And with that tale (tail?) of the snake on the plane, we'll bring Brisbane Live at Work to a close.
We'll be back tomorrow about 8am. In the meantime, keep checking back to brisbanetimes.com.au for all the latest news from our great city.
Poor snake! Some Qantas passengers got more than they bargained for when they took off from Cairns this morning.
For most of their flight to Port Moresby, they were watching a snake on the wing in the fight of its life. Hope the little fella made it.
An update on the southeast Queensland fire situation; firefighters will remain on the ground patrolling and monitoring the Bribie Island National Park blazes, but no homes are under threat.
Firefighers can expect northerly winds beween 18km and 27km tomorrow but there will be no relief from the heat - the Bureau of Meteorology predicts more of the same until Monday night at the earliest when a cooler change is expected.
Until then it Brisbane can expect to hit 32 degrees, Ipswich 36, the Gold Coast 29 and the Sunshine Coast 31.
Temperatures across the weekend are expected to be even hotter.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a storm warning, but it looks to be a fair way out of Brisbane.
They're keeping an eye on some cells north of Kingaroy (pictured). There's also a general storm warning for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and southeast coast districts.
Dave Andrews from the Australian Traffic Network reports Brisbane roads have the "all clear" at the moment, so if you are on your way home, it should be pretty smooth.
If you are headed for the Bruce Highway, watch out for a little smoke haze at Burpengary and Caboolture which is blowing over from Bribie Island.Back to top
The Queensland Police Service has released a 143-page document detailing plans to overhaul the organisation, with the state's top cop saying the changes will boost morale.
In the document, Commissioner Ian Stewart wrote there was a mood for change in the service.
It looks like there will be a flood levee built in Roma after confirmation that the State Government have provided $13 million of funding for the project.
The only thing missing for the work to begin is a "few million" from the federal government. A decision will be made next month.
An early afternoon traffic update for all you commuters:
The Australian Traffic Network has warned of a four car accident on Kessels Road, outside the entrance to Garden City.
Train and ferry services are running as normal, but there are minor delays on the 77, 414, 574 and 575 bus routes.
The Bureau of Meteorology is warning people in the Somerset, South Burnett and Toowoomba regions of severe thunderstorms which are expected to hit the area this afternoon. The BOM warns the storms could potentially bring about damaging winds and large hail.
The storms are expected to Kingaroy by 4.30pm and north of Nanango by 5pm.
Flash mobs? They're so passé. This Sunday Brisbane funsters are invited to take part in the No Pants Train Ride, where a group of passengers are planning to take off their pants in front of unsuspecting travelers as part of a global event which started in New York in 2002.
We could attach photos but... let's leave it up to your imagination. If you want to get involved visit the event facebook page for more details.Back to top
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I'll be talking about the case of intellectually deficient paedophile Michael Richard Hodges and the discussion it sparked on Fairfax Radio, 4BC, just after 4pm.
The dwindling number of job vacancies in Brisbane has stirred discussion on social media. Brian Howard-Clarke weighs in:
Trending on Twitter in Brisbane today is The Angels frontman Doc Neeson. According to reports he is in hospital with a brain tumour.
No, that's not an incoming storm over Bribie Island. That's smoke.
Fairfax Radio 4BC's Amelia Birnie sent us this photograph from a very smoky Bribie Island, where she has been reporting today.Back to top
The bushfire which has been raging for days in Tin Can Bay has been brought under control and fire crews are handing management of the blaze over to the landholder.
While firefighters will continue to monitor the fire, the Department of Community Safety says it is burning safely within containment lines. The smoke haze in the area has mostly lifted as well.
This is the man Quade Cooper will fight in his boxing debut. Barry Dunnett is not only a headline writer's dream, the he's been around the traps in the fight game for the past eight years.
While he's only had two pro fights (one win, one loss), the 32-year-old has fought for a Queensland Muay Thai title and is said to be a tough customer. We think he'll give Cooper a bit of a run before fading deeper into the February 8 bout.
There are fewer jobs about - 29% fewer than there were last year. How are you coping?
About 150 people have gathered at The Prince Charles Hospital to protest proposed cuts to nursing management positions this afternoon.
A man who works in Oncology told the crowd the effects of the cuts were already being felt in his ward and he knows the axe is hovering over his job.
It's two years today since the devastating floods swept through Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. Here is a look back at what happened.Back to top