South Australia

Should cyclists be able to ditch the helmets in Linear Park?

Should we be able to ditch the helmets when off-road? HELMET laws should be relaxed for cyclists on off-road paths such as Linear Park, according to Freestyle Cyclists SA. The group, which advocates more lenient regulations Australia-wide, told a national cycling conference last week that separated bikeways are safe. Its …

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Renewing their vows, half a century on

Richard and Denise Westmacott renewed their wedding vows this week. Picture: RoyVanDerVegt WHEN Denise and Richard Westmacott’s paths crossed 60 years ago it was love at first sight, but it was also the beginning of a forbidden romance. The English pair were married to different people and had their own …

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Elderly man dies in two-car crash

AN elderly man has died in hospital following a two-car smash in the Mid North on Monday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Frost Rd and Port Wakefield Hwy at about midday on Monday after a Mitsubishi sedan and Mercedes Benz station wagon crashed. An 82-year-old man …

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New 40km/h zones for north?

Cyclists in the 40km/h zone in Unley. Source: File TWO new areas of Prospect will become 40km/h zones if at least two-thirds of local residents approve of the move. Prospect councillors voted last night to consult residents on introducing a 40km/h speed limit on local streets between Main North and …

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‘Drunk’ woman’s Gouger St demolition derby

The trail of destruction left on Gouger St, where trees and bike racks were flattened. Picture: Twitter/Matthew Pantellis A WOMAN who police say recorded a blood-alcohol reading almost five times the legal limit will face court over a wild ride in the CBD where trees and bike racks were flattened. …

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Home destroyed by fire, others threatened

A HOME has been destroyed by fire in Goolwa South and firefighters are battling to save surrounding properties. CFS and MFS crews were dispatched to the Colman Rd property about 6am on Wednesday after receiving reports that a house was alight. They arrived to find the home fully ablaze. The …

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Call to ban Hills parking on hottest days

Heather Beckmann from the Blackwood, Belair and District Community Association. Source: File PARKING on streets in the Mitcham hills area should be banned on catastrophic fire danger days to avoid blocking access for fire trucks, according to a local residents group. Heather Beckmann, on behalf of the Blackwood, Belair and …

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South Australia

Screams as ex-lover is allegedly set alight

A MAN has been charged after a woman was allegedly doused in an accelerant and set alight on Brisbane’s northern bayside. Courtesy: Sunrise/Channel 7 Police outside the Bracken Ridge, Brisbane, home where a woman was set on fire. Photo Adam Armstrong A 27-year-old man will face court later today on …

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Cardinal Pell’s day in court

Cardinal George Pell will this morning make his first appearance in court as the highest-ranking Catholic official ever to be charged with sexual abuse. CARDINAL George Pell’s first appearance in court as the highest-ranking Catholic official to be charged with sexual abuse will last only a few minutes but attract …

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Helipad closer to lift-off, lifeline for barge

The Riverbank Palais has survived a decision for now. A HELIPAD proposed along the River Torrens will now advance to a second round of consultation, while the council has thrown the rusting Festival barge a lifeline. A plan to lease the site west of Morphett St Bridge to a commercial …

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