Off Beat News

Fri 22 Feb 2019

North Queensland, monsoons and weapons of MAFS destruction

premium_icon North Queensland, monsoons and weapons of MAFS destruction

SHUT in the motel room by the monsoonal downpour outside, what else was there to do than watch Married At First Sight?

Ex-councillor guilty of crashing into Southside servo

premium_icon Ex-councillor guilty of crashing into Southside servo

Duo 'lucky to be alive' after car ploughed into servo late last year.

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Classic Peter Brock designed Commodore sells for $165,000

Classic Peter Brock designed Commodore sells for $165,000

Two icons of Australian motoring earned big paydays for owners at Melbourne auction.

Grandad slammed over marriage and baby plans with teen

Grandad slammed over marriage and baby plans with teen

A 19-year-old girl who is trying to have a baby with her 62-year-old husband says she fell in love with him for his good looks.

Heated neighbourhood dispute ends with a gunshot

premium_icon Heated neighbourhood dispute ends with a gunshot

'This is precisely the sort of circumstance where someone drunk with a gun does something stupid (and) a person ends up dead.'

DOLLAR DEAL: Farming property bidding to start at $1

premium_icon DOLLAR DEAL: Farming property bidding to start at $1

'Unlike most of the properties where there is a set reserve, if you bid more than one dollar and you're the highest bidder, you will purchase the property.'

Wed 20 Feb 2019

The car you can drive without a licence

The car you can drive without a licence

French brand has designed the ultimate city car that reduces pollution and lowers demand for carparking spaces, but there’s a catch.

Honeymoon horror as hotel shower explodes

Honeymoon horror as hotel shower explodes

A NEWLYWED couple’s $5500 trip went terribly wrong when the shower door in their resort room exploded as the husband was in the bathroom.

FANG FUN: newborn’s surprise for parents

premium_icon FANG FUN: newborn’s surprise for parents

These first-time Gold Coast parents were surprised when their baby daughter was born with something that makes her extra special.

Gympie UFO witness reveals what mysterious craft looked like

premium_icon Gympie UFO witness reveals what mysterious craft looked like

What do you think? Was it a bird, a plane, the International Space Station or a UFO?

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Mum suing son and wife after paying for 'two-thirds' of home

premium_icon Mum suing son and wife after paying for 'two-thirds' of home

A mum who is suing her son and daughter-in-law over failed plans to live together has denied she wanted the house she partially paid for to be theirs.

Brain teaser 99 per cent of people fail on the internet

Brain teaser 99 per cent of people fail on the internet

A brain teaser has officially stumped the internet with people saying only a genius can solve it — can you figure it out?

UFO seen hovering over Gympie region last night

premium_icon UFO seen hovering over Gympie region last night

'It definitely looked like something not of this world, but I suppose you can't prove it either way.'

Trolls brand mum 'paedophile' for breastfeeding autistic son

Trolls brand mum 'paedophile' for breastfeeding autistic son

This mum claims what she does is in her son’s best interests and will stop when he’s ready — but she’s being mercilessly trolled for it.

Investigators taking Gympie crocodile sighting seriously

premium_icon Investigators taking Gympie crocodile sighting seriously

Two crocodiles were removed from the Mary River in 2013 and 2014.

Secret weapon in jocks

premium_icon Secret weapon in jocks

Pensioner kicked out of nightclub after concealing a screwdriver

Every crocodile sighting reported in Gympie since 2010

premium_icon Every crocodile sighting reported in Gympie since 2010

Kayaker Geoffrey Bell said he'll never go in the Mary River again after he spotted what he thought was a croc near the Gympie Weir last Thursday afternoon.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

’Hot cop’ sends fans into meltdown

’Hot cop’ sends fans into meltdown

YouTube viewers are going crazy for a police constable from Auckland thanks to her “stunning looks” and sweet personality.

Secret family history of an Australian war hero

premium_icon Secret family history of an Australian war hero

Before he was awarded Australia’s highest military honour for heroics in the battle, Daniel Keighran lived a childhood of poverty and struggle.

Queensland resident finds massive 40kg scrub python in home

Queensland resident finds massive 40kg scrub python in home

A video of a massive scrub python found inside a Far North home has been watched almost four million times.

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