As wind drives rain almost parallel to the wet earth on a bitterly cold February afternoon in the East Midlands, the Get Busy Living Centre represents a bright and bubbly hub of activity. The building, converted from a derelict aeroplane hangar, stands in the middle of rolling fields outside Melton Mowbray, opened last October. It is named after Matt Hampson’s personal mantra. Coined from a line by Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins’ character in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, the Get Busy Living message reflects Hampson’s seemingly indomitable attitude in the wake of a scrummaging accident with England Under-21 in 2005 that left him paralysed from the neck down. Almost 14 years on from that catastrophic... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Inside Matt Hampson’s Get Busy Living Centre: ‘We empower people so their wheelchair does not define them’
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Sooty, the nation’s favourite yellow bear, is back on the road with a new live show. He is heading for Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre for performances of Sooty’s Magic Show on February 23 at 11am and 2.30pm. Children will be amazed by impossible tricks, astounded at Sooty’s flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage! Sooty’s television pal Richard Cadell said: “This is Sooty doing what he does best – magic. So the audience can expect to be saying “Izzy whizzy let’s get busy” a great deal! Sooty will be performing some amazing tricks including sawing a lady in half, floating a child fromthe audience and making it snow! “Performing live is what we love most. Of course,making the television show is a lot of fun but Sooty has always been at his best in front of a live audience where he can make not only the children laugh, but all the adults too. Plus after each … [Read more...] about Izzy whizzy, Sooty gets busy creating magic in live show
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?
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