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WHICH colourful character has put one of his businesses into hibernation while he takes off for the European sun? The doors won’t open again, he says, until mid-August ready for spring. It must be hard for such a highprofile site to accumulate rent...


For years now a card with a picture of a tree has hung above my desk. “There are two gifts we should give our children,” it reads. “One is roots. The other is wings.” In the absence of an instruction manual, extended family or any reliable instinct of...

So where solariums shut down, spray tan centres popped up. Now, before any big night out, women head to the salon, slip into their paper G-strings (two little words that convey such horror) and get someone to spray them from head to toe with...


COME on Witchery. We know adult fashion is supposed to be miserable what with all the scowling models and ludicrous heel and bikini combos. But if you’re going to clothe kids — and I love your stuff — can we please let them have a bit of...

AT 37, Maggie Gyllenhaal says she was told she was “too old” to play the love interest opposite a 55year-old male actor. Aside from making me curious about who the actor might be — Val Kilmer, Kevin Spacey, Hugh Laurie? — there’s only one thing for...


IT wasn’t quite as glamorous as the Cannes Film Festival but Westfield Sydney was the setting for Wednesday night’s inaugural Australian Fashion Film Awards. You could tell that something was afoot in the shopping precinct with little tribes of...


JESSICA Hart is living proof you don’t need to spend a million bucks to look it. The Aussie model showed why she’s the face of Portmans as she opted for a red lace dress from the retailer at a luxe cocktail reception in her honour on Tuesday...


WITH more than 80 years experience, it’s a given Levi’s has perfected women’s denim. And on Wednesday, the iconic market leader showcased its spring/summer offering — due to drop in store in August — to Sydney’s social set. Guests were greeted by 10...


SOME of the biggest names in literature stepped out on Thursday night for the 15th Australian Book Industry Awards. Renowned actor and author Alan Cumming brought a touch of Hollywood to the night and MC Casey Bennetto, who wrote the hit musical...


DOUBLE Bay’s hottest new venue just got hotter after its owners partnered up with prestigious French champagne house Laurent Perrier. Vine launched its new new food and wine menu featuring the Laurent Perrier Champagne menu and designed by the venue’s...


One is an introvert, the other an extrovert. But you might be surprised to learn which is which. Jess Hart has become one of the country’s greatest modelling exports, having graced the cover of numerous high-end magazines and landed a gig in the...


DOMINIC Purcell’s exgirlfriend has aired her dirty laundry, taking to social media to slam the actor for allegedly “abandoning her”. Kimmy Breeding, who was the Prison Break actor’s date at David Warner and Candice Falzon’s wedding in April, took to...


THEY were meant to be just a few steps from the altar but it appears once loved-up couple Luke Jacobz and Katie Hansen have ended their relationship. The news comes just months after the couple sent the rumour mill into overdrive with a post to...


IT could be Beckham mania this spring — we hear David and Victoria Beckham are on the wish list for organisers of the Melbourne Cup. Confidential can reveal that the theme for the prized Emirates tent at this year’s carnival is England — and who...


FANCY a soundtrack to your life? Well, Johnny Depp ( right) has one for real, apparently. Sources on set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales revealed the 51year- old has his own personal DJ to accompany him around the...

SOCIALITE drug dealer Lisa Stockbridge probably wished she’d thought of this tip. One of Stockbridge’s Facebook friends shared a video depicting in-car police footage of a motorist pulled over for drug possession tying their stash to a helium-filled...


BLONDE bombshell Simone Holtznagel is undoubtedly Australia’s rising fashion star, but it hasn’t been an easy road to success. “A lot of people think this has happened really quickly, but it hasn’t,” Holtznagel told Confidential from her home in...


While his style cohort Jennifer Hawkins jetted to Western Australia to shoot Myer’s spring/ summer campaign last week, Kris Smith was left at home, fuelling rumours the department store will not be renewing his contract at the end of the year. In a...


them out of England but you can’t take the convict out of them,” and a team member vowed never to return. Since then Clarkson lost his gig with BBC’s Top Gear after punching a producer. Clarkson will tour Australia with Richard Hammond and James May...

MONDAY The Australian Fashion Chamber celebrates its first birthday tonight at the AMP building. Also tonight, The Star hosts a special Vivid game zone event. WEDNESDAY Models show off their artistic side tonight at the Eleven by Amy Finlayson art...


All eyes were on The Cannes Film Festival red carpet this week, with models, screen stars and film royalty putting on the world’s most exciting fashion show. Indian actress Aishwar ya Rai ruled the ruby rugina dramatic frock by Aussie label Ralph &...


NAVEL-plunge dresses should not be worn by anyone sporting the title ‘Lady’ in my opinion, but what got me about Hervey’s frock choice on Wednesday is that a bikini wax was needed to wear it.


THE red lip made me look twice at Kloss, who managed to turn a fairly middle-of-the-road Louis Vuitton dress into a show-stopper with plenty of sass at Wednesday’s Youth premiere.


THERE was no denying the burlesque star’s Ulyana Sergeenko was a stunning piece of design, and if anyone could have pulled it off it was her. She looked elegant at Thursday’s amfAR event.


TEAL was a great choice for the actor, who attended the premiere of Youth on Wednesday in Prada. Considering there was little in the way of vivid colour at the event this week, this was refreshing.


THE model was a vision in Alexis Mabille at Thursday’s amfAR benefit but the genius styling took this to another level. It was actually a shirt dress which had been cleverly tied around her bust.


I THOUGHT Donatella Versace was looking exceptionally youthful at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS event, and then I realised it was Stone. The heavy kohl eye makeup and gold dress were ageing.

SYDNEY’S BEST COLUMNISTS

20th Century Fox Director Gil Kenan Starring Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt Rating M Running time 94 minutes Verdict Remake is a mere ghost of the original

Disney Director Brad Bird Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie Rating PG Running time 130 minutes Verdict Loopy sci-fi fantasy is worth the ride


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 120 minutes (MA15+) Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in a stunning reboot of the high-octane, post-apocalyptic saga. WILD TALES 120 minutes (MA15+) Six darkly funny tales from Argentina depict people who go beyond the bounds of...


AUSTRALIA’S Ariel Kleiman has won awards for his short films at some major film festivals. For his debut feature, he managed to attract a genuine movie star, France’s Vincent Cassel, to play a cultish leader in an unnamed Eastern European...

WOMAN In Gold portrays the true-life efforts of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), a Holocaust survivor in her 80s, to recover from the Austrian state a painting belonging to her family that was stolen by the Nazis. It’s not just any painting, but a...

Madman Director Ariel Kleiman Starring Vincent Kassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mezzara Rating MA15+ Running time 97 minutes Verdict A dreary, mystifying fable

Roadshow Director Simon Curtis Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl Rating M Running time 109 minutes Verdict Not much tension in true-life tussle


SWEET treats might be Sydney chef Anna Polyviou’s signature dishes, but be prepared for the new wild child in the MasterChef family to add a heap of spice and plenty of personality to Channel 10’s top-rating series. Pitched as the “punk princess of...


Better Homes & Gardens’ best-selling cookery queen Karen Martini has added her voice to the case against the Paleo food craze favoured by her My Kitchen Rules costar Pete Evans. The TV favourite — fresh from an enviable work assignment researching the...


IT’S David Duchovny’s hotly anticipated return to the small screen (his first since that saucy turn as a sex addict in Californication) and streaming service Presto is wasting no time rushing the entire first season of crime thriller Aquarius to air...


IT’S been billed as the most heartbreaking reveal in House Rules’ history — but a sneak peek at tonight’s episode (7pm, Seven) confirms the heavily promoted reaction by the father-daughter team of Steve and Tiana Falzon aren’t all tears of joy. The...


She’s the pop princess in the middle of the biggest disaster movie ever made yet Kylie Minogue feels quite at home among the debris. Her cameo alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in San Andreas probably ranks alongside Street Fighter as one of the...


OFFICIAL awards aren’t given out until tomorrow, but ask anyone and Cate Blanchett has already won Cannes. Her lesbian romance, Carol, has been the hot ticket of the famous French film festival, with her “solar-plexus knockout” of a performance...


BRUNO Schiavi has built his business on celebrity fashion, but he’s going in a new direction and collaborating with Australian designer Jayson Brunsdon. The man (pictured, right) who brought us the Kardashian Kollection as well as celebrity lines from...


MONOGRAMMING has become the fashion alternative to Dymo label writers and it’s a trend being embraced by more and more Sydney women. So much so that lawyer Alyce Tran has turned the small side project she started in September into a fully fledged...


WITH wedding season approaching, David Jones has an early nuptial gift for brides-to-be. The department store’s Elizabeth Street Bridal Suite has reduced a selection of its designer bridal gowns to half price for a limited time. International...

IT has been one year since the formation of the The Australian Fashion Chamber and to celebrate the organisation is holding a party tomorrow. Jessica Mauboy is set to perform at the event, which will be held at the AMP Building. Vogue Editor in Chief...


Not since George Michael tapped all the supermodels to star in his video clip, Freedom, have we seen anything like Taylor Swift’s new music video Bad Blood. It stars our June cover star Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Lena Dunham, Cindy Crawford and many...


The outrage over Rebel Wilson fudging her age, changing her name and boganising her past had little to do with the fact that she has simply finetuned her image. After all, there’s nothing wrong with giving one’s age a makeover. In the past I have cast...


Fake tan has to be one of the strangest fads of the 21st century and proof that human beings, despite our superior brain power, can be very silly indeed. I mean, think about it — what other animal on earth would paint themselves a different colour...


THERE will be a carbon tax under a government I lead, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has “courageously” announced. This was seconded by the man who would be his treasurer, Chris Bowen, in answer to questions after his post-Budget speech to the...

NUMBERS are great entertainers. Some numbers are evil, such as 666. Some numbers are funny, like 5318008 read upside down on a calculator. And some numbers are very scary, and dangerous. One such scary number is 4. Why 4, you ask? It seems like a...


BUY ANZ BANKING GROUP ( ANZ) Asian presence is a ‘strategic’ advantage. Cost programs are successfully curbing underlying expenditure growth. Have the ability to manage higher capital requirements through DRP over time. MIRVAC GROUP ( MGR) Has an...


Current Affairs 1 Which airline was named Australia’s worst-performing airline for the third year in a row? 2 Islamic State militants took over which major Iraqi city early in the week? 3 The Macau casino owned by which Australian has been badly...

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...

1 Which Australian actor-comedian has joined ABC-TV’s Play School? 2 Muhtar Kent is the CEO of which major corporation? 3 Who is the governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia? 4 An isobar is drawn on what document? 5 Food critic Tom Parker-Bowles...

Letters A to Z have a number value. Some are shown in the right hand cells. Create remaining values using clues in centre cells.

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.

I hear the country hood is named, Though meaning more what is obtained By gaze that spans, both wide and free, And takes or paints all you can see. WHAT AM I?


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....

Across 4 Summon with hand gesture when ready to obey aboard (6) 7 Barely cry out with broken laces (8) 8 Indirect orders hold one directing a religious house (6) 9 Determined loser remodeled farm vehicle (8) 11 Guided us in this place starting...


Pyrmont’s Garry Wang grew up travelling to Beijing twice a year to visit his father — a place also close to the heart of Maroubra 25-yearold Cassie Lee, who spent almost a year studying Mandarin there in 2011. That was before she met Garry, after...


Dress Beaded French white silk lace dress with full skirt, designed by personalisedweddingscouture.com.au in Earlwood Honeymoon Hawaii for two weeks KELLIE and Philip became best friends after meeting at a 21st birthday party. Their relationship grew...


Dress A crystal encrusted gown with ruched bodice and chapel train from Eternal Bridal in the Strand Arcade Honeymoon Hawaii for five days, with a trip to Maldives later in the year LOVE was in the air when Jamie spotted Rebecca on a flight to New...


Married January 3, 1965 SISTERS Kay and Lorraine met their husbands Ken and Les at a young age. They shared a double wedding at All Saints Anglican Church, Old Bonalbo. Lorraine and Les have 15 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Ken and Kay...

GARRY WANG AND CASSIE LEE Wedding dress: Custom slim-fitting Steven Khalil gown inspired by Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Haute Couture Honeymoon: Three weeks travelling to Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and LA. When and where married: Ceremony at...


Born February 8, 2015 Weight 3.73kg Hospital Mona Vale CAROLYN and Adam Condon’s second born, baby Ruth, entered the world after a problem-free but difficult labour, with her name a lovely homage to her late grandmother. “I was really lucky with...


Dress A custom-made dress with purple bodice and a brightly coloured ruffled skirt Honeymoon Bali for 10 days WHEN Mimi spotted a cute guy at a bar in April 2011, she decided to stand close to him so he could say hello to her. Peter began chatting...


Born March 12, 2015 Weight 3.6kg Hospital Westmead PARKER loves his food and gets impatient if he has to wait to eat. His sister Charley, 12, enjoys looking after him and is very helpful. His family absolutely adore him, and are completely in love...


Born December 9, 2014 Weight 3.02kg Hospital Nepean Private NASH finds it very funny when people blow raspberries at him and will roll around on the floor laughing. His face lights up when his sisters Tayla, 6, and Makenzie, 4, walk into the room....


Born September 16, 2014 Weight 4.3kg Hospital Royal North Shore CHEEKY little Ana adores her big sister Eva, 4, who waited patiently for Ana to arrive. They are the best of friends and follow each other around. Ana loves to crawl and chase after...


Born October 26, 2014 Weight 2.95kg Hospital Shoalhaven Memorial BEING around Mum makes Elsa calm and content, but she’s cheeky and playful around others. She loves blowing raspberries at her older siblings Dane, 6, and Eden, 3, and eating orange...


Born February 2, 2015 Weight 3.38kg Hospital Bankstown AVA is an easygoing, happy and giggly baby who loves being sung to. She loves her bottle but isn’t a fan of her bath. She finds her big brother William, 2, very amusing, and he is learning to be...


Born September 5, 2014 Weight 3.53kg Hospital Sutherland TYSON is a people person who never shies away from cuddles. He usually has a big smile on his face, especially when at the beach or during bath time. He is an enthusiastic eater, especially...


IF you’re going to promote a paddock-to-plate ethos at your restaurant, it certainly helps if it’s located in a paddock. “That’s what I use to try and lure chefs out of Sydney,” laughs Circa 1876 head chef George Francisco, left, the US native who has...


THE new head chef at MoVida in Sydney is celebrating the Spanish Catalan culture of “vermut” with a special dinner next Sunday. Tickets are $70 a head. What did you have for dinner last night? Honestly — no fudging. I had dinner at 10 William St in...


64 Halls Road, Pokolbin Lower Hunter Valley Phone: (02) 4998 4998 Web: circa 1876.com Style: Farm to table, French influenced Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days Highlight: The beef. And biblical wine list Lowlight: The seared kingfish Like...


CLOSE but no cigar. Talk this week that George Calombaris would be joining Jame Oliver in Parramatta in the coming weeks was premature. It turns out that talks with Parramatta City Council to open a Sydney outpost of his Jimmy Grants chain collapsed...


SERVES 6 PREPARATION TIME 30 MINUTES COOKING TIME 2 HOURS 1.5kg lamb neck chops 50g butter 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 celery sticks, roughly diced 3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 400g potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped 2 litres...


Agood proportion of Irish blood runs through my veins, which I reckon accounts for my love of spuds, be they roasted, mashed or fried. I love them made into pillowy gnocchi and I love the way they break down and add richness and thickness to soups and...


NO matter how considered the choice, you can’t always avoid order envy. Especially when the plate you’re eyeing off belongs to the guy dishing up the meal. So when Anthony Telford constructed his ham, bacon, triple cheese, barbecue sauce and sriracha...


IT was the late doyen vigneron Murray Tyrrell who put Hunter Valley (and Australian) chardonnay on the map with his mighty Vat 47 more than 40 years ago. Many neighbouring wineries in the Pokolbin district have successfully followed in his path, among...


635 Gardeners Rd, Mascot Phone: 9700 9847 Score: 8/10


HE doesn’t speak and you can’t see his face but a scenestealing cameo as a crazed guitarist in Mad Max: Fury Road is generating plenty of buzz for gender-bending glamrock star iOTA. He plays the Coma-Doof Warrior, a blind mute in a red jumpsuit and...


CRIMINAL lawyer David Rail (Huw Higginson) was supposed to be meeting his wife at their lakeside holiday home to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Instead he wakes up in a sparsely furnished hospital room with a locked door. The last thing he...


Brand is turning 40 on June 4. The comedian and actor seems fine with the approaching milestone birthday. “I’m probably going to do something quiet,” Brand says. “I don’t drink or take drugs so I’ll just do something relatively chilled.” Chilled is a...


Daniel Johns’ girlfriend had no objection to his “blind dates” during the making of his longawaited solo album Talk. Fashion designer partner Estelita Huijer was the songwriter’s muse for the album’s dark and intimate love songs. But the former...


When Disney isn’t turning its movies into attractions for theme parks it’s turning its theme park attractions into movies. First the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride becomes a film franchise that won’t quit. Now the Tomorrowland zone — which first opened...


THE original 1982 Poltergeist is about a little girl abducted by spirits lurking inside the family TV. In 2015, TVs are a lot bigger — eek — and nobody can tear themselves away from screens, be they computers, tablets or mobile phones. The shadow world...

THEY come back from war zones only to face another battle — readjusting into everyday life. A survey has revealed that while most Australians wish they could do more for our returning veterans they admit they don’t understand the issues they...


AUSTRALIAN citizenship is “gold” as figures show a steady decline in the numbers of people renouncing their citizenship. From 2014 to April 2015, only 87 out of almost 20 million walked away from being an Australian citizen. Demographer Bernard Salt...

Burrow’s formula for winning the Archibald Prize: 1. Materials? Over 75 per cent of winners have been oil on canvas. 2. Subject? Artists have been the subject of the largest proportion of Archie winners. 3. Size? Over the past 20 years, canvases have...


ANIMAL control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A vet inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a chemical meant to euthanise the dog no one had wanted. The animal moved a bit but was still and quiet by the time she left for...

IRAN has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops — including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, US defence...


A 65-YEAR-OLD teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticised by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said yesterday. Annegret Raunigk gave birth to a girl, Neeta, and three boys —...

AT LEAST 40 people have been killed in a gunfight with federal police in a western Mexico region hit by cartel violence, in one of the bloodiest clashes in the country’s drug war. Two police officers also died in the shootout with armed civilians in...

A MAGNITUDE 4.8 earthquake struck southern Nevada yesterday, shaking buildings more than 160km away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as roadtripping travellers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend. The quake hit at...


MOVE over Marty McFly. Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru has broken the world record for longest hoverboard flight with a flight of 275.9 metres — and that was out over a lake. Guinness World Records posted a video of the flight on its YouTube...

IRELAND has voted resoundingly to legalise gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the referendum declared yesterday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the “no” campaign, who...


THE State Department has released a first batch of emails written by Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State, giving an unprecedented glimpse into the work of the former top diplomat in the wake of a deadly 2012 attack on a US mission in...


NOTHING brings you back to earth like having a sick child. When Wallaby great Phil Kearns’ young son Wilson spent time in Royal North Shore Hospital 15 years ago, Kearns realised the doctors and nurses needed some extra help, so he came up with the...


IT’S truly a pub with no beer but the memories flow from The Arms of Australia Museum like an Australia Day barbie with 50 of your closest mates. Once one of 23 inns, it was a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue...


BEFORE European settlement, the land now known as Emu Plains and its cousin Emu Heights was home to the Dharug people, skilled hunters and gatherers. Its place in white Australian history is better known as the starting point for the building of a road...


TRAVELLING with her husband to source coffee beans for his roasting business, Michelle Morgan found her passion for cocoa beans in Costa Rica. That was in 2004 and she’s been perfecting chocolate ever since — including studies at renowned culinary...


MARGO Lewers was the essence of colour, explains gallery collection manager Dr Shirley Daborn. A fixture on the mid-1900s artistic and society scene, Margo was known for taking a colourful approach not just in her painting and sculptures, but her whole...


LEGEND has it the Victoria Bridge was built in England to be shipped to Crimea but the Russians thought it “too ugly”. But historian and research assistant at Penrith Library Alison Spencer busts the myth. She says the ironwork is from England but it...


IF YOU close your eyes for a sec, Olivia Newton-John may just breeze on by. Reminiscent of that ’70s dance staple, Penrith Skatel holds a family-friendly Friday night disco, with DJs, colourful lights and games such as limbo. Coowner Sue Kersten says...


THE next time you pop imperial mandarins into your shopping basket, you can thank a chap from Emu Plains. Richard Sheppard developed this hybrid by chance in 1890 at his Emu Plains orchard Westbank, which in 1905 was praised by Australian Town and...


TARONGA celebrated last year’s bumper breeding season of regent honeyeaters with a special release this month. The zoo has been working towards the release for the past two years and all the hard work paid off, with the release of 77 birds. That was...


With their big ears they look like something straight out of Gremlins, but these guys are pretty special. Their ears are so sensitive they can hunt down insects just by the sound of them crawling through sand. The zoo’s group of four Fennec foxes —...


LATE actor Paul Walker’s younger brother Cody visited Taronga last month, fresh from his appearance in Fast And Furious 7, where he acted as a body double for his brother, who died before filming of the hit series ended. Any fans lucky enough to have...

How long have you been a keeper at Taronga? “On Tuesday I celebrated 29 years at Taronga. It’s very exciting, it’s been a fantastic ride.” What animals have you worked with? “I’ve worked with birds, primates and carnivores and elephants as well as...

THEY look like a cross between a bear, a cat and an armadillo, live in treetops — and smell like popcorn. They are easily one of the strangest animals at the zoo and chances are you’ve never heard of them. “Even their wee smells like popcorn, but...


GRANT Burrow reckons he’s got what every Australian artist would kill for — a formula for winning the $100,000 Archibald Prize. At the moment, the formula is telling the 33-year-old Lilyfield artist to paint Shane Warne in hair curlers. But that could...


Don Natoli caught this 6.5kg snapper on mackerel off Jervis Bay. Don wins this week’s Okuma highperformance spinning reel.


HE might look like a ball of fluff now, but this chick’s set for stardom. Griffin, a sooty owl, is being hand- raised by bird show super visor Matt Kettle, who has been looking after him since he arrived at the zoo from Featherdale Wildlife Park in...


RAFAEL Nadal ($3.50) will start at his longest price to win the French Open in a decade. Nadal has played in 10 French Opens, winning nine of them; his only defeat came in 2009 when losing to Robin Soderling as $1.01 favourite in the fourth round....


CANBERRA lost their first three games at home this year but last time out racked up 56 points against the Gold Coast. They will fancy their chances against a Bulldogs’ outfit missing some key players to Origin duties. The Raiders have scored more...


Canberra has won only three of its past nine matches against the Bulldogs, including just two of six in Canberra. Five of those six games in Canberra have been decided by 12 points or less. Bulldogs 1-12 $3.40 Today, 4pm

MANCHESTER United ($2.10) are struggling with just one win from their past five matches. They face Hull City ($3.25) tonight and the Red Devils’ price may be tempting as they have won all seven EPL encounters between the two sides. Hull have lost...

RICHMOND Tigers ($3.75) sit just outside the top eight and would love to cause a boilover against Port Adelaide ($1.28) today at the Adelaide Oval. Port Adelaide, who started the season as the best backed team to win the flag, have disappointed so far...

THE Western Conference finals continue at 11am today when the Golden State Warriors visit the Houston Rockets in game three. The Warriors lead the series 2-0 but the next two games are in Houston and Rockets fans will be looking for James Harden and...

Western Bulldogs have won three straight against Melbourne and nine of their last 10 since 2008. The Demons are struggling having now lost three straight matches and five of their past six. Western Bulldogs win by Over 39.5 points $3.30 Today, 3.20pm

Newcastle has the best home record of any team in Monday Night Football since 2007, winning 13 of 15 matches, with more than half of those by 18 points or more. They have not lost at home on a Monday night since late in 2011. Knights 13+ $3 Tomorrow,...

IT was a finale that might have been dreamed up by a drama producer. Premiers Eastwood were trailing Southern Districts 41-39 more than a minute into injury time after South’s Ben Volavola nervelessly booted a penalty goal from 35 metres to put his...

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OK chaps. Settle down. I’m sure you’re all quite aroused after Mr Mark Geyer’s very — well — excitable speech. Mr Geyer made lots of jolly interesting points about “hurting and being hurt” and “making sacrifices for family and friends”. All very...

CALL it a perk or just a sportswriter’s lot. But within five days last week I attended the A-League final at AAMI Park and the first day of the Lord’s Test between England and New Zealand. The common theme? Both events were contested in unusually...


SAM Burgess’s selection in a bulging 50-man England World Cup train-on squad made a few headlines in the local newspapers. To his credit, Burgess has made ade a positive impression after switching hing to the backs for Bath and, even allowing owing...


THE vineyards of Griffith have given the state of NSW grape expectations for generations. About 60 per cent of the state’s grapes are grown in this thriving farming town, which is 249km from Sydney. Today, there are more than a dozen wineries in the...


AN entry point price for a home close to town, this threebedroom cladded house near Jubilee Park ticks all the family-friendly boxes. An ideal blank canvas for DIY renovators, the residence has a number of solid features. high ceilings, picture rails...

MORE and more of our winter species are turning up, heralding the change of season. The rock ledges at the northern end of Spoon Bay have drummer taking cabbage in the washes. Fish light for the bream frequenting the washes with fish baits at North...

IN stark contrast to Carlton’s capitulation at the same venue the previous night, a young St Kilda side took the fight to West Coast yesterday at Etihad Stadium. The Eagles took charge early but they had to withstand a spirited comeback from a Saints...

MILESTONE man Nat Fyfe said this week that Brownlow Medal talk was a distraction and he wanted the focus to be on his unbeaten team. A career-best 37-possession outing for Fremantle against North Melbourne in his 100th game last night won’t do...

SCOTT Pendlebury celebrated his 200th match with a dominant display last night, steering Collingwood to a 69-point win over the Suns at Metricon Stadium. If anyone tried to deny Pendlebury the game ball after his milestone match, it would not have...

A DEFIANT Mick Malthouse said he would not walk away from Carlton, but he has refused to beg to extend his tenure as senior coach at the club. The pressure on Malthouse ratcheted up on Friday night after Geelong inflicted a 77point thrashing on...


THEIR friendship will be put on hold when Susan Pettitt and Bianca Chatfield take to the court in today’s crucial ANZ Championship match between the Melbourne Vixens and NSW Swifts. As well as it being a mustwin clash for both sides, it will also be...

NICK Kyrgios has been earmarked as a French Open wrecking ball ahead of a potential third-round clash with Andy Murray. ESPN tennis expert and Australian Open semi-finalist Patrick McEnroe predicts Kyrgios will decisively shape the Roland Garros draw...


AUSTRALIAN point guard Matthew Dellavedova has helped guide Cleveland Cavaliers to a commanding lead in their NBA Eastern Conference finals series against Atlanta Hawks. Dellavedova, starting the first playoff game of his NBA career in place of...

AUSTRALIA will have its largest French Open singles contingent this century after Olivia Rogowska pulled off a second straight qualifying escape act. Rogowska’s 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 win over Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia on Friday swelled Australia’s...


AUSTRALIAN synchro pair Esther Qin and Samantha Mills have won silver in the three-metre springboard at the diving World Series event in Canada. Qin and Mills ( pictured) had an intense battle with China’s Zi He and Han Wang, with the Australians...

JASON Gillespie has confirmed he had a “good chat” with ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss about the vacant England coaching job amid rumours he could be named for the role within days. “They’re chatting to a number of people, so they’ll let us...

MARQUES Haynes’ dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world. Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in...

NEW Zealander Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day’s work by his team in the first Test against England at Lord’s on Friday. The Black Caps ended the second day at 2-303, just 86 runs behind England’s first innings 389, after the hosts...

MICHAEL Hussey produced a match-winning 56 off 46 balls to help Chennai Super Kings beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore and book a spot in the final of the Indian Premier League. The Super Kings will play the Ricky Ponting-coached Mumbai Indians in...


FOR the first time this season, the Waratahs lead the Australian conference – and the manner in which they defeated the Crusaders in the grand final rematch at ANZ Stadium suggests they can defend their title. NSW earned their first four-try bonus...


QUADE Cooper has assured Toulon he will be joining the French club at the end of this year’s World Cup, ensuring he will be lost to Australian rugby. There will be no last-minute change of heart or ARU deal to convince Cooper to stay in Australia, and...

JAMES O’Connor has moved swiftly to defuse speculation that his dressing room spat with Reds ally Adam Thomson reflected team disunity. Fox Sports cameras captured Will Genia intervening when fullback O’Connor and flanker Thomson exchanged words at...

AUSTRALIA’S women’s Sevens team have accumulated enough points to qualify directly for the 2016 Olympics. Pool B victories over Russia ( 29- 7), China ( 48- 0) and England ( 24- 7) at the Amsterdam Sevens put Australia into the last eight and they...


AT 23, Christian Eriksen might not have seen it all before — but he has seen a lot of it. The creator-in-chief of Tottenham’s attacks in the EPL, he already has more than 50 caps for Denmark and has been in action at a World Cup and at European...

CHELSEA’S massive supporter base will start rolling into Sydney next week, with many fans expected to travel for their team’s friendly clash against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on June 2. The Premier League champions boast just over 500 million fans...


MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal thinks goalkeeper David De Gea will stay at Old Trafford despite doubts. De Gea, who has a year left on his deal, has been linked with Real Madrid.

FRENCH LICK: Tom Lehman shot a five-under 67 yesterday in Colorado to take the second-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship. The 56-year-old birdied three of his first four holes and finished with six birdies and a bogey to be four-under, one shot...

LONDON: Brendan Rodgers has urged Liverpool fans not to abuse disgruntled 20-yearold striker Raheem Sterling at Stoke tonight as the Reds boss slammed the player’s agent for speculation about his future. “My message to the supporters would be: this is...

WORLD champion Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for tonight’s Monaco Grand Prix for the first time. Hamilton claimed his 43rd career pole and beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 0.342 seconds. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start from third...

LOS ANGELES: Kobe Bryant will make next season his last with the Los Angeles Lakers after 20 years that have produced five NBA titles, Lakers boss Mitch Kupchak said. “He has indicated to me this is it,” Kupchak said. Bryant, 36, had signed a...

EVIDENCE, who smashed the Canberra 600m track record last Sunday, is making a late bid to be among the eight top pointscorers for the GBOTA Stayers’ Challenge at Wentworth Park on June 20. Evidence did not contest heat rounds at Bathurst, Temora,...


FERNANDO Bale is likely to tackle the Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic at Wentworth Park in June after registering his third Group 1 victory. The Andrea Dailly-trained greyhound, arguably the best sprinter in Australia at the moment, registered his 17th...

COLLEGE BOYZ: Hard to imagine a Wentworth Park newcomer finding more trouble than this provincial sprinter did last week. After missing the jump he showed speed before being flattened at the first turn and then getting badly checked again coming to the...


BRODIE Loy upset punters and trainer Bjorn Baker but survived a stewards’ inquiry for his ride on Sebrina yesterday at Randwick. The daughter of Sebring was using the Batlow Apples Handicap (2000m) as her final lead-up to next Saturday’s Group 1...


THERE’S a “distinct possibility” American Pharoah will stand in Australia after Coolmore bought the rights to his stud career. The US star was simply awesome last Sunday in the Preakness Stakes, which followed on from his Kentucky Derby duel up the...

AFTER Blake Shinn jumped off Bohemian Lilly at Doomben a fortnight ago, he insisted there was no way the free-running filly would get beaten next time. He was true to his word. The dynamic team of Shinn and trainer Gai Waterhouse injected extra spice...

WHO will take over Sam Kavanagh’s horses? At The Track heard two prominent Sydney trainers were seen around his stables on Thursday — one of whom will saddle up an exKav horse on Wednesday at Canterbury. The suspended trainer sent an email to his...

A FEW hints from father-in-law Jim Cassidy proved a godsend for Zac Purton as he returned to his old stomping ground with a rollicking frontrunning win on Strawberry Boy at Doomben yesterday. Purton is married to Cassidy’s daughter Nicole and he...


This cool dude is Glencadam Gold — winner of the 2012 The Metropolitan Handicap. He’s back in work at Gai Waterhouse’s stable after overcoming injury.


FORMER top-class mare Atlantic Jewel gave birth to this foal in Ireland during the week — a colt by Galileo. Atlantic Jewel won 10 of her 11 races including four Group Is.

MAKYBE Diva and three-quarter sister La Amistad remain unbeaten over the Flemington 3200m, the latter waltzing away with the Andrew Ramsden Stakes.


is a former heavyweight boxer who had 16 fights against some of the toughest opponents in this country. These days he is an inner-city bus driver who is about to take on an even tougher assignment than his bouts in the ring. Reid wants to raise up to...


IN the final, chaotic days of Nathan Tinkler’s reign, the Newcastle Jets juniors were left training in public parkland at Nobby’s Beach, hoping the council rangers wouldn’t kick them off. Such was Tinkler’s toxic credit rating that no one in town...


IS there a tougher or more resilient man in Australian sport than good old Frank Lowy? Just three days after the 84-year-old tumbled off the stage at the A-League grand final, he was on a plane to Europe for business and a short holiday. He will...


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IT’S a shame the people trying to drive a wedge between Sharks boss Lyall Gorman and coach Shane Flanagan were not on the Gold Coast last Saturday night. They would have witnessed the pair celebrating the Sharks’ golden-point victory over the Titans...

THERE was no end to the lengths Parramatta would go to in their bid to keep Jarryd Hayne happy at the club. We revealed this week the club shelled out $15,000 so he could attend a training camp in Seattle, in breach of the salary cap. But it turns...

THEY were both good enough to make The Sunday Telegraph FIRS cover last year but neither Josh Reynolds nor Jarryd Hayne will be on board on Wednesday at ANZ Stadium when the NSW Blues attempt to get off to a winning start in defence of their 2014...

THE Roosters’ salary cap breach of $41,292 was buried in the publicity around the far more serious Eels’ breaches. Their recruitment officer is Peter O’Sullivan, the same chap who was heavily involved in the Melbourne Storm cap scandal in 2010. The...

WE’VE been desperately trying to track down “the girl in the yellow dress” Melissa Arroja who Mitchell Pearce famously fondled at a Kings Cross nightclub last year which cost him his Origin jersey. Attempts to track her down via social media were met...


IT was a match that was worthy of a grand final and a game the Swans wish was the grand final. The four-point win won’t change anything about what happened at the same venue eight months ago but it restored plenty of pride to the red and white. “I...


NO side has tormented the Giants in their fledgling years more than Adelaide, but yesterday the tables were turned in emphatic style as GWS roared into the AFL top four with a record third win on the trot. The first scalp was defending premiers...

TRAINER Kristen Buchanan’s belief in Prime Minister’s stamina reserves will be put to the test in the $15,000 TAB Hunter River Stayers Cup (2300m). Prime Minister is by 1999 Golden Slipper runner-up Align and has never raced beyond 2000m but Buchanan...


JASON Collett neatly summed up Alberto Magic’s brilliant win at Royal Randwick yesterday by saying simply: “He won like a $1.60 favourite should.’’ Alberto Magic treated a smart field of sprinters with disdain, scoring by the biggest winning margin of...


TRAINER James Cummings and jockey Tim Clark combined for a “running double” when the hulking High Midnight showed admirable staying qualities in the 2000m race at Royal Randwick yesterday. High Midnight’s win came 35 minutes after stablemate Tree Of...


THE moment came at the 150m when God’s In Him finally reeled in but couldn’t immediately get by dashing front-runner Charles In Charge at Royal Randwick yesterday. “We got to within a halflength of Charles In Charge but for a few strides we couldn’t...

PETER Moody named Upham after a decorated World War II soldier when he was unable to sell shares in the New Zealandbred staying prospect. The trainer retained 85 per cent of Upham, who stamped himself as a genuine Queensland Derby contender with an...


Just because the weather is cooling doesn’t mean you can’t stay nice and toasty this winter. Mercedes Maguire shows you the simple interior changes that can turn your home into a warm, comforting den. Think adding in winterweight soft furnishings,...

LASH extensions are so 2014. Amy Jean Linnehan from Amy Jean Eye Couture lets us in on the next big thing in lash treatments, the lash lift. What’s the difference between a lash lift and lash extensions? Lash extensions are individual strands that are...


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Have you heard about the Roominate toy set? It’s is a new line of building blocks that can be customised to allow you to create original structures — everything from a doll’s house to a helicopter. Roominate was named No. 1 on the list of Time...

George gets to hang out in a place we’d love to be — the MasterChef kitchen! He’s a chef who can certainly handle the heat and has helped inspire Australians to be creative with food. Catch him on MasterChef, weeknights, 7.30pm on Ten. FACT...


If you have been watching television or going online recently, you would have seen at least one of the many advertisements for Game Of War — Fire Age, featuring the glamorous American swimsuit model Kate Upton. This obviously aims it at a teenage boy...


THERE’S nothing quite like the warm glow from a heater or wrapping yourself in a big fluffy throw on a cold day. The winter chill is in the air and it’s time to create a cosy refuge from the elementsts in your home. The idea to change your interiors...

PARRAMATTA have released a statement saying they will challenge the NRL’s ruling on salary cap breaches. The Eels were hit with a preliminary breach notice of $525,000 on Thursday for overspending in all four cap categories last year. Eels chairman...


THE Rabbitohs have finally broken their drought without halfback Adam Reynolds — now the premiers want to continue the winning roll over the course of the next month. The Bunnies were none from four without their little No.7 general until Friday...

THE NRL was reduced to ruin last night with the Tigers and Cowboys sending rugby league to sleep. A 77th-minute match-winning try to North Queensland was the only thing that stopped it from becoming the lowest scoring game since 1982. With Wednesday...


SIX of Australia’s elite ironmen — Matt Poole, Tanyn Lyndon, Matt Bevilacqua, Ky Hurst, Ali Day and Kendrick Louis — will compete in a gruelling new set of mental and physical challenges in Deep Water USA on Channel Nine. The eight-part series sees...


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MANLY parted company with porn shop king Con Ange as a third-party sponsor when the Penn family took ownership of the club. Sure enough, Ange turned up last Monday night at Brookvale dressed in Penrith merchandise. Turns out he’s linked up with...

1. With which NRL club did Michael Gordon start his career? 2. In what country was FFA chairman Frank Lowy born? 3. Which Australian was the world’s top ranked tennis player from 1964 to 1970? 4. Who was the last Aussie to win the Aussie Open golf...

MANLY are fuming over a Fairfax Media report about Brett Stewart’s try celebration at Brookvale last Monday that wrongly implied the No.1 was performing a sexual act. While it looked awkward, he was just trying to copy an old dance move of legend Steve...

IT’S full steam ahead for Isaac Gordon’s case against his former club the Cronulla Sharks. Three players are suing the NRL club in the NSW District Court and so far there’s no sign of a settlement. Documents will be handed over tomorrow and the matter...

THE ridiculously dumb NRL schedule that allows the best 34 players in the game to be dragged out of the competition just as it was getting interesting. We’re now left with eight weeks of substandard weekend club football. Origin has to become a...

IN another week of crazy rumours, we heard Ivan Cleary was heading home to the northern beaches to coach Manly, leaving Trent Barrett to take over at Penrith.

INJURED Panthers star Jamal Idris at an Alison Wonderland rave in Brisbane on Friday night. Probably not a great place to be a month after ACL surgery.

BRETT Kenny publicly slamming the selection of Mitchell Pearce last week in the NSW State of Origin team was out of order.

GOOD riddance Nathan Tinkler, a man who should never, ever be allowed anywhere near another sporting franchise.

WHICH media grub needs to back off with his not-so-discreet approaches to a mate’s wife?

THREE sleeps until Origin. Can’t wait for the pizzas, beer and a Blues victory.


ALMOST 12 months to the day since Guy Walter’s tragic passing, one of his former gallopers announced his arrival as an emerging staying star at Royal Randwick. Sense Of Occasion made the quantum leap from restricted class to stakes grade this...


BOBAN wound back the clock to his glory days as several Stradbroke bubbles burst in a thrilling Doomben 10,000 yesterday. Under a precision Glyn Schofield ride, Boban got the breaks at the right time to narrowly defy fellow Sydneysiders Charlie Boy...


COUSINS may not go down in the annals of the all-time great broodmares but the maestro Bart Cummings is a fan — and for good reason. The mare has been a prolific producer, giving birth to 13 foals to race with 11 winners and she might have saved the...


MIRAGE became another certainty beaten when his waywardness cost him the 1400m race at Royal Randwick yesterday. Jockey Josh Parr had Mirage travelling nicely in front coming to the turn but he was fearful of what the unpredictable galloper was about...

OWNED by a fanatical Tottenham Hotspurs fan, Coys kicked a goal of his own over 1200m at Royal Randwick yesterday. “He was bred by his owner Mark Geraghty, who is a massive Tottenham Hotspur fan which is where the name comes from — it means Come On...

LIFE Of Reilly can enhance his reputation as a country cups specialist in the $30,000 Kinghorn Motor Group Nowra Cup (1600m) today. The Bede Murray-trained galloper is a rising eight-yearold but is racing in the form of his life despite a lengthy...


WHEN young architect Peter Muller got the go-ahead to design Audette House in Castlecrag, the order was for an American colonial-style home but Muller had a different idea. “There was absolutely no way you could put an American-style Cape Cod house on...


IN the wild world of Sydney real estate, it is a golden rule for buyers to not judge a home by its facade. The plain pint-sized onebedroom terrace at 28 Langley St, Darlinghurst, might look like its inner city neighbours, but the dilapidated dump has...


If I had a dollar for each time I’ve been asked to define Australian style I probably wouldn’t be writing this column. But it’s not as simple a question as it might seem and the answer is different today to what it would have been a few years ago and...


1. Doble & Strong rug collection by Behruz Studio. I’m a big fan of these stunning abstract designs by Melbourne artists Robert Doble and Simon Strong. www.behruzstudio.com 2. Chris Connell Duke bar stools by MAP. Beautiful Australian made polished...


WE were all looking for the wrong thing. We were too busy watching the kicks bounce into the grandstand. We were overcome by Canterbury’s spluttering attack. And we were worried that his knee, held together by $10,000 stem cell surgery, was too great...

GREG Bird has revealed how close he came to walking away from his 13-year NRL career. The suspended NSW Origin and Gold Coast Titans forward also detailed his plan to overhaul his tackling technique after being hit with an eight-game ban for a...

FOR NSW to prove they’re not one-hit wonders they first need to prove they’re not just a one-man band. The departure of Blues fullback Jarryd Hayne to the NFL remains the biggest problem facing NSW in winning back-to-back Origin series. The former...

JOSH Dugan looked up to NSW fullback forerunner Jarryd Hayne but is thriving on the challenge of making the position his own, says Trent Merrin. Merrin said all signs were pointing to Dugan putting in a special performance in Wednesday night’s Origin...

GREG Inglis’ battle to play State of Origin I has taken another twist, with the Maroons’ strike weapon making a secret trip to hospital to help speed his recovery from tonsillitis. While his teammates held an opposed session against Burleigh at Pizzey...

BEHIND the aura of invincibility, this is the story of Johnathan Thurston’s toughness, and why his record of 31 straight Origin appearances is no fluke. As he rests in Camp Maroon, Thurston is too humble to tell of war stories. “Did JT tell you about...

GORDEN Tallis has said “sports science is just another excuse to explain why something didn’t turn out right.” Tallis believes NSW “have over-complicated what is a simple game.” “For the first time last year they actually figured out what Origin is...

WILL Chambers comes from a land of bush and beaches and when he first left Northern Territory’s Gove Peninsula all he wanted to do was go back. “I used to ring home three or four times a day, even in any break at school (Brisbane’s Nudgee College),”...

THE Sunday Telegraph is continuing with it’s pledge to rid the sport pages of Queensland Origin coach XXXX’s name for game one. Regular columnists are the exception to the rule. You will get plenty of Greg Inglis in coming days. Although, he will...


STATE of Origin always unearths a special storyline. Over 10 weeks, it brings pain and bliss for those involved, on and off the field, and it’s always been that way. I don’t think you’d want it any other way, either. It means it’s important to us. Now...

IT is the Green Machine that never breaks down. A system that has enticed and enhanced some of the greatest coaches of the modern era. The Sunday Telegraph today reveals that no fewer than 18 coaches active in the game have shifted through the Raiders...

Tim Sheens (Australia) Laurie Daley (NSW) Coach XXXX (Queensland) Ricky Stuart (Canberra) Andrew McFadden (Warriors) Michael Maguire (Souths) Wayne Bennett (Brisbane) Craig Bellamy (Melbourne) Neil Henry (Gold Coast) Terry Matterson ( Titans assistant)...


CAMERON Smith has revealed plans to extend his career until 2018 in a move that will see the Maroons skipper become the first man in Origin history to surge past the 40-game mark. Smith was widely expected to retire when his Melbourne contract expires...


IT’S an injury that has hampered the careers of some of rugby league’s fiercest and most talented players. The eighth Immortal, Andrew Johns; the Raging Bull, Gorden Tallis; and Sydney Roosters champion Anthony Minichiello all faced having their...

Laurie Daley’s Blues need you. Become a brick in the Blue Wall and help keep the State of Origin Shield where it belongs! Whether you’re on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, hashtag #BlueWall in a message for the boys and it will appear on the wall...


IT’S the invitation 12-months in the making. When Forster-Tuncurry junior rugby league player Curtis Landers suffered a devastating spinal injury, one of the first people to visit the 16year-old was NSW coach Laurie Daley. Joining NSWRL chief...

FOREVER-young forward Willie Mason is negotiating to sign a new one-year deal with the Sea Eagles that will see him play in the NRL when he is 36. The Sunday Telegraph has learned the former Kangaroo could be reunited with Bulldogs premiership-winning...


BULLDOGS bad boy Jacob Loko could make his blue and white debut today with the former Parramatta wrecking ball in line to replace injured centre Chase Stanley when Canterbury - Bankstown take on the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium. The Sunday...

TOUGH Newcastle backrower Jeremy Smith faces at least a fortnight on the sideline with a sternum injury and will be ruled out of tomorrow night’s clash against Brisbane at Hunter Stadium. It is understood Smith suffered the painful injury in the first...


JARYD Campbell, arms outstretched, his face a mask of pain, cradled his little boy in his arms. He couldn’t see him. Or touch him. But he held him just the same. Little Roman Campbell was inside a tiny white coffin. Shiny gold stars decorated its...

THERE’S a cloudy week ahead but it’s not expected to dampen the brightness of the Vivid festival. With patchy fog rolling in across Sydney’s west this morning, temperatures across the state will drop to just 10 degrees overnight. But cloudy skies over...

A POLICE officer has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a police car during a pursuit near Coffs Harbour. Officers tried to stop a car travelling north on the Pacific Highway near Emerald Beach about 1.30pm yesterday but...

A CRASH between a bus and a motorbike crippled weekend traffic in Sydney’s inner west yesterday, causing a 5km backup just before lunchtime. The male motorcyclist was conscious and breathing when emergency services arrived at Parramatta Rd in Burwood...

TWO people were hospitalised after a car collided with a taxi in Sydney’s CBD. It is understood a P-plate driver and the taxi were turning left into Jamison St from York St when the collision happened. A back-seat passenger in the Commodore was...

THE NSW coronial inquest into the Lindt Cafe siege will begin tomorrow, with the biggest question being will Amirah Droudis, girlfriend of gunman Man Haron Monis, be called to give evidence. More than 100 witnesses are listed to give evidence at the...


Arguably one of the world’s most famous hotels, there’s no better destination than the Atlantis The Palm Hotel and Resort on Dubai’s iconic palm tree-shaped island. With breathtaking views of both the Arabian Sea and the striking Dubai skyline,...


OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten seems intent on keeping Labor in the political wilderness as he fights the Abbott government, his own fractious MPs and the Greens. The former union boss is starting to look punch drunk as he backs and fills on policies...


IT was the petrol excise hit destined to cost families just 40c a week that nearly burned down Tony Abbott’s leadership. Like an earthquake fault line, it was a political reversal that ran all the way back to John Howard’s fight to revive his own...

THE Brothers 4 Life gang was, if nothing else, always ambitiously named. A band of men mainly of Afghani descent, all of whom had paid $50 per week for their membership, swore allegiance to one another. It was supposed to be, as the name suggests, “4...

WE are delighted our Heal The Bush campaign has been rewarded with that most rare of government responses: it has done even more than we asked. Everyone knew there was a great injustice in the distribution of doctor subsidies — they were getting the...

HOSPITAL equipment sounds boringly technical — until you read the story of a child like Joshua Fitzroy, who was born with a disfigured urinary system but has now had his first bath aged two. It’s only possible because Sydney Children’s Hospital,...


A FEW years ago I had to walk out of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Sounds a bit bah-humbug, doesn’t it? Stick with me for a sec. I love Midnight Mass, although I’m not a Catholic, and I’ve been going along for about 20 years, although I always have...


APPARENTLY election campaigns aren’t total passion-killers. Tank Stream is delighted to announce three ministers are to become fathers again. They are small business minister John Barilaro, Energy Minister Anthony Roberts and Finance Minister Dom...

EDUCATION minister Adrian Piccoli was this week forced to reverse a ban on two books used by the Anglican Church in scripture classes, admitting that the church had not been consulted. Some churches had complained that the department told them the...

RIGHT-wing Catholic Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet got a surprise on Alan Jones’s 2GB show, where his support for Uber saw him lumped among “all those left wingers hiding themselves in the conservative party”. Mr Perrottet, a member of the...

STILL with the Baird government, Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres is certainly not complaining about his demotion from the police portfolio. Addressing last week’s Tourism and Transport Forum conference, the Penrith MP declared: “They told me I’d been...

LABOR MLC Walt Secord, a key adviser to opposition leader Luke Foley, is getting the band back together. Secord, who was ex-Premier Kristina Keneally’s chief of staff before entering Parliament, has seen Foley appoint Keneally staffers Pat Garcia as...

MEN AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE TOO Re: Your story on repeat offenders who bash their partners and could be forced to wear a GPS monitor (“GPS tracking plan for domestic offenders”, 17/5), I think women are beautiful people and I detest men who brutalise...

ROSIE: GPS monitors have just a Band-Aid effect (“GPS tracking plan for domestic abusers”, 17/5). It’s no different than a psychiatrist prescribing medication. Get to the root of the problem. LIZ: There are also women who abuse physically and...


THERE is a money tin on the bus that Justine Kelly drives for work each day. On top of it is a photograph of her teenage son, Alex Wildman. Passengers sometimes recognise his face. “I had one lady come up to me and say: ‘That looks like the boy who...

IT’S time the community changed its view of suicide and started labelling it “unacceptable”, a leading mental health campaigner says. Executive director of the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute, Dr Ian Hickie, said society had...

A RESEARCH project that monitors the text messages and social media postings of US war veterans is being considered for use on Australian youths at risk of suicide. The initiative, known as the Durkheim Project, analyses in real-time the social media...


SEARCHING for Himalayan snow leopards, swimming with whales or looking into the eyes of tribesman untouched by the Western world is all in a day’s work for these extreme photographers. Sydney cinematographer Abraham Joffe spent a year travelling the...

SMARTPHONES are set replace credit cards for millions of Australians within 18 months. New research by Fair Go Finance has found almost onein-three people expect to use phones for all electronic payments by the end of next year. Many new phones have...


“We had been planning (a wedding) and then we woke up one morning and said to each other ‘do you want to just get married now?’ We did this really spontaneously. I am now Mrs Palmer,” she said. Staying true to her bohemian style, Hart opted for a...

VIOLENT offenders who assault their partners or children in NSW are less likely to get jail time than those who assault a stranger. Figures from the Bureau of Crime Statistics show 9 per cent of domestic violence offenders found guilty of assault...


PATRONS who bring their own food into the Sydney Opera House will be fined up to $1100 under extreme by-laws drafted by The Sydney Opera House Trust. Flying drones over Australia’s most famous building is also banned in a 12page list of strict “dos...

A WOMAN who stabbed her partner in the chest has told a Sydney court she simply “couldn’t deal with the abuse” any more. Kylie Gorman, 39, is accused of stabbing her 35-year-old partner Kegan Hale after a domestic dispute at their Dundas home Friday...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED OFFENCES OCT 2013- SEP 2014 Total found guilty 6704 People sentenced to jail 643 Average sentence 7.6 months OTHER VIOLENT OFFENCES OCT 2013-SEP 2014 Total found guilty 7189 People sentenced to jail 1060 Average sentence...


“DIE Pell” was the headline on The Age newspaper’s Facebook page, over a photograph of Cardinal George Pell. Editor-in-chief Andrew Holden claimed the page had been hacked, and the offending words inserted by persons unknown, where they remained for...

MUCH mirth from Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and the Left over what they’re calling the Prime Minister’s new “three-word slogan”: “Nope nope nope.” But if Labor thinks they are on a winner attacking Tony Abbott on border protection they are...

DR Eman Sharobeem was forced to marry a cousin in Egypt at 15 and suffered 14 years of domestic violence. Now she helps other girls and young women escape the same fate in Australia, as Director of the Immigrant Women’s Health Service in Western...


MORE than half a million Australians will be left with no choice but to drive a ticking time bomb while the car industry races to replace 53 million potentially deadly airbags globally. The number of Australian cars affected in the world’s biggest...

Toyota Echo 2003 to 200520 Toyota RAV4 2003 to 2005 Toyota Corolla 2003 to 2007 Toyota Yaris 2005 to 2002007 Toyota Avensis 2003 to 2007 What should you do? If you have a recalled car, expect a letter in the mail. Should you disable the airbag in...


A 24-STOREY high-rise will kick off a multi-billion-dollar overhaul of Blacktown, with the city determined to shake off the “bongs and drugs” image of TV show Struggle Street. Described as one of the biggest makeovers since the western council area...


WIN, lose or even finish dead last, Guy Sebastian’s international fame is set to catapult to another level after his performance in the Eurovision Song Contest finals. The Australian popstar, who this morning took to the world’s biggest music stage...

GREEDY financial institutions have kept $2 billion in interest savings from their credit card customers by failing to pass on interest rate falls. Some lenders have even quietly increased their interest rates on cards by as much as 2 per cent,...


HE lost his life in a tragic accident but he left behind his most treasured possession. Jamie Sananikone, whose first child was born just three days before he died when a gas cylinder exploded in his bedroom, was remembered yesterday as a funny and...

BE alert but not alarmed today as more than 500 emergency service personnel will rush into the city to test out Sydney’s CBD evacuation plan. The three-hour exercise will start at 9am and include officers from the police, fire and rescue, roads and...


THEY used to be a treat enjoyed at a birthday party or the odd family dinner outing but many children are now indulging in soft drinks every day, helping fuel a growing obesity crisis. A study, published in the journal Appetite this week, found half...

A LEARNER driver and his unlicensed passenger were involved in a serious crash in Sydney’s north yesterday. Police were called to the scene on the Pacific Highway at Mount Kuring-Gai, near Beaumont Rd, around 12.20am and found a white Nissan Skyline...


THE Brothers For Life gunman who executed Sydney standover man Joe Antoun has pleaded guilty to murder and has turned supergrass against the gang’s leaders. After giving two police interviews Navid Khalili, 26, is set to become a “rollover” witness...


SMALL rural towns will attract subsidies of up to $60,000 to attract and keep doctors in a significant win for The Sunday Telegraph’s Heal The Bush campaign. In a Robin Hood-style overhaul of the botched $113 million General Practice Rural Incentives...

LABOR has questioned plans to revoke the citizenship of dual national terrorists, arguing Australia would be safer if jihadists were jailed rather than deported. As the Abbott government prepares to unveil new laws this week to deport dual national...


DOUBLE-dipping MPs are still employing relatives despite the Prime Minister’s ban that forces the wife of independent Senator Glenn Lazarus to work “90 hours a week’’ for free. Tess Lazarus has pointed to the double standard that forces the...


A GLAMOROUS entrepreneur whose luxury fashion company collapsed with debts of almost $13 million is operating a new business in Sydney despite creditors still fighting to recoup losses. Agnieszka Todt, 33, was co-founder of MyNetSale, an online...


IT’S an everyday delight for most toddlers, but last week Joshua Fitzroy got to celebrate his second birthday by taking his very first bath. Hopping in the tub has so far been forbidden for Josh, who was born with a dysfunctional urinary system that...


IT’S the glamour sibling split that has all of Sydney talking. Twin tech millionaires Sali and Julie Stevanja, who created the wildly successful online shopping site Stylerunner, are set to go their separate ways in a shock bust-up. Just a week after...


HE worked hard for more than 50 years to ensure he lived out his final days comfortably and left plenty behind for his family. But instead, World War II veteran Lawrence Lane died almost penniless and devastated after his stepdaughter robbed him of...


A PILOT was killed yesterday when his homemade ultralight plane crashed just metres from a cafe packed with people celebrating a birthday. A witness saw the recreational aircraft take off from Cessnock Airport just before noon before it came down in a...


BIG Trent Merrin wants to make a big difference. And he isn’t referring to Wednesday night when he proudly pulls on the sky-blue jersey for NSW — that’s a given. Merrin, the Australian, NSW and St George-Illawarra forward, is studying a bachelor of...


THE NRL chief executives want player agents banned from signing talent until they turn 18 amid calls for the controversial National Youth Competition (NYC) to be scrapped. The Sunday Telegraph last week revealed allegations of bullying at NRL clubs...

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CHECK out the fine print of Vance Joy’s breakthrough international hit, Riptide, and you will discover it was recorded in a shed. The record-breaking, chart-slaying infectious folk pop song was produced by respected musician John Castle in the studio...


A MAD Max enthusiast, who died in a horrific high speed motorcycle accident in Silverton, has been given a touching tribute in the hit new movie. Mad Max II Museum owner Adrian Bennett said he was contacted by Fury Road director George Miller in the...


were subjected to repeated violence, bashings and threats. Admitting in court to two murders, Khalili also named Blacktown chapter boss Farhad Qaumi, his brothers Jamil and Mumtaz, and Amanda Maree Crowe over the shooting of rival BFL member Mahmoud...

HE’S the 195cm enforcer that stands between Queensland and an Origin victory. James Tamou will line up for the Blues just a year after two bulging discs left him struggling to even hold a glass of water. Thankful for a second chance, he will be...


They are the canine crimefighters who can sniff out everything from dope, to blood, dead bodies and a bush pest. We meet the dogs saving us from, well, everything ...


Shocking but true — some women are choosing to be single and loving it


The snow queen talks about staying fit all-year round


The queen of Aussie comedy turns fabulous housewife in new sketch TV show


A pair of magic hands will have Blake Ferguson back on the field early


Which part of Sydney is so hot you can get third degree burns off the carpark tarmac?


Meet the young men not quite ready to leave mum


OH DEAR Sam, Cupid might have to work overtime if this first glance of these bachelor boys is anything to go by. Nine of the 16 potential bachelors were spotted entering the Hunters Hill mansion ahead of filming of the country’s first-ever The...

A WELFARE cop will be seconded from the Federal Police to enforce a “zero tolerance’’ approach to thousands of Australians who owe taxpayers $1 billion after underestimating or lying about their income. After promising to be a “tough welfare cop on...


IT’S the skinny house in Sydney that sold for a fat price. With an internal area of 48sq m and a land area of 38sqm, the two-storey Victorian terrace at 29 Terry St, Surry Hills, is roughly the same size as a one-bedroom unit. When the hammer fell on...

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