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Melbourne pub under fire for tasteless posts about Queen Elizabeth

<p dir="ltr">A Melbourne pub is under fire for its tasteless social media posts following Queen Elizabeth’s death. </p> <p dir="ltr">Kelly’s Hotel in Cranbourne in Melbourne’s southeast shared Facebook updates after news broke of Queen Elizabeth’s death on September 8. </p> <p dir="ltr">One of the posts shows a photo of Prince Harry looking down at his grandmother smiling with the caption, “Do lunch before they die. The opportunities after are extremely limited”. </p> <p dir="ltr">Another post shows a photo of the queen with an inset of Prince Harry arriving to the palace after news broke of the late monarch’s death.</p> <p dir="ltr">"Yep, he cancelled lunch, time and time again," the post read.</p> <p dir="ltr">"'She’ll keep till next week!' he said, ‘It’s not as if it’s my Mum’s Mum’, he said.</p> <p dir="ltr">"But next week never arrived for Grannie Windsor. Do lunch with your oldie!!"</p> <p dir="ltr">The posts, which have since been deleted, received plenty of backlash from locals and social media users who are calling for a boycott of the pub. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Disgusting and very distasteful. After our last visits we'd never go there again. It's just a no go zone," someone wrote. </p> <p dir="ltr">"I know a few of us that will never go back...There is a difference between funny and grubby,” another commented.</p> <p dir="ltr">The hotel’s manager Michael Goldie however defended the posts saying the point was misunderstood. </p> <p dir="ltr">"Over the last two years they’ve been stuck in homes...we thought it might be good to remind younger people the importance of older people in their life," he said. </p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Facebook</em></p>

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Neighbour ruled hero after being attacked with machete

<p><span>A man has been ruled a hero after he leaped to the aid of his neighbour when three armed men stormed her home in Melbourne’s south-east.</span><br /><br /><span>Russell Irwin, a father-of-three jumped his fence when he heard his neighbour let out a piercing scream on Tuesday night outside of her Lindenow Court home in Cranbourne North.</span><br /><br /><span>A group of men stormed the house armed with an axe, machete and gun.</span><br /><br /><span>They would go on to strike the "extremely brave" 41-year-old, and break his skull.</span><br /><br /><span>The neighbour was roasting marshmallows in his backyard with his kids when the commotion started.</span><br /><br /><span>They stabbed him repeatedly before striking his head with an axe.</span><br /><br /><span>"It could've killed him ... left three kids without a dad ... us without an uncle ... it's disgusting," Ms Irwin said.</span><br /><br /><span>Mr Irwin’s children and father-in-law were just metres away, and called for help when they realised his attackers had escaped.</span><br /><br /><span>"I honestly think if it wasn't for him she probably wouldn't be around," Mr Irwin's niece Naomi said.</span><br /><br /><span>Detective Senior Constable Alex Fiore spoke on the horrific incident, saying: "An innocent man was just in the backyard with his family and has come to the aid of a neighbour, and unfortunately been attacked himself.</span><br /><br /><span>"The victim is extremely brave.</span><br /><br /><span>"I know the occupants of this address are very grateful for his involvement," he said.</span><br /><br /><span>Detective Senior Constable Fiore said detectives are trying to establish if the victims of the home invasion knew the offenders.</span><br /><br /><span>"Police are investigating whether the home invasion was targeted or an isolated incident," he said.</span><br /><br /><span>"We think there may be a relationship but we're not sure."</span><br /><br /><span>Witnesses told 9News the group were demanding money but fled when it became clear they were not getting any.</span><br /><br /><span>Two out of the three intruders ran towards Lawless Drive, however the third went through a neighbour’s backyard and dropped the machete used on Mr Irwin.</span><br /><br /><span>Good Samaritans chased the young Caucasian man and police say they are investigating whether he escaped in a blue Mitsubishi or a silver SUV.</span><br /><br /><span>Neighbour Jeff Disney revealed that he confronted one of the offenders and claims they told him they were only there for one reason.</span><br /><br /><span>"He assured me he was there to get what he wanted and wasn't there for anyone else," he said.</span></p>


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