Entries by Rachel Junge

Gold Coasters’ prayers to reach Paris

THE THOUGHTS and prayers of Gold Coasters will be sent to the people of France in the wake of the Paris attacks. Mayor Tom Tate has launched condolence books across the city, inviting residents to show support for Paris and reflect on the tragic events. “These events were an attack on democracy, freedom and the […]

Whooping Cough alert issued for Brisbane parents

PARENTS are again being urged to ensure their children are protected from life-threatening viruses, with a whooping cough alert issued for Brisbane. Queensland Health has confirmed a recent spike in reported cases, with newborns the most at risk. Ten children under five have caught the highly contagious infection in the past six weeks, which is more than […]

Teenage boy stabbed to death in Bundall

UPDATE: THE HUNT for the killer of an Arundel teenager has stepped up, with Police calling on witnesses to come forward. It’s believed the 16-year-old was stabbed near the Sorrento Shopping Centre around 10pm on Saturday before making his way along nearby Allawah Street in search of help. Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson, Regional Crime Coordinator South […]

Injured Aussie teen scared and in “need of a hug”

THE Australian teenager injured in the Paris terror attacks is “in desperate need of a hug from her mum”, according to her Aunty. Emma Parkinson, 19, has had surgery overnight, on gunshot wounds to her hip, after being caught up in gunfire outside the Bataclan theatre on Friday night. “As can be expected, Emma was scared […]