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

Thursday, November 15

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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

The one word women shouldn’t say

With the gender pay gap continuing to be a problem for women, this is what they shouldn’t say.

Victoria’s Secret reveals Australian launch

Fresh from staging its sexy runway show in New York, lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret has revealed the opening date of its first full-scale Australian store.

The lingerie giant will open a full-scale centre.

Apple Watch might be a lifesaver

CHALLENGE: You can invite friends with an Apple Watch to a fitness challenge or use the Walkie Talkie feature to chat.

Series 4 offers even more health and heart options

Hasbro releases new Monopoly For Millennials

Hasbro’s new Monopoly For Millennials.

“Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway"

Aussie gardeners hit back at sexism claims

Aussie nude cleaning service that was accused of sexism hits back at critics.

“I love getting my gear off and gardening"

How Movember puts their money where the mo is


Around 17,000 Australian men receive a deadly diagnosis.

How man lost weight only eating Maccas

Ryan Williams on Day 1 of the McDonalds only challenge. Picture: SWNS/Mega

Ryan Williams has shown off his staggering weight loss in a month.

Fortnite scraps controversial glider changes

Fortnite fans are in for a surprise with the game’s latest update. New traps and battles have been announced as well as the end of a controversial feature.

Everything wrong with new Harry Potter

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Claudia Kim, left and Ezra Miller in a scene from ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’. Picture: Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros/via AP

Oh boy. What a discombobulated mess.

Prince Charles is a ‘big fan’ of Meghan

Prince Charles is very fond of his new daughter-in-law, according to a royal filmmaker. Picture: BBC

Royal insider spills new details about Prince Charles’ personality.

Guess who’s building a luxury SUV now

Aston Martin DBX prototype.

The perfect ride for a modern James Bond.

Fitzy and Wippa’s surprise Hollywood roles

Nova radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa will lend their voices to Wonder Park, a new animated movie.

Fitzy and Wippa are having a crack at Hollywood.