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  • Thousands of houses in Victoria without power

    7 February 2018 1:04 PM 54

    Almost 7000 Victorian homes have been left without power as the network buckled again under scorching heat. Thousands of homes have been left without electricity and air-conditioning in Melbourne's northern suburbs, with 3200 power outages recorded in Coburg alone by energy provider Jemena at 10pm on Wednesday. The provider also recorded outages in Strathmore

  • Social media war erupts after shoe crackdown at inner-Brisbane high school

    6 February 2018 7:11 AM 50

    A fierce online battle has erupted between staff, students and parents of The Gap State High School after a crackdown on students' shoes. More than 100 students queued at the school office to collect uniform passes and about 10 students were sent to detention on Monday after breaching the uniform policy, according to the Queensland Teachers Union

  • Lululemon CEO Laurent Pontdevin steps down for unspecified misconduct

    6 February 2018 1:59 AM 70

    Lululemon Athletica chief executive Laurent Potdevin abruptly resigned from the yogawear seller in the wake of unspecified misconduct, leaving a leadership vacuum and a swirl of controversy in its C-suite. The 50-year-old also will resign from the board, Lululemon said, citing behavior that didn't live up to its standards. The board, led by executive

  • Elderly woman dies after being bashed walking her dogs in St Albans

    6 February 2018 1:59 AM 59

    An elderly woman who was bashed and left for dead by a stranger while walking her dogs in Melbourne's west has died. Le Ngoc Le, 77, was found in a pool of blood around her head in a driveway near her St Albans home on Thursday evening, unable to speak. A woman accused of a vicious attack on a grandmother at St Albans laughed and smiled in court, as she failed

  • Huge shelter shed will keep the Metro Tunnel noise down as 24/7 work begins

    6 February 2018 1:59 AM 66

    Around-the-clock construction work will soon begin on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project, with the first of four enormous sheds completed to minimise noise and dust. The first of the acoustic sheds has been built on Franklin Street at the location of the State Library Station. Built using 290 tonnes of steel, the shed is 20 metres high and 70 metres

  • ACT Brumbies call Andrew Walker out of rugby retirement again for Brisbane Global 10s

    6 February 2018 1:59 AM 52

    The 44-year-old will make another rugby union comeback when he joins the ACT Brumbies as a wildcard player at the Brisbane 10s on Friday and Saturday. The dual international will return to the field for the pre-season tournament to play against teams from Australia, New Zealand, France and Japan. The Brumbies will be hoping Walker has the same impact

  • Brisbane school gives more than 100 students detention over shoes

    6 February 2018 1:59 AM 50

    More than 100 Brisbane high school students have been given a detention for wearing the wrong shoes. The Gap State High's new uniform policy has angered parents who say they cannot afford to discard shoes that were acceptable in previous years. "It's kind of uniform policy gone mad," parent Karen Bishop told ABC Radio Brisbane on Tuesday. Ms Bishop said she doesn't

  • Grant Williams named AFL's new head of umpiring

    5 February 2018 7:33 PM 72 1

    The AFL has revealed Peter Schwab's successor as umpires boss, with the AFL's former head of community and international development Grant Williams replacing the former Hawthorn coach. Williams, who was also formerly AFL Victoria's general manager and Carlton's general manager of football operations, begins in his new role this week after a three-month

  • Man drowns at Pretty Beach near Batemans Bay on NSW South Coast

    4 February 2018 9:10 PM 261

    A Victorian man has drowned after getting caught in a rip at a beach on the NSW South Coast on Sunday. Emergency services were called to Pretty Beach, about 30 kilometres north of Batemans Bay, at 2.30pm, after reports of a man becoming distressed in the water. Westpac Life Saver Helicopter CEO Stephen Leahy said two men were swimming when one of the men, aged in his late 30s, became

  • Cupid's Undie Run back in Canberra for 2018 to raise money for neurofibromatosis

    4 February 2018 9:15 AM 79

    There's guaranteed be a fair amount of nervous giggling at the starting line, but it's easy to run along Lake Burley Griffin in your undies when you know it's for a good cause. The annual Cupid's Undie Run is on again in Canberra on Sunday February 18, with hundreds expected to strip down to their underwear to raise money for the Children's Tumour Foundation