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The Sydney suburb that's SINKING: Mayor issues chilling warning that 841 homes - worth $605million - are at risk of collapse or serious damage

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A Sydney mayor has issued a dire warning to homeowners about a sinking suburb which could potentially damage 841 homes worth a combined $605million. Jordan Springs East is a new suburb near Penrith in Sydney's west which is allegedly built on insufficiently compacted landfill - causing the ground beneath 841 homes to shift. Properties suffered sunken driveways, cracked brickwork and concrete slabs, and damaged roads, according to The Daily Telegraph. While the number of properties affected was previously believed to be capped at 30, Penrith Council continues to expand the number of homes with planning warning certificates.  Jordan Springs East is a new suburb near Penrith in Sydney's west which is allegedly built on insufficiently compacted landfill. Pictured: Homes in Jordan Springs In September, the council extended the number of homes with warnings from 195 to 841. Warnings state that the council is investigating 'fill of low relative compaction' under property found

Donald Trump tells supporters he has 'tested totally negative' for COVID-19 one day after giving White House address to hundreds of supporters

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Donald Trump has told his supporters he has 'tested totally negative' for COVID-19, despite his doctors yet to produce evidence of a negative test. In a 'Call to Prayer' telephone conversation on Sunday, the president told his supporters that he was back on top form and excited to be returning to the campaign trail.  'I've been tested totally negative,' he said, in the audio message posted on YouTube.  'I'm going to be out in Florida tomorrow, working very hard because this is an election we have to win.' Trump's physician, Dr Sean Conley, is yet to confirm a negative test. Donald Trump held a 'Call to Prayer' on Sunday, speaking to supporters and updating them Dr Sean Conley, Trump's physician, is yet to say that the president has tested negative Some medical experts have been skeptical that Trump could be declared free of the risk of transmitting the virus so early in the course of his illness.  Just 10 days since an initial dia

How outdoor trades are BOOMING as Australians are forced to stay home due to coronavirus - as one surprising profession tops the list of jobs in high demand

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Demand for outdoor tradespeople is surging as a significant number of Australians are forced to stay home. Melbourne's five million residents have since early August been restricted to within 5km of their house and Victoria's Labor Premier Daniel Andrews is now extending the State of Emergency until November 8. Social distancing rules in other states have also made going out for entertainment less appealing - making a neat home even more of a priority. Compared with a year ago, requests for rubbish removals have surged by 168 per cent, data from tradie-matching website serviceseeking.com.au found. Pictured is a hoarder house at Bondi in Sydney's east Arborists were also popular, with tree and branch-removal demand climbing by 42 per cent Compared with a year ago, requests for rubbish removals have surged by 168 per cent, data from tradie-matching website serviceseeking.com.au found. Trades that are hot, and those that are not Rubbish removal: up 168 per cent Carpet cleaner:

Victorian cops in rubber gloves and masks dramatically arrest a Melbourne park goer who refused to give his identity as police blitz city beaches and public areas after months of crippling Stage Four lockdown

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Victoria Police officers have broken-up a protest on a Melbourne beach and arrested a park going man amid fears locked down Melburnians are beginning to ignore Stage Four lockdown restrictions.  Video posted to social media last weekend showed groups of police officers patrolling Melbourne beaches and parks, with one man arrested after he refused to provide his identity.  On Monday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was informed during his daily press conference of large gatherings of people in and about Princes Park in Carlton - just outside of the CBD.  Melburnians have been thumbing their nose at the lockdown laws as they continue to stretch into November. This group was moved on from St Kilda beach last weekend Warmer weather is drawing Melburnians out of their homes and to inner city beaches Police arrest a Melbourne man  after he failed to comply with requests to provide his name and address. He had been sitting in a Melbourne park with friends last weekend It is understood most

Employment apocalypse: The Australian towns where up to 27% of jobs have disappeared - while one in 12 are gone in the worst affected state

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The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out thousands of jobs across the nation, with up to 27 per cent of positions erased in some towns. One in every 30 jobs in New South Wales have been eliminated since March due to COVID-19 lockdowns. And on Lord Howe Island, a holiday paradise off the east coast of NSW, almost 30 per cent of jobs have disappeared. Eight per cent of positions vanished in Sydney's inner city and one in 12 disappeared in the city's eastern suburbs. More than one quarter of jobs on Lord Howe Island , a holiday paradise off the east coast of NSW Eight per cent of positions vanished in Sydney's inner city and one in 12 disappeared in the city's eastern suburbs Seven per cent of workers were furloughed in Botany, Kogarah-Rockdale, Auburn and Canterbury, in the city's south. Victoria's unprecedented lockdowns have caused the most job losses in the nation, with one in every 12 jobs vanishing since March. In Melbourne, one in every seven jobs disappeared

Sydney airport worker who had his hours slashed during covid scoops $1.2million on the lottery

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A worker at Sydney airport who had his hours slashed due to the coronavirus pandemic has won a whopping $1.2million on the lottery. The man, from Bexley in Sydney's south, held one of the five division one winning entries in the Saturday Lotto draw on October 10. The worker said he was shocked when he was contacted by Lottery officials with the life-changing news on Monday. The man, from Bexley in Sydney's south, held one of the five division one winning entries in the Saturday Lotto draw on October 10  (stock image) 'I had no idea. I hadn't checked my ticket yet. I play every week, and I never thought I'd win that much. The most I've ever won is $1000,' he told The Lott.  'I work at the airport, and since COVID-19 I've only been able to work one or two days a week, which has been hard.'  Since his hours were cut the airport worker had been struggling to pay off his mortgage. 'I'll be able to pay off the mortgage and not have to stress ab

Social media mocks 'uneducated' outrage over Israeli Gal Gadot being cast as Cleopatra because she is not North African after they fail to realize without the iconic Egyptian queen was ethnically Greek

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been slammed on social media after she was cast to play Cleopatra in the upcoming historical epic about the iconic Egyptian queen.  The 35-year-old on Sunday confirmed she will play the titular role in a new movie after Paramount Pictures won the rights to the film in a bidding war between Universal, Warner Bros., Apple and Netflix. The casting however, immediately drew outrage from confused social media users who wrongly assumed Cleopatra was black and North African. Critics argued it was inappropriate for Gadot, a white Israeli woman, to play such a role and suggested the part be given to an African or black actress instead.   Gal Gadot has been tapped to play Cleopatra in the new epic, drawing criticism on social media from users who said the white, Israeli actress should not play the Egyptian queen after wrongly assuming she was black Gadot confirmed the news in a tweet on Sunday, while sharing a photo of the iconic Egyptian ruler The outrage was met w

Australian teacher flees Cambodia as he protests his innocence over indecent assault charges against children

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Former Catholic school teacher Garry Mulroy has flown out of Phnom Penh, protesting his conviction for indecent assault against children and alleging he was the victim of an extortion racket. Mulroy had spent the past week in a safe house in the Cambodian capital amid fears for his safety after he was released from prison in Siem Reap, in the northwest, where he was serving a two-year prison term for assaulting six boys. He was initially charged with engaging in child prostitution, which carries a 15-year term. However this was dropped after Action Pour Les Enfants , an NGO that made the charge, dropped legal representation and the prosecuting police officer failed to turn up in court. 'If I had been guilty I would have killed myself without hesitation,' Mulroy said. 'It was horrible, and it's the most degrading and embarrassing thing to ever be charged with.' Former Catholic school teacher Garry Mulroy has flown out of Phnom Penh, protesting his conviction for ind

Stacey Hampton's REAL age is revealed as fans refuse to believe the Married At First Sight star is 27 and claim she has 'gone too far' with surgery and lip fillers

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Wild theories about Stacey Hampton's 'real' age have been doing the rounds online ever since she debuted on Married At First Sight back in February. And after photos of her extremely plump pout went viral last week, trolls have been spreading rumours on social media that she is years older than she claims to be. The law graduate, who turned 27 on Monday, is facing a barrage of criticism from people who say her cosmetic enhancements have ruined her youthful looks. Hurtful: Stacey Hampton's 'real' age has again been brought into question by trolls who claim her 'excessive' cosmetic enhancements have made her look years older than she actually is Stacey was met with a wave of adverse reaction after uploading images of her larger-looking lips to Instagram. 'Twenty-six? She looks 40! Unfortunately having that much work done on a young face has done the opposite and ages her terribly,' one troll wrote on Facebook. Another added: 'Wow, she's onl