Man charged with arson over North Canterbury tyre fire

A man has been arrested and charged with arson in relation to a large tyre fire in Amberly. Emergency services were called to the blaze on Racecourse Rd at about 3.10pm. A police spokesperson said they have arrested and charged

Businesses fret over Colorado’s new paid leave law even as it stands as potential “blueprint” for other states

Now that voters have spoken out in favor of paid family and medical leave in Colorado — passing Proposition 118 on Tuesday — the question for businesses that will have to help pay for the $1.2 billion-a-year program is what

M&S to cut 7,000 jobs over next three months

Marks & Spencer is cutting 7,000 jobs over the next three months across its stores and management. It said the coronavirus pandemic had made it clear there had been a “material shift in trade”. In-store sales of clothing and home

Biden, Trump jockey over climate as wildfires overtake campaigns

Biden calls Trump a ‘climate arsonist’ as president awards medals to hero servicemen who rescued residents from death. The wildfires sweeping the West Coast of the United States took centre stage in the US election campaign on Monday, with President

Pandemic ‘could be over within two years’

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years. Speaking in Geneva on Friday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Spanish flu of 1918 took two years to overcome.