Off Beat News

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Remote Australian ghost town comes back to life

Remote Australian ghost town comes back to life

There are ghost towns all over Australia, but one once-busy settlement is coming back to life more than 50 years after its residents fled in a hurry.

Aussie lingo a living, thriving language

Aussie lingo a living, thriving language

Australian English is thriving and not in danger of becoming more American. The authors of Australia’s own dictionary have proof.

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Woman survives strike by a deadly taipan in the Fraser Coast

premium_icon Woman survives strike by a deadly taipan in the Fraser Coast

The Chronicle understands the woman was attacked at a private address in Booral.

The story behind this iconic photo

The story behind this iconic photo

This satellite image may not look like much, but it quickly went viral. Now the subject has revealed how the chilling shot came about in the first place.

Mackay masseuse expands her service to dogs and cats

Mackay masseuse expands her service to dogs and cats

Looking to spoil your fur-baby this Christmas? Perhaps a relaxing massage will fit the bill.

WATCH: Man in hospital after fire at car dealership

WATCH: Man in hospital after fire at car dealership

A car dealership has been evacuated after two vehicles inside its workshop caught fire.

PHOTOS: What goes on during a male nude calendar shoot

premium_icon PHOTOS: What goes on during a male nude calendar shoot

SOME of the men featured in the calendar launching this week could be serving your next meal at a local restaurant.

Crazy royal tradition awaiting Meghan and Doria

Crazy royal tradition awaiting Meghan and Doria

OF all the bizarre things Meghan has had to adjust to since becoming a royal, this Christmas tradition absolutely takes the cake.

Why Christmas is going to the dogs

Why Christmas is going to the dogs

Christmas holidays are fast approaching and many Australians are making plans for big family celebrations, but a recent poll shows many of the nation’s 5.7 million...

Mon 19 Nov 2018

VIRAL: Australia goes crazy over the 'Gladstone Wiggle'

VIRAL: Australia goes crazy over the 'Gladstone Wiggle'

A TOOLOOA man's explicit Snapchat post inspired a viral trend that has spread nationwide.

'I've never had a job': Cinema boss's 22-year survival story

premium_icon 'I've never had a job': Cinema boss's 22-year survival story

For 22 years people have been telling Nick Struik they're going to put him out of business.

Barber’s incredible offer to homeless man

Barber’s incredible offer to homeless man

When this barber saw police about to arrest a homeless man, he stepped in with an incredible gesture. What he did for that man completely turned his life around.

RUSH HOUR: Police reply to ‘idiotic’ note

RUSH HOUR: Police reply to ‘idiotic’ note

Police responding to reports of a possible attack on an adult and child have called out a cranky resident who left a very rude note on their car.

Don't let farts rip the sport of darts apart

premium_icon Don't let farts rip the sport of darts apart

As far as sporting scandals go there are some absolute doozies that battle it out for the title of most outrageous.

Driver disqualified until 2054 found in a closet

Driver disqualified until 2054 found in a closet

OFFICERS attended the home searching for a man who was wanted over an alleged pursuit in September.

Cursed sideline reporter’s day from hell

Cursed sideline reporter’s day from hell

Some days just don’t go your way and ESPN’s college football sideline reporter Laura Rutledge found it out the hard way.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

A body hair print jumper? Now I've seen it all

A body hair print jumper? Now I've seen it all

WHEN we create colossal amounts of data on the Internet every day it is probable you will see something that will make you question everything you know.

Blokes don heels to support family violence victims

Blokes don heels to support family violence victims

Mackay community draws the line on violence

Millennials call for more wholesome activities at schoolies

premium_icon Millennials call for more wholesome activities at schoolies

If you thought schoolies were all about drinking and partying hard — think again. This year’s activities include yoga and zumba classes.

Surprising benefit of having more sex

Surprising benefit of having more sex

FREQUENT sex will boost your brain power. And you can quote Oxford University on that.

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