Boris Johnson voted Britain’s next Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been announced as Britain’s newest Prime Minister.

The Brexit advocate and former London Mayor won a ballot of around 160,000 Conservative Party members overnight to beat out rival Jeremy Hunt.

It comes after Theresa May announced her resignation last month, following several failed attempts to extract Britain from the European Union.

She’s set to leave the office later today, after visiting the Queen.

The Queen will also need to formally appoint Mr Johnson before he enters the Downing Street residence.

In his acceptance speech to the UK Conservative Party, Mr Johnson vowed to get the Brexit deal through.

“We are going to energise the country. We are going to get Brexit done on October 31 and we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of can-do,” Mr Johnson said.

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Truck carrying house gets stuck along Hinterland road

Major traffic dramas for residents out in the Gold Coast hinterland with a truck carrying a house getting stuck in the middle of a major intersection.

It’s understood the incident happened along Beechmont Road at North Road in Lower Beechmont just after 5.00am on Tuesday morning.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said it appears the wide-load vehicle became stuck on a sharp bend as it was going up the hill.

Police are on scene helping with traffic diversions but have warned there is no access through Beechmont Road in any direction.

Motorists are being urged to take an alternative route until the truck and home can be safely moved.

Other vehicles have been sent out to assist in removing the vehicle but it could take some time.

Energex and firefighters have also been tasked to the scene with reports some powerlines may have been ripped down in the process.

Woman with medical condition missing from Logan

Police are calling on public assistance to help locate a woman missing from Springwood.

44-year-old Simone Rother was last seen on Thursday at an address on Westmoreland Boulevard.

She hasn’t made contact with family or friends since.

Ms Rother is described as Caucasian, around 175 centimetres tall, a slim build, blue eyes, tanned skin and long brown hair.

Police and family are concerned for Ms Rother’s welfare because she suffers from a medical condition.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.


JACKPOT! Three lucky Aussies wake $36 million richer

Ahhh wouldn’t it be nice…

THREE Australians have woken up multi-millionaires after winning division one in last night’s record-breaking Powerball jackpot.

The three lucky Aussies from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales each took home a whopping prize of $36,666,666.67.

Whilst one young man from Adelaide is aware of his life-changing win, the two other winners are completely oblivious they’re now multi-millionaires.

“Imagine going to bed a multi-millionaire and not knowing it? That is the reality for two Australian lottery players after they scored division one in Thursday’s Powerball draw!” The Lott’s Bronwyn Spencer said.

“The division one winning entry from Victoria is unregistered, which means we don’t have any way of contacting the winner to break the life-changing news and have to wait for them to come forward to claim their prize.

“While the New South Wales entry was purchased online, unfortunately we don’t have their complete contact details so we are unable to make a mind-blowing phone call to them.”

Anyone who purchased a ticket in NSW or VIC is being urged to check them immediately.

Meanwhile, the lucky winner from Adelaide is likely still celebrating this morning after receiving the phone call overnight.

He told officials from The Lott that he plans on sharing the money with family and donating to charity.

“I would love to take my family on a holiday!” he said. “I’m not sure where exactly I’ll be going but I think a round-the-world trip might be on the cards. In fact, we could even do it first class!

“I’ll also pay off my family’s mortgages and donate heaps to charity.”

As for whether he would be going into work today, he joked he was contemplating drafting his resignation letter immediately.

“I might quit my job,” he laughed.

“I don’t know, I’m still in shock! I just can’t wait to get off the phone so I can call my family and tell them the news. I don’t know if they’ll even believe me!”

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1209 drawn on Thursday were 6, 13, 1, 11, 23, 27 and 16, while the all-important Powerball was 11.

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Local officer stood down after allegedly accessing ‘confidential information’

A senior constable from the South Eastern Region has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service.

The 45-year-old man is accused of accessing confidential information on police computers.

He’s been charged with computer hacking and misuse, and is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on July 30.

In the meantime, he has been tasked to perform non-operational duties.

“In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct,” Qld police said in a statement.

“This does not mean the allegations against the officer have been substantiated.”