October 16, 2021

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Village secures $70m to weather storm


Village Roadshow has secured further funding from the Queensland Government to help cover the operational costs of its business for the next year.

Four dead after drinking hand sanitiser

A man washing hands with alcohol sanitizer against virus.

Fifteen people across two states in the US were hospitalised after ingesting hand sanitiser with a “toxic” ingredient. Four of them did not survive.

Shock trend emerges in latest car sales

Australians have been buying four-wheel-drive utes in record numbers for the past few years but now there’s a new top dog in the carpark.

WATCH: Police dog in dramatic arrest

Footage from the Queensland Police dog squad shows the moment a man was charged for a string of break-and-enters.

Video footage shows the moment a Queensland police dog found a man behind a string of alleged break-and-enters in a creek bed.

Where investors are spending their money

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Cashed up property investors once dominated the housing market in many capitals but their buying habits have changed in recent years, with COVID-19 steering buyers to new markets.

How COVID-19 is changing buyer wish lists

Sydney suburb from the air

With the COVID-19 pandemic making many Aussies rethink their home priorities, a new survey has revealed what features are in growing demand among new home seekers.

Property ‘panic buying’ at last-minute auctions

It “almost felt like panic buying” as bidders desperately tried to secure properties at online auctions before stage four fully hit — with one home soaring $171,000 beyond reserve. Here’s the latest.

Towns set to cash in on Qld border closure

With the Queensland border set to close to most southerners by the end of the week, these spots are hoping to cash in as a sunny seaside alternative.

Dugan reflects on rollercoaster to 200th NRL game

NRL Rd 10  - Warriors v Sharks

Josh Dugan reflects on his rollercoaster journey from an immature skinny fullback to a senior player who has learnt from his mistakes ahead of his 200th NRL game on Sunday.

Why A-League shouldn’t be scared of NRL or AFL

APAC Sports Pictures of the Week - 2020, August 3

Based on the A-League over the past month, the evidence, according to Mark Bosnich, is overwhelming. Forget competition from other codes. Football is a game that was meant to be played in the winter.

Virus survivors losing hair ‘in clumps’

Grace Dudley said her hair began falling out in clumps.

A survey has found more than a quarter of people who survive COVID-19 are reporting hair loss with many saying their hair fall is “severe”.

Victoria may have already peaked

Melbourne University Professor Tony Blakely believes Victoria's coronavirus outbreak has peaked.

Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak may have already peaked, new analysis provided to news.com.au suggests. There’s hope the state has passed the worst.

‘Selfish’ star stood down over breach

NRL Rd 20 - Dragons v Eels

An NRL star has been stood down and forced into two weeks of isolation after breaching the league’s strict COVID-19 protocols.

NBA superstar brushes off Trump blast

Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers superstar LeBron James isn’t sad the NBA has lost Donald Trump as a viewer after the US President raged at players kneeling during the national anthem, saying the players ‘could care less’.

Fitzy’s plea to 17yo sporting prodigy

Peter FitzSimons and Joseph Suaalii.

After weeks of speculation, Joseph Suaalii has reportedly made a call on his playing future, but Peter FitzSimons wants him to reconsider.

Couple’s ‘repugnant’ bestiality of dog

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Cops found 16 videos in a computer folder labelled “do not view”. What was inside has been described as “morally repugnant”. WARNING: Confronting

‘Not time for protests’


Queensland premier keeping her options open on a planned mass protest on the Story Bridge on Saturday.

Livid NRL boss lashes COVID breachers

NRL Rd 10  - Rabbitohs v Knights

NRL boss Peter V’landys has delivered a spray to a legend of the game and a star player after they broke the league’s strict protocols.

Top art adviser lists Surry Hills warehouse apartment

Top art adviser Mark Hughes lists Surry Hills warehouse apartment; Lend Lease chief sells in mid-$9m range and mum’s the word for fund manager in Rose Bay.

Extent of industry’s slump laid bare

Latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show just how badly bushfires and the coronavirus have affected the tourism industry.

Brown: I feared the worst

AFL Rd 10 - Geelong v North Melbourne

Kangaroos forward Ben Brown has his fingers cross after scans on an injured knee with his future beyond this season also up in the air.

All roads lead to Bathurst as V8s consider dream finale


It’s long been considered Supercars ‘Grand Final’, but this year’s COVID-ravaged season has thrown up the potential for the championship to be decided at the biggest race of the year at Mount Panorama.

The ultimate country escape

The new owners of this countryside estate will never want to leave, with all the bells and whistles expected of a dream home at their fingertips.

‘Deteriorating fast’: China takes aim at PM


Chinese state media says Australia’s coronavirus crisis is “deteriorating fast” in a scathing attack piece on Scott Morrison.

Shocking cost of Victoria’s new lockdown


The Prime Minister has revealed a shock new forecast for Australia’s economy as a result of Victoria’s lockdown that’s much higher than initially predicted.

Photos reveal extent of blast destruction

Beirut Treats Wounded And Seeks Answers After Deadly Blast

Shocking new aerial photos show many buildings with little left behind after the explosion in Beirut.

Australia targets ‘sewer of the internet’


Australia will employ 100 new cyber detectives to hunt down paedophiles and other online criminals who operate on the dark web.

‘Neglected’ woman sat in chair for a year

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A woman has been being charged with the manslaughter of a cerebral palsy sufferer who allegedly died in circumstances of extreme neglect.

Gruelling reality of Bach in Paradise

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One of this season’s stars has lifted the lid on what it’s actually like filming the show – and it’s hardly the cushy holiday we’ve seen on TV.

’Cashmere’ house smashes price expectations

A Richmond house with interiors so luxurious that life there is “like wearing cashmere” has changed hands in a massive sale on the brink of Melbourne’s stage four business shutdown.

76ers provide update on Simmons scare

Orlando, FL - AUGUST 5: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers look on during a game against the Washington Wizards on August 5, 2020 at The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

After landing awkwardly on his left leg, Ben Simmons turned and immediately walked off the court in Thursday’s game against the Wizards.

How virus has made life hell for retail staff

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Abuse towards retail workers during the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically increased with staff suffering and turning to bad habits as a result.

Buying limits on the cards amid shortage fears

Major supermarkets are considering new purchasing limits on food amid fears Victoria’s stage four lockdown could cause mass food shortages.

Horror cycling crash sparked by ‘criminal act’

77th Tour of Poland 2020 - Stage 1

Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen has been condemned for ‘dangerous behaviour’ after a shocking incident on the Tour of Poland left Fabio Jakobsen fighting for his life.

Huge ammonium nitrate stockpile in NSW

The Orica plant on Kooragang Island in Newcastle. The state government ordered it to be shut down, following the plant's third chemical spill in as many months.

Newcastle could be annihilated by an ammonium nitrate stockpile that is four times the size of Beirut’s – and just 800m from residents.

No new cases for Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland has recorded no new COVID-19 cases as investigations continue into the “confusing” results of a 68-year-old on Wednesday.

New Vic lockdowns to cost nation $9b


New harsh lockdowns announced in Victoria this week will cost the nation up to $9 billion, the Prime Minister has revealed.

‘Erotic’ new TV show’s limp execution

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It promised eroticism, sexual delights and hedonistic pleasures. But the reality of this Anais Nin adaptation was quite different.

Trump account banned from Twitter

US President Donald Trump’s official campaign account was banned from Twitter after it violated rules on “COVID-19 misinformation”.

‘Ridiculous’ buzzer-beater stuns NBA powerhouse

Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Clippers

Devin Booker hit one of the most magical buzzer-beaters in recent NBA history over Paul George and Kawhi Leonard as the Phoenix Suns stunned ANOTHER playoff team in Orlando.

Kocked for Six! Simmons suffers fresh injury blow

Philadelphia 76ers v Washington Wizards

Ben Simmons has gone down injured in the NBA bubble, with things looking grim for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Man’s proposal goes horribly wrong


A man who spent two weeks planning the perfect proposal accidentally destroyed his home when things “didn’t go as planned”.

Virgin boss points to more cuts

Virgin Australia Announces Further Job Cuts And Discontinuation Of Tiger Air

Following a day of job cuts and announcing Tigerair will be no more, Virgin Australia boss Paul Scurrah says more losses could be on the horizon.

AFL star ‘manhandled’ Prince Harry in Vegas

An AFL great has revealed a wild scene in a Las Vegas nightclub that saw him moved along by Scotland Yard for attempted unbuttoning.

‘I don’t know the answer’: Dan Andrews grilled

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media at a press conference at Treasury Theatre on July 13, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell shire are in lockdown following the rise in COVID-19 cases through community transmissions. The new restrictions came into effect on Thursday 9 July, with residents in lockdown areas under stay at home orders for the next six weeks. People are only able to leave home have for exercise or work, to buy essential items including food or to access childcare and healthcare. Gatherings of groups of more than two or more than a household group are not permitted while school holidays have been extended by a week so children remain home. Retail can remain open and markets are permitted to open for food and drink only. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars are back to takeaway only. Eight public housing estates that have been under hard lockdown have reopened subject to stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions in line with the rest of Melbourne, while the tower at Alfred Street remains under hard lockdown while health authorities continue COVID-19 testing. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

As expected, Daniel Andrews’ press conference has descended into a testy back-and-forth with journalists over the hotel quarantine issue.

City’s extreme way to enforce quarantine

As NSW enforces new quarantine rules for travellers from Victoria, Singapore has announced strict new measures of its own.

Mum pinned down in virus rule arrest

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Dramatic footage has emerged of a Melbourne mum being pinned to the ground by three police officers after she allegedly broke lockdown rules.

‘Criminal act’ leaves cyclist fighting for life

77th Tour of Poland 2020 - Stage 1

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a coma after being thrown over a barrier and colliding with a photographer during a sickening crash at 80km/h.

Coroner to probe St Basil’s deaths

St Basils Removing Residents

The five deaths at St Basil’s aged care home, which has recorded one of Melbourne’s biggest coronavirus outbreaks, will be investigated.

Unusual way frequent flyer cheats COVID

Hälsa Foods CEO Mika Manninen has taken 33 flights during the pandemic.

A business traveller who’s taken dozens of flights throughout the pandemic has revealed how he avoided catching coronavirus every time.

Victoria records 471 virus cases


Victoria has recorded 471 new cases and eight more deaths on Thursday, 24 hours after the state recorded its deadliest daily total.

Smith has unfinished Ashes business

Aussie batting dynamo Steve Smith left England last year with a mammoth 774 runs in four Ashes Tests and the urn retained. But the drawn series left him disappointed.

12 new COVID cases in NSW


There have been 12 new cases of coronavirus in New South Wales overnight, out of more than 28,000 tests, and one patient has been moved to intensive care.

Radio stars defend Ellen’s ‘mean’ behaviour

Kyle and Jackie O defend Ellen.

Kyle and Jackie O have dismissed some of the claims about the alleged toxic work environment on Ellen’s show, insisting: “It’s normal.”

Teen allegedly abused cops, refused mask


An Adelaide teen has been arrested after he allegedly “became abusive” when police questioned him about flying in via Victoria.

‘Confusing’ virus results in mystery case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

An Ipswich woman who tested positive to COVID-19 is perplexing scientists after follow-up tests showed differing results.

Brown reveals wild Vegas night with Prince Harry

Prince Harry Tours Belize To Mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown has revealed details about a wild night he had with Prince Harry in Las Vegas, including how he “manhandled” him, bringing an end to the night.

Fears of Beirut-style blast on Aussie soil

Four times the amount of chemical responsible for the Beirut blast is being stockpiled at a NSW plant, and concerned residents are calling for it to be moved.

New look Kmart stores revealed

Discount department chain opens K Hubs

Target shoppers were saddened by news earlier this year of major changes to the brand. Now the transformation has begun.

JWH scores big sale in just five days

Sydney Roosters media opp

Sydney Roosters star Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and wife Chelsea will be on the hunt for a new nest after selling their Mosman home in just five days. Find out what it sold for.

Man’s pub crawl puts city on high alert

The Greenroof Bar and Restaurant in Hamilton

An urgent warning has been issued for Newcastle after a COVID-positive man visited five pubs and a stadium over the weekend.

Kyrgios thrown under the bus on live TV

Karl Stefanovic and Nick Kyrgios on Channel Nine's Today.

Australian tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios was left red-faced after Today host Karl Stefanovic stitched him up with a direct inquiry.

Revealed: Health danger in our seafood

Francisca Ribeiro and her team of UQ researchers discovers alarming levels of microplastic in seafood.

New research reveals high levels of plastic contamination in a variety of seafood, with a popular pantry item recording the highest amount.

Wealth group’s shock CEO resignation

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The chief executive of one of Australia’s oldest financial institutions has abruptly resigned from the group’s top job.

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