It's official: That swooping magpie hates you

Leonie Thorne 10:55 AM   As magpie swooping season nears, research finds they remember people who regularly pass through their territory ... and target them.

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LGBTI symbolism not enough: action group

BLAG says symbols are not enough, and action was needed to support the LGBTIQ community.

Elinor Thomas 11:05 PM   Brisbane Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Action Group convenor Phil Brownehas called on Brisbane City Council to offer more practical help to the LGBTIQ community.

Doughnuts and Japanese clothes boost CBD retail

Queen Street Mall was abuzz with word of UNIQLO.

Elinor Thomas 11:00 PM   Three hundred doughnuts in 30 minutes, and a new Japanese clothing chain promising scores of jobs – there was an air of new life in Brisbane's CBD Tuesday.

Brisbane artist takes doodling to new heights

Bribane graphic designer Brendan Pearce has a gift for intimate portraiture that he shares via a cheeky website.

Natalie Bochenski 12:00 AM   Warning: the following story contains euphemisms.

Annastacia Palaszczuk refuses to mandate fluoride

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Amy Remeikis 12:00 AM   The Queensland Government has doubled down on ruling out mandatory fluoridation in the state's water supplies, with Annastacia Palaszczuk opting for a lead the horse to water policy, even if she can't make it drink.

Caboolture line delays due to police incident

Trains have stopped at Northgate station on the Caboolture line north of Brisbane.

Kristian Silva 6:41 PM   Commuters on the Caboolture line are facing delays of up to an hour due to a police incident at Virginia.

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Cyclones, snow and sun: winter in Queensland had it all

This isn't the Queensland we know.

Kim Stephens 12:00 AM   It was the season that temporarily transformed the Sunshine State into a winter wonderland.

Beenleigh unit fire claims another life

Beenleigh house fire victim Crystal Cartledge.

Kristian Silva 5:55 PM   A Beenleigh mother has died from injuries suffered in a unit complex fire that also claimed the life of her son.

Tugun desal plant back online permanently from 2020: Seqwater

Gold Coast desalination plant at Tugun

Tony Moore 3:48 PM   Tugun's controversial desalination plant – which produces drinking water from seawater – could be switched on permanently from 2020 because of steady population growth on the Gold Coast, Seqwater says.

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Race driver killed in crash thought brakes were 'spongy' before crash

Sean Edwards died in a crash at Queensland Raceway.

3:04 PM   British motor racer Sean Edwards had concerns about the brakes on the racing car he was driving, one day before he was killed in a fiery crash at Queensland Raceway.

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Flu season 'worst on record'

About 15,000 Queenslanders caught the flu this year.

Kristian Silva 2:49 PM   About 15,000 Queenslanders caught the flu this year.

Tourist jailed for fatal Queensland crash

A man who killed his friend with a hammer has been sentenced to life in jail.

2:28 PM   A Hong Kong tourist had been licensed to drive for less than two months when she drove on the wrong side of the road and killed two men in an oncoming car in central Queensland, a court has heard.

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The first big weekend of Brisbane Festival

Megan Washington performs for fans during Splendour in the Grass on July 26, 2015 in Byron Bay, Australia.  (Photo by Cassandra Hannagan/Getty Images)

Simon Holt 1:28 PM   Brisbane Festival kicks off this weekend. Each week of the festival, we'll be providing readers with a snapshot of the biggest events and some of their back-stories. And be sure to check out last-minute ticket offers, exclusive to readers of Brisbane Times.

'I'm angry': Bailey tells of fallout from husband's suicide

Robin Bailey tells 97.3 FM listeners of the "catastrophic" fallout of her husband's studio.

Natalie Bochenski 1:15 PM   Radio host describes struggles of year since her husband took his life.

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Help me find him: pregnant French tourist seeks Sunshine Coast lover

Frenchwoman Natalie Amyot has returned to Mooloolaba pleading for help to find the tanned, blond man.

Natalie Bochenski 12:45 PM   A French tourist fell pregnant after a holiday romance on the Sunshine Coast has posted her story online to try to track down the father.

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QPS suspends secretary after fraud charge

A QPS office adminstrator has been stood down over allegations of fraud.

Kim Stephens 12:32 PM   Staff member, who is not a police officer, faces charge of fraud while off-duty.

LNP accuses Labor of 'witch hunt'

Jarrod Bleijie says Labor is putting the corruption watchdog's independence at risk by asking for a probe into political donations.

Amy Remeikis 12:24 PM   Political donations probe puts CCC integrity at risk, LNP says.

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Stiff fine after cops find stash of erection drugs

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10:58 AM   Anti-bikie unit uncovers man's huge stash of Viagra-esque drugs bought illegally online, with 400 doses.

Truck driver dies in rollover

A 62-year-old Goondiwindi truck driver died when his vehicle rolled south-west of Toowoomba.

Kim Stephens 9:30 AM   Diesel spill cuts highway after tanker rolls near Toowoomba.

Mum builds cage at home for ice-addict son

A photo of the home-made cage a Rockhampton mother has built to house her ice-addicted son.

Trinette Stevens 9:08 AM   In desperation to cope with her ice-addicted teenager, one Rockhampton mother has spent more than $3000 to build an in-house cage.

Mum fights for life after unit fire

Crystal Cartledge, Beenleigh house fire victim.

Kim Stephens 8:40 AM   Mother of boy who dies in Beenleigh blaze in critical condition.

Neighbour not guilty of stalking

A dispute between neighbours has turned nasty outside Bundaberg.

Kristian Silva 8:26 AM   Man accused of firing gun, rude gestures and stealing signs.

Woman charged with mooning police

A teenager will face court charged with public nuisance and wilful exposure after allegedly mooning police in broad daylight.

Kate Darvall 7:38 AM   Bystanders shocked by wilful exposure outside RSL club.

Adam's head: getting inside Brisbane designer's creative brain

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19:  Adam Head of Heads Up Film Service poses for a photo on August 19, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. Adam Head builds props and stage set ups for movies, TV commercials and does interior design fit outs for commercial businesses.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Adam Head

Natalie Bochenski   From pop-up container hotels to spinning vegetable wheels, Brisbane designer Adam Head is always up for a challenge.

LNP taking leaf from Labor campaign book

Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis   It worked for Wayne Goss and for Annastacia Palaszczuk.

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Neighbours pull two kids from flames

Emergency crews at the scene of a fatal unit fire in Beenleigh.

Kim Stephens   Three witnesses "did something very heroic" but couldn't save third child.

Qld Government to push ahead with inquiry into donations

Annastacia Palaszczuk addresses the Queensland Labor state conference.

Amy Remeikis   The Queensland Government will push ahead with its plans to instigate an inquiry into political donations, which will see the Crime and Corruption Commission use Royal Commission like powers to investigate any links between donations and the awarding of approvals and contracts.

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Deaf campaigner Gaye Lyons loses bid to serve on Queensland jury

Disability campaigner Gaye Lyons.

Kristian Silva   A woman hoping to be Australia's first deaf juror has lost a legal bid in Queensland's highest court.

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Broncos are same, same but different in 2015

Darius Boyd hopes a younger Broncos outfit can emulate the feats of the 2006 Brisbane premiership team.

Beth Newman   When the Broncos won the 2006 premiership, beating favourites the Melbourne Storm, Darius Boyd was just along for the ride.

Repeat text offenders to face double demerit points from Tuesday

Drivers repeatedly caught using a phone behind the wheel could lose six demerit points.

Kristian Silva   Drivers repeatedly caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will face double demerit points from Tuesday under a new crackdown by the state government.

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Teenager charged with Jayde's murder

Police charge an 18-year-old friend of Jayde Kendall with murder after discovering her body in farmland near Gatton. Nine News

School stabbing: men 'screaming at each other'

A man is stabbed several times in a pickup zone outside Wynnum State School on Wednesday afternoon. Nine News

OP system gone: what it means for students

The Queensland OP system will be replaced with a "contemporary system" including external assessment.

How to lasso a shark

Sea World staff lasso a critically endangered Grey Nurse Shark off the Gold Coast after it swallows a hook and bait spike.

Truck rescue was 'a bit cool'

A passing motorist who rescued a truck driver who crashed into the Coomera River says he just "swam out and grabbed him".

Rail pedestrians run the gauntlet

Pedestrians "never look" and are lucky a series of near misses on Queensland tram and train lines have not ended in tragedy.

Police search for Tiffany's body

The body of pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor is believed to be in thick bush near Ipswich. Nine News

Whiskey Au Go-Go blaze was 'horrendous'

Fire fighters relive the "overwhelming" scene that confronted them at Brisbane's infamous nightclub fire in 1973 which claimed 15 lives.

Driver 'should have seen' Rebekka

The family of 22-year-old Danish cyclist Rebekka Meyer seek answers over her death at a notorious South Brisbane intersection in 2014. Nine News

Jayde Kendall mystery 'very scary'

The Lockyer Valley community holds out hope that 16-year-old Jayde Kendall is still alive despite an extensive search failing to find the Gatton schoolgirl.

Pram sucked into path of train

RAW VISION: An empty pram smashes into a train while a mother attends to her toddler at Toowong station: NO SOUND. Nine News

Ceremonial boomerangs banned from flight

An aboriginal cultural ambassador says security staff decided "I'm going to f--- with you today" while refusing his boomerangs at Brisbane airport.

School zones are 'really crazy'

Parents say there is "not enough room" to pick up their kids from school but new drop-off zones are being built to ease the congestion. Nine News