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MUM'S HORROR: Fake social workers targeting children

TWO people pretending to be social workers gained access to a mum’s children — in a case with creepy parallels going back decades.

Mum of six: ‘My house is always clean’

Wrangling six kids is no mean feat. Picture: Instagram

She has eight in the house and it's still always clean

Now that's a bit rich

Dud online purchase enough to give you the sheets

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'How I lost 30kg on a ‘part-time’ diet'

Before and after ... Gen lost 30kg. Picture: Supplied

This new ‘part-time’ diet could be the answer to your weight loss prayers

Bold and the beautiful

Pick darkly exotic flowers on bolder base colours to take the floral trend into autumn.

Sharp suits, rich shades and statement pieces are on trend

Porn that's a modern woman's fantasy come true

LOG IN: A cabin to lust over.

Cabins in the middle of nowhere are the new online fantasy

Versatility the key to capsicum

CAPSICUMS are at their peak in summer and autumn, so make the most of these sweet healthy vegetables.

Spot the diff between these two meals

A popular Instagram food account shows how just a few small changes can add or reduce calories in your meals.

EATING healthily isn’t always as easy at it looks.

Food fit for a prince

CHERISH by Anne Shooter, published by Headline Home 2018.

Food fit for a prince

‘Live maggots’ found in ALDI food

The woman from NSW posted a video on Facebook, showing the product's packaging and the maggots that she allegedly found wriggling on the top of the dessert. Picture: Facebook

Woman claims she found maggots crawling on her ALDI chocolate pudding

Woman’s insanely healthy fridge

Food blogger Jenny Wong's super healthy fridge.

This is the most smug fridge in Aussie history

Incredible transformation to male model

Gwilym Pugh, from insurance salesman to international model. Picture: Instagram

MEET the red-headed insurance salesman who shed 42kg

The cleaning product you shouldn’t be using

WANT to rid your home of all those disgusting germs? Then there’s one popular cleaning product you should ditch, according to a biomedical scientist.

Don't just dream about it

RELAX: Create an inviting place to retire to at night with a comfortable mattress and quality bedding.

Make your bed a place where dreams are made

Laying it out straight

Persian rugs are incredibly elegant and their patterns tend to be elaborate as they're often crafted by hand.

Magic carpet guide will mean you're not floored by rugs

Slice of paradise defies valuation

PARADISE FOUND: More a private resort than a home, this stunning Mudjimba property is truly one of a kind.

Rare slice of paradise that's impossible to value

A different kind of 'pet'

Have you ever thought of having a peacock, zebra or rattlesnake in your living room?

Turn over a new leaf

Cordyline leaves background

Turn over a new leaf

Let your love grow this Valentine's Day

PLANT THE SEEDS: A foodie or gardening enthusiast will love an edible gift that keeps giving.

Flowers last days, a plant will last years

Could this be the perfect tree for your garden?

Fall in love with evergreen tree that produces flowers en masse

Bring the outdoors in by using suitable Aussie natives

Kentia palms make an ideal indoor plant as they are slow-growing and are tolerant of low light and low humidity.

Many Australian natives can have a happy life in your home

Time to take fight to summer-loving mites

Fresh cherry tomatoes on the vine

Time to keep watch for spotted mites with a penchant for tomatoes

Create a jungle vibe with this striking indoor plant

Monsteras feature striking foliage.

Add a tropical feel to your home with this easy-care plant.

POWDER PARADISE

Niseko in japan offers top entertainment whether on or off the snow fields

Photo that has flight attendants furious

Passengers walk away from a burning American Airlines jet — with their luggage.

We keep doing it and it's going to get someone killed

Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers is best event in Aus

TCOF.

It's official - the Garden City has the best event in the nation!

TRIP FROM HELL: Qantas debacle that left me ‘traumatised’

Inside the Qantas flight. Picture: Ted

It was meant to be a dream trip. Instead, they were met with vomit

Rocky mayor to bid for $20million pilot training facility

FLYING HIGH: Qantas has revealed plans to open up a training academy to teach 500 pilots a year.

Strelow pushes for incentives to bring the academy to CQ

‘Outrageous’: World’s best beach shambles

Manly beach, stunning yeah? Picture: Jo3ung

This is outrageous. And embarrassing. Outrageously embarrassing

Passenger’s farts force plane to land

A Transavia flight made an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger’s flatulence.

Fight over flatulence prompts emergency landing

Glum-looking Aniston steps out following split

JENNIFER Aniston has made a rare public appearance following the announcement of her split with Justin Theroux.

Sickening backlash to Nine spat

Emma Freedman comments on topless AFL photo. Picture: Channel 9

Emma Freedman reveals horrific aftermath of nude photo debate

Sam Armytage's Instagram paparazzi attack misfire

Samantha Armytage went on the front foot to beat the paparazzi and upload shots of her at Bondi with her mates. Picture: Instagram/Samantha Armytage

"You can pap Sam any day of the week"

How a ‘bogan from the Gong’ cracked Hollywood

Self-proclaimed "bogan" Adam Demos is making waves in Hollywood. Picture: Daily Telegraph

How Adam Demos made a name for himself in Hollywood

Getting right to the pointe

Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in a scene from the movie Red Sparrow. Supplied by Twentieth Century Fox.

Powerhouse Lawrence an easy choice for hot role in Red Sparrow

The Crown star splits from husband

British actress Claire Foy arrives for the premiere of 'Unsane' during the 68th annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), in Berlin, Germany, 21 February 2018. The Berlinale runs from 15 to 25 February.

Claire Foy and her actor husband have confirmed their split

Stephen Fry reveals cancer battle

Stephen Fry has revealed his battle with prostate cancer. Picture: YouTube

Stephen Fry has revealed he has been battling cancer for months

Play it cool this autumn

Autumn is around the corner and these smart-casual trends will see you through the season's style shift

Frock star

Have some fun this summer with feminine fashion

Commonwealth Games uniform: 'Fresh, fun and very Australian'

Matt Hauser (triathlon) and Britany Elmslie (swimming) show off the Australian Commonwealth Games team uniform as it was launched at The Star on the Gold Coast.

Team will have more than 700 athletes and officials

OPINION: Perfection is impossible to achieve

Natalie Hicks dropped half her body weight in 18 months.

"Don't strive for perfection, strive for progress"

Stylish art you can wear comfortably

Fashion label turns works of art into fashionable pieces to wear.

Science reveals sexiest body type

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella

“Fitspo” creates new shift in beauty ideals

Expert argues you could force Aldi to order-in special buy

ALDI customers have become increasingly frustrated as they miss out on Special Buys. But could the retailer be breaking the law?

This $15 trick will save you thousands

Take the stress out of family dinners with a meal planning board. The best meal delivery services

These mums have said goodbye to monotony of tacos on Tuesday and Spag bol...

Kmart destroying ‘confused’ icon

Shoppers are passing H&M by.

Sales at H&M down after aggressive store openings

$49 Kmart item rated ‘better than luxury brands’

A Kmart item has rated well in a recent Choice survey.

$49 Kmart suitcase that’s rated higher than luxury brands

Popular children's pram recalled over safety risk

Nationwide retailer forced to recall popular pram over safety flaw

Apple’s launch to spark AI battle

Apple will launch its smart speaker, HomePod, in Australia this week after more than six years in development. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Buyers yet to be convinced over privacy issues, say experts

Recovering addicts share inspiring journeys

SIX months ago, David Sutherland was self-medicating with drugs to numb the pain of life. He is about to take part in the region's first Steps to Recovery Walk.

Girl gouges eyes out in front of church

Kaylee Muthart gouged out her own eyes while high on methamphetamine and is now blind.

Young woman gouged her eyes out to get into heaven

Warwick therapists worried over health insurance rules

CUTTING FLOWS: Natural therapies like kinesiology and aromatherapy will no longer be claimable under private health insurance when new rules come in to play.

Local therapists say cutting off clients is 'exactly what they want'

Inspirational cancer battler's generous gift

SELFLESS ACT: Gympie cancer patient Stuart Gooddy has donated a new TV to the Gympie Hospital's chemo ward.

"I'm not going to let this get me yet, that's not who I am.”

Hockey club's drive to give blood for Holly

Kylies Hockey Players standing around Wendy Butcher (Holly's Mum).

Today Kylie's Hockey Club members are donating blood in Coffs

'It's tearing my family apart': CQ mum's surgery heartbreak

BROKEN: Bianca Baxter with son Robert and husband Aiden play a waiting game at Yeppoon Hospital.

She's had 99 broken bones and every day is pain with no end in sight

Claims nursing homes are deliberately ‘drugging’ patients

Nursing homes accused of drugging elderly residents

Desperate fight for Agnes family's brand new baby

Andrew Solomon Domorev was born with Down Syndrome, bowel blockages, hyperthyroidism and incompletely developed lungs.

Call to ban kids on quad bikes

BAN CALL: A surgeon has spoken out on the dangers of children riding quad bikes.

Surgeon calls for children to be banned from riding quad bikes

China faces surprising new crisis

China has relaxed its one-child policy, but women aren’t having more children.

Chinese government wants its urban citizens to reproduce

‘I’m pissed’: Dad’s plea to Trump

Andrew Pollack, father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Meadow Jade Pollack, makes an impassioned plea

DONALD Trump looks set to tighten gun laws

Sally Faulkner says embassy denied access

Sally Faulkner and her children Lahela and Noah. Picture: Supplied

'I managed to find out that Lahela has been accepted into the honours program'

Supermum wins gold at 18th attempt

USA's Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall celebrate winning gold in the women's cross country team sprint free final.

Kikkan Randall’s fifth Winter Olympics and her first gold medal

Slain bikie widow extracted husband's sperm

Love story: Carolina Gonzalez with the love of her life, slain former bikie boss Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi. Picture: Facebook

'A true love story you two, he will live through your beautiful boys for always'

Sex three times a month for free rent, car and uni

A SYDNEY student is funding her studies by having sex with two different men three times a week — and says she’s not the only one doing it.

Scorned fiancee traps star’s mistress

Chelsea Lovelace felt Christoforou's wrath.

Saido Berahino’s fiancee called off their wedding

These are the sex capitals of Australia

Sex is in demand.

Data reveals surprise Australian suburbs where people want sex the most

Aussie couple road tests hotels by having sex in them

Justin and Jess have revealed their steamy hotel experiences.

They won a comp to share stories of getting lucky in hotel rooms