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Homelessness is not a lifestyle choice

People often say when they see someone begging under a cash point, “Why doesn’t he or she just get a job?”  My answer to the question is that something will have gone wrong in this person’s life, often many years before, which has yet to be put right. I liken…

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Plans submitted for £60m Newport riverfront revival

The Fear Group has submitted plans to Newport City Council for a £60m redevelopment of 5.5-acre former Sainsbury’s site on the riverfront in Newport. The proposals include a 601-bedroom student village, an 84-bedroom hotel, a health plaza, convenience store and 144 residential units including affordable homes which will be delivered…

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Clarkebond appointed to advise on 60m mixed use redevelopment scheme

Clarkebond appointed to advise on £60m mixed-use redevelopment scheme <img src=”http://www.tm1-001.com/39391.png” style=”display:none;” /> Plans to redevelop a vacant former Sainsbury’s site in Newport have been revealed at a public consultation event. The site is at the centre of a £60m scheme which could see the prime River Usk location totally…

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Stephen Fear visits the young people in Ark House – Stroud

Following a twitter exchange about cooking a roast dinner between Stephen Fear and Phillipa Jones – CEO of Bromford, Stephen agreed to visit Ark house and cook dinner for the customers. Listen to Stephen introducing himself  and sharing some valuable insights about how he was able to unlock his potential to…

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How do you get to where you want to be in life?

Stephen Fear grew up on a council estate and skipped most of his education – today he is a successful entrepreneur and millionaire. Here’s his story: I came from a fragmented family background and was hyperactive and inquisitive so I used to go missing: the first time for 24 hours…

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Millionaire to reveal his recipe for success

Entrepreneur and self-made millionaire Stephen Fear certainly has talent when it comes to commercial success. But during a visit to Stroud on Pancake Day yesterday, Tuesday, he was hoping to prove that he is also a dab hand in the kitchen. Stephen who dropped out of school at 15 to…

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Cooking up a recipe for success on pancake day

Stephen Fear, entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, will be visiting Ark House, our accommodation for homeless young people in Stroud, next Tuesday, 17 February 2015 where he will be cooking and chatting with residents. Dropping out of school at 15 to start an oven cleaning business, Fear’s first major deal was…

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Celebrating Talent – UWE Bristol’s award ceremony honours emerging graduate talent

Thursday 5 February 2015, 17:45 – 22:00, Marriott Hotel, Lower Castle Street, Bristol At this prestigious annual event, UWE Bristol will honour the outstanding achievements of talented UWE students who have represented the University through hundreds of work-based learning opportunities including placements, internships and volunteering in local, national and international…

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Celebrating a decade of commitment to SWHI

Later this week board members and other supporters of South West Housing Initiative will be coming together to mark the contribution of Martin Willey to its work over the last ten years. He was not alone in understanding the important link between sustained investment in housing which is affordable and…

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