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Hilarious moment a woman bails from her car in the middle of traffic and resolves to set it on fire after discovering a huge spider inside

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Hilarious footage shows the moment a woman abandons her Mazda in the middle of traffic and pledges to burn the car after finding a large huntsman spider inside. Uploaded on Tuesday by Sydney Tik Tok user truthinlove44, the video began as the non-venomous arachnid crawled above the window next to the driver's seat.    The young driver filmed the eight-legged creature while standing outside the passenger's window in the middle of the road at night. ‘I am freaking out right now, look at that freaking spider' she said. 'I’ve had to literally jump out of my car.' The young driver filmed the eight-legged creature while standing outside the passenger's window in the middle of the road at night Unable to contain her terror, the woman let out a series of high-pitched squeals as the spider inched its way across the inside roof and towards her.  'I’m stuck in the middle of the road and, yuck,' she yelled as she panicked, turning the camera around to show a busy c

Chainsaw-wielding man who chopped down EIGHT native Christmas trees on a quiet suburban street pleads guilty to strange act of vandalism

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A man has pleaded guilty to causing $40,000 damage after going on a rampage in which he cut down eight large native Christmas trees lining a quiet suburban street.  The 40-year-old was tracked down by police and charged with criminal damage for chopping down the pōhutukawa trees on the South Auckland, New Zealand, street in October.   The man fronted Levin District Court, near where he lives at the coastal town of Himtangi Beach, via videolink on Thursday over the bizarre crime, reports Stuff.  A man has pleaded guilty to causing $40,000 damage after going on a rampage in which he cut down eight large native Christmas trees lining a quiet suburban street   Police released CCTV of a man they allege was responsible for the bizarre act of vandalism   Residents were shocked to discover the row of fully grown trees chopped down and lying across the footpath on October 25.  The night before, neighbours said they heard the sound of a chainsaw but thought council workers had been instructed to

Huge new change coming to one of Australia's most popular white breads Tip Top

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Tip Top has announced it will be rolling out recycled cardboard tags in an effort to reduce its use of plastic. The popular Australian bread company introduced the 100 per cent recycled cardboard tag on Thursday.  The exciting new change will eventually see the phase out of more than 400million plastic tags per year.    The popular Australian bread company introduced the recycled cardboard bread tag which is made of 100 per cent recycled material  'Our goal is that by 2025, all Tip Top packaging will be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable to help close the loop,' sales director Graeme Cutler said.  'Developed and produced through rigorous testing, the new sustainable bread tags promise no compromise on freshness and taste.  'Customers can expect to be provided with the same Tip Top quality that millions of Australians enjoy freshly baked every day and have trusted since 1958.' The recycled bread tags were rolled out in South Australia on Thursday. This will see

Health minister explains confusing rule allowing planes to be filled to full capacity but tourism and fishing boat charters are restricted to one person per two square metres

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Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has explained that planes can be at full capacity because it's easier to contact trace but free movement on boats forces numbers to be limited. A public health order in the state says all boats, such as tourism dive tours and fishing charters, must limit capacity to one person per two square metres. Meanwhile, flights in and out of the state have no restrictions other than instructions to 'maintain social distance as much as possible'. Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has explained that planes can be at full capacity because it's easier to contact trace but free movement on boats forces numbers to be limited Flights in and out of the state have no restrictions other than instructions to 'maintain social distance as much as possible' Ms D'Ath was grilled during the first question time of Queensland's newly-elected 57th Parliament about the different capacity rules. She accused the Liberal National Par

His nine lives aren't up yet! Hughie the blind, deaf and autistic cat celebrates his 20th birthday after vets said he wouldn't live past the age of two

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Hughie the blind, deaf and autistic cat has defied medical odds and lived to the ripe old age of 20, despite vets saying he wouldn't live past two. Dubbed 'Australia's luckiest cat', Hughie the geriatric feline from Perth celebrated the end of his second decade on November 25 while surrounded by jovial family and friends.  The purebred Birman was chauffeured by pet ride share company Pawba from the home he shares with owners, sisters Judi and Janet, to his birthday celebration at the Perth Cat Hospital. Hughie the geriatric feline from Perthturned 20 on November 25 while surrounded by jovial family and friends Veterinarian Martine has known the beloved cat since he was two said she didn't think he would see his fifth birthday Staff who have known him since he was a kitten sang happy birthday and presented the sightless feline with a chocolate cake. The sisters bought Hughie for the bargain price of $50 due to a range of health issues, including a genetic vestibu

Teenager, 17, is arrested over the death of a tradie, 26, who was allegedly stabbed in the heart with a broken bottle while trying to defend his girlfriend outside a pizza shop

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A 17-year-old has been arrested after a tradesman was allegedly stabbed in the heart with a broken bottle while defending his girlfriend outside a pizza shop. Cam Smith, 26, was found with life-threatening injuries near Seaford train station, southeast of Melbourne's CBD, at 6.55pm on Wednesday. Mr Smith, from Langwarrin, near the Mornington Peninsula, was treated by paramedics at Station Street but died at the scene.  On Thursday afternoon, a 17-year-old man from Frankston was arrested and is assisting police with the investigation.  Cam Smith (pictured above), 26, was allegedly stabbed to death by a group of random people outside Seaford train station, south of Melbourne's CBD, on Wednesday evening Detectives are still looking for two males and a female who they believe can assist in the investigation. They are urging the trio to come forward and contact police.  Mr Smith has been described as a 'go getter' with a 'heart of gold' who died protecting his girlfr

Rishi Sunak may be forced to splash MORE cash than set out in Spending Review after assigning 'NOTHING' to Covid-related spending beyond next year, Institute of Fiscal Studies warns

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Rishi Sunak was today accused of being 'too optimistic' and may need to find more cash to tackle Covid-19 despite spending 'truly astonishing' amounts trying to keep the British economy afloat. The Chancellor announced yesterday that borrowing would hit almost £400 billion this year, with government spending topping £1 trillion for the first time. In its official forecasts yesterday, the Office for Budget Responsibility warned that the Chancellor would need tax rises or spending cuts of at least £21billion and possibly as much as £46billion a year by the next election to stop debt running out of control.  But some have some questioned whether the Chancellor was being too optimistic - because he hasn't allocated any spending for tackling Covid-19 after the end of 2021, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said. Others questioned why he failed to mention Brexit at all. IFS director Paul Johnson said: ‘Rishi Sunak has been spending truly astonishing amounts of money t

Furious holidaymakers make six times more complaints than usual about travel companies after their trips were ruined by coronavirus and they were denied refunds on flights and hotels

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Frustrated holidaymakers whose trips were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic have sparked a surge complaints against travel companies. A fifth of the 109,466 complaints filed to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from January to October this year were about travel companies. This added up to 24,200 complaints against firms including Flight Centre and Webjet – a 497 per cent increase compared to the same 10 months in 2019. 109,466 complaints were filed to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - 24,200 of which were related to the conduct of travel companies ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said the pandemic raised concerns over whether customers were entitled to a refund. 'Common misconduct we've received complaints about during the pandemic includes businesses misleading consumers about their right to a refund, or deducting cancellation fees from refunds when there is no contractual basis to do so,' she said in the latest ACCC report. Virgin

South Carolina man, 34, pleads guilty in 'Netflix-worthy terror plot' to bomb the White House and Trump Tower in support of ISIS

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A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a terror charge for plotting to bomb or shoot up the White House, Trump Tower and the New York Stock Exchange in 'Netflix-worthy' attacks inspired by ISIS. Kristopher Matthews, 34, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a conspiracy charge to provide material support to Islamic State in a hearing before a US magistrate judge in San Antonio, Texas. Matthews, also known as Ali Jibreel, acknowledged that since May 2019, he had conspired with 22-year-old Jaylyn Molina of Cost, Texas, to share bomb-making information for the purposes of domestic and foreign attacks on behalf of ISIS, and to radicalize and recruit other individuals to support the Islamic militant organization. Kristopher Matthews, 34 , pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal conspiracy charge to provide material support to ISIS. His alleged accomplice, Jaylyn Molina, 22 , faces counts of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization The pair allegedly plotted to

Nurses and doctors are spared public sector wage freeze as Rishi Sunak announces pay rise ban that will hit police officers, teachers and civil servants

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Public sector pay will be frozen next year – but nurses, doctors and the lowest-paid will still get a rise, Rishi Sunak said yesterday. The Chancellor said he could not justify a 'significant, across-the-board' hike for the public sector given the difficulties faced by private firms. Many businesses, particularly in retail and hospitality, have been devastated by the virus and lockdowns – while public sector workers have been largely protected from job losses and pay cuts. Mr Sunak revealed that in the six months to September, private sector wages fell by nearly 1 per cent year-on-year, while public sector wages were up nearly 4 per cent. Rishi Sunak said yesterday that he could not justify a 'significant, across-the-board' hike for the public sector As a result, the Chancellor said he would 'pause' pay rises for many in the public sector, with the move likely to affect police officers, teachers and civil servants. However, NHS workers including nurses and docto

'I hope this isn't the last thing you see': ICU doctor posts sobering video showing what a dying COVID patient experiences in their final moment of consciousness before they are hooked up to a ventilator

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A Missouri doctor has shared a harrowing video acting out what the final moments of life look like for a patient dying from COVID-19.  Dr. Kenneth E. Remy, a critical care physician in Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, shared the 78-second clip to Twitter on Saturday in which he mimed the first-person view of what the patient would see as they receive treatment.  An emotional Remy, who also serves as a city councilman in Wildwood, Missouri, said he made the video to encourage more people to wear masks and to keep social distancing as coronavirus cases in the state rise.  Scroll down for video     Dr. Kenneth E. Remy, a critical care physician in Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, shared the sobering 78-second clip to Twitter on Saturday after he finished a night shift The video begins with Remy moving the camera forward and back to mimic what the patient would see while hooked up to a ventilator.  'This is what it looks like when you breathe 40 times a minu