Brown snake kills puppy in suburban Toowoomba

A DOG owner has told her heartache after her puppy was killed by a brown snake in Toowoomba.

'That's not a brown!': Rare snake found lurking

Snakes have an inoffensive nature and are reluctance to bite

Mum's honest post about parenting goes viral

But it isn't the photo that's made it go viral. It is the caption.

Six tips for doing a seamless re-gift this Christmas

Follow these tips for a seamless re-gift this Christmas. And check out our latest digital subscription offer - that's something you won't want to re-gift.

IS IT ever okay to re-gift? If you're in the 'yes' camp, read on...

School run scorcher: Audi SQ7 road test and review

FLAGSHIP: Audi’s new SQ7 TDI features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel offering 320kW, 900Nm and a 0-100kmh time of 4.9-seconds. An electric-powered compressor all but eliminates turbo lag from low range. This tech and safety-filled SUV costs from $153,616 before on-roads.

$153,000 ultimate Q7 cracks 100kmh in under five seconds

Heart patient speaks on lack of cardiologist on Fraser Coast

Betty Glaister has a heart condition, but is not worried by no cardiologist working on the Fraser Coast. But, she said she would be worried if she was younger.

Betty Glaister has survived a heart attack and heart failure.

50 second memory: Diagnosed with dementia at 57

Former Coolum man Steve Nichol is recovering in a Brisbane hospital after a brain operation. Steve is comforted by his wife Angie.

Surfer who grew a church faces battle with early onset dementia

Intellectual impairment doesn't stop Jayde from goals

Maryborough's Jayde Wood may be intellectually impaired and legally blind, but that doesn't stop him from creating audio music segments for a community radio station.

He is on his way to achieving his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Family's plea to help raise $500 so tot can play in water

Mayana Wyles - Dudman and nana, Eileen.

Mayana was born with her intestines outside her body

How Australia's largest family does Christmas with 16 kids

BIG CHRISTMAS: Enjoying their new PS4 is the Bonell family (back, from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front, from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon.

The Toowoomba family said the device brought them together

Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Avocado with a side of poo? Uproar over cafe nappy change

Giving up smashed avocado breakfasts could help you save for a home deposit.

Cafe manager responds to mum's review after nappy changing debarcle

Teething pills linked to deaths have "no problems": TGA

The homeopathic teething tablets remain on sale in Australia, despite the company removing them from sale in the US.

This homeopathic teething gel is now being tested.

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

What advantages do you score as a first born?

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Good variety being caught on the region's reefs this week

HOOKED: Dave, from New Zealand, with a whopper queenfish.

The Burrum has been a great place to escape the winds.

The fishing's good courtesy of tides and the new moon

Matt from Brisbane landed this solid broadbar mackerel while out on a charter trip with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing recently.

Out wide, there have been patches of tuna.

Weather fires up and so does the all-round fishing

Now let's have a look at this week's brag board - Lets make it all about the  thready's   Fraser was leading our weigh in board with this 12.88kg monster Gail landed her biggest to date King Salmon weighing in at 11.63Kg Only to outdo herself with helping to land Lorna's massive 12.03kg 136cm long fishing of a life time the very next day! Nice job ladies!

Let's take a look at the report.

Weather, tides working for anglers hunting a feed

Rob with a good size cod caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.

School mackerel have been about on the Burrum 8 mile

Mary River system continues to deliver the goods

A couple of local lads Mark and Eddie showing off their shark catch.

Let's check out this week's fishing report.

WATCH: Why big wave days should be declared a holiday

DROUGHT BREAKS: Big waves return to Noosa Heads.

Schoolkids and tradies should really be given the day off

Are meals made from scratch now a thing of the past?

A HOME-COOKED meal made from scratch is quickly becoming a relic of the past, according to research released by Westinghouse.

Woolies' new reindeer carrots hope to feed Santa's fliers

Woolies gets on board with the tradition of leaving a carrot out

Funky, flavoursome vegan food

Think vegan is boring? Think again.

Cheers to new beer that saves our reef

BEERY GOOD: Bargara Brewing Company head brewer Andrew Clark with the second Great Barrier Beer creation for The Good Beer Co.

Second Great Barrier Beer infused with honey.

Twice-cooked delight

These pretty Christmas biscotti make an ideal gift.

Make biscotti with a Christmas twist

Put some sparkle into the season

Put some sparkle in the festive season with a selection of wines perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

A selection of wines to start the celebrations

OPINION: The secret to giving a great gift

WHAT do they want? What do they need? We can spend a lot of time asking ourselves these questions.

OPINION: Get organised before the Christmas crowds arrive

The mind functions better when the house is clean and tidy.

Tackle the cleaning to-do list one room at a time

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

REVEALED: What we're using the web for this Christmas

Internet usage expected to surge by 30% this month according to NBN's Season of Connectivity Report.

Internet usage tipped to surge by 30% this month

It's time to plan your summer garden

SUMMER has its particular challenges in the garden here's how to overcome them.

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Gardening: Grow a mini banyan fig

Pot belly figs are hardy, resilient plants that make great indoor bonsais.

The banyan fig makes a hardy, easy-to-care-for bonsai

Plants on the prowl for prey

The Venus fly trap needs at least four hours of direct sunlight daily.

Evolution has given some plants a carnivorous edge

Jacaranda Crowning in pictures

A large crowd gathered under the Jacaranda and the carnival lights to watch the Jacaranda Queen crowning ceremony

All the pictures from crowning night

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Gardening: Butterfly bush is ideal for year-round colour

Buddlejas grow best in a sunny to partly shaded position.

SPRING time in a garden centre is such an exciting time

Three days are not nearly enough in a vibrant city

Stay more than three days in Perth, but beware if you do, you may want to move there

Mind-boggling Galeries Lafayette is a true French landmark

Travel

Awe-shopping in Paris with Ann Rickard

6 reasons to add Toowoomba to alternative travel list

Carnival of Flowers 2016. Grand Central Floral Parade.

It is an ideal place for royalty, street artists and style hunters

Fraser Coast has global appeal as visitor numbers soar

Patrick Janke from Germany is one of many international travellers who has chosen to visit Fraser Coast on his journey.

Overseas visitor numbers are up 4%.

Tangalooma: The place to get wrecked

Sea Scooter Safari great way to explore Moreton marine life

$259 flights to Honolulu: Jetstar sale launched

Jetstar is offering cheap flights to allow a beach holiday either here or overseas.

Flights from as little as $49 up for grabs in massive sale

International visitor numbers going up on Fraser Coast

The region saw 136,000 visitors in the year to September 2016.

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

'STAR Wars' actress Carrie Fisher has revealed she is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed with her for revealing they had an affair.

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Think in terms of a free spirit and bohemian mood to be on trend at the beach or poolside.

Salty solution for skin issues

Body scrubs are really easy to make with regular household items.

Save some cash and make your own body scrubs

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

Victoria's Secret 2016: Top supermodels wow in Paris

Lady Gaga revived her role as the first lady of pop music

Gladstone girl has the face for modelling

BUBBLY: Aviae Massey will know this week whether she is the top 100 to be the new face of Kinder.

AND she's no rookie to the glamour-filled industry

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

IKEA says simple swap could save Aussies a billion

Just by making one simple swap, IKEA says Australian households could save as much as $1.08 billion.

How to travel Australia without robbing a bank

Beautiful Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia

It's the great Australian dream here's how it can be yours

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

SnapBridge connectivity makes sharing great photos on social easy

Coles beefs up its security in Mackay

Coles has taken its security measures to the next level, placing electronic tags on its meat.

Alarms ring at supermarket when customers buy good meat

What Dad really wants for Christmas this year

Get Dad something he really wants this Christmas.

GIVE Dad something he really wants for Christmas.

10 things Mum doesn't want for Christmas this year

No, Mum doesn't want cleaning products for Christmas. But she may be more keen on our unlimited digital news offer that comes with a free Samsung tablet and weekend paper delivery!

DO YOUR mum a favour and don't get her these gifts for Christmas.

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

The 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro

The biggest hurdle, no doubt, is the price.

How a pregnant mum's 'flu' went so wrong

WHEN this Mackay mum got a 'cold' during her pregnancy, she thought it was simply something she could shake off

Victorian MPs to vote on assisted dying laws

VICTORIA could become the first state to legalise assisted dying.

Social media can be a boost to mental health - for some

Online networking on Facebook.

Social media isn't all bad when it comes to mental health

Penis-measuring service hopes to increase condom usage

A health clinic in Sweden is offering to measure men's penises

Take extra care in scorching conditions

Six simple steps for staying safe in the heat.

Christmas survival tips

DON'T OVEREAT: Be aware of your portion sizes when it's time to tuck into some Christmas fare.

How to survive the festive season if you're health conscious.

Don't ignore your body's warning signs

TAKE CARE OF YOU: The earlier you start taking care of yourself, the better.

Ignoring signals from your body is a quick path to a health crisis.

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

MILLY Ackerman is showing plenty of fight after being rushed to hospital with community rallying around the family again.

Have we lost the art of imagination?

One of the results of the Imagination Lab from Canon.

How kids are teaching adults to dream again

Gay teen revealed bullying before suicide

Tyrone Unsworth.

Calls for controversial Safe Schools program to be introduced

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

New school sexual education plan to target STIs

The strategy has fighting the spread of STIs as a priority.

Pack up the family for a cheap holiday

A family takes the plunge, packs up the kids and goes on a four-month driving holiday. In the December 3 edition of Weekend, they share how other families can live the dream.

Two mums share tips on how to have an adventure on a budget

Baby teething remedies cleared after link to deaths in US

The teething remedy was linked to deaths and side effects in the US.

Woman finds love with fellow gamer 11,711km away

IT'S time to delete Tinder - a Te Awamutu woman has met the love of her life living 11,711km away in Texas while playing a mobile farming game.

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

Emma Bennett is the manager of the coast's newest brothel, Lush, which is located at Marcoola.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Brothels are big business, and they're getting bigger

Stroll through park turns into flash-mob wedding proposal

She had no idea her boyfriend was planning a flash-mob proposal

Why we’re more likely to date someone who has an ex

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Most people would agree choosing “the right” partner is important