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Sandwich store robbery

Police have released footage of an armed robbery at a Subway in Sydney's west last week in a bid to track down the offender.

The CCTV shows a masked man pulling out a gun before entering the Kings Park store about 6:30pm and forcing a staff member to open the cash register.

Police said the man then fled the store with cash and that no-one was injured in the robbery.

Dubbo dam running dry

Water allocations from a major river supplying industries like mines, abattoirs and even the local zoo are expected to be restricted in NSW's Central West.

Some dams in the Dubbo region are just 6 per cent full and authorities will hold urgent talks this week about the best way forward.

Water NSW said unless conditions improved, flows would be restricted along the Macquarie River from July to prioritise local towns.

Pooch 'pool parties'

In what may be happy news for city-dwelling dog owners, the City of Sydney is voting tonight on a proposal allowing pooches to swim in the harbourside Andrew (Boy) Charlton swimming pool.

Dogs would be free to swim in the pool on the last day of the swimming season for one day only, allowing health officials to clean it thoroughly afterwards.

Councillor Linda Scott had put the proposal forward, pending approval from the Department of Health.

The idea came from New Zealand where a number of municipal pools allowed dogs to have "pool parties", Cr Scott said.

Equestrian deaths inquest

An inquest will begin today into the death of 17-year-old Olivia Inglis at the Scone Horse Trials in the Hunter Valley in March 2016.

Olivia's horse tripped going over a jump and crushed her. The horse, Coriolanus, had to be put down.

The coroners court will also investigate the death of Caitlyn Fischer from Victoria, who was 19 when she was killed in the cross-country section of the Sydney International Horse Trials in May 2016.

Organisers said her horse fell on her after its foot got caught on a jump.

Folau faced 'temptations'

Israel Folau says he is worrying about finances "for the first time" in over a decade, while a panel decides the future of his rugby career after controversial social media posts.

Folau spoke for the first time yesterday during a sermon in north-western Sydney and said he had faced "temptations" over the past few weeks.

"There's been many opportunities to be able to potentially make the situation a little bit easier," he told the congregation.

"I could probably go back and play the game, and to get everything back to the way it used to be.

"I'm at a stage at the moment — we're not finished yet — but potentially I could get terminated.

"Which means no more playing contract, and no more finances and money coming."

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