September 2, 2014

Multiple deaths in Sydney nursing home blaze

Evacuated nursing home residents wait on a nearby street.

Firefighters have been confronted by a horrific scene after a blaze engulfed a nursing home with thick smoke in north-west Sydney this morning, leaving several elderly residents dead and others seriously injured. Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins described the scene as "chaotic" and … [Read more...]

Ryan Tandy owed money to six people

Remember the good old days Ryan? When you played professional rugby league and earnt lots of money.

Former Canterbury Bulldogs rugby league player Ryan Tandy was in debt to at least six different people around the time of the NRL match at the centre of last year's NRL match-fixing scandal. Player agent Sam Ayoub, professional punters Damien Flower and Michael Cook, former footballer Hassan … [Read more...]

Man arrested for Madeleine Pulver necklace bomb hoax

So "old wrinkly eyes" was hiding out in Kentucky. Now that was totally unexpected.

The FBI have arrested a man in Louisville, Kentucky over the Madeleine Pulver necklace bomb hoax. The 50-year-old Australian man identified as Paul "Doug" Peters was was arrested without incident. Mr Peters, who flew between Australia and the United States for work and has family in both … [Read more...]

Police close in on Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax suspect

Madeleine has found new happiness without Facebook, her mobile phone and especially that weird necklace some low-life gave her.

Australain police have gone into 'neither confirm nor deny' mode over reports they have a prime suspect in the frame for the Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax case. Media outlets are reporting that investigators have not released a description of 18-year-old Madeleine's attacker because they believed … [Read more...]

Toddler run over by lawn mower

File photo of a ride-on mower. Now to be added to the list of toddler danger devices along with such classics as fenceless swimming pools and drugged-up fathers.

A three-year-old Australian boy has suffered serious leg and arm injuries after being dragged under a ride-on mower driven by his grandfather. The boy was visiting his grandparents at their Manildra property near Orange, New South Wales when he wandered into the front yard about 6pm … [Read more...]

Shopping trolley falls from bridge onto car

Not the 'actual' trolley, but it is damaged and it is a shopping trolley so probably quite appropriate to attach to this story which is as it happens, is about a shopping trolley.

A shopping trolley has fallen from a bridge onto a woman's car as she was driving along a highway on the New South Wales south coast, police said. The 30-year-old woman was driving her car along The Princes Highway, Nowra, about 6am yesterday. As she drove underneath a bridge, a shopping … [Read more...]

NRL: Kevin Moore quits as Bulldogs coach

Kevin more has gone from the dogs rather than gone to the dogs.

Canterbury Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore has quit the NRL club on the eve of their clash with the New Zealand Warriors. Moore has been under pressure for weeks, with the Bulldogs losing seven of their last nine games. Assistant coach Jim Dymock will take charge of the side for tomorrow night's … [Read more...]

Chaos in Sydney as wild weather causes havoc

Tree v Train at Medlow Bath.

Sydney is facing another day of extreme weather after a storm left 33,000 homes without power and two trains disabled by downed trees. At Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains, paramedics were called to treat three people when a train reportedly carrying 20 passengers had its front carriage crushed … [Read more...]

Accountant steals $45 million from employer for luxury binge

Fraudsters - living a life of luxury at someone elses expense. That could also be a description of some politicians.

A Sydney accountant working for financial group ING looks set to plead guilty next week to stealing $45 million which she spent on luxury beachside apartments, jewellery and even Michael Jackson memorabilia. Rajina Rita Subramaniam, 41, worked as a senior accountant with the financial group ING … [Read more...]

Stuart rings the changes for Blues Origin II squad

Will Hopoate set to make his Origin debut.

New South Wales Blues coach Ricky Stuart has rung the changes for his team to face Queensland for Origin II at ANZ Stadium on 15th June. Manly teenager Will Hopate has been named in the centres and captain Paul Galllen moved from lock to the front row. Hopoate is one of five changes to the NSW … [Read more...]

Rugby League: Ryan Tandy charged with match fixing

Ryan Tandy's playing days may be over if the match fixing charges stick. This is pretty serious stuff even for a Bulldogs player.

Canterbury Bulldogs rugby league player Ryan Tandy has been charged with match-fixing over the NRL game against the North Queensland Cowboys last year. Tandy had been stood down from playing for the Bulldogs since being charged last month with four counts of lying to a NSW Crime Commission … [Read more...]

Rugby League: New South Wales team for Origin 1 announced

Canberra born Jamie Soward has plenty to smile about as he is named to make his origin debut.

Canberra Raiders star Josh Dugan has won the NSW fullback spot, ousting Jarryd Hayne for the opening State of Origin rugby league match at Suncorp Stadium on May 25. Hayne failed to make coach Ricky Stuart's team at all, with Brett Morris and Akuila Uate preferred on the wings when it was … [Read more...]

Rioters want $1m compensation despite torching police car

An 'after' photo of the police wagon torched by rioters.

A group of partygoers who attended a ''paint party'' that got out of hand in Yamba, New South Wales have walked free from court despite wrecking and torching a police vehicle. There were about 100 people at the gathering with painted bodies and clothes. Police intervened when they thought things … [Read more...]

Kurtley Beale leaving Waratahs for Melbourne Rebels

Anything Benji can do I can do better. I am such a Rebel. A rich Rebel too.

Australian Rugby star Kurtley Beale is to announce tomorrow that he has signed to play for the Melbourne Rebels in next seasons Super Rugby competition. It is understood that the Rebels lured Beale from Sydney to Melbourne with a two year financial offer he could not refuse, including lucrative … [Read more...]

O’Farrell orders NSW speed camera audit

Just another form of taxation that has little to do with road safety?

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell has ordered the Auditor-General to audit the States traffic speed cameras. There are 172 fixed cameras, six mobile cameras and 60 safety cameras to be reviewed. The auditor will look at before and after analysis of crashes at fixed camera locations and how … [Read more...]