Brekky Wrap: Diner Accidentally Served $8,500 Bottle Of Red
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Tributes are pouring in for former Prime Minister Bob Hawke who has died aged 89. He passed away peacefully at his Sydney home surrounded by family. Hawke was Labor’s longest serving Prime Minister, winning four elections and leading Australia from 1983-1991. He’s being remembered as the party’s favourite son, a political legend and a great Australian. A memorial service will be held in the coming weeks.
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On the eve of the federal election, a new opinion poll shows it will be a tight finish. According to the latest Ipsos poll, Labor is leading the Coalition 51-49 percent two-party preferred. Both the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader’s approval rate have risen.
A woman, 72, has died in hospital after her and her husband were attacked by their own dog in Sydney’s south-west. The dog has been seized by the local council.
Wallabies star Israel Folau will likely learn his fate today. It’s understood the three-person panel will enforce the termination of his $4 million deal. If his contract is ripped up, Folau is expected to take Rugby Australia to the Supreme Court on the ground of religious freedom.
Overseas, four people have been killed after a small plane went down near Dubai’s international airport. Three Britons and a South African were on board when the aircraft crashed this morning. An investigation is underway.
Prince Harry has received a payout and a public apology from an international news agency that used a helicopter to take photos of his then-family home. The court heard that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex feared for their safety and were forced to move after the images were released globally.
An upmarket steakhouse in the UK is thousands of dollars out of pocket after waitstaff misread a wine label, serving a customer a bottle 17 times the price ordered. The diner asked for a £260 bottle -- $480 -- of the Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2001. The staff member mistook it for a similar bottle of the same vintage, handing them a 2001 bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol worth £4,500 --$8,356. The bottle was rare, one of only 500 ever released. The customer didn't release, nor did the manager until much later. The staff member managed to keep their job.
Nick Kyrgios has been kicked out of the Italian Open after serving up another mid-match meltdown. The Australian tennis player smashed a racket and kicked a water bottle before throwing a chair on court during his second-round clash. He’s now facing suspension and a hefty fine but has since apologised.
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