Renewed hope for Coolum in quest to field premier team

TWO days ago, coach Alex Murphy cut a dejected figure but now things are looking a tad better at the Dolphins.

Buses run for free on New Year's Eve

Public transport on the Sunshine Coast will be free from 8.45pm on New Year's Eve.

More than 20 extra buses being put on to cope with demand

Coolum dancer makes it big in Canada

17-year-old Coast ballerina awarded bursary to dance overseas.

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

Weather

Outback towns scorching under the Friday afternoon sun

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

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Everything is coming up Rosie for one-day doctor

STOKED: Rosie Crimmins (centre) with parents Carey and Glen when she received the offer on Monday.

Toowoomba teen gets rare, first-round doctorate university offer

Rocky's unemployment line grows by 1800 people in 3 years

Rockhampton and Livingstone have recorded a 36% increase in welfare recipients.

More than 7000 people claiming welfare benefits

Gladstone's $4M project to go ahead, jobs to come

MEGA PROJECT: This Shell service station is expected to coast about $4M to construct.

MORE jobs for Gladstone with $4M project construction

Surfer struts his stuff on the Brisbane River

A surfer struts his stuff on the Brisbane River. Source Facebook: Euphoric Queensland

Video of man surfing on Brisbane River goes viral

Mystery boat involved in fatal Curtis Island accident found

Police divers search a dam west of Lawrence in connection to the disappearance of Sharon Edwards.

The boat sunk off the northern end of Curtis Island

LNP promises to scrap lockout laws

LNP: We’ll scrap the Palaszczuk government’s lockout laws

DIY 'doctor' accused of slicing off man's testicle

Man accused of slicing off another man's testicle fronts court

Turnbull reveals Cabinet reshuffle after Ley scandal

Malcolm Turnbull

PM says wider ministerial reshuffle off the agenda

Tree felled in storm a $4000 'act of god'

Jo Walker and Kelvin Steinhardt in front of what used to be their back shed. A tree from a neighbouring property fell over during a recent storm and destroyed it.

Insurance companies won't consider storm damage claim

Man's fight over breath test refusal takes new twist

VIRAL: A still image from the YouTube video.

Pomona man arrested after outburst in Noosa court

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

Guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

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Security guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

Getty Images Most Memorable Cricket Moments of 2016

Cricket: The best images of 2016 from Getty Images

Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Puppy farm dogs 'had been seized before': RSPCA

PUPPY FARM: Some of the dogs seized from a Glenarbon property where an alleged puppy farm was uncovered on Monday.

WARNING: Disturbing details of alleged puppy farm

NO BAIL: Men accused of bestiality to remain behind bars

Reece Parke has appeared in Lismore Local Court today.

Application to stop his name being published has also been refused

Former Apprentice files sexual suit against Trump

Summer Zervos first spoke about Mr Trump's alleged inappropriate behaviour last year

US president-elect accused of kissing, groping Summer Zervos

Obama's Israel stance may cost him golf club membership

President Barack Obama waves while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club

Obama cuts sentence of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning (right), formerly Bradley Manning (left), following sex reassignment surgery.

Obama shortens sentences for 209 inmates

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

Why Sizzler will give away its cheese toast next week

MEET SAM: Everybody... I'd like you to meet Sam. He is enjoying some famous cheese toast. He loves it so much he wanted a snap of himself eating it. Photo Matt Green

Sizzler handing out free cheese toast, unless you're in Bundaberg

Pauline Hanson fires up at journo over travel question

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and MP Steve Dickson announce a game changing move in the next Queensland State election.

“Excuse me,” she said, cutting off the question.

Newlyweds' act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with homeless man, Miller Patane, outside on Saturday. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

"Not very many people are kind to me"

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

Yeppoon neighbours' decades long fight palmed off to court

Stephanie Salmon moved onto the Barlows Hill property in 1998, planting dozens of palm trees - 35 of which hung over the shared fence.

Heavy foliage provided the fuel for Cyclone Marcia

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Ariana Grande 'hardest working 23-year-old on Earth'?

Ariana Grande

Not everyone was impressed with Grande’s self-proclaimed work ethic

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.