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  • Plan to reschedule historic Warrnambool race angers locals

    22 November 2017 9:54 AM 4

    A proposal to move the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic from its traditional October timeslot without consultation has angered custodians of the race in south-west Victoria. The sport's top body, Cycling Australia, has proposed to move the 122-year-old race to an April timeslot in a bid to shore up its economic and competitive future

  • Fraudster who fled rehabilitation denied bail in ACT court after extradition

    22 November 2017 7:14 AM 5

    A NSW woman who pleaded guilty to dozens of fraud charges and has been on the run since she skipped rehabilitation two years ago is behind bars in the ACT. Delphine Maree Charles, 35, was extradited from Wagga Wagga and brought before the ACT Magistrates Court, where prosecutors opposed her bid for bail, on Wednesday. The court heard Charles was bailed

  • Melbourne Victory relishing the quick turnaround and hope to get on a roll

    22 November 2017 3:14 AM 5

    The win lifted them into the top six and brought their unbeaten run to five. Since losing their first two matches of the season, to Melbourne City and Sydney FC, they have drawn four and now won one. "I thought we played well. It was an excellent performance and it was great to be able to tackle a game without too many distractions in the lead-up

  • Man rams stolen car into Belconnen apartment block during police chase

    22 November 2017 3:01 AM 4

    A man drove a stolen car into an apartment building during a police chase on Tuesday afternoon in Canberra, police say. Police said officers conducted a traffic stop on a stolen car in Belconnen about 3.10pm. The 33-year-old man allegedly tried to escape police, crashing into the brick wall of an apartment block. He then drove away from police again

  • Former AFL player manager Angie Papadopoulos pleads not guilty to $1 million drug charge

    21 November 2017 8:51 AM 7

    A former high-flying player manager of several West Coast premiership stars has faced the District Court on trial over a seizure of almost 1kg of methamphetamine. Angelos Papadopoulos, 58, along with Anthony La Bianca, 62, have pleaded not guilty to possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply after police stopped their vehicle on the Mitchell

  • Man hospitalised after being hit with chair in Windsor cafe brawl

    21 November 2017 12:09 AM 8

    A man is in hospital after being hit with a chair after a brawl broke out in an inner-city cafe. The fight occurred after two men entered the cafe on Chapel Street in Windsor and had a verbal disagreement with bar staff at about 8.20pm on Monday night, a Police Victoria spokeswoman said. The men walked out the front of the cafe where victim and friends

  • Worker suffers 'penetrating' groin injury at Gold Coast movie studios

    21 November 2017 12:09 AM 8

    A worker at a Gold Coast movie studio has suffered a “penetrating injury” to the groin in a workplace accident on Tuesday morning. Paramedics and firefighters were called to Village Roadshow Studios, next to Movie World, about 8.15am to treat the injured man. A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the worker suffered a "penetrating injury" to the groin

  • W-League: Canberra United announce final international signing Elise Thorsnes

    20 November 2017 11:00 PM 6

    Canberra United have signed Norwegian forward Elise Thorsnes to fill their final international spot and bolster their bid for W-League glory. Fresh off helping Norwegian club outfit Avaldsnes to a UEFA women's Champions League berth, Thorsnes looms as a huge boost to United's title hopes. Canberra United coach Heather Garriock called on her international

  • Canberra is home to the smallest apartments in the country, according to CommSec report

    20 November 2017 2:01 PM 6 1

    When James Lara moved into his 57-square-metre apartment in Greenway, Tuggeranong, he had to make some economical decisions. "When I looked at what I could do with the 55 to 60 square-metre range, I thought: where are you going to put a couch? Where you going to put a dining table?," he said. Though it may seem cosy, Mr Lara is not alone when it comes

  • 'This huge avalanche came down': Perth boy saved by hero dad

    20 November 2017 11:19 AM 7

    An eight-year-old boy lives to tell how he was saved by his hero dad after he was buried alive in a ditch on a northern Perth property for more than four hours before emergency crews could save him. Riley Stiles had fallen into a three-metre ditch about 4pm on Sunday and was buried up to his neck in dirt and sand. At one stage his face was submerged