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6.22am BST

A former dean of science at the University of Technology Sydney has been found guilty of sending fake threatening letters to herself, AAP report.

Dianne Jolley was found guilty of 10 charges of conveying information likely to make a person fear for their safety, knowing that it was misleading, over the material sent to UTS and her home between May and November 2019.

6.16am BST

A Gold Coast teenager is hoping to be paid $20,000 for a supposedly rare “puffy” Dorito, according to Channel 9 News.

Thirteen-year old Rylee Stuart discovered the abnormal snack, which is puffed up rather than flat, in a $3 bag of Doritos. On eBay it has attracted a highest bid of $20,000. However, due to eBay’s rules, it won’t be known if these bids are genuine for a few days.

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