PUBLISHED: 14:32 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:32 16 August 2018 Jo Malone Stephen Williams and Francesca Easter of Ashtons Legal. Picture Dave Richardson BIGPHATPHOTOS Living together or planning to get married - why wouldn’t you talk about money? Each person needs to make a full and frank disclosure of thier financial situation. Picture Getty ImagesUntangling the web of who gets what if a couple separates can be almost unbearably complicated.What happens to the money parents lent to help their child buy a house?If they want it paying back, do both halves of the couple owe money or just their child?If the house is sold, is the parents’ money part of their child’s share?Each partner will discuss the agreement with their own solicitor. Picture Getty ImagesIf one half of the couple brought considerably more money to the household, will it be considered ‘joint’ money to be shared evenly if they split?What about his collection of … [Read more...] about When should you get a living together agreement?
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26 Jul From the section Get Inspired Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/44576129 Read more about sharing. Matt Hampson was too busy taking inspiration from his own 'Get Busy Living' mantra to succumb to a near deadly combination of pancreatitis and pneumonia.But he was perilously close to missing out on seeing his dream realised.Thirteen years after Hampson was left paralysed from the neck down by his own catastrophic sporting injury, the unique Get Busy Living Centre offering total support to those in a similar situation is up and running.However, Hampson's brainchild was so nearly his parting gift."It was tough," Hampson, 33, told BBC East Midlands Today in a typically understated way when recalling the illness and "knock-on" effect of pneumonia that very almost killed him last December."I … [Read more...] about Matt Hampson: How Get Busy Living Centre helped keep ex-Leicester Tigers player alive
Across the concourse, everywhere I saw swiping fingers and a blur of texting thumbs, flickering eyes a perfect reflection of an underlying mental restlessness. There was a time when the people across from me on the train would be reading, chatting or resting in a dazed half-dream as their eyes trawled the passing landscape. But now almost every head is bowed into its tiny arc of uncannily bright light, a pale up-glow on their faces. No wandering daydreams across a passing countryside for this lot. And not for me either, with these seven-second voids in my life to be filled quick before something else takes their place. So what could that something be? What is this pressure to fill our minds with information, data and images? Part of it is simple habit. I started biting my nails aged six simply because I saw a girl I fancied biting hers. With repetition, it became a near-impossible-to-break habit that took months to eliminate. The seduction of a new message laid out in the silky glow … [Read more...] about Is it possible to make your brain smarter? Expert reveals how our busy lives can affect our brain health
When Amazon.com Inc. bought Whole Foods almost a year ago, Ocado Group Plc was one of the few retailers to see its shares go up.That's because there were hopes the internet behemoth could swallow up the British online grocer, too.But the deal actually had another impact on Ocado. It made supermarkets around the world quake at the thought of Amazon's online grocery rampage. They turned to Ocado to help them fend off the threat.After a series of smaller tie-ups, the company has announced the big one: a partnership with Kroger Co., the second biggest U.S. grocer after Walmart Inc. This has been a long time coming – it’s been chasing a deal with a major American supermarket for much of the last five years.This partnership, which will see Kroger license Ocado’s technology to expand its own home-delivery business, could include construction of up to 20 distribution centers over the first five years. This puts it on a completely different scale to Ocado's … [Read more...] about Ocado Gets to Live Its American Dream
Based at the Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield, in Clifton, the newly launched Spine Centre Bristol provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for a range of spinal conditions affecting the neck and back. In addition to a multi-disciplinary team of consultant pain specialists, spinal orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, radiologists, spinal physiotherapy and specialist nursing, the Nuffield Health Recovery Plus programme uniquely offers extended post-operative physiotherapy support. Provided at the two Bristol Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres, this aspect of the Spine Centre Bristol ensures a smooth recovery and promotes long-term health. Mr Nitin Patel, consultant spinal neurosurgeon, explains: “The majority of patients with spinal conditions improve with non-surgical treatment through specialist physiotherapy, pain management or steroid injection treatment, combined with patient education about exercise and injury prevention. Patients who fail to … [Read more...] about The new Bristol Spine Centre that’s helping people get their lives back