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Animal-loving couple in Launceston put wedding on hold for pet rat rescue project

Ella Wright and Caleb Godden of Launceston are due to be married in April, but their big day may be pushed back due to rats. The couple share their living
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Judges react to Eric’s Carbonara Disaster (MasterChef)

Eric is flustered under the pressure of the MasterChef elimination challenge. Not thinking, he pours the carbonara mix into a hot pan, and slowly watches the eggs scramble. The judges
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Tasmanian government releases report into state’s political donation laws

The Tasmanian Government has moved towards toughening the state’s electoral laws, three years after an election that allowed the origins of millions of dollars in political donations to remain secret.
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Republicans choose fealty over truth

What an illuminating week in US politics. It started, on Monday, with a public pronouncement from former president Donald Trump. Six months after the 2020 election and nearly four months
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Labor leader Rebecca White officially concedes defeat

White says it is clear that Australian voters favours the incumbent governments for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for dropping in to My Local Pages and reading
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Online gambling lobby says ‘no problem’ with punting on credit as MP calls for crackdown

The representative for the biggest players in Australian online gambling says punters should be not be stopped from going into debt to bet. Key points: MP Andrew Wallace says the
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Court may decide it’s ‘no longer appropriate to proceed’ with legal challenge to India travel ban

Constitutional expert Anne Twomey says the legal challenge to the India travel ban may not go ahead if the court decides the issue “is moot” given the ban ends May
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Victorian woman charged and sent home after alleged Tasmanian quarantine breach

A Victorian woman has been sent home from Tasmania after an alleged hotel quarantine breach in Launceston. Footage circulated on social media showed a woman climbing down from an awning
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Frank Costa’s state funeral details

The Geelong legend’s service will be held at Kardinia Park next week. Thank you for stopping to visit My Local Pages. We Hope you enjoyed seeing this news release on
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NATIONAL NEWS

More than 50 people, many of them female students, killed in bomb attack near Kabul high school

The death toll from a bomb near a girls’ school in Kabul has risen to 58, mostly students aged between 11 and 15, who were killed as they left to
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police concerned for north Qld missing boy

Police have appealed to the public for help in locating a 12-year-old boy missing in north Queensland for more than 10 days. The boy, from Kerwan, was last seen in
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns Australia will only open borders ‘when it is safe to do so’

The Prime Minister is warning Australia’s international borders will remain closed for the foreseeable future, as his Treasurer notes this week’s federal budget assumes Australia will remain locked off to
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New Zealand travel bubble pause with NSW to lift on Sunday

The travel bubble pause between Sydney and New Zealand will be lifted after NSW reported no new locally acquired cases on Saturday. New Zealand’s COVID-19 Response Minister, Chris Hipkins, confirmed
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The Kid Laroi in Elon Musk tweet referencing cryptocurrency dogecoin

Popular Australian rapper The Kid Laroi has been caught up in an unfolding cryptocurrency drama after billionaire Tesla owner Elon Musk tweeted out a picture with the Aussie and what
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Calls for an investigation after police raid on Brazil favela left more than 20 people dead

The United Nations has called for an ‘independent, thorough and impartial investigation’ into the operation. Police in Brazil faced outraged protests and a UN call for an investigation Friday after
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Returned traveller from India rushed to hospital in Perth

A man has been taken to a Perth intensive care unit after falling ill with COVID-19. The Western Australian department of health said a man in his 30s who was
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Barnaby, Vikki at Whitsundays wedding

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion have raised eyebrows at a staffer’s wedding. Thank you for seeing this post regarding the latest national news items named “Barnaby, Vikki at Whitsundays wedding”.
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Teenager stabbed to death at basketball venue in Werribee

A teenager has been stabbed to death at a junior sports stadium in Melbourne’s western suburbs on Friday night. Police and paramedics rushed to Eagle Stadium in Werribee about 5.50pm
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AUSTRALIAN SPORT

NRL 2021: St George Illawarra Dragons vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, live updates, SuperCoach scores, video

Canterbury sunk to new depths and narrowly avoided a seven-year low as St George Illawarra scored a much needed and morale-boosting 32-12 Round 9 win on Sunday. The Bulldogs scored
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Western Bulldogs’ Jamarra Ugle-Hagan out of VFL clash with head knock

The coach acknowledged that the drop-offs during games were an issue. “We tried a few things last year, and we’re still talking about different ways. Today…they got field position and
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Port Adelaide Prison Bar jumper, sing team song after win over Adelaide Crows

This is as cheeky – and shrewdly executed – as it gets. After being barred from wearing their Prison Bar jumper for the Round 8 Showdown, Port Adelaide on Saturday
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Coach David Teague’s plan for the Blues to kick goal

Loading “Everyone talks defence now and team defence and that sort of stuff but it is quite boring, really,” he said. “I go back to the start of the game
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De Goey stars as Collingwood notches up pressure-easing win over North Melbourne

A dominant return to the backline for Darcy Moore, and six goals to Jordan De Goey has helped Collingwood to a 18-point win over North Melbourne. The battle of 17th
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Williams back but Blues axe Dow, Petrevski-Seton for Dogs clash

High-priced recruit Zac Williams will return but Paddy Dow and Sam Petrevski-Seton have again been axed ahead of Carlton’s clash against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday. Williams (foot soreness) missed
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Unbeaten Melbourne pass a big test with AFL win over Richmond — but Tigers face a tough month ahead

For the last few years, there has been a benchmark test for any team that finds themselves in the conversation about AFL flag contenders. The question is: how did you
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Geelong Cats thrash Richmond Tigers with second half demolition in grand final re-match

The only shining light forward of centre for Richmond came in the first quarter when Shai Bolton took one of the best marks seen at the MCG, sitting on Blicavs
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WORLD NEWS

Massive street parties erupt in Spain as nation celebrates lifting of six-month national curfew – while hotel owners push for inclusion on UK’s ‘green list’

Spaniards have celebrated the end of a six-month national night-time Covid curfew with raucous New Years Eve-style early hours’ street parties.  Large groups of revellers chanted ‘Freedom’ and sang songs
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Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — The death toll in a horrific bombing at a girls’ school in the Afghan capital has soared to 50, many of them pupils between 11 and 15
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Rail disruption set to continue into next week after train cracks found

Travel disruption caused by the discovery of cracks in some high-speed trains is expected to continue into next week, a rail industry group has warned. Robert Nisbet, of the Rail
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Putin on WWII Victory Day Says Russia Will ‘Firmly’ Defend Its Interests

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed that Russia will “firmly” defend national interests and denounced the return of “Russophobia,” as the country marked the 76th anniversary of victory in World
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Will double headcount; lot of headroom for growing user base: Koo

Homegrown microblogging platform Koo is planning to double its headcount in the next one year as it significantly scales up its user base on the platform, especially vernacular subscribers, its
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Sir Keir Starmer to carry out reshuffle of his shadow cabinet team

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will carry out a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet team on Sunday according to reports. The Opposition leader will look to reshape his top team
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Cuba protests diplomat’s expulsion from Colombia amid protests

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator takes part in a protest demanding government action to tackle poverty, police violence and inequalities in the health and education systems, in Bogota, Colombia May 6,
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West Ham vs Everton: Premier League prediction, TV channel, team news, live stream, h2h results, odds

est Ham have a major chance to kickstart their Champions League qualification ambitions when Everton head to east London today. The Hammers’ hopes of a Premier League top-four finish have
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WORLD SPORT

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez v Billy Joe Saunders: Mexican wins with eighth-round stoppage

This right uppercut led to Saunders being unable to continue after returning to his stool Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez produced a devastating uppercut to leave a distraught Billy Joe Saunders unable
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Brett Favre doesn’t expect Aaron Rodgers to play for Packers again

FILE PHOTO: Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after a touchdown pass to wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) during the second
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Leeds United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Patrick Bamford helps dent Spurs’ Euro hopes

Patrick Bamford is just the fourth Englishman to score 15-plus goals for Leeds in a single Premier League campaign Patrick Bamford scored for Leeds United in front of watching England
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St Kilda Saints v Gold Coast Suns; GWS Giants v Essendon Bombers; North Melbourne Kangaroos v Collingwood Magpies; Melbourne Demons v Sydney Swans; Port Adelaide Power v Adelaide Crows; round eight; results, new, fixtures, odds, tipping, teams, draw; Nathan Buckley, Jordan De Goey

G.Coast 1.4, 3.7, 7.9 (51)St Kilda 0.3, 3.7, 4.12 (36) GOALSG.Coast: King 3, Rankine, Corbett, Holman, WellerSt Kilda: Steele 2, Billings, King DISPOSALSG.Coast: Miller 27, Swallow 24, Ellis 18St Kilda:
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Andy Murray to practise with Novak Djokovic in Rome before return

Djokovic and Murray know each other’s game well Andy Murray will practise with Novak Djokovic in Rome on Sunday and hopes to return to action in 10 days’ time. The
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NBA roundup: Tim Hardaway Jr. ties Mavs’ record with 10 treys

May 4, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) controls the ball around Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) during the second half at American Airlines
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Transfer rumours: Pellegrini, De Gea, Aguero, Bissouma, Zidane, Benteke, Silva

Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Roma manager from next season could mean 24-year-old Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini moving to Liverpool. Mourinho is interested in bringing in players he knows, including 32-year-old
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Manchester United book showdown with Villarreal in final as Arsenal fall short

Manchester United have finally reached a major final under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The English giants completed an 8-5 victory on aggregate despite losing 3-2 to Roma in the second leg
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