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Mon 16 Jul 2018

'Spider-Man' arrested after high-rise crime spree

premium_icon 'Spider-Man' arrested after high-rise crime spree

A man dubbed the "Spider-Man" has been arrested after allegedly scaling dozens of high-rise buildings and robbing apartments across the Sunshine Coast.

Dog's horrible ordeal after swallowing fish hook

premium_icon Dog's horrible ordeal after swallowing fish hook

A BELOVED dog has bitten off far more than he can chew after he swallowed a 6cm-long fishing hook at Sharon.

How this couple became home owners before turning 21

premium_icon How this couple became home owners before turning 21

There's no doubting lifelong Gympie locals Michael Learoyd and Taylah McKenzie are on the shortlist for Australia's youngest homeowners.

Sun 15 Jul 2018

RECORD BREAKER: Coldest morning of the decade hits Gympie

RECORD BREAKER: Coldest morning of the decade hits Gympie

Gympie shivered through its coldest morning of the decade to enter the record books.

Sat 14 Jul 2018

80s hairdo style the perm is making a comeback

80s hairdo style the perm is making a comeback

The perm — immortalised by 80s music stars and grandmothers alike — has made a grand return to the fashion fore.

UPDATE: Police called to U17 football game after brawl

UPDATE: Police called to U17 football game after brawl

A teenage boy was allegedly assaulted by an adult male from the crowd.

Gympie horse ride lands major sponsor

premium_icon Gympie horse ride lands major sponsor

Event gets big boost as major Australian brand joins the party for the first time.

‘Aliens stole my feathered friends’

‘Aliens stole my feathered friends’

Alien forces are behind a series of mysterious duck disappearances in the Northern Territory, according to a local nurse.

Most unpopular baby names of 2018

Most unpopular baby names of 2018

According to a poll on Netmums, these are the baby names that are well and truly dying out. Sincere apologies if yours is on the list.

BRIDGE CRASH: More Bruce Highway diversions coming next week

premium_icon BRIDGE CRASH: More Bruce Highway diversions coming next week

TMR will be conducting "comprehensive bridge inspections”.

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Elderly driver cruises down wrong side of highway

Elderly driver cruises down wrong side of highway

TERRIFYING footage has shown an elderly person driving down the wrong side of the Bruce Highway into the path of a truck.

MAP: Grab a bargain at Gympie's garage sales this weekend

MAP: Grab a bargain at Gympie's garage sales this weekend

Looking to pick up a great deal? Then these might be the places for you.

Airline board fired after PM's cancelled flight, chaos

Airline board fired after PM's cancelled flight, chaos

FOR most of us, protesting against unfair treatment by an airline is a futile battle. Not for this passenger, who hit back after his flight was cancelled.

Guinness World Record broken at the Birdsville Big Red Bash

Guinness World Record broken at the Birdsville Big Red Bash

Rocky's own Busby Marou opened the three day rock music event

Disgust over racist housemate ad

Disgust over racist housemate ad

It warned people from one country not to “waste your time” applying as they would not be accepted.

Weird wildlife you’ve never heard of

premium_icon Weird wildlife you’ve never heard of

WE’RE familiar with iconic Aussie animals like the koala, kangaroo and wombat, but this Australian state is home to many animals that have eluded the spotlight.

Nanna's sex addiction

Nanna's sex addiction

A "NANNA" has lifted the lid about her sex addiction in a new book.

If you're going to be an idiot, don't take people with you

premium_icon If you're going to be an idiot, don't take people with you

Stupidity has to be the most resilient human trait if recent events are anything to go by.

'Detective' solves the mystery of abandoned boat

premium_icon 'Detective' solves the mystery of abandoned boat

A LENNOX Head woman said she usually finds "lots of bits and pieces” on her regular walk ... but this was different.

Thu 12 Jul 2018

WATCH: Gruesome procedure to cut off nine-metre fingernails

WATCH: Gruesome procedure to cut off nine-metre fingernails

SHRIDHAR Chillal had the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand. Now he's decided to cut them off and its going to need more than just clippers.

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