OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA firefighter who transformed a drab old bungalow from rack and ruin into an incredible dream home has told how it consumed 18 months of his life and inspired a new career.James Stuart lived in the shell of the dated 1950s bungalow after gutting it to start afresh, spending bone chilling nights with nothing but a tiny heater and microwave to get him through.After 18 months of sweat, hard work and determination, the massive valuation of his dream home was such a shock it inspired the firefighter of 15 years to launch another career alongside his public service heroics.And the 37 year old, who is also a trophy winning bodybuilder, has some top tips for others looking to achieve the renovation dream.At the beginning he was almost overawed at the task that lay ahead of him. Using the fire station for a hot shower, having a hot meal at my mum “I lived and breathed it every day, they were long days.”The house, in Thornes Moor Road, Wakefield, had been owned by an elderly couple before it went to rack and ruin, and is quite distinctive locally for being situated on a large plot.James had to take the whole structure back to its walls, replacing and updating all the fittings.(Image: James Stuart)And it was not until he found out the valuation that he realised just how much reward he could get for his hard work and began to see a new life opening up for himself.”I kind of thought I can give up the chance for that money,” James explained.”I could have found a new career.
The Wykeham chair of physics, which was established in 1900, will now be known as the Tencent Wykeham chair in honour of the Chinese computing giant. The move was described as “very unwise” and “grotesque” by MPs given the allegations of the tech firm’s connection to China’s security apparatus. Experts today expressed further concern at Tencent’s relationship with another leading British institution after it emerged that the BBC has signed a string of deals with the Chinese company since 2016 to co produce a litany of the broadcaster’s flagship shows, including Sir David’s Blue Planet II..
But competition may be more critical to long term success when it comes to achieving fitness goals than previously thought, according to a new study to be published in the journal Preventative Medicine Reports from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. And while of course we’re talking “friendly competition” the emphasis should be more on the competition part than the friendly part, according to the research. Competition via social media is a much greater source of motivation for exercise than friendly support, which according to the research, can actually make you less likely to the hit gym.