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01/02/2015: NEWS: Peacocke leaving Home for Hollywood


IT’S news that will devastate Summer Bay fans: The country’s most popular TV star Steve Peacocke is quitting Home And Away to try his luck in Hollywood. But before lovelorn teenagers start sending tissue sales soaring, although he has filmed his final...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Child of the ’70s to join the wild bunch


THEY survived being a member of the most famous, chaotic TV family of the ’70s, but will a prolonged stay with Aussie celebs in the South African jungle prove too much? One of the child stars of The Brady Bunch has been snared to join the cast of new...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Plan to storm in would cost hostage lives


POLICE planning to storm the Lindt cafe were warned two hostages might die if they tried to end the siege. In the final hours of the siege, police were given plans to storm the premises where gunman Man Haron Monis had been holding hostages for about...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: OMG


WE know they’re TV royalty, but sitting on a golden throne might be taking it a bit too far. When The Morning Show returns to Seven for 2015 tomorrow, viewers will notice a bit of bling on the new set. Especially an antique gold chair/throne....

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: Pia copped a lot to earn dream role in Summer Bay


SHE might be known for her model looks but Pia Miller’s ready to get serious in her new role on Home and Away. The former model and TV host makes her debut on the popular Seven soap this week and says it’s been a long road to landing her dream...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: Denyer ends legal battle


Grant Denyer has dropped legal action against Woman’s Day magazine after it claimed he had a methamphetamine addiction. Last year the magazine alleged the 37- year- old Family Feud host ( pictured) and his wife Cheryl had gone into rehab in Thailand...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: Lily V gets Black label support


GRAMMY Award-winning American muso Chauncey Black has signed local singer Lily V to his label. And the pair have collaborated on a single called Tattoo, shooting the video clip in front of the famous Coca-Cola sign on William Street. Black, as C....

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: Weaving cut from same cloth as dad


THERE’S noo doubting who his dad is. Harry Greenwood is the spitting image of his actor dad Hugo Weaving in the latest images from Nine’s Gallipoli. The 26-year-old NIDA graduate shines in his first lead role as a young soldier. “People either follow...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: VERY IMPORTANT PARTIES

TODAY Internationally acclaimed film Rosewater has its Australian premiere at the St George Open Air Cinema, with the subject of the film, Maziar Bahari, walking the red carpet. TUESDAY The Thomas Sabo S/S 2015 exclusive launch is on at Claire’s...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: AGONY UNCLE

JAMES BLUNT SERVES UP MORE LIFE ADVICE

01/02/2015: INSIDER: ISABEL LUCAS


IT was a rare red carpet appearance, but a welcome one, when Lucas attended a screening of The Loft in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The former Home and Away star looked sophisticated and feminine in the Jenny Packham dress from the neck down, but I think...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: JENNIFER LAWRENCE


THE actor donned Prada at the Producers Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles last weekend and, aside from the low cut, was unremarkable. The colour washed her out and the style was far from flattering. The actor needs to up her fashion game after a...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: ROSIE HUNTINGTON- WHITELEY


A SATIN slip says “boudoir-inspired”. Add lace and it says “goodnight”. Huntington-Whiteley wore her own design from the Rosie for Autograph collection for Marks and Spencer at the launch of her fragrance in London on Thursday. While the gown was...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: KRIS JENNER


IT’S not easy to look completely hideous in Chanel but Jenner made it look easy at the fashion house’s haute couture show in Paris on Tuesday. Coco Chanel famously said to take one thing off before one leaves home. Jenner should have ditched the whole...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Frocks that flatter your figure


Pear-shaped women have narrow shoulders and curvy hips TIPS: V-neck and off-the-shoulder flared dresses are best to offset fuller hips A-line skirts will even out the lower body’s proportions Avoid curve-hugging fabrics Apple body types tend to...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Fluoro craze gives tennis a serve of style


I’m writing this from Los Angeles. At the risk of infuriating the #askbetterquestions movement, I am sad to be missing the finals of the Australian Open at home because it has been such a fashionable competition. I love watching tennis and this year...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: JESSICA HART HEADING HOME


NEW York-based model Jessica Hart will come home this April but has no plans to go to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Instead, the 28-year-old will be posing for clothing store Portmans. Since resigning her contract as the face of the brand, she...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: RETRO IN FOCUS


CALLING all vintage fashion fans — collector Sandie Bizys is closing shop and will auction more than 600 original designs this month. Everything from Christian Dior bolero jackets to millinery supplies will be up for grabs on February 15. See the full...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: ANASTA CHARITY


IT’S been a busy y weekend for Jodi Anasta. The actress, who turns 30 today, took baby by Aleeia to the Sass ass & Bide X Barnados dos event in Centennial Park k yesterday. “I’ve never taken aken her out to something like this before so I’m excited...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: TEN- HUT


THE military look has been revamped this season with sophisticated slim- fit coats, knee- length skirts and slouchy officer uniforms. Designers Marc Jacobs and Sacai’s Chitose Abe led the way for spring/summer 2015 with their take on the urban utility...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: A lust for life is why the lady is a champ


Lady Susan Renouf could give a masterclass to women half her age on how to live a joyous, passionate life. Currently undergoing yet another bout of chemotherapy to combat the ovarian cancer she has battled for more than two years, Renouf, 75, was still...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Rush wins award for the best clanger


WAS there ever anyone to sprout such an elegant faux pas as Geoffrey Rush? The Academy Awardwinning actor was, let’s face it, confronted with some monumental competition when it came to executing a clanger at Thursday night’s AACTA Awards — whether it...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: GUESS WHO DON’T SUE

WHICH fringe TV personality has been the target of a social media campaign aimed at outing her rumoured relationship with a certain powerbroker? As a woman of a certain age, perhaps she feels a little bit chuffed to be in the femme fatale category —...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: MY KITCHEN RULES NEW SEASON LAUNCH


IF star power is anything to go by, Seven is counting on a bumper next season of My Kitchen Rules. That was evident in the calibre of talent from across the network showing up to support the launch of the sixth season of the popular reality cooking...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: MECCA MAXIMA’SA’S AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST BEAUTY LAUNCH


MANY in the beauty industry made their way to China Heights in Surry Hills on Thursday night for a preview of the latest brand to hit Mecca Maxima stores in March. Guests, including those in the beauty media, were given a sneak peak at the brand Urban...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: DINNER WITH HEIDI KLUM


IT was billed as an intimate dinner and conversation with Heidi Klum. David Jones invited a select group of media and industry types to farewell the supermodel with a dinner at Guillaume Brahimi’s restaurant on Wednesday night. After a busy few days...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: THE SOCIAL DIARY BOOK LAUNCH


IT was a wet and cold Tuesday evening, but that didn’t stop guests celebrating the launch of Ros Reines’ new book The Social Diary. After 20 years as “Sydney’s queen of gossip”, the book will no doubt have many notable Sydneysiders checking to see if...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: WALLABY QUADE HAS GOT IT MADE


FOOTBALLER Quade de Cooper has landed one of the hottest women in the country. The Wallabies star is believed to be dating model and television presenter Laura Dundovic, who Confidential hears iss one of the contestants on Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: Top Model team honour Charlotte


TRIBUTE will be paid to the late Charlotte Dawson when Australia’s Next Top Model returns for 2015. Confidential can reveal the ninth series will premiere on Foxtel’s Fox8 channel on April 30 at 7.30pm hosted by Jennifer Hawkins, who will be joined on...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: Becky says Cody is just good friend


US singer Becky G has placed Cody Simpson clearly in the friend zone. The 17-year-old, whose full name is Rebbeca Marie Gomez and is best known for the hit Shower, told Confidential she and Simpson are just friends and that’s all they ever will...

01/02/2015: CONFIDENTIAL: ON THE RADAR


MANDY McElhinney says she felt the power of being a bigger-sized woman after transforming her body to play mining magnate Gina Rinehart. “It’s incredibly powerful to walk around in different body shapes,” McElhinney says of playing Rinehart in Nine’s...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: HOT TICKETS

THEATRE SWEET CHARITY Winner of the 2014 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Musical, SOH until next Sunday. Bookings: 9250 7777 BLOOD BROTHERS Hit musical about twin brothers separated at birth yet tragically intertwined, Hayes Theatre Co, Friday until...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Remade gamble a ring-in


As far as remakes go, reimagining a fondly remembered 1974 film starring James Caan and casting Mark Wahlberg in his place may sound like a cunning plan. Wahlberg is undeniably a strong box-office draw, and isn’t without his own set of onscreen...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: THE GAMBLER

Paramount Director Rupert Wyatt Rating MA15+ Running time 111 minutes Verdict A flat, forgettable remake of a 1970s gem

01/02/2015: INSIDER: The big race problems are all still there


SHOCKINGLY snubbed in the best director and best actor categories in this year’s Academy Award nominations, Selma arrives in cinemas more relevant than ever. Not only did Oscar voters foolishly overlook these key categories, America’s own issues with...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Just havin’ a laugh at espionage, British-style


JUST as he reinvented the superhero movie with the mischievously violent and smart Kick-Ass, so filmmaker Matthew Vaughn turns his fan-boy attentions to the formulaic tendencies of the British spy genre. Here, then, is a barmy, bloody and brilliantly...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: NOW SHOWING

FOXCATCHER 134 minutes (M) A slow-burn drama about ambition, family and tragedy that bristles with intense performances. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING 123 minutes (PG) Stephen Hawking is the subject of this romantic drama. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

20th Century Fox Director Matthew Vaughn Rating MA15+ Running time 129 minutes Verdict A snappy, sophisticated swipe at Bond and all that he stands for

01/02/2015: INSIDER: SELMA

Studio Canal Director Ava Duvernay Rating M Running time 128 minutes Verdict A spirited and timely look at a key moment in history

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Waving goodbye to hellish holidays


I’ve decided to cancel holidays. They’re just too stressful. This week I returned to work in the office after maternity leave. Mistakenly, I decided that just before this, our little family needed to get away on a beach break and “relax.” So we blew...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: A saucy hobby may just save a relationship


I LIVE in Sydney and my girlfriend lives in Melbourne — we’re spending a fortune on airfares, to say nothing of the frustration. Can long-distance relationships work, or do I have to bite the bullet and move? Dennis, Carlingford Dear Dennis, In my...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Parenting teens means taking the time to listen


My daughter is trying to tell me a story. I can tell it’s important because her face is animated and she’s gesticulating, but I’m not listening because it’s 45 minutes before we’re due at the outdoor cinema. I need to print out the tickets, dry my hair...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Penn writes himself into a sticky corner


SEAN Penn could be unblocking a toilet and still I’d watch spellbound. He’s one of those rare actors who disappear into a role so you can’t recall them playing anyone else. I suspect that his ability to inhabit a situation so fully has led to his...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: A woman freed of a drab life’s shackles


EMMA Freedman (above) is a thoroughly good egg: talented, funny, imaginative and sunny-natured even when the weather was throwing her curve balls. One Sunday morning I bumped into her at Channel 9 where she was attempting to present the weather from...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Sweet story poses an awkward question

I LOVE the story of Sammie Welch, a 23-year-old single mother who kept her three-year-old son Rylan occupied with games and music during a five-hour train ride in the UK, even pulling him onto her knee when another passenger needed his seat. Unbeknown...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Classic low-key luxe wins out over flashy nail art


At last week’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jennifer Aniston and Julianne Moore snubbed E! News’ request for them to strut their fingers before the “mani cam”. The mani cam is a box-like contraption into which celebrities are asked to “walk” their...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Couture makes a veiled reference to shaded beauty


AS anticipation heightens in the lead-up to the premiere of the 50 Shades of Grey movie, websites are selling everything from branded “white silk” wine (read the book and you’ll get the link) to black satin masks (that particular connection is kind of...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: COUNTER CONFIDENTIAL FEBRUARY’S BEST BUYS


Maybelline New York Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil, $9.95, pharmacies Packed with 35 per cent pigment, this super-easy-to-apply lip crayon comes in 10 neutral-to-neon collect-all shades — but a must-have is the poppy-bright Fab Orange. Garnier...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: LOOK OF THE WEEK ROSE BYRNE


THE trail blazer was a standout in this Maticevski ensemble at Thursday’s AACTA Awards at The Star in Sydney. Af lash of stomach balanced out the full skirt and voluminous top, and silver accessories complemented the cute, contemporary look.

01/02/2015: INSIDER: WHO WORE IT BEST


THE new faces of Chanel’s handbag campaign were special guests at its couture show on Tuesday. ALICE DELLAL WHO said punks can’t wear tweed? Only the edgy Brit model could pull this off with so much sass — even the retro wide-leg trousers. KRISTEN...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: CONNOR BARRY MCNAMARA


CONNOR is a super-happy baby who is always smiling and laughing. He travelled to Queensland last year and got to meet some animals at a wildlife park. He gets very excited when he sees his breakfast bowl as he knows it’s time to eat.

01/02/2015: INSIDER: JAXON LESLIE VASRAM


JAXON loves chatting with his dad when he gets home from work, telling him all about his day and what he’s been up to. He loves bath time and sitting outside watching his dog Austin play. Jaxon brightens up his parents’ mornings with his infectious...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: MAEVE EILEEN LILY GORDON


MAEVE enjoys joining her mum on morning walks with their dog Maggie. She already has a love of the outdoors, especially to watch clouds and trees. She is named after a Celtic queen who was a strong warrior, as her parents hoped she’d be strong after...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: MASON LEVI KHOURY


MASON is a laid-back and happy little boy who loves splashing around in the bath and looking at himself in the mirror. He likes to spend time playing with his cousins Thomas, 4 and Zachary, 2. He is excited to learn how to swim and is starting lessons...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: EMERALD SKYE TEMPEST


EMERALD is curious about the world around her and is always amazed at what she sees and learns. She loves watching funny cartoons on TV and smiles and giggles at everyone she meets. She likes to make lots of noise and blow raspberries, entertaining...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Dad on duty in new TV lead


Playing dad in his first TV lead is one thing — but ABC’s Hiding star James Stewart has revealed he’s now the go-to guy for a growing number of his close mates who are taking on real-life house husband duties. Reversing roles — and an inspiring...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Never-fail recipe, MKR’s boiling


REALITY fatigue? Not for the fresh batch of My Kitchen Rules hopefuls who kick off a new season of instant restaurants tomorrow. First stop, a trek north to Mt Isa, where gold-plated characters Jac and Shaz serve up their “go-to, never-fail” meals to...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Going nuts for Pete’s paleo way


HATERS gonna hate, hate, hate but Pete Evans is shaking off the animosity directed at his paleo food choices and the healthy lifestyle message he is now known for championing. While his fondness for activated almonds sent people nuts last year when he...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Kodi’s keeping A-list company


HIS performance in Nine’s war epic Gallipoli is poised to make him a household name for his tender and taut portrayal of soldier Thomas “Tolly” Johnson in the seven-part series (to premiere next Monday night). But the world was getting to know Kodi...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Right next door to nirvana


A COUPLE of years ago, while working as a Sydney Confidential scribe, I received a phone call on our tipster line from a woman who was calling from Fratelli Fresh’s Cafe Sopra in Walsh Bay. In hushed tones, the woman was ever-so-discreetly explaining...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: FRATELLI PARLAMENTO


229-231 Macquarie St, Sydney Phone: (02) 9216 5000 Web: fratellifresh.com.au Style: Casual Italian Open: Lunch noon-3pm Monday-Sunday; aperitivo/bar/pizza menu 3pm-6pm; dinner 6pm-10pm Monday-Saturday, and 6pm-9pm Sunday Highlight: The seared tuna and...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: SUMMER PUDDING


SERVES 6 PREPARATION TIME 30 MINUTES COOKING TIME 5 MINUTES 2 punnets strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters 1 punnet raspberries 1 punnet blueberries 100g caster sugar 75ml water Juice of 1 lemon 1 loaf of brioche 1 Put the cut strawberries,...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Blessed by an abundant array of summer berries


THERE’S a lot to love about summer. Quite apart from the warm weather, summer holidays, dips in the ocean and the general good mood that seems to come over everyone (except when it’s too hot), there’s the added bonus of summer produce — a dizzying...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: TASTE CONFIDENTIAL On Sunday


ITS anticipated opening is still a few months away but buzz is building that the old Bennelong site at the Sydney Opera House is set to be the new home of Quay. It was confirmed in November that Quay head chef Peter Gilmore and owner John Fink (both...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: QUICK BITE ANDY ALLEN


MASTERCHEF champ Andy Allen is currently based at Bronte’s Three Blue Ducks and is also an ambassador for H2 Coco coconut oil, encouraging us to add it to our cooking and lifestyle. What did you have last night for dinner? Honestly — no fudging. I had...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: First look at Daniel Johns


DANIEL Johns is missing a droid. As swirling winds whip across the Stockton sand dunes on a searingly hot summer day, Johns looks like a reimagined Luke Skywalker walking through a desert planet. It is his first video shoot in eight years for his...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Mingay a man of many talents


Early in his career, Ben Mingay had his heart set on being in McLeod’s Daughters. “That was my dream because my sisters were addicted to it,” says Mingay, who has three older sisters as well as a brother. “When I first started in musical theatre all...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: The secret’s out, Boutella steps into movies


ANYONE impressed by Sofia Boutella’s action skills as the femme fatale in Matthew Vaughn’s bonkers new spy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service may be intrigued to learn where the budding actor honed those skills ... touring as a backing dancer for...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Matt’s dive into cabaret pays off


WHEN it comes to slashie careers, Olympic diver/cabaret artist is one of the more unusual ones. For Matthew Mitcham, the leap from the diving board to the stage began with the ukulele. “I had to take three months of bed rest because I had stress...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Singles swing into ’ 80s style in a comedy of manners


AFTER Dinner is an excruciatingly funny yet surprisingly tender comedy of manners that pretty well everyone will relate to in some way or other. It was written by Andrew Bovell (The Secret River, Lantana) in 1988 and was his first play, showing an...

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: 20 QUESTIONS


Current Affairs 1 In the 2015 Safe Cities Index, which city was named as the world’s safest? 2 A Gold Coast property owned by which Aussie pop star’s mother was searched in conjunction with the investigation into the disappearance of Novy Chardon? 3...

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: SAMURAI SUDOKU

Samurai sudoku puzzles consist of five overlapping sudoku grids. The standard sudoku rules apply to each 9 x 9 grid. Place digits from 1 to 9 in each empty cell. Every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box should contain one of each digit. The puzzles...

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1 How many teams play in cricket’s 2015 World Cup? 2 Which Australian is the world’s fastest tennis server? 3 What type of tree is a coolabah? 4 Funnel-web spiders are associated with which Australian city? 5 The Bonaparte Archipelago is in which...

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: SUDOKU

Fill the grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 boxes contains the digits from 1 to 9 only once.

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: CRYPTIC

Across 4 Set for unusual wooded area (6) 7 Diabolical in plant with a learner (8) 8 Appearance on Hindu god with girl and sailor (6) 9 Representatives return holding wound dressing as thin sharp fragment (8) 11 Money saved to induce a layer to...

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE


TRY your luck here, and $500,000 could be yours. The second picture has 10 changes; circle them or send a list, with your name and address on the back of the envelope, to: Spot the Difference, The Sunday Telegraph, PO Box 222, Eastern Suburbs MC, 2004....

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: Last week’s differences

1 Bird added. 2 Tree different colour. 3 Building missing. 4 Cloud moved. 5 Shorts different colour. 6 Phone moved. 7 Dog missing. 8 Shoe different colour. 9 Long pants added. 10 Butterfly added.

01/02/2015: PUZZLES: Last week’s winners

$10 – T. Strachan, Narellan $5 – S. Pfeffer, Elanora Heights; M. Stasinowsky, Mount Druitt; I. Scarratt, Lugarno

01/02/2015: INSIDER: A match born of a love of laughter


CHANNEL 7 journalist Lee Jeloscek spent his first 24 years in his home town of Adelaide before doing a backpacker stint in the UK and landing in Sydney, starting life as a political journalist. And if it hadn’t been for work, the 34-year-old would...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: LYNETTE BOLTON ASK A PLANNER


Q My fiance and I are unsure whether to have a wishing well or a gift registry. Is it wrong to ask guests for money and not give them a gift option? A Having a wishing well is very common at weddings. Many couples live together before they finally tie...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: WEDDING OF THE WEEK

Dress: Beaded halterneck Jenny Packham gown Honeymoon: Three weeks in Thailand When and where married: Killcare Surf Club on October 4

01/02/2015: INSIDER: SUSAN GATSIOS, 24, AND MICHAEL ATME, 25


Dress An ivory beaded lace halter-neck gown designed by personalisedweddingscouture.com.au in Earlwood Honeymoon Mauritius for 10 days AFTER meeting Susan through mutual friends in 2011, Michael took some initiative to make her his girl. He sent...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: JOHN AND MAUREEN BURFORD


JOHN and Maureen met at Narrabeen Beach in 1959 and instantly fell for each other. The couple married at St Joseph’s Church in Burwood on January 30, 1965. The Burfords began their married life in Canberra before moving back to Sydney and settling in...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: STEPHANIE HANDEL, 24, AND JOHN ELDER, 26


Dress An ivory beaded lace halter-neck gown designed by personalisedweddingscouture.com.au in Earlwood Honeymoon Five weeks in Italy THEIR mothers certainly knew best. Best friends in high school, Stephanie and John’s mothers introduced them in 2006...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: REBEKAH KENDALL, 32, AND BRETT TAYLOR, 30


Dress A handmade silk gown with a beaded, jewelled neckline, purchased online from Melbourne designer Anna Campbell Honeymoon Maui and Waikiki for nine nights THE world of online dating proved to be a positive endeavour for Rebekah and Brett, who met...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Time to think outside the boxers


FOR those of you struggling to find the perfect gift for the bride and groom, check out the newest offering from Ocho and Oak. Designed by Vanessa Vanselow and inspired by all things summer, these funky, functional swim pieces look the...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: Make your day wheelie special


IF you think wedding cakes are cheesy, check out the cheese stacks available from Salt Meats Cheese. For the bride who’s after something different for her wedding cake, consider a stack of cheese. Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria has created an...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: A guilt-free high tea, with no hangover


EVER heard of a hens’ party that leaves you feeling better the next day? Sadhana Kitchen is Sydney’s first organic, plantbased raw food and wholefoods cafe. That means none of the items on the menu have been cooked above 40° C and all of them use the...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: BABY OF THE WEEK


Born August 11, 2014 Weight 2.93kg Hospital Sutherland Hospital KAREELA’S Lauren Ellis still remembers the day when the line showed up on her positive pregnancy test. It was among her happiest days, until of course the joyous and safe arrival of son...

01/02/2015: INSIDER: DAISY MICHIKO GALEA


LITTLE Daisy is a water baby who loves floating in the pool with her inflatable crocodile toy. She loves to play with her cats Kodak and Fuji, who are both hairless devon rexs. She also likes to keep busy making those around her smile, and with her...

01/02/2015: CRICKET: India sweat on Sharma

INDIA remain hopeful Ishant Sharma will be fit for the start of the World Cup despite the star paceman suffering a flareup of a knee injury. Sharma hasn’t bowled competitively since picking up a knee injury in the Boxing Day Test. The 26-year-old made...

01/02/2015: CRICKET: Heat hot on hunt for coach

BRISBANE Heat are on the hunt for a dedicated Big Bash League coach and want a highprofile successor to dumped state legend Stuart Law. Law was undermined by players but Queensland Cricket has also realised it must change its one-coach...

01/02/2015: CRICKET: Smith, Pup leadership issue can’t be fixed with musical chairs


AUSTRALIAN cricket captains come and they go, usually accompanied by ample fanfare. But they rarely hang around on the periphery, clouding the issue of who actually is in charge. Currently that is the situation with Michael Clarke. He’s on the...

01/02/2015: CRICKET: LOVE HIM OR LOATHE HIM, YOU CAN’T DENY CLARKE’S DEDICATION

YESTERDAY was a day that Michael Clarke feared may never eventuate. Six-and-a-half weeks ago his cricketing career appeared over. Hamstring surgery followed and a dedication that few athletes could ever fathom was ignited. There’s been talk of player...

01/02/2015: FOOTBALL: NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION


SURELY the wait can’tcan t go onn much longer? We’reWe re into the 15th ro round d of the A- A-LeagueA League and the Wanderers are still searching for their first win, but captain Nikolai Topor Stanley says the break hash served them well. Western...

01/02/2015: FOOTBALL: New Jets on board

EMBATTLED Newcastle Jets coach Phil Stubbins has started the rebuilding process with four new signings following a dramatic week that saw the unprecedented sacking of five senior players and three coaching staff on the one day. As the deadline closed...

01/02/2015: SPORT: DESERT STORM


RUSSELL Wilson is a marketing executive’s dream. He is the approachable Super Bowl champ who visits sick children every Tuesday, his only off day. By all accounts he’s no more likely to end up in a police report on NFL boss Roger Goodell’s desk than...

01/02/2015: SPORT: NFL BLITZ

MORTAL COMBAT THEY’RE the two biggest personalities at Super Bowl XLIX — Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — and they came together days out from their NFL showdown, put aside their team rivalry, and played...

01/02/2015: SPORT: SUPER DECISION


PHOENIX: Seattle coach Pete Carroll said it will be up to star cornerback Richard Sherman to decide whether to miss the Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labour. “I would not like to miss the birth of my first kid, but God willing, we...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Cousins gets All-Star call-up

NEW YORK: Sacramento Kings centre DeMarcus Cousins was named to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference squad for the 64th NBA All-Star Game on February 15, the league announced yesterday.

01/02/2015: SPORT: Carrick injury blow for United

MANCHESTER: Midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out by Manchester United for about four weeks. Carrick has a muscle injury and could miss up to six games, depriving United of a player instrumental in their improved results since November.

01/02/2015: SPORT: Zaripova set to lose gold

MOSCOW: London Olympic steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova could be stripped of her gold after Russian officials banned her for doping. Her results from June to September 2012 were cancelled, meaning she will likely lose her 2012 Olympic gold.

01/02/2015: SPORT: Police called in Keane incident

MANCHESTER: British police are investigating an alleged road-rage incident involving former Manchester United captain Roy Keane. Local media reported that Keane got into an altercation with a taxi driver in the town of Altrincham on Friday.

01/02/2015: SPORT DETAILS: SUNDAY SPORTSWORD

ACROSS 1. Knight Riders IPL captain, Gautam ... (7) 5. 1964-80 Geelong ruckman and Footy Show host (3,6) 10. ‘70s NSW and Test all-rounder (4,7) 11. Brisbane’s 1981-2001 NBL star, ... Loggins (5) 12. Cricket’s Hot ... infrared imaging (4) 13. Players...

01/02/2015: SPORT DETAILS: Solution No 167

29. Wire attaching yachtsman to the mast (7) 30. Baseball’s batsman (6) 31. 1984-2001 WIndies quick, Courtney ... (5) 34. Dutch system at the 1974 World Cup, ... football (5) 35. ‘20s Test captain Warwick Armstrong’s nickname, the Big ... (4) 36. ‘90s...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Cheats living in denial


LANCE Armstrong said sorry. Again. It’s just that, the way he said it, you still could not help feel he was only sorry he got caught. Having extracted the long-sought confession, Oprah tried to make Armstrong cry. Tears lubricate the engine of the...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Forget players, NRL fans need a rest

ARELENTLESS schedule with regular-season games played through Origin and followed by internationals. Bombarded by the media with its voracious appetite for headlines and scandal, let alone what happens on the field. Little time to spend time with...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Brat cunning: Captain Hewitt is a positive step for Australian tennis


THE journey from brat to ambassador has been, well, adventurous. But Lleyton Hewitt’s appointment as Davis Cup captain upon his retirement at next year’s Australian Open is exciting for Australian tennis. Those of us who have attended Hewitt’s press...

01/02/2015: NEWS: IS jihadis are ‘porn viewing losers’


LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson has come under attack after claiming jihadis who join groups such as Islamic State are “losers” obsessed with pornography. Mr Johnson claimed this was the analysis of MI5 experts who had done “psychological profiling” on the...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Star Wars helmet puts British soldiers ahead


IT may look more Star Wars than standard army issue, but a revolutionary new helmet will soon be giving British troops unprecedented protection on the battlefield. The state-of-the-art Viper helmet replaces the “pudding bowl” used by the British Army...

01/02/2015: REAL ESTATE: Historic hub no mere ghost of former self


A HUB in the Lower Hunter, Maitland is a historical city 160km northwest of Sydney and just 35km from Newcastle. Home to approximately 67,000 people, Maitland has a colourful past and a popular present thanks to the thriving wine industry that has...

01/02/2015: REAL ESTATE: HISTORY ON THE HILL IN MAITLAND

FIVE minutes out of Maitland’s town centre, this 1830s stone cottage is one of the first homes in the region. There are many original features still intact, including cedar timber work, open fireplaces, a sandstone-flagged veranda and high...

01/02/2015: REAL ESTATE: Hold on to your hats, it’s gonna get bumpy


IT’S time to press the reset button. And the Reserve Bank is going to make it official on Tuesday. You need to reassess everything you thought you knew was going to — or even just might — happen in 2015. This certainly applies to investments; to...

01/02/2015: REAL ESTATE: SHARE TIPS


BUY ORIGIN ENERGY ( ORG) We upgrade our recommendation following the 35 per cent pullback since September. While ORG’s earnings will fall due to lower gas prices, the utility business provides some buffer. WOOLWORTHS ( WOW) Recent underperformance by...

01/02/2015: REAL ESTATE: FISHING

DAMIAN KERVES SEAS permitting, tailor and salmon are grabbing ganged pilchards off the rock ledges at North Avoca. Fresh fish baits are tempting bream in the gutters located at the northern end of MacMasters Beach. An evening session spent perched on...

01/02/2015: RACING: Ray’s no cobalt comment

RACING NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy would not speculate on persistent rumours there are more “positives” to cobalt in NSW racing. “We won’t make any comment until we have dealt with the Darren Smith and Paul Murray cases,’’ Murrihy told At The Track...

01/02/2015: RACING: LIZZ’S LIFE CUT SHORT

MIKE Symons, chairman of Melbourne Racing Club, was moved to make the following statement after the death of Lizz Rice, after a riding accident at Caulfield on January 12. “It is with great sadness and respect that I express my condolences and those...

01/02/2015: RACING: JOHN’S BREEDING DREAM

JOHN Camilleri created some sort of record at Rosehill yesterday — he bred both feature race juvenile winners, Vancouver and Fireworks. Camilleri owns the Danehill mare Skates, the dam of new Golden Slipper favourite Vancouver, winner of the Canonbury...

01/02/2015: RACING: SISTONIC HISTRIONICS

BLACK Caviar’s three-quarter sister Sistonic showed she has her share of ability with a ridiculously easy win at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Sistonic showed blinding speed early to lead and then rider Jye McNeil put the brakes on from the top of...

01/02/2015: RACING: OUTREACH FRACTURES PELVIS

OUTREACH, the full-brother to 2013 Golden Slipper winner Overreach, fractured his pelvis after a gallant debut second to Vancouver in the Canonbury Stakes. After the race, stewards reported Outreach was “acutely lame in the near hind leg”.

01/02/2015: TENNIS: Novak is a lesson for toughness


THE sign of a champion is when they take a weakness and turn it into a strength. There was a perception when Novak Djokovic was emerging that he could be fragile mentally and physically. Even after he won a Grand Slam title, there were doubts about...

01/02/2015: TENNIS: Local legends tip a fifth Open crown for world No. 1

NOVAK Djokovic is the popular pick among Australian tennis royalty to claim his fifth Australian Open title to night. Legends of the local game, including Rod Laver, Tony Roche, Ken Rosewall and John Newcombe, gathered in Melbourne yesterday to honour...

01/02/2015: TENNIS: SLOVAKIA’S MIHALIKOVA CLAIMS JNR GIRLS TITLE

TEREZA Mihalikova of Slovakia took out the Australian Open junior girls’ title on Saturday, winning five consecutive games after Katie Swan took a medical time-out and beating the British player 6-1, 6-4. Swan left leading 3-0 in the second set, later...

01/02/2015: TENNIS: She’s simply serene


SERENA Williams has continued her relentless march toward immortality with another demoralising Australian Open final triumph over Maria Sharapova. Adding another chapter to the sport’s most one-sided rivalry, Williams outclassed the Russian 6-3 7-6...

01/02/2015: TENNIS: City boss urges Costa ‘change’

LONDON: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said banned Diego Costa needs to change his game after the Chelsea forward was hit with an immediate three-game ban on Friday. Costa’s suspension means he missed the Premier League leaders’...

01/02/2015: TENNIS: Ko shooting for world No.1

OCALA, FLORIDA: Lydia Ko is 18 holes from history. The 17-year-old New Zealander birdied five consecutive holes and shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the Coates Golf Championship yesterday to take the outright lead in the LPGA Tour’s season...

01/02/2015: RUGBY: Karmichael upstaged on debut


KARMICHAEL Hunt's debut for the Queensland Reds last night in Cairns was specked with moments of style. Yet he will be happy to forget being fleeced for the 90m runaway try that got a 28-13 upset rolling for the Melbourne Rebels. His injections into...

01/02/2015: RUGBY: Burgess great . . . then game started


SAM Burgess looked awesome at Irish Independent Park, Cork, bursting on to the ball, running into gaps and setting up the second phase play. Then, unfortunately for him, the game started. This match, an “A” international between England Saxons and...

01/02/2015: RUGBY: PREMIER CLASH KICKS OFF SEASON

RUGBY premiers Eastwood begin their 2015 campaign with the annual clash with their Brisbane counterparts Queensland University at Millner Field on February 14. With John Manenti remaining as coach, the Woodies’ only loss from last season is the...

01/02/2015: BOXING: Big Gal v SBW is


THE trans-Tasman footballing superfight between dual international Sonny Bill Williams and NSW State of Origin captain Paul Gallen should be less than 12 months away. Preliminary negotiations about the cross-code boxing bout are underway, with Gallen...

01/02/2015: BOXING: Cadel’s proudest achievement — putting bums on bike seats

AUSTRALIAN cycling will be not so much farewelling Cadel Evans today as thanking him. Cycling’s enormous surge in popularity — as both sport and recreation — has coincided with Evans’ brilliant career, which comes to an emotional end with the Cadel...

01/02/2015: BOXING: HOW BOUT WENT DOWN BY ROUNDS

Welliver makes a fast start, attacking Williams with a combination before pushing him on the ropes. Williams lands sharp jabs and body rips but Welliver evades. 10-9 WELLIVER. Williams ups his work-rate, snapping at Welliver’s hefty frame before...

01/02/2015: BOXING: NEYLAN WINS WOMEN’S RACE

AUSTRALIAN cyclist Rachel Neylan has scored the first win of her senior career, taking out the inaugural women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The 2012 world road championships silver medallist broke clear with 9km left and stayed clear to the...

01/02/2015: BOXING: GOOD EVANS!

LONG-RANGE punters might like to get on Evans winning the 2035 Tour de France. Not Cadel but Robel, 4, the Ethiopian orphan he and wife Chiara adopted. He’s already showing form . . .

01/02/2015: BOXING: now all the rage


ever really putting Gallen in any danger. Gallen declared he would be ready to fight Williams in 12 months after producing what he believes is the best ring performance of his career. Gallen defeated Rayment via unanimous decision over four rounds,...

01/02/2015: BOXING: ‘It’s the closest to death I’ll ever be without dying’


AUSTRALIAN Jack Bobridge has fallen agonisingly short of the world hour record by missing the benchmark by just 500m in Melbourne last night. In front of 1200 screaming fans at the DISC velodrome, Bobridge was under world record pace at the halfway...

01/02/2015: BOXING: Meehan proves a smash hit

WITH the hands down swagger and raw power, Willis Meehan looked every bit an intimidator in his k knockout victory over Fredd die Miller. Just 19, the Sydney Roosters backrower manhandled the 35-year-old American, bloodying his face before dropping...

01/02/2015: BOXING: Mundine, Green let rip again

THE hostilities extended into the Channel Nine coverage last night, with Anthony Mundine and Danny Green trading insults. Mundine beat Green when they fought as supermiddleweights in 2006. After the opening fight, Nine went to a panel where host Erin...

01/02/2015: CRICKET: Home truths hit the mark


GEOFF Marsh knows from experience how the pressures of hosting a World Cup can cripple a side and he has been called in to counsel Australia’s new generation on how to avoid the mistakes of 1992. Marsh has one son in the Australian squad and another...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: WILLIAMS- SONOMA PADERNO SPIRALIZER


If you’re looking to cut the carbs, this makes spiral cuts, shoestring and vegetable noodles. Paleoinspired zucchini “pasta” won’t be as good as the real thing, but it gets a big tick in the nutrition stakes. $ 50, williams- sonoma. com. au

01/02/2015: RETAIL: FOUR- KILO KETTLE BELL


Working out with weights is the way to fast- track your fitness, and this will come in handy on the days you can’t make it to the gym. $12, kmart. com. au

01/02/2015: RETAIL: AVANCER COLD PRESS SLOW JUICER


A regular juicer uses blades to cut and chop fruit or vegetables, whereas a cold press juicer uses a mechanism to squeeze all the juice from them. It’s a little slower, however it can produce up to two times the amount of juice compared with a...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: BERLEI SHIFT CONTOUR SPORTS BRA


The days of basic black or beige sports bras are long gone. And support hasn’t been sacrificed for style, Berlei’s sports bras are tested by the Australian Institute of Sport and can reduce breast bounce by up to 60%. $ 69.95, berlei. com. au

01/02/2015: RETAIL: THE BEAUTY CHEF DETOX INNER BEAUTY POWDER


Get the benefits of a juice cleanse without worrying about juicing. This green powder contains broccoli, beetroot, kale, rosemary, St Mary’s thistle, dandelion, barley grass and more to help your body neutralise toxins for optimum health and great...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: SKECHERS GOWALK 2 SUPER SOCK


Specifically designed for walking, these shoes are made using performance technologies and materials to offer flexibility and feedback for a more responsive walking experience. $99.95, 1800 655 154

01/02/2015: RETAIL: LUKE HEATH DYNAMIC FITNESS APP


Have your own personal trainer on hand with this app that provides five- minute workouts based on HIIT ( high- intensity interval training) and functional strength- based training, to get you fitter, faster. Free, iTunes. com

01/02/2015: RETAIL: OISELLE X SOLEUS DASH FLYTE


Oiselle, the women’s running apparel company, has teamed up with sports watch company Soleus to create technical timepieces for runners. This classic chrono running watch includes 30 lap memory, six interval timers, 10- run data storage, dual time...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: homewares & gifts

HARD TO FIND Up to 60 per cent off a range of homewares, gifts and fashion. When: While stocks last Where: hardtofind. com. au PETER’S OF KENSINGTON End-of-year clearance sale with Lucky Charm top was $199, now $99; All Prepped blazer was $319, now...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: furniture & interiors

WORKSHOPPED Clearance sale on floor stock from over 200 Australian designers, including furniture, lighting, homewares and accessories. When: Until next Saturday Where: Shop 2, 8 Hill St, Surry Hills SPENCE & LYDA Get up to 70 per cent off all floor...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: fashion

DESHABILLE Buy any two pieces from the Pink Hope Tulip range and get a free Pink Hope top valued at $54.95. When: Until February 13 Where: deshabille. com. au TIGHT TIGERS Summer sale, up to 80 per cent off. When: While stocks last Where:...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: accessories

NICOLE FENDEL End-of-season sale, with up to 70 per cent off. When: Ends today Where: nicolefendel.com FINERY THE LABEL Get an extra 20 per cent off all items plus free shipping. When: Ends Thursday Where: finerythelabel.com CELINE Vintage Celine...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: beauty

RY Get 10 per cent off Aussie brands including ASAP, De Lorenzo, Skinstitut and more. When: Ends today Where: ry. com. au

01/02/2015: RETAIL: appliances

ANDATECH LifeSpring Slow Juicer reduced from $799 to $399. When: While stocks last Where: andatech.com.au

01/02/2015: RETAIL: kids

MERINO KIDS Get 50 per cent off selected summer stock. When: Ends Tuesday Where: merinokids.com.au

01/02/2015: RACING: Top dog one of kind


THE 50th NSW Greyhound of the Year will be announced at a gala function at Sydney’s The Star on Friday, February 20, with the 2014 finalists well up to the benchmark set from the inaugural awards in 1965. National Sprint Championship winner Chica...

01/02/2015: RACING: THE WEEK AHEAD

TUESDAY Goulburn – Track holds its first meeting for 2015. SATURDAY Wentworth Park – Group 1 National Derby final and Group 1 National Futurity final. See the best young male and female greyhounds compete in two races worth $75,000 apiece to the...

01/02/2015: RACING: RUN OF THE WEEK WESTERN DAVE GRAFTON - 407M - JANUARY 26


It would be hard to imagine a more impressive short course win than the performance by this dog on Monday. Last after 150m, he bullocked his way to the outside to be fourth on the home bend. From there he rocketed home to win in a photo finish. Check...

01/02/2015: RACING: AT THE TRACK Messara’s plan to get bigger fields


RACING NSW chairman John Messara is developing an action plan to arrest the decline in racefield sizes. Messara says it is fundamental to achieve consistent field sizes of 10 horses or more to maximise wagering turnover and revenue to the racing...

01/02/2015: RACING: FAREWELL TO A GREAT


IT will be standing room only tomorrow at the funeral of the widely-respected Bob Rowles, Sydney jockeys’ room supervisor for seven decades. The venerable Rowles, 98, who passed away last week, was one of the last living links to the legendary Phar...

01/02/2015: RACING: Moody House call


TRAINER Peter Moody will appear before Racing NSW stewards tomorrow as part of a probe into a positive test to the anti-inflammatory Ibuprofen returned by House Of Hingis. Ibuprofen, a non-performance-enhancing, nonsteroidal drug, was found in House...

01/02/2015: SPORT STARS AND GRIPES: $12 billion industry is a proven TV hit

THE NRL and AFL television deals are worth about $200 million a year. Over here, the NFL gets $12 billion a season. The rights are divided between four networks — ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC and CBS. It’s a 12-year deal and each network gets three Super...

01/02/2015: SPORT STARS AND GRIPES: Every stoppage a money-maker

MORE than 115 million Americans are expected to watch the game on television. It’s why the networks can now charge $4.5 million for just one 30-second advertisement during the game. When you consider the stoppages in NFL football, it’s unbelievable...

01/02/2015: SPORT STARS AND GRIPES: A global giant

INTERNATIONAL interest in the NFL is growing. The Super Bowl broadcast is picked up in 230 countries and research shows 11 per cent of Australians are interested in American football. In the UK there are 1.86 million fans. The biggest increase is in...

01/02/2015: TENNIS: DJOKER STARES DOWN THE REAPER


HE will be cast as the Grim Reaper. Clad in black shirt, shorts and wristband, Andy Murray evokes a dark, dour oncourt persona. Winning tennis titles is the spindly Scot’s abiding obsession. Across the net is the Djoker, a free spirit who holds the...

01/02/2015: TENNIS: CLASH OF THE TITANS I WHO WILL BE WIZARD OF OZ?


Novak Djokovic leads Andy Murray 15-8 in their career head-tohead, but the Brit has the edge 3-2 in their biggest clashes. MELBOURNE, JANUARY 2011, AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL: The first meeting between the pair in a grand slam final was one to forget for...

01/02/2015: RACING: PIERRO PRESSURE


GAI Waterhouse declared Vancouver the most exciting colt she has trained since champion Pierro after his impressive comeback win at Rosehill Gardens yesterday. Vancouver maintained his unbeaten record and stormed into Golden Slipper favouritism when...

01/02/2015: RACING: Sarajevo win not enough to impress


THERE was plenty of head scratching among the Godolphin camp after Sarajevo’s first-up win at Rosehill. That’s right, the three-yearold proved too strong but clearly trainer John O’Shea and jockey James McDonald had expected a more dominant...

01/02/2015: RACING: Slipper Fireworks to cost $150,000


FIREWORKS erupted at Rosehill yesterday but the smart filly didn’t convince trainer Gerald Ryan she’s a Golden Slipper contender. It was only four months ago that the daughter of Ryan’s star sprinter Snitzel arrived at his stable and the trainer...

01/02/2015: RACING: Zuccherina revives glory days of Target

A FRIENDSHIP forged in the shadow of the remarkable sprinter Takeover Target can reap its own reward in this afternoon’s Bega Cup (1600m). Moruya trainer Luke Pepper has called up old mate Jay Ford to steer Zuccherina, one of two stable runners in the...

01/02/2015: RACING: Don’t Nicme’s time to shine

FORMER star jockey-cumtrainer Mitch Newman is forecasting a bright future for three-year-old Don’t Nicme who seems destined to shed his maiden status at Mudgee today. The son of Widden Stud resident sire Nicconi has been the eye-catcher at his three...

01/02/2015: RACING: Coolring a ‘ problem’ horse

BJORN Baker has been handed a “good problem” by the inform Coolring who made it three wins on end yesterday. Spell or shoot for four straight. A step up to 1500m and a class rise kept Baker’s expectations on the low side at Rosehill but the grey...

01/02/2015: RACING: SAPPHIRE COAST

BEST BET: Race 6, No 5 Stolen Kisses. Was placed second at her first two runs this prep including one by a nose at Rosehill to Kristy Lee. Beaten 2.2-lens in the Magic Millions F&M’s last start, that reads well for this. NEXT BEST: Race 6, No 7...

01/02/2015: RACING: MUDGEE

BEST BET: Race 1, No 6 Don’t Nicme. Great first-up at Muswellbrook where he drew gate 13 of 14. Made up ground to be 4th beaten 2.6-lengths over 1280m. Crying out for the 1400m now. NEXT BEST: Race 2, No 9 Chasing Malcom. From the prolific Greg...

01/02/2015: RACING: He’s Weary no more Waller’s hopes are high


WEARY, the reluctant racehorse, resurrected his career at Rosehill Gardens yesterday. Trainer Chris Waller made particular mention of Weary’s quirky nature being softened by the gelding’s new friendship with the stable pony while jockey Tommy Berry...

01/02/2015: RACING: Sasenkile lights up in the big smoke


SASENKILE finally made the transition to Sydney racing with an emphatic win at Rosehill yesterday. Getting used to the big smoke wasn’t easy for the lightly-raced four-year-old, and it took him five runs to find his groove, but he found it in...

01/02/2015: RACING: Impressive Mardi set to contest Coolmore

MARDI, the poster girl for modern veterinary science, has emerged as a potential Group 1 Coolmore Classic contender after another tough win at Rosehill Gardens yesterday. Trainer Gai Waterhouse believes the best is yet to come for Mardi after she...

01/02/2015: RACING: Guineas collision course

YOUNG Caulfield trainer Henry Dwyer hopes he might be the beneficiary of the very collision that has had Gai Waterhouse and others up in arms. Dwyer declared the Australian Guineas at Flemington on March 7 as the immediate target for his unbeaten...

01/02/2015: RACING: Waugh keeps the winners coming

TRAINER Kim Waugh’s golden summer continued when Oxford Poet led throughout over 1200m at Rosehill Gardens yesterday. Waugh has trained six winners in the past two months, an excellent return considering she has only 20 horses in work. Oxford Poet’s...

01/02/2015: RETAIL: Let’s get physical


Forget New Year resolutions to get fit and healthy. January is not the time to start working on a better version of you. You’re still on holidays, the sun is shining, the water is warm and the beer is cold. February is a much better bet. Chances are...

01/02/2015: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Philippa Northeast


This year is set to be busy, exciting and rewarding for Philippa Northeast — she’ll be continuing her role of Evelyn MacGuire on Home and Away, studying production and making sure she gets to the cinema at least once a week. FACT STUFF Birthday:...

01/02/2015: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: LAUGH TILL YOUR FACE HURTS

Q:Q What music do ghosts dance to? A: Soul music! Q: What do cars do at the disco? A: Brake dance! Q: What kind of dance do mothers like best? A: The Mum-bo! Q: Why didn’t the skeleton dance at the disco? A: He had no body to dance with! Q: How do you...

01/02/2015: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: HARRY'S BOARD


Hi Harry, I’m Toby and I just started at school again for the year. I am in year 4. This year I’m supposed to learn about ancient Egypt! It looks really cool. Do you know anything about ancient Egypt? From Toby

01/02/2015: FUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Hi Toby,

Year 4! I had lots of fun in year 4, that’s when I learnt the best ways to dig holes and why I shouldn’t eat shoes. Despite being delicious (and so much fun), apparently they’re not that good for dogs. That was a sad day. Ancient Egypt is awesome! I...

01/02/2015: WINNERS: DVD ZONE


Dragons Defenders of Berk Console: DVD Rating: PG Stars: 3.5 stars DRAGONS are back, alongside our greatest Viking adventurer from the land of Berk. From the telltale stories of How to Train Your Dragon comes a brand new adventure, skydiving deeper...

01/02/2015: NRL: NAGAS LEARNING SOME NEW TRICKS

KENNY Nagas had all but scored his first try in 13 years. Honestly. Right there and ready to dive onto that loose ball rolling just over the tryline when — bang — he was tackled without the ball by Wests Tigers winger Par Richards. “At the time, I...

01/02/2015: SPORT: ... HIS WORST EVER ROUND TIGER GIVES NEW HOPE TO WEEKEND HACKERS


FORMER world No.1 Tiger Woods fired his worst score as a professional, an 11-over par 82, to miss the cut at the Phoenix Open. Woods stood last at 13-over 155 for the tournament, his first tour event since last August after recovering from a back...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Atlanta push out perfect run to 18

ATLANTA: All-Star forward Paul Millsap scored 21 points as the Atlanta Hawks won their 18th consecutive contest with a 105-99 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Millsap had plenty of help from fellow All-Stars Al Horford and Jeff Teague, who...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Acid test pushing Sally to the edge of hell


SALLY Pearson wails in distress as she is crumpled on the hot athletics track on the Gold Coast. Her ribs rapidly expand and collapse but no amount of oxygen can give her the strength to haul herself off the ground. The hurdler’s coach Ash Mahoney...

01/02/2015: SPORT: World first surgery saves Sprenger

REVOLUTIONARY surgery has saved the career of breaststroke world champion Christian Sprenger. Tendon cells grown in a laboratory in Perth have successfully been implanted into his shoulder in Brisbane. Six months after his Commonwealth Games dreams...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Sprint king back to his surf roots

AUSTRALIAN swim sprint king Thomas Fraser-Holmes has revealed he will compete at this year’s Australian surf championships on the Gold Coast from April 11-19. The world’s No. 1 200m freestyler is coming off a stellar year in the pool, but he will...

01/02/2015: SPORT: James mean, lean fighting machine

IT was a refreshed, focused and noticeably trimmer James Magnussen who started his season in Perth on Friday by winning his signature 100m freestyle by edging out young rival Cameron McEvoy. Magnussen’s time was a little outside what he swam this time...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Some guys just have all the luck


THERE is no doubt about who is the power couple of the Super Bowl. The Patriots’ Tom Brady, who graces the covers of GQ magazine about as well as he throws a football, and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen have brought their glitz and glamour to a...

01/02/2015: SPORT: A SYDNEY SNUB


WE’VE had the Major League Baseball, the Olympics twice, Manchester United, Liverpool, the rugby and cricket World Cups but sadly Australia will never get to host an NFL game. Your correspondent put the question to Michael Signora, the NFL’s...

01/02/2015: SPORT: MAKING A MEAL OF IT


ONE restaurant in Phoenix has renamed all its dishes after the Patriots players. For example ‘The Gronk’, named after Rob Gronkowski, is a massive pork chop, two eggs, a Portuguese donut and apple-maple syrup.

01/02/2015: SPORT: BRAIN BUSTERS

1. Who is captaining the Parramatta Eels in this weekend’s NRL Nines? 2. Which club does Socceroo Matt Leckie play for? 3. What nationality is rising young women’s tennis star Madison Keys? 4. In which city was golfer Robert Allenby born? 5. Who...

01/02/2015: SPORT: BUSH COMES TO SHOVE

THE NRL has launched the season in Auckland and will play a stand-alone rep weekend in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Meanwhile, traditional grassroots clubs in bush footy are dying. No one at the NRL seems to care. Only one NRL club is playing a trial...

01/02/2015: SPORT: DIAL- A- MODEL

THE biggest winners at the Super Bowl are the US talent agencies who have hired out more than 5000 stunning models, mostly female, for the event. Your correspondent is not complaining, but companies and brands investing in the old sex-sells marketing...

01/02/2015: SPORT: THE REAL EEL

IT’S been a whirlwind 24 hours for young Parramatta Eels chief executive Scott Seward who attended the season launch in Auckland then left the Nines tournament yesterday to fly here for Super Bowl. The Eels are in great hands with this outstanding...

01/02/2015: SPORT: SINNER

MISSING that sensationally exciting Big Bash final while 40,000-odd feet above sea level. It has been another magnificent tournament, brilliantly delivered into our lounge rooms by the modern and entertaining Channel 10 commentary team and production...

01/02/2015: SPORT: SAINT

THE fans, food, beer, atmosphere, excitement, and parties that have already absolutely smashed your correspondent’s new-year fitness resolutions. If only they made decent coffee here in Arizona.

01/02/2015: SPORT: SPOTTED

BEFORE I left Australia, there was a reported sighting of former ref Billy Harrigan at Ian Cleaver Optometrist in Gymea getting fitted for glasses — some might say 15 years too late.

01/02/2015: SPORT: SINNER II

THE unjustified criticism of Michael Clarke whose stirring leadership during the Adelaide Test and the Phillip Hughes tragedy was the most inspirational I’ve seen in sport.

01/02/2015: SPORT: SAINT II

FREE massages at the press centre for the 5500 media representatives.

01/02/2015: SPORT STARS AND GRIPES: Wanderers hit New York


THE Western Sydney Wanderers’ A- League brand has even made it all the way to New York and one of its most famous venues. Can you believe a visitor to New York found this sticker – all the way from Parramatta – at the entrance to Madison Square Garden....

01/02/2015: SPORT STARS AND GRIPES: Sabrina one super volunteer


THERE are 10,000 great volunteers here in Phoenix looking after 100,000 visitors in town for the big game and parties. None are more passionate than Melbourne’s Sabrina Kerber who, in recent weeks, has been looking after fans at the Australian Open...

01/02/2015: SPORT STARS AND GRIPES: Fakes, frauds & profits

TICKET scalpers might be banned in Australia but they do a roaring trade at the Super Bowl. Known in the US as ticket ‘brokers’ they can even operate outside the stadium on game day. Wealthy international travellers have been known to pay up to $30,000...

01/02/2015: SPORT STARS AND GRIPES: Stars and gripes

NRL immortal Joey Johns has spoken of his devastation over the last-minute cancellation of a trip to the Super Bowl with mate Brett Finch, former Panthers star Craig Gower and retired Roosters legend Anthony Minichiello. The four were to lead a...

01/02/2015: SPORT: ROOS’ PURE GOLD


ON the site where Australia found so much Olympic glory, the Socceroos have struck gold of their own. Ange Postecoglou’s team wake this morning as the champions of Asia, a title secured by Massimo Luongo’s inspired 44th-minute strike and an extra-time...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Tim leaves the spotlight as others step up


HE loves the big occasion, but for once Tim Cahill didn’t find himself on the scoresheet. His appearance in the Asian Cup final lasted just 64 minutes before he was forced off with what appeared to be a foot injury. The question now for the Socceroos...

01/02/2015: SPORT: BEHIND THE SCENES


METHODS USED TO PROTECT OUR STARS

01/02/2015: SPORT: BEAST ON THE LOOSE


WARATAH’S UNLEASH NEW MONSTER

01/02/2015: SPORT: SBW SAYS NO TO NRL


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01/02/2015: SPORT: Australia first major football trophy to hold aloft


The workload of a whole tournament prompted Cahill’s withdrawal with an hour gone, Tomi Juric coming on to lead the line. Jedinak became the fourth Australian booked, then Kruse made it five, rather harshly for timewasting as he received treatment for...

01/02/2015: SPORT: Fans go to Mass and then final prayer is answered


AS the sun dropped towards the horizon beyond ANZ Stadium, the sense grew of history waiting to be written. Outside the stadium, one father sat with his son, already wide-eyed at the hordes milling around him. The son was told they could be part of a...

01/02/2015: SPORT: MASS HYSTERIA 45TH MINUTE

Against the run of play Massimo Luongo gave the Socceroos the lead with a sensational strike. With his back to goal he turned, shot and powered the ball into the back of the net. Cue mass hysteria at Stadium Australia. The pass from Trent Sainsbury was...

01/02/2015: SPORT: THE WINNER 106TH MINUTE

Substitutes Tomi Juric and James Troisi combined to give the Socceroos the match-winner. Juric showed enormous strength and perseverance to hold off several defenders on the edge of the box. He then squeezed the ball through to Troisi, who simply...

01/02/2015: SPORT: DECIBEL LEVELS FOR 90 MINUTES

It started when Sepp Blatter received a round of boos before kick-off and the noise didn’t let up. It might have taken the Socceroos a bit of time to adjust to the mayhem. When Luongo gave the Socceroos the lead the noise was deafening.

01/02/2015: SPORT: CAHILL OFF 64TH MINUTE

Tim Cahill was forced off in the 64th minute and had his foot attended to taking a knock in the first half. Cahill walked off to a rousing reception and embraced Tomi Juric, who replaced him and would go on to play a major role in the winning goal.

01/02/2015: SPORT: THE EQUALISER 91ST MINUTE

It should have been the final whistle, instead the 90th minute brought an equaliser for South Korea. Son Hueng-min finally found his shooting boots and beat Mat Ryan in a one-on-situation. It was a deserved goal, but it broke hearts around Australia.

01/02/2015: SPORT: NERVOUS THIRTIES 38TH MINUTE

The Socceroos absorbed a tense period of sustained pressure just before snatching the lead. Massimo Luongo made a brilliant, sliding tackle on Son Heungmin in the box and got enough on the ball to deflect his shot inches over the woodwork.

01/02/2015: SPORT: CELEBRATE OUR WIN

What: Socceroos Public Celebration Who: Socceroos squad including Head Coach Ange Postecoglou When: 10:00am, today Where: Westfield Sydney, Pitt St Mall, Sydney, NSW

01/02/2015: SPORT: THE FINAL WHISTLE 120TH MINUTE

It may not have come in the 90th minute, but the final whistle finally sounded after 120 minutes - and what a glorious sound it was. Champions of Asia!

01/02/2015: FOOTBALL: Heroes shine in face of adversity


ANY concerns of stage-fright were banished emphatically last night by the young and courageous Socceroos, who overcame key injuries and late heartbreak to claim the 2015 Asian Cup in glorious fashion. The Socceroos’ most inexperienced starter, Massimo...

01/02/2015: FOOTBALL: FFA to launch Cup bid


AUSTRALIA will bid to bring the 2023 women’s World Cup here after the success of the Asian Cup spurred football chiefs to contemplate bidding for further big tournaments. Four years after Football Federation Australia was left embarrassed by the...

01/02/2015: FOOTBALL: Sending a resounding message to the world


ONE of the most difficult things is admitting you were wrong, especially when your decision has implications for millions of people. The past three weeks have highlighted the unfortunate decision by FIFA to overlook Australia for the 2022 World...

01/02/2015: FOOTBALL: Ange happy for blueprint

IF it was good enough for world champions Germany, it is good enough for Australia. Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou was not looking for reassurance that his decision to regenerate the national squad was correct despite a tough run of results during...

01/02/2015: SPORT: THERAPY BUOYS DARIUS

STAR Broncos recruit Darius Boyd has opened up about the moment that changed him, his injury and ongoing therapy to treat adjustment depression. “I broke down for a few reasons,” Boyd told The Sunday Telegraph. Boyd has followed his greatest...

01/02/2015: NRL: WE’RE HERE TO WIN THE THING


FOR a tournament celebrated for its colour, craziness and fancy dress, something happened that nobody expected at the Auckland Nines yesterday. It got serious. While the fun and frivolity was clearly evident among the 43,054 fans at Eden Park, premiers...

01/02/2015: NRL: Rule change put on the clock to stop time- wasters

A SHOT clock is closer to being implemented for this year’s NRL competition after it was trialled with success during yesterday’s Nines. NRL head of football Todd Greenberg felt the technology was a winner despite a level of concern from some...

01/02/2015: NRL: Shattered Eel the first major casualty


IT took less than 18 minutes to claim the first serious injury of the Auckland Nines as Parramatta young gun Kaysa Pritchard tore a pectoral muscle in the tournament opener. The younger brother of Canterbury star Frank Pritchard, 20-year-old Kaysa...

01/02/2015: OPINION: Keep this sacred site for the true victims


DESPITE heartfelt pleas for mercy, it is likely that Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian kingpins in a major heroin smuggling operation, will be executed by Indonesian authorities in the near future. Candlelit vigils can only go so far,...

01/02/2015: OPINION: Republicans rejoice in knight to remember to back its cause

ON the last couple of royal visits I have found myself lapsing deeper into doe-eyed lethargy about the concept of Australia becoming a republic. While the move makes perfect sense, there’s nothing that offensive or annoying about the royals, and...

01/02/2015: OPINION: Abbott in the fight of his life

IT’S been yet another extraordinary day in Australian politics that despite all of the Liberal Party protestations will have serious ramifications for Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Although Queensland voters had their own issues with Campbell Newman and...

01/02/2015: OPINION: Politics — it can all get very weird very quickly


TONY Abbott likes to tell the story that he accidentally downed a marijuana-laced lassi in India as a young man and spent 12 hours “off with the fairies’’.’ After the week that was, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that someone has been incubating...

01/02/2015: OPINION: TANK STREAM


ROMANCE appears to be blossoming between Lindsay MP Fiona Scott and Aaron Parnell, a media adviser in the office of federal MP Bob Baldwin, who has been posting pictures on Facebook of the lovebirds embracing. Scott was famously described by Prime...

01/02/2015: LETTERS: The people are being fed some gold-plated garbage


Power prices more than doubled and infrastructure was “gold-plated” with the promise that adequate supply would be guaranteed for 20 years (“Chilling bill hits families”, 25/1). We are now told that this shiny, new network struggles to meet current...

01/02/2015: LETTERS: CODEINE SECRET KEPT BY MANY

I am responding to the article written by Ben Pike (“Everyday addict mums”, 25/1) and want to say kudos to you for bringing codeine addiction to our attention as it is a well-kept secret of many. I ended up with a 40-a-day habit that started over 20...

01/02/2015: LETTERS: TXT THE EDITOR

PETE: We as a society can never allow any electricity company to make airconditioning only affordable for the rich (“Chilling bill hits families”, 25/1). PAUL: Re $700 aircon tax, the public are tired of listening to power and infrastructure companies...

01/02/2015: LETTERS: INSIDIOUS DRUG DESTROYS LIVES

I read with great interest the article on codeine addiction. It is such an insidious drug and from my experience of working in pharmacies it has become an epidemic which needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. It is highly addictive and people...

01/02/2015: LETTERS: PUT THE PARENTS IN CHARGE

The article by Lauren Wilson (“Childcare a better bet than PPL”, 25/1) was too short. No mention was made of what is better than outsourcing parenting to strangers — and that is parent care. I cannot understand why parents expect the taxpayer to pay...

01/02/2015: NEWS: STRENUOUS WORKOUT IS COMPLEMENTED BY HEALTHY EATING


SEE how many triple Spider- Man pushups you can punch out in a minute. Get down and give me three pushups, then drive each leg up to your armpits. That’s one rep. If you want SBW’s guns, try to punch out 17 reps like Sonny did, in a minute. “I love...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Golden gift of reading stories


IT may be the last thing most dads feel like doing after a long day at work, but experts say reading to your kids can improve language development, emotional intelligence and literacy levels. A recent online survey commissioned by The Sunday Telegraph...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Prestigious prize draws top artists


JUDGES of the first Paramor Prize have celebrated the quality of artistic entries from western and south-western Sydney. Named after the late Wendy Paramor, an artist from Liverpool, the $20,000 prize attracted entrants from all over the country. The...

01/02/2015: NEWS: THE GREAT LUNCH LOTTERY

FOR anyone who’s packed a school lunch it can sometimes seem like pleasing the fickle tastes of your kids is harder than winning a Michelin Star. But a new survey suggests more than half of Australian parents fear their kids are throwing away their...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Aussies given Red Baron kill as great di


AUSTRALIA’S claim that a Digger shot down flying ace the Red Baron almost 100 years ago will be backed by London’s prestigious Imperial War Museum in a public display to be made this Anzac Day. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, more commonly...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Elvis kitsch goes under the hamm


A COLLECTION of kitsch that wouldn’t look out of place in the real Graceland is up for sale. Thousands of Elvis Presleythemed items are going up for auction this weekend in north Mississippi. They’re from the collection of the late Paul MacLeod. The...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Toxic ISIL operative destroyed

A US-led coalition air strike has killed a former Saddam Hussein chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq. US military officials say the air raid carried out last Saturday near Mosul took out Abu Malik, whose training “provided...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Businessman’s Hangover is for real

A HONG KONG businessman was charged with breaking into a Montana home after getting drunk at a wedding and causing extensive damage. A judge said the case “reads like a Hangover movie”. Sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a naked intruder...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Canada brings in new terror law

CANADA has announced a new anti-terror law that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don’t make a specific threat. The law will also allow anyone suspected of being involved in a terror plot to be detained...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Coach is accused of making boy bark


COACH Brian King ordered a junior swimmer to get down on all fours and bark because he was “training like a dog”, according to complaints by parents. In another incident, children as young as 10 were made to swim 1000m of butterfly as punishment for...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Pledge to clear obstacles to baby adoption


A SPECIAL adoption institute aimed at ensuring the mistakes of the past are not repeated will be established in NSW should the Baird government be re-elected in March. In a move welcomed by global adoption advocate Deborra-lee Furness, the state...

01/02/2015: NEWS: A FISH ATE MY PHONE

FISHERMAN who claimed a snapper jumped out of the water and snatched his mobile phone is among some of the more bizarre excuses given on insurance claims for lost or damaged handsets, Optus records reveal. One phone user blamed a horse for their...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Health fund rebate hit


HEALTH fund members are facing a painful double whammy when their premiums rise in April because the government rebate that offsets the cost will drop in value. The government provides a 30 per cent rebate to help families with the cost of their...

01/02/2015: NEWS: ’ Nuts’ if you pay too much

PRIVATE health cover is about to go up 6 per cent and the man in charge of scrutinising fund increases says people who don’t shop around “are nuts” because it’s possible to save up to $1500 a year. A family with the highest level of protection for...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Crime lab puts cops out front

INVESTIGATIONS into some of the state’s biggest c rimes have been accelerated with the help of cutting- edge technology in Western Sydney. The new $ 5 million criminalistics and DNA testing laboratories in Lidcombe will lead the forensic s...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Hidden holiday fees a pet hate

DISGRUNTLED Australian holiday-makers are fed up with being hit with hidden fees and charges when booking hotels or flights online. About 70 per cent of travellers said they had experienced consumer problems while holidaying in the past...

01/02/2015: NEWS: WHAT MAKES THE PREDATORS TICK

Great white sharks use and lose more than 1000 teeth in their lifetime They live for 25 years on average but can live to 70 They can be as long as 6m and can weigh up to 2250kg Can swim at up to 24km/h They can detect one drop of blood in 100L of...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Car, not drugs, led to killing Father feared for addict son’s life


A DAMAGED car and a request for a loan — not drugs — are the alleged motives that led two drug dealing brothers to murder ice addict Dane McNeill. The once-promising ice hockey player was allegedly attacked, drugged, held hostage and then stabbed 11...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Lightning kills father of two


A FATHER has died after he and his family, including a baby and toddler, were struck by lightning on the Gold Coast yesterday afternoon. The family-of-four was in a playground in a park at Worongary when a savage storm hit the Coast about...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Security at risk in training shortfall

STEALING, assault, stalking and illegal drugs — it’s a list of offences that Sydney’s security guards are supposed to help prevent. But new figures show 164 of those who protect our clubs, shops and nightclubs had their licenses revoked last year for...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Boffin’s medicine can put us ahead


HE is the scientific superbrain who believes Sydney has all the elements to become one of the medical breakthrough capitals of the world, with the state’s patients the first to benefit. The new Garvan Institute deputy director and molecular geneticist...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Guard training gaps put security at risk


STEALING, assault, stalking and illegal drugs — it’s a list of offences that Sydney’s security guards are supposed to help prevent. But new figures show 164 of those who protect our clubs, shops and nightclubs had their licenses revoked last year for...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Boffin’s medicine can put us ahead


HE is the scientific superbrain who believes Sydney has all the elements to become one of the medical breakthrough capitals of the world, with the state’s patients the first to benefit. The new Garvan Institute deputy director and molecular geneticist...

01/02/2015: NEWS: INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT

48,159 class one and two security licences active in NSW. 164 individual licences revoked for criminal activity in 2014. 106 master licences revoked last year for unknown reasons. 57 licence applications refused for criminal activity in NSW last year....

01/02/2015: NEWS: Social site is a labour of love


BLOKES have long been using mates as ‘‘wingmen’’ to help navigate Sydney’s often brutal singles scene, but one woman is taking the art to a whole new level. Jennifer James started a small social networking group two years ago, after moving to Sydney...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Knife bandits caught in city

A MAN was confronted by two men who jumped from a car before allegedly threatening to rob him yesterday. The man was walking along Sophia Lane, Surry Hills, at 3am when he was allegedly confronted by the pair. He told police they threatened him with...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Port Macquarie - Wine, Dine, Unwind


Nestled on the beach upon New South Wales’ picturesque Northern coastline, midway between Sydney and Brisbane, the vibrant and unspoilt town of Port Macquarie remains a favourite getaway spot. Dotted with boutique shops, fashionable eateries, heritage...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Tannery survives odds


THE cover of Joe Hockey’s 2014 Budget book, the saddle on which Nicole Kidman sat in the film Australia, the elaborate costumes for the original Mad Max films and the sequel still to come. You probably don’t know their name, but you’ve almost...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Boy, 8, locked in room in nappy and exposed to porn by foster carers

A COUPLE who ran a sex shop from their home and locked their eightyear-old foster son inside his bedroom at night in nappies are still authorised Family and Community Services foster carers. The Sunday Telegraph has confirmed the couple from northern...

01/02/2015: NEWS: ONLINE GALLERY


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01/02/2015: NEWS: Baird finds $ 1m to hire new spin doctors


WITH just over two months to go before the March state election, the Baird government is splashing out more than $1 million on media and publicity guns to boost coverage of its announcements. In a move that has been seized on by the Opposition as a...

01/02/2015: NEWS: BACK IN THE RUNNING

ULTRA-marathon runner Pat Farmer is relaunching his stalled political career with the former federal MP to represent the Liberals in the south-western Sydney seat of Macquarie Fields in the upcoming March state election. Mr Farmer, 52, was the subject...

01/02/2015: NEWS: ‘ I’m glad they did breast op’


COSMETIC surgeons finished a 20-year-old breast implant patient’s operation despite the fact she had gone into cardiac arrest. Recovering in hospital yesterday, Amy Rickhuss said she would have been very upset had she been left with only one augmented...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Good Samaritan slashed across throat

A GOOD Samaritan, who attempted to break up an argument between two strangers, ended up in hospital after being stabbed in the throat with a glass bottle. Police said the 28-year-old had approached the man and woman at about 3.15am yesterday morning...

01/02/2015: NEWS: DROUDIS DROPS BAIL BID


AMIRAH Droudis, the partner of Sydney siege killer Man Haron Monis, will withdraw a bail application tomorrow. Droudis, who is charged with murdering Monis’s ex-wife Noleen Hayson Pal, had planned to seek bail, but sources said her application would...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Auction season restarts with a $ 1 million bang


SYDNEY is back on the auction block with a bumper $1 million beginning. Almost 100 properties were scheduled to go under the hammer yesterday, the first serious auction day after the break between Christmas Day and Australia Day. And although experts...

01/02/2015: NEWS: APP TO AVERT SHARK ATTACKS

A NEW shark safety app will help beachgoers know when it’s safe to go back in the water. The SharkSmart app, launched yesterday by the NSW government, provides basic data on sharks and how to identify and avoid them. Tips include keeping out of the...

01/02/2015: NEWS: DEB SEEKS WALKERS FOR POOR


GET your walking shoes on and help change the world. That’s the message from new Walk In Her Shoes ambassador Deborah Knight, who hopes the annual nationwide fundraising event will help make a difference to women and girls in some of the world’s...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Smart winter warmers for Jackman pups


AUSSIE actor Hugh Jackman made sure his two pups Dali and Allegra did not feel the icy New York cold by wrapping them up in cute bootees and coats. Both dogs looked suitably toasty as they joined the Oscar-nominated actor for a quick stroll in snowy...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Death row pair ‘ now a force for good’


SUPPORTERS of Australian death row inmates Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have called on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to go and see how they are changing other people’s lives and spare them from execution. Handing out Mercy Campaign stickers...

01/02/2015: NEWS: CAMPER CONJECTURE


Our top picks: Chrissie Swan Laura Dundovic (r) Joel Creasey Barry Hall Andrew Symonds Leisel Jones Steven Bradbury Melissa Joan Hart Hi-5 alumni

01/02/2015: NEWS: POLICE CRASH BIKIES’ PARTY


HANDCUFFED and made to lie facedown in front of their new clubhouse, 13 members of the Nomads bikie gang were arrested after police busted in on their monthly “church night”. The men had been partying on Friday evening when officers from Strike Force...

01/02/2015: NEWS: National law needs to control raw milk


A NATIONAL ban on the sale of raw milk is looming after state and territory leaders agreed consumers need protection from the dangers posed by unpasteurised milk. The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation raised “extreme...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Desperate defence of Credlin is humiliating


IN A funny way, the media overreaction to the Prime Minister’s knighthood gaffe has given him breathing space. The real narrative of his ailing leadership gave way to the laughable hypothetical that a prime minister should lose his job for such a...

01/02/2015: NEWS: PM, REMEMBER YOUR FRIENDS


AN unfortunate hallmark of the Abbott government has been its readiness to kick its supporters in the teeth and suck up to its detractors. For instance, the only Budget measure to make it through parliament is a 2 per cent increase in the top marginal...

01/02/2015: NEWS: KALDAS AFFAIR AN INJUSTICE

IT was devastating to see deputy commissioners Nick Kaldas and Catherine Burn tear each other apart in testimony to a parliamentary inquiry on Friday. They were to be the future of the police force after Andrew Scipione retires later this year, having...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Ace start to the year as Jade courts acting gigs


supermarket’s “cheap, cheap” brand campaign — and now she will be the face of stage two of the chain’s major bid to take on Coles. During the Australian Open TV coverage tonight, Jade will launch #cheapcheapdance, which features a special...

01/02/2015: NEWS: LINDT CAFE


Hostages tell their stories

01/02/2015: NEWS: Baby lawsuit


A uni student who gave birth to a little girl is suing doctors who failed to diagnosed her unplanned pregnancy

01/02/2015: NEWS: MADFIT


Sonny Bill talks footy, boxing and being a dad

01/02/2015: NEWS: HE’S BACK


Michael Clarke makes a successful comeback ... next the World Cup?

01/02/2015: NEWS: LOTTO RESULTS


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01/02/2015: NEWS: Kitchen star slaps ban on food critics


TV celebrity chef Manu Feildel has declared a life ban on professional critics in his restaurants. On the eve of his return for another season of My Kitchen Rules, the French pin-up said sour reviews — and not food quality — had cost him dearly. The...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Marriage counselling scheme to be scrapped

TONY Abbott’s taxpayerfunded $200 marriage-counselling voucher scheme is getting a divorce — and will be scrapped within days. But warring couples have until February 9 to register for a free “sex and relationship counselling” session before the doors...

01/02/2015: NEWS: The refugee, his guard, their baby


IT was a forbidden love that bloomed between an asylum seeker and the woman employed to guard him. But three months after the birth of the baby boy they conceived while Aziz Ali Abdulkader was on the run from Villawood Detention Centre, Adriana...

01/02/2015: NEWS: The Packer punch- up was all my fault, admits Gyngell


NINE CEO David Gyngell has spoken for the first time about his public punch-up with best mate James Packer, revealing how his wife Leila called him “an idiot”. In a candid interview with 2GB host Ray Hadley, Gyngell said he felt “ashamed” and “peeved”...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Hudson is touted to be next top cop


NSW Deputy Police Commissioner David Hudson is being touted as the most likely successor to command the state’s police force as allegations of an illegal surveillance operation consume the top echelons of the organisation. Mr Hudson, one of three...

01/02/2015: NEWS: PM IS SEEN AS OUT OF TOUCH


PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has a lot of work to do to get the support of young father Duncan Boss-Walker. The 38-year-old said the decision to knight Prince Phillip only served to confirm how “out of touch” Mr Abbott is with everyday Australians. And...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Libs facing historic loss

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott would lead the Liberal Party to a historic defeat that would deliver a primary vote of just 36 per cent and terminate the careers of more than 40 Coalition MPs if an election was held today. In a poll that will send shock...

01/02/2015: NEWS: $7b kid rebate failure hits biz

CHILDCARE rebates could be in for a major shake-up amid warnings the current system is as inflationary as the first home buyers scheme. In a stunning admission that the $7 billion-a-year scheme isn’t working for parents or providers, Social Services...

01/02/2015: NEWS: Son tells of axe killer’s attack on family


THE son of the former Australian family killed in their South Africa home described how he and his family were “attacked by a guy with an axe”. South African television news reported it had obtained the emergency phone call made by Henri van Breda in...

01/02/2015: NEWS: I COULDN’T SAVE MY LITTLE GIRL


IT is a father’s heartbreaking recollection of the moment his daughter was taken from him forever in the one place she should have been safest. Topaz Hunia’s 17-monthold daughter Tateolena was playing with her siblings in the back yard of their home...

01/02/2015: FRONT PAGE: PM TO FACE POLL RUIN

VOTERS have delivered a devastating verdict on Tony Abbott’s leadership in a poll that shows the Liberals would face a drubbing if a federal election was called now. The exclusive Galaxy Poll results comes as the Liberal National Party was savaged in...

01/02/2015: FRONT PAGE: IT'S OURS!


Young guns fire in Socceroos Asian Cup thriller

01/02/2015: NEWS: #stylelovesstrong


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01/02/2015: NEWS: WHAT’S THE BUZZ


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