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Restaurants welcome dining promotion amid sluggish inner-city recovery

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Restaurants in Brisbane’s CBD hope a new council campaign will woo diners back to the city centre as the pandemic continues to hurt the hospitality sector nationwide.

Wind farm builder donates to Victorian Labor Party as $2b project awaits green light

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Two businesses linked to a proposed $2 billion wind farm project gave money to the Victorian Labor Party last month, just as the state government was considering its final planning submission.

Jumping Jake looms large for mid-season draft

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

With the mid-season draft not too far away, one player has AFL recruiters excited. And he’s still at school.

Climate pressure mounts on Morrison government before US Earth Day summit

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Foreign governments and Australian industry are calling for bold policies from the Morrison government to drive down emissions and tackle climate change.

‘I’m traumatised’: doctor apologises after teenager’s hospital death

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

A doctor has made a tearful apology to the family of a teenager who died an excrutiating death after he was turned away three times from a NSW hospital.

Storm dealt massive injury blow for Anzac Day clash

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Emerging Melbourne Storm superstar Ryan Papenhuyzen is set to miss the Anzac Day blockbuster with the Warriors, but it’s not all doom and gloom for the reigning premiers.

‘Bashed her black and blue’: Maryam Hamka’s brother tells of alleged attack

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

A man arrested after the disappearance of Brunswick woman Maryam Hamka allegedly left the 36-year-old “black and blue” in an attack at his home in December last year, according to her family.

Family identifies young mum found dead at Gold Coast home

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The 27-year-old, who was found dead in the home’s backyard following an explosion early on Tuesday, has been named as mother-of-three Kelly Wilkinson. 

Gallery: The best photos from around the world

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors

Big inland flows to fill Menindee Lakes for first time in five years

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Residents of far-western NSW are gearing up for the arrival of floodwaters down the Barwon-Darling, giving Menindee Lakes its first big fill in five years. 

Police search former Wheatbelt home of Hayley Dodd’s killer Francis Wark

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Police are searching for Hayley Dodd’s remains at the Wheatbelt property where her killer Francis Wark used to live.

He’s mine: Chris Waller jumps first to select Nature Strip for The Everest

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chris Waller normally waits until the last minute to pick a runner for his slot in the $15 million Everest. This year he’s made his decision six months out.

The quiet making of a future queen

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Duchess of Cambridge’s destiny is set, but it was at Prince Philip’s funeral that she showed just how ready she is for the role.

Race-by-race preview and tips for Canterbury on Wednesday

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Everything you need to know to pick a winner on an eight-race card.

Avion Fury steps back from top grade for a real shot at Canterbury

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Avion Fury was thrown in the deep end during the autumn carnival but his runs in group company have him primed for this midweek assignment.

‘Not sure what I’ve signed’: Sidoti’s first day in ICAC stand

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Drummoyne MP John Sidoti has told an inquiry he signed documents without reading them for years and never thought to declare his wife’s income to Parliament because he was working long hours.

Dump clean-up to cost taxpayers $48 million after owners abandon their sites

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Environment Protection Authority has also come clean, saying it now has “no excuses” for failing to prevent similar environmental harm in future.

‘Scary as’: Rape claims only bad for de Belin and his ‘misso’, court hears

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Footballer Callan Sinclair said rape allegations against him and Jack de Belin were only frightening in relation to what it would mean for the St George Illawarra star and his girlfriend, a jury has heard.

Sydney’s historical home of athletics in for much-needed revamp

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

It has been a training and competition ground for athletes such as Cathy Freeman. Now the 115-year-old venue in Kensington is finally getting an upgrade.

No recession for those in the market for a luxury car

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

General car sales have increased strongly since the advent of the pandemic recession, but the luxury car market has done even better.

MasterChef plates up record-low audience for premiere

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

An average 670,000 metropolitan viewers tuned-in to watch season 13’s debut – down from the 1.23 million who watched last year’s premiere.

‘Cringeworthy’: Consent videos removed after experts, ministers condemn content

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The federal Education Department has removed two videos from its new respectful relationships website following criticism from experts and two state education ministers.

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Morrissey takes aim at The Simpsons ‘hatred’

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The singer and former frontman of The Smiths has seemingly been upset by his portrayal on The Simpsons, where he is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Collingwood fined $20,000 over Howe, De Goey mobile phone breach

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The two players were both injured and out of the match when they grabbed their phones to let their families know they were OK, however this is still a breach of AFL integrity rules.

Clicks over bricks: Target could go mostly online as store closures continue

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Struggling department store Target could become a predominantly online retailer in years to come.

Separated families must brace for long border closures

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Families around Australia will be disappointed that it will remain practically impossible to see their loved ones in other countries for many months to come.

What Makes a Home ‘Sexy’?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

For one Chicago entrepreneur, it was a design that felt as if it had been pulled straight from her unconscious. (And there are lots of chains.)

Nationwide increases amount it will lend to first-time buyers

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

UK’s biggest building society says it will allow new buyers to take out loans worth up to 5.5 times their earnings

The UK’s biggest building society is increasing the sums it is willing to lend first-time buyers in a move it said would enable homeownership for many people who have been frozen out of the market.

Nationwide will allow new buyers to take out loans worth up to 5.5 times their earnings and adjust the stress tests it does on applicants when assessing mortgage affordability.

Related: Home ownership unaffordable despite 95% mortgages, analysis shows

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Nationwide increases amount it will lend to first-time buyers

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

UK’s biggest building society says it will allow new buyers to take out loans worth up to 5.5 times their earnings

The UK’s biggest building society is increasing the sums it is willing to lend first-time buyers in a move it said would enable homeownership for many people who have been frozen out of the market.

Nationwide will allow new buyers to take out loans worth up to 5.5 times their earnings and adjust the stress tests it does on applicants when assessing mortgage affordability.

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Gazumping by removals! How to avoid your firm moving a higher bidder

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The removals industry remains largely unregulated, so anyone can set themselves up as a man and van removals firm. We look at what you can do pick a reliable removals company.