Smoke alarms wake family in time to flee house fire

BREAKING: Smoke alarms have saved a family from an early morning fire which left a home extensively damaged.

Tortured backpacker raped twice on final day, say police

The young British backpacker who was allegedly held against her will in Queensland.

"I would have done anything to help her,” he said.

Stranded truck driver survives 14 hours in floodwater

The truck driver, 47, stranded on the roof of the vehicle as RACQ LifeFlight prepares to winch him to safety.

'He’s suffering sunburn, it could have been a hell of a lot worse'

Storm destruction: Violent weather destroys homes

Kylee and Chris Lee had part of the roof of their Goombungee home ripped off during the storm.

The clean-up is continuing after a “cyclone-like” supercell hit

Why Toowoomba needs 3000 more disability workers

OPPORTUNITY: Fraser Coast businesses are invited to attend the Conversations C

Toowoomba needs thousands more disability support workers with NDIS

Dalby man to face court after weekend in custody

CHARGES LAID: Aaron Jason Brown, 21, has been charged with a range of offences involving a firearm after police attended a car rollover in Blaxland.

Dalby man to face court today on three firearms offences

Rescued backpacker tells how she survived alleged torture

The young British backpacker who was allegedly held against her will in Queensland.

“The fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me”

Truck fire blocks highway as driver escapes with his life

ABLAZE: The cab found on fire, captured and shared with the Dalby Herald by Doug McHardy.

Flames engulfed the cab on the Warrego Highway

Girls reportedly approached by intruder at school

TWO young girls reportedly approached by an intruder at school

Tee-off for Cup glory

TEEING OFF: Pat Saunders, Stephen Pezet, Zack Kinivan, Jamie Kinivan and Tyler Frousheger ready to compete.

Golfers delight on the green

176km trip to the laundry for new hospital

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Why the SCUH will send its laundry up the Bruce to Maryborough

Sunshine Coast tourism records smashed

Coolum Cove Beach is another stunning example of what the Sunshine Coast town of Coolum has to offer visitors. Photo Tourism and Events Queensland

Highest growth rate for any Queensland region in 2016

EXPLAINED: Future of famed Shell Aratula fried chicken

For years Golden Fried Chicken has been a major draw card for travellers stopping at the Shell, Aratula.

Travellers will have noticed renovations at servo on Cunningham Hwy

Coffee king snaps up gym

Mooloolaba Healthworks site sells for $2.1million

JOBS: Business giant Wagners makes urgent call for staff

New CFT headquarters will allow business greater space for work flow

Full steam ahead! Cyclone Debbie traps 110 ships off coast

The River Boyne was the last of four historic coal-fired ships to carry bauxite from Weipa to QAL in Gladstone.

110 bulk carriers have scrambled to escape the path Cyclone Debbie

Predator brother exposed as child rapist decades on

Rape and sexual violence within families 'too taboo' in the 60s

Mackay has less than 24 hours water supply

The council doesn't want you to wash clothes until its water supply issues has been resolved.

Water should be used for drinking and sanitation only

BREAKING: CQ residents evacuated from homes

FLOODS: Ex-Cyclone Debbie is dumping down on Central Queensland.

EMERGENCY crews are knocking on doors telling residents to get out.

Army vows: 'We'll make the Whitsundays great again'

The Australian Defence Force prepares to respond to the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie across the Whitsundays.

Whitsundays rebuild begins following Cyclone Debbie

Mesmerising sign guys is back: Steals Premier's thunder

Mesmerising sign guy is back stealing the Premier's thunder

he sign guy from Cyclone Marcia is back stealing the thunder

Toyota transforms HiLux into a real life Tonka Truck

Toyota has unveiled a HiLux Tonka concept, as figures show more than half of ute sales are of the most expensive versions. Picture: Supplied

Work and play combines to make for one very busy sandbox

FIRST PHOTOS: Hamilton Island ravaged by Cyclone Debbie

Mat Garner took this photo of his neighbour Kim Cowley's home on Hamilton Island.

232 km/h winds recorded at Hamilton Island airport

CMC proposal rocks Nadine's world

CMC Rocks Queensland performer Morgan Evans shared the stage with Rockhampton couple Nadine Hill and Brodie Whitcombe. Brodie proposed in front of a packed crowd during Saturday night's show.

Couple get engaged live on stage during Morgan Evans performance

Storm fears: Northern NSW braces for cyclone's fallout

The rainfall totals tomorrow will top 100mm in many parts of NSW

“It just looks like a bomb has hit this place.”

 Dave Mcinnerney inspects the damage to his motel at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach on Wednesday (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

"The streets are flowing with water

WATCH: What was this driver thinking?

A motorist has posted dash cam video of what almost proved to be a head-on crash on Waterfall Way after a vehicle attempted to overtake on the narrow road section over double unbroken lines.

Close call captured on dash cam

Civilians in Mosul shot at by both Isis and Iraqi forces

 Iraqi special forces soldiers stand guard over an alleged Islamic State group collaborator, inside a house in the Al-Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016.

Civilians in Mosul are being shot at by Isis and Iraqi forces

Palace guard loses it at stunned tourist

The moment it all went wrong for this tourist.

This is how you break the silence of a palace guard

Son faces court over brutal murder of family

ACCUSED: South African murder accused Henri van Breda arrives at the high court in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Van Breda, faces three counts of murder for allegedly killing his parents and older brother with an axe.

South African court starts hearing evidence in triple-murder trial

91-year-old man will ride Debbie out in his caravan

There's not much that can scare Keith Hills

Airline slammed for kicking off girl who wore leggings

Legging it, from a range of printed leggings at Supre, priced from $10 at Supre Lismore, Byron Bay and supre.com.

“I have flown united before with literally no pants on."

Byron's illegal holiday let party over

PARTY'S OVER: Byron Shire has decided to crack down on illegal holiday letting as tenants are creating too much noise and other nuisance to residents.

Residents get council support against illegal holiday letting

New clues as to what really happens when we die

What really happens just before we die?

Teen sues mother for taking away his mobile phone

Generic smartphones

There's just no disciplining kids anymore.

Astronaut 'knows' we've never been visited by aliens

The crew members of Skylab 3: commander and astronaut Alan L. Bean; scientist, pilot and astronaut Owen K. Garriott, and astronaut and pilot Jack R. Lousma. This crew spent 59 days and 11 hours in orbit.

He was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon

MOVIE REVIEW: LEGO Batman best caped crusader yet

Nana! Nana! Nana! Nana! Nana! Batman!

Future Islands gear up for Splendour gig

Future Islands is an American synthpop band composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (lyrics and vocals).

Their new album is "music from the heart than from the mind".

MOVIE REVIEW: Power Rangers way out of their league

Becky G., Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, and RJ Cyler in a scene from the movie Power Rangers.

A Lego action figure is capable of running rings around teen misfits

Bliss N Eso announce a stack of regional tour dates

Aussie rappers Bliss N Eso are hitting the road in May for a 27-date national tour.

AUSSIE rappers hitting the road in May with new album.

Scarlett Johansson reveals the huge roles she’s lost out on

Scarlett Johansson greets fans at the Japan World Premiere of the movie Ghost In The Shell.

GHOST in the Shell star shares ups and downs of Hollywood.

MOVIE REVIEW: Life puts Alien’s Ridley Scott on notice

Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from the movie Life.

RYAN Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson star in epic sci-fi thriller.

MKR villain claims producers ‘blackmailed’ him

MKR's Josh has slammed the show's producers, claiming they tried to "blackmail" him.

Josh has hit back at the show with claims about being “blackmailed”.