Entries by Shanee Dobeson

Married at First Sight star announces engagement

A former Married at First Sight star has finally found her happily ever after. Melbourne journalist Melissa, who was paired with John on the popular reality TV show, took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal she’s happily engaged to her new man Fred Whitson. “When the man you are in love with proposes, you say […]

Whooping cough outbreak prompts urgent warning from health authorities

HEALTH authorities are pleading for parents to make sure their kids whooping cough vaccinations are up to date following a frightening spike in cases this year. In the past two months, Queensland Health has been notified of 14 outbreaks in schools in the Gold Coast, Darling Downs and North Brisbane areas. Acting Executive Director, Communicable Diseases […]

Teens charged after 490kg of meth found in car bonnets

TWO young men, aged 17 and 19, have been charged after almost half-a-tonne of methamphetamine was found stashed inside dozens of car bonnets. Australian Border Force officers discovered the large haul whilst examining a container that arrived in Sydney from Malaysia on 28 November. “During the examination, ABF officers identified anomalies in three crates, which were found to […]

Gold Coast beaches to have “unprecedented coverage” this Summer

A terrible spike in fatalities across Queensland’s coastline this year has prompted Surf Life Saving Queensland to roll out a raft of expanded services on Gold Coast beaches this summer. The coast will see unprecedented coverage over the festive season and into the new year as lifesavers desperately work to avoid tragedy in the water. From […]

Snake bites Gold Coast teen on thumb

A young man has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a snake on the Gold Coast. The male, aged in his late teens, was bitten on the thumb by the slithering serpent at a location on the Gold Coast Highway and Hooker Boulevard in Broadbeach. Queensland Ambulance crews were called to the scene just […]