Vic police replace Commodores and Falcons with BMWs

While Victorian police have confirmed it's taking a fleet of BMWs, Queensland police have only confirmed Hyundais.

Groom asks guests to fork out $250 for wedding

Ben Farina, 33, and fiancee Claire Moran, 37, asked guests to pay for themselves. Source: Supplied

He “sold it” a bit like an all-inclusive holiday to their guests

Aussie slays partner with virtual reality proposal

Reality and virtual reality collide. Picture: Supplied

He even managed to transport partner back to hometown

Cadbury fans demand return of Marble flavour

A Fan group for a discontinued line of Cadbury chocolate has been set up. Source: Facebook

Cadbury fans plead for Marble line to be returned

No happy endings: Massage therapists sick of sleaze

Chantelle Trebley, from Parap’s Alternative Bodywork Remedial Massage, is fed up with the repeated calls and messages from people asking for ‘happy endings’. Picture: Michael Franchi

“The last two weeks it’s been ongoing.”

How eating a single raisin can stop your junk-food cravings

The author of a new cookbook claims she has a simple, fast way to cure cravings for junk food.

A simple raisin can help curb sweet cravings

Binge-watching services can kill: study

Streaming services such as Netflix make it easier to binge than ever before

Research shows binge-watching services can increase risk of death

Use sugar tax to offset costs of better foods

woman eating junk food in the couch.

Use tax to subsidise cost of healthier, whole foods

Meet the Pizza Nazi: No ham or pineapple. No nonsense

ROCCO DeAngelis used to be known as the ‘Pizza Nazi’ so if you utter the words “ham” or “pineapple” and Rocco will be calling “Next!”.

Miranda Kerr's personal chef spills on how celebrities eat

Miranda Kerr pictured on the set of the TV series Australia's Next Top Model. Supplied by Foxtel.

“There are lots of do’s, don’ts and maybes with celebrities,” she said.

Loni Jane: Why I gave up meat five years ago

Vegan influencer Loni Jane with vegetables in her backyard veggie patch. Picture Glenn Hampson

Loni Jane made a decision that changed her life.

Mum pioneers 'gut friendly' bread - and it tastes real

Natasha Hovarth and son Aden with loaves of Aden's Choice.

Not many eight-year-olds can say they have a bread named after them

Get the kids in the kitchen

Get your kids cooking these holidays with these tasty mini pizzas.

When the offspring are bored try some kids-in-the-kitchen action

The beer that's poles apart from our own

Polish beer is great, even if you can't pronounce it

RECIPE: Let's take a dip

Matt Sinclair's beetroot hummus is perfect when a crowd is about to converge on your home.

The quick fix when unexpected guests come calling

11 items you’re probably not cleaning but should

CLEANING is a chore. It’s time-consuming but necessary, and both annoying and satisfying at the same time.

How to hack Kmart and Officeworks for home styling

Customers say having the checkout in the middle of the store is “disorienting”. Picture: Lindsay Moller

Professional property styling is a booming business

Law and order in the laundry

The most utilitarian room in the home, the laundry.

For full loads in the machine conserve water by waiting

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower

Quarry Gardens future could bloom with Premier

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has given the strongest indication yet the Quarry Gardens project may come to fruition.

Garden competition entrant loves to inspire others

GREEN THUMB: Toowoomba man David Stanfield loves sharing his garden with others.

A day in the life of a Toowoomba gardener

FULL WINNERS: Parade a floral and fun affair

Grand Central Floral Parade. Carnival of Flowers 2017. September 2017

'Hours and hours of blood, sweat and tears went into them'

Gardening with kids, one of life's simple pleasures

Give the kids their own pot or space in the garden to grow whatever they want, but make it fun.

Get outside and you could have a green thumb on your hands

Get ready Toowoomba, it's carnival time

IT'S HERE: The Carnival of Flowers organiser Kate Scott sets up for the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival.

The Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival showcases the best produce

Pair's work in garden wins them country champion

WINNERS: Paul and Noela Rubb celebrate in their champion Haden garden.

Winning Country Grand Champion Garden this year is big achievement

Peaceful garden one of best in Toowoomba region

WINNING CREATION: Robyn Rolfe and Timo Sihvola's Vale View garden was awarded as Country Reserve Grand Champion in The Chronicle Garden Competition.

Robyn Rolfe planted more than 3000 seedlings

Here's what it's like to ride new Movie World rollercoaster

WATCH: It officially opens tomorrow, just in time for the school holidays.

How I ended up flying first class for the price of economy

So this is how the other half lives...

“QUICK! Check this out, can this be right?"

Live high life on Low Isles

Healthy coral and reef fish abound at Low Isles in the Great Barrier Reef.

Discover one of the best places to see the reef in all of its glory

I nearly became a Cuban's sugar-mumma

Lou Blair, right, with a friend. Picture: Lou BlairSource:Supplied

I almost became a ‘sugar mamma’ while travelling through Cuba

How to entertain the kids these holidays

Thrillseekers on one of the rides at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

School's out and now you have to find ways to entertain them

Chilean by the lagoon

CHILLED-OUT CHILEAN: Natalia Moreno, 27, loves the warm, friendly vibe in Airlie Beach.

International business student turned waitress shares her story

Did you play these road trip games?

Pull out a few old-fashioned road trip games for the school holidays and watch the kids squirm without their devices.

Try these old-fashioned road trip games on the kids these holidays

Pamela Anderson's boyfriend jealous of famous Australian

MARSEILLE defender Adil Rami is “terribly jealous” of girlfriend Pamela Anderson’s relationship with a famous Australia sange, says the actress.

Margot Robbie’s bizarre red carpet look

Australian actress Margot Robbie poses for photographers during the world premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin in Leicester square in London.

ORANGE eye shadow, wet-look hair and a frilly, ill-fitting frock?

MOVIE REVIEW: Ninjago is LEGO's first letdown

Lloyd (voiced by Dave Franco) in a scene from animated adventure film The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

LEGO Ninjago Movie is a bit average when compared to earlier films.

The burning questions left after Bachelorette

The Bachelorette premiere was packed full of both hilarious and cringe-worthy moments.

THE premiere was a wild ride, but it left us with some questions.

BIG SWEATY MESS: The Bachelorette descends into chaos

The Bachelorette descends into chaos.

SOPHIE’S reality debut was filled with ego clashes and nudie runs.

MOVIE REVIEW: New Kingsman flick can’t repeat trick

Taron Egerton in a scene from the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is carrying too much flab.

All you need to know before Mackay's Elton John concert

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All you need to know about the Elton John concert

Model says she couldn't find work here due to skin colour

SOUTH Sudan-born Aussie model Duckie Thot says she had to leave Australia to work as a professional model.

Buyer allegedly pulls a knife on guy over $1100 'Yeezy' shoes

The Kanye West-designed shoes were for sale for $1100.

'Naked jumper' proves a hit as it sells out online

Calvin Klein’s see-through jumper.

Emperor's new clothes or fashion revolution?

Paris, Milan dream one step closer for 14-year-old model

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, at the Grand Palais, in Paris, France, 05 March 2013. The presentation of the Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/14 collections runs from 26 February to 06 March. EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA

Nevaya Adkins taking strides to world runway

What it’s like to compete in Miss Nude World

It might be just us, but we don’t think Isabelle has anything to worry about.

It's Friday afternoon and Isabelle Deltore is freaking out

Sexy rashie swimsuit helps all shapes get in the swim

A Une Piece swimsuit is made with 28 pieces of Italian UPF50+ rated fabric that flatter and support the female shape.

A Une Piece swimsuit flatters and supports the female shape

Toowoomba's $500m Grand Central build creates jobs

EXTERNAL construction is complete on the $500 million redevelopment of Grand Central shopping centre, owned by the Queensland Investment Corporation.

Myer, David Jones: why big retailers are struggling

Myer is facing tough times

Christmas 2017 is going to be make or break

Tomorrow’s Special Buys range at Aldi has people all excited

ALDI’S Special Buys are known to cause something akin to hysteria

How to cut grocery bill from $500 to $250 a month

Forget worrying about your fancy Saturday post-pilates brunch

Saving money made simple for pensioners

SAVING MONEY: John Scarborough says people should grow as much food as they can, and that lettuce, silverbeet and herbs are good crops to start with.

Local shares how he makes pension go further

DJI Spark drone is child's play to fly

EASY: Getting great footage with the DJI Spark is very easy thanks to a good stabilised camera.

My 13-year-old son was flying it in minutes

Top 10 most popular items sold at Costco

Cr Kylie Stoneman, Costco managing director Patrick Noone and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli at the site for the Bundamba Costco.

Costco stocks hundreds of different brands

Our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners, friends at risk

ONE in five Queensland men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85 – our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners and friends are at risk.

Sleep and sex will make you happier than a payrise, study shows

Abril Benedit and Facundo Arguello gave up their careers in psychology and marketing in Argentina to travel the world and spend more time with one another. Picture: Richard Dobson

“Better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living ­better."

What you need to know before you ditch carbs

Instead of ditching carbs, switch to wholegrain (brown rice, barley, buckwheat, quinoa, spelt or polenta), along with fruits, beans and vegetables.

Not all carbs are the same and understanding the difference is vital

"We are not able to treat it": Antibiotics' STI superbug

Superbug worsening thanks to overuse of antibiotics

Connie’s last moments: ‘She went out on top’

Samuel Johnson said Connie ‘went out on top’.

Samuel Johnson has opened up about his sister Connie’s final moments

How teen girls should be taught about sex

Teenage girls are the most over-sexualised creatures on the planet

How dry spell could be making us sick

Bacteria Generic.

Public health warnings are being circulated as a dry spell continues

Mum defies the odds with miracle babies

MUM gives birth to son and daughter at less than 26 weeks gestation.

'Techno-tantrums': How to raise kids in a digital world

Dr Kristy Goodwin helps modern parents, educators and health professionals understand what young children, aged 0-12 years really need to thrive in a digital world.

Balance is the key to navigating kids online use

Dentist reassures young boy tooth fairy hadn't forgotten him

A dentist has reassured a Xavier Webb that the tooth fairy hadn’t forgotten him, when he teeth went missing from a jar in the kitchen.

'They have taken the teeth but left nothing in lieu?'

Mum upset after sister steals both her baby names

She has two boys and her sister has used both her children's names for her own kids

"AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to think this is a bit unfair?”

Mum doesn't know she has given birth

Sarah has been in an induced coma since she gave birth on August 28. Source: Gofundme

Her son won't be named until she wakes from her coma

'My children are not a number': Rocky mum turns lives around

CHANGED FUTURES: Bailee Stjernqvist, Penny Martin, Kazzi Doyle and Nathan Baira. Penny has taken in several teenagers who have turned their lives around with her help and support.

These teens have made huge changes to their futures

How to deal with a teen glued to social media

CHECKING IN: Teenagers need parents to be involved in their online world.

Our daughters have a love-hate relationship with their phones

Angela's show explores funny side of heartbreak

ALMOST two years after her marriage broke down, Toowoomba woman Angela Ponting is using her heartbreak as inspiration for her very own cabaret show.

Mistake text message sealed Mackay couple's fate

NEWLYWEDS: Rebecca and Steven Johnston on their wedding day last Saturday.

Primary school teacher was trying to text a friend

The secret to a long marriage? There's no such thing

CHEERS: Bob and Shirley Blackburn celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at Mothar Mountain Hall.

60 years later, and they're still going strong

Toowoomba, Townsville, Cairns topping sex toys list

Sex toys remain popular in Townsville, Cairns and Toowoomba.

Online adult store Femplay has listed Townsville at number four