Entries by Rebecca Dakin

12-year-old girl stabbed by schoolboy

A schoolboy has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a 12-year-old girl in Melbourne. It’s understood the girl was injured during a fight at a house in Cheltenham shortly before 10.00pm on Tuesday. Police have confirmed she suffered minor injuries and was taken to The Alfred hospital in a stable condition. The 12-year-old boy, who was arrested […]

Robin Williams’ widow reveals ‘it was not depression’ that killed him

Robin Williams’s widow has revealed the late actor suffered from Lewy body dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that alters mood, movement and provokes hallucinations. Susan Schneider believes it wasn’t just depression that killed Robin. “Depression was one of let’s call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one,” Schneider told People magazine. Days after Williams’ suicide […]

Mauboy does a runner just minutes before Cup anthem

Pop singer Jessica Mauboy left Melbourne Cup organisers in a panic yesterday, after doing a mysterious runner just moments before she was due to sing the national anthem. Mauboy was booked to sing Advance Australia Fair before the big race and was even introduced by the announcers at Flemington Race Course. But a last minute […]

Red Cadeaux set for surgery after Cup injury

Much loved three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux will undergo surgery after injuring his leg during Tuesday’s big race. English trainer, Ed Dunlop, feared Red Cadeaux would have to be put down after he suffered a leg fracture. “It’s a bad injury, but it should be repairable,” he said. Dunlop said he and the rest […]

Ash cloud continues to cause chaos for Bali flights

Travellers heading to Bali can expect more delays at the airport, with a volcanic ash cloud continuing to disrupt flights. Virgin Australia and Jetstar cancelled several flights today, stating the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre have advised that conditions in the vicinity of Denpasar Airport remain unsafe for flying. Virgin have cancelled all of today’s flights and say a […]