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Wed 17 Oct 2018

Goodnight hiss: Snake catcher's unusual bed buddy

Goodnight hiss: Snake catcher's unusual bed buddy

SNAKE catcher Darryl Robinson has seen many things in his job, but last week's snake rescue during the severe hail storms was a new one even for him.

Town’s ridiculously Aussie welcome for royals

Town’s ridiculously Aussie welcome for royals

THE bush town of Dubbo is frothing with excitement ahead of the royal couple’s welcome later today, and it’s prepared the perfect welcome gift.

'Thousands' of bluebottles invade our beaches

'Thousands' of bluebottles invade our beaches

MASSES of these nasty stingers have washed up on the sand, and even though they're dead, they can still hurt you.

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Seller’s X-rated mistake in photo

Seller’s X-rated mistake in photo

A MUM was left mortified after taking a seemingly innocent picture of two wardrobes she was trying to sell, only to have it pointed out she was showing off more...

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Coke’s disturbing vending machine message

Coke’s disturbing vending machine message

WHEN Coca Cola tried to be friendly by writing a greeting on one of its vending machines it ended up shocking customers with a grim message.

Uber weird food delivery a hit with expectant mums

premium_icon Uber weird food delivery a hit with expectant mums

What's the weirdest place you've had food delivered?

The unusual surprise that ruined breakfast

The unusual surprise that ruined breakfast

A TINY discovery inside her fried egg put this Ballina woman off her meal.

New tech could mean no more stopping at red lights

New tech could mean no more stopping at red lights

A NEW trial uses a futuristic method to ease traffic congestion.

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

IN A bizarre coincidence after Terry Gall and Barry Sutherland reunited in Toowoomba, they discovered they were only meters away from each other a year earlier.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

Resort’s saucy secrets exposed

IF YOU thought resorts on party islands were all about nudity, boozing and staff sleeping with guests, you were absolutely right.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

Queensland cat survives six weeks in NT outback

A COUPLE is making a five-day journey from Brisbane to Mataranka to rescue their beloved 18-year-old cat Spike.

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a close brush with death after a truck he was overtaking failed to spot him.

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

WEDDING PASHERS: Eugenie and Jack in fairytale royal union

STAUNCH Monarchists, maybe don’t read this. We take a colourful look at the second-best royal wedding of the year.

Palmer’s mansion-buying spree

premium_icon Palmer’s mansion-buying spree

BUSINESS GOSSIP: On-again, off-again billionaire Clive Palmer buys again, Icon shareholders have some good news, and Nimble employees don superhero outfits.

How to lie in a job interview

premium_icon How to lie in a job interview

IF you’re telling the truth in job interviews, you’re doing it wrong, writes Jill Poulsen. Here’s some excellent porkies to get you started.

Aussie Bali fugitive heckles cops again

premium_icon Aussie Bali fugitive heckles cops again

AUSTRALIAN fugitive Shaun Davidson has again taunted police on social media more than a year after breaking out of Bali’s infamous Kerobokan prison.

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

Woman shamed for gross mid-air act

WHEN video of this plane passenger was shared online, thousands of people responded with anger — and disgust.

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

Never do this simple thing with a rental car

SCOTT Sewell’s rookie error when renting a car left him black-listed with a $1400 bill. It’s something we probably do all the time.

Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

premium_icon Farmers reveal crushing losses after 'Hailnado' hits Gympie

"We've lost all our blueberries, the strawberries are all finished and it looks as though our lavenders are smashed to bits."

One-percenters that help HSC students

premium_icon One-percenters that help HSC students

TINY choices, such as writing with a black pen rather than blue, can make a difference in HSC exams.

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