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Lisa O`Brien

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About Lisa O`Brien

  • Birthday 17/11/1967

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    Newry,County Down Northern Ireland
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    Ex Professional Dancer.

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  1. RIP. Saw her at the Palace Theatre Manchester on the RB's opening night opposite Merle Park. ( Ken McMillan was siting just a few rows away from us as we had complimentary Stalls seats). It was a wonderful production. So happy that I saw it.
  2. I've been having issues with my local Credit Union. Normally they are great. However just today I took all my savings out of my account , bar £50 and transferred it all to my bank account. Not been able to log in to my credit union account for weeks on end. Someone told me last week an IT technician would phone me on Tuesday just gone, to help find out what the problem was. I waited in all day. The phone never rang. Nor the next day. In a few weeks my son will hopefully ( finally) be going to university at the age of 23. We have to pay £2,000 upfront which is half the first year of tuition fee
  3. Can anyone provide a link to the news story? Or any link at all? Thanks.
  4. Thank you Jane. Yes, he will be eligible to apply for a bursary from an organisation called uversity. But the criteria is you have to be at least 23 on 1st January in the year you are applying. He wasn't 23 until 2 February this year. So he will be eligible to apply for it next year. Of course, the irony is, next year he will be entitled to everything . It's this year that he has to get through with no money to live on !!
  5. For the next academic year, Sean will be entitled to everything. Full tuition fee loan, maintenance loan, money to live on etc. But because he has already used up two years of his four year Higher Education funding on a silly HND ( massive mistake), he only has 2 years of HE funding left. This 3 year Liberal Arts with History course is going to be funded; but only for years 2 and 3. He was living at home while studying the HND ( thank God), so he still has the money they will give him to pay for university accommodation untouched. The maintenance loan, to pay for accommodation here in Northern
  6. My sister has said she will help with a few thousand pounds, which is wonderful of her. But right at this minute she can't absolutely commit to this promise. Her husband has just had his 59th birthday. He has been living in a care home for the last 5 months. He is deteriorating rapidly with severe Dementia. My sister wants to hire a solicitor to try and get him to be allowed to come home. She also wants to possibly take Colin to see a private Neurologist for a second opinion and /or to see if he has inhaled any Stachybotrys mould and it is this which is affecting his cognition.
  7. The Student Loans ask for parental income, regardless of the age of the student. It's just a funny quirk of the system. The only way his own financial situation would be taken into account instead of mine would be if he were to declare himself independent. Which of course he's not, as he's living at home with me, and my Housing Benefit would be drastically changed were that to change. Besides, his own credit rating is not much better than mine !
  8. Hello. Yes, he can apply for a bursary next year. The criteria is that the student has to be at least 23 years old by 1st January 2020. He wasn't 23 until 2 February. So he will be eligible to apply for help next year. He is entitled to a loan to pay for his university accommodation in Belfast. We will be able to pay the tuition fee in instalments after giving them a £2,000 deposit in September ( Have just finally got the 2K deposit together last week). But he isn't entitled to a penny in living costs. My sister has said she will help out and he'll have to get a PT job in Belfast to make ends
  9. I'm talking about funding other than the Student Loans Company. I know there is an Irish company called Future Finance, but i've heard they can be extremely risky to go with. My credit rating is appalling, and i've been turned down for a loan, not just with my bank, but with my Credit Union as well. But since then, my situation has changed, and I now literally have the money each month to be able to pay back a loan of up to about eight thousand pounds, within two and a half years plus the interest, but because of my credit history, no-one will touch me with a barge pole. Does anyone know of a
  10. I cringe whenever I see videos of people doing it. It's just horrible, imo.
  11. My brother in law in Manchester may or may not have these toxic spores in his brain. He is either 58 or 59. Has been living in a care home since March. He has recently deteriorated even further and is being moved to a different home where they are better able to cope with his needs. He has had MRI and CT scans, which show global atrophy. His last scan was a few moths ago. My sister when she used to visit him, or when she used to speak to him on the phone because of the lockdown, can hear in his voice that he has deteriorated further. He soils himself, and never realises. He cannot string a ful
  12. Excellent Janite. Used to love Pam Ayers when she was on the telly. Really liked her accent too !!
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