Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Police find weapons stash during traffic stop

A man will appear in court this morning after police allegedly found weapons in his car after pulling him over in Bundall. According to initial reports, police intercepted the vehicle around 9.10pm in relation to an unknown traffic offence. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was found to have ammunition on […]

Australian unemployment drops to 5.9%

Official figures show Australia’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9 per cent in October, beating market expectations. The Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed on Thursday the total number of people with jobs rose 58,600 in the month, which was better than expectations of a rise of 15,000. Full-time employment rose by 40,000, while the number of part-time jobs was up […]

Jason Day welcomes second child

The incredible year continues for Jason Day, as he celebrates the birth of his second child. The Beaudesert golfer welcomed his first daughter, Lucy, into the world on Wednesday. It caps off what has been an amazing year for Day, who has risen to world No.1 off the back of wins at the US PGA, The Barclays […]

Shark tower and alarms to be rolled out after latest attack

Shark observation towers and emergency evacuation alarms will soon be rolled out at select NSW beaches following the latest attack in Ballina. Aspiring professional surfer Sam Morgan was bitten by a suspected bull shark while surfing off Lighthouse Beach at Ballina on the state’s north coast on Tuesday. He underwent surgery at the Gold Coast University […]

18 migrants killed as boats sink off Turkey

Eighteen migrants, including at least seven children, have drowned after their boats sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast. It’s believed the group was trying to make the short but perilous crossing to Greece, making them the latest fatalities in Europe’s refugee crisis. Authorities say they have recovered the bodies of 14 people from a wooden boat which […]