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William Saliba - Anthony Albanese - Archie Battersbee - The Seekers hitmaker Judith Durham dies aged 79 after chronic illness - - Australia - Britain - USA - Victoria, Australia
The Seekers hitmaker Judith Durham dies aged 79 after chronic illness luminaries, including the prime minister Anthony Albanese, have paid tribute to the singing sensation.Describing Judith as a ‘national treasure and an Australian icon,’ Albanese wrote on Twitter: ‘Judith Durham gave voice to a new strand of our identity and helped blaze a trail for a new generation of Aussie artists.‘Her kindness will be missed by many, the anthems she gave to our nation will never be forgotten.’Judith soared to fame in the 1960s as a member of the folk/pop quartet The Seekers, where she was on vocals, piano and tambourine.The trailblazing group scored a slew of top 10 hits with songs such as A World of Our Own and Morningtown Ride.With single I’ll Never Find Another You, The Seekers enjoyed global success, reaching number one in the UK, where it was the seventh best-selling track for 1965, and number four in the US.In fact, the four-piece were the first Aussie band to have had a top five hit in their home country, the UK and the United States and have now sold over 50million records worldwide.After enjoying record-breaking international success, Judith parted ways with The Seekers to pursue a solo career.She recorded multiple albums including Mona Lisas and Let Me Find Love until 2013, when she released her final LP, It’s Christmas Time.  Archie Battersbee dies in hospital after life support withdrawn, family confirmsSix arrested after 'lethal brawl breaks out at holiday park over football match''Real class' - William Saliba responds to Arsenal legend Martin KeownJudith was born on July 3, 1943 in Victoria, Australia, to a navigator father and his wife, Hazel.During her childhood, she lived in Tasmania and Melbourne, where she started her singing career in jazz clubs at the age of
Guy Pearce - Mike Young - Guy Pearce's life - Neighbours return, tragic loss, famous partner and £20.8m net worth - - Australia - county Young - Victoria, Australia
Guy Pearce's life - Neighbours return, tragic loss, famous partner and £20.8m net worth
Neighbours icon Guy Pearce returns to Ramsay Street tonight, as the final episodes of the soap air.Guy played Mike Young in the popular Australian soap, and in tonight's episodes, he reunites with former flame Jane Harris for a nostalgic journey through time.Neighbours shot Guy Pearce to stardom back in 1986 - with the actor going on to achieve Hollywood success in the decades since.READ NEXT: Neighbours' Izzy star’s life - pop career, grandmother paternity twist and bullying hellAs Neighbours fans prepare to get their tissues at the ready, Daily Star takes a look inside the life of one of its original icons, as Guy Pearce steps onto the street one last time.Guy Pearce was born on October 5, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England to parents Anne, who was a school teacher, and father Stuart, who was a plane test pilot.Along with his eldest sister Tracey, the family moved from England and settled in Victoria, Australia when the star was three years old.However five years later, Guy's father sadly died in an accident while testing a plane, when the actor was just eight years old.Guy has spoken openly about his father's death in the years since, revealing to The Guardian that he thinks the intensity he brings to his acting roles has links to the loss when he was younger.He said: "I think from losing my dad when I was young. It means I have this whirring sort of emotional story that I’m keeping contained all the time.
Tiktok - Woman claims she found mouse crushed into the cheese of her McDonald's Big Mac - - Australia - Victoria, Australia
Woman claims she found mouse crushed into the cheese of her McDonald's Big Mac
McDonald's Happy Meal toy inside her Big Mac burger.Stephanie Baker had just sat down and was about to start eating her Big Mac when she spotted a toy Jerry, from the well-known cartoon Tom and Jerry, in the cheese.The 25-year-old claims she had bought the burger from her local McDonald's in Victoria, Australia and was having to fix it up as it was in a messy state.The community centre worker then took to TikTok to share what had happened and her video blew up, being watched more than 1.7m times.Stephanie said she was a bit mad at first because she thought that it was "gross".She said: “I was fixing the burger up because the layers were all over the place when I first saw the toy.“I was thinking I needed to find my phone to film and take photos for proof before I touched it.“Because I knew as soon as I saw the eyes that it was obviously a happy meal toy.“I was a bit mad at first because that’s gross and I didn’t know how it got in there.“I filmed the video, took some pictures, then showed my mother and two brothers, they laughed and thought I was joking and that I had done it.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here."They then laughed at the video, because the face through the cheese was pretty funny."I didn’t go back to the McDonald’s because I was a bit worried they wouldn’t believe me and I have a lot of anxiety when I have to speak to people face to face so I just gave the burger to my dog, minus the toy, and posted the video.“The response online was funny at first but a lot of people on TikTok can be quite blunt and nasty.“So quite a few people have claimed I did it on purpose but most just laughed and found it pretty funny."McDonald’s reached out to me from
Teen knocked off dirt bike by kangaroo breaks back and ruptures spleen - - Australia - city Melbourne - Victoria, Australia
Teen knocked off dirt bike by kangaroo breaks back and ruptures spleen
A teenager nearly died after a kangaroo jumped into her off-road motorbike, sending her crashing to the ground.Jemima Song, 14, and her sister Isabel were riding their dirt bikes in a pine grove at a farm in western Victoria, Australia, when the accident happened.The kangaroo leaped from the trees "out of the blue" and collided with the front wheel of Jemima's bike.Isabel saw her sister lying motionless in the dirt and called their dad."I was on the ground lying there and she was wondering if I was faking it or not so she tried to pick me up to see if I was okay but I wasn't," Jemima said.The teenager was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.Jemima's dad, David Song, was horrified by his daughter's wounds and thought she might die.He said: "The worst fear was going through my mind that we were going to lose her."She had this massive trauma to the left side of her body, it looked like she had just been hit by a car."Jemima suffered eight fractures to her spine, a ruptured spleen, and a ruptured liver, as well as internal bruising.She told Nine News the first thing she remembered after the accident was waking up in the air ambulance."In the helicopter, my dad is taking a photo of me and I'm giving a thumbs-up," Jemima says.MICA flight paramedic Stuart Hill said Jemina could have died if not for her helmet and protective gear, describing her as "really lucky".Jemima spent 10 days in the hospital recovering from her injuries and went back to school just two days after returning home.The teen said she didn't eat in the first six days following the accident because her stomach "shut down" but she then made a swift recovery."I wasn't really concerned about it, I just wanted to get back on the