RuPaul’s Drag Race star Cherry Valentine, dies aged 28

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Cherry Valentine, dies aged 28

23 September 2022, 08:30 | Updated: 23 September 2022, 08:45 George Ward has died aged 28. Picture: PA RuPaul’s Drag Race star George Ward, known by his stage name Cherry Valentine, has died aged 28, the family have announced. Ward appeared in the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, before fronting a BBC Three … Read more

‘Unforgettable’ long-time Playschool presenter, ‘Naughty’ John Hamblin dies aged 87

‘Unforgettable’ long-time Playschool presenter, ‘Naughty’ John Hamblin dies aged 87

Beloved actor and long-running Playschool host John Hamblin has died at age 87. Key points: Hamblin appeared in more than 350 episodes of Playschool He was known for his cheeky sense of humour that appealed to children and parents alike He is survived by his children Emma and Myles Mr Hamblin was a fan favourite presenter on … Read more

Live updates: King Charles to return to London as memorials to Queen Elizabeth begin

Live updates: King Charles to return to London as memorials to Queen Elizabeth begin

9 September 2022, 05:42 Memorial events to the Queen are under way. Picture: Alamy Memorial services are due to begin after Queen Elizabeth’s death aged 96. King Charles is due to return to London and hold a televised address to the nation. A series of bell ringings and salutes to the Queen will be held, … Read more

Billionaire Julian Robertson leaves art worth $200m to Auckland

Billionaire Julian Robertson leaves art worth 0m to Auckland

American billionaire, hedge-fund guru and philanthropist Julian Robertson, who died earlier this week aged 90, has left a collection of masterpieces, thought to be worth well over $200 million, to the Auckland Art Gallery. Jane Phare reports on a complex man who considered himself to be half Kiwi. Julian Robertson was worth $7.73 billion, according … Read more

“We need to recognise the benefit of animals” Canberran with a disability says there’s a gap in available support for pet owners

“We need to recognise the benefit of animals” Canberran with a disability says there’s a gap in available support for pet owners

The benefits of pet ownership isn’t hard to understand. They help to keep us active, provide companionship, and are great mood boosters! But what happens to our pets as we age? If we fall ill, who can we rely upon to look after them? A Pets in Aged Care study conducted in 2017 by the … Read more

Woman in her 20s killed in a pedicab crash in south London

Woman in her 20s killed in a pedicab crash in south London

10 July 2022, 18:58 | Updated: 10 July 2022, 19:00 A woman aged in her 20s has been killed in a pedicab crash. Picture: Alamy A woman aged in her 20s was killed when the pedicab she was travelling in collided with a car in south London. Police were called just after 4am on Sunday … Read more

Senior citizens forced to leave Boddington to access aged care services

Senior citizens forced to leave Boddington to access aged care services

After 51 years living in the same regional community in Western Australia, Beryl Batt’s parents were forced to travel more than 90 kilometres away to access aged care, despite a community effort by the town to keep its seniors at home. Key points: Boddington’s senior citizens are determined to stay in their home town, despite the lack of … Read more