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
A wrestler from Dewsbury quickly making his way on the professional scene has spoken about his whirlwind route to the top rope. Amir Jordan travels the country performing to audiences of thousands. Having given up a career in the international banking industry to follow his dream of performing in the ring, the former high-flyer went to a six-month training camp in Canada.And now four years on, the 28-year-old says he is living the dream and has absolutely no regrets.“It was something I always wanted to try, it was always in my mind,” he said, “but it’s obviously not a regular career path.“I was sat there at 24, in the job I was in, living in London, having lived in New York with all this life experience, but I just couldn’t see myself doing it for 20 or 25 years. I didn’t want to get to the age of 50 with any regrets, so I went for it.”Amir moved to Calgary in Canada, telling his family he had gone there in a banking role. The son of a … [Read more...] about Dewsbury’s professional wrestler is busy living his dream
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