Posted: 11 December, 2016

Massive Drunken Brawl Erupts At Flinders Street Station

Multiple arrested.

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80 police officers were forced to contain a massive drunken brawl near Flinders Street Station last night.

Roughly 30 people were involved in the fight, which erupted just before midnight.

The fight spread across multiple platforms and delayed some train and tram services.

Five people were arrested, including two men in their 20s, according to reports.

(warning: below footage contains bad language)

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Man Hit By Train In City Loop

BREAKING

A man has died after he was hit by a train on Melbourne's city loop.

The man was on the city loop track near Flagstaff railway station when he was struck about 2.40pm on Friday.

Victoria Police are investigating why he was there and will prepare a report for the coroner.

Metro advises city loop trains are unaffected on the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston, Sunbury, Craigieburn, Upfield, South Morang and Hurstbridge lines.

However, trains along the Alamein, Belgrave, Lilydale and Glen Waverley lines are not running via the city loop and are running directly from Flinders St to Richmond.

Commuters on theses lines who want to connect to the city loop are advised to travel to Flinders St or Richmond stations.

-AAP

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Heads Up Sydney, Jeremy Clarkson Is Blocking Traffic

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are attracting a lot of attention in central Sydney today.

The truck transporting the giant heads across Sydney just managed to clear the old rail bridge over Ultimo Road earlier, causing a few delays! Watch the video below.

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Dreamworld Reopening Tomorrow

Dreamworld will reopen this Saturday, six weeks after four people died at the Gold Coast theme park, but without many of its main attractions.


Its sister park WhiteWater World will also open its doors again on what will be the first day of Queensland's summer school holidays.


Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozi Araghi and Cindy Low were killed when the popular Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned on October 25.


"Our hearts and thoughts remain firmly with the families and their loved ones involved in this tragic incident, and we will continue to keep their representatives informed of our plans," Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson said.


Many key attractions at Dreamworld will remain closed as they are yet to complete a four-tier safety review ordered after the tragedy.


Facilities that have been given the all-clear include its wildlife areas, entertainment and family attractions.


"Other rides will open progressively as they are signed off by the safety review process," Mr Davidson added.

Dreamworld has already announced the Thunder River Rapids ride will be decommissioned.

Dreamworld will donate $25 from every ticket sale over the weekend to the Australian Red Cross.


Funds raised will be distributed to the families and those most affected by the tragedy.


Special ticket prices will be in place for the summer, while season-pass holders will receive an extra six months entry.

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Trump Will Continue Celebrity Apprentice Gig

Donald Trump will remain an exec producer on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, which is returning after a two-year hiatus with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger.

MGM confirmed to Variety that Trump has retained his EP credit on the series.

The president-elect's status on the 15th season of the reality series that made him a household name has been a question since Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015.

In the credit sequence, Trump's name will air after that of Apprentice creator Mark Burnett and before Schwarzenegger, who is also an exec producer of the new incarnation along with Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen.

The larger issue for MGM, NBC, and the White House is the payment that Trump will receive for the series.

It's unclear what his per-episode fee is, but it is likely to be in the low five-figures, at minimum.

NBC has ordered eight episodes of The New Celebrity Apprentice.

Trump's fees will be paid through MGM, the production entity on the show, not NBC. MGM declined to comment on the financial terms of Trump's deal.

 A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. NBC declined to comment.

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

REVEALED: Facebook's Most Talk About Topics For 2016

2016 gave us Carpool Karaoke, the Chewbacca mask mum and the Mannequin Challenge.. but what topics got us talking on Facebook?

The social media site's revealed Australia's highest rating topics this year, with singers, senators, sharks and sports peaking our interest.

The US Election came out on top, 10 billion interactions generated worldwide.

Aussie Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was second, for the second year running. During the election campaign, 3.7 million Australians had 32 million election-related interactions.

Shark attacks was the third most talked about topic. Coast to coast there were many attacks this year and debate on what to do about it. It's the first time this topic has made the list.

Also getting an honourable mention, the late David Bowie, generating 100 million likes, shares and comments just 12 hours after his death, and Pokemon Go with absolutely dominated the world when it was released mid-way through the year.

Here's the full list:

1. US Election
2. Malcolm Turnbull
3. Shark attacks
4. David Bowie
5. Pokemon Go
6. Pauline Hanson
7. Western Bulldogs and AFL Grand Final
8. Brexit
9. Rodrigo Duterte 
10. 2016 Rio Olympics

 

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Posted: 9 December, 2016

Ben Cousins' Shock Confession While Hitching A Ride

Sad news...

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Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins has told a journalist he's having "a bit of a tough time" and without a home after his latest court appearance in Armadale Magistrate's Court.

On Thursday the 2005 Brownlow Medallist and 2006 West Coast premiership player was given a $600 fine and released on bail for breaching a violence restraining order brought by former partner and mother of his two children Maylea Tinecheff.

As he was leaving the court Cousins told the waiting media pack he considered himself to be "really lucky" to be granted bail, having previously admitted he expected to spend Christmas in jail.

News Corp reports that Cousins further detailed his troubles when one of their journalists offered him a lift after the taxi driver who came to collect the 35-year-old saw the media scrum and fled.

"It's hard to know where to go to," he reportedly told the News Corp journalist as he decided on a destination.

"I am living out of a backpack at the moment.

"I move between three mates' houses, spend time on different couches. There's a lady I knock around with these days who I stay with, otherwise I just move on to another place."

Cousins' battle with drug addiction has been well documented and seen him face court several times in recent years.

He is due in court again for two separate matters next week.

-AAP

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

M7 Is Absolutely Rooted

Big, big delays!

Motorists travelling north on the M7 are experiencing significant delays due to a multi-truck accident in Glendenning

One of two northbound lanes is closed near Richmond Road

Northbound traffic is very heavy and is queued back 7kms. 

All southbound lanes are open, however motorists are slowing down as they pass the site.

Motorists travelling in either direction should allow plenty of extra time and exercise caution. 

Motorway crews and emergency services are responding. 

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

Man Nearly Sets Fire To Frankston Police Station

JUST IN

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A man is in hospital after he allegedly entered a Melbourne police station and threatened to set himself alight.

Victoria Police say they arrested the man on Thursday morning after he poured the fuel in the foyer of Frankston station.

Two CFA crews attended the incident, and an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman later confirmed one person was taken to Frankston Hospital in a stable condition.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

-AAP

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

Sydney Man Gets Home To Find His House Has Been Bulldozed

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Imagine getting home from a long day at work to see your house in pieces, completely demolished. This happened to old mate Steve Ballas in Bankstown.

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

Absolutely Baffling Accident From A Street In Dandenong

HOW?!

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An alleged drink driver has reportedly been arrested for this insane car accident in Dandenong.

Uploaded to the Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia, this video was captured in the quiet, residential street in south-east Melbourne.

This Facebook commenter summed it up best:

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Posted: 8 December, 2016

Victorian Education Authorities Balls'd-Up The Release Of ATAR Results

Stuffed!

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Victorian education officials have confirmed that ATAR results mistakenly sent nearly a week early are correct.

Early on Thursday morning the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre said 2075 VCE students received the early SMS results and both the VCE result and the ATAR are correct.

Rankings had not been due to be released until 7am on Monday.

VCAA's ATAR Text Message Service malfunctioned and allowed students to access their scores early from melbourne

Hordes of students and parents took to social media on Wednesday night to say ATAR results had been sent early.

"My daughter got her ATAR results via text tonight, it's not supposed to come out til the 12th," one woman tweeted.

"What's going on? I'm too scared to see my results," one student posted.

In a brief statement to AAP late on Wednesday the Minister for Education James Merlino said: "Clearly a significant error has been made and a full investigation will be carried out to get to the bottom of this."

VTAC and the VCAA will contacting schools and each of the students affected to confirm the accuracy of the information and provide further support.

-AAP

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