$32m row could end historic race

$32m row could end historic race

Britain’s Silverstone circuit hosted F1’s first ever official race in 1950 and has been a key stop on the calendar for the last 30 years, but 2019 could be the last time the British Grand Prix is staged at the track due to a financial dispute. Silverstone’s owners — the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) — say the cost of hosting the race isn’t viable anymore. And ahead of this year’s event on Sunday, the BRDC is now on a collision course with Liberty Media after formally triggering a break…

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GoT women to slay in new season

GoT women to slay in new season

THE females of Game Of Thrones have endured six seasons of being raped, tortured and pushed to the sidelines. But the hotly anticipated new series is slated to be one that will focus on the rise of women. Over the years the hit fantasy drama has introduced a string of complex and powerful female power players that are just as cunning as their male counterparts, but have often fallen victim to the men of the show. But producers have slowly and surely built the female protagonists to a point of…

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Heath Ledger's dad on the scourge of prescription drug addiction

Heath Ledger's dad on the scourge of prescription drug addiction

Posted July 14, 2017 07:03:52 Heath Ledger’s father on the scourge of prescription opioid addiction Almost 10 years ago, the young Australian film star died of a prescription drug overdose. His father Kim, a patron of the advocacy group Scriptwise, is now fighting to help other families. Photo: Heath Ledger arrives at the premiere of the film Candy in New York in 2006. (Reuters: Eric Thay) On the opioid epidemic “We are losing millions of people across USA, we’ve lost thousands of people across Australia,” he said. “In Victoria alone,…

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It’s shopping, but not as we know it

It’s shopping, but not as we know it

THE Whitfords Shopping Centre redevelopment will be complete with waterside lounges, a brewery with ocean views, bars and restaurants when it opens later this year. The $75 million northern suburbs centre has been described as a game changer for Perth shoppers, and Seven News was given a look inside. “The dining, the leisure, the entertainment has never been seen before, not only here, but in this northern catchment,” Scentre Group’s Roy Gruenpeter said. After more than a year of construction, the development is set to provide plenty of new jobs….

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Cheap supermarket eggs threaten free range industry, lobby says

Cheap supermarket eggs threaten free range industry, lobby says

The Australian egg industry lobby says major supermarkets have “ignited a price war” by slashing egg prices in a move it says endorses caged over free range. Egg Farmers Australia chief executive officer John Dunn said major supermarkets Woolworths, Coles and Aldi have dropped prices of eggs in their stores by up to 40 cents per carton in recent weeks. Mr Dunn said is was a hypocritical move by the supermarkets, in particular by Woolworths and Aldi, which have made commitments to phasing-out caged eggs from their stores by 2025….

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