Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cairns man critical after death of woman and other top stories.

  • Cairns man critical after death of woman

    Cairns man critical after death of woman
    Friends of a woman found dead following a domestic incident in Cairns have taken to social media to express their condolences, as police investigations continue.Crystal Ratcliffe, 38, was found stabbed to death at the home she shared with her de facto husband Ricky Cowan, 48, in the suburb of Woree, just before 3pm on Thursday.He had also suffered serious stab wounds and was revived by paramedics before being taken to Cairns Hospital, where he remains with life-threatening injuries.The Cairns Po..
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  • Cairns Hospital audit report due to be released today

    Cairns Hospital audit report due to be released today
    CAIRNS Hospital’s $80 million budget blackhole has been blamed on new services introduced such as the 24/7 cardiac catheter lab that were left unfunded.An independent report into the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service’s 2016/17 operating deficit has found the major contributing factor was the commencement of new and expanded services last financial year that cost more than originally budgeted or were not fully funded, and their ongoing impact this year.This includes services such ..
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  • Second man charged over Cairns bashing

    Second man charged over Cairns bashing
    A SECOND man accused of a brutal car park assault is expected to apply for bail after he was found holed up in a Holloways Beach house.The arrest of Cairns man Stacey Sarago, 39, came about three weeks after Manunda man Clint Karaitiana was charged with grievous bodily harm over the same incident where a 35-year-old man was found bashed in the Skill 360 car park on Wilkinson St in August.The alleged victim, Damon Tait, suffered life threatening head injuries and continues to recover in Cairns Ho..
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  • Barton builds on Cairns experience

    Barton builds on Cairns experience
    SYDNEY’S Matt Barton is hoping his crazy year which started at the All England Club can continue this week at the Cairns Tennis International and then into Melbourne Park. The top-seed this week in the Far North, Barton, advanced past Brisbane youngster Oliver Anderson on Thursday into the quarters.The win was nothing compared to him making Wimbledon’s second-round this year.He won a five-set classic over Frenchman Albano Olivetti, 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 14-12, stretching four hours a..
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  • Cairns overnight media wrap. Friday October 14

    Cairns overnight media wrap. Friday October 14
    Boy charged over armed robbery incident, Cairns North:  Detectives yesterday charged a 12-year-old Mooroobool boy following investigations into a number of incidents involving another 14-year old boy. It will be alleged the 12-year-old assaulted the older boy on a number of occasions between late September and earlier this week, including striking the victim with a torch and stealing his bicycle. He was taken into custody yesterday morning and charged with one count each of armed robbery, commo..
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  • Snakes swimming in the Cairns One direction

    Snakes swimming in the Cairns One direction
    THE Taipans are confident they have found the NBL edge needed to play as a team. With a large influx of new players on the Snakes roster for 2016-17, the majority of new talent has moved into Cairns One, a decision the players are backing as beneficial to their solid form in the pre-season.Whether if it is swimming in the pool, getting a coffee, driving to and from training or getting a meal, the players believe living next door to each other is helping their continuity on the court.The three ne..
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  • Cairns Hospital budget blowout explained

    Jamie McKinnellAustralian Associated PressAn $80 million budget deficit at Cairns Hospital has been blamed on increased costs for new and expanded services.An independent report into the 2016-17 projected operating deficit at Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service was released on Friday, nearly a month after its entire board stepped down over the ballooning financial problems.The report found cost increases were the primary driver of the budget blowout, with new services either costin..
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  • Welcome to the life of the tennis man behind the scenes

    Welcome to the life of the tennis man behind the scenes
    EVERY little bit counts when you’re finding your feet as a professional tennis player and it's the care off the court winning over players in Cairns this week.Brendan Mayers leads a team of physiotherapists consulting for Tennis Australia on the ITF Futures tour and the workload has ramped up this week as players feel the force of their on-court week-to-week battering.He said players were coming to Cairns after three or more tournaments back-to-back, increasing the load on the physiotherapy team..
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  • Teen said he used child porn images for self gratification

    Teen said he used child porn images for self gratification
    YOUTH was the main reason a teenager was not sent to jail for possessing hundreds of child pornographic images.Instead Jordan Anthony Thomas was released yesterday on a 12-month intensive corrections order after pleading guilty to the charge.Cairns District Court was told he had been 18 for just a week when he was arrested for possessing 785 unique child pornographic images on November 22, 2014 in the Innisfail area. Crown prosecutor Brendan Manttan told the court the images were in all categori..
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  • Ethnic study could aid breast cancer care

    Ethnic study could aid breast cancer care
    An Australian breast cancer researcher is calling for more ethnic-based studies into the disease to aid screening and treatment.Dr Eunji Hwang's study, which analysed the diagnosis of more than 1200 breast cancer patients from southwest Sydney across a six-year period, identified a higher prevalence of the disease of those with an Asian-Pacific background in their 40s compared to other ethnicities.It also showed a higher level of radiation treatment among the group, and a higher survival rate."I..
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ACCC pitches fuel price plan but Cairns campaigner sceptical .Mobility scooter driver dies in hospital from injuries after being hit by car, serious crash in Coober Pedy .
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