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COME on now, don’t turn your heads away because this happens to be a plug for rosé. If you’ve never given this pale coloured red a second thought, now’s the time. Like many red drinkers, I prefer boldly flavoured shiraz and cabernets — and even pinot...


HIS celebrity parents, rocker Rod Stewart and model Alana Hamilton, may have spent years fighting to keep their kids out of the media spotlight, but reality TV star Sean Stewart argues he’s old enough to cope with having cameras follow his every move...


NAUGHTY but nice dance duo Peking Duk are doing the shout-outs. They love Brisbane producer/vocalist Joy and Melbourne rapper Baro. They gush over how much they respect Tame Impala. “There’s beef almost everywhere in the music world but in Australia,...


Imogen Bailey has accused both sides of the asylumseeker debate of turning back the clock on the humanitarian crisis which she and other famous faces, including rocker Angry Anderson, confronted in the 2012 celebrity version of acclaimed SBS...


THE all-female grand finale of MasterChef Australia (tonight and Mon, 7.30pm on Ten) has fuelled much discussion among the show’s fans online (most still smarting over the exit of dessert king Reynold Poernomo). The trio contesting this year’s title,...


MOVE over Mick Fanning, model entertainment reporter Jason Dundas has had his own tussle with sharks — albeit the CGI-kind in the schlock horror telemovie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The David Jones ambassador was on assignment for ET last year during...


TESS RAVIEZ “I like them,’ the Vaucluse resident said. “If you’re looking for pants that are half-pants half-jeans then they’re good. They’re really comfy. They’re comfortable which matters because you don’t want to be sitting down all day in...

They’ve been dubbed “miracle pants” and have been given the seal of approval from Oprah Winfrey, but can a single pair of pants really flatter all women? Lisette L, a Canadian fashion brand, has launched a range of pants in Australia which it claims...


There’s no beating about the bush in Angus Cerini’s new play, The Bleeding Tree. It begins — bang — with the sound of a gunshot. After years of abuse a woman and her two daughters, living in rural Australia, have put a bullet in the man of the...

THEATRE MATILDA The musical with songs by Tim Minchin starts at the Lyric Theatre on Tuesday. Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 AN EVENING WITH OPRAH Sharing her stories and insights, Allphones Arena, December 12. On sale 1pm tomorrow: Ticketek 312...


BASED on the cult film, the 2014 off-Broadway musical Heathers is a black comedy with a catchy pop score. Think Grease meets Mean Girls with a decidedly dark twist. Westerburg High is ruled by three beautiful but cruel girls all called Heather. But...


If Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes was a real person and lived to a ripe old age, he would have made it through World War II. That’s the premise of Mitch Cullin’s novel A Slight Trick Of The Mind, which has now been adapted to film as Mr...


SINCE starring in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Viggo Mortensen has remained steadfastly away from the mainstream. Fluent in several languages, the Danish-American actor has trodden a nomad’s path through American independent, Canadian, Spanish and...


OH DEAR. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Where to begin? Maybe with the premise. The Gallows starts with a horrific accident on the set of a high school play in 1993. A student called Charlie in small-town Nebraska, playing the role of a condemned man,...

ANT-MAN 117 minutes (PG) Paul Rudd stars in Marvel’s latest: A ho-hum origin story/heist movie. SEE IT IN GOLD CLASS 13 MINUTES 116 minutes (MA15+) This thriller from Germany tells the story of Georg Elser, who almost succeeded in assassinating...


It’s hard to believe Naomi Watts is 46. The essence of natural, laid-back style, she maintains a no-fuss glow about her that hasn’t changed in years. So it is inevitable that she is collecting fashion and beauty endorsements as fast as she’s making...


Move over Michelle Bridges, here are some of Sydney’s fittest mums. When The Biggest Loser trainer announced her pregnancy earlier this month, the fitness guru was met with a barrage of criticism over her claims her ability to conceive naturally at 44...


RACHAEL FINCH She maintained the perfect pregnancy and pretty much as soon as she gave birth to daughter Violet in 2013, the TV presenter, 27, was back in her swimmers. HAYLEY LEWIS She is in amazing shape, but the Olympian swimmer fought weight...


It’s open season on Bronwyn Bishop at the moment. Yes, Bronwyn-bashing has become our new national pastime and the fact that it is happening says something really unsavoury about our society. It’s about ageism, sexism and the downright bullying of a...


One of the best cafes in my neighbourhood is called Hemingways. A huge bookshelf filled with old hardcover volumes fills one wall, there are red stools to perch on and the menu — chargrilled corn, prawns, awesome chips — is designed for sharing and...

WHICH current affairs producer is having a torrid affair with one of their star reporters? Interestingly all gossip about it at the station has been shut down. WHICH media identity has dramatically downsized their living arrangements? But is it because...


Photos of Elle Macpherson resplendent in her string bikini leaping off the side of a yacht in the Med have been circulating. The woman is a marvel. Not least for the fact that she’s slimmer, fitter and tauter than most of us could ever hope to be,...


FOR a while I’ve followed the Instagram feed of Penguin the magpie, a strange little bird adopted by the Bloom family after she fell from her nest on Sydney’s northern beaches. Cameron Bloom’s pictures are extraordinary but more so is the story of how...

BRAVO to Xavier Eales, school captain at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, who this week showed teenagers are as capable of peer power as they are peer pressure. In a speech documenting his battle with depression, the student son of a News Corp exec...


The My Empirical Life blogger is a retro queen in Frame Denim overalls, Banjo & Matilda sweater, Aquazzura sandals and a Coach handbag. TIPS 1. Wear them with linen Tshirts, turtlenecks or brightly coloured. cashmere, such as a star Banjo & Matilda...


LUXURY boutique Harrolds is preparing for a mini stampede when the Victoria Victoria Beckham range launches in store next month. The diffusion brand is exclusive to the Sydney store and owner Mary Poulakis says they hope to get the design star down...


TV personalities Emma Lung, Scherri-Lee Biggs and Carissa Walford have teamed up with Wittner shoes to spread awareness about eating disorders. “I think it is rare if you haven’t at some point struggled with body image, sad as that is to say,” Lung...


DESIGNER Akira Isogawa will host his first in-store bridal collection event next month — and is bridezilla-ready. “The most important thing is to stay calm and focus on the construction and fit of the dress. “I’m excited about meeting everyone and I...

FOR rockabilly enthusiasts it’s the biggest party of the year — and when next month’s Fifties Fair kicks off at Rose Seidler House, fashion will be the focus. Fashions on the field judge Joanna Nicholas says she will be looking at the details. “We...


The Inez Daily blogger looks cool and quirky in her faded Big Star overalls with a Zara trench, J Crew shirt and Vivienne Westwood scarf. TIPS 1. Give your overalls a slightly sleeker feel by cuffing them at the ankles, a great trick that will...


WE have Victoria Beckham on our cover. Our fashion director Christine Centenera travelled to LA to style the designer and mother who was recently awarded entrepreneur of the year in the UK. She is wearing a spectacular Louis Vuitton dress which is...


Craving colour, the Chloe Chill blogger wears Citizens of Humanity overalls, Cos jumper and Furla Bag. TIPS 1. Dungarees in a dark wash like navy or black are the most flattering for different body shapes. 2. Pick a pair that is fitted up top to...

There is something about the casual style of dungarees we love, so to winterise the popular trend we challenged four of our favourite style bloggers to layer them like a pro. The wardrobe wizards amped up the sex appeal by pairing them with slim-fit...


Working 50 shades of grey, The A visual Diary blogger, looks hip in Topshop overalls, Bassike T- shirt, Karen Walker jacket and vintage loafers. TIPS 1. During the day wear them with brogues and an oversized T- shirt and coat. 2. For night, add...


COMIC queen Amy Schumer took centre stage for the Australian premiere of her new film Trainwreck in Sydney last week. The American actress and writer walked the red carpet with a host of celebrities in front of screaming fans at Event Cinemas on...


AN exclusive evening for signature watch maker Rolex was held in the heart of Sydney’s CBD on Wednesday night to celebrate the release of the luxury brand’s new generation of timepieces. A group of Sydney A-listers were on hand to celebrate the...


AUSTRALIA welcomed the arrival of yet another reality television show this week with the launch of Bondi Ink. Sydney’s social set, including MTV host Krit Schmidt, models Laura Csortan, Kyle Sandilands’ other half Imogen Anthony, as well as Nathan...


GUESTS were lucky enough to each take home a stylish personalised gift after attending Mimco’s new flagship boutique launch party in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall on Thursday night. The store was packed with fashion and beauty industry guests as well as many...


SYDNEY’S fashion set ventured over the bridge on Friday night to attend a VIP night at one of the northern beaches’ hottest boutiques. Bloggers, models and locals descended on Splice in Freshwater to celebrate the launch of Paige Denim’s Fall...


The Kardashian clan’s quest for world domination continues with the famous family now branching out to produce pint-sized threads. And while the sisters have more than enough bubs within the clan to take inspiration from, a certain little prince has...


IT’S the online qualification that is helping celebrities to sell their health products — and it has health professionals worried. The Health Coach certification offered by US-based Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) — which calls itself the...


DON’T expect DJ Havana Brown’s latest single to resemble any of her past hits. The Mauritian Australian, who was last year nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award alongside Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea, and Sydney boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, is set to...


EARNING a spot in the finals of the 2004 Girlfriend Model Search gave Samantha Harris her start in the modelling world, now she is on the hunt for Australia’s next young beauty. Harris was at Westfield Parramatta yesterday judging hundreds of budding...


VETERAN anchor Chris Bath was farewelled in style last night with a big bash to celebrate almost two decades as the face of news on Channel 7. The 48-year-old was looking radiant in a royal blue gown as she walked arm in arm into her leaving do with...


Champion snowboarder Torah Bright has spoken of finding her happy place — in love, set to marry again and training for what could be her l ast Olympics. Bright, Australia’s most successful Winter Olympian, has emerged from a battle with grief and...


EMBATTLED Vietnamese restaurant chain Miss Chu is back and its founder has recruited a bunch of high- profile footballers to help create some buzz. It was announced in December that Miss Chu had entered voluntary administration and was forced to work...

MONDAY Hosted by Todd McKenney, the Helpmann Awards will be held tonight at the Capitol Theatre. Over at the Opera House, it’s the food industry’s night of nights with the Delicious Produce Awards. WEDNESDAY Khloe Kardashian launches her Kids...


THE model may tend to take her thigh high splits higher than the acceptable limits but this Zimmermann design she wore to a screening of Paper Towns in West Holly wood last Sunday was a stunning choice and, surprisingly, she kept those buttons done up.


Having top labels on speed dial like Cara Delevingne is handy when you spend your week on red carpets. JULY 21 THE actress stepped out looking divine, with red lipstick and a shimmery silver mini by Saint Laurent, for the New York premiere of Paper...


I DOUBT anyone could save this Miu Miu design from looking like an ’80s bridesmaid dress but I’d love someone else to try. The satin accessories didn’t help Benson’s cause at the world premiere of Pixels last weekend, but I don’t think alternatives...


THE Grecian look can be a predictable fallback frock for a new-to-the-game star but the 22-year-old Nickelodeon actress oozed youthful glamour in this white bejewelled gown at the New York premiere of Paper Towns on Tuesday. Her glossy hair and makeup...


VERBALISING this look is much worse than seeing it with your own eyes. “Polo shirt and leather rara skirt” is a phrase which in theory sends shivers down a fashion critic’s spine, but Monaghan’s Erdem look wasn’t so bad at the world premiere of Pixels...


IT’S not often you see Theron rocking a poolside look by the water, let alone at a formal red carpet event. Considering she’s usually in top form this Dior sun dress was a sartorial slip-up and out of character for the glamorous actress at the LA...


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TAKING control of the food chain comes with a cost. Once a week Guy Gaeta prepares himself for the 502km round trip from Orange to Sydney so he can get “three times” the price for his apples. “We are only a small operator but we work hard and it’s...


THEY’RE the fruit and vegetables that are normally rejected because of their imperfections but that hasn’t deterred consumers, who are gobbling them up by the truckload. Since Woolworths launched The Odd Bunch campaign last December — a collection of...

SEVERELY overweight women are risking their lives in pregnancy with fat emerging for the first time as a key factor in maternal deaths in Australia. A leading obstetrician is so concerned she’s calling for classes on healthy weight to be added to the...


Friday afternoon: Guy Gaeta travels 251km to Sydney. Midnight: Sets up his store at Flemington Market ready to sell between 6000kg and 10,000kg of apples from 3am. Saturday 10am: Packs up after selling all of his apples for an average of $2kg and...

AN Australian who died aiding the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria will be farewelled in a traditional Kurdish ceremony today. The body of 23-year-old Reece Harding returned to home soil on Friday night, a month after he died when he...


FOR one Sydney church, God’s love does not extend to the short shorts or crop tops some young parishioners have taken to wearing at weekly mass. Someone at St Charbel’s Church in Punchbowl decided it was time to issue a reminder about appropriate...

1 THOU SHALT NOT WEAR SHORT SHORTS OR DAISY DUKES 2 HONOUR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER BY NOT WEARING A BIKINI 3 THOU SHALT KEEP CHURCH SNAPCHAT FREE 4 THOU SHALL NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOUR'S HALTER TOP 5 THOU SHALT NOT MAKE FALSE IDOLS OF THE LATEST...

SOCIAL housing for Western Sydney seniors will receive a $13 million boost thanks to the controversial Millers Point sell-off by Government Property NSW. Parliamentary Secretary Tanya Davies will announce tomorrow that 27 homes in Smithfield and 15 in...

THE bomb that killed a wellloved greyhound trainer was planted by someone he knew, according to a neighbour. The man, who watched John Burrows die before his eyes on Friday, said there was bad blood between the 58year-old and another local. Burrows,...

A POLICE officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he refused orders to leave a local pub. The 26-year-old off-duty officer, attached to the Monaro Local Area Command, was asked to leave the licensed premises in Goulburn last month...

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FORGET her sprinting spikes, Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor spends more time in her long-distance runners these days as she prepares to compete in her first marathon in honour of her mother. The death of Jill Gainsford from Hodgkin’s lymphoma...

COURTS that deal with the state’s most serious crimes are “approaching a state of crisis” because criminals are being allowed to play a game of legal poker with the justice system. A report by the NSW Law Reform Commission has called for an overhaul...

A 14-year-old girl was indecently assaulted as she walked along a Sydney street. Police said a man followed the girl in Maroubra on Friday afternoon before indecently assaulting her. He then crossed the street, exposed himself and ran from the scene....

SUFFERING from financial stress? It may be time to ditch the financial adviser and head to the gym or just get a good night’s sleep. A new survey has revealed financial stress is not just about not having enough money to pay debts but also linked to...


NERMEEN and Michael Yacoub are proof you do not need to earn a fortune to live free of financial stress. “People look at us and think we must make so much money, but honestly, we’re both on fairly average wages, we just manage our money really well,”...


THE national security committee of cabinet is set to sign off this week on a shipbuilding rescue plan that could save hundreds of jobs. The plan represents phase one of the government’s 2015 defence white paper and is likely to be released ahead of...


THEY’RE already heroes to fans around the country but this week will see the stars of the NRL rise to super hero status. To celebrate rugby league’s Super Hero round, which sees seven teams wearing jersey’s aligned with Marvel comic characters, the...

A MAN was charged yesterday with allegedly shooting at a car in Sydney’s west. Police were called to Witcroft Place, Oxley Park just before 9pm on Friday and found a 69-year-old man suffering minor injuries. He was taken to Nepean Hospital for...

were unable to handle a financial emergency up to $1000

said they were losing sleep due to financial stress

were concerned about paying off debt monthly

said their relationships were also suffering


MICKEY Dunlop is 37, solidly built, with a bald head and blue eyes. He smiles often. When he does, he reveals a broken picket fence of thin and brittle teeth that remind you Mickey used to be an ice addict. Mickey doesn’t need reminding. Top of his...


DEEDEE Zibara is hoping to return to Australia with some extra baggage — the title and crown of Miss International. The 24-year-old from Dundas flew to Florida last Thursday and will begin the five-day Miss International pageant program tomorrow. Ms...

TWO men are being hunted after a man was stabbed during an alleged home invasion. The victim left a 400m long bloody trail through inner city Redfern streets after he fled his assailants and sought help at a nearby service station. The 35-year-old...


IF the walls could talk at 2 Wallendbeen Ave in Port Hacking they would tell tales of Australian sporting glory. The modern five-bedroom waterfront property was once the Sutherland Shire retreat of Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe, but the multiple gold...


A HOME sweet home among the gum trees doesn’t have to be an old colonial cottage. The grand contemporary creation at 1 Roscommon Rd, Arcadia, demonstrates that where there’s room to move, any architectural feat can be met. Built less than a decade...


THERE are $10 million price hopes being pinned on the glamorous Mosman home of Goodman fund manager Nick Kurtis. Just one year old, the contemporary, four-bedroom house was designed by Corben Architects, the same creative minds behind a long list of...


YET another $4 million has been injected into state government coffers this week with two more Millers Point properties selling on the auction block. Both government-owned residences at 90 and 92 Kent St made $4.15 million for Government...


SOUTH Sydney’s landscape just keeps on changing. This Thursday yet another tower will officially join the morphing skyline. Australian property developer Crown Group will officially unveil its muchanticipated development Crown Green Square to a...


THERE are beach houses and then there are palatial homes like 1 Bower St that sits a short walk from the sands of Manly and Shelly beaches. The sprawling two-storey home has all the bells and whistles of a contemporary property, from the vast...


Seemingly straight from the pages of an interiors magazine, Deborah Hutton’s home is a design junkie’s dream and is now on the market with an estimated $4 million price guide. The glamorous namesake of interiors label Living With Deborah Hutton, the...


FINISHED just three years ago, this Avoca Beach home has all the musthaves of a family-friendly house, but with the added bonus of being just minutes from the water’s edge. The three-level home at 29 Ascot Ave has free-flowing contemporary interiors...


DEVELOPERS’ eyes were trained on 19 Langer Ave in Caringbah South yesterday when the older-style fivebedroom home went to auction with hopes of between $1.5 million and $1.6 million. It sold when auctioneer Andrew Cooley (pictured right) dropped the...


WITH about 70 contracts out on it prior to auction day, there was no doubt this freshly renovated Mosman home was going to secure a strong result at auction. An approved DA for a carport and second storey, which would better capture the stunning...


ONE of the first auctions off the block yesterday, the four-bedroom terrace house at 46 Thurlow St in Redfern had attracted 10 registered bidders by 9am. The reimagined 1880s Victorian terrace was expected to fetch about $1.8 million but surpassed...


A WARM and sunny winter day set the perfect backdrop for the auction of this single-storey home in a tightly held suburb where homes hit the market only every 16 years on average. Eleven registered bidders turned out on the day to bid for 9 Bottle...


ALLEGRA Hicks has a mischievous sense of humour. Over lunch in Melbourne, the Italianborn, London-based designer tells me she was sharing her hotel gym that morning with “some Italian sportsmen”. Given where she was staying, my powers of deduction...


“I’d expected more attitude, more old-fashioned hauteur. Instead, I found self-deprecation”


FINALS BLOW AS JOHNSON OUT FOR SEASON


THE man responsible for luring Trent Barrett back to the NRL has endorsed his appointment at Manly, where he will become just the third coach in 50 years without any ties or affiliation to the famous club. Former Test, NSW Origin and present Canberra...


PARRAMATTA Eels chairman Steve Sharp was told by NRL salary cap auditor Jamie L’Oste Brown that the club’s salary cap situation was “looking good” less than a fortnight ago. Sharp has also revealed that he extended a personal invitation with an...


LOSING FOUR POINTS IN 2016 “The threat of the four points over our head is something we’re not afraid of. It won’t come to that.” THE DAMAGE “I’m the first to admit that when I first became involved with the board, I didn’t forsee the mess was as...

With Barrett, who turns 38 in November, will come a host of new faces in 2016 with the expertise and influence to transform the club after a disastrous 2015 season. Former Gold Coast Titans head coach John Cartwright will provide coaching support to...

JUSTIN Hodges will make the ultimate sacrifice of early retirement to free funds for the Brisbane Broncos to retain Sam Thaiday, Alex Glenn and Jordan Kahu. The Sunday Telegraph understands this season will be Hodges’ last in the NRL, with Brisbane’s...


JOHN CARTWRIGHT Former Titans head coach. Coaching support and recruitment ANTHONY SIEBOLD Former UK Super League and Canberra Prop. Current Storm Assistant Coach DAN FERRIS Titans highperformance co-ordinator. Strength and conditioning


MELBOURNE prop Jesse Bromwich was at the centre of a biting allegation by Dragons fullback Josh Dugan during the Storm’s dominant win over St George Illawarra in Napier last night. The Dragons slumped to their seventh straight loss for the first time...

THEY were just a shadow of the team that won last year’s premiership ... until last night. A 294-day South Sydney slumber ended at Homebush Bay with the Rabbitohs handing the Knights a flogging to put the NRL on notice. In an attacking blitz led by...

BRISBANE’S greatest halfback Allan “Alfie” Langer said Ben Hunt and Anthony Milford can break the Broncos’ title drought, rating their lethal pairing the closest thing to his title-winning union with Kevin Walters. Langer labelled the HuntMilford...

PENRITH have history on their side when they host Canberra today, a week after suffering the heaviest loss of the NRL season. The Panthers copped a 52-10 hammering from Melbourne, but of some comfort to Penrith fans is the fact they have won their...


DALLIN Watene-Zelezniak is living with a ticking time bomb that could ruin his career. And a leading Sydney respiratory professor believes the Panthers fullback has up to a 40 per cent chance of suffering another collapsed lung in the next...


SYDNEY Roosters co-captain Mitchell Pearce is poised to become the youngest player in the 108-year history of rugby league to reach the milestone of 200 first grade games. In a wonderful achievement for the halfback, Roosters chairman Nick Politis...

RANKIN TO RETURN REMEMBER Jordan Rankin? He was a sensation on the Gold Coast when he made his NRL debut at 16. The one-time Titans wonderboy is ready to return to the NRL and four clubs are lining up to sign him. It has been seven years since...


A GENETIC condition that occurs when air escapes from a weak spot in the lung and fills the space outside, between the lung and the ribs. It causes severe shortness of breath and acute stabbing pain. Multiple attacks, as in the case of...


family — all three generations of them — want to be where memories will be made this afternoon. On the hill at Belmore Sports Ground. At last count, there will be 37 members of the Peter ‘’Bullfrog’’ Moore family on the hill today; nine children, 21...

GWS Giants have tried to poach Johnathan Thurston in a daring cross-code raid on the rugby league living legend. Thurston has revealed to TheSundayTelegraph the Giants tried to poach him with the expansion club viewing the Cowboys champion as their...


BULLDOGS legend Terry Lamb has backed Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds as the X-factor to drive the club towards a top-four finish. The Bulldogs are preparing to host Cronulla in front of a sold-out crowd at Belmore Sports Ground today in a match...

IF you’re a Canberra Raiders fan, you’ll be hoping Blake Austin’s beard keeps growing. The star playmaker has vowed to only produce the razor if he has an absolute shocker. He hasn’t shaved his beard since the start of 2015. Austin will need little...

PENRITH has spent “half the week’’ working on ways to shut down former Panther and now in-form Raider Blake Austin at Pepper Stadium today. Panthers forward Elijah Taylor — who will play his 100th match today — said Penrith would have to shut down...


FORMER NRL star Ben Ross is convinced the bravery of popular sporting personality and close friend Renee Gartner to go public with her battle with severe depression will change lives. And Ross’ belief has been proven with Gartner contacted by a female...


THESE are the images that gives every weekend hacker (including your trusted columnist) hope that just maybe a career on the PGA Tour is still possible. It is the story of the Callaway golf ball that Phil Mickelson sprayed at last week’s British Open,...


SAINT( S) PRO surfer Mick Fanning, closely followed by fellow tour pro Julian Wilson. Fanning’s undeniable courage to survive a shark attack and the bravery of his mate Wilson ensures the two Aussies will forever be a part of Australian sporting...


If this is you pictured in the photo, email your contact details and a selfie (photo) to sport@sundaytelegraph.com.au, fax us on (02) 9288 3311 or send a letter to: Peter Wynn's Face in the crowd, PO Box 205, Eastern Suburbs MC, NSW, 2004. Entries...

1. Which Aussie golfer has the same name as one of the NRL’s best-known players? 2. Name the city which has hosted the Olympic Games three times? 3. Which country did Australia beat in the final of soccer’s Asian Cup? 4. What is the only major golf...


BILLY The Kid is all grown up. Proving why he has become one of the most marketable athletes in Australian sport, Test fullback Billy Slater is set to be unveiled as the face of Myer’s Father’s Day Campaign. Slater and his adorable four-yearold son...

SYDNEY will host another massive weekend of sport on August 7- 9 as the Australian Diamonds’ opening games in netball’s World Cup coincides with the first Bledisloe Cup Test between the Wallabies and All Blacks. Tickets to the Diamonds’ games against...


1 FAVOURITE TV SHOW Family Guy 2 FAVOURITE MOVIE Remember The Titans 3 FAVOURITE CAR BMW X5 4 DREAM DINNER Pizza and beers after winning the comp 5 FAVOURITE DRINK Sars 6 FAVOURITE RESTAURANT Justin Lane


WESTERN Sydney Wanderers are following in the footsteps of the NSW Blues by committing to a week-long training camp in Coffs Harbour. Bringing ALeague football for the first time to the north coast, the Wanderers will stay at the Novotel Pacific Bay...

AN increasing belief that the NRL should step in to manage the running of the Parramatta Eels is a concern given the current plight of the three clubs the NRL has taken over in the past 12 months. Wests Tigers are last on the ladder, Gold Coast Titans...

CRONULLA has been fortunate that the rugby league landscape has been flooded by much more serious issues to address and for the media to report. Even stats guru David Middleton would struggle to find a precedent where the NSW captain, in this case Paul...

SOCCEROOS goalkeeper Mat Ryan has made a dream move to Valencia on a six-year deal that will elevate the quietly spoken western Sydney boy into football’s stratosphere. Don’t underestimate the influence of Tim Cahill in the move as Cahill’s best mate...

DROPPED by Manly coach Geoff Toovey last week and once again forced back to the under-20s competition yesterday, rising star Tom Trbojevic scored a stunning four tries in 55 minutes against New Zealand. The TV broadcasters also claimed he ran for more...


AN ugly stomping incident involving Parramatta international Jarryd Hayne was believed to be the result of a feud with North Queensland forward Dayne Weston over a girlfriend. The Eels won 16-4 and Weston was left with five stitches. The Eels have...


In an exclusive edited extract from his new book Sonny Ball – The Legend of Sonny Bill Williams, PAUL KENT looks at the week, exactly seven years ago, that rocked the rugby league world and how SBW’s decision to defect to rugby union – while still...


HUGH Bowman won’t claim victory just yet but the champion jockey all but secured the hotly contested premiership with a winning double at Canterbury yesterday. There is just one meeting remaining in the season — also at Canterbury — on Wednesday and...


IT promised to be a spectacle and it delivered as Brook Road steamed home along the rails to win the 1100m race at Canterbury yesterday. Billed as a speed battle between two of Sydney’s fastest horses — Kencella and Zaratone — the July Sprint was won...


GODOLPHIN may give honest mare Miniature one more run before she heads to stud but there’s every chance she could go out a winner after an overdue victory at Canterbury yesterday. The four-year-old ($5.50) overcame a wide run to nail longshot Awasita...

SEEKING Asylum just keeps proving trainer Gary Portelli wrong — and he couldn’t be happier. The plucky two-year-old made it four wins from five starts with a heart-stopping victory in the TAB Place Multi Handicap (1550m) at Canterbury that earned her...


NEIL Godbolt has cautioned punters not to be swept up in all the hype surrounding exciting twoyear-old Pellium whose presence adds significant interest to today’s meeting. Pellium started 5/4 favourite in the old money when stepping out at Grafton on...

SOMETIMES things just fall into place and trainer Chris Waller said that summed up Beyond Thankful’s win at Canterbury yesterday. After setting a strong tempo and being run down by stablemate Sir Mako at Rosehill three weeks earlier, jockey Hugh...


RON Quinton had many Saturday winning doubles as a jockey but as a trainer yesterday’s upset win by Boss Lane at Canterbury provided his first. Aided by a pre-race plan to find the fence, Boss Lane ($11) was left in front when nothing else wanted the...


SAM Clipperton, the young jockey who could be Sydney’s next superstar, upstaged the premiership contenders with a heady ride on Let’s Make It Rain at Canterbury yesterday. The 21-year-old outpointed Hugh Bowman, James McDonald and Blake Shinn to take...


TRAINER Kris Lees is excited about the future of lightly raced three-year-old Burnt Bridges after he made it backto-back wins at Canterbury yesterday. It was also successive wins for the Lees stable following Brook Road’s July Sprint success. Burnt...


We’ve all been there — struggling valiantly to fit into an outfit only to find it’s too tight, too long, too short or just not right. Well, you’re not alone. In our cover story, we look at the (slowly) growing offerings for women who don’t fit into...


We chat with registered nurse and clinical educator for Cynosure Australia, Sandra Sotres. How exactly does laser work in treatments? A laser emits a beam of light which targets specific chromophore within the skin, such as melanin, tattoo ink or...


IT may come as a surprise to discover Dannii Minogue hates clothes shopping. Surely the singer can walk into any shop and look great in any outfit, right? Wrong. A year ago she launched Dannii Minogue Petites for Target after what she calls a...

1. Create a column of colour right through your body with similar shades and tones. 2. Bring attention to the top part of your body with a bold lippy or statement necklace. 3. Wear lighter colours on your top half.


WHETHER you’re a scientist or an artist, this week’s Jeans for Genes colouring-in competition is fit for everyone to enjoy. The Jeans for Genes charity campaign is coming up again this year, on Friday, August 7. Jeans for Genes day is a much-loved...


After just one year driving monster trucks Bari was awarded Rookie of the Year and followed it up the next year by being crowned Young Guns Champion. This October he is coming to Australia to give us a taste of the action. Monster Jam will be at ANZ...

Q:Q Why is 6 afraid of 7? A: Because 7, 8, 9. Q: What’s a teachers favourite nation? A: Expla-nation! Q: What happened to the plant in class? A: It grew square roots. Q: What did one math book say to another? A: Don’t bother me I have enough problems!...


Hi Harry, My sister and I are going on our first hiking trip! We are very excited but also a bit nervous because we don’t know what to expect. We’re going with my dad and he loves hiking. What should we bring with us? From Jamie Hi Jamie, Wow...


READY to go over the hill and far away, on an unexpected adventure of a lifetime? Join the Harvest Goddess, sprites and even the King of the Underworld as you take a journey into the unknown and you travel through the mysterious Lost Valley. The game...

Congratulations to the winners of the Lah Lah’s Adventure competition: Alana Todorovski, Mt Keira Amelia Reed, Picton Michelle Nicolas, Grays Point Olivia Kerr, Ulladulla Sebastian Crowe, Dee Why Indiana Lee, Lithgow Charlotte Philp, Peakhurst Heights...

1. Colour blocking works s well if you want to appear shorter. 2. Create attention at the he bottom of your body, with statement shoes, for example. 3. Go with lighter colours on the bottom, such as white or tan pants.

1. Black is not the only minimising colour, all dark tones work the same, so mix it up. 2. Be careful with prints s that have big or obvious repeat patterns. 3. Steer clear of wide horizontal lines as they can give a wide impression, however thin...


SHAKUHACHI An online auction will see bidding on designer items start at $9 including swimwear, day shirts, shorts and formal wear. When: Until Tuesday, 8.30pm Where: graysonline. com JOSH GOOT Iconic styles, bestsellers and past season favourites will...

BAGAHOLICS Everything is priced at $59 or less in the 72-hour online sale including House of Harlow and Rachel Zoe jewellery. When: From August 1-3 Where: bagaholics. com. au GARDEN LIFE Get 50 to 70 per cent off selected pots, plants and homewares....

BIG W All toys will be reduced by 20 per cent in the Mega Toy Madness Sale, excludes gaming. When: Ends today Where: See bigw. com. au for locations ALDI Mid-year toy sale. When: While stocks last


DARE GALLERY Dare Gallery is celebratingg its 20th birthday with up to 50 per cent off storewide. For example, xample, the Diaz 3-seater sofa was $1999, now $1599, and the Travolta 2.5-seater sofa is reduced by $1000 to $1999. When: Until August 9...

MODE SPORTIF Luxury leisurewear and activewear up to 60 per cent off. Brands include The Upside, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein Performance, Yosemite by James Perse and more. When: While stocks last Where: modesportif.com

NO CHINTZ Get 50 per cent off limited edition bold print fabric with 100 per cent cotton reduced from $35/m to $17.50/m. When: While stocks last Where: In store see nochintz.com for locations WILLIAMS- SONOMA Half yearly sale, up to 50 per cent off....

LASER CLINICS AUSTRALIA Get 30 per cent off all skin treatments plus all products are the same price at $3.49 per unit in the cosmetic injection sale. When: Until August 13 Where: See laserclinics.com. au for locations THE BODY SHOP Get up to 40 per...

VINOMOFO Get up to 70 per cent off selected wines. When: Ends Sunday Where: vinomofo. com KIKKI. K Mid year sale, up to 50 per cent off selected styles. When: While stocks last Where: In store and kikki- k. com


CHICA Destacada, the winner of the 2014 Group 1 National Sprint Championship, begins her quest to become only the second greyhound to win the title twice when she contests the NSW heats at Wentworth Park on August 8. Trainer Doreen Drynan sounded an...


AUSTRALIA’S best stayer Space Star has made a remarkable recovery from injury and will be a surprise starter in next Saturday night’s Victorian heats of the National Distance Championship. Space Star has won 25 of 38 races but has not raced since...

KEROMA STORM: Was a conspicuous last out of the starting boxes before scoring an easy win in the fastest time of the night over 515m at Gosford on Tuesday. The Susan Pitstock-trained greyhound swept around his rivals to be sixth at the pen and third in...


CANTERBURY ddoesn’t’ get many opportunities in the sun but after yesterday’s meeting, surely officials could entertain more Saturday action for the innercity circuit in winter. Like playing rugby league at suburban grounds, Canterbury has an intimate...

TRAINERS are concerned about their horses carrying 61kg under the proposed changes to the benchmark system announced by Racing NSW last week. The spread of weights under the current system has a topweight of 59kg and this, together with the consensus...

AT least two of the trainers facing spring on the sidelines over cobalt charges will front stewards before Wednesday’s show-cause hearing. Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh will request via legal letter that stewards detail their reasons for imposing...

SAM Clipperton sported a face rug at Canterbury yesterday and conceded we probably won’t see it again following his win aboard Let’s Make It Rain. “Ron (Quinton) actually spoke to me this morning and let’s just say I don’t think I’ll be doing it...

THE racing industry is mourning the loss of former champion lightweight jockey Peter Gumbleton, who died in his sleep in Gunnedah on Friday night. The hoop-turned-journalist-turned trainer was in his 80s. Gumbleton rode Melbourne Cup favourites, won...

AT The Track is yet to find a vet that has applied to be licensed to operate in NSW. Racing NSW announced the new laws came into effect on July 1 but with a lack of willing participants, the date has been pushed back to August 1.

It flies in the face of everything that kids are taught about team sport. DAVID GA LLOP What disappoints me is what he has done to his club and his teammates, and the game, by walking out. THE FORMER PLAYERS MATT JOHNS To get out in the middle of...


Sonny Ball – The Legend of Sonny Bill Williams, by Paul Kent. Published by Macmillan Australia. $32.99 RRP. Publication: August 2015.


THEY’VE only played one AFL game together and realise that is unlikely to change any time soon, but Sydney’s Richards brothers aren’t overly fussed. Younger brother Xavier, 22, returns to the Swans side for today’s clash against West Coast at the...


MANCHESTER City defender Bacary Sagna admitted his team had no answers to Real Madrid’s star-laden and ruthless attack in Friday night’s 4-1 loss at the MCG. Shoddy officiating spared City an even harsher defeat just 15 days before their Premier...

DAVID Mundy converted a set shot with less than a minute remaining to secure Fremantle an incredible victory last night over Richmond at the MCG. Despite trailing throughout the last term, the Dockers took advantage of some wasteful finishing from the...

PADDY Ryder last night repaid Port Adelaide a big slice of its $3 million investment, proving the hero as the Power kept its finals hopes alive in thrilling fashion at Etihad Stadium. Port appeared to be staring at the finals abyss when Essendon came...

NORTH Melbourne destroyed a lifeless Brisbane by 72 points at the Gabba last night to send Brent Harvey home a winner in his 400th AFL game. The Kangaroos held off a nagging challenge from the Lions in the first half before kicking away to seal an...


FIVE goals from Tom Hawkins helped Geelong to a comfortable 27-point win over Greater Western Sydney yesterday and kept their finals hopes alive. In front of a record 14,667 crowd for Giants matches at StarTrack Oval in Canberra the Cats led all day...


DIAMONDS goaler Caitlin Bassett says she will carry the confidence of personal and team success from the Commonwealth Games into world netball’s most prized tournament. Bassett was the hero of Australia’s last World Cup victory in Singapore four years...

GOLD Coast captain Gary Ablett faces six weeks on the sidelines after damaging a knee in a 45-point loss against Adelaide yesterday. Ablett suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee in the first quarter of Adelaide’s 19.11 (125) to 12.8 (80) win. The...


STEVE Smith was so committed to making it as a leg-spinner, he would arrive at the Kent factory he worked in with his fingers already bleeding. It was the first time England caught sight of the blond-haired phenomenon who, eight years later, would...


FORMER Test star Stuart MacGill won’t be satisfied with his SCG XI simply beating the famous Marylebone Cricket Club tomorrow at Lord’s — he wants to join them as well. If Lord’s is the home of cricket, MacGill dreams of the SCG to one day grow into...

REGAINING the Ashes is their prime objective, but the Australian women’s cricket team are focused on the one-day prize heading into tonight’s limited-overs decider against England. The destination of the Ashes will be determined by points accumulated...


Jerri Dixon and Maddy Winwood practise their horse vaulting as they prepare for the national championships in Queensland in September. Equestrian vaulting has its origins among the bull leapers of ancient Greece.

AUSTRALIA are giving Chris Rogers every chance to prove his fitness for the third Test, with the opener expected return to training overnight from dizzy spells. Rogers has gone through specialist testing in London this week after suffering a balance...

SAN JOSE: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said he expects Angel Di Maria to join the club’s US tour party this weekend, brushing off speculation of a move to Paris Saint Germain. But he said Di Maria would play no part in United’s friendly with...

LONDON: Mo Farah thanked the British public for supporting him after being roared to victory in the fastest 3000m time of the year at the London Diamond League meet. It was his first race on home soil since doping allegations were made against his...

LONDON: Seb Coe has offered a dividend of $22 million if he is elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations next month. Coe says the money will be divided up equally between the 214 member nations of the IAAF over the...

AUSTRALIA has had an encouraging start to the FINA World Championships in Kazan with Jess Walker finishing fifth and Melissa Gorman seventh in the women’s 5km open water swimming event. Defending champion American Hayley Anderson won.


TRAVELLING the world to play rugby has given superstar Israel Folau a new-found appreciation for “the little things”. Mendoza is a long way from Minto, but Folau has been one of the most popular Wallabies walking the streets of the Argentine city this...

WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika is hopeful Toulon’s owner Mourad Boudjellal won’t follow through with his threat to sue the ARU for “millions of euros” in the fight for Quade Cooper’s signature. Cooper signed a two-year deal with the giant French club...


LONDON: Usain Bolt said he needed to work on his rusty start ahead of next month’s world championships but was happy with his winning 100m run of 9.87sec on return from injury in London.

SACRAMENTO: Samoa flyhalf Patrick Fa’apale has kicked a tying penalty in the final minute to complete a rally from a 17-point deficit to force a 30-30 draw against Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup in the US. Fiji led 27-10 after 51 minutes before Samoa...

LONDON: Arsene Wenger has dismissed a boast from Arsenal director Lord Harris that the Gunners can afford to buy any player in the world. Harris was quoted this week as saying Arsenal have a surplus of about £200 million ($425 million).

CRANS MONTANA: Danny Willett shot an eight-under 62 to open up a one-shot lead in the European Masters before thunderstorms stopped the completion of the second round in Crans Montana. The Englishman is 13-under 127 in the European Tour event.

LYDIA KO and Suzann Pettersen shared the first-round lead at 4-under 68 in the Ladies Scottish Open yesterday. The second-ranked KO had a bogey-free round at Dundonald Links in the final Ladies European Tour before the Women’s British Open.

DERBY: Australia’s Mitchell Marsh took three wickets against Derbyshire last night. At lunch on the final day the lively all-rounder had figures of 3-29 off 11 overs in a rain-marred match. The hosts were 7-179 for seven in reply to Australia’s first...


JAMES Magnussen will need to beat the medical odds to achieve his Olympic gold dreams after being warned no swimmer has fully recovered from his rare shoulder injury. The world 100m freestyle champion is five weeks away from a return to full training,...

TORONTO: Australia’s Robert Allenby has withdrawn from the US PGA Tour Canadian Open after a bust-up with his caddie saw him finish the first round with a fan carrying his bag. Allenby carded a nine-over par 81, when his round was punctuated by a...

BUDAPEST: Britain’s Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth pole in Hungary, and his ninth in 10 races this year, in a commanding qualifying session for tonight’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The world champion’s 18th consecutive front-row start moves him second on...

BAD GASTEIN: Sam Stosur has advanced to her second semi-final of the season after beating Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic at the WTA’s Gastein Ladies in Austria. The second-seeded Australian won through 6-3 6-2 at the clay-court tournament. Stosur will...

LA TOUSSUIRE: Reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali scored a stunning solo victory in yesterday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France as Nairo Quintana clawed back time on race leader Chris Froome. Quintana took second on the 138km stage but finished 30sec...


TAB customers have launched into the Bulldogs for their clash with the Sharkies at Belmore Sportsground this afternoon. Despite the $1.40 price on offer about their chances of winning, money is running four-toone in favour of the home side to make it...


CANBERRA will be looking to build on their impressive record away record when they travel to Pepper Stadium today to play the Panthers. The Raiders have won five of eight in their travels this season but it’s their home record (2-7) which has really...

IT’S a massive week for the Sydney Swans, who travel west to play the Eagles this afternoon. Coming off an 89-point hiding against Hawthorn, Sydney are the $3.35 outsiders to get the points and maintain their top four spot. West Coast are the hot...

ENGLAND were all the rage with customers after their emphatic defeat of the Aussies in the first Ashes Test, however, the tide has completely turned heading into the third Test. Fresh off their brilliant win at Lord’s, Australia are $1.80 to win at...

The Bulldogs have scored the opening try in seven of their past eight matches, while the Sharks have scored first just seven times all season. Look to Curtis Rona or Brett Morris as first tryscorers. CURTIS RONA to be 1st Tryscorer in the Dogs v...

THE Formula One circuit moves to Hungary this weekend and it’s a case of ‘same old, same old’. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton ($1.45) heads the market in front of teammate Nico Rosberg ($3.25), while the Ferrari pair of Sebastian Vettel ($13) and...

Penrith have won their past two matches the week after conceding more than 50 points and have done so in convincing fashion on both occasions. The latest of those was in 2009 when they turned around a 58-24 loss to the Broncos with a 40-10 defeat of...

Cowboys fans have been treated to an exhibition at 1300 Smiles Stadium in recent seasons, losing just four times in 21 matches. In those wins, almost half of them have been by 13 points or more. COWBOYS -20.5 against Parramatta currently paying...


ACROSS 1. 1976 Brownlow medallist, Bombers captain Graham ... (4) 3. 2014 Wimbledon semi-finalist, ... Dimitrov (6) 7. Bet (5) 11. 1992 US Olympic basketballers, ... Team (5) 12. Object struck in snooker (3,4) 13. Dubai-based sporting body (1,1,1) 14....


The best thing about Mick Fanning’s incredible tangle with a great white shark? That he survived, obviously. Unless you’re a marketing executive. Then it was the amount of exposure he gained for sponsors at the subsequent press conference. A shark...


THE first time I encountered Geoff Toovey he was running the water for Des Hasler and, despite his storied career, seemed more a natural sidekick to the great coach than a natural No. 1. The next time, Toovey was about to take Manly into the 2013...

KEVIN Pietersen’s autobiography was not so much a reflection on his life and career as a 336-page suicide note. So the South Engfrican batsman’s grizzling about his exile from the Test team is disingenuous to say the least. Pietersen impressed...


COOMA, the main town of the Monaro region in southuthern NSW, has long been assosociated with the grand Snowywy Mountains Scheme. Sitting 114km south of f Canberra and 800m above e sea level, Cooma is home to just under 7000 people. A few of its more...


DATING back to the late 1800s, Cromwell House is in the centre of Cooma. Recently restored, the 3783sq m property on two titles features original fireplaces, mantels, light fixtures and mouldings. There is an office with private access and a wine...

WHEN koalas fight it means the weather is going to be extremely hot but if flying foxes move from inland bush to the rivers then get the umbrella out because rain is on its way. As one of the world’s oldest cultures, Aboriginal Australians mark the...


Also known as crystal methamphetamine. A stimulant stronger, more addictive and more harmful than speed. Immediate effects are intense pleasure and clarity due to a massive increase in the hormone dopamine. Chronic abuse can lead to psychotic...

LEARN about the challenges faced by people with a disability, celebrate their abilities and walk a day in their shoes. That’s the message from Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Cole as she helps mark Walk With Me, a national campaign to celebrate...


DECADES before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theatre and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion. As the families of victims Jillian Johnson, 33, and...


PLUTO is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons fly-by of Pluto last week released new pictures yesterday of the previously unexplored world on the edge of the solar...


THE Turkish military has carried out a second wave of strikes against targets controlled by Islamic State jihadists in Syria and embarked on a new air campaign to bombard camps of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. The two-pronged operation against...


A JURY has found that rapper 50 Cent must pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages to a woman featured in a sex tape he posted to the Internet. The jurors’ decision came two weeks after they ordered the multiplatinum-selling artist to pay $5...


US President Barack Obama’s arrival in the Kenyan capital Nairobi yesterday seemed to resemble a long-awaited homecoming rather than a formal presidential visit. It was the first official visit to the country by a sitting US president and Mr Obama’s...


A HISTORICALLY black college is discontinuing its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby after recent details emerged of his testimony in a sexualassault lawsuit. Spelman College told the Associated Press in a statement Friday that the college has...

A UN Security Council resolution to tr y those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine will likely be met by a Russian veto, Western diplomats said yesterday. Malaysia, the Netherlands, Australia, Ukraine and Belgium have asked for an...

THE US militar y has asked that concerned armed citizens not stand guard at militar y recruiting offices, saying it can handle its own security after a gunman opened fire at t wo military facilities in Tennessee last week , killing four US marines and...

MEXICAN authorities said a lightning strike killed seven people, including four children, in a rural part of central Mexico yesterday. The Guanajuato state Department of Public Safety reports that two people were also seriously hurt in the...


WHEN the humble home of the Cox family became too small for prayer ser vices it was a sign Mulgoa needed its own church. As the pastures in the valley had brought prosperity to many of the town’s landowners, it ’s befitting that, with their...


AS the base of the Blue Mountains, the Mulgoa Valley served as a natural boundary for two indigenous nations — the Gandagara people, who were hunters from the mountains, and the more coastal Dharug people, to which the Mulgoa (meaning “black swan”)...


BUILD it and they will come. Or so mega-millionaire and Sydney eccentric Emmanuel Margolin thought when he added the world’s largest private zoo with over 3000 species to his estate, Notre Dame, in the 1980s. The property already boasted a chateau...


FOR some peace from the city, head to the Mt Schoenstatt Shrine or, as its translated from German, a “beautiful place”. This tiny chapel that overlooks a quiet valley with only the sounds of nature is one of 2200 identical shrines around the world that...


SOME towns have a yowie, others a bunyip, but for Mulgoa residents, it seems the mysterious large black cat with two protruding teeth, like a sabre-tooth tiger, said to roam nearby woods has had enough “sightings” that it also warranted a study by the...


THE golden rule of weddings is to never outshine the bride. That’s usually a mandate d directed at bridesmaids but what happens when the local wildlife looks set to take centre stage? At Mulgoa Valley Receptions, the rolling hills and birdlife around...


WILLIAM Cox, the son of Edward, made a name for himself breeding racehorses s at the Fernhill estate. He bred the 1880 Melbourne Cup winner, Grand Flaneur, who then sired two more Melbourne Cup winners.i Equestrian excellence continues at Fernhill...

LONG before polaroid, snap chat and selfies, Norah McManus and her father ran Yadiloh Studios, a same-day turnaround for photos taken by families holidaying at Mulgoa. Considering this was in the early 1900s, that was forward thinking for the times,...


Some great memories this week. Go through your family album and send us your favourite photo and caption to see it printed here. PHOTO@ SUNDAYTELEGRAPH.COM. AU

THE albacore and yellowfin captures continue to dominate the chatter over the radio with the odd marlin thrown in too. Jeff Manson’s Spindrift got among yellowfin and albacore to 12kg while trolling the Southern Canyons. Ambition Charters also found...


Scott Freeman caught this 9.5kg snapper drifting with soft plastics on a reef off Port Macquarie. Scott wins this week’s Okuma highperformance spinning reel. EMAIL YOUR PHOTO ( HOLD THE FISH VERTICALLY) TO DAMIAN@ RAPALA. COM. AU WITH YOUR NAME AND...


How do you get tax reform and what exactly is reform? Well, you don’t get it the Kevin Rudd way; when he was prime minister, the first time around, asking the Treasury secretary to head a major inquiry into tax, but specifically prohibiting him from...


MICHAEL HEFFERNAN PHILLIP CAPITAL BUY BRAMBLES ( BXB) Has been through difficulties in the past decade or so, but now appears to be getting its act together. Its international exposure should be of benefit. HARVEY NORMAN ( HVN) It stands to benefit...


AIRBNB’s reign as the biggest source of short-term property rentals in the world is being threatened by another internet giant — TripAdvisor. The travel review website has made a strategic move into Airbnb’s space by inviting users to list their spare...


Current Affairs 1 Which Australian politician has been the subject of many internet memes due to an expensive helicopter ride? 2 Operation Jade Helm has started in which US state, with some conspiracy theorists claiming that the state is being...

1 What is the date of the first day of summer in Australia? 2 Former prime minister Bob Hawke is married to which author? 3 Which Australian cricketer stars in the movie UnIndian? 4 Who wrote the poem Ode to a Nightingale? 5 Supermodel Elle...

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.

Across 3 Leads the way to learn about canals etc (8) 7 Live to hold possession and be socially acceptable (6) 8 Use can in exchange for one who gets in the way (8) 9 Slash new set to be most appealing (6) 10 Evidently not approaching when unseemly...


Tom Hornsby grew up in Scunthorpe, a steelworks town in the north of England, as far away from Sydney’s sunny northern beaches as you can get. But after moving to Sheffield to go to university, then Nottingham, London, Cardiff and Dublin for work, Tom...


Dress Tulle ball gown from Eternal Bridal at Strand Arcade Honeymoon Mexico for two-and-a-half weeks GARRY felt as though he was being dragged to a friend’s barbecue in 2010, but is forever grateful as it’s where he met Sarah who had just returned from...


Dress Floor-length gown by Carla Zampatti Honeymoon Seven weeks in Europe PAUL caught Mia’s eye at the Clovelly Hotel in August 2012, and luckily they had a mutual friend to break the ice. They began dating soon after. They share a love of food,...


Married July 20, 1965 RAY and Eila met at the oldld HomebushH b sh ice-skatingice skating rink when they were aged just 15 and 16. It was four years later at the Enfield Boulevard Hotel when they met again and hit it off. The pair married in...

TOM HORNSBY AND ALICIA MOODY Dress A Ramona Keveza gown of French Point d’Espirit lace from Bridal Reflections Salon on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York Honeymoon Maui, Hawaii, for nine days When and where married Under the fig tree at Dunbar...


Born January 12, 2015 Weight 4kg Hospital St George Private SIX-months-old Fletcher Smith is the perfect audience, and has been since the day he was born. You see, every Sunday morning Fletcher’s older brother Charlie, an avid showman at age four,...


Dress Chantilly French-lace gown with frilled skirt by personalisedweddingscouture.com.au at Earlwood Honeymoon Four weeks in the US and Caribbean NATALIE and Damiano were best friends at high school before they began dating. He set up a romantic...


Born December 25, 2014 Weight 3.66kg Hospital Campbelltown RUBY loves bath time, playing with her toys and pet cat Ernie. She’s interested in the outdoors, especially trees and flowers. She likes to attend book clubs at the library, where she learns to...


Born June 3, 2015 Weight 3.72kg Hospital Westmead Public LITTLE Kingston is the first grandson on both sides of his family, completing his family of five. His older sisters Latisha, 9 and Saskia, 3, adore him and love giving him cuddles. He enjoys...


Born December 10, 2014 Weight 2.9kg Hospital Kareena Private SKYLA wakes up with a big smile on her face, and is a very happy, easy going baby. She loves listening to her big sister Kirrily, 4, sing her nursery rhymes. Her favourite foods are...


Born July 11, 2015 Weight 4.6kg Hospital Blacktown HARRISON is like a mini celebrity, gaining attention wherever he goes. It could be his full head of hair or his beautiful smile, but most likely both. His parents can’t wait to know their little man.


Born January 7, 2015 Weight 3.3kg Hospital South West Private WITH her big brown eyes and gorgeous smile, Emily is a delight to meet. She adores her sister Rachel, 2, and smiles and laughs whenever they play. She is starting to giggle and loves...


Born March 22, 2015 Weight 3.46kg Hospital Gosford Private ROCKY is already a great sleeper, going soundly through the night. He absolutely loves his bottles and can’t wait to get on solid foods. He loves talking to people and having a good giggle.


Alerting the staff that an anonymous review had been conducted at the brand-spanking new Cruise Bar on Circular Quay the night before set off a few alarm bells — for them, not me. The covers had literally come off the newly refurbed bar and restaurant...


Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay Phone 02 9251 1158 Web cruisebar.com.au Style Contemporary Asian Open Lunch and dinner, seven days. Highlight The Hainanese Chicken Lowlight The waiting Like this, then try these Toko, Surry Hills Sake,...


JAMES Metcalfe recently took over the kitchen at the refurbished Bellevue Hotel in Paddington. What did you have for dinner last night? Honestly, no fudging. Staff meal cooked by (chef de partie) Jessica Chan — penne pasta with broccoli and pine nuts...


THIS year’s Delicious magazine produce awards will, for the first time, include a new gong for Unearthed Next Gen Chef with a big list of contenders. The new category is designed to highlight the best of Australia’s emerging kitchen superstars with 13...


Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? Unless there are food allergies involved, chocolate cake would have to be one of the allround, guaranteed crowdpleasers. Whether it’s a buttery oldschool version you’d find at a school fete, complete with chocolate...


SERVES 6 PREPARATION TIME 10 MINUTES COOKING TIME 45 MINUTES 3 eggs 200g caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out 150ml extra virgin olive oil 50g cocoa powder 150ml water 160g almond meal ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch sea salt Fruit and...


IF you’ve ever waited impatiently in the lengthy queue at Bourke St Bakery, willing the couple lingering over empty cups to just get up and leave already so you can nab their table, you’ll be pleased to know they’ve opened up a spot where you’re...


STATE of Origin star Andrew Fifita has been accused of physically threatening a referee at a junior rugby league game yesterday. Three volunteer officials had to restrain the Cronulla Sharks forward (pictured left) after he allegedly told the young...


DISCOVER the Earth and Beyond with our special 14- part DVD collection which brings together three of the world’s most-trusted names in nature. Legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough, scientist Professor Brian Cox and wildlife expert Steve...


DON’T miss part two of our investigation into the unsolved murders of two wives, connected by an eerie alibi. Today we look at the death of Eva Webel in 1983, who was found bashed in her home. Her husband George was charged with the crime but was...


They enjoy worldwide fame, big bank balances and they haven’t left their bedrooms in a very long time ... Welcome to the secret life of online gaming superstars. Their stories will amaze you.


All in the special food edition of Sunday Style magazine


Why you need to eat less with every decade


FOOTY star Sonny Bill Williams has always played by his own rules — now he drives by them as well. The four-time code switcher and occasional heavyweight boxer added rash driving to his long list of credits on Friday when he was spied cruising through...


WHEN champion surfer Julian Wilson returns to the water for the first time after his terrifying encounter with the shark that attacked Mick Fanning he won’t be alone. At his side will be his long-term love Ashley Osbourne. The genetically blessed...


A HOBART woman could only watch in horror as her father was attacked and killed by a large shark in waters off Tasmania’s east coast. The man, who was in his late 40s, was diving for scallops with his daughter about 7am yesterday near Maria...


BILL Shorten’s own deputy Tanya Plibersek has joined a frontbench rebellion led by leadership rival Anthony Albanese as civil war erupted at the ALP conference yesterday over towing back asylumseeker vessels to Indonesia. As protesters shouted “Drown...

A WOMAN has sued her former teacher for $1.2 million after he preyed on her sexually for seven years, starting from when she was a student at a NSW school. Darryl Reineker was jailed for grooming the girl for a sexual relationship that began in 2001,...


For parents looking for some freedom from the kids in the evening, the resort also offers a reasonably priced baby-sitting service. The on-site facilities are comprehensive, with a wellequipped fitness centre, tennis courts, indoor games centre...


WHILE Australia’s first Bachelor Tim Robards definitely set the six-pack standard for the popular reality show, successor Sam Wood is certainly no slouch in that department. There’s no doubt that a buff body works wonders for the franchise, so finding...


THE public prosecutor’s office asked police to investigate its own staff, fearing a cocaine culture was emerging among the team of lawyers representing the Crown. The DPP Director’s Chambers sparked a targeted police investigation into alleged drug...


KAREN Webel was 13 years old when she was pulled out of class and told by two detectives her mother, Eva, had been murdered. She was 15 when her father, Edmund George Webel, went on trial for the crime in 1985. The jury found him not guilty. Today,...


AN Australian nurse who claims he was forced to work with Islamic State in Syria faces charges of helping a terrorist organisation by performing reconnaissance work and guard duty. Father-of-five Adam Brookman will face Melbourne Magistrates Court...


PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has reached out to one of his most vocal critics, former Labor minister Graham Richardson, over his battle with cancer. Mr Abbott was so moved by a confronting 3000-word piece written by his one-time political nemesis in The...


IT’S a triple triumph for David Campbell, whatever happens at tomorrow night’s Helpmann Awards. The TV host, performer and musical theatre producer is both a presenter and nominee (in the cabaret category), while Lucy Maunder, the leading lady...


AUSTRALIA will move to immediately suspend the importation of a new “fast and furious” $800 shotgun that threatens to undermine gun laws introduced after the Port Arthur massacre. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s dramatic intervention will stop 7000 Adler...


A CATTLE farmer is in a legal dogfight over a $1500 refund for a border collie cattle dog he claims just would not work cattle. Robert Bond of Moonie, Queensland, has up to 1800 cattle on his property and wanted a cattle dog that would go to the lead...


MOVIE stars might rule the big screen but if you can’t have a conversation with them, what’s the point? That’s the view of Twitch TV fan Daniel Natoli, who spends up to 10 hours per day watching and interacting with people who he considers to be the...


SHE used to flip burgers on the graveyard shift at McDonald’s while studying at uni but today Sarah Pike can list her fulltime occupation as online gaming celebrity. Back in January the 22year-old swapped her spatula for a gaming console and since...

THE number of children being sexually assaulted by family members has more than doubled in the past five years, with almost 10 incidents being reported to police every week. While police have pointed to mandatory reporting requirements for the...


JACKETS, beanies and gloves, will be back tomorrow after a balmy weekend in Sydney of blue skies and temperatures which got out of the teens. Today is tipped to reach 20C and be a repeat of the lovely conditions that drew people outside...

A FEMALE bank employee has been charged with defrauding a financial institution after allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from elderly customers. Police allege the 51-year-old woman, who worked as a teller in an unnamed Castle Hill bank, stole...


THE gargoyle witches of Grimm’s fairytales, who kidnapped children and fattened them up to eat, served the purpose of warning tender hearts about the evil in our world. As adults we still treat evil as the realm of aliens, consoling ourselves with the...


ICAC has been left with more egg on its face after the NSW Solicitor-General confirmed on Friday that crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, SC, will not be charged over allegations she perverted the course of justice after a car accident involving her...

GOOD on Western Sydney MP Craig Laundy for calling out his fellow politicians on their greedy abuse of expenses. “Dismayed” by outrageous lurks such as Bronwyn Bishop’s $5000 helicopter ride to a Liberal fundraiser, he wants MPs to fly economy class...


THE estranged mother of online health guru Belle Gibson wants people to leave her daughter alone, saying everyone tells “little porky pies”. Natalie Dal-Bello said it breaks her heart to see her daughter continue to be bullied and vilified months...


MANLY league star Brett Stewart was among the first people to text Margaret Cunneen SC to congratulate her on the news she would not face criminal charges over a car accident involving her son and his girlfriend. Stewart’s text explained he could not...


AN off-duty NSW police officer has arrested an alleged carjacker who crashed a stolen car into the Gold Coast Airport terminal yesterday. The quick-thinking officer pulled the man from the car and restrained him until the AFP arrived at the scene. No...


IT’S the knockdown house with a knockout price. A keen developer has paid a record-breaking $2.781 million under the hammer for a home in Granville — just to knock it down. The cladded home on 1440sq m, which was described in marketing material by...


The nude swimming has been consigned to the slow lane of history, though the Speedos are still clinging on in the gym. A year on from the first women members finally being accepted into 177-year-old Tattersalls Club things are going along just...

EXASPERATED users of the myGov and ATO websites have lashed out after another torrent of crashes, error messages and account lockouts. Bean counters have also accused call centre staff of reading “idiot sheets off the computer”, calling agents liars...


THE AUSTRALIAN CLUB, SYDNEY Founded in 1838 it’s the oldest private club in the southern hemisphere. Located on Macquarie Street, it counts three generations of Packers as past and present members along with Cardinal George Pell AC, Malcolm Turnbull,...


SYDNEY property prices have caught the eye of global governments looking to cash in on their valuable diplomatic digs. Canada has already listed its consul-general’s residence in Vaucluse with a “more than $9.5 million” price tag and other nations...


BRINGING a popular literary character to life on the stage can be a serious business, but the faces of these young stars of Matilda the Musical masks their nervous excitement. The four young girls who share the role of the heroine Matilda Wormwood...

FOREIGN investors are being encouraged to break the law when buying into Sydney’s booming real estate market as some unscrupulous and ill-informed advisers try to bypass the federal government approvals process. Rather than miss out on properties at...


BERNARD Tomic has taken a swipe at critics who claim greed is the driving force behind his standoff with Tennis Australia. Rumoured to have received millions of dollars in support from TA, Tomic says he single-handedly funds his sister Sara’s tennis...

A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after being trapped between an industrial machine and a wall at a work site in Sydney’s west yesterday. The 64-year-old suffered a crushed pelvis in the workplace incident before he was eventually able to...


MEET Alex Rullo, the just turned 15-year-old V8 racing star who has been banned from competing in NSW because he is too young. A month after becoming the youngest winner in V8 history, the Perth schoolboy has been told he will not be able to compete...

FOUR men were assaulted early yesterday after being confronted and robbed at a bus interchange in Sydney’s west. Police were called to Argyle St, Parramatta following reports of a robbery. On arrival they found the four men, aged between 23 and 32,...

2007 Ford Falcon V8 Supercar driven by championship leader Mark Winterbottom 5.0 litre naturally aspirated V8 Top Speed: 298km/h 0-100: 3.6 seconds Power: 635+ brake horsepower (470+kW) and 7500 rev limit

Can’t drive any turbo, supercharged or V8 vehicles Can’t drive vehicle with more than 130kW of power per tonne


HEARTBROKEN reality TV star Clare Tamas is among the hundreds of hopeful women to contact dumped Farmer Wants A Wife contestant Scott Mitchell since he was brutally axed from the show. The 36-year-old sheep farmer from Culcairn in southern NSW was...


THE carefree Kombi is linked to hippies and surfers but these days you need a doctor’s salary to afford one. The humble Volkswagen van has skyrocketed in value following a record $202,000 sale at auction. Faithfully restored models salvaged from...


PATRONS at an inner-city hotel allegedly snorted drugs from a spoon attached to a necklace worn by a man standing next to the dance floor. Eyewitness accounts like this by Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing officials and police officers have led to...

THIEVES made off in an unlikely getaway car after breaking into a business on the south coast yesterday — a four-tonne tip truck. Police in Shoalhaven are appealing for the public to help locate the truck, which was stolen in Nowra about 5am. The...


BING! The light above the lift flashed and the steel doors became alive. They separated in the middle, groaning as the grinding metal gears pulled them apart. “Quick,’’ said the startled officer, grabbing the shotgun from his lap. “The lift. Someone...


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A BLOWN-UP PVC “doughnut” with a light that remains on around-the-clock has been installed in the Australian Embassy in Paris under another taxpayer-funded spruce-up. Less than three years since the ambassador’s residence underwent a $4.3 million...

THE mother accused of murdering her six-week-old baby daughter by slitting her throat remains behind bars. The Senegalese woman, 26, did not apply for bail when she faced Newcastle Local Court yesterday charged with the murder of her baby. The...


BLLL Shorten says he has learnt from Labor’s mistakes but that certainly hasn’t stopped him repeating them. If anything, he has been channelling the same grandiose policy ideas outlined by Kevin Rudd in the 2007 campaign. The old themes of...


WITHIN hours of Julia Gillard’s decision as Prime Minister to roll her Immigration Minister Chris Bowen in cabinet on asylum seekers, Bill Shorten was knocking on her door to change her mind. It was October 2011 and her preferred policy response, the...

CONGRATULATIONS to Prime Minister Tony Abbott for standing up to the gun nuts. Without federal government action, Australia would have seen an influx of deadly assault weapons despite our post-Port Arthur massacre gun laws specifically banning...

WHO says generation Y has no initiative? Here they are, making a healthy profit by charging complete strangers to watch them, via a webcam, playing a computer game. If that’s not the spirit of entrepreneurism, we don’t know what is. It probably helps...

IT is time for Belle Gibson and family to gracefully exit, stage left, never to be heard from again. The cancer shonk’s estranged mother, Natalie Dal-Bello, says: “Belle is allowed to tell little porky pies.” Sure. She can fib as much as she likes. But...


THE woman who had to sit in Emergency unattended for six hours, losing her baby. The mothers who woke up after a miscarriage in a busy maternity ward, surrounded by crying babies. The doctor who told a grieving mother “Well, it’s not that bad,” because...


APPARENTLY we were all meant to be awe-struck by the image of the State premiers and PM working feverishly into the night to grapple with the future of the GST. The media largely bought into the atmospherics of the “historic” occasion. My strong hunch...

I couldn’t agree more with Claire Harvey’s article (“Who cares if a baby dies?”, 19/7). After trying for many years to have a baby, I finally fell pregnant on my fourth round of IVF. I had approximately eight weeks of feeling over the moon before I had...

The rorting with travel expenses has been going on for decades. It’s not just federal politicians but also state politicians on “fact finding” tours. Also, local councillors. We should be glad Liberal Speaker Bronwyn Bishop was found out. Now there’s a...

One wonders why our parliaments need to adhere to Westminster practices that are clearly not useful (“More Bishop ‘error of judgment’ flights being scrutinised”, 19/7). One of the rules is that the speaker is an MP of the party in power who is...

MEL: Well-written, Angela Mollard (“Bindi does her dad proud as she grows into womanhood”, 19/7). This young lady is a great example of all that our daughters can be. Your comments (and quotes) on cynicism are spot on. The world needs fewer negative,...

Re less paid for a kilo of apples today than in 1948, Australia was a socialist country then (“Sour fruit: We’re paid less than grandad got”, 19/7). Railways and telephones were government run, and not efficiently I might add, but it let the small...

Not only are they allowed to buy our homes, they seem to be buying our farms and agricultural land, and if they are not buying they are mining (“Chinese investment: Rich kids playing for keeps”, 19/7). What is happening to our country? I just don’t...


HE is Australia’s most successful essful cross-code athlete, a true footballing freak who has reached hed the top rungs in rugby league,e, rugby union and AFL. But Wallabies superstar Israel “Izzy” Folau credits AFL more than rugby league for much of...

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