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Tiahleigh Palmer's foster brother pleads guilty

THE foster brother of slain Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with the 12-year-old.

Trent Thorburn, 20, pleaded guilty to two charges of perjury and one count each of incest and attempting to pervert the course of justice at Beenleigh District Court today.

Thorburn, whose father Rick has been charged with Tiahleigh's murder, will be sentenced later today.

Police allege his father Rick murdered 12-year-old Tiahleigh in October 2015 after discovering that 19-year-old Trent had been sexually involved with her. Rick is awaiting trial on the murder charge.

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Drought won't stop the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride

Though the drought continues, it will not stop the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride from going ahead next weekend.

Everything is set and it is full steam ahead for September 30

iPhone 8: So what are the cheapest deals around?

So what's the best deal with the latest iphones

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Gympie business awards: Find out who won the New Business of the Year Award

WINNERS: The New Business of the Year was Mama Dee's Kitchen represented by Daniel and Jason Kauffman (centre and right) and pictured with sponsor for this category Joanne Scott from USC.

We'll give you a hint... they make the best doughnuts in the biz

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