Mum tells how she lost six dress sizes

While she may not have ran for three days like Forrest Gump, Jacinta Dickenson did walk until she couldn't walk any more.

Last Australian car to be built today

The 2017 Holden Commodore on the production line in Elizabeth. Photo: Joshua Dowling.

Ford, Toyota and Holden shut their factories today

DOUBLE DELIGHT: Mum weds 14 hours after baby birth

DOUBLE BLESSING: Stacey Reeves (holding baby Layla) and Mark Reeves (holding Cleo)were married at Toowoomba Hospital with older siblings Shayleigh and Jasper Mooreon hand to witness the happy event.

Hospital perfect venue for mum's wedding after safe baby delivery

WATCH: Australia Zoo on high alert for injured wildlife

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital director Dr Rosie Booth administers the vaccine to Flann the koala, helped by USC student Sharon Nyari.

Behinds the scenes look at vets caring for hurt animals

Recipes from the Andes give a culinary high

Discover the bright, bold flavours of Peruvian cuisine

UPDATE: Family says Coen 'never wasted a single day'

Seventeen and loving life - double lung transplant recipient, Coen Ashton, is venturing in to public speaking. Riverside Christian College students were the first school to hear Coen sharing his life experiences.Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The 20-year-old has died in hospital in Melbourne.

Unsuspecting woman bares all in ‘see-through’ leggings

Total bummer ... Kimberley Williams discovered that her new Puma workout tights were completely see-through in certain light. Picture: Guzelian

"Do you booty test your items before they hit the stores?"

O Project: Photographer captures women’s orgasm face

'The O Project' by photographer Marcus Alberti captures women's expressions during an orgasm. Woman who is always on the brink of an orgasm

Marcos Alberti’s latest work is suitably dubbed “O Project”

Holy cow its the Bangalow Show

Bangalow Show celebtrates the humble cow and calls out for entries in the Firebrand and Team Stockman Iron Man events.

Cooking confusion? Ask Donna Hay

Get in there ... ask Donna Hay what to do in the kitchen.

NEED some expert advice in the kitchen? Now’s your chance to get it

WATCH: Close encounter with killer whales off Byron Bay

Screenshot from a video of orcas off Byron Bay.

Incredible footage of orcas just 1km off the Byron Bay coast

Someone has been messing with my beer

A selection of beers on a tasting paddle.

These are Goldilocks beverages, but not in a good way

Get a taste of the exotic at farmers' markets

John Picone at his stall at the New Brighton Farmers' Market. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Stall bursting with fruits, herbs and spices is back

Change this ingredient in your toasted cheese sandwich

Tristan Lutze knows there’s a secret ingredient to improve the cheese toastie. You've been making cheese toasties wrongSource:Supplied

There is a way to get a perfect cheese toastie every time

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

Pomelos are rich in vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Great new produce and exotic offerings from our local farmers

Go with the flow and blend living spaces

When the borders of our indoor and outdoor spaces are blurred

Reno disagreement has resto business flourishing

RUSTIC RESTO'S: Emily Barnes loves her business restoring furniture. Friday, 6th Oct, 2017.

Quirky furniture restoration becoming popular

Fling into spring with these cleaning tips

A thorough spring clean of your home, including your windows, will help make the most of the change of season.

Spring is the perfect season to bring the outdoors inside

Embrace bursts of colour in the garden this spring

Find the best mix of colour combinations to suit your mood this season.

Top picks for home-grown tomatoes

The Rapunzel tomato.

Try these tasty treats on for size

Gardening with kids, one of life's simple pleasures

Give the kids their own pot or space in the garden to grow whatever they want, but make it fun.

Get outside and you could have a green thumb on your hands

Native garden is competition's City Grand Champion

BUZZING BEAUTY: Gordon and Maria Reynolds, 40 Smythe Dr, in their winning garden.

To be crowned this year's winner was a dream come true

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower

Gardening: Geraniums cope with almost anything

Geraniums, like Oh So Orange, provide colour for much of the year.

Spring is here and garden centres everywhere are a riot of colour

Aboriginal teen flies flag on Everest

ABORIGINAL teen Sarafina Elliott has climbed to Mount Everest base camp and left a little piece of her heritage.

What you need to know about Tigerair’s $1 flights

Tigerair passengers can fly home from domestic destinations for $1 as part of this week’s sale. Picture: Shae Beplate

Money-saving deal starts at 12pm (AEDT).

Qantas unveils game-changing Dreamliner

Great Southern Land is the first of Qantas’ new Dreamliner aircraft.

Meet Great Southern Land, the latest addition to the Qantas family

VIDEO: Slow down at seaside locale

LAIDBACK VIBE: The Ballina Lighthouse beside the sea.

Family friendly Ballina delivers on fun, food and maritime history

Majority of Aussies support "child-free" zones on transport

More than half of Australians support child-free zones

TRAVEL: Life after the killing fields

Rickshaw drivers wait for passengers in Phnom Penh and, top and bottom right, a couple of the market stalls.

All over Cambodia were grim reminders of the days of the Khmer Rouge

Hey! Twist and Shout with Lady Beatle

NAOMI Price brings her new music show to NORPA with a kaleidoscopic re-imagining the the Beatles' hits.

Sophie slammed as bachelor goes rogue

Blake lashes Sophie in an ugly exit from The Bachelorette.

ONE bachelor has lashed out at Sophie Monk after his elimination.

Almost naked, overweight hairy unicorns for Halloween

Totally Unicorn are an Australian metalcore / mathcore band, originally from Wollongong, New South Wales.

Totally Unicorn bring heir mayhem for a Halloween show

Test your movie trivia on Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin in a scene from Home Alone.

Mikey Cahill presents 18 facts you never knew about the classic film

Sophie breaks down during live interview

Sophie Monk broke down during a live radio interview with Kyle and Jackie O.

SOPHIE Monk was in floods of tears during a radio interview today.

Wolf man reveals a raw talent

LIVE: Andrew Stockdale at the Bentley blockade in 2014.

Andrew Stockdale offers solo show in Byron Bay tomorrow

MOVIE REVIEW: Chan a serious man in The Foreigner

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner.

Jackie Chan wishes to get all dramatic on you.

Getting fit killed sex drive of these four women

THEY look ripped, but these four women say getting shredded has ruined their sex drive — with some going more than a year without any action.

Rocky mum of two to set pulses racing at Miss Supercars

Model Mercury Mowen's biggest fans are her two kids, 3-year-old son Gabriel and his 2-year-old sister Nova. The Rocky woman is set to get pulses racing at the upcoming Miss Supercar event on the Gold Coast.

Mercury Mowen to compete at sports model competition

Why this Instagram star abandoned by male followers

“I definitely have lost a lot of male followers.''

Why I decided to become a 'calendar girl'

Donna Joosten enjoyed her first professional photographic shoot for the Vintage Calendar Girls project..

DONNA agrees to 'calendar girl' role.

Easy, breezy and Australian-made

The Summer collection from Australian fashion label Andiamo. For Gold Coast Eye Fashion.

The timeless designer wardrobe you don't need to iron

'You have to be sexy to wear this'

Amanda Cardoso says the small bikini has always been popular in Brazil, where she is from.

Cheeky summer beachwear trend leaves little to the imagination

Samsung partners with Google to bring AR to 100m devices

SAMSUNG has declared itself open and collaborative as it shared its vision for the future of intelligent technology at the Samsung Developer Conference in San...

Kmart's new range proves why it must stick to homewares

Kmarts new summer fashion range isn’t quite what we expected. Picture: Brendan Radke

Kmart’s new cheap apparel proves the store must stick to homewares

Meet Google’s smarter smartphone

Google’s newest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, will become available for pre-order in Australia on October 20. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage

ONE YEAR has passed since Google launched its first serious bid for your smartphone...

Huawei declares death of the smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery

Chinese tech giant introduced its first AI mobile chipset, Kirin 970

I reduced my power bill to $3.79

The dramatic drop in the Kidd’s electricity bill is something we’d all like to see. Renewables to dip under 40 per cent by 2030

"... my bills were up over $200 per month"

The Stormtroopers are coming – to vacuum your floor

Samsung has released a range of floor sweeping POWERbots

Huawei unveils $499 phone with dual cameras on front and back

The Huawei nova 2i

The Huawei nova 2i is squarely aimed at selfie shooters

'Christmas miracle' mum needs triple transplant to live

SHE was the miracle Toowoomba mum who gave birth against all odds. Now 18 years later, she's coming to terms with a decision that could have dire repercussions.

Denied abortion: Woman discovers pregnancy at 4 months, 2 weeks

Caretaker Prime Minister Bill English, who is a devout Catholic, said he believed the country's abortion laws were working fine and the law should not be changed.

Erica never wanted children. Certainly not aged 22

‘I was having sex for 10 hours a day’

Dave's addiction to sex has plagued his life for more than 20 years

Mum mistakes meningococcal disease for 'just the flu'

Karen thought her daughter was vaccinated against meningococcal

The real reason men don't like condoms

It turns out that condom sizes are all wrong

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes tells he nearly ended it all

Jimmy Barnes has told of the darkest period of his life in his new autobiography. Picture: Sam RuttynSource:The Sunday Telegraph

He had no recollection of trying to take his life

Your reusable shopping bags could be making you sick

When was the last time you washed your reusable bags?

Billy Joel to be a dad again at 68

BILLY Joel will become a father for the third time next month at age 68 with news his fourth wife is pregnant.

Birds are counting on us to count on them

FLIGHT OF FANCY: BirdLife Australia's Dr Golo Maurer enjoys taking his children birdwatching.

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is an ideal activity for families

Riding into a bright future

CYCLE OF LIFE: Taking part in different activities can teach children persistence and other valuable life lessons.

Experiences open up the world to kids

Macca’s sneaky restaurant smartphone tactic

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 10, 201

It's getting harder for families to have quality bonding time

Baby naming journey leaves mum one-way trip to Denialand

Choosing a name for your baby is not something to take lightly.

Mum-to-be left stumped at idea of naming small human

Desperate mum breaks law making cannabis oil for daughter

Katrina Spraggon in her home, where she makes the cannabis oil. Pic Jamie Hanson

Desperate mum’s cannabis plan for daughter

From hospital to the funeral home

SANDS volunteer parent supporter Pete Vidins with daughter Zoe, 9.

A father's heart-breaking story of losing a child

Is this the future of dating?

Facebook's virtual reality dating show has people talking, but will it catch on?

‘Guess I’m greedy’: The confessions of a polyamorous woman

Laurie Penny is a British author and columnist.Source:Supplied

‘I’ve been polyamorous for nearly a decade. Here’s how I make it work’

Polyamory: Here's how to make it work

Laurie Penny is re-defining what it means to 'have it all'

Polyamory is the hot new lifestyle option

Will Sophie find true love?

Sophie Monk stars in season three of The Bachelorette and, left, contestant Apollo Jackson poses with Sophie during one of the group dates.

Why hasn't this eligible star met Mr Right yet?