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Mon 14 Jan 2019

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...

Sun 13 Jan 2019

Man shot in chest by friend in hunting accident

premium_icon Man shot in chest by friend in hunting accident

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital after he was accidentally shot in the chest by a friend during a hunting incident west of Toowoomba.

The cabbie who bowled Viv Richards out for 99

premium_icon The cabbie who bowled Viv Richards out for 99

The 'golden era' of cricket and how one Rockhampton cab driver faced off against the world's greatest players

LITTLE GEMS: 'Pretty, jelly-like doughnuts' dot shoreline

LITTLE GEMS: 'Pretty, jelly-like doughnuts' dot shoreline

HUNDREDS of transparent, jelly-like blobs have washed onto Bargara Beach, dotting the shoreline in small, doughnut-looking gems.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

WHISPERS: Rude awakening for sleepy late worker

premium_icon WHISPERS: Rude awakening for sleepy late worker

MIDDLE Ridge man works the night shift and enjoys a sleep-in until about 10am each day.

Bridal boutique goes viral over much-needed act of kindness

Bridal boutique goes viral over much-needed act of kindness

A BRIDAL boutique in England is garnering major online attention for its window display featuring a mannequin in a wheelchair.

Fri 11 Jan 2019

VIDEO: Burst main shoots water into the sky

VIDEO: Burst main shoots water into the sky

IT IS not known exactly how much water was lost during the five hours it took to repair the damage.

‘Penis jacket’ makes comeback on live TV

‘Penis jacket’ makes comeback on live TV

Another Aussie newsreader has gone viral for wearing what some gutter-minded viewers have dubbed a “penis-shaped” jacket for its neckline.

Queenslanders turning off tomato sauce

Queenslanders turning off tomato sauce

New research has found people in the Sunshine State are ditching an old favourite on their sausage sangas for more exotic tastes. VOTE IN OUR POLL.

Unlikely everyday killer in our midst

Unlikely everyday killer in our midst

It’s a common sight across Australia but it now appears it could be a gruesome “death trap” where people die suspended in midair, after two deaths in Canada.

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Is this the worst car interior ever?

Is this the worst car interior ever?

The inside of this electric car is sure to turn heads but it could also be the most impractical and even dangerous cabin ever designed.

Fury as supermarket bans food item

Fury as supermarket bans food item

First there was the Bunnings onion debacle, now another store has tampered with a beloved food item because someone slipped on it.

Man steals $10m lottery ticket from housemate

Man steals $10m lottery ticket from housemate

He allegedly came up with a plan to steal $10,000 worth of lottery winnings only to discover the ticket was worth $10 million. But this man’s attempted jackpot...

Bundy man worked for Kiss, Michael Jackson and Elton John

premium_icon Bundy man worked for Kiss, Michael Jackson and Elton John

NOT many people can say they've set up a gig for The Beach Boys and Full House star John Stamos let alone taken him out to a strip club for a night on the town.

Spooky backyard discovery baffles resident

premium_icon Spooky backyard discovery baffles resident

A gravestone has been found underneath a backyard shed.

Wed 9 Jan 2019

CES reveals the massive changes coming to your car

CES reveals the massive changes coming to your car

Car makers have crashed the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with head-turning technology that will transform your daily commute.

Terrifying places our lead pencils live

Terrifying places our lead pencils live

No childhood is complete until a lead pencil snaps off somewhere in your body. But that’s not the end of the story, as Aussies have revealed.

How rescue bully puppy befriended 34YO pet turtle

premium_icon How rescue bully puppy befriended 34YO pet turtle

AFTER a rough start in life, things could not be working out better for RSPCA rescue puppy Lola who has a new home and a surprise new best friend.

Man licked family’s doorbell for three hours

Man licked family’s doorbell for three hours

POLICE in the US are searching for a man who was caught on a security camera licking a Californian family’s doorbell for three hours - among other things.

Photoshop fail embarrasses ScoMo

Photoshop fail embarrasses ScoMo

It’s a lovely picture, the PM and his smiling family. But there’s no escaping the awkward Photoshop blunder that has social media in hysterics.

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