Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Crews battling fire in Ashmore

UPDATE: Fire crews have extinguished a fire that engulfed a residential care facility in Ashmore this morning. It’s understood the blaze was under control at 6.50am, around an hour after it started. Firefighters say the roof of the building has collapsed. The lounge room and kitchen are still standing but the rest of the building has suffered […]

Australian band detained in Malaysia

Australian metalcore band I Killed The Prom Queen has been detained in Malaysia and could be held there for a number of days. Guitarist Jona Weinhofen took to Twitter to say the band could be held in immigration detention for up to two weeks because it doesn’t have a permit to perform. “Weirdest part is […]

Gold Coast man accused of gang rape allowed to return home

A Pimpama man charged with the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in regional Victoria has been released on bail. Brodie Wild, 20, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday to continue his bail application on charges of rape and abduction. Wild has been given permission to return to his home on the Gold Coast […]

Paris attacks create uncertainty in Australian stock market

The Australian share market is lower at noon (AEDT) as the Paris terror attacks create uncertainty and trepidation among investors. Only the gold stocks were performing strongly, with Newcrest Mining up five per cent, Evolution Mining up four per cent and Regis Resources up 3.75 per cent. Gold is considered a strong defensive stock, providing […]

Depp’s dog scandal returns to Gold Coast court

The Depp’s dog saga is set to continue, with Amber Heard failing to appear in Southport Magistrates Court this morning. Heard, the wife of superstar actor Johnny Depp, was due to appear in court today over the alleged biosecurity breach earlier this year. She was charged with two counts of breaching Australia’s quarantine laws for […]