Where there is smoke there is fire. In racing - more often than not - it is a raging inferno. Which is just about where punters should have lobbed their hard earned backing against most Sam Kavanagh-trained runners during January.
James Massola, Political Correspondent Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has suffered a massive hit to his personal approval ratings, but there is little consolation for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has also seen his approval ratings dive in the July Fairfax-Ipsos poll.
Adam Pengilly Chris Waller's first European adventure has fuelled an air of confidence in the leading Australian trainer despite admitting to knowing little about Brazen Beau's July Cup opposition before his swansong next weekend.
Andrew Wu Pat Cummins is better prepared for his second coming in Test cricket than he was four years ago when he was thrown in the deep end as an 18-year-old rookie, says former Test seamer Geoff Lawson.
Pallavi Singhal A junior surfing competition on NSW's north coast has been closely monitored with extensive aerial and water surveillance after two shark encounters and a sighting in the area this week.
Pallavi Singhal Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres have come to the support of a young boy online, after he expressed fears about his future due to his homosexuality in a comment to Humans of New York.
Chris Barrett Gavin Harris always knew that his brother Ryan worked hard to get to the top. It wasn't until he witnessed one of his training sessions at the National Cricket Centre this year that it dawned on him just how hard.
Rachel Olding Adam Gage admits he bit his wife's hand in a domestic violence dispute. But he bursts into tears at the prospect of going to jail.
Rose Powell As the sun set in Australia on Sunday, the Greek people were taking part in a historic referendum that will result in further financial pain for the struggling nation and possibly an exit from the eurozone.