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Thu 16 Aug 2018

Why the Gympie Muster is the best festival in Australia

premium_icon Why the Gympie Muster is the best festival in Australia

Their two worlds became one 19 months ago through a shared love of country music.

PHOTOS: Campers keen with 8 sleeps left before Gympie Muster

premium_icon PHOTOS: Campers keen with 8 sleeps left before Gympie Muster

Excited newcomers and familiar faces alike have continued filing in to the Amamoor Creek State Forest grounds.

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Passenger baffled by plane food disaster

Passenger baffled by plane food disaster

A PASSENGER has blasted British Airways over the “awful” meals he and his family were served on a flight, claiming one was so bad he almost vomited.

‘Ultimate’ numberplate set to fetch $1m

‘Ultimate’ numberplate set to fetch $1m

A 100-YEAR-OLD numberplate, expected to fetch up to $1 million, has sparked a turf war as it goes on public sale for the first time in 80 years.

'Cheeky' beach sign mysteriously disappears

premium_icon 'Cheeky' beach sign mysteriously disappears

A SIGN warning visitors to "respect the locals" at a Sunshine Coast beach access has mysteriously vanished over night.

Face-to-face with death: Photo shows near-miss

Face-to-face with death: Photo shows near-miss

AMONG the visions of destruction from the ‘apocalyptic’ bridge collapse in Italy, a lucky truckie has emerged as the poster image of the tragedy.

Disturbing video of new train game

Disturbing video of new train game

AN UNSETTLING video has been released of teenagers clinging to moving trains and dashing across tracks as part of a dangerous game.

Beach house on offer — for $5

Beach house on offer — for $5

A $4 MILLION luxury property with unrestricted views of one of Sydney’s most popular beaches is being offered for the unlikely price of $5.

Embarrassing terrorism mix-up on quiz show

Embarrassing terrorism mix-up on quiz show

WHAT should have been an easy question turned into a seriously cringe-worthy situation when a contestant on a quiz show confused a hero with a terrorist.

The army is using your money to pay vile twits

premium_icon The army is using your money to pay vile twits

Defence has wasted thousands of taxpayer dollars hiring videogamers to publish pro-army posts in a bid to help recruit teens.

Sick trend sweeping a nation

Sick trend sweeping a nation

A WOMAN was jailed for taking nude photos of an unsuspecting stranger. But the court’s decision sparked a massive outcry.

Famous clinic ‘kidnapped’ teen

Famous clinic ‘kidnapped’ teen

WHEN Alyssa had a brain aneurysm, a team of doctors saved her life. But afterwards, the teen says they held her against her will.

Beauty tips when life has lost its colour

premium_icon Beauty tips when life has lost its colour

She works as a beauty therapist by day but in her free time, Lorrin Van Opdenbosch uses her skills to enhance the lives of people affected by cancer.

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Parrot stuck on roof tells rescuers to ‘f*** off’

Parrot stuck on roof tells rescuers to ‘f*** off’

HOW’S this for ungrateful? Firefighters called in to rescue a macaw stuck on a roof were told by the foul-mouthed bird to “f*** off”.

Pineapple lovers accepted at Australis

Pineapple lovers accepted at Australis

WHERE do you stand on the most pressing question of our time? Does pineapple belong on pizza?

Call to remove five cent piece from circulation for drought

premium_icon Call to remove five cent piece from circulation for drought

IT COST more money to make than it's actually worth, so why is the five cent piece still in circulation?

'Nothing about it was a dog': big cat sighting near Gympie

'Nothing about it was a dog': big cat sighting near Gympie

'It was just the shape of it that really struck me it's tail was round on the edge'

Big lotto win for Charleville mates

Big lotto win for Charleville mates

Three friends from Charleville decided to buy a lotto ticket over some after work drinks. They ended up winning more than $444,000 each.

‘She clearly doesn’t care about her friend’

‘She clearly doesn’t care about her friend’

THE woman who pushed a schoolgirl off an 18-metre bridge has been slammed after she was pictured partying at a fair just days after shoving her friend.

Why gross acts make for entertaining viewing

premium_icon Why gross acts make for entertaining viewing

FORGET greed, these days gross is good, writes Ann Wason-Moore. We have heroes like YouTube’s Dr Sandra Lee making money squeezing pus.

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