This past year has not been an easy one for any of us. At the best, it has been a year working from home and enjoying the freedom, but always with the subliminal fear of some impending doom, perhaps in the form of illnes...

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Mummy dearest: mother stabbed adult son, police allege A Bellevue Hill woman repeatedly stabbed her 22-year-old son in the back after he told her he had killed someone, a court was told. The extraordinary claim was made ...

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I’m not sure about anyone else, but I have to admit to being totally transfixed by the current state of affairs in America. At the time of writing, the US had peaked at 200,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day, Walmart re...

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Well, 2020 was one hell of a year, hey? From bushfires, to the pandemic, to the last gasps of American democracy. The Unreliable Guide has written about love, leadership and lockdown. We’ve had a big birthday, worn a m...

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It seems odd that a balmy late spring month when the flowers are blooming, the air temperature is rising and most of us are planning our summer holidays, should begin with reminders of death. All Hallows, All Saints and ...

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Knife-wielding robber A man armed with a knife threatened a young female supermarket employee in a late night robbery on Anzac Parade, Kingsford. The robber (above), fled with the cash register. Out in the street he thre...

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My parents love reading The Beast and are big fans of Pearl. They don’t live in Sydney, so I post them a copy via snail mail each month. The magazine keeps them in the loop with what’s happening in my local ‘hood a...

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Clovelly artist Geoff Taylor enjoys painting and drawing and has done several works featuring our local area. Geoff was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) in October 2018 and has since lost the use of his right ha...

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As the weather improves, we are reminded daily of the changing of seasons. Be it the Jewish Day of Atonement Yom Kippur, the Christians’ All Saints Day, the Hindu Five Days of Diwali, The Prophet’s Birthday or Hallow...

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Friendly call to La Perouse, Bondi blitz Officers from Eastern Beaches Police’s Crime Prevention Unit visited ‘The Loop’ at La Perouse on a mission to build relationships with the local community. People came and c...

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