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Mon 17 Dec 2018

Anger as Coles mini cases sell out

premium_icon Anger as Coles mini cases sell out

COLES Christmas minis have proved popular with collector cases sold out in a matter of days in Ipswich, Springfield and Redbank.

Santa could soon be female or gender neutral

Santa could soon be female or gender neutral

Nearly a third of people believe Santa Claus should be rebranded as a woman or gender neutral as part of an effort to ‘modernise’ Christmas.

Today’s embarrassing Coles apology

Today’s embarrassing Coles apology

The Today show has issued an awkward on-air apology this morning after giving a bit of misleading Christmas information.

Feuding parents behind foul mouthed kid rapper

Feuding parents behind foul mouthed kid rapper

Controversial foul-mouthed child star rapper Lil Tay has disappeared from social media amid allegations she is being coached.

REVEALED: The $340 million cost of tragedies on Gympie roads

premium_icon REVEALED: The $340 million cost of tragedies on Gympie roads

There have been 967 total crashes on Gympie LGA roads in the past five years.

'My dog has been attacked four times on the beach'

premium_icon 'My dog has been attacked four times on the beach'

REVEALED: The number of fines handed out to disobedient pet owners.

OP RESULTS: Who topped the class for 2018

premium_icon OP RESULTS: Who topped the class for 2018

WHEN Bronte-Rae McCutcheon accidentally sat next to an astrophysicist, she had a light bulb moment for her future career.

Sun 16 Dec 2018

$19 million data prompts Christmas robbery warning

premium_icon $19 million data prompts Christmas robbery warning

Almost 5000 claims have been made in the past three years.

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Mother's final act saved Goomeri fire survivor from death

premium_icon Mother's final act saved Goomeri fire survivor from death

Gladys Edwards died in the most horrific fashion nearly 79 years ago today, but her desperate final act meant her daughter Marie is still alive today.

Inmates at Maryborough jail help train more assistance dogs

premium_icon Inmates at Maryborough jail help train more assistance dogs

The latest canine graduates of the Smart Pups program are named Foxy, Fern, Delta and Luna.

Surprising porn habits of Australian women

Surprising porn habits of Australian women

Online porn site Pornhub has released its 2018 Year in Review, which reveals an unusual discovery about the porn habits of Australian women.

Author Jean Williams was a literary warrior for veterans

premium_icon Author Jean Williams was a literary warrior for veterans

JEAN Williams was known around the world for her work and several books about the Agent Orange issues.

'Gingerbread ban' as councils cut Christmas gifts

premium_icon 'Gingerbread ban' as councils cut Christmas gifts

A design company has had its piece of Christmas cheer rejected by a number of Queensland councils including Sunshine Coast.

Prisoner’s odd last meal request

Prisoner’s odd last meal request

Many would choose something gourmet, but Jose Antonio Jimenez asked for a specific combination of comfort foods before he was executed.

Second lotto ‘winner’ cheated out of cash

Second lotto ‘winner’ cheated out of cash

A “winner” claims she missed out on a $350k scratchcard jackpot because of a “misprint” just days after lottery officials said another card was “doctored”.

Elite golf club guilty of sex discrimination

premium_icon Elite golf club guilty of sex discrimination

One of Queensland’s most exclusive golf clubs has been found guilty of sex discrimination against a female member.

CASH CRISIS: The country where money has no value

CASH CRISIS: The country where money has no value

As companies continue to pull out of this warring country and end their years of business, they’re paying their workers in everything but money.

Christmas the 'old fashioned way' a popular addition

premium_icon Christmas the 'old fashioned way' a popular addition

FOR A first foray into the world of frontyard Christmas lights, Mick Watkins has put on a fair show in this year's Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition.

16 multi-million dollar projects coming in Gympie in 2019

premium_icon 16 multi-million dollar projects coming in Gympie in 2019

Hot on the heels of rapid economic growth in 2018, next year promises to deliver work on a range of multi-million dollar projects across the region.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Horror as human remains are found on plane

Horror as human remains are found on plane

A flight was forced to turn around mid-air after the captain made an announcement about a life or death discovery made on the plane.

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