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February 2023 In brief
It takes two • When it comes time to achieve your dreams, true strength lies in numbers - both financial and physical.
MY MOTHER, MY HERO • When you think of Turia Pitt one word comes to mind: courage. But according to the inspirational burns survivor that’s a quality she was gifted from her mother, the equally dynamic Célestine Vaite.
Royal insider • Behind Palace gates with Juliet Rieden
HEAVEN SENT • For almost 95 years, people living in the farthest reaches of Australia have been cared for by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Weekly spends five days in the air with one brave crew for whom rescuing farmers thrown by horses, delivering babies and stopping by for a reassuring chat are all in a day’s work.
“I’ve found my happy place” • When she turned 50, Deborah Hutton posed naked on the cover of The Weekly. At 60, she took another radical step, leaving Sydney for a sea change that has filled her heart with joy.
Harry THE AFTERSHOCK • When it came, Prince Harry’s howl of anguish proved deafening – a primal cry that echoed around the world attacking his loved ones with extreme allegations. Harry says he wants his family back, but as his father and brother absorb the pain and assess the damage, what on earth will happen next?
The sweet science of soulmates • You may think soulmates belong in cheesy love songs and romantic movies, but humans are hard-wired to seek deep, sustaining bonds, and they come in surprising shapes and sizes.
“I’m finally in a place where I can feel joy again” Rosie Batty • Nine years after losing her son, Luke, Rosie Batty reveals how her darkest moments have inspired a journey towards healing and hope.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE SCHOOLYARD • As another school year begins, The Weekly investigates a disturbing increase in the incidence of bullying, both in the playground and online, and asks the experts how we can keep our children safe.
RICH and DANGEROUS The Lord Lucan mystery • New clues to a decades-old murder among the British aristocracy have revealed an unexpected Australian connection, and fuelled the hopes of the victim’s son, who speaks exclusively with The Weekly.
Harry Connick Jr THE JAZZ SINGER • He’s a virtuoso jazz pianist, an old-school crooner, a natural actor, and he just might be the nicest guy in the world. Harry Connick Jr chats with The Weekly about the women who have stolen his heart, the times that have tried his faith and how kindness has seen him through.
ISLAND OF HOPE • From afar, this may simply look like a glamorous gathering of famous faces. But this group of actors, writers, storytellers and scientists has been chosen to attend an important climate change initiative that aims to redirect the course of our environmental future.
A winning performance • When a spectacular slip and slide sends our columnist to hospital, she finds a slew of unexpected perks await.
“One in a million” • Lillian Frank was the glittering star around which Melbourne society and philanthropy spun. Following her death last year, at 92, her daughter Jackie shares some very personal memories of her much-loved mum.
Courtney Act & Casey Donovan Let’s celebrate love • As they prepare to host the opening ceremony for the first-ever WorldPride in Sydney, TV star Courtney Act and singer Casey Donovan talk about the long road to this day of celebration.
Paula Duncan The older I get, I grow stronger • As she celebrates 50 years in showbusiness, Paula Duncan reflects on the highs – and the lows – she has encountered, both on and off the screen.
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