Surprise! Baby born on kitchen floor

The last thing Rachel Finucane was expecting was to deliver her third child on the kitchen floor of her Maryborough home.

Bible doesn't condone domestic violence, says Coast pastor

Pastor Tim Lovell uses Sunday message to apologise verses of the Bible he says have been wrongly interpreted have been used to condone domestic violence.

Is there another explanation for 'submit to your husbands'?

Toowoomba woman uses meditation to fight fear of flying

Lesley Henry from As One Body and Mind demonstrates how to meditate in any environment, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Lesley wanted to be able to jump out of a plane for most of her life

Seniors stun in swimsuits at Grandbikini

Contestants compete for titles at the Grandbikini.

Move over Miss Universe – it’s time for the Grandbikini.

Faulty airbags 'can fire shrapnel at you and your family'

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Takata airbags linked to deaths are being replaced by faulty ones

Aussie women reveal their handbag horror stories

The things you find in women's handbags.

A dead lizard, bird poo and potato peels among horror stories.

THE WAITING GAME

Martine Allars can do nothing but wait for a new kidney to arrive.

Martine Allars is waiting for the call that will save her life

Let kids play with fire and power tools, researchers say

Kids Around Campfire

“Risky play” actually increases kids’ safety awareness

Twins born at 23 weeks survive despite being 'too young to save'

The doctors didn’t have high hopes for such premature babies but Dolly and Albert had other ideas.

Their mother went into labour at 22 weeks and six days.

Mum mistakes meningococcal disease for 'just the flu'

Jenna has had the fingers and thumb amputated from one arm and below the elbow amputated on the other. Source: Supplied

It wasn't the flu, it was really something far worse.

Does no wedding gift list mean no present?

Some users suggesting she was "rude" for expecting to turn up to a wedding empty-handed.

Mum branded ‘rude’ and ‘classless’ for policy

'It was our choice whether or not to let our baby boy go'

"I will never forget the pure pain of that moment.”

Newborn fights for life: 'Don't let anyone kiss your baby'

Mariana in the hospital. Picture: supplied.

The tiny little girl is still battling on

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

The flathead and bream are biting

Fishing at sunset. Photo: Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

Today's fishing report for your convenience

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

New season apples have arrived at the markets. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Apples, okra, ginger, longans are now available

Where the fish are biting around the Northern Rivers

Robert Baker from Sunshine Beach casts a line at Kingscliff looking to hook a big one.

Our experts share their fishing hotspots with you

Final days to win $5000 BCF voucher!

$5000 BCF voucher up for grabs!

Don't miss out on this!

Picky eater? You could get someone killed

PICKY eaters, dieters and food snobs are claiming to suffer life-threatening allergies so they can demand customised meals at top restaurants.

UnBEERlievable! Is this the worst idea ever?

Aurosa for women.

There's a new tipple on the scene - a beer just for ladies

Creative cakes win major awards at London competition

WINNING CAKE: Merivale Cakes and Crafts' student Narelle Brown won gold for her Ned Kelly creation at the Alexandra Palace International Cake Decorating Competition in London.

Together they took 15 students overseas on their annual tour

This weekend's Northern Rivers markets list

Hinterland adventures Bangalow Markets

Where to get fresh local produce and great coffee from

Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child

WHAT A STEAK: Sarah Atkins was amazed to see the Pinnacle Pub crumbed steak was bigger than one of her four-month-old twin daughters, Jorja.

It's not every day you get served a steak as big as a baby

What your food cravings mean and how to beat them

Craving chocolate?

Science has also been looking into ways we can reduce our cravings

I'll have what she's having

Yasmin Newman takes readers on a tour of the sweetest treats with her new book The Desserts of New York.

Aussie devotes three months to taste testing New York desserts

GIRL TUESDAY: Not easy being clean

'I bought myself a Christmas present last year, in the form of a robotic vacuum cleaner I've named Rosie, after the maid in The Jetsons, and I love her to bits'

Ugly, cute or retro: Decor is all a matter of taste

FLORAL FANTASY: Someone in Byron Bay is looking for a couch put this up as an example of an ugly couch they wanted to purchase and is willing to pay $10 to acquire.

You can find decor to suit all tastes on social media

First home buyers edge out investors for a new home

FIRST HOME: The number of first home buyers remain a strong force in the Northern Rivers property market.

Getting a foot on the property ladder

How often should you clean your sheets?

Your choice of colours and patterns sets the mood.

We spend about a third of our day between the sheets.

We've a sweet idea for berry lovers

IT'S time to trying growing your own strawberries so you can have these delicious berries right at your back door.

Gardening: Grow your own citrus trees

Citrus trees are not just for commercial growers; they are great in home gardens too.

They're packed with vitamin C and they're flowering now

Leading beekeeper fined over threatening disease

Busy Bee still buzzing in the cold morning air.

The disease poses one of the most dire threats to the industry

Volunteer - you're in for a treat

Camellias - the variety of colours, shapes and flowers now is truly a gardener's dream.

If you love camellias, there's a new variety for your garden

From ugly duckling to swan

BLOOMIN' BEAUTIFUL: A rose garden in the Botanic Gardens, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.

Watch your bare-rooted roses blossom

Prune and reduce hazards in the garden

The cooler months are an ideal time to prune but be wary

Qantas lifts security to help fight against threat of IS

QANTAS has increased security for some flights amid fears IS jihadists could return to Australia or carry out an airborne act of terror.

Teens on holiday caught up in sexual assault nightmare

Savk Hotel

Hotel staff claimed the group of teens were "looking for group sex"

Cruise control: The Gold Coast by cruise boat

Surfers Paradise beach on Queensland's Gold Coast and, right, QT's Bazaar Restaurant; Elvis impersonator Jay Dupuis performs.

The Gold Coast can be as laid back as you want it

France, where there's music on every corner

Musicians perform during the Fete de la Musique Music event in Paris.

Celebration of the solstice brings out the best and worst

$24M Mackay wave pool project: The big reveal

Councillor Ross Gee says his idea for a wave pool in Mackay would be a "tourist mega magnet".

'Get barrelled behind the Great Barrier Reef'

Rail trail could have villages steaming on

Outdoors in the peace and pure air heading north from Casino.

Region on track for a cycling, horse riding and camping future

Family tossed off flight after toddler kicked seat

Couple furious after airline threw them off flight

ABC's Q&A: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

IS IT time to lower the voting age to boost youth engagement in Australian politics?

Northern Rivers truckie takes on Ninja Warrior Grand Final

RIGHT AT HOME: Tom Hazell in his backyard ninja set-up.

Truckie one of 21 ninjas in Australian Ninja Warrior grand final

Police sniffer dogs busy at Splendour

Police sniffer dogs at the Splendour in the Grass festival.

Festival upholds its zero tolerance stance against drugs

Diana Chan crowned MasterChef's 2017 winner

MasterChef Australia's 2017 winner Diana Chan. Supplied by Channel 10.

MELBOURNE accountant comes out on top after 8-hour showdown.

Mini ninjas get into training

Gary Nowlan, 12, of Gawler East trains in X-Park at Bounce.

Kids as young as 12 are already dreaming of becoming Ninja Warriors

Families that game together, stay together?

Gaming is becoming an increasingly popular opportunity for family bonding, according to new studies.

More parents, grandparents turn to gaming to connect with kids

Seen and heard at Splendour 2017

CREATIVE: Sherradin Thomas, from Gippsland, at Splendour in the Grass 2017.

The unofficial account of what you may have missed

LINGERIE SHOW: Gladstone models leave little to the imagination

"It's really an adrenaline rush, it's so much fun getting on stage," one model said.

Bridal wear shops unite to fight gown maker's collapse

Lasting Impressions owner Leah Stevens helps Grafton bride to be Natalie Jackson find another wedding dress.

Brides left in the lurch by collapses of overseas gown maker.

Gladstone model takes out national Face of Origin comp

QUEENSLAND BEAUTY: Face of Origin Gladstone representative Alice Litzow won the ultimate prize.

Alice comes out on top after three-day national final in Brisbane

Aussie bride's $1600 dream wedding with 100 guests

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick tied the knot in Scotland Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick

“Don’t make it about anyone but yourself and don’t compromise.”

Scarification: World’s most shocking and extreme body art

The scar this leaves will depend on how the person takes care of it.

World’s most shocking body art...*WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT*

Flying high: Gympie fashion queen lands another big gig

IN FLIGHT: Cindy Vogels' label Racy and Lucky has secured a prestigious spot in the lead-up to Brisbane Fashion Month.

Cindy Vogels wins big spot in lead-up to fashion event.

LG's 77 inch wallpaper TV has $40k price tag

IT'S the television that had tech journalists from around the world drooling.

This iPhone keyboard hack is hugely satisfying

Best hidden features of iPhones revealed

Is ALDI about to clog the sewers?

Aldi is set to open in Central Queensland after the project was given the green light.

ALDI sparks debate after it advertises it is selling flushable wipes

$6 wine a winner for Coles

Coles Group wine buyer Ed Ashley holding last year’s award-winning bottle. Photo: Sam Wundke

Cabernet sauvignon given a gold rating by all judges

LG Twin Wash promises to slash laundry time

Half of Australians do their laundry two to four times every week

Important lessons when teaching teens good money habits

Putting away a bit away, over a long time is the key to building wealth. Sit down with your teenager and show them the power of compounding. PHOTO: AAP

Wealth experts detail financial skills that teenagers should learn

BlackBerry is back: But sorry, it's atrocious

BlackBerry KEYone might be better left in the past.

The display is just 4.5-inches to make room for the keyboard

Brutal twist in Charlie Gard case

THE parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have dropped their legal bid to have him sent to the USA for experimental treatment.

'Going to explode': Gladstone woman suffers infectious disease

TERRIBLE IMPACT: The Observer's own Danae Jackson lives with chronic pain after contracting Ross River virus.

It's like arthritis through your whole body

Determined and social 23-year-old battles 'invisible' illness

IT'S TOUGH: Candace Carter, of Churchill, reveals the challenges of living with chronic illness.

Time to start talking about chronic illness

Crisis line launches for uni-student sex assault victims

A hotline has been set up to help university-student victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Measure welcomed by Sunshine Coast university student.

‘I was praised for starving myself’

Blythe B. created the Youtube video "When The Fat Girl Gets Skinny" to share her frustrations with society.

The cruel, double standard of eating disorders

Parents are freaking out over Teen Vogue’s anal sex guide

"This is anal 101, for teens, beginners, and all inquisitive folk"

I haven’t been to the toilet in two years

Imagine not going to the loo for a number two for two years

More parents using photographer to capture baby’s birth

WHEN Amanda Schenk gave birth to her daughter, Chloe, she didn’t want to do it alone: she wanted a professional photographer by her side.

'Why I took my kids to Splendour'

MUM AND KIDS: Kazzie Mahina, with kids Makoa, 4, and six-month-old Kona, at Splendour.

Child minding at the awesome Little Splendour too good to pass up

Baby going home with dad after mum's tragic death

John Petrak with baby Eleanor.

John Petrak will finally take his baby girl home today

Elite school brings in sleep expert

The survey found seniors were the most sleep-deprived.

Survey of students find most sleep deprived because of study, tech

‘Simple’ maths quiz one in 1000 can solve

There are two different ways of solving these equations, apparently one in 1,000 people can you find them both.

Can you find two answers to this ‘simple’ maths question?

IVF couple opens up about losing their unborn twins

Samantha and Max Delmege on their wedding day.

After four rounds of IVF the Delmeges thought they'd caught a break

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

KARL Stefanovic faced a huge backlash when he began a new relationship five months after his marriage ended. Now he’s explained what happened.

Say I do to having pets at your wedding

PET FRIENDLY WEDDING PLANNING: Having your fur babies at your wedding isn't just for celebrities.

Pet-friendly wedding planning

Why I said breastfeeding in public is illegal

Yummy Mummy Maria DiGeronimo.

I BREASTFED and I am all FOR breastfeeding and support it, but...

Woman says she was sacked for being polyamorous

Andrea, Michael and Laura live an unconventional lifestyle but insist they are happy.

Polyamorous woman says she was sacked for her lifestyle