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Mon 3 Aug 2020

Unlikely destination emerges for next Coast flights

premium_icon Unlikely destination emerges for next Coast flights

Sunshine Coast Airport’s ambition to carve out direct flight links to Asia is well-known, but another route is looming.

Sun 2 Aug 2020

‘I ate a pretzel on TikTok, now I am a star’

premium_icon ‘I ate a pretzel on TikTok, now I am a star’

A teen filmed himself eating a pretzel and now has millions of fans. The now actor and model says his experience is evidence anyone can be a TikTok star.

Sat 1 Aug 2020

‘We will kill you’: Man’s terrifying encounter with pirates

premium_icon ‘We will kill you’: Man’s terrifying encounter with pirates

A Queensland sailor has spoken of the horrifying moment 10 men armed with guns jumped on his boat and threatened to kill him before trying to tie him up.

BREATHTAKING: Underwater museum is truly something else

premium_icon BREATHTAKING: Underwater museum is truly something else

A “truly spectacular” tourism drawcard will open off the coast of Townsville this weekend.

‘Appalling’: Big fine for Macca’s run

‘Appalling’: Big fine for Macca’s run

Victoria’s Police Minister has slammed the “appalling behaviour” of a man who went on a 300km Macca’s run to the border of NSW.

Lies, drugs and paper plates: Unbelievable tales from border

premium_icon Lies, drugs and paper plates: Unbelievable tales from border

YAHOOS AT THE BORDER: From the funny to the shocking to the outright bizarre, we reveal the most unbelievable tales confronting police at the border.

Restaurant owners reveal virus abuse

Restaurant owners reveal virus abuse

The owners of a Thai restaurant chain linked to more than 100 coronavirus cases in NSW say they have been bombarded with vicious messages on social media.

Man caught masturbating at children’s playground

premium_icon Man caught masturbating at children’s playground

‘He was watching pornography on his phone’ while at a popular family spot in Mackay

Fri 31 Jul 2020

Katters get mad over Cowboys hat matter

premium_icon Katters get mad over Cowboys hat matter

The Katter’s Australian Party will deliver the true spirit of North Queensland at the next Cowboys home game by handing out 100 cowboy hats to rugby league fans

‘Rip off’: Cadbury change outrages fans

‘Rip off’: Cadbury change outrages fans

Cadbury fans have spotted a sizing difference on one of its popular treats – despite the confectionery company keeping the price the same.

What you’ll eat for $60/day in hotel quarantine

premium_icon What you’ll eat for $60/day in hotel quarantine

As Queenslanders working overseas are still trying to desperately find a way home, those in hotel quarantine, have revealed exactly what you get to eat

Indigenous elder’s surprise over other meanings of 'Coon'

premium_icon Indigenous elder’s surprise over other meanings of 'Coon'

A Queensland street shares the same name as a cheese in national spotlight this week has surprised an elder after council suggested other meanings for the word.

‘Breathtaking’: Curious whale surprises swimmers

premium_icon ‘Breathtaking’: Curious whale surprises swimmers

An inquisitive whale has given swimmers the experience of a lifetime after she spent two hours frolicking in the water – sometimes only centimetres away. WATCH THE...

Crippled creepy crawly nursed back to health

premium_icon Crippled creepy crawly nursed back to health

A young huntsman spider with two legs had a lucky escape after finding itself in the home of a kind-hearted young woman. Check out the amazing photos.

4WD plunges into Gympie loungeroom after handbrake fail

premium_icon 4WD plunges into Gympie loungeroom after handbrake fail

The rear end of car ploughed through the front window into the house, fracturing brick work, spraying rubble, blinds, concrete and glass

Old Falcon fetched an eye-watering price at auction

premium_icon Old Falcon fetched an eye-watering price at auction

THIS 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT, found rotting in a farm shed sold for the price of a small house.

Paranormal investigator on the hunt for Burnett spirits

premium_icon Paranormal investigator on the hunt for Burnett spirits

From bodies being dragged along the floor to a man standing under a tree, this South Burnett pub is full of ghost stories.

Thu 30 Jul 2020

‘Nation’s disgrace’: We should be ashamed

‘Nation’s disgrace’: We should be ashamed

COVID-19 has exposed an almighty flaw in how Australia cares for elderly people and it’s the definition of cruelty says Angela Mollard.

Reporter’s shocking on-air slur

Reporter’s shocking on-air slur

Veteran journalist Fiona Lamdin is under fire for uttering a “highly offensive” and uncensored racial term during a television report.

Anti-vax Karen’s rant: ‘F*** no I wont for so called covid’

premium_icon Anti-vax Karen’s rant: ‘F*** no I wont for so called covid’

An angry debate has erupted as a woman refuses to isolate after claiming to have dined at a restaurant where two COVID-positive teens were recorded visiting.

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