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New Zealand opposition leader Judith Collins’ struggle for relevance

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“There are three ways in which opposition leaders end being opposition leaders,” the National party’s leader, Judith Collins, says: “one, they give up – well, that’s not happening. Two, they get rolled – that’s not ha...

Could new evidence help Ireland learn who killed Michael Collins?

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It is the shot that a century later still echoes around Ireland as an unanswered question: who killed Michael Collins? On this much, everyone agrees: a bullet to the head killed the revolutionary leader on 22 August 1...

Joan Collins’ star-studded home movies to feature in BBC documentary

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She is one of the last surviving actors of Hollywood’s ”golden age”. Now Dame Joan Collins has given the BBC unprecedented access to her private home movies for a forthcoming documentary. Dating back decades, the foot...

Pasifika are on the frontline in New Zealand’s Covid battle – and are copping racist abuse for it

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The past week in lockdown has been tumultuous for many in my community. I was on my way to pick up my daughter from school when media outlets began reporting that New Zealand was headed for a possible level 4 lockdown...

Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story review – weirdly incurious but watchable documentary

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Mega-selling author Jackie Collins enjoyed her big-haired and shoulder-padded heyday with raunchy books like Hollywood Wives, The Bitch and The Stud; now she is celebrated in this family-sanctioned fan-documentary pra...

Jacinda Ardern suggests opposition leader Judith Collins is a ‘Karen’

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New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has suggested her opposition party counterpart could be called a “Karen” during a fierce debate in parliament over laws governing hate speech. Judith Collins, the leader o...

French Open draw opens up as Serena Williams beats Danielle Collins

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Serena Williams is now the only top ten player left in the bottom half of the women’s Roland Garros draw, a scenario that in almost all other years would mark her as a clear title favourite, no questions asked. At 39 ...

Stephen Collins on the European Super League – cartoon

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Judy Collins: ‘When I found folk music, I also found drinking’

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I’d been playing the piano since I was five, and by the time I was 15 I was memorising Rachmaninov concertos. But Barbara Allen, recorded by Jo Stafford, turned me towards the music that was becoming the rebirth of fo...

Judith Collins’ comments on Māori health policy are a diversion

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In October I wrote in praise of the Māori party’s Mana Motuhake policy, a 25-year plan to improve Māori outcomes based on Māori asserting their right to exercise tino rangatiratanga – roughly translated as self-manage...

Michael Collins obituary

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On 20 July 1969, Michael Collins, who has died aged 90, became the most solitary human in the universe – even if he derided that categorisation as “phony philosophy”. He was the first man to orbit the moon alone, insi...

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, dies aged 90

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Michael Collins, who was part of the Apollo 11 original moon landing crew and kept the command module flying while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 90,...

Lee Collins, Yeovil Town captain, dies aged 32

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The Yeovil Town captain, Lee Collins, has died at the age of 32, the Vanarama National League club have announced. Collins began his career at Wolves and the defender also had spells with Hereford, Port Vale, Barnsley...

Collins denies Ireland’s World Cup dream is over after ’embarrassing’ defeat

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James Collins is refusing to give up on his World Cup dream despite a disastrous start to the Republic of Ireland’s qualifying campaign. Ireland emerged from Wednesday night’s 3-2 defeat in Serbia in the Group A opene...