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Luke Harvey-Parker: a spate of business failures taught him valuable lessons.

Anneli Knight Shutting up shop for good is a difficult decision. How do you know when it's time?

Can gossip be a force for good?

Gossip

Kate Jones According to new research, chitter chatter isn't always destructive in business.

Where's the line between home and work?

Kate Jones For many there is little difference between home and work, causing problems for both.

State of the art

Home Style – Paul Davies  
Words and Styling – Amanda Talbot
Photos – Jennifer Soo

Words and styling: Amanda Talbot. Photography: Jennifer Soo A small apartment plays to a bigger picture with bold, original artworks.

Fashfest model is a formula with ambitious flair

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EMMA MACDONALD Canberra will be in the fashion spotlight with a bigger event for 2014, writes Emma Macdonald.

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Reviews by Thuy On On the shelf this week: Trouble in Mind, Stepmother Love, Rivertime and The Giraffe's Neck.

The Other Woman review: Revenge needs to be sweeter than this

<i>The Other Woman</i>.

SANDRA HALL Don't get mad, get even, is the clarion call which brings together the women at the heart of this film.

Like Father, Like Son review: Love in the land of the rising son

Like Father, Like Son.

SANDRA HALL Two babies are switched at birth and taken home by the wrong parents.

World premiere of Greek comedy set in ’60s London

Nicky (Kim Taylor, left) tries to resist the flirtatious charms of Circe (Nada Dilevska) in <i>It’s All Greek To Me</i> this May.

Andro Zani 12:05pm Typically used to highlight not understanding, the phrase "it's all Greek to me" now lends itself to the title of a play premiering at the Old Mill Theatre in May.

Obstruction rule a mystery to Reynolds

Ian McCullough 12:05pm South Sydney's Adam Reynolds says the lack of consistency from NRL officials in regard to the obstruction rules is confusing players and coaches.

Security

Heartbleed security bug highlights a contradiction in the web

Heartbleed has left swathes of websites and users exposed.

Nicole Perlroth 11:54am The Heartbleed bug that made news last week drew attention to one of the least understood elements of the internet: Much of the invisible backbone of websites from Google to Amazon to the FBI was built by volunteer programmers in what is known as the open-source community.

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Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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Goya Dmytryshchak 12:05pm A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

Outback Queensland teddy among royal gifts

Stockman Basil, Queensland's gift to Prince George.

AMY REMEIKIS 11:49am Meet Stockman Basil. The western Queensland town of Tambo hope he'll become Prince George's bosom buddy.

NRL wrestle is back and it's ugly: Stuart

David Barbeler 11:21am Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says his NRL side will have to revert to slow, ugly ruck tactics in defence to improve their chances on winning games.

Football

Manchester United have failed on the pitch: David Moyes

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Mark Ogden It was never meant to be like this for David Moyes ahead of his first return to Everton as Manchester United manager.

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Crash doesn't deter elderly drunk driver in Melbourne's north-west

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Goya Dmytryshchak 11:03am A drunk driver aged in his 80s told police that he didn't know he'd been in a collision after being intercepted in Melbourne's north-west on Friday night.

Rugby League

Creative winger Sisa Waqa lights up Melbourne Storm

Roy Ward 11:20am Sisa Waqa’s value to the Melbourne Storm goes beyond his ability to score tries.

Cricket

Peter Moores set for recall as England cricket coach

Second chance: David Moores.

Julian Guyer 11:02am Peter Moores is set to be recalled as England cricket coach five years after being dramatically axed from the job, the BBC and The Times both reported on Friday.

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Girl, 12, charged with setting fire to her own home

NICK RALSTON 10:47am A 12-year-old girl has been charged with setting fire to her home on the NSW central coast.

Watmough in doubt for Anzac Test

James MacSmith 10:25am Sea Eagles back-rower Anthony Watmough is in doubt for Australia's Test against New Zealand next month due to an elbow injury.

Easter Saturday Melbourne's coldest day of the year

Egg warmer

Goya Dmytryshchak 10:26am Easter celebrations will be clouded as Melbourne experiences its coolest day of the year on Saturday, but conditions are ideal for the surfing world championship at Bells Beach.

Royals to meet families of military casualties at Amberley

Three of the Five Australian soldiers killed on operations in Afghanistan last week have been brought home via the RAAF base in Amberley, Lance Corporal Stjepan ‘Rick’ Milosevic, Sapper James Martin and Private Robert Poate are received at RAAF Base Amberley by members of the Australian Army, led by Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison. 5th of September 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

10:38am Queensland families still grieving the loss of loved ones in Afghanistan will spend time with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Saturday.

Cricket

Jonathan Trott walks out on cricket again over mental strain

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Patrick Sawer 11:01am When Jonathan Trott returned home early from the Ashes tour last November citing mental health problems, the world of sport wished him a speedy recovery.

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LIVE COVERAGE

Royal tour 2014: Prince William and Kate visit Brisbane and RAAF Base in Amberley

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10:00am Prince William, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive in Brisbane on their first official tour of Australia.

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Legal

HFT class action lawsuit filed in US

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9:32am Dozens of the largest US stock exchanges, brokerages and high-frequency trading firms were hit with a class action lawsuit by the capital of the state of Rhode Island, accusing them of manipulating the US securities markets.

Odd Spot

A Florida judge was surprised when a bailiff announced the name of a man who was appearing on drug possession charges: Edward Cocaine. Mr Cocaine explained: "My great-grandparents came over here from Greece and they changed [their name]." The 34-year-old, who was accused of possessing Xanax, was released pending a court date.

Dispute

Giorgio Armani in $399m tax settlement: reports

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8:59am Giorgio Armani settled a tax dispute in Italy by paying 270 million euros ($A399 million) this week, Italian business daily Il Sole 24 Ore has reported.

Men's world surfing event starts at Bells

9:57am Australians Bede Durbidge and Taj Burrow have enjoyed wins as the men's world surfing tour event finally started at Bells Beach.

Sci-tech

SpaceX making Easter delivery of mating flies, food, germs, a spacesuit and replacement parts

A rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon ship lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Marcia Dunn 10:20am A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.

Fish'n'chip shop battered by out-of-control car

A car has smashed into a Preston fish'n'chip shop

Goya Dmytryshchak 8:26am A Heidelberg West man is facing charges after driving his car into a Preston fish 'n' chip shop early Saturday morning.