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December 5, 2017 5:54 AM Government launches investigation into mystery haze

THE Government has launched an investigation into a mystery chemical mist which put 150 people in hospital. The mist shrouded the coastline round Birling Gap in August, causing stinging eyes and breathing difficulties for people at the beauty spot. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a review into “all aspects 27

December 4, 2017 3:51 PM Police appeal for David Hudson, wanted in connection with noxious substance assault in Leigh

POLICE want to talk to a man in connection with an assault where a man was sprayed in the face with noxious substance. A man, aged in his 20s, reported that he was assaulted inside a property in Danbury Close, Leigh, at around 12pm on Thursday, October 5. During the attack he was sprayed in the face with a substance which is believed to have been ammonia 21

December 4, 2017 8:49 AM Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘viewed lithographs of Victorian ladies’ ankles’

JACOB Rees-Mogg perused lithographs showing the bare ankles of Victorian strumpets in his constituency office, it has been claimed. The Tory MP has denied all wrongdoing, claiming the 19th century prints with titles including Gentlemen’s Relish and The Coquettish Ones must have been left on his desk by a cleaner. However a police spokesman said: “There 28

December 3, 2017 11:35 PM Man in his 20s drowned after diving into 'death trap' quarry and shouting to his friends that he'd hurt his leg before disappearing below the surface

A man has drowned after disappearing beneath the surface of the water while swimming in an abandoned quarry near Perth on Sunday. According to a police spokesperson, the young man jumped into the Red Hill Quarry pool of water and then surfaced to call out that he had injured his leg. The man then disappeared under the water and was not seen again, prompting 26

December 3, 2017 10:31 PM 'Tis the season: Woman gets help with brother's special gift

BALTIMORE (AP) - A toy company and strangers are pitching in to help a Maryland woman find a particularly important Christmas gift for her disabled brother. Cassie Gretschel turned to Reddit recently for help tracking down a discontinued Tonka truck for her brother, Max, who lives in Baltimore. Max Gretschel, 25, has cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis 37

December 3, 2017 10:23 PM 'I know she will do really well!' Ross Wilson predicts big things for stepdaughter Olympia Valance as the star swaps Neighbours for Hollywood

And now Olympia Valance is ready to swap Ramsay Street for Hollywood as she heads over to Los Angeles for pilot season. One person predicting big things for Olympia in Tinseltown is her stepfather Ross Wilson, best known as the frontman of Daddy Cool. He also said that Olympia's U.S. management was waiting 'with open arms' for her to arrive in January 49

December 3, 2017 8:51 PM Conman father-of-seven, 79, from the US 'scammed Centrelink for THREE DECADES' after using a sham baptism to get an Australian birth certificate

An elderly American conman allegedly scammed Centrelink for 30 years after using a sham baptism form to obtain an Australian birth certificate. FBI fingerprint files have revealed the true identity of Sydney man Michael Boghdadi Asaad as convicted criminal Farouk Asaad, The Daily Telegraph reported. The father-of-seven, who was deported from the US with an 18-year 26

December 3, 2017 4:51 AM Cameron Smith wins playoff at Australian PGA Championship

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Cameron Smith won the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday with a par on the second hole of a playoff with fellow Australian Jordan Zunic. Both players were off the 18th green for their third shots, but Smith put his within 4 feet and made the putt after Zunic missed from about 12 feet. "I wasn't really expecting much out of that chip shot on the playoff 29

December 3, 2017 12:55 AM 'You'll get yourself killed!' The shocking moment a cyclist veers across a busy highway after crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

A driver has captured the terrifying moment a cyclist veered across a busy highway after riding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Caught on dashcam footage, the cyclist can be seen riding what appears to be a BMX bike across the bridge at 2.30am on Sunday. Bicycles are strictly not allowed on the Harbour Bridge, but the cyclist seems unfazed by the cars around 30

December 3, 2017 12:06 AM Visa fires high-profile manager for violating policy

The technology publication Recode is reporting that Visa fired a high-profile executive for behavior that "violated" the credit card company's policy. Recode reported that Jim McCarthy's departure was announced in an internal memo Friday. As executive vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships, McCarthy handled Visa's deals with technology 25