Raising Phoenix: Brisbane music community rallies around Kylie Lovejoy

Cameron Atfield 3:44 PM   Brisbane's music community has rallied around one of its own after a Hawaiian holiday turned into a financial disaster due to the premature arrival of a new baby.

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Blood transfusions, guinea pig dentists: Brisbane vet service caters to all

12-day-old baby budgie at the Brisbane Bird and Exotic Vet Service.

Amy Mitchell-Whittington 12:00 AM   This Brisbane vet service is keeping our most bizarre and exotic pets healthy and happy.

Researchers design turtle 'speedos' to collect poo for study

Researchers had to design 'turtle nappies' to collect samples for a study.

Jacinta Bowler 7:44 PM   Turtles have donned specially designed swimsuits to help researchers in an attempt to identify habitat locations on Moreton Bay.

Queensland three-wheel motorbike rider fights for life

A man is fighting for his life after an accident involving a three-wheeled motorcycle.

5:33 PM   A man is fighting for life after losing control of a three-wheel motorcycle in Townsville.

$75,000 payout for teenager after 'negligent' surgery

A 17-year-old girl has won a payout after a surgery Children's Health Queensland admitted was negligent.

Jorge Branco 5:17 PM   A teenage girl has received a $75,000 payout after a "negligent" operation left her with scarring and alleged on-going issues.

Bushfire threatens homes as residents evacuate

QFES crews are fighting a fire in Cape Cleveland, south-east of Townsville.

Jorge Branco 4:39 PM   Residents are being urged to evacuate as a large fire threatens homes south-east of Townsville.

Up for grabs: 43 ha on the Logan River

Riverfront land is up for grabs as part of the Loganholme tourism precinct proposal.

Joseph Ogilvie 1:53 PM   Expressions of interest have just been opened for the Loganholme tourism precinct which is aimed to rival the likes of South Bank and Sanctuary Cove.

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Traffic delays ease after accidents

Motorists should expect delays on the Gateway Motorway and the M1 after crashes.

Jorge Branco 1:47 PM   A woman has been thrown from her motorbike on the Gateway Motorway in a crash likely to cause delays for those heading north as two separate crashes on the M1 impact traffic southbound.

10-year-old fighting for life after suspected near drowning

Paramedics rushed a 10-year-old boy to hospital after a near drowning in Advancetown.

Jorge Branco 1:18 PM   A ten-year-old boy is fighting for life in hospital after an apparent near drowning in south-east Queensland.

Birdsville Track crash claims journalist's life

A crash on the Birdsville Track claimed the life of journalist Kelly Theobald on Friday.

Sally Cripps and Melody Labinsky 12:33 PM   A fatal crash on the Birdsville Track has claimed the life of journalist, photographer and author Kelly Theobald.

High praise at the altar of Rudd

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations stole the show on Saturday at Caloundra Music Festival.

Simon Holt 12:07 PM   A girl, aged maybe 5 or 6, sits entranced, oblivious to the 8000 or so people behind her as she sings every word to Xavier Rudd's best-known hit, Spirit Bird.

Early wake-up call for Queenslanders after daylight saving switch

The daylight saving switch over in southern states played tricks on some Queensland phone times.

Jorge Branco 11:17 AM   The daylight saving technology gremlins are back again, with mobile networks reportedly robbing Queenslanders of an hour of Sunday sleep-in.

Fear driving Bennett in NRL GF: Renouf

Broncos great Steve Renouf.

Laine Clark 7:31 AM   Brisbane great Steve Renouf believes it's a fear of failure that drives Broncos master mentor Wayne Bennett.

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Red tape before Noosa's nude awakening

Supporters for Queensland's first legal nude beach will begin developing a formal submission for the Queensland Government,

Amy Remeikis   It takes a lot of red tape to become clothing optional.

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Coasters will find out where they came from for $5

Before the "Sunshine Coast", there were Aboriginal middens and vast tracts of flowers.

Tony Moore   The Sunshine Coast will over the next 12 months put together its first-ever cultural heritage history to formally recognise its early beginnings from European settlement.

Queensland tops nation for breast screening

AirXpanders' technology makes it quicker, easier and less painful for women to prepare for breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy.

Amy Remeikis   Queensland women top the nation when it comes to their breast health, with the state logging the nation's highest BreastScreen participation rate.

Qld has no time for daylight saving

CMTTAW Clocks in the train station, Sri Lanka, Kandy,

Amy Remeikis   The annual winding forward of the clocks on the first Sunday of October reignites the daylight saving conversation in Queensland, like, well, clockwork.

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BrisBrick Lego expo: If you build it, they will come

From theme parks to mining equipment, movie scenes to space battles, remote control cars to blimps, if you can imagine it, the BrisBrick Adult Fan of Lego community can build it.

Amy Remeikis   From theme parks to mining equipment, movie scenes to space battles, remote control cars to blimps, if you can imagine it, the BrisBrick Adult Fan of Lego community can build it.

Caloundra Music Festival: Thousands flock as Kings sings

Julia and Angus Stone played the Caloundra Music Festival on Friday night.

Simon Holt   While Angus and Julia Stone were wowing a near full house of 8000 people on opening night of Caloundra Music Festival, a slightly older rocker was proving to about 100 loyal fans that there's a time every band should hang up their festival boots.

Hear ye, hear ye, Toowoomba needs new town crier

A town crier makes a royal announcement in London. Toowoomba is looking for a new town crier to perform duties at the city's special events.

Jacinta Bowler   Toowoomba is on the hunt for a new town crier, jesters need not apply.

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Shark at Alexandria Bay scares four surfers from water

Tai Jennison said he took this photo of Cody Petrie surfing at Lennox Head. They believe the fin-shaped image in the background is a shark.

Four surfers have reportedly been chased out of the water by a shark at Noosa's Alexandria Bay.

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Blue skies for Qld's winning long weekend

South east Queensland is set for picture perfect weather for the long weekend

Amy Remeikis   It's a good weekend to be a Queenslander.

Hot pursuit: thief nicks bread truck

Police said the bread truck was stolen while the driver got out to make a delivery.

A man appears to have made a half-baked attempt at hijacking a bread truck on the Gold Coast.

Govt to begin calling parents in vaccination push

Queensland Health will begin calling parents who have fallen behind in their child's vaccination schedule from next week.

Amy Remeikis   Behind in your child's vaccination schedule? Expect a phone call.

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Palm Islanders recall death, riots in trial

Young local aboriginal kids play on the main wharf on Palm Island with Police officers from the Personal Safety Response Team in the wake of the Palm Island riots.

Rebekah Ison   A groundbreaking Federal Court trial will determine whether alleged police failures after the 2004 death of Mulrunji Doomadgee on the local watchhouse floor were racially discriminatory.

Woman five times BAC limit in Mt Isa: cops

A woman was stopped with a blood alcohol reading five times over the limit.

A woman has been busted driving five times over the legal alcohol limit in Mount Isa, police say.

Must do Brisbane: 12 great family walks

Redcliffe to Clontarf

When it comes to getting the family out into the great outdoors, Brisbane and surrounds are awash with great child-friendly walking trails.

Knife-wielding thief nabs car in Brisbane

Police say the car was stolen at knife-point.

Police are hunting a knife-wielding thief who stole a man's car in Brisbane.

How I wrestled a monster truck

Monster trucks are set to rock Monster Jam at QSAC.

Scott Beveridge   Every eye is on you. Don't stuff this up.

Man dies after being struck by car at Woolloongabba

A man has died after an accident at Woolloongabba.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died after being struck by a car at Woolloongabba earlier this evening.


Valley fire: residents 'were going to jump'

A fire on top of Cathedral Place in 2013 saw residents "frozen in fear" on the balcony, fearing their "only refuge was to jump".

Accused daughter killer in court

A 52-year-old man charged with the murder of his six-year-old daughter in their Kedron home faces court on Monday. Nine News

Hailstorm brings snow blanket to Brisbane

A flash hailstorm on Sunday afternoon leaves Brisbane roads, ovals and golf courses looking like snowfields. Nine News

Inskip Point sinkhole was 'mayhem'

A giant sinkhole at Inskip Point, south of Fraser Island, swallows a car and caravan on Saturday night as campers watch the ground "eroding before our eyes". Nine News

Tara Brown farewelled on Gold Coast

Family and friends pay tribute to Tara Brown on Thursday after the 24-year-old mother was allegedly bashed to death by her ex-boyfriend.

The day Brisbane burnt to the ground

The Great Fire of Brisbane destroyed 51 businesses in the CBD in 1864, only one building was saved.

'Do I have to be dead?'

A domestic violence victim says police dropped the case against her alleged attacker because he "didn't admit to the offence". Nine News

Mobility scooter drives onto train lines

The "heroic actions of some commuters" save a woman who loses control of her mobility scooter at Fortitude Valley station. Nine News

Junior football brawl 'disgraceful'

Mothers "dropped their babies to run in and fight" at a junior rugby league grand final in Townsville on Saturday. Nine News

Domestic violence is an 'emergency'

New laws will be introduced to Queensland parliament after a shocking spate of domestic violence incidents. Nine News

Man was 'trying to kill her'

A witness describes how a man shot a woman at a Gold Coast McDonald's store: WARNING: GRAPHIC MATERIAL.

Woman attacked in road rage assault

A woman is allegedly assaulted after being rammed off the road at Molendinar on the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning.

Girl's death: 'no obvious injuries'

A mother and sister are "beside themselves with grief" after a six-year-old girl was found dead in the bedroom of her Kedron home on Monday.

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

French tourist 'just an actress'

A French tourist's plea to find the father of her unborn baby was a "viral video" designed to promote Mooloolaba.