Brown snake kills puppy in suburban Toowoomba

A DOG owner has told her heartache after her puppy was killed by a brown snake in Toowoomba.

'That's not a brown!': Rare snake found lurking

Snakes have an inoffensive nature and are reluctance to bite

Mum's honest post about parenting goes viral

But it isn't the photo that's made it go viral. It is the caption.

School run scorcher: Audi SQ7 road test and review

FLAGSHIP: Audi’s new SQ7 TDI features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel offering 320kW, 900Nm and a 0-100kmh time of 4.9-seconds. An electric-powered compressor all but eliminates turbo lag from low range. This tech and safety-filled SUV costs from $153,616 before on-roads.

$153,000 ultimate Q7 cracks 100kmh in under five seconds

50 second memory: Diagnosed with dementia at 57

Former Coolum man Steve Nichol is recovering in a Brisbane hospital after a brain operation. Steve is comforted by his wife Angie.

Surfer who grew a church faces battle with early onset dementia

Intellectual impairment doesn't stop Jayde from goals

Maryborough's Jayde Wood may be intellectually impaired and legally blind, but that doesn't stop him from creating audio music segments for a community radio station.

He is on his way to achieving his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Photographer travels Australia to find unsung heroes

NEW ADVENTURE: Photographer Edwina Robertson will embark on a three-month journey to capture photos of Australia's unsung heroes. INSET: Primrose and Jock Sturrock from Drillham by Edwina Robertson.

This is a story about a girl, her dog and a big dream

M3-beating 375kW Alfa Romeo Giulia QV arriving in February

RAPID ALFA: A genuine BMW M3 and Merc-AMG C63 hunter, Giulia QV boasting a 375kW twin-turbo V6 hits 100kmh in 3.9-seconds and goes on to over 300kmh.

Range-topping Giulia cracks 100kmh in under four seconds

Are meals made from scratch now a thing of the past?

A HOME-COOKED meal made from scratch is quickly becoming a relic of the past, according to research released by Westinghouse.

Woolies' new reindeer carrots hope to feed Santa's fliers

Woolies gets on board with the tradition of leaving a carrot out

Funky, flavoursome vegan food

Think vegan is boring? Think again.

Cheers to new beer that saves our reef

BEERY GOOD: Bargara Brewing Company head brewer Andrew Clark with the second Great Barrier Beer creation for The Good Beer Co.

Second Great Barrier Beer infused with honey.

Twice-cooked delight

These pretty Christmas biscotti make an ideal gift.

Make biscotti with a Christmas twist

Put some sparkle into the season

Put some sparkle in the festive season with a selection of wines perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

A selection of wines to start the celebrations

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The four-bedroom property also boasts three living areas, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a pergola adjacent to the stunning pool.

REVEALED: What we're using the web for this Christmas

Internet usage expected to surge by 30% this month according to NBN's Season of Connectivity Report.

Internet usage tipped to surge by 30% this month

Find best weave for your floor

A genuine Persian rug is hand-crafted and highly collectable.

From royals to celebrity outings, there is a rug for every occasion

WATCH: $63m retirement village rises up on Sunshine Coast

VISION: The new vertical retirement village at Oceanside.

Construction begins on vertical retirement village

It's time to plan your summer garden

SUMMER has its particular challenges in the garden here's how to overcome them.

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Jacaranda Crowning in pictures

A large crowd gathered under the Jacaranda and the carnival lights to watch the Jacaranda Queen crowning ceremony

All the pictures from crowning night

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Epic backyard caters for golf, bowling, handball, basketball

INNOVATIVE MUM: Bec Mortensen has created the ultimate backyard for her kids to encourage them to enjoy being active outside.

The DIY mum says you can do anything with Google

How to get edible treats in your backyard

It's time to find a spot for a blueberry bush.

The middle of spring is yet another wonderful time for gardeners

How to get your garden glowing for spring

Daisy May grows about 25cm tall and produces large white daisy flowers.

How to pick the right plants to get your garden perfect for spring

6 reasons to add Toowoomba to alternative travel list

CULT fashion title Grazia visited Toowoomba earlier this year and fell in love with the picturesque beauty of our town.

Fraser Coast has global appeal as visitor numbers soar

Patrick Janke from Germany is one of many international travellers who has chosen to visit Fraser Coast on his journey.

Overseas visitor numbers are up 4%.

Tangalooma: The place to get wrecked

Sea Scooter Safari great way to explore Moreton marine life

$259 flights to Honolulu: Jetstar sale launched

Jetstar is offering cheap flights to allow a beach holiday either here or overseas.

Flights from as little as $49 up for grabs in massive sale

International visitor numbers going up on Fraser Coast

The region saw 136,000 visitors in the year to September 2016.

Snapshot of lake life in Guatemala

SPECIAL PLACES: Lake Atitlan in Guatemala has lots of pretty towns along its shores. This is a view from Panajachel.

Discovering small town life in Guatemala

The Qld spot where lightning strikes all the time

A guide shows off the rocks created by lightning strikes on Moreton Island.

Rock is evidence of repeated strikes in Queensland spot

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

'STAR Wars' actress Carrie Fisher has revealed she is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed with her for revealing they had an affair.

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Think in terms of a free spirit and bohemian mood to be on trend at the beach or poolside.

Salty solution for skin issues

Body scrubs are really easy to make with regular household items.

Save some cash and make your own body scrubs

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

Victoria's Secret 2016: Top supermodels wow in Paris

Lady Gaga revived her role as the first lady of pop music

Gladstone girl has the face for modelling

BUBBLY: Aviae Massey will know this week whether she is the top 100 to be the new face of Kinder.

AND she's no rookie to the glamour-filled industry

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

IKEA says simple swap could save Aussies a billion

Just by making one simple swap, IKEA says Australian households could save as much as $1.08 billion.

How to travel Australia without robbing a bank

Beautiful Greens Pool, Denmark, Western Australia

It's the great Australian dream here's how it can be yours

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

SnapBridge connectivity makes sharing great photos on social easy

Coles beefs up its security in Mackay

Coles has taken its security measures to the next level, placing electronic tags on its meat.

Alarms ring at supermarket when customers buy good meat

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

The 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro

The biggest hurdle, no doubt, is the price.

How you can save $250 on Christmas gifts this year

Cameras are on the list of Christmas gift ideas. But would you buy one second hand?

Australians will collectively fork out $10 billion on Christmas

AusPost says no problem as 14% of parcels go missing

Complaints about Australia Post are on the rise.

Complaints about parcel delivery are on the rise

How a pregnant mum's 'flu' went so wrong

WHEN this Mackay mum got a 'cold' during her pregnancy, she thought it was simply something she could shake off

Victorian MPs to vote on assisted dying laws

VICTORIA could become the first state to legalise assisted dying.

Social media can be a boost to mental health - for some

Online networking on Facebook.

Social media isn't all bad when it comes to mental health

Penis-measuring service hopes to increase condom usage

A health clinic in Sweden is offering to measure men's penises

Take extra care in scorching conditions

Six simple steps for staying safe in the heat.

Christmas survival tips

DON'T OVEREAT: Be aware of your portion sizes when it's time to tuck into some Christmas fare.

How to survive the festive season if you're health conscious.

Don't ignore your body's warning signs

TAKE CARE OF YOU: The earlier you start taking care of yourself, the better.

Ignoring signals from your body is a quick path to a health crisis.

Family's plea to help raise $500 so tot can play in water

AN EMOTIONALLY and financially drained family turns to Ipswich community to give bright but very sick little girl a special Christmas gift.

How Australia's largest family does Christmas with 16 kids

BIG CHRISTMAS: Enjoying their new PS4 is the Bonell family (back, from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front, from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon.

The Toowoomba family said the device brought them together

James Ackerman's daughter in hospital battle

FIGHTER: Milly Ackerman is battling a bout of pneumonia.

'Moo Moo' fighting in Brisbane hospital after bout of pneumonia

Have we lost the art of imagination?

One of the results of the Imagination Lab from Canon.

How kids are teaching adults to dream again

Gay teen revealed bullying before suicide

Tyrone Unsworth.

Calls for controversial Safe Schools program to be introduced

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Woman finds love with fellow gamer 11,711km away

IT'S time to delete Tinder - a Te Awamutu woman has met the love of her life living 11,711km away in Texas while playing a mobile farming game.

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

Emma Bennett is the manager of the coast's newest brothel, Lush, which is located at Marcoola.
Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Brothels are big business, and they're getting bigger

Stroll through park turns into flash-mob wedding proposal

She had no idea her boyfriend was planning a flash-mob proposal

Why we’re more likely to date someone who has an ex

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Most people would agree choosing “the right” partner is important