Off Beat News

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Horror as spiders ‘rain’ from sky

Horror as spiders ‘rain’ from sky

CREEPY footage has emerged showing hundreds of huge spiders appearing to rain down from the sky in Brazil.

$9 for ‘soggy’ plane snack

$9 for ‘soggy’ plane snack

A man travelling from Bali to Australia has slammed Jetstar after being charged $9 for sandwiches only to find there wasn’t anything inside them.

Palmer pinches another ’80s pop hit

premium_icon Palmer pinches another ’80s pop hit

Controversial billionaire and former politician Clive Palmer has used another classic track in his latest promotion for the United Australia Party.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

‘I can’t let council kill off an icon’

premium_icon ‘I can’t let council kill off an icon’

The Gold Coast’s Meter Maids boss is scrapping her idea for an app to get around council bylaws — but she is not giving up the fight.

Allen’s new lolly war to divide fans

premium_icon Allen’s new lolly war to divide fans

Australia’s next lolly war is unlike any other. Cola frogs and Unicorns will battle it out in a national poll Allen’s is running to determine which sweet treat...

Local muzzle laws under consideration

premium_icon Local muzzle laws under consideration

Are muzzling laws for greyhounds outdated and unnecessary?

Sun 13 Jan 2019

Man shot in chest by friend in hunting accident

premium_icon Man shot in chest by friend in hunting accident

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after he was accidentally shot in the chest by a friend during a hunting incident west of Toowoomba.

The cabbie who bowled Viv Richards out for 99

premium_icon The cabbie who bowled Viv Richards out for 99

The 'golden era' of cricket and how one Rockhampton cab driver faced off against the world's greatest players

LITTLE GEMS: 'Pretty, jelly-like doughnuts' dot shoreline

LITTLE GEMS: 'Pretty, jelly-like doughnuts' dot shoreline

HUNDREDS of transparent, jelly-like blobs have washed onto Bargara Beach, dotting the shoreline in small, doughnut-looking gems.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Skating group hopes to bring new fitness options to Rocky

premium_icon Skating group hopes to bring new fitness options to Rocky

"It's a good avenue for people wanting to learn how to skate and be more stable, and because there's skate parks everywhere, it makes it easier to practise.”

Tom Busby welcomes another daughter

premium_icon Tom Busby welcomes another daughter

Another baby makes international headlines and a business celebrates an anniversary in the latest Fox Files

WHISPERS: Rude awakening for sleepy late worker

premium_icon WHISPERS: Rude awakening for sleepy late worker

MIDDLE Ridge man works the night shift and enjoys a sleep-in until about 10am each day.

Bridal boutique goes viral over much-needed act of kindness

Bridal boutique goes viral over much-needed act of kindness

A BRIDAL boutique in England is garnering major online attention for its window display featuring a mannequin in a wheelchair.

Fri 11 Jan 2019

Wide load tips turning corner in small town

Wide load tips turning corner in small town

Luckily, the load missed power lines and other infrastructure but it certainly wasn't a good day for this truckie

VIDEO: Burst main shoots water into the sky

VIDEO: Burst main shoots water into the sky

IT IS not known exactly how much water was lost during the five hours it took to repair the damage.

‘Penis jacket’ makes comeback on live TV

‘Penis jacket’ makes comeback on live TV

Another Aussie newsreader has gone viral for wearing what some gutter-minded viewers have dubbed a “penis-shaped” jacket for its neckline.

Queenslanders turning off tomato sauce

Queenslanders turning off tomato sauce

New research has found people in the Sunshine State are ditching an old favourite on their sausage sangas for more exotic tastes. VOTE IN OUR POLL.

Unlikely everyday killer in our midst

Unlikely everyday killer in our midst

It’s a common sight across Australia but it now appears it could be a gruesome “death trap” where people die suspended in midair, after two deaths in Canada.

Gogango teen has her sights set on modelling

premium_icon Gogango teen has her sights set on modelling

Gogango teen looking to gain confidence within herself through Elite Avenue Rockhampton Model Mentor Scholarship Program

Thu 10 Jan 2019

CQ businessman: Let's put responsibility before entitlement

premium_icon CQ businessman: Let's put responsibility before entitlement

Local publican explains why no one seems to be responsible

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