Entries by Rachel Junge

Iconic rocker joins star-studded Bluesfest line-up

LEGENDARY American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been added to the star-studded line-up for Bluesfest Byron Bay. The Grammy winning rocker, pictured, will take to the stage for the March 2016 festival, as part of her This Is M.E. Australian tour. Fans can expect to hear some of her new songs along with a long list of favourites including ‘I’m […]

Trick is on Walmart after distasteful Halloween costumes pulled from shelves

US SUPERMARKET giant Walmart has been forced to remove offensive Halloween costumes. There was massive outcry from customers over the Israeli soldier item, which sold for less than $30. When it was originally for sale, alongside a photo of a young boy dressed in full regalia and holding a submachine gun, it’s blurb read: “When Halloween rolls around, […]

Recall issued for children’s pain relief

GOLD Coast parents are urged to check their medicine cabinets, with batches of Amcal children’s pain relief being recalled for a potential choking hazard. The Department of Health has warned there is a risk the bottle grooves that secure the lids could break off during opening and be ingested. The products at fault are: two […]

Canoeing Golden boy banned for using performance enhancing drugs

GOLD Coast Olympic gold medallist Tate Smith has been handed a two year ban for anti-doping violations. The sprint canoer tested positive to the steroid stanozolol during a training camp in Hungary on July 21-22 last year. He was found guilty by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and handed the penalty on October 2. […]