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Fri 18 Jan 2019

The amazing stories behind city's love lock craze

premium_icon The amazing stories behind city's love lock craze

AFTER a 2013 story dozens of padlocks now adorn the 'hitching rail' - here are just some of the love stories behind the romantic Toowoomba landmark.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

How family fought off snake wrapped around son

premium_icon How family fought off snake wrapped around son

A PLASTIC platypus and some quick thinking from a naked snake wrangler saved a Queensland teen from a scrub python that had him wrapped like a scaly doona.

Largest solar grid serves up world record brekky roll effort

premium_icon Largest solar grid serves up world record brekky roll effort

Primo will use its 9700 solar panels to attempt a record for the most brekky rolls served

Man takes sleeping pill, proposes to girlfriend

Man takes sleeping pill, proposes to girlfriend

A MAN said he popped a quadruple dose of sleeping pills and woke up engaged. Oops.

VANDAL SHOCK: Parishioner questions church's forgiveness

premium_icon VANDAL SHOCK: Parishioner questions church's forgiveness

A CHURCH-goer was shocked when he heard his place of prayer was horrifically vandalised, but what surprised him more was his pastor's message for the culprits.

Wed 16 Jan 2019

$100,000 lotto win for 'over the moon' Ballina woman

$100,000 lotto win for 'over the moon' Ballina woman

WHEN she was told of her win, she asked: "Are you fair dinkum"

'I'm not a monster': Woman reveals her 'creepy' job

premium_icon 'I'm not a monster': Woman reveals her 'creepy' job

A NORTHERN Rivers woman gives a behind-the-scenes look into what it's really like to be a taxidermist.

Warwick Capper’s tips to making more babies

premium_icon Warwick Capper’s tips to making more babies

SELF-proclaimed sex symbol Warwick Capper has accepted the blame for a drop in fertility, and now he is offering advice on how to fix it.

NT's favourite politcal pooch dies aged 112 in dog years

NT's favourite politcal pooch dies aged 112 in dog years

THE Territory’s favourite political pooch, Princess Scrumpy of Scrumpyton, has died peacefully in her owner’s arms just four weeks’ shy of her 17th birthday

I learnt the hard way why you shouldn't eat watermelon skin

premium_icon I learnt the hard way why you shouldn't eat watermelon skin

A FRUITY embarrassment quickly shows why mothers really do know best.

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Community more than halfway to target for food trailer

premium_icon Community more than halfway to target for food trailer

MASSIVE fundraising effort for food trailer pays off at record garage sale.

Porn star’s stunning Socceroos revelation

Porn star’s stunning Socceroos revelation

Of all the football players in history, it’s a certain Aussie who holds a special place in the heart of adult film legend Mia Khalifa.

Inside Wonderland’s decaying graveyard

Inside Wonderland’s decaying graveyard

SYDNEY'S Wonderland was the largest amusement park in the southern hemisphere. Now, new images show how the theme park was left to rot.

Business partners caught with illegal ingredient

premium_icon Business partners caught with illegal ingredient

THE pair moved to Gladstone to start a pizza business, however when police were called to a Sunvalley address, officers found something else

Horror as spiders ‘rain’ from sky

Horror as spiders ‘rain’ from sky

CREEPY footage has emerged showing hundreds of huge spiders appearing to rain down from the sky in Brazil.

$9 for ‘soggy’ plane snack

$9 for ‘soggy’ plane snack

A man travelling from Bali to Australia has slammed Jetstar after being charged $9 for sandwiches only to find there wasn’t anything inside them.

Palmer pinches another ’80s pop hit

premium_icon Palmer pinches another ’80s pop hit

Controversial billionaire and former politician Clive Palmer has used another classic track in his latest promotion for the United Australia Party.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

MYSTERY SWARM: Warwick women seeking answers

MYSTERY SWARM: Warwick women seeking answers

THEY say millions of birds flew overhead, did you see them?

‘I can’t let council kill off an icon’

premium_icon ‘I can’t let council kill off an icon’

The Gold Coast’s Meter Maids boss is scrapping her idea for an app to get around council bylaws — but she is not giving up the fight.

Allen’s new lolly war to divide fans

premium_icon Allen’s new lolly war to divide fans

Australia’s next lolly war is unlike any other. Cola frogs and Unicorns will battle it out in a national poll Allen’s is running to determine which sweet treat...

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