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biggest crowd at the ekka since 2011 eats 220,000 dagwood dogs




perfect weather has helped brisbane’s 2018 ekka to record its biggest attendance figures since 2011.in 2011, there were 413,000 queenslanders who made their way to sideshow alley as they shook off bad memories of that year's traumatic floods.this year 415,000 people came through the gates for the ...



newlyweds, rainbow dogs, grumpy cat lookalikes




the 140th royal queensland show wrapped up on sunday, with more dagwood dogs and strawberry sundaes sold compared to last year, and there were also plenty of weird and wonderful sights.rna chief executive brendan christou said it had been another "fantastic show" with a record number of entries ...



more bang for your buck




ekka-goers will get more bang for their buck this year, quite literally, with two fireworks shows each evening and half price entry from 6pm to celebrate the show's 140th year.from jumping stilt performers shooting flames from their backs to ladies woodchopping and all the dagwood dogs you can stoma...



the ekka is needed now more than ever




this year marks the 140th ekka, and in an age when our culture and identity are increasingly being overtaken by american sitcoms and bad rap music, the ekka is needed now more than ever. as queenslanders, we need to maintain our own unique identity, and nothing is more quintessentially queensland...



not been to the ekka in 10 years? here's what's changed since 2008




first up, the ekka is halfway through one of the biggest inner-city revitalisation programs in brisbane's history. it's worth $2.9 billion.you can refresh your memory about that here, but in short, they (developers lend lease) began in 2011 and are almost finished.the final section to be reshaped i...



ekka guide 2018: fun facts, weather, transport options this weekend




"queenslanders can catch any city-bound train and swap for an ekka train from roma street, fortitude valley or central stations, taking them directly to exhibition station in the middle of the action," he said.“trains will run daily on the exhibition loop line regularly from 9.00am to 11pm, with a...



police say 'no known threat to queensland' despite increased security at ekka




the security is being ramped up for this year's royal queensland show, with more security guards and police officers, expanded cctv coverage, barriers at entrance gates and periodic bag checks.while the national terrorism threat level remained at probable, the queensland police service were quick t...



where did winter go? warmest august days in eight years for ekka




last week, brisbane had a chilly top of 22.5 degrees. heading into this weekend, we were expected to hit a maximum of 28, and temperatures were forecast to rise even further next week.the bureau of meteorology forecast brisbane to hit a top of 30 degrees next wednesday, people's day at the ekka, wh...



dogs understand what's written all over your face




dogs are capable of understanding the emotions behind an expression on a human face. for example, if a dog turns its head to the left, it could be picking up that someone is angry, fearful or happy. if there is a look of surprise on a person's face, dogs tend to turn their head to the right. the hea...



police rescue hot dogs from six cars at amsterdam dog show




dogs on show in amsterdam. photo: michiel wijnbergh / hhamsterdam police on thursday rescued a number of dogs from six cars parked outside the rai exhibition centre were what is billed to be the world’s biggest dog show is taking place.police smashed car windows to free the dogs which were in the ...



empathetic dogs lend a helping paw




many dogs show empathy if their owner is in distress and will also try to help rescue them. this is according to emily m. sanford, formerly of macalester college and now at johns hopkins university in the us. she is the lead author of a study in springer's journal learning & behavior that tested whe...



norwegian joar ulsom wins iditarod




(anchorage) — joar ulsom’s dreams of making it big in the dog-mushing world started small.when he was a boy growing up in norway, he watched videos of the world’s most famous sled dog race and figured out a way he could replicate the iditarod: he borrowed his neighbors’ two small house dogs ...



dogs get their day out in canberra at a pooch affair




while high teas are usually a fancy affair, this one in canberra has gone to the dogs.humans, along with their four-legged friends, were able to take part in a high tea on saturday, with special dog treats and "puppacinos" served alongside the traditional tea, sandwiches and scones.maddison landon w...



corin forest opens up slopes to dogs for first snow dogs event




it's expected more than 700 dogs will visit the slopes over the weekend.



uber eats has grown into texas' most-used food delivery app




maybe it's the same simplicity as found in its flagship ride-hailing app, or maybe it's the brand recognition. whatever it is, uber eats' share within the food delivery industry is overtaking competitors. two years after launching a standalone phone app, uber eats has become texas' most popular on-d...



accc chief flags uber eats probe




accc chief rod sims says it will scrutinise contracts between uber and restaurants that use its food delivery app uber eats.the abc reported that several restaurateurs were disgruntled with contract terms they said left them, and not uber, responsible for late deliveries despite being charged by ube...



dogs being held as domestic animal services investigates attack




domestic animal services has confirmed it is holding three dogs in relation to an attack on two pups in their own backyard.the owner of the three dogs has on social media denied his animals are responsible for the attacks but refused to comment any further. vanessa giannasca visiting her dogs lucky ...



free fares on brisbane buses for ekka people's day




the rail tram and bus union has announced brisbane bus drivers will not collect fares on wednesday, as part of their ongoing enterprise bargaining agreements negotiations.the union confirmed the free fares for ekka people's day on facebook, as it continues its fight for improved safety, better pay ...



dogs being held as domestic animal services investigates attack




domestic animal services has confirmed it is holding three dogs in relation to an attack on two pups in their own backyard.the owner of the three dogs has on social media denied his animals are responsible for the attacks but refused to comment any further. vanessa giannasca visiting her dogs lucky ...



nine things to do on the ekka public holiday (other than the ekka)




not heading to the ekka for people's day? there's plenty of ways to enjoy this mid-week public holiday in brisbane with this list of nine great things to do. hamlet apocalypse - must do brisbane photo: must do brisbanesoak up the winter sunshine in one of brisbane's most beautiful riverfront settin...



abc brisbane radio host hurt after bull fall at the ekka




abc brisbane breakfast co-host rebecca levingston atop bullseye the bull.photo: ekka/twittera brisbane radio host has been injured on-air after she fell from a bull during a live broadcast at the royal queensland show.rebecca levingston was dismounting the bull during a segment on her abc brisbane...



woman mauled by two escaped dogs in kalamata | news




a 49-year-old woman was hospitalized on wednesday after she was mauled by two dogs in the town of kalamata in the peloponnese.according to local reports, the woman was attacked by the two cane corso dogs, which had managed to get through the gate of their owners’ yard, while she was walking along ...



ekka awards dominated by three generations of south-east queensland pumpkin-grow




the pumpkins you see in your local supermarket are less than 10 kilograms in weight, but the fruit that took out the ekka's top award on saturday was more than 25 times that size and grown by a farming family west of brisbane.tony frohloff, 35, took out the top award at the royal queensland show g...



uber eats has grown into texas' most-used food delivery app




maybe it's the same simplicity as found in its flagship ride-hailing app, or maybe it's the brand recognition. whatever it is, uber eats' share within the food delivery industry is overtaking competitors.



ups drivers post pictures of dogs on facebook page




if you need a pick-me-up in, kindly direct your attention to a very excellent facebook page where ups drivers can share photos of the adorable dogs they meet while doing their route.the page, which is appropriately titled, "ups dogs," features not only of the friendly pooches but of also of the driv...