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Thu 2 Apr 2020

NRL’s desperate ploy to save major money-spinner

premium_icon NRL’s desperate ploy to save major money-spinner

State of Origin is the NRL’s golden goose – so they’re doing everything they can to keep it alive in 2020.

Man pleads guilty to burning torture of girlfriend

premium_icon Man pleads guilty to burning torture of girlfriend

A 34-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the torture of his girlfriend, leaving her with injuries so severe that detectives thought she has been in an explosion.

Cops left family ‘feeling like criminals’ for beach trip

premium_icon Cops left family ‘feeling like criminals’ for beach trip

A family say they were left feeling like criminals when police questioned them over a fishing trip to a beach and their decision to share a single sunshade.

'Nursing home' island’s unique COVID—19 risk

premium_icon 'Nursing home' island’s unique COVID—19 risk

This community has one of our most at-risk populations when it comes to COVID-19, but campers are fleeing to the area. Residents are urging they be locked down.

Bottle shop slams foolish social media prank

premium_icon Bottle shop slams foolish social media prank

A silly April fool’s day prank has distracted people from a responsible procedures put in place for alcohol sales says a bottleshop licensee.

Fans can get refunds for memberships: McLachlan

premium_icon Fans can get refunds for memberships: McLachlan

Footy fans have been asked to keep their club memberships rather than ask for refunds amid the coronavirus crisis.

New job lifeline for Aussie workers

premium_icon New job lifeline for Aussie workers

Tourism and hospitality workers out of a job since the coronavirus pandemic in Australia can consider a career pivot into one of eight in-demand roles.

More COVID-19 cases confirmed on the Mid North Coast

premium_icon More COVID-19 cases confirmed on the Mid North Coast

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has risen across the Mid North Coast Local Health District.

Eel’s eerie premonition: ‘What if it ends tomorrow?’

premium_icon Eel’s eerie premonition: ‘What if it ends tomorrow?’

Parramatta back-rower Ryan Matterson feared this day would come, when rugby league was taken away. Now the isolated Eels star is in daily sessions with the club’s...

Comedian's brush with famous coronavirus case

premium_icon Comedian's brush with famous coronavirus case

COMEDIAN Adam Hills on working in the UK during the start of the coronavirus pandemic and rubbing shoulders with Prince Charles.

Singer-songwriter hits back at racists targeting Asians

premium_icon Singer-songwriter hits back at racists targeting Asians

Singer Dami Im has revealed she is being trolled on social media about COVID-19, highlighting the plight of many Asians — many who are being cruelly called “bat eaters”...

Monsters in paradise: The child sex abusers we can't forget

premium_icon Monsters in paradise: The child sex abusers we can't forget

Most people do what they can to protect young children. But some people instead hurt them, inflicting crimes and trauma the children will never get over.

Corrupt cop Roger Rogerson launches appeal

premium_icon Corrupt cop Roger Rogerson launches appeal

Notorious corrupt detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara have launched their tax payer funded appeals against their convictions for a drug rip-off murder.

Drastic flight cuts the ‘new normal’ at Coffs Airport

premium_icon Drastic flight cuts the ‘new normal’ at Coffs Airport

This is how Coffs airport will look over the next few months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Borders locked down in complete ban on NSW visitors

premium_icon Borders locked down in complete ban on NSW visitors

Queensland’s strict border closures will be ramped up from tonight, with a complete ban on NSW tourists and a complete closure of all but three border roads on the Gold...

NRL aims for the stars in quest for rapid return

premium_icon NRL aims for the stars in quest for rapid return

NRL is channelling inspiration from US president John F Kennedy’s ambition to get a man to the moon.

Doona firelighter caused $80k damage to public housing unit

premium_icon Doona firelighter caused $80k damage to public housing unit

A court has shown compassion for a woman who was under psychological distress when she set fire to a doona, causing $80,000 in damage to a public housing unit.

Easy explainer: Can pets get the virus and pass it on?

premium_icon Easy explainer: Can pets get the virus and pass it on?

A vet has debunked rumours on whether cats, dogs and even ferrets can get COVID-19 throughout the global pandemic. Here is everything pet owners need to know.

Distillery’s genius idea to keep workers in a job

premium_icon Distillery’s genius idea to keep workers in a job

An award-winning distillery forced to lay off two dozen casual workers has turned to producing an important product to keep remaining staff employed.

‘These creeps that did this ... they don’t have a heart’

premium_icon ‘These creeps that did this ... they don’t have a heart’

Two beloved wildlife carers were on their way to set a young magpie free when the unthinkable happened.

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