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Fri 15 Jan 2021

‘Take Joe off death row: MP begs for pigeon pardon

Premium Content ‘Take Joe off death row: MP begs for pigeon pardon

A MP is pleading for a “pigeon pardon” for a racing bird set to be killed because it poses a biosecurity threat.

The mega sharks lurking off our coastline

Premium Content The mega sharks lurking off our coastline

Laura, Shayna, Sero, Alan and Hannah Marie have been roaming the Mackay and Whitsunday coastline. Thankfully Gareth and Grizz have gone on holidays.

US racing pigeon becomes Aussie fugitive

US racing pigeon becomes Aussie fugitive

A racing pigeon that made an incredible 15,000km journey from Alabama to Melbourne is now on the run from Aussie officials who want to kill it.

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Truth behind shocking viral celeb photo

Truth behind shocking viral celeb photo

Fans were stunned to see a very familiar face among the violent rioters at the Capitol last week. Now he’s setting the record straight.

Man forgets password to access $317m

Man forgets password to access $317m

It’s a situation we have all faced – not remembering a password – but one man will lose millions if he doesn’t get it right.

Karen’s standoff over car bay goes viral

Karen’s standoff over car bay goes viral

A video has gone viral showing a woman dubbed a ‘Karen’ reserving a car bay for her husband by standing in it. Is that OK?

Which Coffs Coast suburb is having the biggest baby boom?

Premium Content Which Coffs Coast suburb is having the biggest baby boom?

We’re bucking the birth rate trend and one town is going above and beyond.

Macca’s fan reveals clever driving hack

Macca’s fan reveals clever driving hack

A TikTok user has shared a mess-free trick for balancing and enjoying fast food – while driving – in a now-viral clip.

Is a panther roaming the streets? This woman says it's true

Premium Content Is a panther roaming the streets? This woman says it's true

Another North Queenslander reckons they’ve seen a panther, believing it was stalking them as it walked along their roof and attacked their dog.

Study shows identical twins not as similar as first thought

Premium Content Study shows identical twins not as similar as first thought

New research has poured cold water on the notion that all identical twins have carbon copy genetics.

How a sneaky thief made off with someone else’s pokie cash

Premium Content How a sneaky thief made off with someone else’s pokie cash

The 52 year old woman walked away with more than $250 – but now she’s paid the price

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Chef’s spicy shutdown of ‘crappy’ customer

Chef’s spicy shutdown of ‘crappy’ customer

The owner of a barbecue joint in New Zealand has been praised for clapping back at a diner, who left a “horrid” review, labelling him clueless.

$10 Bunnings item we’ll be fighting over

$10 Bunnings item we’ll be fighting over

The hardware superstore is releasing a range of five limited-edition collectables that is sure to send DIY lovers into a frenzy.

Nightwear nightmare as snake gets cosy in QLD shop

Premium Content Nightwear nightmare as snake gets cosy in QLD shop

Shoppers got more than they bargained for at a popular Brisbane department store when a snake was found curled up in a rack of pyjamas.

111 happy returns for oldest Aussie

Premium Content 111 happy returns for oldest Aussie

Australia’s oldest person turns 111 years young today. And the Queenslander says his longevity is down to one thing.

Tue 12 Jan 2021

Man takes wife hunt to Woolies

Man takes wife hunt to Woolies

A single Aussie bloke is taking extreme measures to “find a wife”, hitting aisles in Coles and Woolworths he believes single women hangout.

Tiny bikini backlash brilliantly backfires

Tiny bikini backlash brilliantly backfires

The Newcastle woman who went viral after receiving a torrent of “nasty comments” about her string bikini has officially had the last laugh.

Mon 11 Jan 2021

NEWS CATCH-UP: Two tragic deaths, weather warning and more

NEWS CATCH-UP: Two tragic deaths, weather warning and more

Here are seven stories from across the Northern Rivers you might have missed this weekend.

Hilarious new lamb ad skewers ScoMo

Hilarious new lamb ad skewers ScoMo

Australia’s beloved annual lamb ad is a must-watch, with a hilarious clip taking the mickey out of Scott Morrison and border restrictions.

Woman ‘banned’ by family over X-rated job

Woman ‘banned’ by family over X-rated job

A woman has revealed she’s been banned from family gatherings after her grandma discovered her risqué career and was left “hysterical”.

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