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Tue 19 Mar 2019

$200 kids' event an ‘absolute disgrace’

$200 kids' event an ‘absolute disgrace’

A SYDNEY mum who spent $200 on an immersive Willy Wonka-style experience for her children says the event was an “absolute disgrace”.

Struck by lightning, Frank says his recovery is a miracle

premium_icon Struck by lightning, Frank says his recovery is a miracle

Retiree Frank Clissold claims to have experienced a miracle, two years after being struck by lightning

Barefoot and late for court: Nimbin man denies his identity

premium_icon Barefoot and late for court: Nimbin man denies his identity

THE judge was forced to ask the accused to stop speaking when he repeatedly interrupted her.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

MAFS, it’s time to get rid of Jessika

MAFS, it’s time to get rid of Jessika

You’re not fooling anyone, Jessika. We all know exactly why you’re staying around — but the torture of poor Mick has got to stop.

Mum births six babies in record time

Mum births six babies in record time

A MOTHER has given birth to two sets of twin boys and one lot of twin girls in an eye-wateringly fast time.

‘Pathetic woman … put a jacket on’

‘Pathetic woman … put a jacket on’

The woman threatened with being kicked off a flight because of her crop top has been slammed on social media after appearing on a TV show.

‘Nose bitten’ in horror mid-air brawl

‘Nose bitten’ in horror mid-air brawl

PLANE passengers were mortified after seeing a drunk flyer’s disturbing attack on another man, which started because a woman wouldn’t put her shoes on.

POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

premium_icon POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

GIN and ghosts are helping a former Queensland family help fight to save one of Tasmania’s historic heritage properties.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Where you’ll find Qld’s best scones

premium_icon Where you’ll find Qld’s best scones

A ROAD trip to a remote Queensland town could be on the cards for lovers of baked goods, as the Premier declares it the home of the state’s best scones.

Croc and croc and croc on croc

premium_icon Croc and croc and croc on croc

IT’S a croc eat croc world as a territory showdown takes place between some of the river’s most famous crocs and a couple of gutsy rogues.

200 reports of old Gympie mine collapses in 6 years

premium_icon 200 reports of old Gympie mine collapses in 6 years

Land slips from long-disused mine shafts from Gympie's golden era continue to pop up around the region.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

EXIT ROW SEAT: What it's like to fly in Qld lightning storm

premium_icon EXIT ROW SEAT: What it's like to fly in Qld lightning storm

The fierce electrical storm that menaced the Sunshine Coast and southeast Queensland on Friday night is a lot scarier when you’re flying in it.

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

The mum's sweet treats were returned to her with her son's lunchbox at the end of the day with a stern note from his teacher

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Stonehenge study reveals ancient secrets

Stonehenge study reveals ancient secrets

STONEHENGE has long been a source of fascination among archaeologists, and new research shows the social significance of the famous site.

Teacher's school trip to paradise becomes a nightmare

premium_icon Teacher's school trip to paradise becomes a nightmare

Hervey Bay maths teacher loses compensation fight over shoulder injured in Vanuatu

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Buy this property and get 73 camels for free

premium_icon Buy this property and get 73 camels for free

The owners of Wide Bay-Burnett acreage have piqued global interest.

Disturbing issue with driverless cars

Disturbing issue with driverless cars

Concerning research has found that self-driving cars may be more likely to run over dark-skinned pedestrians as a result of the detection system used.

Hippy cafe’s ‘sick’ $8 smoothie

Hippy cafe’s ‘sick’ $8 smoothie

A BYRON Bay cafe has truly taken its love of Mother Nature to the next level, by serving colostrum in $8 tonic smoothies.

The story of Bev Pelling: Volunteer, teacher, musician

premium_icon The story of Bev Pelling: Volunteer, teacher, musician

The theme song to Bev Pelling's life would be underscored by the dulcet tones of piano keys

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Kingaroy business helps sick koala

Kingaroy business helps sick koala

A koala was lucky staff knew exactly what to do.

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