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Australian wine best served as punch, says experts

22 November, 2015. 9:26 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Australian wine is best served as punch, that's according to world leading connoisseurs. The news comes after rioters in Europe have been caught using Australian red wine to vandalise cars and other auto-equipment. Just last week, a crime group from north-east London admitted to using cleanskin Aussie red to strip the paint off...

Woolworths Under Fire For New Facebook Filter Campaign: #PrayForFreshness

21 November, 2015 11:45 HARRY MANTER | Contributor | CONTACT With Woolworths' ANZAC day advertising bungle still fresh in our memories, the supermarket chain has again courted controversy with the timing of its new social media campaign. The campaign dubbed ‘Fresh Food Filters’ allows Facebook users to superimpose a translucent green tint and the Woolworths logo over their profile picture as a way to raise awareness...

Is this the man who’ll kick Brisbane mayor Graham Quirk out of office?

20 November, 2015. 9:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BRISBANE'S GOLDEN SON Bernard Fanning is emerging as the frontrunner for the River City's mayoral election race next year, despite not formally announcing his candidacy. Political commentators have outlined that the recent surge in the former Powderfinger frontman's electoral popularity is due to the underlying fact that neither Labor hopeful Rod Harding...

Displaced Middle Eastern Family Give Birth While Waiting To Be Processed By Government

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT With the ongoing European refugee crisis remaining a divisive political issue, over 2.8 billion people have shown their support for a young Middle Eastern family who were forced to give birth in an unhygienic agricultural premises, after being denied refuge by an entire city. Yusuf and Maryam, both 14, say that their pleas for asylum fell on deaf ears...

Sun-dried Irishman rushed to hospital after beach binge drink

19 November, 2015. 09:15 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact BURNS SPECIALISTS HAVE arrived in Sydney this morning after a 27-year-old Northern Irish national fell asleep on Bondi Beach yesterday afternoon. The tragedy comes as the man is said to have ignored warnings from fellow beachgoers. They became alarmed when the Toomebridge native removed his shirt, revealing his sickly Antrim pallor. Martin Sloan Felter was found around 5pm...

80% Of Yoga Mats Only Used For Carrying Over Shoulder To And From Work

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT According to the official Forbes list, Australian active-wear entrepreneur Casey Hoskins is reportedly worth over six million dollars - and she owes it all to an amazing idea she had while travelling around London late last year. "Everywhere I looked I saw people walking around the city with yoga mats. In the streets, on the tube, at cafe's," "I thought 'surely...

Rattus Found Dead In Surry Hills Apartment, Suspected Heroin Overdose

OBITUARY | Editor | CONTACT 1990's TV icon and beloved comic mastermind Rattus the Rat has been found dead after a suspected heroin overdose in his Surry Hills apartment this morning. An entire nation is in mourning. Rattus, best known for playing an exaggerated version of himself in The Ferals and the groundbreaking Feral TV, forever changed the face of Australia’s cultural landscape....

WWE Legend Rick Flair Set To Light Up The A-League

28 October, 2015. 13:27 IMRAN GASHKORI | Editor | CONTACT It seems the Western Sydney Wanderers have had enough. After an endless barrage of media hype over flares, the A-League cellar dwellers have decided to fire back, today announcing a bold bid to lure former WWF/WWE wrestling superstar Ric Flair to the club as a club mascot and potential owner. Flair was recently spotted...

NRL allocates $2m to help stop players from saying “youse”

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT NRL players do not deserve the riches of the new broadcast deal, frustrated clubs executives believe. The Courier-Mail can reveal club officials plan to lobby the Todd Greenberg NRL CEO to come good on the promise made by the code in 2014 that would see $2 million dedicated to helping players remove the word "youse" from...

Local Man

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] After more than forty-five minutes spent watching both professional and amatuer adult films through an array of online streaming services, local man Dave Amos says he is now experiencing "something that feels a lot like guilt". "I mean it's not like I've hurt anyone... What I'm feeling is more of a disappointment. A disappointment in myself," Mr Amos, a 28-year-old...

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