Whooping cough strikes Olympians

AUSTRALIA'S Olympic swimming preparations have copped a disruption from left field, with whooping cough striking down water polo players Melissa Rippon and Nicola Zagame.

The illness outbreak has forced the cancellation of a grand prix swimming event scheduled for Canberra this weekend.

The list of nominations had included James Magnussen and Liesel Jones, but Swimming Australia said it did not want to risk further infection.



Places filling fast at new Catholic school

premium_icon Places filling fast at new Catholic school

The school will cater for 780 students.

MP waiting for apology over councillor's 'school boy' antics

premium_icon MP waiting for apology over councillor's 'school boy' antics

'You have to wonder whether this man is fit for office.'

Stars and stripes on show at RAAF Heritage Centre open day

premium_icon Stars and stripes on show at RAAF Heritage Centre open day

Classic American cars by the American Car Club will be on display.