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Fabulous at 50! Mother-of-two who needed a seatbelt extension on a flight drops six dress sizes without going to the gym - as she reveals how she did it
Mother Wendy Watson, originally from the UK but now lives in Melbourne, who needed a seatbelt extension on a flight has opened up about how she dropped six dress sizes without going to the gym.
Two Mexican men arrested after trying to smuggle 300kilos of cocaine worth over $105MILLION into Melbourne disguised as coffee
Two Mexican men have been arrested over the attempted importation of 300kg of cocaine into Melbourne via air cargo in pallets of cocoa powder.
Better than winning a meat tray! Elderly couple who'd never owned a home before scoop THREE stunning properties worth $3.4million in RSL prize draw
A Sunshine Coast couple have become property tycoons overnight after winning three stunning properties totalling $3.4 million in a charity draw.
The dramatic moment a gang of four Middle Eastern men drive a stolen car at a mother and her baby as she tried to flee a terrifying home invasion
Horrific video showing a gang attempting to run?down a mother holding her baby outside their Melbourne home has been released.
Driver fighting for his life after his car is completely destroyed in a horrific head-on collision with a light pole
A man is in a critical condition after the car he was driving collided head on with a light pole in Melbourne early Wednesday morning.?
Melbourne man accused of murdering his wife by drowning her in the bath told police ‘they had a suicide pact’ – but her psychiatrist disagrees?
A Melbourne man accused of killing his partner by drowning her in the bath told police the pair had a suicide pact, but the woman's psychiatrist has given conflicting evidence.
Police raid homes in western Sydney just two days after a man was arrested for plotting a NYE terror massacre
Nine men are behind bars following early morning raids in Sydney's southwest conducted by heavily armed police targeting drug supply across the city.
'It's the happiest I've seen her in a long time': Girl, 8, who beat leukaemia three times, fulfils dream holiday to Disneyland - as her mother says 'we don't know how much time we have left with her'
Cancer-stricken girl Bella Allan, from Melbourne, who beat cancer three times has fulfilled her wish by going on a dream holiday with her family to Disneyland.
That's not Damien! Fifi Box can't stop smiling with Daniel Macpherson at Mercedes party in Melbourne after confirming romance with Neighbours co-star?Damien Richardson
She recently confirmed her romance with Neighbours co-star Damien Richardson.
Hunt for suspected bag snatcher after elderly woman, 72, was knocked to the ground and left unconscious in shocking robbery
A hunt is underway for a man who knocked a 72-year-old woman unconscious in broad daylight for her handbag.
'I was told I could have a job if I stopped wearing a hijab': Muslim high school teacher explains why she refuses to take off her headscarf
A Muslim woman says she was offered a job as a teenager on the condition she stopped wearing a hijab. Melbourne teacher Inaz Janif says it was a difficult decision to make when she was 18.
'We are devastated': Bride-to-be 'hysterical' after their flights to Bali for their dream wedding are cancelled thanks to erupting volcano Mount Agung
A young Melbourne couple are devastated after dreams of their perfect wedding were crushed by an erupting Bali volcano.
Looking all-white! Elyse Knowles flaunts her trim pins in a mini dress as she cosies up to boyfriend Josh Barker...as they lead celebrity guests at a Mercedes launch in Melbourne
They've just won The Block 2017.?
My lightbulb moment: Eco entrepreneur Abigail Forsyth on how the birth of her first child inspired her to produce reusable coffee cups
Abigail Forsyth, 46, was inspired to produce reusable coffee cups after watching her first child drink from a sippy cup. Nine years ago she begun UK produced brand KeepCup with her brother.
The 65-year-old swimmer was hauled out of the pool at Knox Leisureworks centre in Melbourne shortly after 3.30pm on Wednesday but died at the scene.
A pool, luxurious patio, a sprawling tennis court and even a gym: Inside cricket legend Shane Warne's $16 million Melbourne mansion
He's one of Australia's most successful sporting stars of all time.
Too many broths spoil the cook: Chef, 25, whose years of snacking on the job left her horrified when she stepped on the scales reveals how she lost 12kg in just 14 weeks
Kristiina Kuett, of Melbourne, bought a scale after she couldn't fit into her summer shorts. It was then she realised how much weight she gained and decided to make a change.
Stop your stickybeaking! Penguins at famous colony in Melbourne are being stressed out by tourists with selfie sticks trying to get the perfect Instagram shot
Wildlife officers in Melbourne have begun a summer of patrols after millions of tourists threaten the safety of St Kilda's penguins.
Bumping along nicely! Seven months pregnant Jessie Habermann flaunts her baby belly at Spray Aus event with Rebecca Judd
She's expecting her first child with her footballer husband Marc Murphy in January.
The young faces of Islamic extremism in Australia: Somali man, 20, accused of plotting ISIS-inspired New Year's massacre 'boasted about his friendship with Curtis Cheng's 15-year-old killer'
A young Somali-Australian accused of plotting an ISIS-inspired New Year's Eve attack on Melbourne was targeted by ASIO because of his links to a radicalised 15-year-old boy who killed Curtis Cheng.
Armed officers to be deployed at supermarkets, shopping centres and festivals after foiled Melbourne New Year's Eve massacre terror plot?
Armed police officers will be present in shopping centres, supermarkets and festivals in Victoria in order to stop terrorist attacks.
'I thought I was in a 007 movie': Somali, 20, accused of plotting ISIS-inspired New Year's Eve massacre claimed ASIO spies tried to recruit him - but said no because it's 'haram' to turn in other Muslims
Ali Khalif Shire Ali, accused of planning a New Year's Eve terror attack on Melbourne, two years ago claimed ASIO tried to recruit him as an informant for $200 a tip, but he turned them down.
'Making friends as an adult is hard': The Thinker Girls dish out on how friendships change as you get older
Making friends later in life can become more difficult but the radio hosts behind The Thinkergirls in Sydney and Melbourne, have a solid friendship that was formed in their 20s.
A wonder in white! Rebecca Judd shows off her slender frame in a form- fitting jumpsuit as she attends Spray tan launch with Nadia Bartel
She's the busy mother who juggles raising four kids with her burgeoning radio career.
Dramatic moment counter-terrorism officers bring 'devout' Muslim man, 20, to the ground - before he's charged with 'plotting a shooting massacre in Melbourne on New Year's Eve'
Dramatic images have emerged of the moment a counter-terrorism unit apprehend a?Somali-Australian 'ISIS sympathiser' who was allegedly plotting a major terror attack.
Muslim Somali-Australian man, 20, is CHARGED with terror offences over plot to 'shoot and kill as many people as possible in Federation Square as police continue to raid a home?
Somali-Australian man Ali Shire, 20, has been charged with terrorism offences for allegedly planning to shoot 'as many people as he could' in Melbourne 's Federation Square on New Year's Eve.
Muslim Somali-Australian terror suspect, 20, wanted to 'shoot and kill as many people as possible in Federation Square' on New Year's Eve
A Somali-Australian man, 20, has been arrested after allegedly planning to shoot 'as many people as he could' in Melbourne's Federation Square on New Year's Eve (pictured in 2015).
Truck driver, 27, charged over death of a female police officer was 'in shock' after hitting her while she was riding a motorbike
Samandeep Singh appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with culpable driving and dangerous driving causing the death of First Constable D'Arne De Leo.
A stable, expansive vegetable garden, chook shed and modern Scandinavian-inspired interiors: Inside Offspring star Asher Keddie and husband Vincent Fantauzzo's 100-acre Victorian estate listed for over $2million
She's the Offspring star that purchased a sprawling Victorian country estate with Vincent Fantauzzo, shortly after they wed in 2014.
Parents use IVF in a desperate attempt to create perfect genetic match so three-year-old son who suffers from a potentially fatal condition can have lifesaving bone marrow transplant
Little Fletcher Densley, from Melbourne, has been on the global donor registry since he was?diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome at just three weeks old.
Three people injured after bus and car collided on a busy Melbourne street as emergency services rush to the scene
Pictures of the crash show a maroon sedan stopped in a turning lane on High Street in Epping, with a Melbourne bus stationed behind it.
Wish upon a (reality) star! Bachelor star Alex Nation and girlfriend Maegan Luxa put on a loved up display in matching fairy outfits at charity event... amid IVF pregnancy rumours
Former Bachelor winner Alex Nation, 26, and her girlfriend Maegan Luxa looked like a romance destined to go the distance on Friday, amid rumours they're planning to try for a baby via IVF
Two year seven girls, 12 and 13, 'caught dealing marijuana on school grounds' as exclusive Melbourne school will not be charged or suspended 'to help them make better decisions'?
Two grade seven students from the prestigious Melbourne Girls' College, aged just 12 or 13, will not be punished after they were allegedly caught dealing marijuana on school grounds.
Man, 20, arrested for 'plotting an New Year's Eve terror attack' - with homes and businesses raided in Melbourne
Police have arrested a 20-year-old man who was allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Melbourne on New Year's Eve (stock image).
In fine voice! Music icon Tina Arena stuns in a sleeveless black gown as she performs at the Newcombe Medal event in Melbourne
Ionic Australian chanteuse Tina Arena stunned in a sleeveless black dress when she performed at the Newcombe Medal awards in Melbourne on Monday
Sealed with a kiss! Geordie Shore's Marty McKenna cuddles up to a mystery blonde on night out in Melbourne as ex Chloe Ferry's romance with Sam Gowland heats up
He's the hard-partying Geordie Shore star, who previously claimed he was kicked off the show due to bad behaviour.
'It's ridiculous': Judge slams counsel for man charged with six counts of murder over Bourke St rampage for withholding documents which could determine whether he is fit to stand trial?
A Victorian judge has criticised authorities for withholding medical records on the man accused of the Bourke St rampage, which could help determine whether or not he's fit to stand trial.
Not an inch to pinch! Rebecca Judd showcases her slender frame as she steps out in tight activewear... after professing her love of Tim Tams and desserts
She once said she eats dessert every night and is constantly professing her love for chocolate and sweet treats on social media.
Bringing the Melodrama! Lorde puts on a hair-raising performance as she belts out lyrics for a sold-out Melbourne concert on world tour
Singer-songwriter Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, 21, puts on a hair-raising performance in Melbourne on Sunday.
'It's not illegal but it's just WRONG': The shocking moment Asian shoppers grab baby formula before Coles staff even have time to put the tins out on shelves - leaving none for other mums
A concerned woman has been told off by Asian shoppers when they saw her filming them swarming to buy loads of baby milk formula at a Coles supermarket in Melbourne.
Melbourne mayor caught leaving her car in a disabled parking space - while attending a launch of a cafe for people with intellectual disabilities
A Melbourne mayor has been spotted parking in a disabled parking - at the launch of a cafe for people with intellectual disabilities.
The way of the future: Melbourne house up for sale - and the owner is willing to accept payment in BITCOIN?
A Melbourne home owner has listed his stunning bushland property for sale - and he wants people to bid with cryptocurrency.
'They both have sore stomachs!' Mother claims her children got sick after she found an infestation of MAGGOTS wriggling inside their half-eaten McDonald's burgers
A mother has claimed her children were made sick by a McDonalds's burger infested with live maggots. Iva Malupo, from Melbourne, filmed live maggots crawling across the leftover burger.
Child rapist, 75, who murdered six-year-old Kylie Maybury 'fears for his life' in prison where he will be a 'marked man'
Gregory Davies, the killer and rapist of Melbourne schoolgirl Kylie Maybury, 6, is a 'marked man' in jail where he will likely die, his lawyer says.
Shocking moment a couple are caught on camera having SEX in front of horrified families on a platform at Melbourne's Flinders Street Station
The naked couple, aged 22 and 25, were caught on camera appearing to have sex on the platform of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne in front of passengers after dancing around a stolen pot plant.
Terrifying moment a service station worker is assaulted by hammer-wielding thugs before they make off with thousands in cash and cigarettes
Hooded thugs terrorised a woman with a hammer after robbing a service station in Melbourne on Sunday. They hit her with a hammer and smashed her phone.
Not so retired after all! Usain Bolt spends wild night partying with a British barmaid and her Australian friend during Melbourne leg of his 'retirement tour'?
Usain Bolt reportedly enjoyed a wild night with a British barmaid Gemma Casemore and her Australian friend Stephanie Mal, both 24, during the Melbourne leg of his 'retirement tour'.
Revealed: The Australian marketing graduate, 24, who partied naked in Usain Bolt's hot tub until 5am after wild night out with Jamaican sprinter
Usain Bolt was spotted leaving a Melbourne club with an blonde Australian marketing graduate and her British friend, both 24, on Friday night.
'Keeps me smiling all the time': Shane Warne's ex Simone Callahan shares an adorable snap with her lookalike daughter Brooke
Brooke Warne appears to take more after her mother Simone Callahan instead of father Shane in the looks department, as shown by an adorable picture taken on Friday night.
Look at that chook! Injured roosters and hens learn to walk again with help of Australian-invented WHEELCHAIR
Childcare director Miranda Boulton, from Melbourne, stitches the chairs by hand in the comfort of her own garage and has made 100 poultry-sized devices since the start of the year.
'I can still see her face': Hero reveals how he desperately battled to save woman, 25, after she was struck by lightning as she watched a thunderstorm under a tree with her boyfriend
The Melbourne man who battled to save a 25-year-old woman who went into cardiac arrest after being hit by lightning is still haunted by her face, saying, 'I'll never get that face out of my mind.'
Pictured: Young woman who died after she and her boyfriend were hit by LIGHTNING as they stood near a tree watching a thunderstorm in Melbourne
The woman who was killed after being struck by lightning in Melbourne has been identified as Lauren Brownlee. Ms Brownlee and her partner Ben Hollow were both struck on Friday night.
Hot and wet! Beach weather hits Sydney and Melbourne as temperatures soar to 30C ahead of the hottest end to spring in 120 YEARS - but it will come with rain, hail and thunderstorms
Sydney is sweltering through what is forecast to become the city's hottest end to spring in more than a century. If the trend continues as is predicted - all sorts of records will tumble.
What a tease! One Direction's Harry Styles to perform a 'stripped-back' version of his highly-anticipated 2018 Aussie tour with two intimate gigs in Sydney and Melbourne
Fans will be treated to a 'stripped-back' version of Harry Styles's upcoming tour, when he performs two intimate gigs in Sydney and Melbourne beginning on Sunday.
'She assured me she was an animal in the sack!' The Bachelor's Lee Elliott goes shirtless and feeds girlfriend Georgia Love as they enjoy a romantic breakfast in bed
Georgia Love and boyfriend Lee Elliott found love on The Bachelor, last year.?
'I feel like it will inspire people': Australia set to launch local version of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the help of Molly Meldrum
They're the legendary music acts who have been celebrated by Australians for decades.?
A taste of summer! Crowds flock to the beach as temperatures hit nearly 30C in Sydney and Melbourne – but look out there are storm clouds coming
Warm weather and sunshine has sent Australians flocking to the beach - but storm clouds are on their way to spoil it for some.
'Think I found out why these runners were on sale!' ?Georgia Love suffers from painful blister after attempting to 'sweat out' her celebrations at Ten's Christmas Party
She just scored herself a new gig as a reporter for Ten News Melbourne.? And after partying at the network's Christmas party, Georgia Love headed for a run at Melbourne's Tan Track on Saturday.
'Blood was squirting out my arm': Driver reveals how he nearly died after being stabbed in front of his girlfriend in horrifying road rage attack?
A Melbourne motorist thought he was going to die when?a heated road rage exchange resulted in him being violently stabbed in a roadside attack.
Are things getting serious? Bachelor star Alex Nation refers to Maegan Luxa as her 'wifey' after praising her for doing the housework?
Their relationship has been going from strength to strength since they debuted their romance in August.
Man accused of shooting his partner and dumping her body outside a hospital fails to show in court ‘because he’s withdrawing from heroin and ice’?
A 32-year-old man accused of the shooting murder of his 42-year-old partner who was left for dead at a Melbourne hospital has failed to front court after withdrawing from heroin and ice.
Bad day for a fascinator: Racegoers bring some Spring Carnival glamour to the Ballarat Cup and even the rain can't dampen their spirits?
Crowds of punters enjoyed a sunny morning before the rain started to fall at the prestigious Ballarat Cup on Saturday, with plenty of racegoers excited to watch the $300,000 race.
Tragedy as woman is killed when young couple watching a spectacular Melbourne electrical storm were struck by lightning
A woman has been killed by a lightning strike as thunderstorms hammered Melbourne overnight. The young couple in their 20s were electrocuted while watching the electrical storm.
Lucy Mecklenburgh shows off her tanned curves in double denim as she enjoys a romantic lunch date with beau Ryan Thomas?in Melbourne
Lucy Mecklenburgh proved her relationship with Ryan Thomas was still going strong when the pair enjoyed a lunch date in Melbourne on Thursday.
A well-humoured television reporter has shared the hilarious moment she fell over just moments before a live cross in Melbourne.
'She took her on, she went straight to the top!' Real Housewives of Melbourne's Gamble Breaux reveals new co-star Sally Bloomfield had a SHOWDOWN with Gina Liano
The fourth season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne has undergone a cast revamp, with publishing powerhouse Sally Bloomfield joining the series.
Teenager suspected of plotting a terror attack is arrested in Melbourne after his mother raises the alarm on social media
A teenage boy has been arrested in Melbourne after his mother claimed he was planning a terrorist attack.
Man 'shoots dead new girlfriend and dumps her body outside Melbourne hospital before crashing his car and carjacking another vehicle as he flees'?
Police believe a crime spree involving a car jacking and a three car pile-up is linked to the shooting death of a woman found outside a Melbourne hospital.
Horrified McDonald's customer claims she bit into her Angus burger to find it riddled with MAGGOTS - but the fast-food chain says it's 'impossible'
A Melbourne woman has unknowingly ingested insect larvae after chowing down on what was supposed to be an indulgent cheat meal.
Mother, 24, who suffocated her 15-month-old daughter before throwing her body into a creek because she thought she was possessed WON'T be jailed
A mother who admitted to suffocating her 15-month-old daughter before throwing her body into a suburban Melbourne creek won't be sent to jail.?
The dramatic moment three hero transport workers drag a drunk woman off the tracks just moments before a train pulls into a station
The actions of three quick-thinking Melbourne transport staff have a saved a drunken woman, dragging her out of the way of an oncoming train.
EXCLUSIVE 'It was almost a rite of passage': RHOM's Gina Liano reveals why her parents didn't want her to become a star amid Harvey Weinstein controversy
The Real Housewives Of Melbourne's Gina Liano, 51, has joined the chorus of celebrities condemning predatory behaviour in the entertainment industry.?
Not long now! Heavily pregnant Lindy Klim shows off her growing baby bump as she steps out with?fiancé Adam Ellis
She's the heavily pregnant Balinese princess who's just weeks away from her due date.
From high school debutante to paralysed - and no-one knows why: Young woman's life was 'turned upside down in an instant' by a mystery illness that has doctors baffled more than two years on
An 18-year-old Melbourne woman has revealed how she lost her independence after being struck down by a mystery illness which took away her ability to move her legs.
Look away now Shane! Warnie's ex-wife Simone Callahan, 47, shows off her ageless figure in a skimpy black bikini as she strips down at a beach in Melbourne ?
She's the former wife of Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne.?
Overweight man on a disability pension for his obesity is freed on $50,000 bail after being charged with sending money to ISIS terrorists in Syria
A Melbourne disability pensioner charged with funding Islamic State fighters in Syria has been freed on a $50,000 surety.
So what did your dad say? Frances Abbott visits new fiancé after her whirlwind trip to see her father following shock engagement
Frances Abbott and her fiancé Sam Loch have been spotted leaving his home in Melbourne a day after she caught up with her father, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
'He made me feel like a criminal': Teenager kicked out of Aldi for wearing his high school uniform hits back at angry manager who tried to ban all students?
A Melbourne teenage boy spoke out about the moment Aldi manager sent him out of the store because other students from his school were previously been caught shoplifting.
Crown Casino guests evacuated as celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's Melbourne restaurant goes up in flames
A blaze at celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's Melbourne restaurant set off sprinklers. The fire sent smoke billowing over the Yarra river.