Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Coronavirus restrictions are now in place for Greater Sydney including for the Blue Mountains and Central Coast.
Household gatherings are limited to 10 visitors, and hospitality venues must follow the one-person-per-four-square-metre rule.
Greater Sydney has been cut off from other states, with tougher border restrictions imposed by Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT.
Residents will either be denied entry or face 14 days of hotel quarantine.
Western Australia’s restrictions cover all of New South Wales.
New restrictions are being introduced in the UK, due to a new, fast spreading strain of coronavirus.
European nations have begun to apply travel bans with the UK after it reported a more infectious and “out of control” variant of coronavirus.
The amount of drugs seized by Federal Police has doubled during the pandemic.
The AFP Eastern Command has seized a record 22 tonnes of illicit substances this year, compared to 10 tonnes in 2019.
The families of four children killed by a drunk and drugged driver in Sydney’s north west, earlier this year, are launching a new day of forgiveness.
“i4give Day” will be held on February 1 – the anniversary of the deaths of Antony, Angelina, and Sienna Abdallah, and their cousin Veronique Sakr.
A new report reveals households in New South Wales could be paying less for their electricity bills over the next three years.
A typical household can expect to pay around two per cent less for electricity than they do now.
At least three rockets have landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone, in an attack believed to have been targeting the US Embassy.
The Iraqi military says an “outlaw group” is responsible.