Politics

SNP plots EU return as Nicola Sturgeon begs Brussels for reunion at party conference

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Mike Russell said he would not like a European Economic Area (EEA) membership were Scotland to split from the UK. The remarks follow those of Nicola Sturgeon who used a speech at […]

Business

Asian shares open higher following stellar month of gains

SYDNEY/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian share markets opened slightly higher on Tuesday buoyed by the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine, reversing the previous day’s dips as investors took profits at the end of a record-breaking month.FILE PHOTO: A passerby wearing a protective face masks walks past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average and the […]

World News

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff proposes a rates rise of 5 per cent

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has today announced plans to raise rates by 5 per cent next year. In his “mayoral proposal” for a new 10 year budget Goff said the one-off increase of 5 per cent from July next year would be followed by rate rises of 3.5 per cent thereafter. The Recovery Budget as […]

Business

Asian markets poised for choppy day after Wall Street's fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stock markets faced a choppy session on Tuesday after Wall Street dipped as investors took profits at the end of a record-breaking month while still remaining upbeat about the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine fuelling gains into next year.FILE PHOTO: A passerby wearing a protective face masks walks past an […]

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Rats trapped in bin scream in agony as sicko pours boiling water over them

A man poured boiling water onto rats that were trapped in a bin in horrifying footage. Gary Doidge, from Gunnislake in Cornwall, left the rodents dead after the incident at a recycling depot the Hayedown Industiral estate in Tavistock, Devon, on August 10. The animals had been rounded up and put into a plastic bin, […]

Business

French Retailers Kick Off Holiday Season With Measured Optimism

PARIS — French retail activity picked up over the weekend as the all-important holiday spending season kicked off with the reopening of stores across the country following a month of coronavirus lockdowns. Shopkeepers and government officials expressed measured optimism, noting steady traffic despite disruptions in some places where demonstrations against the government’s proposed security bill […]

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Brits can sink back pints without ‘substantial meals’ under legal loopholes

Brits will be able to enjoy a drink without a substantial meal in Tier 2 thanks to legal loopholes. When the lockdown ends on December 2, large swathes of the country will face new restrictions. Boozers can once again open their doors, but drinkers will have to leave once they’ve finished their meals. However, the […]

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Brits still not washing their hands after coughing and sneezing, poll claims

A quarter of adults still aren't washing their hands after coughing and 16% are even failing to sanitise after sneezing, according to new research. One in three of the 2,000 UK adults polled said coronavirus had no bearing on how important they thought it was to wash more regularly. In fact, while the average person […]

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3 Brilliant Ways to Transform Leftover Stuffing

Every year, I look forward to Thanksgiving as an opportunity to eat bread by the spoonful. That’s all stuffing is: bread, which is already delicious, made more perfect by being ripped into bite-size bits, tossed with seasonings and mix-ins, and baked until crisp on the outside but still squishy and soft on the inside. It’s […]