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Picasso work smashes auction record

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 12, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Picasso’s Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $179.3m (£115m) at Christie’s in New York. Eleven minutes of prolonged bidding from telephone buyers preceded the final sale – for much more than its pre-sale estimate of $140m. The evening sale also featured Alberto Giacometti’s life-size sculpture Pointing [...]

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Major earthquake strikes Nepal

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 12, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.4. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a [...]

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New cabinet to meet for first time

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 12, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

David Cameron will tell the first all-Tory cabinet meeting for 18 years the Conservatives are “the real party of working people” when they meet later. The prime minister has assembled his new top team following his party’s general election victory. He will say measures to boost employment and lower the welfare cap will be in [...]

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