A DAD whose son was left fighting for life after being punched in an unprovoked nightclub attack has told of his relief after the thug who hit him was jailed yesterday. Fitness fanatic Ben Pennington, 30, was floored by a single blow from stranger Tony Parsons — and cracked his head on a bar top as he went down. He fell into a coma for days after the random club assault and surgeons had to remove part of his skull in a life-saving op to relieve pressure on his swelling brain. Devastated dad Mark Pennington posted heartbreaking photos of his ill son showing him laid up in a hospital bed surrounded by monitors and tubes. Now nearly two years after the October 2016 attack Mark has spoke out as yob Parsons, 29, is caged. Blasting his son's attacker for launching the unprovoked assault, Mark said: "This is what he does for fun". Parsons, of Darwen, Lancs, was yesterday jailed for three years and eight months after being found guilty of unlawful wounding following a trial at … [Read more...] about Dad’s relief as thug who left son, 30, in coma with single punch ‘just for fun’ in unprovoked nightclub attack caged
Fitness for fun
Kerry McClean: 'My granny couldn't get her head round my mum going on a run for fun ... and nor can I' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You'll have noticed from the posters popping up everywhere and the never-ending adverts on TV that Tom Cruise is back up on the big screen in the latest instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise. Now I know wee Tom has his faults (no one mention that jumping on the sofa moment because I'd take an embarrassed beamer on his behalf at the mere thought of it) but you can't slate him for the energy he puts into his films. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/kerry-mcclean-my-granny-couldnt-get-her-head-round-my-mum-going-on-a-run-for-fun-and-nor-can-i-37178601.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/article37178600.ece/c4d3e/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-08-04_lif_42976315_I1.JPG Email You'll have noticed from the posters popping up everywhere and the never-ending adverts on TV that Tom Cruise is back up on the big screen in the latest … [Read more...] about Kerry McClean: ‘My granny couldn’t get her head round my mum going on a run for fun … and nor can I’
Scholes celebrated its annual gala on last Saturday with a theme of Get Fit for Fun. The aim of the event is to raise funds for the general maintenance and operating costs of Scholes village hall. Andrew Saxton, retired Church Warden at St Phillips and who has lived in the village for over 45 years, opened the gala. For the first time ever Scholes also had a Gala King, Theo Ward, as well as the traditional gala Queen, Livedeep Mattharu, with William Watkinson and Lucas McQueen as Beefeaters and Gaia McLaughlin and Isla Guntree as Attendants, all pupils from Scholes Primary School. The Gala King and Queen toured the village. Other children in the village were presented with prizes as winners of competitions; the Short Story and Design a Fitness Park which were sponsored by WH Brown Estate Agents Crossgates. As well as the various stalls, entertainment was provided by Boston Spa School Soul Band, Gawthorpe Junior Brass Band, Scholes Skipping Club, Dance Floor 54 and Scholes School … [Read more...] about Scholes gets fit for fun
I read with great interest the “Special Report” by Graham Chalmers on The Stray and its fast growing commercial leisure use in recent years. Equally interesting were the comments made by our Council Leader Richard Cooper about “the people of Harrogate being lucky to have a wonderful area in the heart of the town for a picnic and the odd bit of outdoor sport” and the Stray Defence Association Chairperson Mrs Judith d’Arcy Thompson saying “All these activities must be within the strict terms of the Stray Act”. Well of course they are both absolutely right on those two points.However, we do seem to have a serious problem here that both the above parties ignore on a daily basis. The Stray Act 1985 is an act of Parliament put in place to protect and preserve the Stray. The Stray is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and is under the strict Stewardship of Harrogate Borough Council. This Act of Parliament is the law and as such HBC have a legal … [Read more...] about Letter: Why have 1985 Stray Act when it’s not fit for purpose?
A free six-day festival, focusing on food, fitness and fun, is to be held in Mansfield to coincide with the school holidays for Easter. It’s the second annual health and wellbeing festival organised by Mansfield District Council and it is aimed at the whole family.To take place from next Monday (April 9) to Saturday, April 14 at Mansfield Museum, the event hopes to help people make the right choices when it comes to healthy lifestyles.“Health and wellbeing is one of four priority areas for the council,” said Coun Andrew Tristram, portfolio holder for environment and wellbeing at the authority. “This festival is a great opportunity to highlight local activities and to encourage more people in the community to become active.”The event includes the chance to join a health walk around town, complete with a picnic at Carr Bank Park, and to learn all about sugar from an interactive ‘Sugar Scientists’ presentation.You can even try the latest fitness … [Read more...] about Mansfield Museum hosts festival of food, fitness and fun