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From Busking to Hit Recording Artist to Busking – Wes Dolan

May 11, 2012

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By Jennifer King Mansfield town busker, Wes Dolan (31) recently returned to the streets of Mansfield to continue busking his way to fame despite having a record deal and making several television and film appearances. In 2010, He starred in the futuristic horror film The Plague and a number of his songs featured on its […]

‘Tombstoning’: an alternative hobby, a dangerous sport, a dive into the unknown.

May 11, 2012

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 Written by Verity MacGregor “The rush of adrenalin as I’m soaring through the air is incomparable to any other feeling. Those few seconds seem to last a lifetime as I’m free-falling.” Nick Stevenson-Steels, 21, from Chesterfield is a regular cliff jumper and can often be found at the Welsh Anglesey coast jumping from various cliff tops […]

A Wish for Megan Helping a 4-year-old Girl to Overcome the Challenges of Spina Bifida

May 11, 2012

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By Jennifer King Megan McLaughlin appears to be your average 4 year old girl.  She loves dressing up, looking at animals and playing with her little sister and brother.  The only visible difference between her and any other 4 year old becomes apparent when she moves. Megan was diagnosed with Spina Bifida when she was […]

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Cycle to Work Scheme Could it be Your Alternative Route?

May 10, 2012

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By Jennifer King With the new budget being announced in March, people began to worry about money and ever increasing taxes.  Although the price of petrol itself is not set to rise, everybody is looking for a way to save some money. Cycle to Work has been set in place to save cyclists money and […]

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Robert Shawes, “It’s relaxing, comfortable, and occasionally a little drafty, but naturism gives me the chance to express who I am. And it saves on the washing machine!”

May 10, 2012

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Written by Verity MacGregor You’re on a busy bus, pushing a trolley down a supermarket aisle, or walking through a crowded street when you realise. You have no clothes on. We’ve all had the dream, that panicked moment when you’re stark naked and have shown the world your most private parts. The reality is that you’re about […]

A buskers life changed by a cat named Bob.

May 7, 2012

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A buskers life changed by a cat named Bob.

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Parkour takes over the UK

April 21, 2012

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Parkour in action, around Sheffield City. Written by Joanne Mascall Simon Jones, 17, from Ecclesall Road, is a member of the Sheffield Parkour Group, who meet up every Saturday at 12, at Hallam Square. He talks to Alternative lives about how he became interested in Parkour and why he believes it has become so popular […]

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