Posted: 9 December, 2016

Heads Up Sydney, Jeremy Clarkson Is Blocking Traffic

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are attracting a lot of attention in central Sydney today.

The truck transporting the giant heads across Sydney just managed to clear the old rail bridge over Ultimo Road earlier, causing a few delays! Watch the video below.

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Dreamworld Reopening Tomorrow

Dreamworld will reopen this Saturday, six weeks after four people died at the Gold Coast theme park, but without many of its main attractions.


Its sister park WhiteWater World will also open its doors again on what will be the first day of Queensland's summer school holidays.


Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Cindy Low were killed when the popular Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned on October 25.


"Our hearts and thoughts remain firmly with the families and their loved ones involved in this tragic incident, and we will continue to keep their representatives informed of our plans," Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson said.


Many key attractions at Dreamworld will remain closed as they are yet to complete a four-tier safety review ordered after the tragedy.


Facilities that have been given the all-clear include its wildlife areas, entertainment and family attractions.


"Other rides will open progressively as they are signed off by the safety review process," Mr Davidson added.

Dreamworld has already announced the Thunder River Rapids ride will be decommissioned.

Dreamworld will donate $25 from every ticket sale over the weekend to the Australian Red Cross.


Funds raised will be distributed to the families and those most affected by the tragedy.


Special ticket prices will be in place for the summer, while season-pass holders will receive an extra six months entry.

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Trump Will Continue Celebrity Apprentice Gig

Donald Trump will remain an exec producer on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, which is returning after a two-year hiatus with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger.

MGM confirmed to Variety that Trump has retained his EP credit on the series.

The president-elect's status on the 15th season of the reality series that made him a household name has been a question since Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015.

In the credit sequence, Trump's name will air after that of Apprentice creator Mark Burnett and before Schwarzenegger, who is also an exec producer of the new incarnation along with Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen.

The larger issue for MGM, NBC, and the White House is the payment that Trump will receive for the series.

It's unclear what his per-episode fee is, but it is likely to be in the low five-figures, at minimum.

NBC has ordered eight episodes of The New Celebrity Apprentice.

Trump's fees will be paid through MGM, the production entity on the show, not NBC. MGM declined to comment on the financial terms of Trump's deal.

 A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. NBC declined to comment.

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

REVEALED: Facebook's Most Talk About Topics For 2016

2016 gave us Carpool Karaoke, the Chewbacca mask mum and the Mannequin Challenge.. but what topics got us talking on Facebook?

The social media site's revealed Australia's highest rating topics this year, with singers, senators, sharks and sports peaking our interest.

The US Election came out on top, 10 billion interactions generated worldwide.

Aussie Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was second, for the second year running. During the election campaign, 3.7 million Australians had 32 million election-related interactions.

Shark attacks was the third most talked about topic. Coast to coast there were many attacks this year and debate on what to do about it. It's the first time this topic has made the list.

Also getting an honourable mention, the late David Bowie, generating 100 million likes, shares and comments just 12 hours after his death, and Pokemon Go with absolutely dominated the world when it was released mid-way through the year.

Here's the full list:

1. US Election
2. Malcolm Turnbull
3. Shark attacks
4. David Bowie
5. Pokemon Go
6. Pauline Hanson
7. Western Bulldogs and AFL Grand Final
8. Brexit
9. Rodrigo Duterte 
10. 2016 Rio Olympics

 

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Moore Park Sydney Harbour Tunnel Delays

There are more dramas on Sydney roads with a crash involving two cars and a truck forcing the closure of one of two southbound lanes on the eastern distributor in the main tunnel at Moore Park.

There are queues back through the Sydney Harbour Tunnel some 7-8kms back to Cammeray.

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Ben Cousins' Shock Confession While Hitching A Ride

Sad news...

(Image: AAP)

Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins has told a journalist he's having "a bit of a tough time" and without a home after his latest court appearance in Armadale Magistrate's Court.

On Thursday the 2005 Brownlow Medallist and 2006 West Coast premiership player was given a $600 fine and released on bail for breaching a violence restraining order brought by former partner and mother of his two children Maylea Tinecheff.

As he was leaving the court Cousins told the waiting media pack he considered himself to be "really lucky" to be granted bail, having previously admitted he expected to spend Christmas in jail.

News Corp reports that Cousins further detailed his troubles when one of their journalists offered him a lift after the taxi driver who came to collect the 35-year-old saw the media scrum and fled.

"It's hard to know where to go to," he reportedly told the News Corp journalist as he decided on a destination.

"I am living out of a backpack at the moment.

"I move between three mates' houses, spend time on different couches. There's a lady I knock around with these days who I stay with, otherwise I just move on to another place."

Cousins' battle with drug addiction has been well documented and seen him face court several times in recent years.

He is due in court again for two separate matters next week.

-AAP

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Sydney Truck Fire Causing Massive Delays On The M5

Avoid the area.

UPDATE: All eastbound lanes have reopened on the M5 East in Kingsgrove following a truck fire.

One lane remained closed while a diesel spill was cleaned up and temporary repairs to the road took place.

A reduced speed limit of 40km/h will remain in place throughout the day.

Crews will return tonight to make permanent repairs.

The King Georges Road on ramp will remain closed until traffic eases.

Citybound traffic is slow for approximately 4km. There is also heavy traffic on surrounding roads including Stony Creek Road and Canterbury Road.

Earlier On Triple M

There’s little movement on the M5 at Kingsgrove and surrounding roads with crews mopping up a diesel spill after a truck burst into flames after clipping a concrete barrier earlier this morning. Watch the video below.

One of two city bound lanes is still closed with queues back around 4kms.

The King Georges Road on ramp is also closed. 

Citybound motorists and anyone travelling to the airport are advised to avoid the area and allow plenty of extra travel time.

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

M7 Is Absolutely Rooted

Big, big delays!

Motorists travelling north on the M7 are experiencing significant delays due to a multi-truck accident in Glendenning

One of two northbound lanes is closed near Richmond Road

Northbound traffic is very heavy and is queued back 7kms. 

All southbound lanes are open, however motorists are slowing down as they pass the site.

Motorists travelling in either direction should allow plenty of extra time and exercise caution. 

Motorway crews and emergency services are responding. 

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

Sydney Man Gets Home To Find His House Has Been Bulldozed

Image: A Current Affair

Imagine getting home from a long day at work to see your house in pieces, completely demolished. This happened to old mate Steve Ballas in Bankstown.

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

Police Operation Underway In Penrith After Discovery Of Bomb

The bomb squad is reportedly investigating an explosive device that was found at an electricity substation in western Sydney.

Workers at the Kingswood substation on Smith Street found what is believed to be a petrol bomb with a detonator shortly before 9am on Thursday, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Police have confirmed an operation is under way.

Nearby Nepean Hospital told AAP it was not evacuating but was taking advice from NSW Police.

The nearby Kingswood South Public School remains open.

At least one home neighbouring the substation has been evacuated, according to posts on social media.

The device is described as a lunch-box size container full of fuel and a device similar to a mobile phone attached with wires protruding.

HAZMAT and fire crews are on site and police have established an exclusion zone around Smith Street and Fragar Road.

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

Sydney Lockout Laws Relaxed

Sydney’s controversial lockout laws in Kings Cross and Sydney’s CBD will be relaxed as of January as part of a two year trial.

If you’re a live music or entertainment venue, lockouts and last drinks will be extended by 30 minutes to 2am and 3.30am respectively, while bottle shops can stay open one hour later and close at 11pm.

"[Hon Ian] Callinan found that the lockout laws introduced in 2014 have resulted in ‘much safer, quieter and cleaner areas’,” Premier Mike Baird said.

"He made some common sense suggestions for changes that we are confident will further enhance night-life in the precincts without undermining the essential purpose of the laws – which is to make the CBD and the Cross places where people can enjoy a safe night out."

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Posted: 7 December, 2016

Hot Weather To Return Across NSW

Hot weather is set to return across NSW tomorrow.

Forecast is for tops of 37 degrees in the west and 31 in the city.

NSW Rural Fire Service reports “many parts of the state set to be in Very High fire danger, take the opportunity to review your bush fire survival plan - know what you'll do in the event a fire threatens."

Fore more info go to: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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