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Blockade Australia protest: activists march through Sydney after closing harbour tunnel

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Protesters have marched through central Sydney and blocked the entrance to the harbour tunnel as climate activists plan for a week of protests, which the government claimed are illegal. Blockade Australia said it has ...

Mad House review – David Harbour and Bill Pullman spar in dark family psychodrama

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Theresa Rebeck’s play opens as a dysfunctional father-son drama with dark laughs. The father is terminally ill, sucking on an oxygen cylinder, though still able to hurl accusations of abuse at his son and carer (“You’...

Superyacht worth £6m sinks in Torquay Harbour after setting on fire

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A superyacht estimated to be worth £6m has sunk after firefighters battled to extinguish a fire on the vessel while it was moored in a marina in south-west England. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) s...

Rewriting history: Phoenician ‘harbour’ revealed to be religious site that aligns with the stars

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Off the west coast of Sicily lies the remains of the ancient city of Motya. There, a compound of temples and shrines offers a window into the life of Phoenicians settlers who journeyed from Lebanon across the Mediterr...

David Harbour and Bill Pullman bring ‘blistering’ comedy Mad House to West End

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The American blockbuster stars David Harbour and Bill Pullman are to share the stage in London this summer for the world premiere of a family drama by Theresa Rebeck. Mad House, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, pre...

Australia news updates live: Scott Morrison says ‘enormous effort’ going into floods recovery, Sydney Harbour Bridge closed after crash

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Prime minister acknowledges frustration of flood-hit residents over the recovery operation as more rain forecast; Perrottet says some flood affected areas ‘couldn’t be accessed’. Follow all the day’s news

Aboriginal flag to permanently fly above Sydney Harbour Bridge as premier blasts timeframe

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The Aboriginal flag will have a permanent home atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge “as soon as possible”, the New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has said. “We’ve been working through this for some time,” he told r...

Body found in Sydney Harbour four days after fisherman’s boat capsized

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The body of a man missing since a boat capsized on Sydney Harbour on the weekend has been found in Middle Harbour. The 49-year-old fisherman had been missing since the early hours of Saturday when he was thrown from a...

Lorry falls into water at Bristol harbour

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A lorry has fallen into the harbour in Bristol city centre. Emergency services were called to the scene early on Thursday after the HGV ended up partially submerged in the water, with the cab perched on the dock. Dav...

‘It began with cider’: how a group of young parents transformed a Somerset harbour

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Walk along Watchet’s harbour front and you’d be forgiven for thinking a jumble of colourful containers had been blown in off the sea by a particularly severe storm. But this bizarre, piratical encampment featuring a c...

NSW shark attack: surfer in his 30s dies after being bitten on north coast near Coffs Harbour

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A surfer has died after he was bitten by a shark on the NSW north coast on Sunday morning. NSW police said emergency crews rushed to Shelly Beach at Emerald Beach, north of Coffs Harbour, just before 11am on Sunday. ...

In the dock: Bristol wild swimmers flout harbour ban in fight for city lido

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The emerald-green water in Bristol’s floating harbour shimmers invitingly in the warm morning sunshine. A group of seven swimmers check for signs of the harbour master, then for the third time this summer slip quickly...

‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour

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A $55m (£39m) deal struck by the government of Sierra Leone with China to build an industrial fishing harbour on 100 hectares (250 acres) of beach and protected rainforest has been criticised as “a catastrophic human ...

Toondah harbour wetlands: developer accused of not being honest about its plans

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A property developer has been accused of misleading an international environment body about the true nature of its plans for an apartment and retail complex at the Ramsar-listed Moreton Bay wetlands in Queensland, aft...

Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month. Where should it go?

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I’ve always picked up my dog’s droppings with bittersweet feelings. There’s the gratification of doing the right thing, and the guilt for contributing to plastic waste. This was eased somewhat by using biodegradable b...