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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward on verge of agreeing Tottenham return


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is on the verge of agreeing a deal with Tottenham Hotspur, seven years after leaving the Premier League club. Bale, 31, moved from Spurs to Real for a then-world record £85m in 2013 and has…

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Posted by: on: 17/09/2020 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Covid pushes New Zealand into worst recession in years


New Zealand is in its deepest recession in decades, following strict measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which were widely praised. The country's GDP shrank by 12.2% between April and June as the lockdown and border closures hit. It…

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Posted by: on: 17/09/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Why plastic-surgery demand is booming amid lockdown


Lockdown and remote work have meant hours of staring at our own faces on video calls – and prompted interest in going under the knife. Read more

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Posted by: on: 17/09/2020 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Coronavirus: Who would get the vaccine first?


If or when scientists succeed in making a coronavirus vaccine, there won't be enough to go around. Research labs and pharmaceutical companies are rewriting the rulebook on the time it takes to develop, test and manufacture an effective vaccine. Unprecedented…

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Posted by: on: 11/09/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Brexit talks will resume despite UK rejecting EU ultimatum


Post-Brexit trade deal talks will continue, despite the UK rejecting the EU's ultimatum to scrap plans to override the withdrawal agreement. The EU has threatened the UK government with legal action if it does not ditch its controversial Internal Market…

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Posted by: on: 11/09/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Oregon wildfires: Half a million people flee dozens of infernos


More than half a million people in the US state of Oregon are fleeing deadly wildfires that are raging across the Pacific Northwest, authorities say. Fanned by unusually hot, dry winds, dozens of infernos are sweeping the state, and at…

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Posted by: on: 11/09/2020 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Many New Zealanders leave home to explore opportunities abroad. But amid the pandemic, Kiwis are returning – which means big benefits.


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Posted by: on: 06/09/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Quarantine holiday advice


More countries have been added to the quarantine list, but there are different rules depending on where you live. We have the latest on all that and what it means for you if you are already abroad or have a…

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Posted by: on: 05/09/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Beirut explosion: Hopes fade in search for survivor


Hopes are fading in Beirut that anyone will be found beneath the rubble of a building destroyed in last month's explosion, following two days of search efforts. Read in full

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Posted by: on: 05/09/2020 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Mulan: Critics decry small-screen release of Disney's remake


Disney's Mulan has received mixed reviews, with many critics saying it should have been screened in cinemas. The live-action remake of the animated 1998 film was originally due to be released in March, but was delayed due to the coronavirus…

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Posted by: on: 05/09/2020 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News
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