Angela Thompson, Illawarra Mercury

Angela Thompson

Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by Angela:

$2k on balloons: Kids birthday parties in the Illawarra have gone next level

These lavish celebrations aren't bridal showers or engagement celebrations - it's a six-year-old's birthday party. → Read More

''Wake up!' Hero dad's plea as he gave mouth-to-mouth to boy struck by lightning

"Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Chris had gone - he'd just gunned it.... → Read More

'Love of my life': Aunty Lorraine's heartrending tribute to Sonny Brown

Beloved Illawarra artist and elder Lorraine Brown has farewelled "the love of my life, my sunshine" at a... → Read More

Review: Wollongong SummerSalt festival January 28, 2023

The air hangs warm and heavy over Wollongong on Saturday evening, but from the stage Ben Harper is... → Read More

Bright blue sky's the limit for the Illawarra's newest citizens

Almost 7000 kilometres away from his Bangladesh birthplace, even further from the "raining, congested" London of his masters... → Read More

Australia Day fireworks spark fears for Illawarra dog owners

With their soft, floppy ears, low-slung bellies and smooth coats, Paula Johnston's family of Dapto sausage dogs looks... → Read More

'Obnoxious' teen shoplifting gangs hit Wollongong Central

Wollongong Central retailers say they feel powerless to stop groups of teens who are intimidating customers and staff... → Read More

Boongaree skate park at Berry opening soon

It's the school holidays, and a sprawling new region-first skate park is calling any kid with a deck,... → Read More

Extreme clutter, junk fuelled West Wollongong house fire

The city's fire boss has described how extreme clutter at a West Wollongong home badly hindered the efforts... → Read More

Court rules on Austinmer neighbours' hedge wars

A court has intervened in the "acrimonious" case of northern Illawarra neighbours who quarreled for more than four... → Read More

Katie Noonan invites Dapto duo on stage for Blue album tour

A Dapto duo has won the heart of jazz/opera powerhouse Katie Noonan. → Read More

Fire rages through couple's West Wollongong home of 56 years

A spectacular house fire has shrouded West Wollongong in black smoke, shutting down parts of the city and... → Read More

80 Bong Bong Street, Kiama on the market

Built on a hill by some of Kiama's first settlers, "Rockleigh" was positioned to give its original owners clear views of delivery boats arriving in the town's harbour back in the 1860s. → Read More

Speeding Ducati motorbike rider hit 224kmh on M1 at Helensburgh

A Ducati rider has had his license suspended on the spot after he was clocked travelling more than 100kmh over the speed limit. → Read More

Child hit by car outside Oak Flats public school

A child is being taken to hospital after he was hit by a car outside Oak Flats Public School. → Read More

Albion Park's Raymond Price accused of AVO breach

An Albion Park man has been granted bail despite allegations he breached a domestic violence order by turning up at his ex's home and tried to force his way inside. → Read More

Albion Park's Raymond Price accused of AVO breach

An Albion Park man has been granted bail despite allegations he breached a domestic violence order by turning up at his ex's home and trying to force his way inside. → Read More

Bulli's Henchion family fled Hospital Road house fire

Bulli dad Martin Henchion grabbed his sleeping daughter and ran, just moments before a dead-of-night "inferno" claimed the girl's bedroom and everything else his family owned. → Read More

Man charged over Warrawong pursuit where police officer was injured

A man has been charged over an incident where a police officer was injured in a road pursuit gone wrong at Warrawong. → Read More

Cop left stunned at Warrawong pursuit crash

A police car has been damaged in a road pursuit crash at Warrawong, with a highway patrolman left stunned as the driver he was chasing fled on foot. → Read More