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Presents for our brave personnel

CHEERFUL: US Contractor Mr Troy Petteway got into the Christmas spirit at Multi National Base - Tarin Kot, dressing up as Santas Claus, helping to hand out Christmas care packages from Australia and passing on holiday greetings to soldiers, sailors and airmen deployed to Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

Christmas spirit spread to troops across the globe

Ongoing cheer and activities at Ripley Town Centre

Christmas activities at Ripley Town Centre.

Groups of roving entertainers to entertain shoppers

Free child minding at Ripley Town Centre these holidays

Christmas activities at Ripley Town Centre

Free child minding every Thursday and Friday this Christmas

Sunday, November 18

27°C Clearing shower 17° - 27°

If there's one day it's worth visiting Maccas, this is it

GOOD CAUSE: McDonalds Riverlink restaurant manager Lauren Spencer, licensee David Kimmorley, crew trainer Amalie Honicke and operations manager Chris Kimmorley are getting excited for McHappy Day.

Chipping in on McHappy Day brings smiles for sick kids

Christmas disco to help less fortunate

FAMILY FUN: Dave Cullen from Pro Drive and Dodge and Rochelle Calloon are organising a Christmas fundraiser for struggling families.

Time to boogie for a good cause

Famous author to meet fans in Ipswich

Author Peter Fitzsimons will visit Ipswich.

Peter FitzSimons will attend two events in Ipswich

Experience thrill of London ballet

STUNNING: The Nutcracker, shown by London's Royal Opera House, will be shown on the big screen at Event Cinemas Indooroopilly on December 22, 23, 24.

World-class opera and ballet to be shown in cinemas

Enjoy Christmas cheer without the holiday stress

GOOD TIMES: Cr Kathy McLean, Anna Ratcliffe and Warwick McLean tout their ham wheel tickets at the 2017 Laidley Christmas Carnival.

The popular event will be held on November 30.

Dancers to showcase routines at Civic Centre

HEAD ALONG: Students from the Helen Clark School of Dancing will be performing at the Ipswich Civic Centre.

The Helen Clark School of Dancing's 2018 concert

Unlikely solution to better skin

You could call it beauty for lazy people, but it has nothing to do with your face and won’t cost you a fortune. Better yet, it involves eating ice-cream.

‘Why I gave up my $140k job‘

Charlie Thompson of The Clean Collective.

The diagnosis that inspired Charlie Thompson to start The Clean Collective

Schoolie flown to hospital after near-drowning at beach

NEAR DROWNING: A schoolie has been flown to hospital after he nearly drowned.

Schoolie celebrations soured by near-drowning at beach

Sex teacher ‘back’ with student

Vili Fualaau had filed for divorce against wife, Mary Kay Letourneau.

“Anyone that’s married knows that it’s a labour in love"

Driverless cars will be used for sex and nobody is surprised

The back seat is likely to get a whole lot busier with the introduction of autonomously driving vehicles, a new study says.

No doubt, autonomous vehicles will change a lot of things.

Cunning plan to tame smashed Schoolies

Organisers are hoping warnings about shameful selfies will curb the bad behaviour of teens in the Gold Coast. Picture: Scott Fletcher

“Don’t let a photo ruin a future"

Hidden meaning in new royal portrait

Prince Charles poses with his family for an official portrait marking his 70th birthday. Photo: Chris Jackson/Clarence House via Getty Images

To most of us, it was just a nice — and rare — family photo of the royals.

Why Meghan’s skirts are getting shorter

As her pregnancy progresses the Duchess of Sussex has been getting more daring with her hemline — and there’s a good reason why.

Sad reason Mel B lost $140 million

Mel B says she has lost her fortune. Picture: Robyn Beck

"I’m going to peel back the layers and tell it like it was"

Ex-Bachelorette stars speak out

Jarrod Woodgate cries during the Bachelorette finale with Sophie Monk. Picture: Channel 10

Some of the boys have had positive experiences. Some haven’t.

Wild: ‘Cocaine every four minutes’

Elton John. Picture: Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

“That is how tragic my life was.”

Question Bach couple didn’t answer

Bachelorette couple's awkward TV moment. Picture: Channel 10

“The Rat is a great place to raise kids, what do you think?”

Taking a toddler to the movies is its own drama

Lillian Saleh took her 18-month-old son to the movies — and it worked out much better than anticipated. Picture: iStock

Lillian Saleh: Pass the popcorn, I took my bub to the movies.

Olympic legend’s terrifying ordeal

Michael Johnson suffered a terrifying stroke (Photo by Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Michael Johnson opened up about being told he may never walk again.