Andy Reid

Corporal Andy Reid lost both his legs and his right arm after stepping on an IED plate whilst serving with the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan in 2009. He astounded people with his recovery, spending only 2 weeks in hospital before returning home. A testament to … Read More

Ann Widdecombe

Ann was born in Bath, Somerset in 1947. Her family moved around, following her father’s work in the Navy, first to Portsmouth, then to Singapore, before returning to England. She was educated at the Royal Naval School Singapore and La Sainte Union Convent, Bath and has two degrees; … Read More

Bob Bevan

Bob, referred to in The Stage as “Britain’s leading after-dinner speaker,” is probably the first person to be honoured by HM the Queen for after-dinner speaking. He is also the first after-dinner speaker to be selected for “Who’s Who” which includes “only those who have reached the pinnacle … Read More

Brian Newbold

Brian was born and bred in Doncaster, which is a quaint fishing village on the outskirts of Barnsley.  Upon telling the careers master that he had half a mind to work for the Coal Board he received the reply…”That should be more than adequate”. During a life sentence … Read More

Christine Hamilton

Christine Hamilton appears regularly on TV and radio, on entertainment shows and on news and current affairs programmes. Her repertoire includes everything from “Have I Got News for You” and “The Big Breakfast” to “Any Questions” and “Newsnight”. She also writes for various newspapers and magazines and was … Read More

Dame Mary Peters DBE

Mary Peters was born in Liverpool, and at the age of 11 moved to Ballymena, Northern Ireland, which she regards as her roots. Through a strong work ethic, which remains her hallmark, Mary Peters converted a raw talent as an athlete into an international career spanning nearly two … Read More

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