'Buyers are saying to us, as soon as they can fly again they want to come out, meet the lawyers and get things done. There are bargains to be had and we're definitely seeing high levels of demand. … [Read more...] about We’re searching in Ibiza – to buy on the island! Number of Britons virtual home hunting on the party hotspot up 174% thanks to TV show White Lines and ‘dual-screening’
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The first fashion week I attended, as this paper’s new deputy fashion editor, was New York in September 1999. My trusty pre-Google paperback Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers in no way prepared me to report on what I found. I remember Donatella Versace’s Versus show, where Madonna sat next to Rupert Everett on the front row – both in cowboy hats, I think – applauding Kate Moss as she strutted past us in white hot pants and gold boots. At Calvin Klein, Trish Goff wore a pencil skirt and plain fine-knit sweater with the sleeves pushed up and I had the feeling (one I have had many times since) of finally knowing exactly how I wanted to dress thereafter. Watching Naomi Campbell at Marc Jacobs, and that season’s new face – Gisele Bündchen – in a zebra-print bikini at Michael Kors, I was knocked out by the visceral power of the supermodel, goddess-made-flesh. And then there was a hurricane, and shows started getting cancelled. But the … [Read more...] about ‘The fashion show is over’: what I have learned from 20 years of catwalks
She is convinced "time travel is real" and explained "the pyramids prove it," adding that the speed of light has "exactly the same" co-ordinates for the Great Pyramid of Giza. … [Read more...] about Scarlett Moffatt and Joe Swash share bizarre theory robot pigeons are spying on UK
This could be a building block for the future. Lucy Stone, a Dorset-based social entrepreneur who set up a community energy project in her village, believes collective local initiatives are creating a culture of “commoning” – sharing ownership, risks, benefits and decision-making. “You literally give people a stake. You don’t just consult them,” she observed. “This approach could accelerate action on climate and address the inequalities embedded in our current fossil fuel systems.” … [Read more...] about Britain beyond lockdown: what we learned from two weeks on the road
These fumes - along with the small particles from diesel engines - worsen asthma and other respiratory diseases, particularly in children, the elderly and among BAME and low-income communities who often live in more densely populated urban areas. They are also a contributory factor in heart disease and cancer. Some studies suggest polluted air reduces the lifespans of children born in Birmingham by up to seven months and may be a factor in the West Midland’s unwanted record as the worst place in the UK for infant mortality. Researchers are now examining whether poor air quality might also increase vulnerability to coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Britain beyond lockdown: could the country be healthier?