In just a few decades, a sea change of Sydneysiders have ditched traditional houses with a backyard for apartments in the superstrings of new high-density blocks lining the city's main public transport corridors. Where once there might have been a three-bedroom house over 1000sqm with gardens front and back, developers may now offer a cramped studio flat squeezed into 40sqm, barely bigger than a motel bedroom. But between 1991 and 2021, the number of people living in Sydney units more than doubled, with 30 per cent of all Aussies now calling apartment blocks home.
How Putin's EMP nukes could trigger 'the collapse of society': Unstoppable blast from space would cut off water and energy, leaving citizens to starve or die in resulting panic-fuelled violence
From Mosco 's ominous Iskander missiles to the haunting presence of cluster munitions and the ever-menacing kamikaze drones, the war-torn region has become a crucible for cutting-edge military technology. But now a new catastrophic threat looms - the spectre of a Russian EMP strike.
Tortured and raped in a soundproof dungeon as they were slowly starved to death: How killer paedophile Marc Dutroux abused children as young as eight with the aid of his wife
Dutroux - who to this day still lives in infamy in the minds of the Belgian public - was part of a small group of people found responsible for a horrifying series of murders and kidnappings that shocked not just the country, but the whole of Europe. His former house in the Marcinelle suburb of Charleroi - and Dutroux himself - first became infamous in August 1996 when he led police to two kidnapped girls who were found cowering in the secret basement after they had been subjected to horrific abuse. Sabine Dardenne, 12, and Laetitia Delhez, 14, had been abducted separately earlier that year, chained to a bed and repeatedly raped. But as more was learned about Dutroux, it became clear they were fortunate to have been found alive. It transpired that four more girls - Mélissa Russo and Julie Lejeune, both eight years old, An Marchal, 17, and Eefje Lambrecks, 19 - had also been kidnapped by Dutroux and his accomplices a year earlier. All four died.
Major development for sole survivor of poisonous mushroom lunch - after his wife and two others died
Ian Wilkinson (top with wife Heather) has been released from hospital after spending weeks recovering from a poisonous mushroom lunch that claimed the lives of three others including his wife. The 68-year-old's family confirmed on Saturday he was now making 'significant progress' at home after being discharged from the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. 'This milestone marks a moment of immense relief and gratitude for Ian and the entire Wilkinson family,' they said. Pastor Wilkinson was the only person to survive the poisonous beef wellington dished up on July 29 by stay-at-home mum Erin Patterson (bottom) in Leongatha, Victoria.
Brittany Hockley sends jaws dropping by unveiling her incredible bikini body as fans compare her peachy derriere to Kim Kardashian
Brittany Hockley is one of Australia's most successful podcasters and media personalities. But this week, the Life Uncut host attracted attention for another reason by showcasing her sensational bikini body on social media. The 36-year-old sent her followers into a frenzy with the sizzling snaps, even earning comparisons to Kim Kardashian thanks to her peachy derriere.
Sobbing stars, awkward gaffs and PAINFULLY cringe-worthy questions: As Cindy Crawford slams Oprah for treating her like 'chattel' in 1986 chat FEMAIL reveals the most controversial celebrity interviews EVER
While stars and those interviewing them are expected to behave pleasantly, it doesn't always happen, leading to some of the most controversial celebrity interviews of all times. Most recently, supermodel Cindy Crawford , 57, spoke out about how Oprah Winfrey, 67, made her feel like 'chattel' or 'a child, to be seen and not heard' when the TV host had her on the show. Other celebrities have had a very similar experience to Crawford where an interviewer made them uncomfortable. . However, some stars weren't afraid to confront interviewers who made them feel uncomfortable - making for even more awkward moments. From the bizarre moment David Letterman sucked on Jennifer Aniston's hair to Taylor Swift crying on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, here are some of the most controversial celebrity interviews.
The type of contagion which left more than 100 attendees at Melbourne function centre The Park violently ill has been identified by the health department. At least 30 guests at a September 13 wedding along with at least 70 medical professionals attending a conference on September 16 were struck down by the mysterious illness at the Albert Park venue. The department on Friday said patients' tests confirmed the outbreak was likely caused by norovirus, a common but highly contagious form of gastro.
Harry and Meghan's new campaign to win Hollywood over? Sussexes are all smiles as they are given star billing at Kevin Costner's fundraiser... also attended by their close celebrity allies Oprah and Ellen Degeneres
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at Kevin Costner's 'One805 Live!' event, held at his $26 million polo field, a charity event held to raise money for local first responders. The event was hosted at the oceanside estate of Kevin and Christine Costner in Summerland and included a notable guest list, including Oprah among other senior officials and celebrities. Upon their arrival, the Duke and Duchess were spotted backstage chatting it up with Costner and his VIP guests, including local police and firefighting service officials.
Hundreds of hard 'No' voters hear from Aboriginal elders at anti-Voice rallies around the country - as Peter Dutton urges them not to attend because of organiser's pro-Putin stance
Those who oppose an Indigenous Voice to Parliament have turned out in their hundreds at No campaign rallies across the country. The main rally at Hyde Park in Sydney kicked off at midday on Saturday though the crowd appeared to be much smaller than the 10,000 people organisers had predicted. The Melbourne crowd was slightly bigger with some protesters carrying fake news placards along with the red ensign and Eureka stockade flags that were a fixture at many Covid 'freedom' protests.
My beloved dog Teddy was in great form chasing a ball on the beach when he came into contact with killer algae: 19 hours later he was dead
Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, is a group of bacteria that can contain dangerous toxins harmful and potentially fatal to pets - and has been known to kill in less than 24 hours with no known antidote. Devastated pet owners have told MailOnline how their previously healthy dogs have come into contact with the algae and suffered horrendous symptoms such as fits, seizures, 'toxic' diarrhoea and being sick. Heather Baird said her 'healthy' three-year-old Jack Russell-Chihuahua cross Teddy (pictured as a puppy and right, with Heather's granddaughter) came into contact with the algae on a beach walk and passed away just 19 hours later.
They've dismissed rumours they're marriage is 'only ceremonial', so as Princess Charlene jets off to South Africa why is her husband Prince Albert staying thousand of miles away in Europe?
This weekend, Princess Charlene of Monaco will return to her native South Africa for the first time since she fell ill there in 2021 - spending ten months away. It's thought that Prince Albert, 65, will join his wife, 45, on the charity trip, as the pair continue to face rumours of discontent within the Monegasque royals' marriage.
Horrifying moment 4.6 metre alligator is caught dragging human corpse down canal in its MOUTH before being shot dead
A Florida alligator was found with a dead body clamped between its jaws as it made its way down a canal near Clearwater. The gator could be see dragging its prey much to the horror of local residents some of whom began filming the shocking incident. Emergency responders, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission successfully removed the alligator from the water and subsequently euthanized it. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office was able to retrieve the victim's body from the water although the victim has yet to be identified.
A shock cancer diagnosis, an A-list Hollywood star and a Logie winner: What happened to the cast of the '90s Aussie comedy show Full Frontal?
Australian television in the '90s was flooded with sketch comedy shows, many of which would spark outrage today. Full Frontal was a huge success during that time, and launched the careers of notable stars like Eric Bana, Julia Morris, Shaun Micallef and Kitty Flanagan. The show premiered in 1993 on Channel Seven, shortly after the similar sketch comedy program Fast Forward ended.
Inside Hugh Jackman's inner circle as he leans on Hollywood pals including Ryan Reynolds following his split from wife Deborra-Lee
Hugh Jackman has been leaning on his Hollywood pals following his shock split from wife Deborra-Lee Furness. The Marvel star, 54, was all smiles as he spent time with his Deadpool 3 co-star Ryan Reynolds and the movie's film director Shawn Levy. In a photo shared to Instagram, the Australian actor appeared happy as he enjoyed a meal with his friends.
Want to save money? Work on a cruise ship: I live 24/7 aboard a massive boat and spend barely anything
A woman who works on a cruise ship has revealed how much she spends each day on board, and it's a lot cheaper than you would think. Speaking to MailOnline, Alley said 'It's pretty incredible. As a performer I know that I'm gonna be able to have a salary, and when the paycheck comes in I know I'm going to be making money.
Gisele Bundchen, 43, admits overwhelming stress during her modeling career led to her fantasizing about 'jumping out of the window' in new candid interview
Gisele Bundchen got candid about overwhelming stress that she had faced during her modeling career which led to her fantasizing about 'jumping out of the window' at one point. The Brazilian-born beauty, 43, who recently revealed that she was 'just surviving' before divorcing Tom Brady, opened up about the emotional topic in a snippet of her upcoming interview with Lee Cowan for CBS News Sunday Morning. The mother of two launched her professional modeling career during New York Fashion Week in 1996 - when she was just 16-years-old.
The parents of Sudiksha Thirumalesh have revealed their anger after their daughter was condemned to die in secret. Now watch the Mail's exclusive documentary on their daughter's awe-inspiring battle for life
A heartbreaking documentary made by the Mail has been released telling the story of the tragic death of the little girl known only until yesterday as ST. Now as a draconian court order banning Sudiksha Thirumalesh's name from being public has been lifted her devastated parents have spoken out. Her father Thirumalesh Hemachandran and mother Revathi Thirumalesh, both 55, believe despite her condition of mitochondrial depletion syndrome her life could have been extended.
The Murdoch struggle for Succession isn’t over - and it’s sister Elisabeth who holds the key after Rupert Murdoch steps away from the media empire
As ever, the fashionable watering hole of London's media elites was abuzz with lively mid-week chatter, but even among these sophisticates the presence of the three Murdochs together stilled conversations. They were in town to mark the success of a deal the media tycoon had struck, yet at the table with its crisp white cloth and freshly cut flowers, family tensions were palpable. One of the guests that evening recalled the very different tone Murdoch senior adopted when addressing his two sons. 'With James there was this sense almost of contempt coming from the older man at what he had to say,' the guest said. 'When he talked to Lachlan, on the other hand, there was an altogether different and warmer quality to his responses.'
Kim Kardashian is mercilessly mocked by skeptical fans after proudly showing off s sunset painting she says was done by her daughter North: 'A 10-year-old did NOT do this!'
Kim, 42, has sparked furious debate about a sunset painting done by her 10-year-old daughter, North, that she shared on social media. While some fans have been praising the artwork, others are doubtful that the SKIMS founder and Kanye West 's daughter actually painted the masterpiece. The Kardashians star took to both Instagram and X, formerly known as Twitter, to show off her eldest daughter's artwork, which featured a shiny oceanside landscape and pinkish sunset.
These Australian women had breast implants, expecting life-changing results. That's just what they got, but not as they'd imagined. Here are their heartbreaking stories
Sarah chose to undergo breast implant surgery with the aim of enhancing her sense of femininity. She expressed her initial satisfaction, saying, 'I was healthy, exercised daily and loved life, but I wanted to feel more feminine. And I felt really good after getting them.' But her perfect breasts turned into her worst nightmare that she never could have anticipated.
Mother reveals how Lucy Letby took 'sickening' photograph of her baby with her feeding tube dislodged - before the child collapsed and had to be moved to ICU
The child collapsed soon after neo-natal nurse Lucy Letby finished her shift and had to be moved into intensive care. She was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a condition caused by brain damage, and her mother now fears her daughter was harmed by the serial killer. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told the Mirror that she wants police to investigate and is taking legal action against the Countess of Chester Hospital, in Cheshire, where Letby worked. Letby was found guilty of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six more at the hospital's neo-natal unit between June 2015 and June 2016. She injected them with air, overfed them milk and assaulted them.
I was 38 and living my dream as a celebrity hairdresser - then I developed a sudden migraine and doctors found a cancerous fist-sized tumour in my brain
When Lauren Mackellar visited the emergency room with a bad migraine she never expected to be in surgery just hours later. Doctors had to remove a fist-sized cancerous brain tumour which had been growing for years. After a intense bout of radiotherapy, the 38-year-old lost all her hair and was told it would never come back - a huge blow for a hairdresser who had dedicated her life to everything hair. Despite the news, Lauren was determined to get her locks back and started using her own unique formula to encourage hair growth. Six weeks into chemotherapy, Lauren started seeing results. She is now cancer-free, has a mane of dark, wavy short hair and founded her own hair care brand, Robe, selling the exact formula that saved her hair.
'Cocaine Cassie' opens up the ongoing trauma of drug arrest and prison time, her toned new figure, plans for a baby and being spat on in the street in Australia
Cassie Sainsbury, 28, (left) returned to Adelaide 12 months ago after spending years in a Colombian prison for attempting to smuggle cocaine out of the country. Since coming back she has been harassed in the street, diagnosed with PTSD and continues to face chronic stomach issues after falling sick in the notorious El Buen Pastor women's jail. Sainsbury spent three years behind bars before being able to return to Australia, where she now lives with her wife Tatiana (right, together) and routinely sees her therapist.
Tense moment man who sent his own mother flying through the air after hitting her with his car is TASERED to the ground and handcuffed by Indiana cops
JaJuan Burley, 38, allegedly accelerated into Juanita Gray, 57, before he was shot at by officers on Friday morning in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Police said he refused to pull over and led cops on a high-speed chase for around 20 minutes to his mother's house, where an 'item exchange occurred between the suspect and his mother.' When Gray tried to go back inside, her son accelerated his vehicle into her, sending her several feet into the air, and grazed an officer. Footage shows the moment Burley stormed out of the car before he was tasered by police, restrained and arrested.
Man, 32, reveals how he became completely debt-free by living in CARS for years - saving so much money he paid for a home in CASH and no longer needs a job to survive
Nicholas Bauer, from Coolidge, appeared in a recent episode of Big Super Living In Arizona, which takes a 'look at America's affordable housing.' He showcased a series of vehicles he lived in throughout his 20s which he still keeps on his two-acre 'paid-off compound.' The self-described 'full-time desert dweller,' who now lives in a mobile home alongside his girlfriend and daughter, revealed that he has now saved up so much money living off-grid that he does not have to work.
Leonardo DiCaprio's rumoured ex Gigi Hadid faces a catwalk run-in with his new girlfriend Vittoria Ceretti as they join Kendall Jenner in the Versace runway show at Milan Fashion Week
Leonardo DiCaprio's rumoured ex Gigi Hadid (far left and far right) and his current girlfriend Vittoria Ceretti (second left) were sure to turn heads as they walked the runway of Versace's Milan Fashion Week show on Friday. The 48-year-old actor's (inset) love life collided on the catwalk as the models stunned in flawless looks as they strutted their stuff alongside the likes of Kendall Jenner (second right). Gigi, 28, who was briefly linked romantically to the Titanic star over the past year, wowed in a slinky yellow gown which featured a cowl neckline and daring thigh-high split. Meanwhile Vittoria, 25, who is currently dating the Oscar winner, flashed her toned midriff in a tiny black bandeau top.
The tiny Italian island where more asylum seekers than the local population arrived in one day: The situation in Lampedusa sums up Europe's impotence in the face of migration, writes ROBERT HARDMAN
ROBERT HARDMAN: To put it in perspective, imagine that 3.7 million migrants suddenly landed on the shores of Kent - in one week. I suspect, at this point, that even the most liberal, charitable do-gooders from Dartford to Dover would have to concede that things had gone badly wrong. That has certainly been the feeling here on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa (population: 6,000) this week, as it has been forced to cope with more than double its own population suddenly arriving from North Africa - desperate souls emerging from flimsy, filthy deathtraps before overwhelming the modest local reception centre. On one day alone, there were 7,000 arrivals in more than 100 boats.
A 'dream' that turned into a nightmare: Couple who live on an off-grid farm in PANAMA reveal brutal downsides to their remote lifestyle - from suffering through freezing cold showers to going SIX YEARS without a TOILET
Living the dream life isn't always so dreamy - as one Massachusetts couple have revealed. YouTube content creators Kaylee Dubeau and Jordan Saglio spent years traveling through central America in a converted school van before settling on the leafy climbs of western Panama. The couple - who have more than 390,000 subscribers - purchased a 2.5-acre plot of land on the outskirts of Boquete for $75,000 four years ago and since then, they have gone about creating a farmstead while welcoming their first child, Sadie.