Specsavers, having “overall good health” can prevent your eyesight from getting worse sooner than it might. But more specifically the retail chain warns against drinking too much alcohol in order to look after your vision. It says: “A bad diet, smoking or excessive alcohol consumption may all affect your vision. “Also, getting enough […]

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Health

Statins: The side effect that can affect walking within six months ‘of the first use’

High cholesterol contributes to the furring of the arteries which leads to heart attacks and other major cardiac events. Fortunately, statins prevent the deposit of fatty molecules inside arteries. In some cases, however, unsteadiness in walking has been reported among patients. Compliance with statin therapy has remained problematic due to the drug’s undesirable side effects. […]

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Health

Expert shares ‘worst thing you can do’ during extreme heatwave – ‘can affect anyone’

Appearing on BBC Breakfast earlier today, Dr Smith was joined by Dr Helen Wall to bring the latest advice and tips to Brits to stay healthy during the extreme weather. With both experts admitting to enjoying the hot weather, they also went on to say that this unprecedented heat wave will also bring with it a […]

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Pets

House fires affect 500,000 pets per year. Here’s how to protect your dog or cat.

An Horry County firefighter removes a frightened dog from a house fire at 505 Garden Drive on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Homeowner, Andrew Lee, said he noticed the fire in his garage and got his family safely out of the home. Firefighters found his dog “Lily” hiding under the couch and got her safely out […]