KFC, the car and the loo: Where snakes are ending up

THREE snakes locked in a passionate dual, fighting over a shared lady interest is what snake catcher Andrew Smedley was faced with on the weekend.

The secret plan that could have saved Holden revealed

This concept car wasn't just for show. Holden explored the possibility of building a smaller Torana and large SUV off the same "platform” as the Commodore.

All options considered ahead of closure.

Social media detox: Why I've cut Facebook from my phone

Facebook is addictive... but are we better off without it?

I am sleeping better and feel more energised of a morning.

Recall on leading electric car maker's new vehicle

The 2017 Tesla Model X.

Tesla has recalled some of its Model X variants.

Meet Google’s smarter smartphone

Google’s newest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, will become available for pre-order in Australia on October 20. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage

ONE YEAR has passed since Google launched its first serious bid for your smartphone...

Rare breed of pooch in running for Queensland award

RARE BREED: Chamuco is one of 223 dogs who earned themselves a spot in the Dog and Puppy of the Year Awards.

Chamuco is an xoloitzcuintle (pronounced "show low eats qweent lee”)

Huawei declares death of the smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery

Chinese tech giant introduced its first AI mobile chipset, Kirin 970

Birds are counting on us to count on them

FLIGHT OF FANCY: BirdLife Australia's Dr Golo Maurer enjoys taking his children birdwatching.

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is an ideal activity for families

Mum upset after sister steals both her baby names

She has two boys and her sister has used both her children's names for her own kids

"AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to think this is a bit unfair?”

Mum doesn't know she has given birth

Sarah has been in an induced coma since she gave birth on August 28. Source: Gofundme

Her son won't be named until she wakes from her coma

'I regret sending my daughter to school too early'

"She had started formal education too early."

Identical twins give birth on same day

Identical twins Becky Pistone (left) with baby Andi and Rachael McGeoch with William gave birth to their newborns hours apart using ‘twin power’.

The sisters went into labour after synching births with ‘twin power’

Mum plans to invoice ‘no-shows’ at daughter’s birthday party

Would you send out an invoice?

"Am I being unreasonable to send a terse note to these families?"

Mum loses custody of kids because of how she handled tantrum

Check out the activities to help get kids away from the TV these school holidays.

Mum reveals how police took away her two young children

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

Most venomous fish in world found near shore

A stonefish was recently caught by a fisherman at Caloundra.



Photo Contributed

Sting can cause muscular paralysis and even heart failure.

Everything you need to know before going fishing

Read the below before you hit the water.

Your fishing essentials kit and the wicked prizes you can win!

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

Watch as beach drivers find getting a tow can make things worse

Cooking confusion? Ask Donna Hay

NEED expert advice in the kitchen? Now’s your chance to get it straight up from Australia’s No1 cook: Donna Hay. But be quick or you’ll miss out.

WATCH: Close encounter with killer whales off Byron Bay

Screenshot from a video of orcas off Byron Bay.

Incredible footage of orcas just 1km off the Byron Bay coast

Someone has been messing with my beer

A selection of beers on a tasting paddle.

These are Goldilocks beverages, but not in a good way

Change this ingredient in your toasted cheese sandwich

Tristan Lutze knows there’s a secret ingredient to improve the cheese toastie. You've been making cheese toasties wrongSource:Supplied

There is a way to get a perfect cheese toastie every time

Layer upon layer of lasagne

Sandra Mahut shares more than 30 varieties of this classic dish

Should you only eat one meal a day?

Could you live on one meal a day?

Imagine if you only needed to worry about food once a day?

Go with the flow and blend living spaces

When the borders of our indoor and outdoor spaces are blurred

Reno disagreement has resto business flourishing

RUSTIC RESTO'S: Emily Barnes loves her business restoring furniture. Friday, 6th Oct, 2017.

Quirky furniture restoration becoming popular

Fling into spring with these cleaning tips

A thorough spring clean of your home, including your windows, will help make the most of the change of season.

Spring is the perfect season to bring the outdoors inside

Embrace bursts of colour in the garden this spring

Find the best mix of colour combinations to suit your mood this season.

Top picks for home-grown tomatoes

The Rapunzel tomato.

Try these tasty treats on for size

Gardening with kids, one of life's simple pleasures

Give the kids their own pot or space in the garden to grow whatever they want, but make it fun.

Get outside and you could have a green thumb on your hands

Native garden is competition's City Grand Champion

BUZZING BEAUTY: Gordon and Maria Reynolds, 40 Smythe Dr, in their winning garden.

To be crowned this year's winner was a dream come true

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower

Competition blooms at garden club show

SPRING DELIGHT: Rae and Denis Kinzet, who have been nurturing their Pottsville garden for ten years, are looking forward to the Twin Towns and District Garden Club's annual Garden Show.

Garden club embraces spring with its annual Flower and Garden Show

What you need to know about Tigerair’s $1 flights

A MASSIVE Tigerair sale, which starts today, will see return airfares drop to a single dollar. What’s the catch?

Qantas unveils game-changing Dreamliner

Great Southern Land is the first of Qantas’ new Dreamliner aircraft.

Meet Great Southern Land, the latest addition to the Qantas family

Slow down at seaside locale

LAIDBACK VIBE: The Ballina Lighthouse beside the sea.

Family friendly Ballina delivers on fun, food and maritime history

Majority of Aussies support "child-free" zones on transport

More than half of Australians support child-free zones

TRAVEL: Life after the killing fields

Rickshaw drivers wait for passengers in Phnom Penh and, top and bottom right, a couple of the market stalls.

All over Cambodia were grim reminders of the days of the Khmer Rouge

Bag handler filmed going through passenger's luggage

Jetstar baggage handler caught stealing

A baggage handler has been caught on camera pilfering through bags

Oscar-winning actor accused of assault

AS THE Weinstein scandal deepens, a very well known actor, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has been accused of assaulting a journalist’s loved one.

Graham Norton reveals his best guests

Host Graham Norton with (seated left to right) Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Reese Witherspoon, Margot Robbie, Keren Woodward, Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama during filming of the Graham Norton Show.

Like Santa, Graham Norton knows who has been naughty and nice.

Ariel Winter undergoes dramatic makeover

Ariel Winter has appeared on the cover of the latest issue of LaPalme Magazine. Picture: Mike Rosenthal/LaPalme Magazine

ARIEL Winter has undergone a dramatic makeover for her appearance on the cover of...

Lawrence’s horror ‘nude line-up’ audition

Jennifer Lawrence has gone public with a humiliating Hollywood encounter. Picture: AP

Director told star she was "perfectly f**kable".

Jon Snow went to costume party dressed as Jon Snow

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones.

KIT Harington went to a fancy dress party dressed as Jon Snow.

Blindsided Molan denies backstabbing Fatty

Channel 9 rising star Erin Molan. Picture: Justin Lloyd

"For starters this is all news to me."

Nine’s war over Lisa turns nasty

Lisa Wilkinson leaves her Sydney home yesterday. Picture: John Grainger

Lisa Wilkinson wanted more than Karl Stefanovic was being paid

Getting fit killed sex drive of these four women

THEY look ripped, but these four women say getting shredded has ruined their sex drive — with some going more than a year without any action.

Rocky mum of two to set pulses racing at Miss Supercars

Model Mercury Mowen's biggest fans are her two kids, 3-year-old son Gabriel and his 2-year-old sister Nova. The Rocky woman is set to get pulses racing at the upcoming Miss Supercar event on the Gold Coast.

Mercury Mowen to compete at sports model competition

Why this Instagram star abandoned by male followers

“I definitely have lost a lot of male followers.''

Why I decided to become a 'calendar girl'

Donna Joosten enjoyed her first professional photographic shoot for the Vintage Calendar Girls project..

DONNA agrees to 'calendar girl' role.

Easy, breezy and Australian-made

The Summer collection from Australian fashion label Andiamo. For Gold Coast Eye Fashion.

The timeless designer wardrobe you don't need to iron

'You have to be sexy to wear this'

Amanda Cardoso says the small bikini has always been popular in Brazil, where she is from.

Cheeky summer beachwear trend leaves little to the imagination

I reduced my power bill to $3.79

WE’RE all bracing for bill shock as our winter power bills hit. But here is how one family reduced its bill to$3.79.

The Stormtroopers are coming – to vacuum your floor

Samsung has released a range of floor sweeping POWERbots

Huawei unveils $499 phone with dual cameras on front and back

The Huawei nova 2i

The Huawei nova 2i is squarely aimed at selfie shooters

FLUSHED OUT: Aldi withdraws product after misleading claims

Aldi sign.

Consumer watch dog still has court cases against other firms

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Not perfect, but damn close

Apple Watch Series 3 features a clever antenna design that uses the display itself to transmit and receive.

Constant connectivity does have its downsides

How good are you at planning for spending?

David Wright with his clients.

Could you run a business teaching others how to spend better?

16-year wait for a $200 bonus: shonky

Westpac earned a lemon from Choice over its Bump Account claims which it said offered consumers a bad deal. Picture: Choice Source: Supplied

Samsung, Westpac, Coles win a lemon at Shonky Awards

'Christmas miracle' mum needs triple transplant to live

SHE was the miracle Toowoomba mum who gave birth against all odds. Now 18 years later, she's coming to terms with a decision that could have dire repercussions.

Denied abortion: Woman discovers pregnancy at 4 months, 2 weeks

Caretaker Prime Minister Bill English, who is a devout Catholic, said he believed the country's abortion laws were working fine and the law should not be changed.

Erica never wanted children. Certainly not aged 22

‘I was having sex for 10 hours a day’

Dave's addiction to sex has plagued his life for more than 20 years

Mum mistakes meningococcal disease for 'just the flu'

Karen thought her daughter was vaccinated against meningococcal

The real reason men don't like condoms

It turns out that condom sizes are all wrong

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes tells he nearly ended it all

Jimmy Barnes has told of the darkest period of his life in his new autobiography. Picture: Sam RuttynSource:The Sunday Telegraph

He had no recollection of trying to take his life

More Toowoomba schools report chickenpox cases

Back side of a man who having varicella blister or chickenpox ,isolated on white

Students and children with symptoms to stay home

Riding into a bright future

Encouraging children to take up sporting and creative pursuits helps them develop self-confidence

Macca’s sneaky restaurant smartphone tactic

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 10, 201

It's getting harder for families to have quality bonding time

Baby naming journey leaves mum one-way trip to Denialand

Choosing a name for your baby is not something to take lightly.

Mum-to-be left stumped at idea of naming small human

Desperate mum breaks law making cannabis oil for daughter

Katrina Spraggon in her home, where she makes the cannabis oil. Pic Jamie Hanson

Desperate mum’s cannabis plan for daughter

From hospital to the funeral home

SANDS volunteer parent supporter Pete Vidins with daughter Zoe, 9.

A father's heart-breaking story of losing a child

Big love for little life lost

Rhiannon Jones with her son Valentine, aged six months.

The decision no parent should have to make

Family torn apart by tragic workplace explosion

Taylor with son Bentley today, now aged five.

Bentley, 5, had just two weeks with his dad Michael

Is this the future of dating?

Facebook's virtual reality dating show has people talking, but will it catch on?

‘Guess I’m greedy’: The confessions of a polyamorous woman

Laurie Penny is a British author and columnist.Source:Supplied

‘I’ve been polyamorous for nearly a decade. Here’s how I make it work’

Polyamory: Here's how to make it work

Laurie Penny is re-defining what it means to 'have it all'

Polyamory is the hot new lifestyle option

Will Sophie find true love?

Sophie Monk stars in season three of The Bachelorette and, left, contestant Apollo Jackson poses with Sophie during one of the group dates.

Why hasn't this eligible star met Mr Right yet?