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Thu 15 Apr 2021

Unlicensed Imbil woman hits 140km/h fleeing from cops

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The 28-year-old had escaped from police by hitting speeds of 140km/h only two days before the accident

‘He was everything’: Family’s warning after candle kills pup

Premium Content ‘He was everything’: Family’s warning after candle kills pup

A mother says she won’t be able to escape the guilt surrounding the death of her family’s dog after he ate a mosquito candle she says was sold without warning.

Wed 14 Apr 2021

Coroner probes death of ‘hero’ monkey thief in prison crash

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A man went ‘from villain to hero’ after stealing a marmoset and saltwater crocodile before thwarting a plot to blow up a service station.

Fisherman recounts near-death experience in Calliope River

Premium Content Fisherman recounts near-death experience in Calliope River

“If It wasn’t for those boys, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Gympie to host only Qld leg of national competition

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OPINION: Mayor Glen Hartwig says there’s plenty of reasons to make sure your in Gympie during the month of May

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Teen battling for life in induced coma after Wolvi crash

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The family of a Gympie teenager critically injured in a horror crash has launched a fundraiser to help him

US teen does the unthinkable, goes viral

US teen does the unthinkable, goes viral

Teenager Anthony Neuer became an instant American hero as footage of him nailing the one of sport’s toughest feats quickly went viral.

Mon 12 Apr 2021

Fisho's bizarre fast food hack hauls in the goods

Premium Content Fisho's bizarre fast food hack hauls in the goods

Never in a million years did this local fisho think his ‘outside the box’ crabbing expedition trip would turn a rip-roaring success.

Naked balcony models ‘remain locked up’

Naked balcony models ‘remain locked up’

The 40 models who were thrown in jail for posing nude on a balcony in Dubai are still in detention – as the photographer faces 18 months inside.

Sun 11 Apr 2021

RESEARCH: How long cannabis users are impaired or ‘stoned’

Premium Content RESEARCH: How long cannabis users are impaired or ‘stoned’

Scientists at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics researched cannabis impairment and driving.

Sat 10 Apr 2021

‘I’ve never seen anything like it before: This tops it all’

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A Northern Beaches family has stumbled upon an incredible find of an eight-armed starfish. But besides the extra arms, there’s something else peculiar about the...

‘Crucial time’: New festival to reignite music industry

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‘A Byron music festival back into Byron itself’: New two-day event hopes to inject hope and dollars into live music scene.

Prince Philip’s most outrageous comments

Premium Content Prince Philip’s most outrageous comments

Some caused diplomatic incidents. Others were just plain funny - Prince Philip had no concept of a filter and people either loved or loathed him for it.

Fri 9 Apr 2021

WATCH: Elderly neighbours fight over social distancing

Premium Content WATCH: Elderly neighbours fight over social distancing

Two elderly neighbours came to blows in a luxury Main Beach tower after a row over social distancing laws. SEE THE VIDEO

Ch 7’s awkward gaffe in Zampatti tribute

Ch 7’s awkward gaffe in Zampatti tribute

A breakfast television program has made an awkward typo while revealing the details of style icon Carla Zampatti’s funeral.

Woman cuts nails for first time since ’90s

Woman cuts nails for first time since ’90s

A woman with the longest nails in the world, measuring 395cm on one hand alone, has cut them off after nearly 30 years.

Luckiest lotto places in Australia revealed

Luckiest lotto places in Australia revealed

Australia’s top-10 lottery hot spots have been revealed, and it’s people in a small coastal town in Western Australia who are cashing in.

WATCH: New sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point

Premium Content WATCH: New sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point

A Gympie man camping at Inskip has captured the moment the ground disappeared as a new sinkhole opened up at a busy part of the point

Thu 8 Apr 2021

O’Brien defends controversial practice amid funding scrutiny

Premium Content O’Brien defends controversial practice amid funding scrutiny

Wide Bay MP fires back at criticism of ministerial intervention for grant funding amid revelations one third of approvals made despite not being recommended.

Wed 7 Apr 2021

From death's door to entrepreneur, Tristan's turning heads

Premium Content From death's door to entrepreneur, Tristan's turning heads

Rainbow Beach teenager’s recovery from serious injuries suffered when he was hit by a car in 2017 continues to exceed expectations

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