Brisbane Live: Friday December 20, 2013
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Brisbane Live: Friday December 20, 2013

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

Thanks for reading Brisbane Live this year.

We'll be back on Monday January 6. See you then.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Seems like we are scraping the bottom of the barrel now, hope this doesn't ruin your Christmas:

As Aussies it can be a bit sad singing along to songs about winter wonderlands and the like when summer is in full swing. That's what makes this one such a favourite:

Worst Christmas song? Well it might be a bit harsh to blame the song for this one, let's blame the performers:

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Thanks for the suggestion Scotty_16.

This one is for all the grinches out there:

Two more alleged outlaw bikie gang associates have been refused bail over a pub meeting, with a magistrate warning there’s a ‘‘new sheriff in town’’.

Accused Rebels associates Steven Smith and Joshua Carew were remanded in custody in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.

The pair and three others were arrested and locked up this month after meeting at a Sunshine Coast hinterland hotel.

 

The Yandina Hotel ... Photo: Supplied.

The Yandina Hotel ... Photo: Supplied.

Here's possibly Australia's greatest Christmas song, from the great Paul Kelly.

A slippery substance on the tracks most likely caused a suburban passenger train to plough into a Brisbane station, according to a safety probe.

Fifteen people were on the train and four people were waiting on the platform of Cleveland station when the train ploughed into the station house on January 31, all but destroying the toilets.

Several people were injured.

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The best Christmas song? The Brisbanetimes.com.au office would vote this one (if contentiously).

Please leave your favourite Christmas song in the blog comments.

Australia's largest open-cut zinc mine is set close in 2015, affecting hundreds of workers.

The Century Zinc mine, near Mount Isa, achieved record mining rates this year, meaning zinc metal reserves will be exhausted one year earlier than anticipated. 

A truck hauling zinc ore in far north Queensland.

A truck hauling zinc ore in far north Queensland.