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Trump arrives to UK protests

US President Donald Trump has landed in the UK, ahead of meetings with the British Prime Minister and the Queen, to thousands of protesters.

They’ve lined the streets and sent an inflatable look-a-like baby into the sky to welcome the US President.

His arrival comes just weeks after he blasted the UK for their weak stance on Brexit.

It’s been a contentious few weeks for the US President who attacked allies at a NATO summit to raise their defence spending.

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed the visit saying she’s looking forward to creating trade partnerships between the two nations.

“To have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy,” May quoted Churchill as saying.

“Now, for the benefit of all our people, let us work together to build a more prosperous future.”

The move to create a partnership between the two countries comes as they both shut down traditional forms of trade.

The UK is careering towards Brexit and the US has implemented strong tariffs under trade.

However, President Trump has told a UK paper that if May’s Government is soft on Brexit he’ll rescind the trade offer.

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Croatia into first ever World Cup final after beating England 2-1

Croatia fans have cried tears of joy after their country reached the FIFA World Cup final for the first time ever.

The side came from behind to beat England 2-1 on Thursday night, in a thrilling match that went into extra time.

The Three Lions led for most of the game thanks to a Kieran Trippier free kick in the fifth minute.

England continued to dominate the opening half, before a determined Croatia returned to the pitch in the second half with Ivan Perisic finding the back of the net in the 68th minute.

The scores remained locked for the rest of the regular time, with the side forced to play on.

It was in the 109th minute that Mario Mandzukic scored, sending the Balkan nation into raptures.

Croatia will now face France in the final on Monday morning (AEST), with England and Belgium to play off for third place.

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Do it for Billy! Qld Maroons determined to avoid a Blues whitewash

THE Queensland Maroons will be giving tonight’s State of Origin game everything they’ve got to avoid the embarrassment of a white wash.

While NSW has already claimed the 2018 series, Queenslanders are hopeful they can send off one of the all-time greats with a win.

Tonight’s match will be Billy Slater’s 31st and final game for the Maroons, with the star fullback announcing his retirement from representative football in May.

The 34-year-old admitted he will be emotional when he takes to the field tonight, but said he just hopes he can give all Queenslanders a result to be proud of.

“I feel super grateful and privileged to have been able to achieve what I’ve been able to achieve,” Slater said.

“Hopefully we can go out there and make it a memorable occasion not just for myself, but also my family and the team.”

My Queenslanders ❤️

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Tonight’s match will kick off at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium at 8pm.

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CHECK YOUR TICKETS! Mystery Gold Coast lotto player half-a-million dollars richer

SOMEONE on the Gold Coast has won a whopping half-a-million dollars and they don’t even know it.

The mystery winner purchased the lucky division one winning entry from IGA Mermaid Waters but are yet to discover the life-changing news.

“There are over 500,000 reasons why Saturday Gold Lotto players around the Gold Coast should check their tickets today! Imagine how your plans for the week may change once you discover you are now a $500,000 richer!” Golden Casket spokesperson Matt Hart said

“You may not think it’s possible that you could be the division one winner we’re searching for, but if you purchased an entry in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw that you haven’t checked yet, you’re in with a chance!”

It’s understood the winning entry was registered to a Winners Circle card, however the player’s contact details are incomplete so Golden Casket officials have no way of contacting the winner.

IGA Mermaid Waters – Taylor Branton, Denise Hunter, Mimma Disco

“We’re urging all Saturday Gold Lotto players to check their entries as soon as possible and if you discover you are holding the division one winning ticket to contact Golden Casket on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize,” Mr Hart said.

The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3857 on Saturday 7 July 2018 were 29, 1, 6, 43, 23 and 18.  The supplementary numbers were 3 and 35.

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Government focused on policy, not polls after latest Newspoll

The Turnbull Government is spruiking their policy after another poor Newspoll result.

There are ominous signs for the Coalition ahead of the “Super Saturday” July 28 by-elections.

In the latest poll, released today, Labor leads the government 48 to 52, two-party preferred.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop brushed the results aside when speaking to Channel 7 this morning.

“I’m focusing on policies we’re delivering for the people of Queensland and across Australia,” she said.

“We have achieved tax cuts that people said we wouldn’t be able to achieve and that will drive more jobs.

“We are hoping to achieve the State and Terrorities support for GST reforms which will mean greater stability for businesses.

“There is good economic news, and that’s what we’re focusing on.”