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Sat 4 Apr 2020

Divorces set to soar after couples isolate

premium_icon Divorces set to soar after couples isolate

DIVORCES are set to skyrocket following the coronavirus isolation period as couples are forced to spend 24/7 together.

ZOOM IN: Self-isolation launches 2nd digital revolution

premium_icon ZOOM IN: Self-isolation launches 2nd digital revolution

Technophobes across the world are switching on a part of their brain they’ve vehemently ignored like the dragon in the closet for the past 20 years.

Grim warning for young people

Grim warning for young people

Young people have been told to not be COVID-19 complacent with a warning they could be one of the “unlucky ones” who are fit and well but still end up in ICU.

Flu jabs play important role in helping battle coronavirus

premium_icon Flu jabs play important role in helping battle coronavirus

Getting a flu shot might not protect you from the COVID-19 virus but it is the next best thing you can do to fight against the disease.

Google phone-tracking reveals who’s still going out

premium_icon Google phone-tracking reveals who’s still going out

Australians aren’t just working from home but cutting back on trips to the park and supermarket, and a new report shows two states are doing it best.

25 cases of COVID-19 linked to childcare centre

premium_icon 25 cases of COVID-19 linked to childcare centre

A childcare centre has become a major hotspot for the coronavirus with 25 cases linked to the facility.

Rats on the rise as shutdown cuts their food supply

Rats on the rise as shutdown cuts their food supply

Rats are on the rise as COVID-19 eats into their supply of takeaway castoffs leading to them fighting for your rubbish.

One-in-three volunteer fireys kicked out

premium_icon One-in-three volunteer fireys kicked out

More than 8000 Rural Fire Service volunteers will no longer be able to tackle blazes to save lives and homes after a bureaucratic bust-up.

CORONAVIRUS: Couple in hotel lockdown hold grave concerns

premium_icon CORONAVIRUS: Couple in hotel lockdown hold grave concerns

‘Someone was having a major meltdown … followed by security telling him that he was breaking the law if he put a foot outside the door’

Beach ‘just as popular as ever’

premium_icon Beach ‘just as popular as ever’

A man fears a popular beach will become a “coronavirus melting pot” as surfers, divers and dog walkers continue to ignore social distancing rules.

Coronavirus lie that duped the world

Coronavirus lie that duped the world

China has been applauded globally for containing the coronavirus outbreak within 60 days. But has it really been contained?

Huge Vogue designer sale you need to know about

premium_icon Huge Vogue designer sale you need to know about

The fashion industry is facing an uncertain future. Now, you can help via a new initiative from Vogue Australia, and transform your own wardrobe in the process.

Two more virus deaths as row over cruise ship rages

Two more virus deaths as row over cruise ship rages

Australia's coronavirus death toll has risen to 30 as NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has defended the decision to allow the Ruby Princess to dock in Sydney.

EASTER ACCOMODATION: Are tourists still coming?

premium_icon EASTER ACCOMODATION: Are tourists still coming?

WITH growing concerns that droves of tourists are still going to honour their Easter in the Country accommodation next weekend, The Western Star has spoken to local...

Ask the Expert: Rental market changes after COVID-19

Ask the Expert: Rental market changes after COVID-19

Real estate expert Adrian Kelly has called for clarity on the rules for evictions, saying agents are being inundated with landlords and tenants in tears.

Massive harbour operation to send 1300 crew home

Massive harbour operation to send 1300 crew home

A major police operation is underway to move crew between cruise ships before they leave Australian waters.

Water relief groups quash pandemic access concerns

premium_icon Water relief groups quash pandemic access concerns

Rural families of the region can be reassured water relief is an essential service.

Insults over PM’s appearance is reverse sexism at its worst

premium_icon Insults over PM’s appearance is reverse sexism at its worst

Political ideologies aside, Scott Morrison has one of the toughest jobs right now. And as such, how he looks shouldn’t be up for critique, writes Lucy Carne.

Shocking footage: Cyclists hit by ute on footpath

premium_icon Shocking footage: Cyclists hit by ute on footpath

Two cyclists have been left in a critical condition after being hit by a ute as they rode on a footpath beside early on Saturday morning.

Opinion: Greedy landlords should be named and shamed

premium_icon Opinion: Greedy landlords should be named and shamed

WE are all in this together – unless you’re a greedy landlord, writes Kylie Lang.

Virus may never be ‘completely eradicated’

Virus may never be ‘completely eradicated’

The growth of new cases has slowed in Australia but we may never see the back of coronavirus and some restrictions may have to remain in place until spring.

Hostels open, party over for backpackers

Hostels open, party over for backpackers

Backpackers in one Australian state have been told they may “leave the hostel to board a flight out” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This is what comedians are up to during the virus lockdown

This is what comedians are up to during the virus lockdown

Comedians Tom Gleeson, Judith Lucy, Celia Pacquola, Dilruk Jayasinha and Tommy Little reveal what they’re doing with their unexpected free time.

Inside life on one of Australia's most dangerous streets

premium_icon Inside life on one of Australia's most dangerous streets

The family behind properties on notorious street of crime say they are housing people nobody wants to take in an effort to give them a second chance.

A ‘surreal’ Easter expected by Rose City churches

premium_icon A ‘surreal’ Easter expected by Rose City churches

WARWICK’S churches will overcome restrictions to their services with technology this Easter.

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