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Tamworth celebrate 42 years since stealing Betoota’s Country Music Festival

23 January, 2015. 19:48 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Country music lovers from all across the world have converged in Tamworth this Australia Day Weekend, with many arriving late Wednesday night to begin preparations for campsites and event schedules. The Tamworth Country Music Festival boasts themselves as host to "Every Country Music Fan In Australia" over the annual festival weekend - However,...

Mike Baird: “Our police will target anyone wearing an Australian flag cape tomorrow”

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact In an effort to avoid public drunkenness and unwanted scenes of unrest, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird and his Queensland counterpart, Annastacia Palaszczuk, have confirmed this morning that police in both states have been advised to use "healthy stereotypes" on Australia Day - in an effort to provide crowd control during public celebrations. "There is no...

Wrestling Great Booker T Performs “Spectacular” Citizen Arrest during Armed Robbery

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -Employees of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in the Texan suburb of South Houston have today spoken about their relief to see former world wrestling great, Booker "Booker T" Huffman, subdue a lone gunman during an attempted robbery of the outlet on Tuesday evening. It's believed Mr Huffman, a former WWE wrestler and current commentator,...

Coral cleaning machinery arrive at Great Barrier Reef just in time

22 January, 2015. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact LONG-AWAITED coral cleaning machines have arrived at The Great Barrier Reef, heralding a new beginning for the World Heritage Site. The revolutionary technology has been under development in China for the past decade - with the goal of repairing the damage done by the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Pacific Oscillation. Commissioned by...

ICC rules West Indies to be renamed “Caribbean United National Team”

21 January, 2015. 12:30 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact It's a decision that has been dubbed "Outrageous" by former great Brian Lara: The Indian-dominated International Cricket Committee (ICC) has ruled that the international cricketing side known as the West Indies will now be referred to as "The Caribbean" for the upcoming ICC World Cup. In a shock move, the governing body deemed...

“Boof used to do this shit all the time”- What else did Warner say?

2o January, 2015. 11:30 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Explosive Australian opener David Warner on Monday defended a heated on-field exchange with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma in which he demanded the Indian cricketer "speak English" Warner said the verbal exchange at a one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday earned him a fine of 50 percent of his match...

“Pissing in my own mouth was a victimless crime” – Is Todd Carney the NRL scapegoat?

19 January, 2015. 15:37 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact In the last few weeks we have seen a rise in the number of current, former and returning NRL players to be involved in the world of crime. Drug Trafficking (Former Players Jason Smith, Matt Seers), Drug Manufacturing (returning player, Danny Wicks) and Grievous Bodily Harm (Russel Packer, signed to St George while in...

Man Found Dead After Accidentally ‘Liking’ Co-workers Bikini Photo From 2009

20 March, 2016. 12:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact POLICE are investigating the death of a Melbourne man after he was found dead at his Docklands office this morning. The man's death is being treated as suspicious as he reportedly accidentally "liked" an image of a female co-worker in her swimsuit from five years ago. The female at the centre of the controversy...

WORLD CUP TURMOIL: ICC threaten to disqualify England from Cricket World Cup

17 January, 2015. 15:30 JACO VAN DER MERWE | Cricket | Contact The ICC has confirmed that England is under investigation and could risk disqualification from the upcoming World Cup after a dramatic change in the international qualification laws. The Betoota Advocate can exclusively report that the ICC are “sick and tired” of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) constantly “exploiting the rules”...

Meet Councillor Keith Carton, Betoota’s First Catholic Mayor

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact In what can only be a true sign of reconciliation, in 2013 Betoota voted in the first Lord Mayor of Catholic heritage. It was only recently that Councillor Keith only clarified his families ‘question marks' when he was caught out ordering the fish special at the Betoota Hotel. However, the former roo-shooter has revealed that he has...

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