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Remembrance Day: A list of services on the Gold Coast and Tweed

Australians will soon pause to remember our fallen diggers and returned service men and women for Remembrance Day.

Today marks 99 years since the signing of the Armistice with Germany that brought an end to World War I.

More than one million Australians have served their country, with 102,000 losing their lives on the battlefields and during peacekeeping missions.

A minute silence will be observed at 11am, with services to take place across the Gold Coast and Tweed regions.

List of local services:

Beaudesert: 10.40am – Cenotaph, Cnr William and Brisbane Sts
Beenleigh: 10.30am – Beenleigh War Memorial, Cnr Crete and James Sts
Burleigh Heads: 10.50am – Memorial Park Cenotaph, Cnr Gold Coast Hwy and Connor St
Currumbin: 9.45am – Currumbin RSL Cenotaph, 165 Duringan Street
Helensvale: 10.45am – Club Helensvale, 20 Discovery Drive
Jimboomba: 10.30 – WW1 Cenotaph, Jimboomba Library
Mudgeeraba: 10.30am – Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street
Nerang: 10.30am – Nerang RSL Memorial Cenotaph, 69 Nerang Street
North Tamborine: 10.45am – Tamborine Mountain War Memorial
Runaway Bay: 10.45am – Runaway Bay Cenotaph, Lae Drive
Southport: 10.30am – ANZAC Park, Broadwater Parklands
Surfers Paradise: 10.45am – Cavill Park Cenotaph
Tweed Heads: 10.55am – Chris Cunningham Park, Wharf Street

Amber Alert over, man taken into custody at Southport

Update @ 2:45pm

Police have taken a man into custody after an Amber Alert was issued earlier today.

Investigations by the Gold Coast Child Protection Unit have confirmed no child was involved in the incident.

Earlier @12:30pm

Queensland Police are seeking urgent public assistance to help locate a child that may be missing in Labrador.

A man entered a service station on Frank Street in Labrador at 10.30am and while speaking to an attendant, he said that he had a child in a bag he was carrying and made threats towards the child.

The man then left the area and extensive police searches have failed to locate him.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, around 180cms tall with a proportionate build and has tattoos on his arms.

He was last seen wearing a black singlet, black pants and a cap and was seen carrying a black gym bag.

He was last seen heading toward Southport on Frank Street.

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 crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jarryd Hayne

Report: Hayne to quit Titans

Update @ 1:30pm

Jarryd Hayne has denied reports saying he’s planning to quit the Titans after the Rugby League World Cup.

Reports emerged this morning that Hayne was looking to leave the club to return to Sydney and be closer to his family.

CEO Graham Annesley told Newscorp its Jarryd’s decision if he wants to push for a move.

Hayne spoke to reporters in Townsville saying he wasn’t planning to return to Syndey and later tweeted his frustrations about the reports.

Earlier @ 10:30am

The soap opera between Jarryd Hayne and the Gold Coast Titans continues, with the embattled fullback reportedly looking to quit the club after the Rugby League World Cup.

Newscorp reports Hanye’s manager Wayne Beavis is looking at different options which would see the former NFL player return home to Sydney.

Hayne’s understood to be looking to move away from the Gold Coast to be closer to his daughter.

A move to Parramatta seems most likely, but he’s even considering a shift to Rugby Union.

The move to leave the Gold Coast comes just weeks after the Titans appointed Garth Brennan as their new head coach, and Hayne insists the coach has nothing to do with his desire to leave.

The Titans expect Hayne will return to the club after the Christmas break to start pre-season training in January.

Gold Coast released a statement this morning, saying they’re “not in negotiation with any other club regarding Jarryd Hayne’s future” and “there has been no application made for Jarryd to be released from his Titans contract”.

They will not be making any more comment.

So Hayne is manoeuvring to get back to Parramatta? What a world we live in. Gets Henry sacked then walks out on club.

Hayne’s had a tumultuous year on the Gold Coast, waiting until the last possible moment to invoke the second year of his $1.2 million dollar contract and playing a key role in the sacking of former coach Neil Henry.

He’s currently playing at the Rugby League World Cup representing Fiji.


Cooper Cronk signs for 2 years with Roosters

Australian and Queensland halfback Cooper Cronk has confirmed he’s signed a two-year with the Sydney Rooster reportedly worth $2 million.

The 33-year-old will play the 2018 and 2019 seasons for the tricolours, after playing 323 games with the Melbourne Storm.

Roosters Chief Executive Joe Kelly said they’re excited to welcome the playmaker to the club.

“Cooper has played the game at the highest level for a number of years and we’re keenly aware of what he brings to the club,” he said.

“Together with the established leaders in our squad, we see him as a wonderful addition to our roster.”

Cronk’s move poses a tough question for New South Wales representative and incumbent Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

The 28-year-old has two years left on his contract and has been linked to moves to other clubs.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson met with Pearce this morning in an attempt to convince him to stay at the Bondi Junction.

Cronk will join the tricolours in early 2018, after his World Cup commitments.

“It marks the start of a new chapter for me both professionally and personally and I look forward to joining my new teammates and coaches,” he said.

Suns announce pre-season fixtures

The Gold Coast Suns will start their 2018 pre-season campaign with two games in Queensland.

Firstly, they’ll head to Townsville to take on Geelong on March 4.

The match will likely see Gary Ablett play against the Suns for the first time, after returning to Geelong a couple of weeks ago at the end of the trade period.

Suns Chief Executive Mark Evans said they’re looking forward to meeting fans in Townsville.

“North Queensland as a whole is a really important catchment region for our club, and to be able to bring AFL to Riverway Stadium in 2018 is significant,” he said.

The Suns are coming back to the coast on March 11, hosting the Brisbane Lions at the Southport Sharks.

“It’s great we’ll have footy on the Gold Coast as part of the JLT Community Series,”  Mark Evans said.

The Suns won’t be able to play at Metricon Stadium until June, due to the Commonwealth Games occupying the facilities.

While the competition won’t be broadcast on free-to-air TV, all 18 matches of the JLT Community Series can be watched on Fox Footy and the AFL Live App.