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!

Creative cakes win major awards at London competition

MERIVALE Cakes and Crafts' students recently won major awards at the Alexandra Palace International Cake Decorating Competition in London.

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

Power in hands of consumer when dining out

Food Authority's 'Name and Shame' register reaches over 11m views

Vegemite, cheese and beef pie: Would you eat it?

Carlton AFLW star Tayla Harris tries the new Vegemite and cheese pie from Four 'N Twenty. Picture: Jay Town

Four'N Twenty Vegemite pies go on sale in Coles

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

Twitter explodes over Stranger Things season two

IT’S been an agonisingly long wait but finally, the people behind the hugely popular Netflix series Stranger Things have given us a proper look at season two.

Warner Bros. confirms a number of confusing sequels

Wonder Woman is getting a sequel.

There's some very good news for Wonder Woman fans

New Thor: Ragnarok trailer is everything you could want

Thor and his brother Loki seem to be on the same side.

Another Thor trailer has landed, and it's hot

Check out the 22 women who'll chase the next Bachelor

Meet the women vying for Matty J's heart on The Bachelor.

The 22 women of the Bachelor have been revealed

'What gig?' Drummer left out of Powderfinger reunion

Former Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill works as a presenter and journalist for ABC Sunshine Coast.

Former drummer learns of reunion gig after the fact

PHOTO GALLERY: Splendour Day 2 in over 80 photos

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Splendour in the Grass 2017 at the main stage on Day 2.

Dune Rats arrive to a killer set on motorbikes, and more.

INSIDE SCOOP: Which celebrities surprised us at Splendour

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

Bridal wear shops unite to fight gown maker's collapse

The collapse of a US bridal gown maker has left local brides searching stores around the country for replacement dresses.

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.

Surf brand creates fashion with an environmental benefit

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE: Byron Bay model Montana Lower sporting Salt Gypsy women's surf wear.

Quality wear with minimal environmental impact

No time for exercise? Tell this mum of seven

Brenda Ashley has seven kids and looks fit and healthy. She credits running, drinking lots of water and milk to keep to her figure. Here with her kids Jesse 8, Braden 10, Mitchell 15, Madilyn 18 months, Nicole 17, Casey-Lee 4 and Connor 13. Picture: John Gass

Dynamo mum is fitter and healthier than when had first baby

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

I haven’t been to the toilet in two years

IMAGINE not farting for two years. Better yet, imagine not going to the loo for a number two for that amount of time.

Mates help friend struck by rare illness

HELPING HAND: A gofundme page has been set up for Jason Lynch, diagnosed with dystonia. INSET: Jason, cannot 100% control his neck muscles from spasming and twisting his head and jaw to the right hand side.

In January, Jason was diagnosed with cervical dystonia.

Club bands together for the Rubb family

DONATION: Sarah Rubb thanked Toowoomba Rangers' club representative Danny Wiedman (right) for the club's donation of $5000 to help her son Hamish.

He loves music, picnics, listening to the footy

Kelly Savage died after being strapped to a bed for 10 days

Kelly Savage didn't have to die strapped to a bed for 10 days

Mother’s diet pact with son ends in tragedy

Seven years after making a diet pact with his mother Melanie, Stevie Brazier died from a cardiac arrest brought on by a chronic eating disorder.

Their dieting was supposed to make them healthy

The most personal photo you will see of this veteran MP

Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle's private photograph receiving scalp freezing treatment in his cancer therapy.

MP was given worst case 'six to 10 year' prognosis in April.

Breastmilk brownies at school

You’ll never look at chocolate brownies the same way again.

Facebook post raises curious questions about what's in school cakes

Baby going home with dad after mum's tragic death

JOHN Petrak will finally take his baby girl home today — eight tearstained days after the love of his life died hours after bringing her into the world.

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

Swinging through life (not with the greatest of ease)

TAKING A LEAP: Parents generally try to do what's right for their children, but we're still only human, we're going to get it wrong sometimes.

Parenting can be a high-wire act for all concerned

Your child comes home with a tattoo. Here's what to do

The crappy mother who taught me how to be a better dad.

The boy who lived: How Lachy is beating a fatal condition

LACHLAN Page with teacher's aide Charlotte Wright should not have survived a week after birth but has defied the odds and is now in his second year at Maleny State School.

How a little boy has beaten the odds just to be still alive

Say I do to having pets at your wedding

Tips to have your pet wedding-ready for your big day and how to organise it.

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

VIDEO: The life of a transgender teen in Lismore

Cartoonist Vaylira Passionfruit grew up on the Northern Rivers.

A transgender sex worker has published animations about her Lismore life.