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Musk’s electric Tesla truck ‘better in every way’

Elon Musk said at the unveiling he was confident his new electric truck was “better in every way from a feature standpoint”.

Woman shocked by 3m snake in bedroom

Susie the dog and Jan Nielson heard noises under her bed and discovered a 3m python in her bedroom at her Trinity Park home. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

A woman received the fright of her life

Australia’s deadly workplace crisis

Australia is facing a major mental health crisis. Picture: NASA imagery

“Everything was closing down, the sound was muffled."

New V6 Toyota Camry is up to $10,000 more than Aussie-made model

The new Toyota Camry has arrived.

You can now put a price on local manufacturing.

Macca’s reveals staggering Aussie grocery bill

McDonald’s spends $1 billion on Australian produce a year. Picture: Paul J. Richards/AFP

More than 90 per cent of its ingredients are locally sourced

It took two transplants to save this dad's life

NEW LIFE: John Weiland received a new liver in 2016.

Eleven days later, he received a second transplant.

Abandoned dog ‘dies of broken heart’

Nube Viajera, a dog abandoned at a Colombian airport, has reportedly died of a broken heart. Picture: CEN/Australscope

Dog wandered through the airport to the point of exhaustion.

Best pubs in Queensland: Home of the blues

Andrew Cafe celebrates the 30th anniversary of owning the Royal Mail Hotel with his loyal customers. Friends orgainsed a signed guitar as a gift for the popular publican.

'It represents what a classic Aussie pub should be'

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

Last fishing trip entry form in tomorrow's paper!

Don't miss out on this great prize!

Only a few days left to get into competition!

Top 11 places to cool off in Gladstone when it's stinking hot

Aerial View of South End (bottom) and Facing Island. Gladstone. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Want to get out and cool down? Here's where to visit in summer

7 weird fishing superstitions

WOWEE! This is a deadly combination if you're heading out fishing! Photo: contributed

Any of these ring true for you?

Hardworking truckie retires after million-dollar Lotto win

A HARDWORKING truck driver has declared he's now officially retired after the revelation he won division one in the weekend's Saturday Gold Lotto draw.

Best pubs in Queensland: Venue with east coast's best view

Amanda Collins with her neices Felicity and Taitum McConville from Mackay enjoy a cold beverage and a stellar ocean view at the Eimeo Pacific Hotel near Mackay.

Hotel in stunning spot is woven deeply into community fabric.

Best pubs in Queensland: The Royal treatment

Lincoln Phelps and Stacey Lowe. managers of the Royal hotel in Gympie.

One of the first hotels established in Gympie remains a favourite.

Jamie Oliver wants more

Jamie Oliver's latest television series and book, Jamie's Quick and Easy Food, goes back to basics.

But first the Naked Chef is stripping it bare again

Best pubs in Queensland: How The Cri stands test of time

Ryan Turnbull and the Criterion Hotel in the background.

It's the one constant throughout flood, fire, famine and depression.

REVEALED: Best products of the year in 46 categories

The 2018 Product of the Year winners, as voted by 13,000 Aussie consumers.

Best baby products, coffee, chocolate, household items and more

Best pubs in Queensland: New lease of life for iconic hotel

Patrons Sabrina Luppers (left) and Chanel Girak (right) with local Gordon Fleming who runs the Beers and Bullsh#t tours of the historic Victoria Hotel in Goondiwindi.

Historic hotel honours past and still turns a healthy profit

LIFE OF LUXURY: Lavish waterfront mansion smashes records

A LAVISH Sunshine Coast mansion with more than 45m of unobstructed water frontage has sold for a record price.

Let there be light... planning

A variety of light sources allows greater flexibility.

And how to get it right

It'll come out in the wash

Stay At Home Mum founder Jody Allen.

Top tips for keeping your washing machine in good order

Show off summer interiors

Swap out with the winter throws for lighter, more breathable manchester around your home.

It's time to say sayonara to winter decor

Long may the purple reign

Uni students might not think so, but the jacaranda is one of our most beautiful flowering trees

Clinton woman warns others about 'pretty' problem

OUT OF CONTROL: Gladstone woman Dell Collins is concerned about the spread of this pink-flowered spreading through her neighbourhood.

A weed with pretty pink flowers is at large.

Growing sunny side up

Gardeners are not the only ones to enjoy summer's 'most cheerful flower', but also the bees and birds in your backyard.

Summer's 'most cheerful flower' has a long history of cultivation

Embrace bursts of colour in the garden this spring

Inject colour into your garden with flowers set to bloom this season.

The perfect season to play with fun combinations

Top picks for home-grown tomatoes

The Rapunzel tomato.

Try these tasty treats on for size

Lucca a summer sensation

In August, this Tuscan town's museums, towers and historic palaces are open to everyone

premium_icon Billionaire’s yacht sails into Tasmania

A mega yacht which sailed into the River Derwent and anchored at Sandy Bay on Sunday. Photo: PATRICK GEE

Largest all carbon fibre composite-hulled yacht in the world

Keen snapper reveals wonders under the sea

EXPLORING: Liz Hardaker on a snorkelling trip at Minnie Water.

Lizzy finds all manner of wildlife beneath the surface

Cruz-ing into California's spooky past

Santa Cruz Breakwater Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, California at sunset.

Just one of the reasons 20,000 people visit Santa Cruz every day

4 stunning Sunday drives from Warwick

SUNDAY DRIVE: The weather is perfect for a drive around Warwick today.

THE sun has come out of hiding so why not spend the day exploring?

Peak time to visit New Zealand

Tasman Glacier Lake walk at Mt Cook.

If you want stunning scenery then head to the South Island

Schoolies hotspot no one expected

This year’s crop of school leavers have found a new place to party. Picture: Jason O'Brien

Schoolies kids are nothing like they used to be

‘Nudity, groping’: TV heavyweight suspended

HE’S one of the most well-respected hosts on US television. And now multiple women have come forward with graphic accounts of sexual misconduct.

Meghan Markle’s $266m royal impact

Meghan Markle could be the next addition to the Royal family amid speculation about a pending engagement to Prince Harry. Picture: Andrew Toth/Getty Images

The royal effect is estimated to provide £200 million (A$350) to the UK economy

Brilliant new movie you can stream now

Mudbound’s breathtaking cinematography was lensed by Rachel Morrison.

You can stream this Oscar contender tonight or anytime you want.

First look at 2018 season of My Kitchen Rules

Two new contestants set to make their debut on My Kitchen Rules in 2018.

A FRESH batch of home cooks fawn over Manu in new MKR trailer.

Kim Kardashian ‘fires’ longtime assistant

Kim Kardashian has reportedly fired her assistant Stephanie Shepherd. Picture: Instagram

Stephanie Shepherd has been cut loose.

Sacked Ten EP: ‘Passion was my downfall’

Studio 10’s executive producer Rob McKnight has been let go from the network.

Studio 10 executive producer Rob McKnight leaves Channel 10.

Internet loses it over Japanese game show

The internet is losing its mind for this Japanese show.

JAPAN is known for its wacky game shows but this could be the best.

Noosa trainer's 'car exercises' to fight our lazy lifestyle

NO GYM membership? Noosa personal trainer Dmitri Simons won't take that as an excuse.

Mum’s outrage over toddler hair removal tip

American blogger Sturdy Mum called out Parents magazine for their hair removal toddler tips.Source:Instagram

What is this teaching our young children about appearances?

The other BBL season in Queensland

Elle Bee of the Gold Coast paid $22,000 for a Brazilian butt lift. Picture: Adam Head

The BBL craze has hit the Sunshine State

Clutch situations key to accessorising

Bespoke leather clutch/handbag company Karmme.

Bring your summer outfit together with one statement piece

Beauty business expands in new premises

Beauticious co-owner and manager Amanda Miller is proud to begin working in the new location at Gladstone Square Valley Shopping Centre.

Beauty business Beauticious has opened up their new shop.

Your summer fashion guide to playing it cool

The Summer Fling dress.

The style staples that belong in your wardrobe this season

Hurley shows off sensational bikini body at 52

Liz Hurley looks incredible during her beach getaway in the Maldives.

British star had been enjoying a long sunny break in the Maldives

iPhone X review: Apple takes smart phone to whole new level

The iPhone X takes Steve Job's revolution to a whole new level with Face ID, an incredible TrueDepth camera, augmented reality and animated emojis.

iPhone X now features 360 degree selfie scenes

Selfie scenes adds a whole new dimension to iPhone X.

Selfie Scenes places users into animated, 360-degree scenes

How safe is your Face ID with Apple's iPhone X?

The first buyer of an iPhone X, Mazen Kourouche, took a selfie inside the Apple store in Sydney this morning (Picture: Saeed Khan/AFP).

Release of iPhone X poses no questions for security of identity

Samsung brutally mocks Apple over iPhone X

Samsung's new video savagely mocks Apple's last ten years. Picture: Samsung/YouTube

WITH all the hype surrounding the iPhone X Samsung has released a new video...

Iphone X: Apple warns customers about screen

The new iPhone X is revealed at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple campus in California on September 12, 2017.

“If you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice slight shifts

premium_icon The fridges that snap selfies to help you shop

Samsung’s new range of smart refrigerators come with large touchscreens and built-in cameras. Picture: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Devices will become smart enough to cook your dinner for you

Xbox One X review: much more than a gaming console

Gears of War 4 looks sensational in 4K on the Xbox One X console.

Skin tones, environments, animations, explosions go to new level

The woman ‘turning to stone’

REBECCA Willers has contracted a rare, deadly and incurable illness after being bitten by insects on a tiger trek.

premium_icon Forced to raise $40K in a few days

More than 1000 people raised over $70,000 for injured acrobat Sam Panda.

Resort boss in hot water after acrobat breaks neck

WATCH: Moment young Ballina boy sees for the first time

Max Geoghegan, 7, needs glasses that cost $13,000.

FOR LITTLE Max Geoghegan life is literally a blur.

premium_icon How to eat your way to happiness

Georgie Musgrove, 25, finds including more wholefoods in her diet gives her mood a lift. Picture: Alex Coppel

Researcher finds link between diet and mental health

Evidence: Smacking just makes kids "aggressive and antisocial"

“What smacking teaches them is that when the parent is around, they should behave, otherwise they will be hit,” Dr Gershoff said. “The child does not learn how to manage themselves when the parent is not around.”

Smacking makes children’s behaviour “worse not better”

Mum nearly dies after biting Macca’s burger

This is the mouldy McDonald’s burger that Shanie Granfield had taken one bite of before having an allergic reaction. Picture: SWNS/Mega

Mouldy burger could have taken mother's life

Anti vaxxers: How would you feel if your child nearly died?

The baby was exposed to someone with whooping cough.

Smacking study hits raw nerve with Observer readers

Parenting expert says there are other, more effective options.

What happens when a grandma is left to raise her grandkids?

Carole Smith (pictured here with husband Ray): “The hardest part has been the social isolation. You lose your friends. They have raised their kids and are off doing their own thing.” (Pic: Jason Edwards)

Grandmother primary caregiver of five grandchildren under four.

Bogan baby name predictions for 2018

Pregnant or hoping 2018 might be the year you welcome a little one?

The answer to baby formula fury

Springvale Woolworths after a baby formula buyout.

There's a solution to our baby formula problem

'I made a mistake in telling my daughter the truth'

Cassie Hamer's daughters

To tell the truth or not tell the truth?

What war widows learn about life and loss

Supranee Radosevich and her children Chloe, 10 and Jayden, 8.

Spouses of dead veterans talk about their husbands and families

premium_icon Frances Abbott engaged after two-week romance

FRANCES ABBOTT has hinted on social media that she is ready to settle down with former Olympic rower-turned-weightlifter Sam Loch two weeks after the pair started...

WATCH: Private screening for this historic wedding

HAPPY DAY: Jason Connell and Sherry Wicken made history when they tied the knot at the Saraton Theatre on Saturday night.

Vows exchanged in Saraton Theatre first

Admiring beauty when you see it

You don't have to be of the opposite sex to someone to give them a compliment. Be generous. Be kind.

Is it okay for older women to admire young men?

‘Monogamy didn’t work for us’

Angela and Bradford launched a sex education class, where they do live demonstrations.

“Nether of us would ever go back to it."