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Police make a shocking discovery during arrest
A HOMEMADE gun, bullets and cash were among the shocking seizures made by police when they arrested a Rockhampton teenager for stealing a car. Police had been searching for the man, 19, since Saturday, February 15, when he allegedly entered a...

Francis Wark wins appeal, to face retrial for cold-case murder of Hayley Dodd in regional WA
A man jailed for life over a decades-old crime is facing a new trial after his conviction for murdering missing teenager Hayley Dodd was quashed by WA's highest court. Key points: Hayley Dodd went missing in 1999 near Badgingarra in regional WA; Francis...

Brazilian Fabricio da Silva Claudino has bail denied, magistrate says he poses 'serious risk to community'
A Brazilian tourist accused of secretly filming himself having sex with his boyfriend and posting it online masturbated in front of a school while on bail, a Sydney court has heard. Key points: Fabricio da Silva Claudino is in Australia on a tourist visa; Today,...

Life of a secret millionaire: Australian woman leaves $14 million to charity
An Australian woman's secret fortune has shocked friends and family, who only found out about it after she died. When Sheila Woodcock died at the age of 87 in 2018, she was remembered for her simple lifestyle and her love of travelling, horticulture, acting...

50th Gem Show

This year – 2017 - we will be holding our 50th Gem Show so come along on Saturday 26th August. Opening time will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hemmant Community Hall, Hemmant-Tingalpa Rd, Hemmant. Traders and tailgaters will be displaying precious and semi-precious gemstones. Opals, crystal, fossils minerals, jewellery, beads and findings, lapidary supplies, tools, equipment and handicraft. Club members will be showcasing their talent with a display of handmade jewellery, cabochons and collections. Our club table will be covered with homemade jams, pickle and delicious cakes. Refreshment are available at our Soft Rock Cafe. Buy a ticket in the raffle of beautiful jewellery made by our members. Something for everyone – all tastes, all ages, all budgets, Admission $4 Pensioners, $3. Under 12 free.