Metro Tasmania bus drivers weighing over 130kg stood down and sent to gym for six months

OVERWEIGHT bus drivers in one State are being taken off their duties and sent to the gym to slim down

Sydney's terminal airport decline

EVER heard of Mulga in Turkey, Ulyanovsk in Russia, or Belo Horizonte in Brazil?

$100 million 'rum deal' would set a new standard in rorts

IT could be the biggest abuse of power by elected politicians in NSW since the Rum Corps more than 200 years ago

Inquiry into child abuse and cover-ups

ABUSE of children and subsequent cover-ups by churches and others will be investigated by a sweeping royal commission

Greens back national church child sex abuse inquiry

THE Australian Greens have joined a growing chorus demanding a royal commission be set up to investigate claims of child abuse in the Catholic Church

Boy hit by taxi in critical condition in Lakemba

A YOUNG person found critically injured on a road after being struck by a taxi at Lakemba has been identified as a 16-year-old boy

Dumped dead baby 'up to month old'

A BABY who was found dumped dead in the yard of a home may have been up to one month old

Detective suspects Rahma El-Dennaoui's relatives

POLICE believe toddler Rahma El-Dennaoui probably died in her home and her family concocted an abduction hoax to conceal the child's death

Fraud took $8.5m off gullible rich

A FORMER Qantas steward rented Rolls-Royces, luxury holiday homes and offices to fool investors into thinking he was a wealthy and successful businessman

Zoo for sale: Lions going cheap

Shambala Animal Kingdom in Cairns to go to auction, with animals potentially homeless if zoo doesn't sell

Family's fear of Rahma property search

RELATIVES of missing toddler Rahma El-Dennaoui feared police would dig up their family farms in a search for the girl's body, an inquest heard yesterday

Warrawong - Westfield Cinema gunmen still on the run

IT was a scene straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster - but the siege that played out in a suburban cinema yesterday was not on the big screen

Nothing dodgy under the hood, says Eddie Obeid

FORMER Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid has denied lobbying for favours from former minister Eric Roozendaal, telling an ICAC hearing

Two armed men holed up in cinema siege at Warrawong Westfield Shopping Centre

Police were called to the Westfield Shopping Centre at Warrawong, at Port Kembla at 6.10am AEDT after security reported two people had entered the building

Businesses avoid $1 billion in GST payments

NEW schools or hundreds of police officers could have been paid for with GST that businesses avoided paying last year

Steal for treasure hunters

AN impressive collection of stolen and confiscated jewellery went under the hammer yesterday, with few bidders caring about the history if it meant a good steal

Ultrasound proves we're all a bit batty

SHE has undergone a check which all expectant mums are given: an ultrasound scan to map the health of her precious baby

Man dies, another gravely burned in fires

A MAN has died and another severely burned during two separate house blazes in Sydney and the NSW Central Coast

Lights out as council drops CCTV

CABRAMATTA'S CCTV cameras will no longer be monitored under a Fairfield Council decision to redirect funds to install more digital recording cameras across the city

Man's body found in house fire

FIREFIGHTERS discovered the body of a man inside a home gutted by fire in western Sydney last night