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Benefits Going Abroad

The UK benefit system is not perfect, I think we can all agree on that, but it’s not all bad either. There are people who need and are entitled to benefits to help cover the costs of living and are receiving this financial help. There are others who need and are entitled to benefits to […]

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How to reduce food waste

In the UK as in other parts of the world, millions of tons of edible food are being wasted. There are schemes in place to reduce wastage, but there is more to be done. Wasted food is wasted money and an additional strain on waste resources. I have a few suggestions for reducing waste food […]

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Teamwork in Politics

State Visit to the UK What exactly are people protesting about when it comes to Donald Trump’s visit to the UK? Firstly it isn’t Donald Trump visiting the UK it is the President elect of the United States of America. Whatever people think about Donald Trump as an individual is irrelevant here. The United States […]

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Is this what’s meant by a ‘Woman’s prerogative?’

I think most people have heard the saying ‘it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind’. But my partner seems to be taking this to the extreme lately. We moved into a rental bungalow around 12 months ago. It had just been refurbished with neutral (read magnolia) on the walls and beige carpets put down […]

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NHS Patient Experience

Back injury I was unfortunate enough to hurt my back at work in March 2019, or to be more precise the damage I had been doing to my back over the years accumulated to the point when my back cried – STOP! This is a short record of my NHS patient experience. I bravely soldiered […]

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Right to Roam UK

What is right to roam UK? The right to roam sometimes referred to as right of access is an act within the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW). CRoW amended the law relating to public rights of way along with those laws relating to conservation of nature and the protection of wildlife. The […]

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Birth Tourism

A visitor to TWITWAY brought this to my attention recently so I have been doing a bit of research. Firstly, what is Birth Tourism? It is a term to describe expectant mothers living outside of the UK, travelling here to have their babies in NHS maternity units for free. The NHS is our National Health […]

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Addicted to Compliments

Have you noticed how society seems addicted to compliments? Someone cooks a bowl of pasta, posts a picture on social media and waits for everyone to tell them how amazing they are! There literally is no limits to what people expect praise for today. Putting on makeup, finishing homework, doing the washing up, walking the […]

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Living with Invisible Disability

What is an Invisible Disability? These are disabilities, injuries, illnesses or conditions that impact on the sufferers life but are not obvious to other people. This can be very frustrating for the sufferer and others around them. Although distressing for all sufferers it can be particularly so for those of school or working age. Sufferers […]

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The cyber bully and the ‘Trojan Horse’

What is a ‘Trojan Horse’? After a fruitless 10 year siege between the Greeks and the independent city of Troy the Greeks came up with a plan. The Greeks built a huge wooden horse, left it outside of the gates to Troy and then sailed away. The inhabitants of Troy saw the Greeks sail away […]