CCTV Footage Captures Moment Five Lions Escape Enclosure at Sydney Zoo

Footage released by Sydney’s Taronga Zoo shows the moment four lion cubs and an adult male made a brief escape from their enclosure on November 2, sparking a lockdown at the iconic park. CCTV footage released on Thursday, December 1, shows the lions slipping through a hole in a fence around their enclosure and venturing … Read more

Socceroos world cup: MCG could open for fans to watch, Dan Andrews hints

Premier Daniel Andrews has hinted world cup fans could celebrate watching the Socceroos’ next game at the MCG after the team advanced to the group stages. The 1-0 win against Denmark saw thousands of fans crammed into Federation Square on Thursday morning, where an outdoor screening of the match quickly descended into mayhem. When the … Read more

Police Minister Paul Toole’s brother Josh granted bail after ‘inhumane’ jail conditions

The brother of NSW Deputy Premier and Police Minister Paul Toole has been released on bail after a judge found it was “unacceptable” he was kept in solitary confinement for 23 and a half hours a day. Josh Toole was arrested and charged in Newcastle for his alleged role in a drug supply syndicate operating … Read more

Early Oil: Pakenham Cup day best bets, tips and preview

News Corp form analyst Brad Waters runs the early rule over Saturday’s Pakenham Cup card. BEST BET BRAYDEN STAR (Race 1, No.7) Brayden Star ran on hard to score in record time at his Australian debut at Cranbourne. No reason he can’t repeat that performance VALUE BET NOT TO BE MIST (Race 6, No.12) Not … Read more

Charlie Teo: Dominic Perrottet donates money to controversial brain surgeons charity

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet shocked attendees at a private fundraising event for controversial brain surgeon Charlie Teo’s charity. The event was hosted by 2GB Breakfast host Ben Fordham and was attended by the families of Mr Teo’s former patients as well as regular contributors to the charity. Speaking on his radio show on Thursday, Mr … Read more

Insider reveals what’s fuelling Sydney’s postcode wars | The War: Young Blood

Sydney’s postcode wars are being fueled by violence learned in the home from an early age, a reformed gangster believes. Bikie-turned-rapper John “Big Kash” Lavulo, whose heritage is Tongan, believes his people fall back on violence to solve their issues – and this is behind the high percentage of Pacific Islander teens caught up in … Read more

Interest rates: Economist warns next RBA rate rise ‘all but certain’ as house prices fall

National home prices have fallen for the eighth consecutive month, largely due to rising interest rates, according to the latest data from PropTrack. A 0.16 per cent drop was recorded nationally in November, with capital city prices now 3.09 per cent below their level a year ago. Darwin and Melbourne had the largest declines, but … Read more

Sydney: New digital street signs unveiled

New digital street signs have been placed on some Sydney streets in a move to make parking simpler, however many have wondered if the new technology is worth it. The signs were spotted around Chalmers Street in Surry Hills between Cleveland Street and Devonshire Street and will be in place for an 18-month trial. More … Read more

James-Robert Davis: House of Cadifor alleged sex cult leader’s bail bid

A former soldier accused of running a “sex cult” in regional NSW where he lived with six polyamorous partners will have to wait 24 hours to find out if he will be released from prison. James-Robert Davis appeared in the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday for his third application for bail in a matter of … Read more

NSW government boosts start-up support by $40 million

Start up businesses in NSW will now be able to apply for more funding, with the state government expanding its Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grants program by millions of dollars. The program is set for a $40 million boost, which will see the amount of money available for start ups boosted by up to eight … Read more