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Mon 18 Mar 2019

‘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

Is there any lifeform lower than a troll?

premium_icon Is there any lifeform lower than a troll?

Yesterday's big stories of the climate strike and Christchurch horror are complex and need nuanced debate - so naturally social media gave us stupidity instead.

Principal drives 40 students to climate protest

premium_icon Principal drives 40 students to climate protest

WHILE some discouraged students from leaving the classroom yesterday, one principal personally drove students to their local School Strike for Climate protest.

CMC Rocks the perfect place to say 'I do'

premium_icon CMC Rocks the perfect place to say 'I do'

Love is in the air at CMC Rocks with couples using the festival at Willowbank to pop the big question.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Ten-year-old takes part in the World's Greatest Shave

premium_icon Ten-year-old takes part in the World's Greatest Shave

'I just want to help people and save lives'

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

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.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Will Capricornia betting odds paint a clear picture?

premium_icon Will Capricornia betting odds paint a clear picture?

The odds roll in but have CQ punters determined a likely victor?

WTF are all these signs around Coffs all about?

WTF are all these signs around Coffs all about?

If you thought the WTF highway signs were a bit risque wait until you see the bloke who's behind them.

Thirsty? How about a seaweed-based beer?

premium_icon Thirsty? How about a seaweed-based beer?

The craft beer revolution is well under way and it's been taken to new depths, with seaweed the latest ingredient drawn upon to satisfy thirsts.

Dashcam catches driver’s angry Chermside carpark outburst

Dashcam catches driver’s angry Chermside carpark outburst

A Brisbane man has been roasted online after a driver’s dashcam caught his grumpy outburst at a woman trying to reverse park.

Boy’s letter to Qantas CEO goes viral

Boy’s letter to Qantas CEO goes viral

“Please take me seriously,” 10-year-old airline enthusiast Alex Jacquot wrote to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Now his passion has paid off.

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