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Brisbane Live: Thursday January 9, 2014

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Dan nancarrow

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Be sure to bookmark tomorrow's blog as we take you through to the end of the working week with the latest news and weather updates.

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There's a 70 per cent chance of rain tomorrow, according to the bureau, with a high of 27 expected.

We can expect it to be hotter by the way this week's gone.


That accident at Moggill Road is reportedly clear.


Something to be aware of if you're heading south-west on your commute home today:

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Jane Eyles-Bennett

This week our Good Renovation Advice columnist tackles the following question:

"I’m trying to choose a new floor covering for my home, but there are so many options. Should I do tiles or timber?"

Timber is usually the best choice when it comes to choosing flooring.
Timber is usually the best choice when it comes to choosing flooring. 
Kristian Silva

A pub north of Brisbane has been robbed at gunpoint for the second time in a month.

Police said a man entered the Burpengary Tavern at 8.15pm on Thursday with a gun, threatening five people, before stealing cash.

He got into a waiting vehicle which drove off.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Police believe the incident is linked to a robbery on January 1.

They said the man who committed the robbery last night was wearing dark clothing, but they were not able to provide a more detailed description.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Cameron Atfield

Southeast Queensland's next major passenger runway is set to be completed in three months 130 kilometres west of Brisbane Airport.

An artist's impression of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
An artist's impression of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. Photo: Supplied
Phil Lutton.

Who are the winners and losers out of the move to send Jamal Idris to Penrith in exchange for Brad Tighe?

It's the kind of more where there aren't many losers.

Penrith bound: Jamal Idris has left the Titans after just two seasons on the Gold Coast.
Penrith bound: Jamal Idris has left the Titans after just two seasons on the Gold Coast. Photo: Getty Images
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Once again the heat in Brisbane has exceeded the forecast maximum, with the city hitting a high of 28.6 at 2.24pm. The bureau was expecting a top of 27. 

There's still a 40 per cent chance we'll see rain this afternoon.

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Poll result:

Earlier this week we asked what you thought of politicians speaking at sporting events after Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey's poor reception at the Brisbane International when mentioning "the Newman government". 

It looks like you'd like pollies to stay away from such events altogether:

Dan nancarrow

Gold Coast girl Margot Robbie has spoken to US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about hiding the details of her nude scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street from her family in appearance on the late night show.

Robbie also spoke about visiting Dalby, where her family is originally from.

Margot Robbie stars as Leonardo di Caprio's girlfriend in <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>.
Margot Robbie stars as Leonardo di Caprio's girlfriend in The Wolf of Wall Street
Natalie Bochenski

Here's Craig McLachlan with Richard O'Brien, the creator of The Rocky Horror Show and the original Riff Raff.

The other gentleman is Brendan Irving, who plays the creation Rocky. He's certainly well developed. As an artist, obviously. Phew, is it hot in here?

Craig McLachlan, Richard O'Brien and Brendan Irving.
Craig McLachlan, Richard O'Brien and Brendan Irving. Photo: Natalie Bochenski
Tony Moore.

It looks very much like the three older brick buildings in Margaret Street, opposite the Jewish Synagogue, will be demolished.

Cr Adrian Schrinner - the city's deputy mayor - who is standing in for Lord mayor Graham Quirk who is still on holidays - has written back to the residents group who want to try to keep some part of the buildings.

"As this application is still under assessment, it would not be appropriate for me to make any further comment on what the outcome of the assessment might be." 

Cr Schrinner has forwarded the comments of the group to Council's planning team, he said.

"It is important to note that that this site has two existing approved applications on it, including a 23-storey building, which was approved in 1992. "Both approvals include demolition."

Natalie Bochenski

He's just a sweet transvestite, from transsexual Transylvania....

21 years after first applying the red lippie to play mad scientists Frank N. Further, Craig McLachlan is back in the corset for the latest production of The Rocky Horror Show.

It's a long way from his current TV role as mystery-solving Dr Blake!

Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show.
Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. Photo: Natalie Bochenski
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Kim Stephens
Tim Gibson with retired NASA astronaut Buzz Aldren.
Tim Gibson with retired NASA astronaut Buzz Aldren. Photo: Supplied

Queensland man Tim Gibson will be the first Australian citizen to venture into space, after he won a worldwide competition run by deoderant manufacturer Lynx.

The 28-year-old former Brisbane resident was one of four Australian residents shortlisted for the outer space adventure.

The four travelled to Florida's Kennedy Space Centre for five days of intensive training, before retired NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin announced Mr Gibson as the winner.

He and representatives from 22 other nations will take their once-in-a-lifetime space flight early next year.

Amy Remeikis

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has responded to an editorial published across APN websites questioning the government's anti-gang legislation.

In his response, Mr Bleijie said the government will allow no exceptions to its gathering reforms and will continue to push ahead in its crackdown.

"Sadly, criminal gang members allegedly still think they are above the law and they will be arrested if they continue to break it, on ANZAC Day or any other day," Mr Bleijie said.

"Misinformation that our legislation will capture innocent people is unfounded. They target only criminal gang members and associates who are also involved in their criminal ways."


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Natalie Bochenski

It's just a jump to the left...

I'm at the media call for The Rocky Horror Show, which opens tomorrow night at the Lyric Theatre QPAC.

The cast is running through the moves of "Time Warp", one of the most famous musical tunes ever.

That's model and new musical recruit Erica Heynatz with the red hair as Magenta.

The Rocky Horror cast show off their Timewarp moves.
The Rocky Horror cast show off their Timewarp moves. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

One of the most talked about stories on the site this week has been the Dietitians Association of Australia's comments on Ashy Bines' Clean Eating Guidelines. What do you think of her diet?

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