Off Beat News

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Stolen Mercedes to set auction record

Stolen Mercedes to set auction record

A stylish Mercedes-Benz SL500 disappeared back in 1991 but it has been recovered in mint condition and is ready to fetch a big price.

FOOTAGE: Emu at Bundy zoo attacked by trespassing prankster

premium_icon FOOTAGE: Emu at Bundy zoo attacked by trespassing prankster

AN EMU at Alexandra Park Zoo has been the target of a childish attack, with footage of a person trespassing into the animal's enclosure posted online.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

The real story of Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano

premium_icon The real story of Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano

There is so much more to the glamorous personality than what we have seen on our television screens for the past six years on The RHO Melbourne.

$200 kids' event an ‘absolute disgrace’

$200 kids' event an ‘absolute disgrace’

A SYDNEY mum who spent $200 on an immersive Willy Wonka-style experience for her children says the event was an “absolute disgrace”.

Struck by lightning, Frank says his recovery is a miracle

premium_icon Struck by lightning, Frank says his recovery is a miracle

Retiree Frank Clissold claims to have experienced a miracle, two years after being struck by lightning

Barefoot and late for court: Nimbin man denies his identity

premium_icon Barefoot and late for court: Nimbin man denies his identity

THE judge was forced to ask the accused to stop speaking when he repeatedly interrupted her.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Disqualified driver ignored ban to go fishing

premium_icon Disqualified driver ignored ban to go fishing

Nothing was going to stop this avid fisherman from wetting a line on a Sunday, not even a court-ordered driving disqualification banning.

MAFS, it’s time to get rid of Jessika

MAFS, it’s time to get rid of Jessika

You’re not fooling anyone, Jessika. We all know exactly why you’re staying around — but the torture of poor Mick has got to stop.

Mum births six babies in record time

Mum births six babies in record time

A MOTHER has given birth to two sets of twin boys and one lot of twin girls in an eye-wateringly fast time.

‘Pathetic woman … put a jacket on’

‘Pathetic woman … put a jacket on’

The woman threatened with being kicked off a flight because of her crop top has been slammed on social media after appearing on a TV show.

‘Nose bitten’ in horror mid-air brawl

‘Nose bitten’ in horror mid-air brawl

PLANE passengers were mortified after seeing a drunk flyer’s disturbing attack on another man, which started because a woman wouldn’t put her shoes on.

POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

premium_icon POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

GIN and ghosts are helping a former Queensland family help fight to save one of Tasmania’s historic heritage properties.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Where you’ll find Qld’s best scones

premium_icon Where you’ll find Qld’s best scones

A ROAD trip to a remote Queensland town could be on the cards for lovers of baked goods, as the Premier declares it the home of the state’s best scones.

Large crowd at St Mary's Hall for Paddy's Day celebration

premium_icon Large crowd at St Mary's Hall for Paddy's Day celebration

MANY Warwick residents with a dash of Irish heritage celebrate St Patrick's Day.

Croc and croc and croc on croc

premium_icon Croc and croc and croc on croc

IT’S a croc eat croc world as a territory showdown takes place between some of the river’s most famous crocs and a couple of gutsy rogues.

200 reports of old Gympie mine collapses in 6 years

premium_icon 200 reports of old Gympie mine collapses in 6 years

Land slips from long-disused mine shafts from Gympie's golden era continue to pop up around the region.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

EXIT ROW SEAT: What it's like to fly in Qld lightning storm

premium_icon EXIT ROW SEAT: What it's like to fly in Qld lightning storm

The fierce electrical storm that menaced the Sunshine Coast and southeast Queensland on Friday night is a lot scarier when you’re flying in it.

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

The mum's sweet treats were returned to her with her son's lunchbox at the end of the day with a stern note from his teacher

Is there any lifeform lower than a troll?

premium_icon Is there any lifeform lower than a troll?

Yesterday's big stories of the climate strike and Christchurch horror are complex and need nuanced debate - so naturally social media gave us stupidity instead.

Principal drives 40 students to climate protest

premium_icon Principal drives 40 students to climate protest

WHILE some discouraged students from leaving the classroom yesterday, one principal personally drove students to their local School Strike for Climate protest.

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