Ava Max: My parents left Albania in 1990 and lived in a church in Paris for a whole year BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ava Max is buzzing. She's bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and raring to go at the start of what many critics are already predicting will be a stellar pop career. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/ava-max-my-parents-left-albania-in-1990-and-lived-in-a-church-in-paris-for-a-whole-year-37700264.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37700735.ece/62c5f/AUTOCROP/h342/0347000-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Ava Max is buzzing. She's bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and raring to go at the start of what many critics are already predicting will be a stellar pop career. Although you may not be familiar with her yet, there's a very strong chance that you've heard her breakout single, Sweet But Psycho, which was nearly 2018's Christmas number one in the UK. She lost out on the festive chart accolade to YouTube star LadBaby's novelty charity single about sausage rolls, … [Read more...] about Ava Max: My parents left Albania in 1990 and lived in a church in Paris for a whole year
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England By Bethan Bell BBC News 10 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45940874 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Single people in need of a home are the least likely to be prioritised by local authorities. But could … [Read more...] about Should homeless people be expected to live in a box?
Walkers in the Fulford Ings beauty spot near York have become used to small encampments dotted between trees. Until recently, one of these modest homesteads – a small tent with two fly-tipped sofas and a makeshift washing area – belonged to Sue Rimington, her fiance Tony Carson and their dog Buster. When Sue lost her live-in chef’s job in a pub in York last winter amid serious health problems, she and Tony – who has a heart problem – went to the Jobcentre to find they now live in a Universal Credit area. By last summer, the standard ‘five-week wait’ for help built into the hated benefit had tipped the couple from struggling to destitute. “Before that we honestly believed there was a safety net for people like us,” Tony, 50, a web designer, says. “We’d worked 80-hour weeks in our previous jobs. But there is no safety net with Universal Credit.” Sue, 52, shakes her head. “The irony is with Universal Credit you … [Read more...] about Universal Credit forced struggling couple to live in a tent in the woods
April Fillingham said she never imagined she would have to make the choice between sleeping on the streets or living in a Wendy house. Yet the tiny, wooden shed at the end of her mother’s garden in Wigan is now her home. The 27-year-old says it’s the best option she has until a suitable council property becomes available. “I either sleep here or in a doorway,” says April, perched on the edge of a mattress crammed into the damp children’s playhouse. April, from Hindley, has been sleeping in the Wendy house for the last six months. She said was unable to sofa-surf at friends' houses any longer. She says she has lived in shared private accommodation. April claims the council has not done enough to help her get out of the desperate situation - and that she is the victim of a ‘mental’ housing system. Housing bosses say April's three previous council tenancies ended ‘due to anti-social behaviour’, and that April has refused help from the … [Read more...] about The woman who lives in a Wendy house in Wigan
Stephen Hendry reveals Alex Higgins threatened to live in a caravan in his garden - 'Harebrained but harmless, that was Higgy' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Tragic snooker legend Alex Higgins was plotting a final comeback before he died which involved living in a caravan in Stephen Hendry's Garden. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/stephen-hendry-reveals-alex-higgins-threatened-to-live-in-a-caravan-in-his-garden-harebrained-but-harmless-that-was-higgy-37305880.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article31589235.ece/88fc3/AUTOCROP/h342/2015-10-07_lif_13494427_I9.JPG Email Tragic snooker legend Alex Higgins was plotting a final comeback before he died which involved living in a caravan in Stephen Hendry's Garden. Seven-times world champion Hendry has revealed that the Hurricane informed him of the plan in one of the last conversations they shared before his death in July 2010. Hendry (49) said: "Although his playing days were finished and he was obviously … [Read more...] about Stephen Hendry reveals Alex Higgins threatened to live in a caravan in his garden