British national daily newspaper features News' story about Welsh backpackers who were almost crushed by falling tree.January 21, 2014 4:04am
The News has made headlines in the United Kingdom.
A story about two Welsh backpackers who made the front page after a gum tree almost fell on their campervan has featured in national tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror.
In the story, Shepparton is described as ‘‘an isolated city’’ and described Peter Ashford and Robert Costley as a ‘‘local media sensation’’.
Mr Ashford and Mr Costley had spent nine days camping under a gum tree at Victoria Lake Holiday Park and moved their van the day before the huge gum fell.
In The Mirror article Mr Ashford said: ‘‘We were really surprised to be honest, we didn’t think it was a big deal, but I guess it is for such a small town.
‘‘We had been walking round the town and were in agony because of the heat. Kind of like Kevin and Perry.
‘‘We had spent nine days in that one spot, but due to the heat wave we moved to find shade. It’s been 40°C plus for a good few days.’’
Two men were taken to hospital after a collision near Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
REGIONAL Victorians will be invited to get up close and personal with Graham (pictured above) – the face of a world-first Transport Accident Commission road safety initiative.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
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