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NSW regions locked down until September 10

A lockdown in regional NSW has been extended by two weeks as Deputy Premier John Barilaro warns rural communities are "a tinderbox ready to explode" with COVID-19 cases.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies

Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock's greatest rhythm sections and used his "day job" to support his enduring love of jazz, has died at age 80.

Truck strike could hit food, fuel supply

Food and fuel supplies could be affected over the weekend as thousands of truck drivers pull the handbrake over pay and conditions at a major employer, the transport union says.

Life 'pretty damn good' by Nov: Hazzard

NSW has recorded its third consecutive day of 800-plus new COVID-19 cases, but the state's health minister says life will be "pretty damn good" within months due to vaccinations.