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It’s for reel: Irish dance teacher, 89, travels up to 3000km a week

Blink and you might miss Mrs Ryan, of Mount Waverley, who on March 27 will accept an Order of Australia (OAM) medal at Government House, ‘‘for service to Irish dancing’’. She runs the O’Shea-Ryan Academy of Irish Dance, but it’s a travelling school. She is like an evangelist of dance, …

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How the ATM gang’s wild Australian tour ran out of road

Sheu arrived first, police believe, to scout some targets and meet local contacts. They believe the gang was encouraged to come to Australia because there were ‘‘easy pickings’’. Sheu flew out, then returned ready for business. Some tourists arrive with a selfie stick in their backpack. In the lining of …

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‘No need for panic’: MP Gladys Liu urges Victorians to visit struggling Chinese restaurants

“No one wants to see that happening,” she said. “I’ve know them for 30 years. I go with my family. I go with friends. It’s a good restaurant. “What we really need is to get consumer confidence back. I will be going out this weekend in Box Hill and Glen …

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Residents declare war on Labor over toxic soil dump plan

Three years ago a major local revolt forced Labor to stop plans to build a youth detention facility in Werribee. The Andrews government is urgently trying to find a place to dump the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel’s soil laced with potential carcinogens PFAS and asbestos, amid a dramatic impasse …

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Alligator Blood provides solace as family grapples with cancer

Loading His wife Joy, a former equestrian rider, was diagnosed as terminally ill in November after a colonoscopy revealed that bowel cancer had spread to her liver, lungs and sacrum bone. But Alligator Blood is giving the Endresz family a reason to smile. “He means everything [to Joy],” Endresz said. …

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Daniher departure would not be ‘end of the world’: Worsfold

“The fact it will be written about and spoken about; we’ll just deal with it. We’ll tell all the players, ‘This is the situation, if you get asked a question, answer it – no dramas at all’. “We would love Joey to be playing at Essendon next year but if …

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Sacked US diplomat urges students to ‘fight for what we believe in’

Yovanovitch’s comments came as Congressional Republicans showed little sign they would move to check Trump’s brash public intervention in the federal prosecution of a former campaign confidant, Roger Stone. Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, listens during a House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry hearing in Washington.Credit:Bloomberg Trump this week publicly …

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Jail for Queensland GP guilty of $360k Medicare fraud

A Queensland doctor who fleeced Medicare of more than $360,000 by submitting thousands of false claims has been sentenced to four years’ jail. Tony Mufutau Oluwatoyin Bakare, 50, was found guilty on Wednesday of obtaining financial advantage by deception. Dr Tony Mufutau Oluwatoyin Bakare (left) outside Brisbane District Court this …

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Call for more research to help mend babies’ broken hearts

Lucas recovers from heart surgery when he was 11 weeks’ old. “It was a hard pill to swallow that he would be born with a heart defect, but we just had to reassure ourselves that everything would be fine and the doctors could fix it.” It turned out Lucas did …

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Dairy Farmers recalls milk due to E. coli fears

Supermarkets have recalled some varieties of Dairy Farmers milk sold in NSW due to a possible E. coli contamination. The recall affects Dairy Farmers one-litre full cream milk bottles with a use-by date of 24/02/2020 and three-litre full cream milk bottles with a use-by date of 25/02/2020 sold in Coles, …

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