‘I come to the library to keep warm’: Norfolk residents battling fuel poverty

Downham Market library is a lifeline for older and vulnerable people needing somewhere warm to pass time without spending money

Every weekday Andrew Murkin comes to Downham Market library for books, wifi and – most importantly – warmth.

Murkin, who is 63 and receives disability benefits, lives in a bungalow in the Norfolk town and as his energy bills rose this winter he decided to heat only one room for two hours a day.

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Fuel poverty, Cost of living crisis, Business, Society, Poverty, Energy bills, Household bills, Family finances, Social exclusion, Money, Consumer affairs, Older people, Norfolk, UK news UK news | The Guardian

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