Coaching pays off

GROWING up in East Timor, Kerry Galhos could never have imagined how far the sport of tennis would take her.

Tapas: It's a Friday thing

TAPAS ANYONE? Tianna Dencher, Salima Muzima and Nedra Andersen at Harmony on Carmody.

$5 tapas night showcases diversity.

Browns Plains theft

Call Crimestoppers if you can help.

Stealing, Hillcrest

Do you recognise the person pictured?

New kids on The Block

WHIRLWIND: Rochdale's Will and Karlie in Port Melbourne on the set of The Block.

REALITY TV contestants often say they've had a "whirlwind” experienc

How you can play wish fairy

HELPING HAND: Candice Le will take part in the Browns Plains Real Estate Charity Golf Day for Make-A-Wish Australia.

Real estate golf day in name of charity.

Old scrap transformed

Park Ridge State High School teacher Joseph Wise with founder of Substation 33 Tony Sharp.

Looking after the environment and producing new technology.

FEEDING FAMILIES

Lighthouse Care founder Debbie Hill said the organisation wants to expand and open a site in Ipswich.

Ipswich site planned for Logan charity.

Bravery award for fire hero

Slacks Creek's Shane Tawse was presented with a bravery award today after saving a woman from a house fire last year.

Elderly woman saved from fire.

Pair keep

Gail Ker and her mum Noelene have been nominated for a multicultural award.

Access in running for Multicultural Awards.

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

An artist's impression of the new Bryant Property Group development approved for Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

NACHOS on the run is about to get a whole lot easier

New retail superstore to rise from the ashes of Masters

Masters Hardware Store Springfield Central.

Successful national retailers gearing up to open

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

Peabody now unconfirmed over reports it could sell Mackay region mine

Mine dispels rumours of closure

Peabody Energy denies it will sell Millenium Mine.

Researchers baffled to why Lady Elliott manta is pink: Watch

UNIQUE: Clouseau, the pink under-bellied manta ray, has been spotted twice at Lady Elliott Island.

A unique creature is offshore Lady Elliott Island

The biggest seizure 'in living memory': police

'We believe we've put a good dent in the drug trade...'

He spat in nurse's face and said 'I got AIDS, suck s**t'

Leslie Francis Marks was jailed for spitting on a nurse and police officer.

Toowoomba man jailed for disgusting attack on authorities

Warning: 'There is no planet B'

** FILE ** A polar bear mother and her two cubs in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, are seen in this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo. Northern nations trying to find ways to protect the world's polar bears in a warming climate resolved Tuesday to hold their talks behind closed doors _ over Norway's objections. \"The polar bear ... has become politically dangerous,\" WWF's Norway chief Rasmus Hansson said as the five nations that have polar bears on their Arctic tundra began political talks in the Norwegian city of Tromsoe. \"Polar bears have become the very symbol of climate change,\" he told The Associated Press by telephone from the meeting. Climate change is so touchy for some countries that they balked at public debate on it before December's climate treaty talks in Copenhagen, he said. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Jonathan Hayward/file)

More than 150 scientists write to Turnbull about climate change

Census to come door knocking

CENSUS TEAM: Area Supervisor Kevin Rietveld, District Manager Pam Weekes and Field Officer Kim Eggers.

The ABS will send almost 38,000 out next week

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

24 HOURS ON: Rescue crews 'hopeful' of finding missing man

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter searching for a missing man in floodwaters near Larnook.

Search expected to resume this morning

Man finds life changing amount of gold while prosepcting

Gold nugget weighing more than four kilograms found in Victoria.

Backpacker stabbing suspect charged

Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Police have confirmed they have charged a Frenchman with murder

The fastest truck on the planet has just beaten two world speed records

The Iron Knight driver Boije Ovebrink has landed Volvo Trucks two land speed records for trucks.

YOU'VE heard of racing trucks and drag trucks, now The Iron Knight

Maid in Saudi Arabia 'died of rape'

Filipino maid 'raped by employer' in Saudi Arabia dies in hospital

Burkini ban: French police force woman to strip on beach

A woman was forced to strip off her bikini on a beach in France. Source Twiiter.

Burkini ban: Armed police force woman to remove clothing on beach

ITALY QUAKE: 8-year-old girl rescued, 159 confirmed dead

Rubble of a building collapsed in Amatrice, central Italy, where a earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m. in Amatrice, Italy.

"There are people under the rubble... There's been a landslide..."

Gladstone tradie grabs 'pure fantasy' sex toy

SEX TOY: Neil Smith was caught with a stolen sex toy.

Tradie steals pregancy test kit then returns for a fantasy sex toy

Cat plays mum to baby monkey

In this video frame grab taken Saturday Aug. 20, 2016 in Tyumen, Russia, a 16-year-old cat called Rosinka, carries a three-week-old baby monkey on her back. Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth. (AP Photo)

Cat adopts squirrel after mother abandons it

Man has 40 knives removed from stomach

Jatinder Malhotra, right, displays the 40 knives that were surgically removed from the stomach of the police constable, as he recuperates in a hospital in Amritsar, India Prabhjot Gill/AP

Man had 40 knives removed from stomach 'felt urge' to swallow them

S**t excuse holds up in court

A 48-year-old man has been found not guilty of failing to stop for police after an incident at Maleny.

Van driver fought the law and he won

Xbox Onesie: Fashion for lounge lizards unveiled

Would you wear it?

Xbox Australia team launches into fashion field with Xbox Onesie

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

The Hard Word reviews Kyzer Soze

Kyzer Soze are playing Brisbane tomorrow at the Crowbar in Fortitude Valley. Photo Contributed

Kyzer Soze summon the evil for this mighty slab of death metal

Britney Spears 'almost drowned' in Hawaii

Britney Spears has revealed she 'almost drowned' while on holiday

Doco reveals real story behind Black Hawk Down

Former Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant shares his story, which helped to inspire the movie Black Hawk Down, in the TV series No Man Left Behind.

FORMER pilot recounts ordeal which inspired a Hollywood movie.

What's on the big screen this week

Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston in a scene from the movie Ben-Hur.

AN OLD classic returns to the big screen with a new young star.