Brisbane storm leaves 70,000 properties without power

Kristian Silva 8:16 AM   Defence force called in to help clean up after severe storm.

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Brisbane storm insurance claims hit $109 million

A car crushed under a fallen tree in Taringa.

Petrina Berry and Miranda Forster 7:03 PM   A supercell storm that lifted roofs, smashed windows and battered cars across Brisbane is the worst authorities have seen in decades, with insurance claims so far passing $100 million.

Brisbane Live: Friday November 28, 2014

Violent storm lashes Brisbane on Thursday, November 27.

6:56 PM   Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane.

Energex dispatched only a handful of crews after storm: ETU

Energex denies ETU claims it only dispatched six crews between 11pm and 4.30am following the storm.

Amy Remeikis 5:49 PM   The union uses Senate Inquiry into Queensland government to highlight what says was "inexcusable mismanagement" by Energex executives.

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Trench knife, earth-moving equipment found in bikie raid

Trench knife found at Alexandra Hills address.

3:34 PM   Allegedly stolen earth-moving equipment, valued at around $56,000 has been seized by police after a raid at Alexandra Hills targeting the Lone Wolf bikie gang.

Religious debate explodes after Victory College concert canned

Victory College school chaplain Cheree Hughes is upset at the State Government' decision to ban state primary schools from attending this year's Christmas concert.

3:02 PM   Young school children involved in this year's Victory College Christmas concert wanted to don costumes, embrace a colourful Lego theme and put smiles on their peers' faces.

Cause of Australia's deadliest house blaze a mystery

Eleven people died in the Slacks Creek house fire.

2:37 PM   A coroner has been unable to determine the cause of Australia's deadliest house fire, but has recommended laws to ensure smoke alarms are fitted in every Queensland bedroom.

Dalby explosion shockwave felt for kilometres

Dalby explosion.

2:18 PM   When Cory Miller first heard a gas cylinder fire raging at Clark Tanks in Dalby, he thought a storm had hit early.

Another five authors to see at Supanova

Brisbane-based author J.M. Donellan will take part in a panel exploring gender in fiction at Supanova in Brisbane.

2:03 PM   This year's Supanova Pop Culture Expo is simply packed full of appearances by best-selling and well-respected authors working across multiple genres. 

Brisbane storm: Victim says unit is like a bomb site

The damage done to a Toowong apartment in the storm.

Jamie McKinnell 1:48 PM   It's little wonder that James Marriott's flatmate is in shock. In fact it's a wonder he's alive.

Geek Out

Supanova highlights: plan your weekend

Jamie Bamber as Lee "Apollo" Adama.

1:41 PM   The Supanova Pop Culture Expo is upon us, and this guide will help you plan your way around three days of geeky fun.

Premier Campbell Newman declares 'worst storm since 1985'

"Sadly, I am calling this the biggest storm that has hit Brisbane since 1985": Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis 12:43 PM   The Queensland Premier has requested assistance from the Australian Defence Force as Brisbane reels from its worst storm since 1985.

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Bad week gets worse for Clive Palmer after storm

Clive Palmer has been comforting his daughter after the storm damage her home.

11:37 AM   The week didn't start well for federal MP Clive Palmer and it's ended badly too with a family home suffering a partially collapsed roof in Brisbane's wild storm.

What does King Joffrey think of his court?

Irish actor Jack Gleeson, who plays King Joffrey in "Game of Thrones" is in Brisbane as a special guest star for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo.

Natalie Bochenski 11:05 AM   We asked Jack Gleeson to describe his Game of Thrones co-stars in one word or phrase.

Your Weekend November 28-30, 2014

Irish actor Jack Gleeson, who plays King Joffrey in "Game of Thrones" is in Brisbane as a special guest star for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo.

10:06 AM   A busy weekend to wrap up November in the River City.

LNP fundraising club QForum shrouded in secrecy

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls.

Amy Remeikis 8:58 PM   Treasurer Tim Nicholls didn't exactly dispute an assertion from a journalist talking about the LNP fundraising club, but stubbornly rehashed the line the government has stuck to the entire week.

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Brisbane Live: Thursday November 27, 2014

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8:45 PM   Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane.

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Plonker Peter Dowling blames media for end of parliamentary career

Peter Dowling blamed the media for the end of his political career during his valedictory speech.

Amy Remeikis 8:35 PM   The LNP MP who posed with his member in a glass of red wine for a photo he sent to his mistress has blamed the media for the end of his parliamentary career.

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Brisbane storm catches city by surprise

Violent storm lashes Brisbane on Thursday, November 27. Plane overturned at Archerfield.

Cameron Atfield 8:27 PM   It came with plenty of warning, but the sheer ferocity of Thursday's storm caught most of Brisbane by surprise.

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Palmer breach of trust decision reserved until New Year

Clive Palmer.

Natalie Bochenski   A decision on whether Clive Palmer breached trust by allegedly funnelling money from a mining partner into his 2013 federal election campaign has been held off until the New Year.

Daniel Morcombe murder: Brett Peter Cowan awaits appeal decision

Bruce and Denise Morcombe - still forced to endure through the process of convicting their child's killer.

Cameron Atfield   For a couple that has already endured more than 10 years of heartache, the wheels of justice continue to turn slowly for Bruce and Denise Morcombe.

Independent MP calls for Heiner "cover-up" inquiry

Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham has urged the Commission of Inquiry.

Tony Moore   Independent MP Liz Cunningham has on Thursday in State Parliament asked that a special Commission of Inquiry be called to investigate the "cover-up" of the 1990 decision by the Queensland cabinet to shred documents required by a court.

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Scorching, dry summer for most, BoM warns

Drought concerns spread - just as the National Water Commission faces the axe.

Jamie Duncan   Most Australians are in for a substantially hotter and drier-than-normal summer, the Bureau of Meteorology's latest seasonal outlook says.

Queensland government cuts red tape on alcohol sales

Red tape

Amy Remeikis   Sushi eaters and hipster beer enthusiasts rejoice. The government is cutting your red tape.

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Rebel allegedly induced two-year-old to take meth

Methamphetamin on glass

Kristian Silva   A two-year-old boy was rushed to hospital with methamphetamine poisoning, after allegedly being encouraged to take the drug by a member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club, police allege.

Spike in hate mail for Cowan's lawyer

Brett Cowan's solicitor Tim Meehan.

The lawyer for Daniel Morcombe's convicted killer says hate mail from the public won't stop him representing his client.

Queensland dad, son fight it out in mudflats

Fist.

A man and his son are no doubt feeling a little foolish after the pair had a public punch up while stuck in mudflats off central Cairns.

Schoolies 2014: 37 arrested on Wednesday

Police watch over revelers at schoolies on the Gold Coast.

Kristian Silva   Police arrested 37 people on the Gold Coast on Wednesday night as Gold Coast Schoolies celebrations ramped up.

Newman Government launches into motivational monologues

Campbell Newman and Tim Nicholls.

Amy Remeikis   The Queensland Government has used the last morning of the final sitting of the 2014 parliament year to talk itself up ahead of next year's election, saying everything it has done has been "necessary".

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Highlights

Qld research could save soldiers' lives

Scientists developing a drug to help troops critically wounded on battlefield.

New honour tolls for CQ flying ace

One of Queensland's most important historical figures will be honoured in Italy next year.

Schoolies 2014: It's not all about the children

Our hearts are full of pride for our kids, but there's a part which feels a little heavy.

Photos could hold key to coral health

Qld researchers analysing half a million photographs in a bid to understand coral.

Obama puts Qld tourism tagline back on map

"Beautiful one day, and then perfect the next" - US President a tourism operator's dream.

G20 protesters burn Australian flag

Indigenous protesters set fire to the Australian flag at Roma Street Parklands on Sunday.

Barack Obama's "Brisbane speech" in full

US President Barack Obama gives a rousing speech at the University of Queensland during the G20 summit

Brisbane comes of age, again, with G20

Bravo, Brisbane. Your tag as a “new world city” has been justified.

Push to keep Brisbane sign

Having a permanent Brisbane sign is "under discussion" with plans to "create a better city" after the successful G20 summit.