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Why the Australian Open must never leave Melbourne

Another year, another beautiful fortnight at Melbourne Park. The trip to Melbourne for the tennis is always a special one. The city’s love for sport is palpable as soon as you arrive at Southern Cross station, from the grand Ethiad Stadium, pride of place; to the big screen at Federation …
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Amalfi: the coast with the most

Winter on Italy’s Amalfi Coast brings a vague melancholy: a hangover from too many proseccos the summer past. The tourists have dissipated back into their real lives and most businesses have closed up for Christmas. From the outside looking in, the coast …
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Bede’s Tips: NRL 2015 Grand Final

Did your team make it? Well neither did mine, we`ll see what happens with them next year. But for now its grand final time at ANZ on Sunday night and here are my expert tips. Did somebody say Grand final? It feels more like a …
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Bede’s tips: 2015 NRL Finals Week Three

2015 Finals Week Three And is your team still in the running or have they enjoyed their Mad Monday? It`s sudden death rugby league with only 4 sides left, but who will go on to compete in the 2015 grand final? Well let’s find out …
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Bede’s Tips: NRL 2015

RL 2015 Finals Week Two And how’s your team doing? Possibly better than mine; they enjoyed their mad Monday this week. And here are my expert tips for this week’s games: Friday night at Allianz, in this week’s first sudden death semi-final, it …
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Bede’s TIPS: NRL 2015 Round 24

How’s your team doing? Still a mathematical chance of making the finals? The Worriers bowed out last round; it’s the Chokers’ and those Pesky Birds from the Northern Beaches turn this week to have their last throw of the dice. Here are my expert …
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Bede’s TIPS: NRL 20/15 Round 23

How’s your team doing? Still able to make the finals mathematically speaking? Wicky’s waiders are now gone. The worriers and those pesky birds from the northern beaches have their last throw of the dice this weekend. Will your team be next? Let’s see, and here are …
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48 hours in Melbourne

The southern hemisphere is shivering through one of its coldest winters in recent memory, and social media feeds are filled with posts from the many holidaymakers setting off for tropical island getaways and lengthy travels in the European sunshine. Rather than follow …
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Chelsea are Premier League champions

Chelsea Football Club secured its fifth English league title on Sunday after a hard-fought win at home to Crystal Palace. Jose Mourinho’s men made a positive start and took the lead just before half-time when PFA’s Player of the Year, Eden Hazard, headed …