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Joy Division’s Peter Hook unveils new Ian Curtis mural in Macclesfield town centre
Peter Hook helped unveil a new mural of Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis in Macclesfield town centre this afternoon (March 26).The bassist and co-founder of New Order cut the ribbon alongside Akse, the Manchester-based street artist who painted the mural, telling those in attendance: “I am actually very honoured to be here, and to do this, because to me it’s about time Ian came home.”The mural, funded by Cheshire East Council, is based on an original photograph taken by Kevin Cummins at The Factory/Russell Club in Hulme, Manchester on 13 July 1979. It adorns a building on Mill Street opposite Macclesfield bus station.Ahead of the unveiling, Curtis said earlier in the week: “I’m watching all the people going down the street and every single one of them is drawn to it.“Some young kids walking down had no idea who he was but now they do. Hopefully they’ll listen to the music and get the gist of what we were trying to do as kids.”Some of Akse’s other recent works include murals of the late British army officer and fundraiser Captain Tom Moore and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford.He said it was an honour to paint the portrait of Curtis and hoped local people were excited about it.“Although I’ve been working on murals most of my life, it’s still always an incredible feeling to get to the end of the journey – well the end of my journey at least,” Akse said.
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More people wrote a will when Prince Philip went into hospital than any other day in 2021
More people wrote a will following Prince Phillip’s admittance to hospital than on any other day last year, according to new figures.The Duke of Edinburgh's admittance to hospital in February 2021 led to an upsurge of 131 percent in the number of wills produced.According to the insight from will writer and funeral provider, Farewill, the “Royal effect” continued with a 26 percent increase in will writing following the Queen going into hospital on 22 October.Other notable announcements included Sir Captain Tom Moore receiving treatment for Covid, which saw a 39 percent spike in will writing.While the tragic passing of Girls Aloud star, Sarah Harding, at the age of 39, had a profound effect on the millennial generation - with a 33 percent increase in end-of-life planning the following day.Additional research polling 2,000 UK adults also found nearly a third (32 percent) said they rarely consider their own mortality unless prompted by the death of others.While seeing someone of the same age (34 percent) or younger (36 percent) pass away was particularly impactful.It also emerged Mondays at 2pm is the most popular time to write a will, with nearly a fifth of all will writing to take place over the last three years being on the first day of the week.Today [Monday 31st January] is expected to be the busiest day for sorting out affairs - with the insight suggesting three times as many wills are to be written this week than during the previous two.It also emerged that the pandemic played a key role in will writing, with Farewill seeing a 71 percent increase on 12 December - the initial televised warning from the Prime Minister of an Omicron “tidal wave”.Of the Brits surveyed, more than a quarter (26 percent) said the pandemic
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Celebs Go Dating fans gobsmacked to see Sir Captain Tom Moore's grandson join show
Celebs Go Dating fans were left stunned when Chloe Brockett's date revealed himself to be Sir Captain Tom Moore's grandson.During the E4 show's latest episode TOWIE's Chloe, 21, and 5ive star Abz Love, 42, went on a double date with two potential love interests.Towards the end of the episode, Chloe potential suitor and date, Max, admitted that he's the grandson of the late Sir Captain Tom Moore, who's charity working during the height of the pandemic made headlines.Captain Tom was a British Army officer and fundraiser who raised more than £30 milllion for the NHS in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the peak of the pandemic.Speaking about his family on the show, Max said: "Over the last year and a half, two years, we got closer due to like..."So basically, it's a weird story but my granddad got extremely famous in the first lockdown."You know Sir Captain Tom Moore? So that's my granddad."After finding out about the confession, Chloe humorously added that her date was more famous than herself and Abz.She said: "So basically, you're more famous than me and Abz!"Viewers of the show took to social media to voice how stunned they were after the confession was made.One tweeted: "Is that Captain Tom Moore's grandson? #CelebsGoDating."Another said: "Dead at Abz from Five going on a double date alongside a man later revealed to be Captain Tom's grandson.