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Search for Melbourne hit and run driver

The driver of an SUV that ploughed into four pedestrians in Melbourne and drove off has not yet been found by police.

The St Albans residents – two men, aged 52 and 38, and two women, 57 and 28 – were arguing with the male driver of a white SUV on Main Road West on Friday night when he ran them down and sped off, police say. 22 more words

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Jocelyn Elliott's family say thanks

The children of the elderly Australian couple kidnapped by militants in Burkina Faso are desperately hoping their mother’s release means their father will also soon be free. 245 more words

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Hedgerows preparing for Spring

This week’s post is rather different from all those I have posted in the past – it’s to do with ‘Hedgerows’!  Here in Britain the hedge laying season runs from September 1st to the end of February so, as you read this, the season is almost over. 572 more words

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Tas cleans up at national tourism awards

Apple Isle tourism operators have won more medals at the national tourism awards than any other state in the country.

Tasmanian operators claimed seven golds, nine silvers and three bronzes at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards gala in Melbourne on Friday night. 122 more words

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Passing Ideas

We used to have our patio covered. We liked the idea of a patio where we could step outside to eat, talk or have a cool beer on a hot day. 214 more words

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Review all child protection files: SA oppn

A state Liberal government in South Australia would reopen thousands of child protection cases within its first 100 days.

Opposition child protection spokeswoman Rachel Sanderson says she would introduce comprehensive reforms to Families SA if a Liberal government is elected at the 2018 election. 351 more words

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Murder charge over Qld housefire

Police have charged a man with the murder of Dalby father Mark Wilkes, more than two weeks after his body was discovered in a burnt-out house. 91 more words

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