Rare Harry Potter book expected to sell for staggering price at auction as author JK Rowling faces backlash

Rare Harry Potter book expected to sell for staggering price at auction as author JK Rowling faces backlash

A first edition hardback copy of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone is expected to fetch up to $247,000 when it goes under the hammer in November. The book will be sold alongside franchise star Daniel Radcliffe’s Hero Wand from the 2001 film, which is estimated to go for up to $49,400 Both items form … Read more

Townsville’s heritage-listed Queens or ‘Greasy’ Building set for restoration by new owners

Townsville’s heritage-listed Queens or ‘Greasy’ Building set for restoration by new owners

A heritage-listed building which has long sat dormant in the heart of Townsville is getting a facelift for the first time in four decades. Key points: The heritage-listed Queens Building has new owners for the first time in 40 years Kayle Wright and Brodie Jankovic hope to complete the restoration of the building over the next … Read more

Justin Bieber fans wear nappies to keep front row spot at packed Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Justin Bieber fans wear nappies to keep front row spot at packed Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t needed to go to the toilet at an inopportune time but some Justin Bieber fans have taken desperate measures to make sure nature didn’t call. The singer performed at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend and reports have emerged of Bieber … Read more

Mundaring Weir Road: Perth locals convinced spooky silhouette a ‘ghost for sure’

Mundaring Weir Road: Perth locals convinced spooky silhouette a ‘ghost for sure’

A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment caught on a pitch-black and “creepy” stretch of road has divided the Perth community. A Facebook user known only as Tracey was adamant they had captured a “ghost” on their dash-cam while driving along Mundaring Weir Road in the eastern suburbs of Perth. The moment in question comes about five seconds into … Read more

Speeding Ford Ranger driver gives unique excuse after Southern Cross Police stop them on Great Eastern Highway

Speeding Ford Ranger driver gives unique excuse after Southern Cross Police stop them on Great Eastern Highway

A WA police officer on traffic patrol has probably heard it all. But we like to think this excuse for speeding is a new one. Southern Cross Police told how their officers clocked a driver going a whopping 153km/h in a 110km/h zone on Great Eastern Highway. But it wasn’t so much the huge speed … Read more