Force shatter Reds' finals hopes with Super Rugby win

Force shatter Reds' finals hopes with Super Rugby win

Updated May 26, 2017 22:02:42 Photo: Matt Philip of the Western Force (centre) celebrates his try against the Reds. (AAP: Dan Peled) The Western Force have ended Queensland’s Super Rugby finals’ hopes with a 40-26 victory on Friday night at Lang Park. The Reds needed a win to stay alive in the race for the Australian conference, but the Force overran them with 17 unanswered points in the second half. A late yellow card to winger Eto Nabuli — who made needless high contact with Force five-eighth Peter Grant, as…

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Man granted wish to catch last fish

Man granted wish to catch last fish

A PALLIATIVE  care clinic in Western Australia has granted an 88-year-old resident’s wish to go on one last trip to reel in a good catch – by bringing the fishing to him. Arthur Hill told staff at Bethanie Fields residential care clinic in Bunbury that he wanted to go on one last fishing trip, but his health prevented him from leaving the facility. So the clinic became an indoor fishing hot spot. With the help of a community Facebook group, chaplain Chris Green was able to turn Mr Hill’s room…

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Calls to prioritise palliative care before passing euthanasia

Calls to prioritise palliative care before passing euthanasia

Posted May 26, 2017 20:52:34 Before New South Wales considers passing a euthanasia legislation, there needs to be an improvement in palliative care, says one expert. Key points: Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients with terminal illness Support for euthanasia is extremely low amongst palliative care patients close to death Patients should see specialists when dealing with problems doctors may find difficult to control National Palliative Care week wrapped up today and specialists say improved palliative care would allow more Australians to die at home,…

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Armed robber confronts mum with baby

Armed robber confronts mum with baby

A FEMALE staff member had her baby with her when she was confronted by an armed robber at a southern suburbs fish and chip shop. Police say a man armed with a knife entered the shop on Lyndon Boulevard in Atwell about 3.30pm on Wednesday last week and began throwing items and causing a disturbance. He then kicked a door leading to the counter in an attempt to gain entry. The female worker, who had her baby with her, unlocked the door for the man, who took money from the…

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Extra police deployed to Schapelle Corby's home

Extra police deployed to Schapelle Corby's home

Posted May 26, 2017 14:57:22 The head of Kuta police said he is taking measures to secure the streets around Schapelle Corby’s Bali home ahead of her much-anticipated return to Australia tomorrow. Corby has not emerged from the villa for a week, with a media pack camped outside the residence day and night. A doctor from Kerobokan prison arrived at the villa on Friday morning, accompanied by a number of parole officers. Doctor Anak Agung Gede Hartawan was there to conduct a last check of the Australian’s health. He was…

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