IVF may reduce risk of birth defects in mums over 40

WOMAN who are over 40 may have healthier babies if they use IVF

Miracle baby thriving after being born at 25 weeks

Billie Ava Stevens came into the world at just 25 weeks and weighed just 510 grams.

Brissie mum celebrates early birth of baby girl.

Private schools create 'class divide', says top banker

State versus private?

It's a myth that private schools provide better education, he said.

Non-working parents told to pick up kids earlier

Letter from Australian preschool divides parents online

What matters when getting wed: What it was like in 1939

DO you want someone to love, or someone to depend on?

Fisher 'stoked' to reel in shark at popular paddle spot

BIG CATCH: Fisherman James Holt reeled in a bull shark in the Noosa River on Sunday.

He's a keen fisherman but one catch of this kind is enough

Whales frolicking at the Keppels captured on camera

Photographer Angela Mallinson took these photos of whales near the Keppel islands on Sunday phone as I was not prepared to see anything out there and we were definitly not getting too close to them.

Whales swam towards the boat the photographer was in

BOAT SUNK: How these two men survived run in with whale

Chris Churchill and Michael Williams survived a chance collision with a whale where there boat sank off Evans Head.

The boat sunk within 20 seconds of hitting a whale off Evans Head

TOTALLY HOOKED: Anglers target Everglades' bass

PURSUIT OVER: Sam Stiller with a good-size bass.

Let's talk about native Australian species

Did an Inskip barge really KO this spanish mackeral?

HOLY MACKERAL! Adam Trees from Pie Creek with the spanish mackeral at the centre of attention on Facebook.

Barge operator refutes tall tale of spanish mackeral

Storms are coming! What it means for your long weekend

Yes, it's going to affect your long weekend

You don't need money to burn to eat healthy

HEALTHY living is often portrayed as something that is only accessible to those with money to burn. But that's not the truth at all.

Weekend Cook: Making sweet dessert from sour rhubarb

Serve this baked rhubarb with any seasonal fruit to make a delicious compote.

Try your hand at a baked rhubarb compote

Recipe: Four delicious salad dressings to try

The warmer weather calls for a cool salad

Better burgers could soon be just a beep away

BETTER: Better brekkies might be only a beep away.

E-tag technology to hit Hungry Jack's

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Taste the meat that cost Gina Rinehart millions to buy

Mount Pleasant Meat Specialists owner Craig Stewart.

IT has a taste that is worth a million dollars

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

WANT to train the next Winx? Here's the perfect property to get it done.

Your spring clean need not be mean

Organising wardrobes will make it much easier to find items on a daily basis.

How to de-clutter your house without throwing things out

Styling your home: Little things with big impact

Bespoke lamp base by Jodie Webster, lamp shade by Tracey Hordern.

How a few small purchases can completely change your decor

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

MYSTERY: This old photograph, discovered in a frame bought at a garage sale, has local history buffs curious about the family's identity.

Photograph accidentally bought in garage sale

Gardening: Butterfly bush is ideal for year-round colour

SPRING time in a garden centre is such an exciting time.

Epic backyard caters for golf, bowling, handball, basketball

INNOVATIVE MUM: Bec Mortensen has created the ultimate backyard for her kids to encourage them to enjoy being active outside.

The DIY mum says you can do anything with Google

How to get edible treats in your backyard

It's time to find a spot for a blueberry bush.

The middle of spring is yet another wonderful time for gardeners

How to get your garden glowing for spring

Daisy May grows about 25cm tall and produces large white daisy flowers.

How to pick the right plants to get your garden perfect for spring

Win a trip to flower show on the QT

One lucky reader has the chance to win a trip to the Melbourne International Flower Show with a friend, with Carolyn Dwyer as their personal tour guide.

Quick, head to qt.com.au/flowershow and enter your details

Last chance to win a weekend in Melbourne, on us!

Queens Park Botanic Garden. Carnival of Flowers 2016. September 13, 2016

THIS is your last chance to win the ultimate green thumb’s holiday!

Flower farming perfect retirement plan for family

Lyn Palmer had wanted to be a commercial flower producer since visiting other farms near Mission Beach.

Never did Lyn Palmer imagine becoming a flower farmer.

Luxury escape to Fiji

Holiday in tropical bliss and save 40% on this five-star Fijian escape from TravelOnline.

Singapore chefs with street cred

Singapore chef Kristopher Cheng shows off the Hawkerlicious buffet.

Chef shares one of the city's favourite recipes

Discover the Chindwin River

The Thanboddhay Pagoda, Myanmar.

Golden temples of Myanmar on show

Luxury on board Seabourn

Take advantage of savings on 2017 cruises

Cosmopolitan experience

Deal for European adventure

St Regis luxury in Langkawi

A prestigious Malaysian resort offers special rates.

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, one of the UK’s most loved comedy writers, has died at the age of 93 after a short illness.

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Festival blooms with Jacaranda trees

BLOOMING GOOD: Cr Paul Tully with the Goodna Jacarandas, in bloom ahead of the upcoming Jacaranda Festival.

This year's festival gets under way on Friday

Things to do this week

Dragon play Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday October 28

What's on in Ipswich

Australian Survivor's magician Matt out of tricks

Australian Survivor contestant Matt Tarrant.

SHOW'S power couple looks unstoppable in race to the finish.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

NINE exercises that will have you feeling great and looking ready for the beach in no time.

Toughing it out during tattoo convention

MAKING A MARK: The stars of the tattoo world will be inking up the Sunshine Coast at the second annual Ink Attack Tattoo Convention at The Shed, Aussie World. Summer McInerney, 22, of Brisbane is in the process of getting a mandala done by tattoo artist Coen Mitchell, of Auckland, New Zealand,

Young woman undergoes three-day tattoo

How the great Aussie fashion fail's been fixed

Brad Munro shows off his invention which have quickly gained the endorsement of NRL stars like Johnathan Thurston.

Is this an end to a seemingly insurmountable fashion fail?

New model management seeks 'black sheep' beauties

NEW BUSINESS: Fashion model Bronte Keating has been photographed by distinguished photographer Cathy Smith who co-founded new modelling agency Black Sheep Model Management.

A Toowoomba photographer is searching for undiscovered beauties

Gladstone teen models chase contracts at Trump's agency

FASHIONABLE: Taleisha Purdy and Madisyn Ninness are in the Miss Teen Australia finals.

Teens strut runway to hook a flight to New York fashion.

Sisters launch new activewear range for female athletes

FAMILY AFFAIR: Peta Rogerson, Queensland Broncos coach and husband Lucas Feldman and Hayley Rogerson.

A Coast touch football star and her sister launch Fettle activewear.

Get fit for summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 6

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A whole new set of exercises to help you get fit for summer

Prices go up as the rain comes down

There are still plenty of quality vegetables on offer at reasonable prices

How single mum saved more than $30k in a year

Canna Campbell has a large following for her saving tips dubbed The $1000 project.

Canna Campbell's budgeting advice has made her a YouTube star

10 terrible fashion knock-offs bought online

Fashion knock off

High fashion fails featured on page

Four ways to ensure your Christmas is stress free

Beautiful funny woman holding a pile of wrapped Christmas gifts

Because it's never too early to plan on making your life easier

Extreme weather will be a test of quality

Fruit and veg stall

Rocklea markets fresh produce report

FACEBOOK: This will change the way you shop forever

Online shopping is about to take a whole new direction.

This is the future of online shopping.

New CQ retail website is all about women's business

Woman using a laptop computerPhoto: Brett Wortman/Sunshine Coast Daily

CQ women launch new retail website

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Shannen Doherty has shared a heartbreaking post-chemotherapy photograph on Instagram and revealed how she sometimes worries she won't beat cancer.

Olympic swimmer thanks stranger who spotted cancerous mole

Australian Olympic team gold medalist Mack Horton is welcomed home from Rio de Janeiro on his return from the XXXI Summer Olympics, in Sydney.

Stranger watching television spotted the cancerous mole

Piece of toddler's skull removed after fall from couch

EDDIE THE EAGLE: Joanne Liberato with her 18-month-old son Eddie Kidd.

Small fall leaves Eddie without part of skull, and serious diagnosis

How she's reclaiming her femininity after losing breasts

INSPIRATION: Gladstone cancer survivor Lana Rhodes has taken part in the So Brave Project's 2017 calendar.

COURAGEOUS MUM'S heartwarming journey to reclaiming her femininity.

Junior fat-busting program ending as funding dries up

QUT Senior Research Fellow Dr Helen Vidgen from QUT's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is looking at the diet of children and what a healthy lunch box should look like.

Program helping our kids fight the bulge ends on December 31

Ipswich junior fat-busting program ending as funds dry up

QUT senior research fellow Dr Helen Vidgen from QUT's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is looking at the diet of children and what a healthy lunch box should look like.

Program helping our kids fight the bulge ends on December 31

Top 10 most popular baby names for Ipswich

Did your name make the list?

Aby or Boo: Choosing a baby's name is hard to do

Jessica and Jadrian Ladd celebrated the birth of their first child Conor Xavier Ladd on Saturday, October 8 at  9.22am weighing 2.77kg.

Deciding on a baby's name is guaranteed to start a robust debate

Baby born 16 weeks early weighing just 510gm

Gladstone mum Sophie Saul is in Brisbane with her premature baby Madison, who can now breathe on her own.

GLADSTONE mum overwhelmed with relief.

Boy asked mum to pack two lunches to feed friend

Josette Duran... acts of kindness.

Initially she thought he was just hungry and eating them himself

Kopp that! Mila and Cohen welcome baby Kyren

Tracy and Billy Kopp welcomed baby Kyren James Kopp at the Ipswich Hospital on October 11. Pictured here with siblings Mila and Cohen.

Thank you to the mums and dads who shared a photo of their newborn.

Is the 'bank of mum and dad' just a myth?

Young people actually keen to help out struggling families

Parents take the steps their lost little ones never could

Adam Mathieson, his wife Karen Russo and their daughter Georgina Mathieson attend a Sands Australia walk in memory of children lost to stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death.

Parents, families and supporters gather for Sands Australia walk.

Bill and Shirley mark 60 years of happiness

"We are not just husband and wife, we are great mates.”

Is the school gate the place to catch an (unavailable) mate?

File photo.

Shocking survey reveals Back to School is a prime time to cheat

In love with each other and Ipswich

HAPPY WITH LIFE: Luck and hard work are what makes for a strong marriage according to Ipswich couple Frank and Hilary Hussey, who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Luck and hard work are what makes for a strong marriage

Ten-year-old's hilarious rules for boy who has crush on her

A ten-year-old is schooling everyone on unrequited crushes