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Shelter urges the Government to help cut the number of house repossessions, a debt advice charity says increasing numbers of older people are struggling to manage their finances and health and safety fears stop fundraisers baking cakes for their local hospital.

Shelter has called on the Government to put pressure on lenders and the courts to cut house repossessions.
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Debt advice charity the Consumer Credit Counselling Service has said that increasing numbers of consumers over 40- are struggling to manage their debts.
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Volunteers at a hospital in Cumbria have been banned from baking cakes to raise funds because of health and safety fears.
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The Isle of Man branch of Victim Support has reported a 35 per cent increase in the number of people using its services.
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