Brekky Wrap: Three homes consumed by fire

READY for Monday? Of course not.

So as a elixir for what ales you, we are whipping up a fresh Brekky Wrap to get your engine kicking over this morning.

First we head to New South Wales, where rural firefighters are battling winter blazes, before taking you to the other side of the world with a yarn about an 85-year-old London escort showing little sign of slowing down.

This is your Brekky Wrap, good morning.

 

The vision was shot at Kremnos (20 km south of Grafton along the Orara Way) at McGills Road, Sandstone Drive and Blackbutt Road. Also Luther's Road, Wells Crossing near Halfway Creek, between Coffs Harbour and Grafton the scene where the Pacific Highway was cut on Friday afternoon.
The vision was shot at Kremnos (20 km south of Grafton along the Orara Way) at McGills Road, Sandstone Drive and Blackbutt Road. Also Luther's Road, Wells Crossing near Halfway Creek, between Coffs Harbour and Grafton the scene where the Pacific Highway was cut on Friday afternoon. Frank Redward

Residents airlifted to safety as bushfire destroys homes

THREE homes have been destroyed and some residents airlifted to safety during a devastating bushfire at Kremnos, 35km south of Grafton on the Orara Way.

NSW Rural Fire Service crews reported yesterday that three homes had been extensively damaged and a number of outbuildings and vehicles were also destroyed in the McGill's Rd fire.

A low-moderate fire danger rating remains in place for North East NSW, covering the North and Mid-North coasts, New England and the Northern Slopes.

 

Dog drags boy, 4, by head in horror attack

A CHILD attacked by a dog at his Auckland home was grabbed by the head and dragged around the backyard, his mother and grandmother say.

Shepherd Mea, 4, suffered multiple bite wounds to his head, including his face, in the attack late on Saturday afternoon behind his home in Beatty St, Otahuhu.

Yesterday, Shepherd was moved from the intensive care unit at Middlemore Hospital, where his condition was serious but stable, to one of the hospital's Kidz First children's wards  

 

 

Sheila Vogel-Coupe, 85, stars in the TV documentary Extraordinary Lives: My Granny the Escort. Supplied by Channel 9/WIN. Please credit photo to Rory Mulvey.
Sheila Vogel-Coupe, 85, stars in the TV documentary Extraordinary Lives: My Granny the Escort. Supplied by Channel 9/WIN. Please credit photo to Rory Mulvey. Rory Mulvey

Meet London's not-so-shy granny escort

MEET Sheila Vogel-Coupe, the London grandmother with an unusual pastime.

The 85-year-old works as an escort and only got into the profession four years ago at the age of 81.

She pulls in up to $450 AUD an hour for her work and entertains up to 10 clients a week who are as young as 20.
"It's something I wanted to do," Sheila told APN.

"It keeps me happy, keeps me young. I have lovely experiences with these gentlemen."

 


Thousands rock out with their dogs out at Woofstock

SUNSHINE Coast pooches have put their best paws forward at the inaugural Woofstock Mooloolaba.

First held in Eumundi in 2010, the festival that gives new meaning to the phrase "gone to the dogs" has garnered a following of thousands over the years.

More than 1000 pups and their dedicated owners enjoyed a day full of events yesterday.

Competitions included the waggliest tail, fashions on the field, the next K9 top model and The Voice Best Singing Dog.

 



Glasgow proclaims Usain 'MacBolt' Games king

IT'S still not certain whether he was talking about the Commonwealth Games or the Glasgow weather when he told a reporter "it's a bit s**t", but it took Usain Bolt just 10 seconds to make good on the final day of athletics at Hampden Park.

In front of a sell-out crowd that turned out to see the world's fastest man, Bolt didn't disappoint by racing away from Englishman Danny Talbot down the home straight to give Jamaica an emphatic victory in the 4x100m relay in a new Games record time of 37.58 seconds.

 



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