Armed police stand guard at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017.

19 dead, 50 injured in Ariana Grande 'terror attack'

NINETEEN people have been killed and at least 50 people have been injured following a terror attack in Manchester

Age pensions are our biggest chunk of welfare pie

Pensioners our biggest welfare drain?

Mum poses nude in support of body awareness

IN THE BUFF: Krystal Gordon poses in support of body confidence.

Bikini turned Krystal's life around

Bend in road is a 'death trap'

Motorcycle crash on Cedars Rd at South Kolan which occurred in October last year.

It's a head-on waiting to happen






Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

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You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Anxious dad steals script for valium

A DAD-of seven suffering anxiety broke into a Bundaberg doctor's clinic and stole a prescription medical pad to forge a script for valium to ease his stress.

WATCH: Teen apologises for robbing elderly man

GUILTY: Kahlym John Phillips outside the Bundaberg Courthouse.

'I apologise to the old man for doing what I done'

Addict pleads for normal life after drug bust in motel

CLEAN: The couple's 14-week-old baby tested negative to drugs when it was born.

Couple found with drugs in Bundaberg motel room

When the NDIS is rolling out at your place

THE National Disability Insurance Scheme launched in July 2013 and continues to roll out region by region across the country.

Families can learn about NDIS at free AEIOU workshops

A FREE event to teach parents and families about the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be held next week.

Budget 2017: Bid to fund NDIS sparks $6 billion search

TREASURER Scott Morrison will be looking to fill a $6 billion hole with the Turnbull government reportedly set to fully fund the NDIS.

Bundy in top locations for car vandalism

BUNDABERG has more car vandalism than Fortitude Valley according to the state's peak motoring body.

Outages frustrate customers in the Burnett region

Mobile phone coverage in the Burnett is failing customers.

HUNDREDS of Optus customers were left without reception.

Corporate plan ensures region is on the right track

Mayor Rachel Chambers says the corporate plan is vital for the region.

THE North Burnett Regional Council released a draft copy.

CQU diploma debacle 'no fault of students or uni'

EDUCATION: Diploma of Nursing students are being helped by CQUniversity to complete their industry placements.

University has worked with affected students to continue studies

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What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Man has applied for about 1000 jobs with no luck

Three years of actively searching for work and Darren Cox hasn't given up hope getting back into the work force.

Darren Cox has applied for about 1000 jobs over the past few years.

Auswide to take on the big four banks

Auswide Bank CEO Martin Barrett welcomes the bank levy.

New levy will level the playing field

'Forget Cairns': tourism giants unite to promote Bundy reef

SECRET'S OUT: Zen's Best Kept Secrets on the Reef package draws together the region's major tourism players.

Tourism giants unite to promote the region

Bundy Rum wants to crack Asia

Duncan Littler at the Blend your own Rum Experience.

"We've been talking to a lot of international markets”

Cat Connections

CAT CONNECTIONS: Macy relaxing in her cage and looking forward to finding a new home.

Jodie Campanini and Ros English with a few of the cats looking for a new home.

Weekend Sport 20th May 2017

SAFE HANDS: Adam Young takes the ball mid-air for Doon Villa in the Football Game at Martens Oval in Bundaberg.

A selection of photos from the Weekends sport from around the region on the 20th...

Weekend Rugby 21 May 2017

FENDING OFF: Jamie Lowien races up for Eastern Suburbs in the A Grade game at Salter Oval in Bundaberg.

A selection of photos from the Weekends A Grade games on the 21st May 2017.

Manchester attack; 19 dead, 50 injured

Multiple casualties after explosions at Ariana Grande concert.

ariana Grande performs at Manchester

Singer performs at Manchester concert.

Singer performs hit song at concert before arena explosion.

Rebel Wilson in court

Actress says articles seriously affected her career.

Actress in defamation suit with Woman's Day magazine.

Cemetery theft blow for grieving daughter

Roses stolen on eve of Mother's day

Dad's opinion: 'Child support is a privilege to pay'

I must be one of the lucky ones. But I’ll get to that in a minute.

Celebrity sex tapes: Where does all that money go?

Basically, did Paris and Kim earn fortunes from their videos?

When it comes to clotheslines the Hills Hoist rules

ICONIC DEVICE: Judy King, of Richmond Hill, has fond memories of the Hills Hoist in backyards across Sydney in the 1950s.

Iconic brand is voted most trusted

Pants with personality made in Warwick

FANCY PANTS: Carolyn Borrell's handmade creations are popular around the globe.

Quirky creations loved by adults and kids

Dyslexia proving no barrier for Fraser Coast nurse

USC student Tess Beane.

Dyslexia isn't getting in the way of learning for one nurse.

How TAFE graduates are out-performing university peers

Students studying the Civil Construction course at the TAFE's Trenayr Campus.

Vocational education better for employment prospects, starting wage

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

REBEL Wilson's film career was destroyed by a grubby media campaign to tear her down, a court has heard.

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

Johnny’s outraged over claims he has a cracked boner.

She gulps. Her face says it all.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Cage Dive, written and directed by Gerald Rascionato, is now screening in the United States of America. It had scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

Cher, 71, and Celine Dion wow world at Billboard Awards

“I’m 71 yesterday and I can do a five-minute plank, OK.”

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Deputy Premier makes massive call on controversial sand mine

Aerial view of the proposed Forest Glen sand mine.

BREAKING: State Government makes huge call on Coast sand mine plans

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Will the cashless welfare card work in getting people jobs?

DOES IT WORK? Research on the cashless welfare card trial found some evidence of participants expressing more interest in working.

Differing views on best way to reduce unemployment

The $1000-a-day jobs of the future are not what you think

In workplace speak they’re also known as “slashies”

Jobs without degrees: Is university becoming outdated?

Dr Amantha Imber is the author of The Innovation Formula.

Australians should reconsider enrolling in university

Five tips for scoring a mining job

LANDING A JOB: Stanmore's coal handling and processing plant.

EQIP general manager Melissa Denniss weighs in.

2000 construction jobs up for grabs in $2b project

An impression of the proposed Brisbane Development Corporation casino and at Queens Wharf.

Enough steel for two Story Bridges will be needed

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Tempting entry-level price of $27,990 for new Subaru XV SUV

NEW XV: New all-wheel-drive Subaru XV is arriving in just a few weeks, and prices are down and specification is up over equivalent outgoing models. The entry-level 2.0i with CVT auto starts at $27,990 before on-roads, but there's no longer a sub-$27k manual model.

$1250 off the CVT entry-level price of popular XV SUV

$500,000 for a bit of tin? Or would you prefer a Ferrari?

REVENUE RAISER: Auction today could see a new Australian record for a number plate sold at auction. But is over half a million dollars right for a bit of tin?

Numerical plate could make well over $500,000 at auction today

It ain't no '80s piece of s***': Coast's very own supercar

PRECISION ENGINEERING: Jason Overland owns a Giocattalo, a rare Australian-built sports car and is organising a reunion and charity fundraising event.

This Sunshine Coast car is one of only 15 in the world.

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