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    Frozen Out: Fuel poverty hits thousands of UK families

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    Thousands of British families are feeling the chill, stuck below the poverty line and unable to meet soaring energy bills. And it is having an impact on the next generation, which has slipped through the government net for heating handouts.

    ­Boiling the kettle for tea -- this is something that single mother of four Julie Henry cannot afford to do very often.

    Hers is one of 800,000 families in the UK living in "fuel poverty" -- struggling to pay for heating and electricity. In the last three years, she says her bill has doubled, and it is a constant juggling act.

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