Pitstone mum Becky Wiggins has been used as a case study by Skipton Building Society whose new research says 2.7 million parents in the UK are taking on the financial burden of supporting their grown-up children into later life. With an increasing number of older children returning home to mum and dad, 72% of parents admitted that household expenditure increased as a result, but just 41% say that they charge their adult children any rent to live at home.Office of National Statistics figures reveal there has already been a 6% rise in 18-30-year olds living with their parents since 2007, indicating that parents may be putting their own savings aspirations onto the backburner.The figures identified show that for those parents that do charge rent, £123 per month is the magic number.With UK private monthly rent currently averaging £943 per calendar month, moving home offers some significant savings opportunities for young people.Becky, 48, founder of parenting blog, English Mum, … [Read more...] about Why a Pitstone mum believes parents should charge their offspring rent if they return to live at home
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Cosmo Landesman 9 June 2018 9:00 AM 9 June 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp I originally thought of calling this piece: ‘Kindness is the New Rock ’n’ Roll’ — but only as a joke. And then I discovered that the rock band Peace have a new album out called Kindness is the New Rock’n’Roll. And they aren’t joking. Actually, it might be more accurate to say that kindness is the new mindfulness; but there’s already an offspring of the two that has been dubbed kindfulness. Suddenly, kindness is cool. And hot (or so zeitgeist-watchers keep telling me). Look in the self-help or personal-growth section of any book store — or on Amazon — and you will find numerous books with titles such as Kindness: The Little Thing That Matters Most and The Language of Kindness, Christie Watson’s bestselling memoir of her life as a nurse in the NHS. Newspaper headlines frequently tell us … [Read more...] about Let’s get real. Kindness is not going to save you – or the world
0 Have your say As Sting prepares to open his new musical in Edinburgh, he tells Janet Christie about growing up, community spirit and visits from his late father It’s a cold winter’s day and Sting slides out of a minivan with blacked-out windows, wearing yoga trousers and a navy fisherman’s jumper. He pads quickly across the cobbles into Leith Dockers Club past a line of fans queuing to watch him perform a mini preview of songs from his debut musical, The Last Ship. It’s an incongruous setting for the multi-millionaire musician universally known by his sole moniker, a small social club in the heart of Leith, yet it’s entirely appropriate for a show inspired by the closure of the shipyard in Wallsend, Sting’s home town. With the last ship built in the Leith yards rolling down the slipway in 1983/4 and Swan Hunter closing its gates in Wallsend a decade later, both places are inextricably linked with shipbuilding and the effects of its … [Read more...] about Interview: Sting on bringing his debut musical to Scotland
BEING one of Michael Jackson's older brothers, Tito Jackson was one of legendary Motown band The Jackson 5. The musician then spawned another family band with his own offspring. Here's what we know about Tito... Who is Tito Jackson, how old is he and what is his background? Tito Jackson, born Toriano Adaryll Jackson, is a 64-year-old musician - best-known for singing with The Jacksons and The Jackson 5. One of ten children, he is the third son of Joe and Katherine Jackson, who was a Jehovah's Witness - and he is the brother of the late Michael Jackson. His other siblings (from oldest to youngest) are Maureen, Sigmund, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Brandon, Steven, Janet and Joh'Vonnie. Tito and his family grew up in Gary, Indiana - and his instinct to play his dad's guitar aged ten was what kicked off the family's journey to musical stardom. Joe bought Tito his own guitar after catching him playing his, and soon after he organised Tito and his brothers Jackie and … [Read more...] about How old is Tito Jackson, what happened to his wife Delores Martes and who are his children and siblings?
With grandparents who were not only avid fans of Elvis Presley but actually became good friends with him and stayed at Graceland as his guests, it’s not really surprising that Notts firefighter Andy Quinn has a passion for music. Known as ‘The Singing Fireman’ after his spectacular vocal performance on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC television, Andy became an overnight sensation. But despite the massive influence of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in his family background, Andy, 37, from Heanor, has a very different taste in music. “Elvis isn’t really my era,” he explains. “My real love is musical theatre, from classic shows like Oklahoma and South Pacific to the likes of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chess and newest of all, Dear Evan Hanson, currently a phenomenal success on Broadway.” Since he brought the house down with his fabulous version of Bring him Home from Les Mis in front of 2,500 people at … [Read more...] about Notts firefighter from Michael McIntyre show to release debut album