Pensioner benefits going unclaimed worth £11,400 as state pension triple lock on hold – and how to claim

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of benefits, perks and discounts are going unclaimed in retirement. Pensioners could be getting extra help on top of their state pension, which is set to rise less than expected next year. The government has paused the triple lock which is usually used to calculate the annual amount the state pension will rise by. Instead a

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All The Sleep Benefits You Get From Doing Dry January

People do Dry January for a host of reasons: giving their wallets a break, reducing hangovers after a heady holiday season, or even just feeling sober-curious. If you’re considering trying Dry January, you may experience benefits in an unexpected area: sleep. According to experts, drinking alcohol before bed can substantially change your sleep patterns, messing with the amount of deep

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Rapist and benefits cheat who used fake National Lottery ticket to claim £2.5m jackpot jailed for nine years – The Sun

A CONVICTED rapist was today jailed for nine years after using a fake ticket to claim a £2.5m Lottery jackpot. Conman Edward Putman, 54, pretended he had found the ticket under the seat of his van before cashing in the 2009 prize. St Albans Crown Court had previously heard he had conspired with friend Giles Knibbs – who worked in

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From extra benefits to council grants – 7 ways to get help if you can't afford to pay your rent

ALMOST five million households in England struggle to pay bills due to "unaffordable" living costs, according to a new report. Of those facing "affordability issues", two million are tenants in privately rented homes who are most at risk of "housing stress", research by the Affordable Housing Commission found. Meanwhile, 1.3million social housing tenants also have trouble making ends meet. It's

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