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Police launch murder investigation after man, 26, is shot dead in Huddersfield

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot and killed in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire police have said. Police officers were called to Ripon Avenue in Fartown, north of the town centre, after 9pm on Saturday and found a 26-year-old man who had been injured in a shooting. Despite emergency services rushing the victim to hospital, he was pronounced dead a short while later.  A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody, West Yorkshire police said.  A murder investigation has been launched after a man, 26, was shot and killed in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire police have said. Pictured: Police cordon in Cawthorne Avenue, Fartown A police cordon was in place on Ripon Avenue and Cawthorne Avenue this morning while officers continued their investigations. A resident has claimed he heard two large bangs at 9.10pm last night followed by a man calling for help. His uncle went outside and claims he discovered a man in a white car had been shot o

Urgent warning over VERY elaborate phone scams which see hard-working Aussies swindled out of $10,000 by murky international crime gangs

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Police have issued an urgent warning after several Sydneysiders were allegedly tricked into handing over thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards. NSW Police have reported an increase in elaborate phone scams linked to international organised crime groups in the last month. Alleged scammers use a technique called ID spoofing, where caller purports to be from the police force or a government agency and demands money under threat of violence or arrest. The caller convinces the person to hand over personal information and give instructions to either purchase gift cards or withdraw cash and hand it over to a particular person. A Sydney man will face court in January after he allegedly scammed $42,500 in cash from three separate women (stock image) One woman handed over $10,000 to a man she believed was an undercover police officer at a shopping centre at Miranda in Sydney's south. On December 4, she received a call from someone who told her they were from Service NSW and said that h

Queensland SHUTS its borders to Sydneysiders as the city is declared a Covid hot spot - and locals have until 1am Tuesday to get back to the Sunshine State

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Queensland will shut its borders to Greater Sydney residents from 1am on Monday.  Locals returning to the Sunshine State will be allowed to enter until 1am on Tuesday but must isolate at home. After that everyone who has been in Greater Sydney will be forced into self-paid hotel quarantine when entering Queensland.  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the changes after New South Wales recorded 30 new cases of coronavirus. 'If you are from Greater Sydney, now is not the time to travel to Queensland,' she said.  Queensland will shut its borders to Greater Sydney residents from 1am on Monday. Pictured: Testing at Bondi Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the changes after New South Wales recorded 30 new cases of coronavirus 'We love you, we want you to have a peaceful Christmas at home and, hopefully, in the months to come we will be able to welcome you back to our wonderful sunshine State. But now is not the time.'  Queensland has not had a local case of coronavir

Paradise is cheaper than you think: You can now buy a beach unit in the Whitsundays for just $80,000 - and other dreamy holiday destinations have homes for $60,000

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Queensland's tropical Whitsunday has coastal units available for less than $80,000 while Australia's cheapest towns have houses for just $60,000. Real estate data group CoreLogic has revealed the regional areas where it's possible to buy a home for less than the price of a new four-wheel drive, and some of them are in surprisingly pleasant areas near idyllic beaches. When it came to apartments Laguna Quays, near Hamilton Island in north Queensland's Whitsunday region, has Australia's cheapest median unit price of $76,123. For that price, it is possible to buy an apartment near a resort and a golf course.  Australia's cheapest towns have median house prices of less than $60,000 while Queensland's tropical Whitsunday has units available for just $80,000. Pictured is a holiday unit at Dolphins Heads in Mackay selling for just $60,000 When it came to apartments Laguna Quays, near Hamilton Island in north Queensland's Whitsunday region, has Australia's ch

Trump slams John Bolton as 'one of the dumbest people in Washington' after his former National Security Adviser said it was 'appalling' if Trump had asked General Flynn about declaring martial law

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President Trump slammed his former national security adviser John Bolton after midnight on Sunday hours after he lambasted a suggestion by General Michael Flynn that martial law be imposed in swing states in order to re-do the presidential election. ‘What would Bolton, one of the dumbest people in Washington, know?’ Trump tweeted early on Sunday morning. ‘Wasn’t he the person who so stupidly said, on television, “Libyan solution”, when describing what the U.S. was going to do for North Korea? ‘I’ve got plenty of other Bolton “stupid stories”.’ ‘Libyan solution’ is a reference to a proposal that North Korea follow the ‘Libya model’ of giving up its nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. President Trump slammed his former national security adviser John Bolton after midnight on Sunday hours after he lambasted a suggestion by General Michael Flynn that martial law be imposed in swing states in order to re-do the presidential election ‘What would Bolton, one of

AFL star Sydney Stack, 20, who was booted from the league's covid hub for fighting outside a Gold Coast strip club is denied bail back home after 'skipping quarantine to go clubbing'

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Sydney Stack has been charged with skipping home quarantine in Western Australia after allegedly being spotted out at 1am in Perth's nightclub district.  The Richmond Tigers star, 20, is behind bars and has been refused bail after he was charged with failing to comply with a direction on Saturday morning.  Just three months ago, he was kicked out of the AFL's Queensland coronavirus hub and carted back home for alleged quarantine breaches.   Stack was granted approval to enter Western Australia on compassionate grounds via the G2G Pass system. Sydney Stack was allegedly spotted out late night in Perth despite being in 14 day home isolation He arrived at Perth Airport on Thursday from South Australia, and was ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days at a nominated address in Northam. Police will allege Stack breached his self-quarantine direction by visiting Northbridge, where he was allegedly found by officers at 1am on Saturday. 'It was also identified he had been staying

Worker at Sydney bowling club shut down after covidiot couple dined there admits there was no way staff could enforce social distancing after dance floors reopened

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A worker at a bowling club where 18 people were infected with coronavirus said it was near impossible to enforce social distancing.  Hal Higgs is a worker at the Avalon Bowlo, in Sydney's northern beaches, which is one of the two venues that authorities have linked to the cluster outbreak that now sits at 28. More than 270,000 people from Spit Bridge to Palm Beach have been told to self-isolate for three days as authorities rush to trace 'patient zero', who they believe could be part of an international flight crew. NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said on Friday the cases are all linked so far to an event at the Avalon RSL on December 11, and a drinking session at the Bowlo on December 13. Mr Higgs spoke to the Today Show and revealed he had been working at the bowling club when the super spreader visited the venue on Sunday Hal Higgs is a worker at the Avalon Bowlo, in Sydney's northern beaches, which is one of the two venues that authorities have linked to the

'That's not Matt Hancock, that's Woody from Toy Story!' Health Secretary is compared to famous Pixar character after bizarre video showed him flopping into his seat in Commons

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Health secretary Matt Hancock has been compared to Toy Story character Woody after a video of him sitting down in the Commons went viral. Mr Hancock was answering a question on the coronavirus pandemic in the House of Commons and flopped back onto the green benches in an unusual way. The video was shared on Twitter with users likening the motion to that of Toy Story's Woody - a talking cowboy from the popular Pixar animation. Twitter users have compared Health Secretary Matt Hancock to Woody from Toy Story after a video of him flopping onto the Commons' benches in an unusual way went viral Twitter users said Matt Hancock's sitting movement was similar to the way Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks, crumples to ground whenever a human enters the room. One user wrote: 'Why does Matt Hancock sit down like Woody in Toy Story when a human enters the room?'  Another added: 'You've got a friend in me.' Another user wrote: 'That's not Matt Hancock. That's

Seemingly simple road rules quiz asking motorists which car must give way at a 'zipper merge' sparks debate

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A seemingly simple road rules quiz has confused hundreds of Australian drivers. NSW Road Safety took to Facebook with a simple diagram and the question: 'Which car must give way?' The graphic showed two vehicles, with car A slightly ahead of car B, having to merge together to form one lane. More than 180 people debated the baffling question on Sunday. Scroll down for the answer The seemingly simple question prompted a robust discussion among more than 180 drivers  The two lanes are merging in what is called a 'zipper merge', so the car in front (Car A) has right of way. The key sign to look out for is that the broken lines on the road have ended. If the broken lines had continued, then Car A would have had to give way to Car B. But some motorists were left confused by the question. 'Whoever waves at the other driver first?' wrote one. Another wrote a long and convoluted piece about what possible circumstances could surround the cars.  'We have indicators, so

Strict restrictions which will hit Christmas plans across Sydney are in force - here's what you need to know about the new rules

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New South Wales has recorded 30 new cases of coronavirus with 28 linked to a cluster on the Northern Beaches, prompting Victoria and Queensland to shut their borders to Sydneysiders amid fears Christmas could be ruined for millions. Two cases under investigation are Northern Beaches residents who are believed to be linked to the mystery cluster that now has 68 patients, meaning there is no evidence the virus has spread outside the area.  Despite the encouraging news Premier Gladys Berejiklian has tightened restrictions for Greater Sydney amid fears the virus is spreading around the city undetected. From 11.59pm on Sunday until 11.59pm on Wednesday all Greater Sydney residents will be allowed a maximum of 10 people in their homes.  There are also new restrictions for venues including a 300 person cap, a one person per four square metre rule and a ban on singing and dancing. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said singing and dancing were 'one of the most dangerous exercises you can do'