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Choosing an early education or childcare provider

It is important to think about what you and your child need when looking for an early education and childcare provider. The questions below have been designed as an example of things you might want to consider; you might have different or additional questions you wish to ask. …

Choosing care services

Choosing your care services can be a daunting prospect. There are many care options available, but which kind of support is right for you? Think about what you get most out of in life. You may have particular interests that you want to keep up,…

Choosing sports shoes and trainers

Sports shoes are probably the most important piece of fitness equipment you'll buy, so it's vital to pick the right pair. There are big differences in the way various sports shoes support your feet. This means it's not good for your feet if you play football…

Christmas leftovers recipe ideas

From turkey to Christmas pudding, check out these recipe ideas from Love Food Hate Waste for creative ways to use up your Christmas meal leftovers. Turkey leftovers Leftover poultry such as turkey, goose, chicken or duck can be used in a variety of ways, from sandwiches and stir…

Christmas on your own

Ideas for getting into the festive spirit and keeping healthy if you're on your own over Christmas. If you're on your own over the Christmas break, there's plenty you can do to get into the festive cheer. With these tips from Mind and a bit…

Citrus chicken

A zesty dish, not to be confused with our lemon chicken recipe. Try serving this with brown rice and some green beans. Serves: 2 Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 tsp sunflower oil ½ onion, finely chopped 1 chicken breast 1 dessert spoon wholemeal flour ½ red pepper, sliced…

Cocaine addiction: get help

If cocaine is damaging your relationships, work, money situation or health you can get help to stop on the NHS. You don't have to be taking cocaine, or crack cocaine, every day to be addicted to it. One sign of addiction is that you have tried…

Cold or flu?

Flu is not a "bad cold". Each year, thousands of people die of complications after catching the flu. Find out how colds and flu differ. Colds and flu share some of the same symptoms (cough, sore throat), but are caused by different viruses. Flu can be much…

Combined pill

The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called "the pill". It contains artificial versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries. At a glance: the combined pill   How the combined pill works   What to do…

Coming out

Coming out is when someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual tells the people around them about their sexuality. This can be difficult and people may worry that others will treat them differently once they know. Even though it can be scary, most people feel that…
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