Kyla, 15, takes off on her first solo circuit

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kyla Burgess can’t yet drive herself to flying school – but she can fly a plane solo..

Romance far away but not forgotten

MISS YOU: Jo Beth Taylor and her partner Matt Bennell will be apart this Valentine’s Day.

Spare a thought for lovers who are spending today apart

Power boosts for Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint editions

SPRINT KING: The Falcon name set to go out with a bang with high performance XR6 and XR8 Sprint limited editions

345kW for XR8 Sprint and 325kW for XR6 Sprint specials

Recipe: Berry jelly delight is one for the young chefs

Cooloola Berries owner Jason Lewis with a sample if sun ripened strawberries.

Easy dessert for kids with jelly and berries

Tropical Canberra? Atrium garden an inspiration

Hotel lobby guests enjoy a coffee in a lush, tropical garden atmosphere.

Garden in centre of Canberra hotel a wonderful array of foliage

From emergency with love: Be careful 'spicing things up'

So many injuries on the path to 'self-perfection'

The Supernerd – one of the smartest men on television

Issa Schultz is The Supernerd on the TV series The Chase Australia.

ISSA Schultz, aka The Supernerd, is one of the stars of The Chaser.

DIY with Ayden and Jess: Make your own timber bench

TOP TIMBER: It is easy to make a timber bar or even timber kitchen bench tops following theses steps.

The Block's Ayden and Jess guide to a simple benchtop

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Cooked with love: Beef cheeks with chorizo, polenta, bacon

TOMORROW is the day of love. Are you cooking your special someone a delicious meal to celebrate your love for one another?

Michael Moore's recipe for a healthy meal on a pizza

CHEF Michael Moore's diabetes forced him to re-evaluate his food.

Smoked salmon, pea and radish salad inspired by MKR

Dan and Steph’s salmon salad.

EASY yet delicious smoked salmon, pea and radish salad recipe.

Chinese char siu lamb cutlets recipe

THIS easy char siu lamb cutlets dish works well with lamb or pork.

Eat to beat diabetes: Spelt spaghetti with ratatouille

Serve pasta and ratatouille with basil scattered over the top.

THIS colourful dish is high in low-GI carbohydrate and fibre.

Light and refreshing rocket, watermelon and ginger salad

THIS rocket, watermelon and ginger salad is very refreshing.

Pope Francis visit to Mexico includes anti-pope sentiment

DEVIL horns and the numbers "666" adorning Pope Francis' face are not uncommon along the very streets shut down for his visit.

Discover the quieter side of Corfu

THE beautiful Greek island of Corfu is appealing on many levels.

A taste of Tasmania in just one week

The Neck and Truganini Steps at Bruny Island.

TASMANIA remains Australia’s best-kept secret.

Real wonder in the rare sites of the United Arab Emirates

The different worlds of the UAE

Rae Wilson takes us on a trip to the United Arab Emirates

Coles dumps most annoying part of self-serve checkout

IF you're one of thousands of shoppers who've been met with an "unexpected item in the bagging area" alert in Coles, your days of frustration may be over.

The air-conditioning trick that could save you a fortune

How using dry mode on your air-conditioner can cut your energy bill

Too soon: Readers stunned at early Easter treats

Allira Tooth is happy with early Easter eggs but her mum Larissa Auld isn't as pleased.

Shoppers can already buy Easter eggs, months out from Easter

Too hot to shop? Shopping centre aircon taking shoppers

Hervey Bay Esplanade - roundabout work in progress at Main St. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Warm weather is becoming a deterrent for shoppers

Christmas shopping with kids can be fun - really?

Positive Parenting Program's top tips for shopping with kids

Antiques dating back 700 years being auctioned to help uni

Auctioneer Shane Pfeffer with a butterfly collection from the Austins' estate, to be sold with the proceeds going towards the University of the Sunshine Coast.

One of Sunshine Coast's most significant collections up for sale

So many ways to save for Christmas

Make changes to the way you shop now and have money in the piggy bank for Christmas.

PANICKING about the fact that Christmas isn’t far away?