Ireland panics about the @SedgyFergo virus

Ireland panics about the @SedgyFergo virus

21 November, 2014. 12:56 ELLIS THOMPSON | UK Correspondent | e.thompson@betootaadvocate.com MILLIONS of “single losers” around the world were able to exhale in relief after discovering the social media superstar ‘@SedgyFergo’ had been released from Newcastle General Hospitals quarantine unit, pending a mandatory six months close supervision. Both @sedgyfergo and her management have been working hard to console her […]

Ladbrokes in hot water after offering odds on next celebrity sex scandal

Ladbrokes in hot water after offering odds on next celebrity sex scandal

20 November, 2014. 12:39 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | errol@betootaadvocate.com BRITISH-BASED GAMING company Ladbrokes has been heavily criticised overnight after offering odds on which Australian personality will be the next to be caught up in a sex scandal. The page was quickly taken down by gambling regulators and Ladbrokes says they’ve launched an internal investigation. […]

Brits panic as famous ‘Snapchat’ model is placed in quarantine

Brits panic as famous ‘Snapchat’ model is placed in quarantine

19 November, 2014. 11:56 ELLIS THOMPSON | UK Correspondent | e.thompson@betootaadvocate.com As of two hours ago, the Accident and Emergency Unit in the Newcastle General Hospital have officially activated their quarantine unit for the first time in five years. It can be confirmed by both hospital spokespeople and community leaders that the patient at the centre of today’s hysteria […]

Melanesian pirates and RAAF attack Russian flotilla in Coral Sea

Melanesian pirates and RAAF attack Russian flotilla in Coral Sea

13 November, 2014. 13:25 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | errol@betootaadvocate.com A BIPARTISAN STRIKE by Solomon Islands-based pirates and Australian fighter aircrafts on the Russian warships in the Coral Sea was executed this afternoon. – German newspaper Die Spiegel was the first to report that Australia may be at a de-facto state of war with the Russian […]

Anthony Kiedis highlights danger of soy milk

Anthony Kiedis highlights danger of soy milk

11 November, 2014. 10:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact RED HOT CHILLI Pepper’s front man Anthony Kiedis has revealed for the first time that he has grown a breast as a result of soy milk over-consumption. Doctors have told the 52-year-old that the soy has created a hormonal imbalance which has lead to him […]

Betoota Flashback – The Advocate offends Royal Family

Betoota Flashback – The Advocate offends Royal Family

#ROYALFAMILY #BETOOTABLOOPER #Catholicism 30 October, 2014. 13:29 DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | Dazza@betootaadvocate.com TODAY we dip into the archives and remember one of our more humorous blunders, thirty years ago to the day. As a cadet journalist at The Betoota Advocate in 1974, current Editor-at-Large, Clancy Overell made a mistake that he won’t forget […]

Banksy arrest hoax was publicity stunt

Banksy arrest hoax was publicity stunt

21 October, 2014. 14:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-Large | e.parker@tba.com.au The widely-reported arrest the London-based artist last week was a publicity stunt, which aimed to outline the shortcomings of the modern news cycle. While Banksy has remained characteristically silent on the incident, sources close to the artist say that the hoax arrest is to be […]

Palmer in hot water over “fancy dress”

   EYND BLYTON | National News | enyd.blyton@tbh.com.au THE SAUDI Ambassador to Australia has expressed his disgust over Clive Palmer’s choice to attend his own party dressed as a “friendly Muslim”. The rogue hosted his annual “Jurassic Ball” at his infamous “Palmer Coolum Resort” on the Sunshine Coast last night. The function is a favourite […]