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Inner West

House of the week

Convenient: The solar heated saltwater pool at 28 Terry Street, Balmain is next to the garden shed and covered carport.

ANITA BALALOVSKI 10:55am This extended and renovated brick Federation home is a stunning combination of traditional and contemporary.


Gyllenhaal lists humble LA home


LUCY MACKEN 3:58pm Jake Gyllenhaal is back on the market - the property market that is.

Love Your Garden

Go forth and propagate

Cut and grow: Grab yourself some secateurs and Charlie Carp and you'll soon be rewarded with lots of new plants.

Jason Hodges 1:30pm One of my favourite things about gardening is propagating.


Smart Buys

Smart Buys MVille

Danny Corvini 3:24pm Finding value in Marrickville and Kurnell.

Utopia is inspired satire

Party time: Celia Pacquola (Nat) and Rob Sitch (Tony) from <i>Utopia</i> are the only ones who seem to know what's going on.

12:15am Some people working in the public service have been so impressed by the comedy Utopia they've taken to calling it a documentary, writes Debi Enker.

Alison Rowe: Copyright champion and accomplished visual artist

Loved to sculpt: Allison Rowe.

12:15am Allison Rowe, 1945-2014, was one of the earliest women in ABC middle management as Head of Copyright.

Quietly influential artist - Kenny Wheeler mourned

Influential: Kenny Wheeler's music often veered in unexpected directions.

12:15am Kenny Wheeler 1930–2014

Man stabbed with knife and garden pitch fork in Albion Park Rail

Crime against the person climbed 0.2 per cent in the past year, with crime against property increasing by 0.7 per cent.

MELANIE KEMBREY 10:30pm A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed by a man armed with a knife and a garden pitch fork on a vacant block of land south of Wollongong.

At least 10 people killed in shelling at school in east Ukraine

Carnage: The remains of a rocket shell is seen in front of a burnt-out bus on a street in Donetsk. At least 10 people were killed when shells hit a school playground.

Maria Tsvetkova 10:14pm At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and Reuters witnesses said.

Beale facing ARU integrity probe

Darren Walton and Steve Zemek 10:12pm Wallabies star Kurtley Beale is facing an ARU investigation following an alleged incident on a team flight from South Africa to Brazil.

Paul Little to work out role to keep Mark Thompson

Paul Little at Essendon's awards night.

MATT MURNANE 10:24pm Essendon chairman Paul Little has told supporters the club hopes to work out a new role imminently for in-demand caretaker coach Mark Thompson "for the next couple of years". 

Robbie Deans breaks silence on Wallabies, Lions and his dismissal

Memories:  Deans endured a sometimes fractured relationship with Quade Cooper.

PAUL CULLY 10:00pm It is 14 months since an ashen-faced Robbie Deans sat in front of the media at ANZ Stadium after the Wallabies fell apart to lose the third British and Irish Lions Test 41-16.


John Lomax 'gutted' for Issac Luke, but says finals no exception to rules

Issac Luke, suspended from the 2014 grand final.

CHRIS WILSON 10:00pm Former Canberra Raiders prop John Lomax has compared missing a grand final to a 10-game suspension, but says the NRL judiciary must maintain consistency in its rulings and cannot make exceptions for finals football.

Government in humiliating retreat on budget

The Prime Minister insists the government remained committed to its entire budget.

MARK KENNY 10:00pm The federal government has beaten a tactical retreat on welfare cuts in its budget in order to ring-fence nearly $4 billion in savings after it became clear it would lose its entire package of welfare changes worth in excess of $9 billion to the bottom line.


Tony Abbott approves first air missions over Iraq

Planes to start flying over Iraq: PM Tony Abbott in Parliament on Wednesday.

Mark Kenny and David Wroe 10:00pm Tony Abbott has given the green light to the first aerial missions over Iraq, in an "assistance" capacity initially, in a move seen as a precursor to the authorisation of full combat sorties by Australian war planes within days.

Ghosts of mother's sexual past show up in fly offspring, study shows


NICKY PHILLIPS 10:00pm What if that sexual partner you'd rather forget remained forever a part of your life?

How South Sydney Rabbitohs' former leader George Piggins did his deal with News Corporation

Roy Masters dinkus Dinkus

ROY MASTERS 10:00pm The saviour of the Rabbitohs sat down in a restaurant named "The Prophet" and ended up doing a deal with the devil.


Des Hasler raps to get the Canterbury Bulldogs fired up

Artist: Des Hasler.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 10:00pm Des Hasler has channelled his inner-rapper by trying to emulate the likes of an Eminem or 50 Cent as the Bulldogs coach took his bizarre antics to a whole new level leaving the Canterbury playing group shocked with amusement.


Canterbury Bulldogs prop James Graham bites his lip on 2012 grand final controversy

Not looking back: Canterbury forward James Graham.

ADRIAN PROSZENKO 10:00pm James Graham isn't biting when asked about THAT biting incident. Because, even two years on, it's too painful to talk about.


Skipper, star Magpies quick to fly to Buckley's defence

CAROLINE WILSON 10:00pm The notion that Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has "lost the players" is a fabrication, according to his captain Scott Pendlebury.

Kurtley Beale involved in mid-air incident

In the spotlight again: Kurtley Beale.

RUPERT GUINNESS 10:35pm Kurtley Beale's Wallabies future may be in jeopardy after the playmaker was involved in an incident on a flight to South America on Sunday.


HK protesters threaten to occupy buildings

Joanna Chiu 9:51pm Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

I will stay if I can coach: Mark Thompson

'The plan was to leave after this year. I don't really want to' said Mark Thompson.

MATT MURNANE 10:28pm Mark Thompson has indicated that he would be prepared to stay at Essendon as senior coach next season should James Hird be sacked.

Wanderers into ACL title decider

Angela Habashy 9:39pm Western Sydney have knocked out last year's Asian Champions League runners up FC Seoul to book a place in the final of their maiden campaign.

Brilliant Wanderers book their place in Asian Champions League final

The moment: Shannon Cole puts the game beyond reach with a header from Labinot Haliti's cross in the second half.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT 9:52pm Of all the remarkable milestones achieved by the Western Sydney Wanderers in their two short years of existence, Wednesday night's 2-0 semi final win over FC Seoul must surely rank as their biggest.


Does Medibank have the muscle to force healthcare costs down?

MALCOLM MAIDEN 9:30pm Something interesting has been happening to healthcare costs in America since Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.

Bulldogs can't match Inglis: Hayne

Steve Zemek 9:21pm Jarryd Hayne says Canterbury don't have a player in the same class as Greg Inglis and he expects the Souths No.1 to break open the NRL grand final.

Delays for commuters as Carnegie station is shut down

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JANE LEE 8:55pm A train station in Melbourne's south has been shut down while police inspect a bag.

RACV president Ross Herron accused of bias in board election

ALANA SCHETZER 8:15pm Powerful transport lobby group RACV has come under fire over claims it is favouring incumbents in the lead-up to its annual election at the expense of lower-profile candidates.