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Labor MP Sharon Bird to exit parliament

Federal Labor MP Sharon Bird will quit politics when Australia heads to the polls after holding the NSW seat of Cunningham for more than 17 years.

'Every option' probed in Tyrrell search

Another search for the remains of three-year-old William Tyrrell on the NSW mid-north coast is yet to turn up answers, as bushland is cleared and potential evidence is combed over again.

Gold Coast man guilty of murdering wife

A man was a financial burden to his family, but his wife of 30 years paid the ultimate price - when he bashed her repeatedly on the head with a hammer before strangling her to death, their son says.

New police search for William Tyrrell

Hundreds of NSW police officers will descend on the area where three-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared seven years ago to conduct "high intensity" searches following new evidence.