Entries by Rachel Junge

Five cardio doctors part of GCUH fraud claims

SHOCKING allegations have been levelled at seven Gold Coast Health workers. The group, involving cardiology staff including five doctors, has been stood down amid claims of serious fraud allegedly involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Gold Coast Health Board Chair Ian Langdon said the issue was not related to clinical practice or patient care. “These are serious […]

Flights to and from Fiji cancelled as Cyclone makes landfall

ANYONE with Fiji holiday plans may need to postpone with the Pacific Island nation about to be hit by a major storm. Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston is affecting eastern parts of Fiji, after already lashing Tonga. He is forecast to hit the more populated western islands over the weekend. Today’s return Jetstar service between the Gold […]

Man charged over Tweed drug lab

A MAN will return to court in two weeks after Police allegedly found a drug lab at his Tweed Heads home. Police raided the Bilambil Heights property on Thursday afternoon, allegedly uncovering a clandestine drug laboratory and glassware, believed to be used in the manufacture of drugs. A crime scene was established and will be examined […]

Heading to the beach? Check out the latest conditions and beach closures

A POOL could be your best bet at cooling down this weekend, with powerful surf churning up our beaches. Authorities have closed Surfers Paradise beach due to dangerous conditions, but will reassess the decision throughout the morning. Temperatures are likely to hit 30 degrees before midday with lifeguards expecting the sand to fill up. But […]

World mourns passing of Mockingbird author, Harper Lee

TRIBUTES have quickly flowed following the passing of much loved American author Harper Lee. Her ground breaking 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, about racism and injustice in the US South, has been credited as helping to promote tolerance. It was also made into a film two years later, with Gregory Peck winning a Best Actor […]