It's official: That swooping magpie hates you

Leonie Thorne 12:00 AM   As magpie swooping season nears, research finds they remember people who regularly pass through their territory ... and target them.

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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 9:42 PM   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 12:00 AM   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 8:17 PM   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 12:00 AM   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 12:00 AM   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 7:10 PM   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 6:50 PM   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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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 6:29 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.

Queensland government to reasses $400m solar farm

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.

6:07 PM   Queensland's government will reassess the approval of one of the country's largest solar farms in far north Queensland.

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Blake White Shark to film on the Gold Coast in November

Blake Lively and Shark

Natalie Bochenski 5:35 PM   Blake Lively is set to be menaced by sharks in the next big Hollywood movie to be filmed on the Gold Coast.

McKay sticks by Roar despite crisis

Matt McKay says he and the rest of the Roar squad are keen to stay as long as the financial situation can be sorted.

4:47 PM   Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay insists he has no intention of leaving the A-League club despite their financial woes.

'Fake nurse' extradited to Queensland from NT

A man facing 110 charges relating to impersonating a nurse has been extradited to Queensland.

4:34 PM   A man accused of pretending to be a nurse in two states will be flown to Queensland after he was found wandering in the Northern Territory outback.

Boy says sorry while robbing store

Foodworks Maroochydore owner Rusty Dyson-Holland's store was robbed.

4:19 PM   Young robber laid knife on counter and told the store attendant that people waiting outside were making him do it.

Two men bashed in Mackay, one critically injured

Police believe the same person is behind two separate assaults in Mackay.

Kim Stephens 3:48 PM   Mackay detectives are hunting a person they believe responsible for two separate bashings that left one man unconscious with serious head injuries on Sunday night.

Police Minister given Louis Vuitton belt to replace fake one

Louis Vuitton.

Amy Remeikis 3:37 PM   Presence may be the best present, but a sense of humour also never goes astray when it comes to gifts presented to politicians.

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Car in Queensland Raceway fatal crash had worn brakes: Inquest

Sean Edwards.

3:10 PM   A Porsche involved in a fiery crash that killed British motor racer Sean Edwards had worn brake pads, an inquest has heard.

Hodges wants final taste of success

Justin Hodges wants to end his career with a premiership.

Beth Newman 2:47 PM   Justin Hodges was on the sideline when South Sydney celebrated its first premiership in 43 years.

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Search for woman missing six years

Linda Sidon has been missing for more than six years.

Kristian Silva 2:30 PM   Gold Coast Hinterland search for woman missing since 2009.

Brisbane designers to kick off New York Fashion Week

Thessy Kouzoukas and Yiota Karalouka of Sabo Skirt don't have a background in fashion - they're hobbyist clothes bloggers turned glamorous NYFW runway designers.

12:00 AM   Our new world city steps up to the plate (and runway) as three Brisbane designers prepare their wares for New York Fashion Week.

Alcohol ban fueling ice use

Ice dealers are reportedly targeting communities that are subject to alcohol bans.

12:43 PM   Top cop says Alcohol Management Plans may need a rethink.

$900m Acland mine a step closer

The draft authority for New Hope Coal's $900 million project, northwest of Toowoomba, has been released.

10:35 AM   Green groups expected to dig in over mine north-west of Toowoomba.

Ipswich mum's bra smuggling plan comes undone

Annjenetta Hooper tried to smuggle drugs in her bra.

10:29 AM   An Ipswich mother of three has been caught trying to sneak illegal drugs into Southern Queensland Correctional Centre.

Cop stood down over recording women

A police officer allegedly inappropriately recorded women while on duty.

Natalie Bochenski 9:52 AM   Officer allegedly inappropriately recorded women while on duty.

Rickshaws hit in Gold Coast police chase

A man allegedly fled after being stopped by police at Surfers Paradise.

Man allegedly fled police at Surfers Paradise before hitting power pole.

Betoota Races the only show in town

Keith Ballard riding Manfred the Man to win the Birdsville Bakery Betoota Cup by 3 1/2 lengths.

Cameron Atfield   Forget the race that stops a nation, this is the race that starts a town.

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Highlights

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