Entries by Rachel Junge

WATCH: Sneak peek of SEQ’s shiny new commuter trains

QUEENSLANDERS are getting a preview of the shiny new commuter trains that are about to hit the network. Featuring WiFi, toilets (fit with baby change tables), wider aisles, more leg room and bicycle straps, the 75 six-car trains will service the South East from later this year. A life-size replica was unveiled for the first time […]

Man questioned after woman’s body found in burnt out caravan

A WOMAN has died in a fire at an industrial estate north west of the Gold Coast. Emergency crews were called to a paint and panel yard on Gravel Pit Road in Darra, just before 6am on Sunday, amid reports of a fire. They arrived to find a caravan at the rear of the property well […]

Pair hit by freight train killing one man

THERE have been shocking scenes in the Hunter region after a man was hit by a train and killed. About 10.15pm on Friday a 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were on the railway tracks about 300 metres east of Maitland Railway Station when they were struck by an eastbound freight train. The older man died […]

Somalia plane blast should have killed everyone on board

THE bomb blast that ripped a hole in a plane in Somalia was intended to kill everyone on board, according to authorities. One passenger died and two were injured in the explosion on the Airbus A321 this week. Daallo Airlines said the “incident” happened 15 minutes into the flight. “Pilots managed to land the aircraft back […]

African kidnappers release Jocelyn Elliott, efforts continue to free her husband

THREE weeks after being captured along with her husband in West Africa, Australian woman Jocelyn Elliott has been released. Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou handed Mrs Elliott over to journalists at a news conference in Dosso (southwestern Niger) a short time ago. He confirmed that authorities were intensifying efforts to secure the release of her husband, Dr […]