Australia's goalie faces a late penalty at home

Neighbours object to footballer's plans for Sydney writer's house

Pic of the Day: Surf's up as storm calms

Surfers returned to the seas at Bronte beach yesterday following days of high tides in Sydney, Australia. Adverse weather eased and sea conditions were reported as clean with swells of 1-3 feet.

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Teen charged with throwing eggs at Justin Bieber

A teenager has been charged with breaking into a Justin Bieber concert and throwing eggs at the Canadian pop star.

Coach Maguire set to swap Wigan for Sydney at end of season

South Sydney are celebrating the signing of the Wigan coach, Michael Maguire, from next season. Maguire will still have a year to run on his Wigan contract, but it is understood that will not prevent him taking up an opportunity in the NRL.

Faulty reflex may cause cot death

An abnormality in the reflex that stops breathing when food "goes down the wrong way" may be a cause of cot death, scientists say.

Sydney determined to block Burgess playing in 'trumped-up' England game

South Sydney are adamant that Sam Burgess will not be released to play in England's mid-season international.

Bosie's love letters point to cover-up in Oscar Wilde trial

The playwright's lover was having another relationship

Thousands line Sydney streets for Gay Mardi Gras

Grooms with grooms and brides with brides were a regular sight on inner Sydney streets today as the campaign for gay marriage in Australia emerged as a main theme of one of the world's premier gay and lesbian parades.

The Experts' Guide To The World: Sydney

While Sydney has dozens of beautiful beaches, the one that draws me back time after time consists not of sand but concrete. Of course, it's not Clovelly's Brutalist terraces and walkways – reminiscent of a 1970s housing estate – that are the appeal of this narrow, sheltered inlet. It's what they enclose: a giant rock pool, with exceptionally clear water full of marine life.

Video: Sydney plane crash

A single-engined plane crashes in a quiet suburb of Sydney, but the occupants escape unhurt.

Hull sack Tansey after drinking incident

Hull have sacked their full-back Jordan Tansey just days before the start of the Super League season. The 24-year-old has had his contract terminated with immediate effect for disciplinary reasons. The decision comes after he was left out of the pre-season friendly against Castleford for breaking the club's rules on drinking.

Terence Blacker: Top marks for green Australians

Because the world's New Year dawns in Australia before most of the rest of the world, the celebrations are taken seriously here. Sydney is "the New Year's Eve capital of the world", according to Make Your Mark, an environmental campaign which has been launched for the occasion.

Burgess follows brother to Sydney

South Sydney have added a second British Burgess to their squad by signing Sam's younger brother, George, from Bradford on a two-year contract. The 18-year-old prop has yet to make his first-team debut, but played for the England Academy side that beat the Australian Schoolboys twice this month.

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