Inside story: How the Queen St battle went to court

Comment When talks broke down this week over the future of Queen St, sources on one side of the dispute claimed the other side had been deceitful, dishonest, untrustworthy and inconsistent. “They’re all over the place. They keep changing their story. We don’t know what they want,” I was told.

Queen’s ‘excellent’ words to Philip during William and Kate’s wedding

The Queen made a touching comment to Prince Philip during Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, got hitched during the lavish £25million ceremony at Westminster Abbey in 2011. The glam event was watched by about 1,900 guests,

Fire at Countdown supermarket in Henderson, emergency services responding

A fire has broken out in a West Auckland supermarket. Fire and Emergency NZ confirmed multiple crews are responding to a blaze at the Countdown supermarket in Henderson this evening. The supermarket is located on Level 2 in the WestCity shopping mall. It’s understood the blaze started in an aisle

Prince Charles shares happy birthday Archie snap – but leaves out Meghan

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Prince Charles has become the latest member of the Royal family to wish a happy birthday to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie. The tot turned two on Thursday, and Charles

Major retailers will now offer in-store COVID-19 vaccinations

Walmart, Sam’s Club and Target announced Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided in store. With over 5,000 pharmacy locations nationwide, Walmart and Sam’s Club are offering both walk-up and scheduled appointments. “Now that supply and eligibility have expanded, it’s even more important for us to reach underserved and vulnerable

Charismatic smuggler made $100m smuggling coke with Escobar then lost it all

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox George Jung the “Americano” revolutionised the cocaine trade and contributed to the rise of Pasco Escobar’s notorious Medellin cartel. The 78-year-old, who passed away on Wednesday, May 5, got lost flying drugs

Drunk punter arrested for swinging full colostomy bag at celebrity steakhouse

A man has been arrested for assaulting police officers with a colostomy bag. Officers were called to attend a disturbance at the Honky Tonk Rock ‘N Roll Steakhouse, a restaurant bar in Nashville, Tennessee owned by All Summer Long hitmaker Kid Rock. Upon arrival, they were confronted by a man

Bill Gates’ estranged wife Melinda could become world’s second-richest woman

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Melinda Gates could become the world's second-richest woman after her divorce from billionaire Microsoft founder Bill. The couple announced they were splitting up after 27 years of marriage, with a court filing

Mum died in drug-fuelled sex game went wrong at holiday resort

A man whose partner died after a bondage game went wrong at a holiday resort has been jailed. Warren Martin Coulton, 52, tied up Claire Wright, 38, in a luxury lodge during a boozy drug-fuelled session. But she suffocated after he fell asleep while she was still restrained with a