Heatwave to continue for days as temps top 40 in some areas

IF you want to experience the pure heat of the start of Queensland's scorching weather, you can't go past Birdsville.

Heatwave fatalities? Ambos' warn of heat stress danger

As the heatwave strikes, make sure you keep cool.

PARAMEDICS fear the looming Queensland heatwave could kill

HEATWAVE: Towns to be scorched as temps pass 40°C

SUMMER is going to arrive at full force this week,

Chef can stand the heat

HAT'S OFF: De Ja Vu apprentice chef Brett Liesegang has been announced the East Coast Apprenticeships Food Industry Apprentice of the Year.

Coolum apprentice gets taste of victory

Crosses mark battleground in fight to save green space

Protesting against plans to move the Coolum Community Centre to a suburban block of land are (back, from left) Cindy Jackson, Linda Jackson, Helena Lloyd, Mark Sykes, (middle, from left) Rob Hanson, Prue McGowan, Jan Johnstone, Jennifer Barnett, Fiona Sykes, Linda McKeachie, (front, from left) Darryl McGowan, Peter Williamson, Greg Onions, Dorothy Hookway, Truda Landreth, Rod Coper and Jim Moore.

Coolum residents want the council to reconsider decision

'Car just exploded': 18th suspicious fire in area

SUSPICIOUS: The car set alight at Kowonga St, Pacific Paradise on Saturday night.

Police are investigating after a car fire in a residential street

Sunshine Coast beach reopens after shark sighting

BEACH CLOSED: Lifeguards close Coolum Beach after a shark sighting.

Beach remained closed for almost two hours after shark sighting

Liv-ing the photography dream

BEHIND THE LENS: Liv Williams, 16, is making a splash with her talented photography and videography skills.

Liv Williams is only 16, but the local has captured an audience

Would you pay $1m for this view?

Is this view worth the $1m price tag.

“Basically a free house with a million-dollar view”

REVEALED: What Palmer Coolum Resort looks like now

Clive Palmer says he has no plans at the moment to sell Palmer Coolum Resort.

Clive denies claims resort is "embarrassing, rundown eyesore”

Anger over FIFO workers lures LNG plants to local jobs talks

FIFO SHOCK: Revelations of FIFO recruitment at GLNG spark outrage.

Curtis Island's LNG plants to enter talks on local jobs

LANDRY: FIFO hub would create thousands of CQ jobs

Harry Bruce cartoon Adani HQ

Michelle Landry says Rocky is "very well placed” for 1500 job hub

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Company profits come in below expectations for Sept quarter

Company profits rose by 1% in the September quarter

Plan to transform prison into Buddhist centre inches closer

The Darling Downs Correctional Centre has sold for $800,000.

Buddhists have big plans for Westbrook

First he was arrested, then he stole and crashed the cop car

A man has managed to steal a police car without the car key.

A man has stolen and crashed a police car without the key.

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Reports of armed man puts Coast school on alert

Police mounted unit is on its way to the North Coast.

Students rushed into school grounds as police hunt fugitive

School's out as 50,000 NSW teachers stop work

About 50,000 state school teachers across NSW will stop work on Thursday morning for a salary vote.

Minimal supervision will still be available as 50,000 teachers vote

ADANI JOBS: Premier guarantees no 457 workers

The $21 billion Adani project could provide up to 4000 jobs a year.

Premier guarantees the coal will be mined by Queenslanders

Hanson on One Nation split: 'It's not teamwork'

Pauline Hanson makes her maiden speech in Federal Parliament. (Screenshot ABC)

It appears Rod Culleton has all but split from One Nation

Angler catches boat-sized bull shark, pats it

BIG CATCH: Tony Lenthall with his large 3m bull shark caught in the Nambucca River on Sunday.

AFTER years of trying Tony Lenthall finally got the one he was after

Delirium: Why pills could cause more harm than good

Delirium robs dying people of their autonomy and dignity

Barnaby Joyce calls for Adler shotguns for shooters

Barnaby Joyce... wants relaxations on Adler shotgun

State justice ministers could decide on issue on Friday

Coffs touted as medical marijuana trials begin in NSW

The Federal Government has moved to legalise medical marijuana, with the onus now on the state governments to follow suit.

NSW cancer patients can now apply for medical marijuana trial

Is this child sex offender too old for jail?

Former St Johns College Woodlawn teacher James Doran has been found guilty of committing a series of sex crimes against students.

Guilty of dozens of sex crimes, James Doran may never see prison

YouTube star reveals he is deleting his YouTube channel

“YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It is clear."

Is Banksy in New Zealand taunting John Key?

A curious image of John Key has popped up overnight

The hipster nativity scene for today's baby Jesus

Joseph and Mary take a selfie with their newborn baby Jesus

PETA calls for kangaroo puncher to be prosecuted

The man and the kangaroo stood toe-to-toe before he threw a right-hand punch. Image: Steven Stubenrauch/Facebook.

Hunting trip had been organised for sick young man

The Qld spot where lightning strikes all the time

A guide shows off the rocks created by lightning strikes on Moreton Island.

Rock is evidence of repeated strikes in Queensland spot

Roma's so hot, they're frying eggs on the street

COOKED: Roma's streets are hot enough to cook an egg.

To see how hot it really is, we tried cooking an egg on the road.

Horrifying clip emerges of teen dangling from cruise ship

A video has emerged of a teen dangling from the side of a ship

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

Pop star Liam Payne's Facebook hacked with porn

"Things that can happen to you when you don't have sex."

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather during his childhood.

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy

Hollywood star at home on the Coffs Coast

FEELING LUCKY, SON?: Scott Eastwood visited the Coffs Coast

Guess which Hollywood star has been seen around the Coffs Coast?

Ricky Gervais: There's 'no point' marrying Jane Fallon

RICKY Gervais "doesn't see the point" in marrying Jane Fallon.

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.