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Widow to return to Stonehenge with cardboard husband

Michelle Bourke and Paul
Michelle Bourke

An Australian woman who took a life-sized cardboard cutout of her dead husband to Stonhenge, says it's helped her come to terms with losing him.

Michelle Bourke lost Paul to cancer three years ago.

She said visiting the World Heritage Site had been special and plans to return with "cardboard Paul" in the autumn.

"I stepped off the bus and I just burst into tears, I was overcome with so much emotion," she said.

"Going to Stonehenge just changed my life, I had this amazing experience so we're coming back in September."

Australian dollar rises after conservative government's shock victory

The Australian dollar rose after a shock election victory by the country's conservative coalition.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is close to securing a majority government as the election's final results are being counted.Exit polls had predicted a Labor Party win for the first time in six years.

The Australian dollar rose 0.7% against the greenback and last traded at $0.69175.

Australian PM close to shock majority in election

ewly elected Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, joined by wife Jenny and daughters Lilly and Abbey speaks at the Liberal Party reception at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel on May 18, 2019 in Sydney , Australia.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is close to securing a majority government as the election's final results are being counted.

His conservative coalition has defied polls and is leading with 77 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission says. Only 76 are needed for a majority.

"I've always believed in miracles," Mr Morrison told supporters in his victory speech on Saturday night.

Exit polls had predicted a Labor Party win for the first time in six years.