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Wests Tigers

Footy’s back as Wests Tigers take on Eels

The countdown has started to the start of 2015 Group 6 CRL pre-season Friday night competition on February 27. But footy fans will get an early taste of things to come this Friday night, February 6, at Kirkham Oval, Elderslie when Camden host Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels in two trials. AT 6pm the Tigers… Read more »

Ingleburn chamber

Ingleburn chamber lands Premier Baird as guest speaker

Hot on the heels of reeling in the transport minister late last year, Ingleburn chamber of commerce and industry is going one bigger this year by landing the premier as its guest speaker. Mike Baird will be the star turn at the chamber’s 2015 special function to be held on Friday, March 6, at Wests… Read more »

Lions and Ghosts

Ghosts and Lions bounce back with bat and ball

Both the Ghosts and the Lions bounced back when Sydney grade cricket returned to the long form of the game in round 11 on Saturday. Following modest returns from the two one day rounds previously, both clubs are in a strong position after day one. Batting first, the Fairfield Liverpool Lions amassed 291 for the… Read more »

Duke of Manly Warringah

Duke of Manly Warringah to stay warm in French style

After mocking New Year’s resolutions as our way of saying goodbye to good, old 2014 in December, why not welcome 2015 by taking our crystal ball and seeing what will be the top five events/trends of the next 12 months: 1.       Climate change: There will be three camps in 2015. The first one is those… Read more »

Italians in Liverpool

Italians in Liverpool are cream of the crop

Except for the council, the most important movers and shakers of Liverpool are Italian-Australians, and thank God for that. The Greek-Australians of Liverpool think they run the town, but they don’t, they just own a lot of the commercial buildings in the bustling central business district. My old mate Harry Stathis almost got elected to… Read more »

Ristretto cafe

Here’s cheers to a Ristretto cafe in Bigge Park

And then there were two. Ristretto cafes that is, now operating in Liverpool, with the second one on the edge of Bigge Park, near Liverpool Hospital. Called The Shed By Ristretto, it is also run by the man who created the super successful Northumberland Street outlet a few years back, Frank  Angilletta. He was hampered… Read more »

Australia Day

New citizens and awards in Campbelltown on Australia Day

By the time today’s Australia Day festivities end there will be 120 newly minted Australians in Campbelltown alone. Across the nation thousands will swear the oath of allegiance to our great country at hundreds of citizenship ceremonies in every town and city. Campbelltown Mayor, Paul Lake, speaking this morning at the traditional venue for local… Read more »

liverpool aiming high

Liverpool reaching for the sky

Liverpool is set to get a brand new landmark: a very tall landmark. The application for the $100 million, two 29 storey apartment towers project opposite the old Hollywood Motors site on the Hume Highway received the green light on Friday. The Joint Regional Planning Panel, or JRPP, which looks at state significant projects valued… Read more »

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