Off Beat News

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Homeless hero story ‘made up’

Homeless hero story ‘made up’

A homeless man who was said to have given his last $20 to help a US woman, reportedly colluded with her and her partner to con the public out of $550,000.

Is this 'big thing' coming to Lismore?

premium_icon Is this 'big thing' coming to Lismore?

AUSTRALIA'S oldest dairy co-op is planning a multi-million dollar revamp of its Lismore production facility and a giant ice-cream could be a new town landmark.

Thu 15 Nov 2018

The one word women shouldn’t say

The one word women shouldn’t say

With the gender pay gap continuing to be a problem for women, this is what they shouldn’t say.

McDonald’s targets second Qld company over ‘Big Mack’

premium_icon McDonald’s targets second Qld company over ‘Big Mack’

A Queensland bakery that marketed a decadent two all-beef patties pie as a Big Mack was also contacted by McDonald’s.

Total strangers helped this woman find her lost treasure

premium_icon Total strangers helped this woman find her lost treasure

The generous prospectors got to work on Tannum Beach to find the tiny but valuable items.

How man lost weight only eating Maccas

How man lost weight only eating Maccas

Ryan Williams has shown off his staggering weight loss in just a month. But his diet is a little different than your typical protein shakes and leafy greens.

First look at new $60m art hotel carved into cliff

premium_icon First look at new $60m art hotel carved into cliff

Brisbane’s second art hotel will be notable not just for its design but its location. Take a look inside the $60m hotel which will be carved into a cliff.

Terror at sea as kayaker attacked by 4m tiger shark

premium_icon Terror at sea as kayaker attacked by 4m tiger shark

A kayaker was knocked into the water as a tiger shark slammed into his kayak, taking a chunk from it and then circling the terrified man.

Can you answer this road rule puzzle?

Can you answer this road rule puzzle?

A quiz asking drivers to choose which car has right of way is leaving Aussies stumped, with the majority unable to figure out the right answer.

Bunnings, get your hands off my sausage

premium_icon Bunnings, get your hands off my sausage

The decree about onion placement might seem ridiculous — because it is — but we should all be wary when corporations micromanage our lives, writes James Morrow.

Wild moment WWE star’s ‘face broke’

Wild moment WWE star’s ‘face broke’

Ronda Rousey rival Becky Lynch has been forced to pull out of their match at Survivor Series after being KO’d by an unscripted punch.

Drunk lawyer's horror mid-air rant

Drunk lawyer's horror mid-air rant

A woman was arrested after going on a racist, expletive filled rant during a flight to London after the crew refused to serve her more wine.

Awards slashed in principal's radical plan to end mediocrity

premium_icon Awards slashed in principal's radical plan to end mediocrity

A Sunshine Coast school principal has launched a campaign to end the celebration of mediocrity, slashing participation awards and leadership positions.

That's not a commute, this is a commute

premium_icon That's not a commute, this is a commute

Navigating a route to the remote shores of the Caspian Sea sticks in Coast oil field specialist Pat Ahearn's mind as his ultimate commute.

Jacinda Ardern raises sausage sizzle scandal with ScoMo

premium_icon Jacinda Ardern raises sausage sizzle scandal with ScoMo

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been talking tough on Australia’s policy on asylum seekers and deporting Kiwi criminals back home

Do Clarence Valley motorists have an attitude problem?

Do Clarence Valley motorists have an attitude problem?

WITH a long list of questionable road etiquette incidents taking place in the Valley, do you think our drivers have an attitude problem?

Naturists slam calls for nude beach closure

premium_icon Naturists slam calls for nude beach closure

COUNCILLORS will vote again on whether they should continue to support the clothing optional area.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

'You need a hug': Fake parking notice sparks outrage

premium_icon 'You need a hug': Fake parking notice sparks outrage

A Sunshine Coast woman got a rude shock when she found a fake "parking violation" notice on her car yesterday.

Hopping mad wallaby group takes cabbie to court

premium_icon Hopping mad wallaby group takes cabbie to court

A rift between a taxi driver and the wallaby protection group he claimed to be supporting has been resolved in court. P

Racy way we’ll use driverless cars

Racy way we’ll use driverless cars

A NEW study has revealed what we’ll really use driverless car for, and it’ll surprise you.

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