ELLA BATES-HERMANS/STUFF How does the government Budget work and what does that mean for you? As Budget day looms, Kiwis tell us how they are getting by as the cost of living soars – and what they want from the Government on Thursday. Charnae Pyke – the beneficiary Where Pyke could once afford 1kg of mince a week to feed her family of five over several meals, she is now able to afford only half that portion. When a child needs shoes, the solo mum has to use Afterpay , which she pays back in $10 instalments every fortnight. She relies on freebies, second-hand clothes from friends, and budgets to the last cent – but it’s still not enough. READ MORE: Budget 2022: Aged care providers want better funding for their nurses Business group wants urgent action on Government's $2.9b climate plan Emission Reduction Plan: Govt's 100km commitment to safe cycling 'unambitious' What you need to know about the country’s first-ever emissions plan Government invests … [Read more...] about Budget 2022: Everyday Kiwis on what they want from the budget
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CHRIS Wallace made a name for himself as a host at Fox News. Despite the successful career, he decided to part ways with the company after 18 years to pursue new projects. Is Chris Wallace leaving Fox News? Chris Wallace hosted Fox News Sunday for 18 years but said in December 2021 that it was time to take a step back from politics. In his announcement, Wallace said he wanted "to try something new, to go beyond politics to all the things I'm interested in." "After 18 years - this is my final Fox News Sunday. It is the last time - and I say this with real sadness - we will meet like this," Wallace said at the end of his program. Read More on The US Sun SIGNING OFF Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace quits suddenly after 18 years BLENDED FAMILIES Who is Lorraine Martin Smothers? Author & chef who is Chris Wallace's wife "Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised me they would never interfere with … [Read more...] about Is Chris Wallace leaving Fox News?
A crackdown on espionage has been unveiled in the Queen’s Speech , with foreign agents suspected of helping hostile states such as Russia and China to face restrictions on their movements and contacts. A new National Security Bill will give the Home Secretary powers to issue civil orders to restrict spies’ ability to move around the country by placing curbs on where they can live, work, study or visit if there is insufficient evidence to prosecute them. Writing in The Telegraph, Priti Patel also said maximum jail sentences for spies would be increased from 14 years to life, alongside new offences to counter cyber attacks, interference in elections and the theft of trade secrets. Ministers have also rejected calls to give civil servants who leak secrets a public interest defence because of the damage it could cause to national security, even if the leaker believed it was justified. Citing the Salisbury poisoning by Russian agents and Chinese targeting of MPs, Ms Patel … [Read more...] about Foreign spies face life in prison, and all the other key points of the Queen’s Speech
V olodymyr Zelensky said on Monday night Russia's large-scale offensive in the eastern Donbas region has begun. Fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine after Russia withdrew troops from the region around the capital Kyiv and refocused its efforts on the Donbas region that pro-Moscow separatists have partly controlled since 2014. Ukraine's president said: "We can now confirm that Russian troops have begun the battle for the Donbas, which they have been preparing for a long time. A large part of the Russian army is now dedicated to this offensive. "No matter how many Russian soldiers are brought here, we will fight. We will defend ourselves." Shortly before Mr Zelensky's address, the regional governor of eastern Lugansk Serhiy Haidai also announced the beginning of Russia's much-anticipated attack. "It's hell. The offensive has begun, the one we've been talking about for weeks. There's constant fighting in Rubizhne and Popasna, fighting in other peaceful cities," he … [Read more...] about We will fight, says Volodymyr Zelensky as Russian begins offensive in eastern Ukraine
Live Updates Today is Day 36 of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russia declared a one-day ceasefire in Mariupol. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said thousands are buried in ruins across the city and over 90 percent of the city's buildings are destroyed. The Pentagon believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is being misled or "not fully" informed by his military advisers of the situation in Ukraine. President Joe Biden said Putin may have put some of his advisors on house arrest. Zelensky said Ukraine is bracing for a new Russian offensive in the east. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Russian forces are not withdrawing but "regrouping" and expects "additional offensive actions." Live Updates Have Ended. 17:53 PM EDT 987 Children Born in Kyiv Since Invasion Started A glimmer of hope in Kyiv as the city shares celebratory news amid the devastation of the past few weeks. Kyiv government officials report 987 children were born in … [Read more...] about Ukraine News: 987 Children Born in Kyiv Since Invasion Started
BLAC Chyna lives in a stunning $3million Los Angeles home featuring a wine cellar, spa and more luxurious amenities, as the star fights the Kardashians for $100million. Chyna, 33, has been facing off against Kris and Kylie Jenner, and Kim and Khloe Kardashian at trial after suing the famous family for $100million in lost earnings. Chyna, who was once engaged to and shares daughter Dream, 5 , with Rob, sued the reality stars for defamation and contract interference after claiming they had her E! show, Rob & Chyna, canceled after one season. Despite suing the family in 2017, Chyna has been living in a massive Woodland Hills mansion since October 2018. The model bought the eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom home for $3million, though it is estimated at $4million today. The home is has hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, wood beams and crown molding throughout. Read more on Blac Chyna KOURT KASE Blac Chyna remains silent during court … [Read more...] about Inside Blac Chyna’s $3M Los Angeles home featuring wine cellar & spa as star fights Kardashians for $100M
COUNTRY singer and American Idol host Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline Boyer have been married since 2006. Bryan, 45, returned to the judges' panel on American Idol in the latest season - a position he's held since 2018. Who is Luke Bryan's wife Caroline Boyer? Caroline Boyer was born on December 31, 1979, in Georgia . Boyer is one of two children of Waymond and Yvonne Boyer. The 42-year-old first met Luke Bryan while attending Georgia Southern University in 1998. Bryan explained to Good Housekeeping back in 2013 that he was instantly attracted to his wife at first sight, "It was love at first sight with Caroline - those blue eyes of hers. Read More on The US Sun RAISED UP RIGHT Everything to know about Luke Bryan's Raised Up Right 2022 tour SHOWTIME Judge Luke Bryan starts crying in latest American Idol audition "I knew that, no matter what, I was going to make my way over to her," he said. … [Read more...] about Who is Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline Boyer?
Published 6 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The UK's biggest EuroMillions lottery winners have been revealed as a couple from Gloucester who scooped £184m with a lucky dip ticket. Joe and Jess Thwaite won a record-breaking £184,262,899 - making them richer than Adele - last week. Mrs Thwaite, 44, who has two children with her 49-year-old husband, said the win will give them "time to dream". The previous record was held by an anonymous winner who banked £170m in October 2019. After being introduced by TV presenter Dermot O'Leary at a glitzy ceremony on Thursday, Mr Thwaite confirmed that he had already left his job as a communications sales manager. His wife is also "considering" what to do about her role in a hairdressing salon she runs with her sister. Mr Thwaite discovered he had a win when he got up to walk the dogs at 05:15 BST last Tuesday. … [Read more...] about EuroMillions: Lottery winners scooped £184m with lucky dip ticket