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February 23, 2018 9:18 AM Brexiter delighted his corner shop taken over by miserable British bastard

A BREXITER is glad that the pleasant Polish couple who used to run his local convenience store have been replaced by a surly British bastard. As EU nationals flock to leave the UK, Martin Bishop thoroughly approves of the new proprietorship of Roy Hobbs, who hates all customers and his chosen career equally. Office worker Bishop said: “I’m not racist 5

February 22, 2018 2:25 PM Oscar hopeful The Shape Of Water sued over plagiarism allegations

A lawsuit alleges there are 60 similarities between the film and a 1969 play, but Fox Searchlight calls the claims "baseless". Director Guillermo del Toro has already won a BAFTA for the movie. It is also the most-nominated film at the Oscars, with 13 nods including best picture, best director and best actress. It depicts a romance between a cleaner 4

February 22, 2018 1:34 AM Another WA builder calls trading halt

Another West Australian building company has suspended trading and operations due to financial viability problems a fortnight after one of the state's biggest builders, Cooper & Oxley, went into administration. BCL Group has issued a notice to its suppliers, creditors and subcontractors it has suspended trading while it undertakes a review of its financial 1

February 22, 2018 1:14 AM Business SA lashes state's public service

Business SA has taken a swipe at the size of the state's public service, describing it as "morbidly obese", as it called on the next state government to review the scope of services it provides. The organisation has released a 100-page charter ahead of the March state election which also calls for business tax cuts, the establishment of an independent

February 22, 2018 12:26 AM Last burst of summer heat awakens hordes of dangerous reptiles

The possibility of finding a snake in your house is an unfortunate reality of life in Australia and even though Summer is almost over the chances of seeing a serpent are only increasing. Taking to his Stewy the Snake Catcher Facebook page Stewart told fans that he and his fellow reptile wranglers have been run off their feet responding to panicked customers

February 21, 2018 4:00 AM No extra funding in budget plans to remove graffiti

CALLS have been made for increased action to tackle “unlawful” graffiti as no extra funding is planned to be allocated for its removal. There is no change in Brighton and Hove City Council’s budget plans for 2018/2019 to the current £92,500 funding provided to remove graffiti from the city’s buildings. Campaigners proposing a “zero-tolerance” approach 15

February 20, 2018 5:55 PM Laundry listLatvia’s top banking official has been accused of taking a bribe

Claims of money laundering and corruption stain Latvia’s banking system ILMARS RIMSEVICS, governor of Latvia’s central bank for the past 17 years, had been due to retire next year. Instead, he is facing calls to resign. On February 17th he was detained by Latvia’s anti-corruption authority on suspicion of taking a bribe of at least €100,000 ($123,000). The prime 15

February 17, 2018 3:43 PM Wales quake: Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Wales, and felt from Cornwall to Blackpool

Epicenter of the minor quake was eight miles northeast of Swansea. An incredible, rare earthquake has struck Wales and southwest England measuring 4.2 on the richter scale. According to the US Geological Survey the epicentre of the quake is about eight miles northeast of Swansea city centre. The quake could be felt for miles around, with residents in Bristol 13

February 16, 2018 10:01 PM ‘RESIGN’ Florida Governor calls on FBI director to quit after agency failing

THE Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, has called on the FBI director to resign after discovering the agency failed to investigate a tip on school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz last month. Cruz, 19, is accused of murdering 17 people in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. Today the FBI said it mishandled 50

February 15, 2018 4:58 AM Labor MP calls for climate change action

Queensland Labor MP Cynthia Lui has called for more to be done about climate change in her maiden speech to Queensland parliament on Thursday. Ms Lui is the first Torres Strait Islander to sit as an MP in any Australian parliament after last November being elected as the member for Cook, which takes in Cape York and Torres Strait. In an emotional address 1