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Alice Springs is the new motoring mecca for testing

South Korea, America and China have all been drawn to The Alice to punish their upcoming showroom stars ahead of customer deliveries.

Road test review: BMW i3s is assault from battery

BMW has updated its i3 electric car, with the addition of a new i3s model which starts from $69,900.

BMW's new i3s proves green can also be mean.

Used VW Tiguan gives plenty of engine and drive choices

The Volkswagen Tiguan.

VW Tiguan is classy, spacious cabin and excellent overall drive.

Scorned fiancee traps star’s mistress

Chelsea Lovelace felt Christoforou's wrath.

Saido Berahino’s fiancee called off their wedding

‘This photo was taken the night before I escaped’

Judy Sharp with her two sons while she was still in the abusive relationship. Picture: Facebook/TimSharp

JUDY Sharp doesn’t find it easy to look at this photo of herself with her young...

Homeless drug addicted Rocky mum turns life around

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Her mother's terminal cancer diagnosis was the catalyst for change

Cost of having children soaring sky high

Katie Lavercombe – with Xavier, 2, Bella, 4, and eight-month-old Archie – says the cost of having a child is deterring wannabe parents from taking the plunge.

Cost of children soaring as trendy baby accessories increase spending

These are the sex capitals of Australia

Sex is in demand.

Data reveals surprise Australian suburbs where people want sex the most

Woman’s insanely healthy fridge

IF YOUR fridge is anything like ours, it looks nothing like this super smug healthy fridge from an Aussie food blogger.

Incredible transformation to male model

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

MEET the red-headed insurance salesman who shed 42kg

Banana Girl’s crazy new jungle life

Freelee the Banana Girl is living ‘off the grid’ in a jungle in South America. 'Banana Girl' shows off new jungle lifestyle

'Banana Girl' spends most of her days naked and no longer shaves her body hair

Everyday veg key to weight loss

Enjoying a glass of beetroot juice every day could help people lose weight.

Is beetroot juice a powerhouse veg, or just a fad?

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...

Waitress sacked for $940 bill rant

Tamlynn Yoder, 25, was sacked by Outback Steakhouse after the online rant.

Florida mega-church skips tip on $940 Outback Steakhouse order

Jamie Oliver’s food empire crashing down

Jamie Oliver.

Jamie Oliver’s company has cooked up more than $125 million in debt

Don't just dream about it

Given most of us spend one-third of our lives in bed, it makes sense to create a stylish and welcoming retreat

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

Why asking your table to dim the lights is almost a thing

Everything you see here is connected, meaning you can ask the chair, pot plant, fridge and more to activate other devices in the house. For example: "Hey, Bixby. Turn the airconditioner to 14 degrees" could be said to the coffee table.

SAMSUNG works with companies to build technology into furniture.

Turn over a new leaf

When we think about colour in the garden, we usually think about flowers.

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.

Green up living spaces with low-maintenance succulents

Don't have green thumbs? These succulents might be for you.

Couple’s big $2 million gamble

TRACEY and Rob were sick of busy Sydney life, so they sold their beautiful home and now live in a van with their two kids.

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

Horrible truth about long-term travel

Oh sure, travel looks and sounds super glamorous. But it can get messy fast.

Travel isn’t as glamorous as people make it out to be

Passengers reject 'unacceptable’ offer after cruise from hell

Passengers from the Carnival Legend being taken off the cruise ship by Police in Eden, NSW.

Passengers reject ‘unacceptable’ compensation after ‘cruise from hell’

Make a great Cape escape

AERIAL VIEW: There's a lot to love about Cape Town, South Africa.

Explore the wonders of Cape Town

Sojourn to savour in the heart of Melbourne

DoubleTree by Hilton delivers on a delectable taste of Melbourne

A sunrise so spectacular it's raised fears for public safety

A spectacular sunrise has been caught on film shining over Haleakala National Park in Hawaii.

Natural phenomenon has forced a sunrise reservation system.

Kate Middleton’s BAFTAs dress slammed

THE pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was glowing in a bold green dress on the BAFTAs red carpet — but her outfit didn’t impress everyone

Date set for Gold Coast Logies

Samuel Johnson with the Best Actor award at the 2018 Logies. Picture: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Nine has finally announced the date for 2018 awards.

Kylie reveals ‘nervous breakdown’ over split

Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse split in February last year causing Minogue a ‘nervous breakdown’. Picture: Mark Milan/GC Images

'My physical system was compromised. I think it’s called a nervous breakdown'

I’m a Celeb outrage: ‘You’ve hit rock bottom’

David and Lisa Oldfield pose for a portrait at their home in Belrose.

VIEWERS vent their anger and disappointment at the latest intruders.

Screenworks gets funding to go national

Screenworks General Manager Ken Crouch.

Evolution program has received funding from Screen Australia

Shock twist: MAFS affair explodes

A mess.

The final decision left everyone stunned.

Stone the flamin’ crows: Home and Away actor's new project

Ray Meagher has launched his own line of hot sauce.

Stone the flamin’ crows! Actor releases own line of hot sauce

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?

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

Is Apple HomePod smart enough?

Apple is poised to launch its first smart speaker, HomePod, in Australia on February 9. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Speaker is loud enough to wake the neighbours

Two boys impacted by organ donation join forces

THE son of an organ donor and a footy-fanatic recipient joined together to play a very important role at this weekend's Bulldogs v Raiders match.

Parents in favour of new vaccination laws

VAX LAWS: North Coast Health District officials are hoping new vaccination laws which prevent children not yet immunised from attending day care will persuade parents to protect their youngsters.

Children's lives saved through vaccination laws

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

Erin Molan has been announced as the new host of the Footy Show. Picture: Jonathan Ng

She collapsed, hitting her head on the ground

Botched jump led to years of hell

Hilary Judith nearly died in a skydiving accident. But that was only the start of the trauma.

Her body was reliving the accident, over and over again

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby

“We believe that this is the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender woman.” Picture: iStock

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby after experimental treatment

Acker's legacy to live on for one special little boy

Sunshine Coast Falcons vs Northern Devils Intrust Super Cup. Sunshine Coast's James Ackerman.

Olliver Ackerman to deliver match ball to NRL trial

Just one bite could be deadly for food-allergy sufferers

Author and Food Allergy Smart Program founder Jackie Nevard is promoting understanding of challenges of parenting a child with life-threatening food allergies.

Dad stunned at wife’s baby news

This is the moment David Rose's wife Audrey revealed she was pregnant on their flight. Picture: Audrey Rose

A woman has enlisted the help of the flight crew for an unusual task

‘I think my colleague is faking’

When do you report a colleague to management is a source of great debate.

EVERYBODY knows that you need to be careful what you say to a pregnant woman

Single fathers at risk

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Single dads more likely to lead unhealthy lifestyles

‘I thought you were taking the piss’

Sia Soliola being rescued from the surf.

'Send your kids to Nippers so heroes like this legend here can save silly rocks...

Boy, 16, shot by police at his front door

Police opened fire after a boy allegedly lunged at officers while holding a knife

16-year-old boy is in a serious condition after being shot by police

Woman booted off flight over baby tantrum

A woman was kicked off a flight in the US after she spat the dummy over being put next to a mum and her baby. Picture: Facebook

“shut the f*** up and shove it”

‘I have slept with 100 people’

MANY of us would be coy about revealing how many sexual partners we’ve had. It’s unlikely we’d attempt to track them down again.

Never a good idea to reopen the ex files

DON'T GO THERE: Sudden contact from an ex is a recipe for trouble.

Dear guy I dated 20 years ago: no, I don't want to 'catch up'

Disturbing advice in 300yo sex manual

The sex manual from 1720 that was banned until the 1960s — is unearthed by Hansons Auction House. Picture: Hanson's Auction House

A rare sex book dating back to 1720 has come to light full of disturbing...

Frances Abbott’s surprise wedding

Frances Abbott and Sam Loch have wed on Valentine’s Day. Picture: Sam Loch/Instagram.

Frances Abbott has married her fiance of three months on Valentines day