By Hope NewsroomMonday 10 Aug 2020
The State Emergency Service has responded to more than 400 calls for help in Sydney and the Blue Mountains overnight.
Most were wind related, with trees downed, as well as damaged roofs and flooded roads.
Flooding has forced the evacuation of residents on the South Coast.
Bonnyrigg Heights Public, Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook and Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta also closed for cleaning after students tested positive to coronavirus.
A health alert has been issued for PharmaSave Cherrybrook Pharmacy, where a staff member worked while infected.
St Agatha’s Catholic Church in Pennant Hills is undergoing deep cleaning after a parishioner tested positive to the virus
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A 20-year-old man has been charged after three people were stabbed during a brawl after a rugby league game in North Parramatta yesterday.
Three people were injured, while the alleged main offender remains under police guard in hospital.
The pandemic response of aged care homes where residents died of coronavirus will be put under the microscope during a royal commission this week.
The CEO of BaptistCare, which operates Dorothy Henderson Lodge, where six residents died, is due to give evidence today.
World leaders are pledging more than $400 million in aid to help Lebanon after last week’s deadly explosion.
The Australian government is pledging $5 million.
A think tank has found more government spending on childcare would provide a significant boost to the economy.
The Grattan Institute has released a report showing that increasing the childcare subsidy at a cost of $5 billion, would create a boost of $11 billion to GDP, due to increase female participation in the workforce.