Posted: 19 September, 2014

Road Closures And Clearways For Sydney Running Festival

Here are all the details you need for navigating this Sunday's Sydney Running Festival.

Sydney Running Festival will be held this Sunday 21st of September.

Police are warning motorists and residents to plan their trip and expect significant delays due to major road closures.

INFORMATION

  • All events start at Bradfield Park at Milsons Point.
  • Half and full marathons and the Family Fun Run finishing at the Sydney Opera House.
  • Bridge Run finishing at the Sydney Conservatory.
  • Special event clearways will also be in place between 1am and 1.30pm. Motorists are advised to check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and fines apply. This includes vehicles with local parking permits.


Road Closures

  • Major road closures include the Sydney Harbour Bridge (including approaches, Bradfield Highway and Cahill Expressway)

  • Bridge Street, College Street, Hickson Road, Macquarie Street, Oxford Street, Alfred Street South, Lavender Street, Anzac Parade, Cleveland Street, Flinders Street, Lang Road and Moore Park Road.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge and roads in North Sydney, the Sydney CBD, Surry Hills and Pyrmont start closing from 4am
  • Roads in Moore Park will close from 6am
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Cahill Expressway expected to re-open by 11am and all other roads expected to be re-open by 1.30pm


Race Start Times

  • Half Marathon at 6.15am
  • Sydney Marathon at 7.20am
  • Family Fun Run at 7.50am
  • Bridge Run at 9am

Traffic and Transport

  • For all special event traffic information and live traffic reports, refer to the live traffic website for details: www.livetraffic.com.
  • There will also be changes to bus services, particularly in the CBD and Eastern Suburbs.

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Posted: 11 September, 2014

Ebola Scare In Australia

A Gold Coast man has been rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital amid suspected Ebola virus fears.

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Posted: 11 September, 2014

Jaws Actor Richard Kiel Dead At 74

The iconic star of Mookraker and Happy Gilmore has passed away.

 

Richard Kiel, famous for portraying James Bond nemesis Jaws, has died at the age of 74.

Although the steel toothed villain was his most well known role, the 7-foot-2 actor starred in dozens of films including the Adam Sandler hit Happy Gilmore.

TMZ and Variety report that Kiel broke his leg last week and was in a hospital in Fresno, California, although it's still unclear if his death was connected to the leg injury.

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Tags: Jaws, Happy Gilmore

Posted: 10 September, 2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6 & Smartwatch

A much anticipated Apple product launch has included iPhones with large screens, a smartwatch and a new mobile wallet.

(Photo: AAP)

Apple has moved to recapture its role as the leading tech trend-setter as it unveiled its first smartwatch and two large-screen versions of the iPhone.

In a major product event on Tuesday, the California company also said it was introducing a new mobile wallet that will allow consumers to simply tap their phones to pay retailers, aiming to popularise the idea of mobile payments.

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Tags: Apple, iPhone 6, iWatch, iPhone

Posted: 5 September, 2014

Rozelle Explosion

Hopes may be fading of finding survivors after the Rozelle convenience store fire

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Darling Street, Rozelle Photo: NSW Police Media

Hopes may be fading of finding survivors after the Rozelle convenience store fire, but authorities say they're still dealing with a rescue mission as two people remain unaccounted for.

A 31-year-old mum and her 1-year-old son are missing - her partner returning to the site to be told, it looks as though the pair are amongst the ruins.

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Photo: Twitter @palmtreats_

Overnight emergency crews have been removing bricks from the shop - a meticulous and painstaking task but necessary given the site is insecure.

The body of the man has been taken to Glebe Morgue where he will be formally identified.

It took teams several hours to remove the body from the rubble due to the delicate nature of the heavily damaged site.

The buildings on either side of the flattened convenience store remain unstable.

The husband of the missing woman and child had left for work at a hospital just an hour before the 4am explosion on Thursday.

He returned to Darling Street at 7am to look for his family, News Corp Australia has reported.

Sydney police have spoken, urging any witnesses to come forward. Also anyone who saw a silver sedan speeding off in the moments before the explosion.

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Posted: 4 September, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Apologise For ‘Ultimate Bucket List’ Challenge

The Airline says it did not intend to offend.

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Malaysia Airlines has apologised for its poorly timed promotional campaign that asked customers to name their 'bucket list' travel destination.

The airline offered prizes including free flight and iPads in the contest called 'My Ultimate Bucket List' despite the tragedies of MH17 and MH370.

For those unfamiliar with the saying, Bucket list refers to the things someone wants to do before 'kicking the bucket'.

"Malaysia Airlines has withdrawn the title of a competition running in Australia and New Zealand, as it is found to be inappropriate at this point in time," the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The competition had been earlier approved as it was themed around a common phrase used in both countries. The airline appreciates and respects the sentiments of the public and in no way did it intend to offend any parties."

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Tags: Malaysia Air, Bucket List

Posted: 3 September, 2014

Man Steals iPhone From Train Passenger

The footage shows the man standing next to a woman as she sits on the train playing with her phone

Man steals a mobile from a train passenger in Europe Video: YouTube

Video has surfaced showing a young man stealing a mobile phone from a woman whilst on the train in Hungary.

The footage, which is believed to have been from 2012, shows the man standing next to a woman as she sits on the train playing with her phone.

The man can be seen casually looking around the train carriage whilst keeping a subtle eye one the woman’s phone.

As the train pulls to a stop, the man, standing near the carriage doors, remains still, even after they open.

At the last second, the cunning thief pinches the phone from the unsuspecting woman’s hands and slides through the closing doors. The helpless woman screams after the thief through the carriage window.

Thankfully, with the help of the police and the video footage, the man was captured within 24 hours.

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Posted: 3 September, 2014

Toddler Injured In Dog Attack

A child has suffered facial injuries after being bitten by a dog in Riverwood

Police have seized a dog suspected of mauling a toddler in Sydney's south this morning leaving the boy with facial injuries.

Witnesses have told police the toddler was bitten by a Rottweiler that was tied up out the front of a shop on Belmore Road in Riverwood just after 10am today.

The dog and owner had left the scene before police arrived, however the owner has since been identified and an investigation is underway.

The boy is in a stable condition in the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

The dog has been impounded.

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Police were called to this intersection at Belmore road, near Coleridge street in Riverwood Photo: Google Images

NSW POLICE: A child has suffered facial injuries after being bitten by a dog in Riverwood today.

Police were called to Belmore Road, Riverwood, near Coleridge Street, just after 10am (Wednesday 3 September, 2014) following reports of a dog attack.

On arrival police found a boy suffering facial injuries. Witnesses told police the toddler was bitten by a Rottweiler dog that was tied-up outside a shop.

The boy has been taken to St George Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from St George Local Area Command are currently searching for the dog and its owner.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Posted: 1 September, 2014

Police Arrest Cop In Bank Robbery

The NSW SWAT Team was shocked to find a police officer involved in a Cabramatta bank heist

Channel Seven reporter Robert Ovadia has told Triple M's Grill Team the cop arrested in the Cabramatta sting on Monday, Senior Constable Ashur Oshana, had been suspended for steroids. Listen to the full audio below.

C7 Reporter Robert Ovadia On Triple M

Earlier On Triple M

Police authorities have busted a bank robbery in Cabramatta only to find a criminal involved was one of their own.

Members of the NSW SWAT team were called to the western Sydney NAB branch on Monday morning, after calls three men dressed as tradies held-up the bank.

The wig-wearing robbers were stopped, after they succumbed to capsicum spray outside the newly-renovated bank.

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Tags: SWAT, Robbery, Police

Posted: 29 August, 2014

Jen Hawkins takes ALS challenge

Former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins has jumped on board with the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. ‘‘I nominate Donald Trump, Jake Wall and Sean Anderson’’

The proud Novocastrian responeded to plenty of requests on a pool deck via instagram "#LoveToNewy thank you for your nominations! I would love to bring awareness to #ALS"

The glam girl also made it clear she was donating to the cause ‘‘FYI – been nominated a few times & I have donated to ALS charity,’’ she replied to the Newcastle Herald

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Posted: 28 August, 2014

Red Foo Glassing

A witness who saw Red Foo get glassed tells us exactly what happened

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Redfoo Photo: Triple M

Singer and X-Factor judge Red Foo has been the victim of a glassing at the Golden Sheaf, Double Bay overnight.

Police have confirmed a 21-year-old man has been charged with throwing a glass at a 39 year old man at approximately 12.30am with the older man suffering a cut above his right eye.

Red Foo even hitting twitter stating 'jealousy is a hell of a drug!'. See the tweet below.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Eyewitness Report

A witness who saw Red Foo glassed in Double Bay spoke to Triple M Grill Team on Thursday, telling us exactly what happened.

"We saw Red Foo and his freinds go over to their own provate area on the dancefloor and we were all on the dancefloor having a good time," Josh Allerton told The Grill Team.

"All of a sudden we saw a shiny object thrown at Red Foo. And all of a sudden it just unfolds. Listen to the full audio below.

Josh Allerton On Triple M

NSW Police Statement

Just after 12.30am (28/08/14) officers attached to Rose Bay Local Area Command were called to a hotel on New South Head Road following reports of a glassing.

Police have been told a 21-year-old man approached a 39-year-old man in the hotel, before allegedly throwing a glass at him.

The younger man allegedly attempted to flee the scene; however was stopped by security guards. Police were called and he was arrested and taken to Waverley Police Station.

The older man suffered a cut above his right eye and was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics.

The 21-year-old man was later charged with malicious wounding. He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Waverley Local Court on Wednesday 24 September 2014."

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Posted: 27 August, 2014

Aeroplane Detected Over Fairfield

An aeroplane has been detected travelling at more than 60km/h above the speed limit over Fairfield

Update

NSW Police have explained the photo, saying the officer was caught by the camera while calibrating the radar prior to be used.

In order to ascertain a correct reading, the radar has to be pointed to a target far away and without obstacles. In this case, since the weather was overcast, the officer decided to point to the clouds.

fairfield aeroplane

Earlier On Triple M

An aeroplane has been detected travelling at more than 60km/h above the speed limit over Fairfield yesterday afternoon.

Lucky for us, officers from HWP were there to take proper action.

The pilot will appear at Kingsford Smith Local Court on Monday.

- Fairfield LAC - NSW Police Force

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An aeroplane has been detected travelling at more than 60km/h above the speed limit over Fairfield on Thursday Photo: Fairfield LAC - NSW Police Force facebook page

NSW Police Official Statement

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