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Unexpected schoolies hotspot

BACK in the day, when Schoolies kids went away with their mates, the most they could hope for was the Gold Coast, Airlie Beach, Lorne or Byron Bay. Then international Schoolies trips became the rage, and freshly graduated teenagers were heading off — some on their first trip out of the country — to South East Asian spots like Bali ...

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Plane and chopper crash mid-air

FOUR people have been confirmed dead after a plane and helicopter collided in mid-air near a Buckinghamshire manor house. A pilot and passenger in each aircraft were killed when the Cessna 152 light aircraft and Guimbal Cabri chopper crashed and came down in woodland close to the historic Waddesdon Manor in the UK. Thames Valley Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears confirmed ...

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Behind the beauty is the real story

A GROUP of tourists gasps in awe on top of one of the world’s most breathtaking mountains before sipping champagne and soaking up the view. The next day they venture to where most people dare not go: South Africa’s slums. But they haven’t come for selfies or voyeurism. They’re ‘impact tourists’ who are fuelling one of the fastest-growing sectors in ...

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‘Paying for fakes’: YouTuber’s meltdown

THINGS are about to get ugly. Australia’s biggest beauty influencer and YouTube star Chloe Morello has launched an attack on “fake Instagrammers” who she claims are “committing fraud” by using fake followers to get products, overseas trips and exposure from big brands. Morello posted a 17 minute video on Thursday night in the hope it would reach the Australian beauty ...

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Salim thinks he’s still happily married

THEY haven’t been seen together for more than a year and there’s an AVO in place to prevent them meeting. But that’s all news to controversial former deputy mayor Salim Mehajer who has said that, as far as he’s concerned, he’s still happily married to wife Aysha Learmonth. “She wants to get out of the media and she acts like ...

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This weight loss photo is not all as it seems

MIRANDA has gone viral for her hilarious relationship advice, disguised as fitness inspiration. On Sunday night, she tweeted: “After getting called disgusting last night, I successfully dropped 200 lbs! (90kg).” Her tweet included what she described as “before and after” pictures and showed her and her boyfriend in one picture. The “after” shot was the same photo, but with her ...

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‘There’s pornography on the wall’

THREE men have been filmed painting over a controversial Sydney mural after going on a late-night attack in the wake of the same-sex marriage vote. The mural, by street artist Scott Marsh, was painted on the Botany View Hotel in the Sydney suburb of Newtown in the wake of Wednesday’s Yes result announcement in the same-sex marriage postal survey. Marsh ...

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Kate Ritchie’s adorable tribute to daughter

FORMER Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has posted a heartwarming tribute to her three-year-old daughter Mae on Instagram. The radio host is usually very private about her personal life and avoids sharing images that show Mae’s full face. But she couldn’t help posting this adorable snap of the daughter she shares with husband Stuart Webb. “I don’t often share ...

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Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Sydney

’TIS the season for Australians to embrace American holidays; first it was Halloween and now it’s Thanksgiving. Originally celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, turkey, pumpkin pie, key lime tart and more will make an appearance on Thanksgiving menus in Sydney restaurants next Thursday. Chris Schlimmer, head chef of New Orleans-themed restaurant Nola Smokehouse and Bar, says they’re putting ...

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Sydney baby born without eyes

A SYDNEY mum is hoping to raise $100,000 for pioneering treatment after her son was born with no eyes. Archie Innes, aged 10 months, was born with rare SOX2 Syndrome, leaving him blind, hearing-impaired and being fed from a tube, but pioneering treatment may one day allow him to see the world through robotic eyes. He was also diagnosed with ...

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