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“Snapchat model” Chelsea Ferguson confirms romance with Prince Harry

5 January, 2015. 17:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] Whispers surrounding the love life of one of the world's favourite Royal playboys have been confirmed today - through a leaked Snapchat message sent around by the young woman in question. Chelsea Ferguson, the famous "Social Media Stripper" - who has risen to fame through strip club tours around the U.K and United...

John Howard’s Record Innings Dogged By Repeated Chucking Allegations

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | Contact Former Prime Minister John Howard scored 191 not out against the Begum Rokeya University IX in Rangpur yesterday, after being accused of "chucking" in the first innings. Mr Howard is captain of the Lyneham Cricket Club 5th grade team which is currently on a charity tour of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The team, made up of other like-minded...

Mature-Age Student Survives Lecture Without Asking A Single Question

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A 46-YEAR-OLD undergraduate has reportedly sat through a two-hour lecture without raising his hand to ask a question. The Bachelor of Arts student, Graeme Travett, attended the 11am anthropology class at the University of Queensland last month - only to find that the professor knew more than he did. "It was quite a surprise," said Mr...

Local Mother Under The Illusion ‘Punching Cones’ Is A Skateboarding Term

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Betoota Grove mother-of-three, Diane Williamson, says she couldn't be happier about her oldest son found a new group of friends to go skateboarding with - providing they wear helmets. "So many kids spend all their time inside nowadays, I'm just glad Charlie has found a group of friends that like getting outdoors. I feel...

“Pingers, broken dicks and benders” – 10 moments that prove Australian cricket is the loosest game on Earth

11 February, 2016. 15:45 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Over the winter, the nation divides itself up in to the three football codes. Some minority communities follow soccer - but like most self-respecting Australians, we do not fully acknowledge it as a sport. It's not until the glorious summer - when men, women and children from all walks of Australian life unite...

Kanye West is dropping a surprise 2014 Christmas album next week

10 December, 2014. 12:14 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] Kanye West has revealed the name and release date of his seventh studio album today, in a shock announcement on Chicago hip-hop station, WGCI 107.5 The album is set to be released in the very near future, by the end of next week in fact. "Ye has got something special for ya'll. It's a...

National Party Says Farmers Are Struggling Because Their Bloody Kids Don’t Visit For Xmas

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THOUSANDS OF YOUNG country men and women are avoiding the trip home for the holidays this year, says a study commissioned by the National Party of Australia. This time of year is traditionally quite busy for many farmers around the country, especially grain-growers and sheep graziers. Yet many sons and daughters from farms and stations around...

Minority groups demand – “It’s time for a flag that nobody wants to burn”

November 17, 2014 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] YESTERDAY'S dramatic display of flag burning in Brisbane's CBD by Aboriginal activists has once again sparked a debate usually reserved for Australia Day: IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG? Referred to by yesterdays protestors as the 'Australian Rag', the current flag appears to be as unpopular as ever - with both religious and Aboriginal rights...

Betoota Advocate responds to The Today Show

9 November, 2014. 13:03 To Nine Entertainment Co. and ABC Media Watch, As a small and independent regional newspaper from far-west Queensland, we pride ourselves on reporting fair and just news with authenticity that rivals only the salt on the sunburnt earth that surrounds us here in the Channel Country. You may know us as The Australian Advocate, you may know us...

Nation’s Greatest Blokes Begin ‘Winter Bulking’ For Dance Festival Season

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT As winter approaches, an entire generation of young Aussies are preparing their strict bodybuilding regimes in preparation for the Summer's electronic dance festivals. Third year carpentry apprentice, Joel Simmons, says the 'festival season' is quite an important time of the year for a large portion of Australia's blue-collar men. "It starts in about May when we really start to...

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