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Sun 18 Aug 2019

How councils have flushed $4m down the drain

premium_icon How councils have flushed $4m down the drain

EIGHT Qld councils have wasted $4 million of taxpayers’ money by building costly mothballed water infrastructure they aren’t using. SEE THE FULL LIST.

Man cuts off ankle bracelet to 'buy time' before jail

premium_icon Man cuts off ankle bracelet to 'buy time' before jail

A MAN who cut off his ankle bracelet to 'buy himself time' before being sent back to prison has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

Why our Subway stores are closing

premium_icon Why our Subway stores are closing

It has more outlets than McDonald’s, but Subway is doing it tough in places, with 130 closures nationally. Here’s where it’s been shutting up shop in Queensland.

Recruitment fails plague Broncos

premium_icon Recruitment fails plague Broncos

Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston are just three players to escape Broncos recruiters — and the same mistakes continue to be made today.

How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

premium_icon How I secretly spread my husband’s ashes at the Gabba

Before passionate Lions fan Alex Wilson died of cancer last year, his wife Sandra made a promise that she has secretly been honouring every round this season.

Mother tells of heartbreak after Ross River drowning

premium_icon Mother tells of heartbreak after Ross River drowning

The devastated mother of a young girl who drowned in the Ross River has spoken of the hole in her heart since her daughter’s death.

Liverpool go top but City fans up in arms over VAR

premium_icon Liverpool go top but City fans up in arms over VAR

Manchester City have once again been denied a winner against Tottenham while Liverpool and Arsenal maintained their good early season form.

Woman in critical condition after three car crash

premium_icon Woman in critical condition after three car crash

A woman in her 50s was taken to Townsville Hospital’s intensive care unit in a critical condition last night, after being involved in a three car crash.

Wallabies ratings: ‘Spot is in jeopardy’

premium_icon Wallabies ratings: ‘Spot is in jeopardy’

The All Blacks have humiliated the Wallabies after the Australians won the first Test of the two-match series. See how player ratings reflect the thrashing.

Elderly woman burned after falling on hot coals

premium_icon Elderly woman burned after falling on hot coals

An elderly woman is recovering in hospital after she burnt her back and legs after falling onto hot coal last night.

Meninga won’t let Titans dump Taylor

premium_icon Meninga won’t let Titans dump Taylor

Mal Meninga has dug his heels in and will not let star halfback Ash Taylor walk away from his $1 million contract with the Gold Coast.

Dad says baby’s injuries were an accident

premium_icon Dad says baby’s injuries were an accident

The father of a newborn fighting for life with serious brain injuries allegedly told police the child slipped from his arms in an “unfortunate accident”.

Fab four? Root says hello, goodbye to elite status

premium_icon Fab four? Root says hello, goodbye to elite status

Joe Root is often put in the same bracket as Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. On this evidence that’s a stretch. That and more from Lord’s.

WATCH: Massive croc caught munching

premium_icon WATCH: Massive croc caught munching

An eagle-eyed aviation student made a surprising find while flying her helicopter over Cape Cleveland today.

Huge turnout for Imbil's big Century celebration

premium_icon Huge turnout for Imbil's big Century celebration

Vice Regal salute to retiring president at 100th Mary Valley Show

'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

premium_icon 'I died on the road': Crash survivor's harrowing near-fatal

A man was in a coma for eight days after a crash so serious he died on-scene and was revived by ambulance responders. This is his story of recovery.

Slack: High expectations, credibility fade seconds into Test

premium_icon Slack: High expectations, credibility fade seconds into Test

Credibility doesn’t exist without consistency as the Wallabies discovered the hard way at the All Blacks’ spiritual home, writes Andrew Slack.

These crab delights certainly take the cake

premium_icon These crab delights certainly take the cake

Try this simple and tasty addition to your repertoire, which is easy to make from ingredients in your pantry (if you happen to have tinned crab, that is).

Adani ban overturn will lead to ‘self destruction’

premium_icon Adani ban overturn will lead to ‘self destruction’

The Tweed Mayor says she “appalled” by her council’s decision to overturn a ban on companies linked to the Adani mine believing it will lead to “self-destruction”.

Lodge: Haas is the best I’ve seen

premium_icon Lodge: Haas is the best I’ve seen

Monstrous teenager Payne Haas destroyed Penrith on Friday night, and it’s led to stunning praise from fellow big man and Brisbane Broncos prop Matt Lodge.

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