Why this Wollongong mum is having her breasts off and her ovaries out >> Nicky Bishop has a plan. Fall pregnant with her second child, give birth, then have surgery.

Nicky Bishop has a family tree riddled with cancer and it's a decision that required no to-ing and fro-ing.

'Sick freaks killed my daughter': heartbroken mother targets web trolls.

'Sick freaks killed my daughter': heartbroken mother targets web trolls.

Mercury reporter caught in Hurricane Sandy.

Mercury reporter Angela Thompson describes the frightening spectacle of New York in the grips of Hurricane Sandy.

Clubs gamble on facelifts, fine food and chooks

Registered clubs in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven are battling to survive, with seven amalgamating and six closing in the past decade.

Jindal: inside story on new Gujarat owners

As Gujarat NRE Coking Coal workers' lives start returning to normal after a tumultuous few months without pay, attention has turned to the company's new owners - Jindal Steel and Power.

Coledale landslide disaster: could it happen again?

The recent anniversary of the Coledale landslide is a reminder of the risks involved in living with the Illawarra escarpment. ROBERT FRENCH writes that, 25 years on, there are still many questions about those risks.

Sudden heart attack doesn't have to spell death

Browsing the aisles of his local fruit shop, Wollongong paramedic Mark McCarthy was ambushed by a smiling stranger with outstretched arms.

Wollongong's knight dethroned: how it all went wrong for Gujarat chief Arun Jagatramka.

Just a few years ago, Arun Jagatramka was riding high. He had taken over two mines near Wollongong, employing several hundred people in a region that needed jobs like a fish needed water.

Revealed: The Illawarra's most generous suburbs

Gerringong and Gerroa residents are the Illawarra's most generous, according to the latest Australian Taxation Office statistics released this week.

Beth Abbey might not be out of the woods just yet, but she's got a clear message to send. She wants the world to know that brain cancer is not a death sentence.

Beth Abbey might not be out of the woods just yet, but she's got a clear message to send. She wants the world to know that brain cancer is not a death sentence.

Rise of the ugly parent in Illawarra sport >> The "ugly parent" is popping up all too often at sporting matches across the Illawarra, according to a 10-year-old who reckons adults should know better.

Rise of the ugly parent in Illawarra sport >> The "ugly parent" is popping up all too often at sporting matches across the Illawarra, according to a who reckons adults should know better.

VIDEO: In the grip of a demon, Tara struggles on >> Tara Powell struggles to get out of bed each day but doesn't want to die knowing she will be remembered as the girl with anorexia.

VIDEO: In the grip of a demon, Tara struggles on >> Tara Powell struggles to get out of bed each day but doesn't want to die knowing she will be remembered as the girl with anorexia.

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