Some three decades on from the encounter, Farrier, who kept hold of one of Bowie's hairlocks, is auctioning it off. The unusual sale, hosted by Heritage Auctions, gives fans of the late singer—who died at the age of 69 in January—the chance to own not a piece of memorabilia, but a piece of Bowie. So far, the hair has attracted a bid of $2,000 (£1,360) and Heritage expects it to sell for an upward of $4,000. … [Read more...] about Meet the Woman Auctioning a Lock of David Bowie’s Hair
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After speaking with her therapist, she realized that moving in together was a horrible idea, and she retracted her offer. He completely lost it. As my sister told me more, the red flags were flying high. He has a temper, he’s a narcissist, and much more. So my sister made the most awful decision she has ever had to make and decided to terminate the pregnancy. He couldn’t even take her to the abortion appointment because he’d run out of sick time, nor could he help pay for it. Meanwhile, I’m three months pregnant myself, and the amount of stress and anger this has caused me (and my poor husband, who has had to listen to all this) is beyond words. But I’ve been 100 percent supportive of my sister throughout this whole terrible situation. … [Read more...] about Dear Therapist: My Sister Won’t Leave Her Deadbeat Boyfriend
“I will never forget it – I was at home, it was on the television and I went straight to the office,” recalls a member of the desk. “It was chaos. Everyone [the investors] assumed the Mexicans couldn’t pay and they were calling us to sell. Some people made their names, and some people lost their jobs over it.” Javid was good at “crisis situations”, says José Barrionuevo, a former IMF economist who was Chase’s chief economist for Latin America in the mid-90s. A report in the New York Times quoted estimates for the potential loss to US investors in Mexican bonds and stocks, not just those dealing with Chase, at roughly $8bn to $10bn. … [Read more...] about What Thatcherite union buster Sajid Javid learned on Wall Street
Phil, who was living with his father fulltime during this period, developed a particularly strong bond with Nketia and Codjoe. Despite the difference in age, Helen says her brother seemed to connect with them on a deeper level. They shared an offbeat musical interest in Lou Reed, and the call would often go out in the house to "Take a walk on the wild side". … [Read more...] about The Dash: The incredible story of Gus Nketia’s escape to New Zealand
Home to corporate tech titans such as Google, the area, which only a couple of decades ago was synonymous with drugs, prostitution and warehouse raves, has become one of capital’s most desirable places to live. Flats in the new blocks mushrooming along the canal sell for millions, reflecting a housing market out of control, one that is stretching the term “affordability” to breaking point, with devastating consequences for those right at the bottom of the ladder – people such as Obi Ojang. … [Read more...] about Why are so many people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets?