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June 20, 2018 1:27 AM Telstra to cut 8,000 jobs following series of service failures, saving the company $1billion

Telstra will cut 8,000 jobs to 'simplify its operations and product set' as part of a $1billion cost-cutting plan. The telecommunications giant said in a market announcement on Wednesday morning that the long term the plan is 'to flatten the structure'. It is understood that one in four executive and middle management roles will be slashed. 'In the future 4

June 19, 2018 11:03 PM Labor rues 'tough day' for Telstra workers

Federal Labor frontbencher Richard Marles has described as a "huge shock" Telstra's decision to slash 8000 jobs in a bid to cut costs by an extra $1 billion by 2022. The telecommunications giant - which had already targeted $1.5 billion in savings - says one-in-four executives and middle managers will be sacked as it cuts 8000 employees and contractors

June 19, 2018 12:37 AM 'I used to diet all the time, that's gone out of the window!' Sophie Monk says she 'still eats pizza' and relies on good lighting and angles to keep up with the genetically-blessed Love Island stars

But Sophie Monk won't be keeping up with the genetically-blessed singletons in the fitness stakes any time soon. During an interview with the Today show on Tuesday, the 38-year-old joked that she relies on flattering 'lighting and angles' to look good on TV. 'I used to diet all the time, that's gone out of the window,' she told Channel Nine's entertainment

June 18, 2018 4:13 PM Garage boss 'choked the life out of worker then dumped him naked in shallow grave and left him to die'

A garage worker died 16 days after his boss 'choked the life from him' then dumped his body in a shallow grave at a remote seaside beauty spot, jurors heard today. Darren Bonner's naked body was found in woodland, behind a dry-stone wall on Shore Road in Northumberland with irreversible brain damage that led to his death last July. Richard Spottiswood 5

June 18, 2018 7:00 AM Hero day? I’ll dress up as my great-grandad

AN 84-year-old lollipop man is celebrating serving the community for 18 years. Ron Hilton, of Rayleigh, has become a popular figure as he helps youngsters on the way to Grove Wood Primary School cross the busy Grove Road. Not only is Ron a hit with the community, he is also an inspiration to his own family. When Grove Wood Primary School held its recent 6

June 18, 2018 6:59 AM CYBG reaches £1.7 billion takeover deal with Virgin Money

CYBG has reached a takeover deal with Virgin Money that values the bank at £1.7 billion but is likely to lead to more than 1,500 job losses. The owner of the Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and B brands said the terms of the agreement will see each Virgin Money share exchanged for 1.2125 shares in the new combined group. The deal values each Virgin Money 6

June 18, 2018 6:49 AM Socialite and former mistress of late cardboard tycoon Richard Pratt 'went berserk and tried to bite and punch police officers in Sydney's east'

A 48-year-old socialite is accused of assaulting a stranger and biting and kicking police officers. Shari-Lea Hitchcock, ex-mistress of late billionaire Richard Pratt, was reportedly drunk when she lashed out in public, a Sydney court heard. The court also heard that Ms Hitchcock was found 'hanging onto a rail on Oxford Street' by a Jan Hanswell, a bystander 5

June 17, 2018 6:00 AM York set to celebrate Refugee Week

EVENTS will be held in York next week to mark the contribution of refugees to the UK. Refugee Week is held around the country from Monday, June 18 to 24, and the celebrations in York are considered among the largest and most vibrant in the country. Clea Grady, who moved to the UK seven years ago, is one of the organisers of the York events, and said they were important 7

June 13, 2018 10:07 AM We insist on only the finest French champagne, say Wetherspoons’ aristocratic customers

ARISTOCRATS who drink at Wetherspoons have threatened a boycott after the chain revealed it will no longer sell the fine French champagnes they demand. The customers, who include lords, ladies, baronets, earls and several minor royals, are outraged at the chain’s new policy to substitute genuine champagne with English sparkling wines. Richard Scott 12

June 9, 2018 1:14 AM Disgraced president Nixon ‘beat his wife’ so badly she needed hospital

DISGRACED former US president Richard Nixon beat his wife so badly she needed hospital treatment, a veteran journalist has claimed. Pat Nixon was taken to hospital near the couple’s estate in San Clemente, California, a few weeks after Nixon was forced from power over the Watergate scandal in August 1974, Seymour Hersh has revealed. Hersh, a Pulitzer 18