'How a coffee stop near the World Trade Center in New York saved Steve Evans' life on September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001 was the day World Trade Centre-bound BBC journalist Steve Evans made a spur of the moment decision to buy a cup of coffee - a decision which ultimately saved his life.
Set aside eight minutes and 50 seconds to watch this video of the now Canberra Times journalist, who was at the World Trade Centre in New York on that morning 20 years ago.
In this moving piece of video, Evans tells how his fear turned into terror, how he shared a cab with a pregnant woman who was in labour and the phone call between a woman and her husband who knew he was about to die.
It was the day he learned the power of love.
Hunter federal Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon confirms 2021 decision to quit politics
In a shock announcement Hunter federal MP Joel Fitzgibbon has confirmed he will quit Parliament having led a campaign against Labor's climate change policies.
The former defence and agriculture minister resigned from the shadow cabinet in November last year, claiming Labor risked losing its blue-collar base while appealing to more progressive inner-city voters.
A local Bulldogs supporter has come home to an almost five metre tall wooden spoon in his front yard
And just to finish on a lighter note - we all had a chuckle in our virtual news room at the story about Josh Maddox from Chisholm.
Josh came home to find an almost five metre high wooden spoon in his front yard.
He's a Bulldogs tragic and after a humiliating defeat last week, the side became the 2021 NRL wooden spooners.
The hideous, solar light-adorned, blue and white ornament will remain in place on Josh's front lawn until the end of the season.
Needless to say Josh was barking up the wrong NRL tree.