Psychologist reveals murder accused was 'anxious, depressed'

THE man accused of killing his father with a samurai sword suffered a "terrible abusive childhood" and used writing to "purge" his emotions, a court has heard.

Little Evie's second chance at life as she relearns to walk

Eight-month-old American Staffordshire bull terrier Evie had been suffering from multiple broken bones and couldn't walk for three weeks.

Little Evie's second chance at life as she relearns to walk

New plans to transform Deception Bay waterfront

New plans to transform Deception Bay waterfront

Deception Bay waterfront site to be transformed into new precinct

Girl, 13 missing from Beachmere

The girl was last seen at a residence around 10pm and has not contacted family or friends since.

Police urge anyone who has further information to contact police.

Police chase fraudster scamming businesses across Queensland

The man is described as having an olive complexion, 177cm with brown hair and a large build.

Four offences happened in Caboolture, Gympie, Toowoomba and Nambour

COOL IT: Temps to fall across Qld and NSW this weekend

Some of us may need to actually rug up this weekend.

TRAFFIC CHAOS: Bruce Hwy choked by multiple incidents

Bruce Hwy traffic congestion.

Multiple incidents slow Bruce Hwy traffic ahead of long weekend

Grass fire burning on D'Aguilar Hwy as temperatures soar

GRASS FIRE: There is currently a fire ban across the region with temperatures soaring to 37 degrees.

It's reportedly under control but smoke is affecting the highway.

Fire bans for south-east Queensland

Fire bans on national parks and State forests in south-east Qld

Fire bans on national parks and State forests in south-east Qld

Mackay real estate agent urges banks to move

Who's leading who when it comes to the housing market?

Willy-nilly lending burst a bubble, but agent urges banks to change

HIGH-RISES: Green light for 20-storey buildings in Hervey Bay

SKYSCRAPER PLANS: A concept design of the proposed skyscraper development in Urangan, which was approved by the Fraser Coast Regional Council at yesterday's meeting.

Councillors voted 8-3 to give the project preliminary approval.

Samsung's new 360 camera has 17 lenses and cost $US10k

The 360 Round has been designed for the VR specialist.

The 360 Round has been designed for the VR specialist

Bizarre photo app no one was asking for

Picture: Tim Carrafa

This could be the worst idea for an app ever.

Business is booming, no kidding!

WEIRD AND COOL: Nathan Jackson of Naughty Little Kids Goat's Milk Gelato with some of the younger members of his goat herd.

Boutique goat milk gelato producer has taken the south-east by storm

Nanas show no fear in quest to save environment

OLDER PROTESTERS: 95-year-old Bill Ryan of the Sydney Knitting Nanas and Friends group joins the Lismore group in protest.

Nanas are ageing loudly in support of protecting the planet.

Man goes on paywave spree with stolen card

Stock image of a customer using a tap-and-go credit card in a store.

"Opportunistic" was how the magistrate describe this Gladstone man's crimes:

Police lay arson charges after blaze

FIRE: A building caught fire on Wood St, Warwick this morning.

UPDATE: Police have laid charges following this morning's fire

Is La Nina coming this summer?

Rafaela Dmitruk from Kirra at Snapper Rocks. Picture: Nigel Hallett

Experts are closely monitoring the possibility of a La Nina event

Which media women get paid more than men?

KIIS duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O are finally on par when it comes to their pay deal. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

We need to talk about pay disputes

Inside Hong Kong’s high-rise prostitution ring

The Fuji Building in Hong Kong is notorious for its prostitution.

What lies inside this building, you won’t see coming

Man shot dead by police at motel

SA POLICE are responding to a serious incident at the Tollgate Motel in Glen Osmond.

Man wanted for crashing his van into officer has been killed

Jane Barnes: They thought I was the bad influence

Jimmy Barnes at his home in Sydney this year.

Jimmy's daughter sad to learn her father hated himself so much

premium_icon Palaszczuk warns electricity retailers to cut bills

Energy retailers are under the pump to get real with power bills.

Palaszczuk has a power price ultimatum for electricity retailers

premium_icon Ian Frazer on cusp of breakthrough on neck cancer vaccine

The new vaccine will be trialled on head and neck cancer patients in Brisbane.

IAN Frazer may be on the cusp of another big cancer breakthrough

premium_icon Resort guest: ‘This has ruined my career’

Leeanne Casey, whose left arm was speared by a palm frond while she was lying on a pool lounge at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort in 2014.

A woman is suing a luxury Gold Coast hotel for almost $360,000

How to lose weight in 20 mins a day

It is possible to lose weight in 20 minutes a day. But you’ll probably need to back away from biscuit tin too. Picture: Geri Farr

It is possible to lose weight with just 20 minutes of exercise a day

Facebook post that killed a cafe

Sophie, the cafe manager of White Rose Coffee House.

Don't anger pro-police posters, you may end up with rape threats

Huge moon cave could be first offworld colony

A Moon base may have just become much easier, with the discovery of an enormous protective lava tube beneath the lunar surface.  Picture: ESA

Before we settle Mars, we must return to the caves

Who built these mysterious ‘hellgates’?

Some of the 'gates' found linked to ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia. Their purpose is unknown. Picture: D. Kennedy, Arabian Archaeology and Epigrahy

Why did an ancient people build some 400 mysterious ‘gates’

‘Cocaine’ Cassie gets six years

Cassie Sainsbury in a previous Bogota court appearance.

Judge blocks media from viewing Cassie's court appearance

Police charge Bongaree woman with almost 900 fraud offences

A Bongaree woman is facing a string of fraud charges.

Next High-density installment of Bribie Lakes causes concern

BRIBIE LAKES: Resident Annette Hansen is worried what another 424 dwellings will mean for her neighbourhood. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

The next stages of the Bribie Lakes estate has one resident worried.

Canalside beauty pairs family living with lifestyle

VOYAGERS: The house has a metres upon metres of canal frontage.

Set on an 802sqm block, this home boasts 20 metres of canal front.

Australia's Chief Scientist launches STEM program on Bribie

BI-CARB SCIENCE: Banksia Beach student Ruby Alsop goes over her bi-carb balloon experiment with Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

BANKSIA Beach State School played host to two of the biggest names in science and...

Australia's Chief Scientist launches STEM program on Bribie

BI-CARB SCIENCE: Banksia Beach student Ruby Alsop goes over her bi-carb balloon experiment with Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy. Photo Rachel Lang / Caboolture News

BANKSIA played host to two of the biggest names in science.

How this dad lost 90kgs

FIGHTING FIT: Michael Ditton from Gympie has lost 90kg since making life-altering changes to his diet. INSET: Michael before and after his transformation.

He could barely walk

Woman catfished with model winds up with him

How these catfish victims fell in love.

Victim of catfishing winds up having the last laugh

New thong jeans are a disgrace to denim

What has this designer done to denim?

It's a known fact that millennials are obsessed with denim trends

You do know you’re dead after you die

Several studies have recorded brain activity after a person has died

One of life's big questions: What happens when I die?

Dad’s post about having kids goes viral

The post on Gottoddlered's Instagram page resonated with parents everywhere.

Dad’s viral side-by-side photos show what kids do to you

O Project: Photographer captures women’s orgasm face

'The O Project' by photographer Marcus Alberti captures women's expressions during an orgasm. Woman who is always on the brink of an orgasm

Marcos Alberti’s latest work is suitably dubbed “O Project”

What's on the small screen this week

SOPHIE Monk finally chooses her man on The Bachelorette, The Block teams finish their houses and Stranger Things returns just in time for Halloween.

Aussie toy boy’s Spanish romance

Carmen Martinez-Bordiu y Franco and Australian boyfriend, Timothy McKeague pictured in Madrid. Picture: Media Mode

A young Australian man is the talk of Spain

Stan Lee reveals the "greatest super hero of all"

Lee and Paris are collaborating with Samsung on a game and have let a little more out of the bag then they should have.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Barry Du Bois' heartbreaking cancer revelation

TV personality Barry Du Bois made an emotional announcement on last night’s The Living Room, revealing his new cancer diagnosis. Picture Chris Pavlich

Barry Du Bois spoke about what was in store for him

Luke McGregor on tackling his fears in Rosehaven

Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor in a scene from season two of Rosehaven.

Comedian's on-screen character has to go home to make it.

It's a Thor thing: Why Ragnarok is something to marvel at

FRIENDS FROM WORK: Avengers Thor and The Hulk face off in Thor: Ragnarok.

It was time to put new life into the character, star says.

Tom Hanks shows his writing skills with new book

Tom Hanks has released a collection of short stories, Uncommon Type: Some Stories.

"It turns out that Tom Hanks is also a wise and hilarious writer"