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OfgemCitizens Advice and energy regulator Ofgem have launched their Energy Best Deal campaign on-line.  Consumers are now just clicks away from getting impartial advice on how to keep the cost of energy as low as possible through energy efficiency and getting a better deal in the energy market.  Videos cover dealing with doorstep sales people, debt & disconnection, and getting help for consumers struggling to pay their energy bills.
Press release & links ~ Energy Best Deal
 
Directgov: Census collectors have started their house-to-house work, contacting householders in England & Wales who have so far not returned their 2011 census forms.  The 29,000 collectors will target the 7m households who have still not completed & returned their census questionnaires. All 2011 Census field staff wear photo identification badges and carry other visibly branded items.  Collectors will never ask anyone for bank account details.
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FCO: Even in the current economic climate, young people still have a strong desire to see the world with almost half of 11-18 year olds considering taking a gap year abroad after leaving school or college.  

To help teachers explain to students the importance of preparation before travel the Foreign Office has re-launched its 'Know Before You Go' resource, aiming to teach young adults how to travel safely. 
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FSAEverest Dairies is recalling some packs of certain brands of paneer cheese because the milk used to make the paneer might contain residues of veterinary medicines.  The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
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FSA: Following reports that radiation from Fukushima has been detected in the UK, the Food Standards Agency can confirm that ‘levels are far too low to cause any concerns over the safety of any food in the UK.
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ACE: Wood left over from the recently completed Velodrome in the Olympic Park is being donated to The Boat Project, an innovative London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project funded by Arts Council England, which is creating a 30-foot sea-faring boat from donated wooden objects of personal significance.
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