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Dodgy cop busted by own bodycam

2 days 13 hours ago
For years deputy sheriff Zachary Wester would pull over motorists for minor traffic issues — only to emerge from a vehicle search with a bag of meth in hand.

Alan Turing immortalised on 50-pound note

2 days 16 hours ago
Mathematician Alan Turing, who cracked the Nazi code which helped the Allied Forces win World War 2, will be the face of the Bank of England’s new 50-pound note. Mr Turing is remembered as the 'father of computer science' and a 'war hero' for his efforts in during the war. He was convicted in 1952 for gross indecency after having sex with a man and was chemically castrated. The note will begin circulation in 2021. Image: AP

Paradise awaits

2 days 17 hours ago
A Umina Beach property that is arguably the most impressive non waterfront home in the area has hit the market.

Australia instrumental in broadcasting Neil Armstrong’s first moon step

2 days 18 hours ago
The first footstep on the surface on the moon would never have been watched by millions had it not been for Australian stargazers. Space analyst Dr Morris Jones has told Sky News: ‘Australia’s main role in the Apollo program was tracking, mostly from the station at Honeysuckle Creek. This was important because it was receiving telemetry live form the surface of the moon as Neil Armstrong took that rather small step'. Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station’s primary role involved watching over the astronaut trio's health and welfare, as well as monitoring the health of Apollo 11. The station’s former deputy director Mike Dinn says, ‘had the flight plan worked out the way it was slated, television of the first picture was going to come through Parkes (Radio Telescope), however, the moon had not risen into the view of the Parkes dish at the time they came down the ladder'. NASA astronauts touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. While Michael Collins remained behind in the Command Module orbiting around the moon, Mr Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the surface on the Lunar Module. Image: NASA

At home with Bernard Curry

2 days 21 hours ago
With three brothers and a sister who have all been involved in acting at some stage, it’s perhaps no surprise that Bernard Curry decided to tread the same path.

The Apollo 1 tragedy that claimed three lives

3 days 20 hours ago
Two-and-a-half years before Neil Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon, three astronauts lost their lives in the quest to reach the lunar surface during routine testing at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Astronauts Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Ed White were tucked inside a command module atop a giant Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Centre when they noticed a strange odour. The trio reported difficulties communicating before fire erupted in the cockpit and screams were heard. Crews who attempted to rescue the men were unsuccessful, having opened the door to a burnt and blackened interior alongside white suits.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy day at the tennis

3 days 21 hours ago
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enjoyed a day out at the Wimbledon Men's Tennis Final. Prior to the match, the royal couple spent the morning meeting with ball boys and girls, before heading to the royal box to watch Novak Djokovic face off against Roger Federer. The royal couple watched as Mr Djokovic managed a victory to defend his title. Image: Getty

Rate cut ‘would panic consumers’

2 weeks 2 days ago
With traders estimating a 77 per cent chance that the Reserve Bank of Australia cuts interest rates today, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has a word for Australian financial institutions.

Julian finds perfect housing pitch

2 weeks 3 days ago
Retired Test cricketer Brendon Julian, who’s having a few late nights hosting Fox Sports ICC World Cup coverage, has secured tenants for his recently-settled Bronte investment apartment.
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