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

Woolworths cleaner Malerato Harrison killed in store

Tributes are pouring in for Malerato Harrison, a Woolworths employee who died on shift last week. Emergency services rushed to the store at Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region, at about 7.30am on Friday following reports she had been injured. NSW Police said paramedics attended the store but Ms Harrison suffered “fatal … Read more

Leicester Tigers 33-31 London Irish: Steve Borthwick full of praise for battling Irish | Rugby Union News

Leicester Tigers are up to fifth in the Premiership; while London Irish collected two bonus points to move to within two points of Bristol Bears at the bottom of the table Last Updated: 11/27/22 10:29pm Leicester Tigers’ Jasper Wiese (right) scores their side’s fifth try of the game Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick paid tribute … Read more

Eddie Jones braced for ‘uncomfortable’ review after England’s dire autumn series | Rugby Union News

England finished their autumn series by losing 27-13 to 14-man South Africa; Eddie Jones said he ‘does n’t care what people think’ after his side of him posted a seventh Test without victory this calendar year Last Updated: 11/27/22 10:55pm Eddie Jones has been told that England’s performance this autumn has fallen below expectations Eddie … Read more

Eddie Jones defiant after ‘watershed’ South Africa loss: ‘I don’t care what other people think’ | Rugby Union News

“The only thing I feel about is preparing the team as well as I can, and I don’t care what other people think. Obviously on the results [of the autumn], we’re not happy. But we’re building a really good base to have a really good go at the World Cup” – Eddie Jones post SA … Read more

Sale Sharks 25-20 Bristol Bears: Hosts continue fine Gallagher Premiership start as Du Preez brothers combine | Rugby Union News

Sale reel in league leaders Saracens with narrow victory over Bristol, helped by Jean-Luc de Preez’s second-half try and brother Rob’s conversion and earlier penalty; visitors held lead at half-time and started second half well Last Updated: 11/26/22 6:48pm Rob du Preez (pictured middle) scored one of Sale’s three tries against Bristol Bears Sale Sharks’ … Read more

Doddie Weir: Scotland rugby legend dies aged 52 after suffering with motor neurone disease | Rugby Union News

Doddie Weir, who won 61 caps for Scotland, has passed away aged 52; Weir was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2016 and used profile to push for better research and care; Family statement calls Weir an “inspirational force of nature” Last Updated: 11/26/22 5:56pm Doddie Weir Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has … Read more

Eddie Jones: England still driven to avenge 2019 Rugby World Cup defeat by South Africa | Rugby Union News

Eddie Jones’ England side for Saturday still retains nine survivors from the 32-12 mauling by the Springboks in Yokohama in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final; South Africa visit Twickenham for the final match of the autumn on Saturday Last Updated: 25/11/22 11:46pm Eddie Jones believes that his players will be looking for revenge when … Read more

George North says Wales have had a ‘brutally honest’ week ahead of Wallabies clash | Rugby Union News

Wales close out their autumn campaign with a match against Australia in Cardiff on Saturday (kick-off 3.15pm); the hosts have won their last three matches against the Wallabies and are aiming to bounce back from a shock defeat to Georgia Last Updated: 11/25/22 6:47pm George North said there is a lot of hurt in the … Read more

Woolworths Jesmond closed after employee dies during shift

A Woolworths store will remain closed after an employee died while cleaning the supermarket. Emergency services rushed to the store at Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region about 7.30am on Friday following reports she had been injured. NSW Police said paramedics attended the store but the woman suffered “fatal injuries” and was … Read more