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Rise in arrests amid record New Year's Eve crowds

POLICE were impressed with the behaviour of punters celebrating New Years Eve at events around the Coast, which boasted record numbers despite the rain.

QLD STORMS: Residents hit by localised flooding

Flash flooding in Rockhampton. Farm St.

Falls of 62mm west of Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast

Where's Pauline? Why you couldn't vote for her on the weekend

Did voters realise that Pauline Hanson was not a candidate in the state election?

ANNOYED you couldn’t vote for Pauline Hanson last weekend?

QLD ELECTION: Palaszczuk confident of majority win

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with supporters at a barbecue at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks, the day after the 2017 Queensland election. Brisbane, Sunday, November 26, 2017.

LIVE BLOG: Antony Green has called the Queensland election for Labor

QLD VOTES LIVE: Will this man be the state's first Greens MP?

Michael Bergman and supporters in Maiwar. Picture: Brendan O'Malley

Polling puts Labor marginally ahead of the Liberal National Party

QLD VOTES: Where to find your closest ballot box on Saturday

Let us help you find the closest voting booth.

Find out where your best spot is to cast a vote here

Teenager steals show with remarkable display at Coolum

WINNER: Brielle Cooper crosses the line in the women's race.

'I CAN'T even comprehend what just happened.'

VOTING EARLY? Where to find your closest pre-polling station

Ballot to decide the order the candidates will appear in the 2016 council Election. The candidates numbers are put into envelopes and then the ballot box. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Where you can vote if you want to avoid election day crowds.

Kate Jones is arguing over shocking graduation figures

Education Minister Kate Jones, right, pictured with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk earlier this year.

Fair Go For Our Kids campaign figures under fire.

Queenslanders love dobbing in dole cheats

Almost a quarter of all dole cheat tip-offs come from Queenslanders.

Queenslanders are dobbing in neighbours for being Centrelink cheats

Apple battery scandal: You weren’t ‘paying attention’

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, centre, poses for a selfie with customers during the debut of the iPhone X. Picture: Justin Sullivan

The tech giant has apologised for deliberately slowing down iPhones

Bitcoin bloodbath gets ‘vicious’

Aussie banks are reportedly blocking customers attempting to buy cryptocurrencies like bitcoin,

Bitcoin crashed hard, and there was another impact few saw coming

Internet savages new Nintendo product

Nintendo has made it possible to own a house.

Nintendo probably didn't expect such a bad reaction

JUST IN: Dredging of port gets underway

AERIAL PHOTOS: Stock Photos of Bundaberg Region Port Bundaberg.

Build-up has hindered vessels in the river

'Coffin switch' saga: Family vows to keep fighting industry

DEVASTATED: L-R Niece Kerry Rothery and son Mick Valigura with a framed photo of Janice Valigura nee Rothery who was allegedly placed in a pine coffin by a funeral director after the family had purchased an expensive casket.

KERRY Rothery says time for peace following police investigation

No bail hearing for boxer on domestic violence charges

Damien Hooper was arrested on alleged domestic violence offences.

Boxer's bail bid adjourned after domestic violence allegations

Five car pile-up shuts down Sunshine Motorway

Five car pile-up shuts down Sunshine Motorway

BREAKING: Five cars were involved in the crash

Facebook ‘birth’ post: ‘Disturbing and creepy’

A Denver woman created a hilarious 'birth' photoshoot to announce the arrival of her new kitten. (Elizabeth Woods-Darby) Celebrating Beloved Cats Everywhere. Credit - Various via Storyful

LUCY Shultz and her boyfriend pose for pictures typical of any new parents with...

Bid to free Dr Pot: 'There will be a lot of sympathy for him'

Katelaris makes cannabis oil for sick patients.

“There will be a lot of sympathy for him.”

Ruby in a wheelchair after revealing condition

Ruby Rose arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Pitch Perfect 3" at the Dolby Theatre

Ruby Rose has shocked fans after sharing about her crippling condition

Boy cliff jumps, rides home with fractured back

Boy fractures back after cliff jumping in Moorooduc quarry. Picture: 3AW

A 12-year-old daredevil defied his mother’s warning by jumping from a 20m cliff

New cancer screening test set to save lives

The new blood test will help identify eight types of early-stage cancer. Picture:   Khuloud T. Al-Jamal & Izzat Suffian

A NEW blood test is set to save millions of livee

Bardot hits out at #MeToo: 'Actresses play the tease'

Brigitte Bardot, 1960s film star and animal rights activist, speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday March 22, 2006. Bardot says Canada's seal hunt is a massacre that must stop. (AP Photo/CP,Fred Chartrand)

“And then, so we will talk about them, they say they were harassed”.

Man in court over collection of bear, lion, wolf body parts

A babirusa, or deer pig, skull seized from the home of Terry Dalkos by the federal Department of the Environment and Energy. Picture: Supplied.

He faced a max sentence of 10 years’ jail and a fine of up to $210,000.

Malaysia flight: ‘I thought I was going to die’

A Malaysia Airlines flight has been forced to land in Alice Springs.

A MALAYSIA Airlines flight has been forced to make an emergency landing

’Harvey’s concern was who did him in’

Film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York.

Colleague of Weinstein says “Harvey’s concern was who did him in, not what he had...

Death row inmate’s last words

ANTHONY Shore has became the first inmate executed in the United States in 2018

ANTHONY Shore has became the first inmate executed in the United States in 2018

Meghan, Prince Harry score adorable gift in Wales

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met the crowd at Cardiff Castle.

Tiny pair of namesakes steal the spotlight in Wales.

Trump’s failed $625k offer to 50 Cent

50 Cent has revealed details about a $625,000 offer he received from Donald Trump.

50 CENT cannot be bought, even for 1 million times his namesake

Community mower man axed by council

DOWNBEAT: Neville Peirpoint says he's devastated at not being able to maintain Dalveen.

Mower man left cut up by decision

Mum had migraine so told young son to take the wheel

Police pulled the Mackay woman's car over near Tambo and found her 15-year-old son behind the wheel.

Unlicensed teen drove car for about 70km, mum fined

Alligator and python caught in deadly fight

Who would win, an alligator or a Burmese python?

Unholy choice of venue for late night pee ends in strife

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse.

Eagle-eyed police easily spotted his torrent

Viral video: Toowoomba teen a global hit with Real Madrid

Toowoomba's Jed Hockin lines up a trick shot.

Toowoomba teen's football shots go viral

'Massive' lace monitor wrangled from under child's bed

The massive lace monitor was found under a bed on a Sunshine Coast property.

1.5m lace monitor raids chicken coop before hiding out in bedroom

‘The Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad of music videos’

JUSTIN Timberlake’s new music video features JT battling Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and the Illuminati. It’s ... really cringe-worthy.

First look at Zac Efron as infamous serial killer

Zac Efron stars as serial killer Ted Bundy in new movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Picture: Christian Gilles

Efron plays Ted Bundy in the highly-anticipated new thriller.

Balding Wills’ dramatic new $300 buzz cut

Britain's Prince William chats to guests at a reception after delivering a speech to celebrate the national rollout of the 'Step into Health' programme, at Chandos House in London, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

The Duke of Cambridge has long joked about his receding hairline

First review: Kylie’s country club

Are you ready for country Kylie? We’ve got the first review of her new single Dancing. Pic: BMG

Are you ready for Kylie Minogue’s new country direction?

Hugh Grant’s tangled family situation

Grant and Anna Eberstein at Wimbledon in 2015. Picture: Splash News

Hugh Grant is about to have five kids under the age of seven

Marla Maples ‘dating’ Trump critic

Donald Trump and Marla Maples at their 1997 wedding

THE US President may want to look away now.

Hitman in Harding attack tells all

Hit man originally considered crippling Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Picture: Supplied

The man who attacked Nancy Kerrigan has opened up about the ruthless plot