Entries by Rachel Junge

New zero tolerance for learner drivers to stop growing road toll

QUEENSLAND learner drivers will face tougher tests as the Government looks to put the brakes on the growing road toll. Those starting out behind the wheel will now be tested on how to merge into lanes at higher speeds and safely turn across incoming traffic. A harsher stance will also be taken on their ability […]

Gold Coast on Migaloo watch

GOLD Coasters are grabbing their binoculars, with Australia’s favourite white whale expected to pass by today or tomorrow. Migaloo was spotted north of Sydney during the week as part of humpback whale migration season. Seaworld’s Marine expert Trevor Long has told Channel Seven excited locals and tourists are boarding whale watching boats today in the hope […]

Brazen ride costs Gold Coast horse Royal Ascot win

GOLD Coast racehorse Brazen Beau has been pipped at the post at Royal Ascot. The favourite was overrun by Undrafted who went on to win by half a length in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) in England this morning. The Herald Sun reports, jockey Craig Williams was panned by British media figures for plotting […]

Racing Queen has meeting with Her Majesty at Royal Ascot

THE QUEEN of Australian horse racing has met the British Monarch. Gai Waterhouse has been snapped chatting with Queen Elizabeth II on the final day of Royal Ascot. The celebrated trainer presented a trophy during the famous event and had earlier admitted she was hoping to receive the Diamond Jubilee silverware from Her Majesty.

Councillor keeping close eye on local Islamic group

AN OUTSPOKEN Gold Coast City Councillor is on the war path, to rid Southport of a possible radical Islamic group. Cr Dawn Crichlow is concerned Ahlul Tawheed has moved into a building in our city’s CBD. According to the Sunday Mail, the Islamic group is operating out of the Red Cross building on Lawson Street, despite being […]