Posted: 1 July, 2016

What's Doing?

What's Doing is back with your top five things to do with your weekend, starting tonight.

The Angels - Hardwired Tour (Fri, Jul 1)

Aussie rock legends The Angels will be tearing up the Rooty Hill RSL tonight playing all the hits.

Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, Sydney. http://www.eventfinda.com.au

Comedy After Hours (Fri, Jul 1)

Late night comedy with the best of Australian and international stand up comedians. Every Friday night from Midnight at The Oxford circus.

The Oxford Circus, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney http://www.eventfinda.com.au

Wests Tigers vs Panthers (Sat, Jul 2)

This’ll be a an entertaining match with plenty pf points. There’s also a big chance new UK recruit Zak Hardaker will make his first appearance for the Panthers.

ANZ Stadium, NSW http://premier.ticketek.com.au

The Beards Farewell Tour (Sat, Jul 2)

Beloved Aussie beard-rock band The Beards have declared that they will be calling an end to their hard-touring ways and have announced a huge Farewell Tour for 2016.

Metro Theatre, 624 George Street, Sydney. http://www.eventfinda.com.au

World Burger Tour (Sun, Jun 3)

The Hard Rock Café have upped the local burger game by collecting the best burger recipes from around the world and delivering them directly to Sydney’s doorstep.

Hard Rock Cafe, Level 2, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour http://www.eventfinda.com.au

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Posted: 1 July, 2016

Massive Power Outage Affecting Cronulla

There are reports of a massive power outage affecting the Cronulla area of Sydney.

It’s understood 1200 homes and businesses have been affected. Ausgrid emergency crews are investigating the cause.

In an emergency call 13 13 88 or go to ausgrid.com.au

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Posted: 1 July, 2016

Cammeray Crash

Cammeray bus crash Photo: ‏@DamienSmith_7

UPDATE: Police are appealing for witnesses following a multi-vehicle crash in Cammeray this morning.

About 8.50am today, police were called to Miller Street, following reports of a crash.

Initial inquiries have led police to believe a bus was left the road way, striking a tree, which was pushed into a shop awning, before driving onto a pedestrian strip, and hitting two parked cars and a pedestrian.

Earlier On Triple M

A bus has crashed into a number of parked cars in Cammeray – after colliding with a car.

Reports of a multiple patients with careflight even called.

Miller Street is closed in both direction. Big traffic delays heading into the city due to a crash on the Warringah Freeway at Cammeray just past Miller Street

Paramedics were called to reports of a bus collision with a premises on Abbott Street at 8.50am. Paramedics are treating a total of five patients.

A man – believed to be aged in his 60’s – suffering leg, pelvis and abdomen injuries. Now in a stable condition at transported to Royal North Shore Hospital.

A woman has suffered leg injuries also taken to RNS.

Two others have suffered minor injuries also being treated at RNS.

While a witness – a man aged in his 50’s - was treated at the scene for shock, but didn’t need hospital treatment.

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Tags: Bus Crash

Posted: 1 July, 2016

The Liberal Party Have Infiltrated Our Snapchat

Snapchat now has a "vote liberal" filter...

Snapchat have unveiled a new animated filter so users can share a “vote Liberal” message to their friends.

The filter displays a banner saying “A PLAN THAT WORKS” if you open your mouth.

They're the in face filters section if you wanted to give it a crack.

Here's the filter in action: (Classic stitch up!)

 

 

It hasn’t exactly gone down well on Social media…

 

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Tags: AusVotes

Posted: 30 June, 2016

Man Seriously Injured In Four Car Crash On Pacific Motorway

Leaves One Car In Creek

Image: RACQ/Twitter

A multi-vehicle crash involving at least one truck has closed all Southband lanes on the Pacific Motorway causing massive delays, with a back up of 15kms. 

It has been reported a truck carrying vehicles was travelling on the motorway when one of the vehicles fell off, crashing into a car near Robina Parkway about an hour ago. 

The Courier Mail reported the driver of the truck managed to escape before it burst into flames but has received injuries to his chest and legs.

Firefighters are reportedly working to free occupants of the car hit.  

Queensland Ambulance have advised to avoid the area until further notice. 

It is understood one man has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. 

More to come. 

 

 

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Posted: 29 June, 2016

BREAKING NEWS - Terror Attack At Turkey International Airport

Death toll continues to rise after suicide blasts

Pic: Twitter (@maytham956)

9.45am UPDATE: 

The Department of Foreign Affairs is still working to determine whether any Australians were involved in the suicide bomb blasts at Istanbul's International Airport. 

 

8.30am UPDATE: 

There are now reports of three blasts at Istanbul's international airport... local authorities saying up to 50 people have died, while at least 140 others are injured. 

A broadcast ban is now in place, banning Turkish media from reporting about the incident. 

Meantime, some security footage of the blasts has emerged.

**WARNING: GRAPHIC**

7.20am UPDATE:

The death toll in Turkey has now risen to 28, after twin suicide bombs went off at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.

Authorities say as many as 60 people have been injured in the blast. 

Facebook, meantime, has launched its Safety Check feature, where you can check on friends who may be in the area. 

EARLIER: 

Reports at least 10 people have been killed and up to 40 are wounded, after a suspected terror attack at Instanbul's Ataturk International Airport.

Turkish officials believe two large explosions near the security check station were the work of two suicide bombers, witnesses have also told local media outlets gunfire was heard in the airport's carpark.

Officials say police fired to "neutralise" the suspects, the official said.

Taxis were ferrying wounded people to hospitals as they waited for emergency services to arrive.

All flights to the airport are now being diverted. 



 






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Posted: 28 June, 2016

Traffic Chaos On M2

UPDATE: All lanes now open on  near Barclay Rd after earlier truck acc, but traffic is still heavy. W/b traffic queue about 12km.

Motorists travelling west on the M2 in North Rocks are experiencing significant delays due to an accident involving a truck and ute. 

One of two westbound lanes is closed near Barclay Road, and one of four citybound lanes (the bus lane) is also closed. 

Westbound traffic is very heavy and is queued back six kilometres. 

Motorists are advised to allow plenty of extra travel time. 

Motorists should also exercise caution as emergency services and motorway crews are on site working to free trapped occupants. 

Additionally, buses heading west on the motorway are delayed up to 15 minutes as a result of the accident. 

Passengers are also advised to allow additional travel time. 

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

For the latest transport information, visit www.transportnsw.info

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Posted: 28 June, 2016

Triple Road Train & Caravan Forced Off Road By Driver

Watch this fully-loaded Triple Road Train & Caravan forced off road in NT by driver returning from Darwin V8 Super car races. Watch the video below.

Video: www.//www.facebook.com/DashCamOwnersAustralia

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Tags: Dashcam

Posted: 27 June, 2016

Brexit Set To Drop Australian Petrol Price

Photo: Getty Images

Australian petrol prices are set to drop four cents a litre in coming weeks following the Brexit vote and turmoil in global markets, says the NRMA.

Average prices should drop to $1.11 by the end of the week and continue to fall about four cents in coming weeks, according to NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury.

"That has happened as a result of the panic selling from last week," he told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

Motorists across the country should see the effects of the drop in world oil prices in about seven to 10 days, especially if the instability continues, he said.

Mr Khoury advised motorists to wait for the price drop before filling up their tanks.

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Tags: Brexit

Posted: 27 June, 2016

BREAKING | Massive Plane Fire At Singapore Airport

Passenger films as plane wing goes up in flames.

A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire on the runway at Changi Airport in Singapore today.

The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing due to a suspected fuel leak.

The Straits Times reports flight SQ368 departed the airport for Milan, Italy but turned back a few hours into the flight.

No one was injured in the blaze.

"Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus. Passengers will be transferred to another aircraft which is expected to depart for Milan later today," Singapore Airlines said in a statement.

"Singapore Airlines will be co-operating fully with the authorities in their investigations."

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Posted: 26 June, 2016

Sydney Shivers Through 2016's Coldest Morning

Sydneysiders snuggled under blankets and turned up their heaters on Sunday as the city experienced its coldest morning of 2016.

Even in Queensland the southern border town of Stanthorpe recorded sub zero temperatures overnight.

"SE quarter of Qld shivered this AM! #Stanthorpe was the coldest with -4.5C," the Bureau of Meteorology posted on their Twitter page.

In Sydney's CBD the mercury dropped to 5.6C on Sunday morning and as low as -1.2C at Richmond in Sydney's northwest.

Sub-zero temperatures were also recorded in Horsley Park, Badgerys Creek, Camden and Campbelltown.

The BoM said the chilly conditions were brought on by a cold front and high pressure system occurring simultaneously.

"On Friday a cold front went through and that brought a cool air mass to NSW and Sydney in particular," meteorologist Rob Taggart said.

"Then a high pressure system moved in quite quickly, bringing clear skies and light winds."

Mr Taggart said despite the freezing conditions, Sunday's minimum temperatures were well off a Sydney record.

He said this year's unprecedented heat, in which both summer and autumn Sydney heat records were broken, had left people a little unprepared for the day's chill.

"The minimums we got this morning are a long way from being records, by three to four degrees," Mr Taggart said.

"This is fairly cold June weather. Normally we see this weather a couple of days every winter."

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Tags: Sydney Weather

Posted: 25 June, 2016

Grave Fears For Man Missing In Bass Strait

A wide-scale search is on

The hunt is on for a man who has reportedly fallen overboard from the Spirit of Tasmania I in Bass Strait.

Passengers saw the 45-year-old fall in to the freezing water just before midnight on Friday.

Sergeant Paul Bartlett from Victoria Water Police told reporters that the man’s ability to survive would be “very limited” given the conditions.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is co-ordinating the search with Victoria Police. The two Spirit of Tasmania ferries were initially involved but have returned to their journeys.

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Tags: Spirit of Tasmania, Bass Strait