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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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White Island eruption charges: Govt agency GNS Science defiant over prosecution

Some families who lost loved ones in the Whakaari/White Island eruption have welcomed news of charges being laid over the tragedy. However, one family believe their loved one would have been “hugely disappointed” by the prosecutions. WorkSafe NZ has laid criminal charges against 10 organisations and three individuals following the eruption that claimed 22 lives […]

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Got it wrong! Swedish epidemiologist who masterminded ‘no lockdown’ policy is sidelined

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. And despite official denials by Dr Anders Tegnell and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, insiders have insisted there is a split between the government and the Public Health Agency with Dr Tegnell […]

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2 shot, killed at Northern California mall on Black Friday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed two teens at a Northern California mall in the midst of Black Friday, sending shoppers running for safety, authorities said. Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento was evacuated shortly after 6 p.m. when shots were fired near one of the mall’s entrances, police […]

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Boris Johnson ‘tells Tory MPs Covid tier system restrictions could end in weeks’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox England's coronavirus tier system – which many have slammed as nonsensical and unfair – could end in just nine weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly told Tory MPs this evening. According to the Daily Telegraph, the […]