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How to make a delicious Pavlova wreath

SWEET: Pavlova

A tasty treat to make these holidays.

Ecco Ripley records strong figures

Ecco Ripley also hosted two successful footy clinics in 2017.

Residential and community growth provides the excellent figures.

Cold seafood platter for your Christmas meal

AUSSIE FEAST: This seasfood platter is easy to prepare.

If you love seafood, here is a great way to serve up lunch.

Easy, breezy summer style for you

STAY COOL: Summer dresses are a great way to stay fashionable and comfortable during the warmer weather.

Gorgeous looks you should be wearing this summer.

How to make a Christmas pudding trifle

YUM: This Christmas pudding trifle is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Try this traditional English dessert at home.

'Callous' woman jailed over Kieren Pye's death

NO punishment strong enough for horrendous act of violence, victim's dad says.

When is the last day to post parcels, cards for Christmas?

Have a thought for all the people who work outside when the weather turns nasty such as this postie

Time is running out to have Christmas mail delivered by December 25

Sex blamed for injuries after man choked ex over tobacco

His temper exploded after she wouldn't share tobacco with him.

'For reasons probably known only to yourself, you lost your temper.'

Police looking for witnesses to fatal Warrego Hwy crash

Police believe the occupants of the vehicles may be able to assist with their inquiries

Police have released an image of vehicles that were in the area

NBN Co is speeding up and cutting prices after backlash

NBN Co workers have been doing 80,000 connections a month.

NBN Co is overhauling its prices, pushing faster, cheaper packages

Our living Outback needs government funds to blossom

Pullen Pullen Reserve is just one of the gems of the Queensland Outback.

Exclusive poll shows Queensland's love for the Outback

Social media 'ripping apart society', says Facebook's ex-VP

Facebook has a messenger app for kids under 13 Employees have lunch at the canteen at Facebook's headquarters. Picture: Daniel Leal-olivas

YET another former Facebook executive has come forward

Surfers still ‘s*** scared’ of Ballina

A 3m female white shark that was caught on a smart drum line at Ballina this year.

“Tell that to the people of Ballina.”

Fuel in car suspected of sparking metal yard blast

A large explosion caused a fire that burnt out of control at Sims metal scrap yard on Comport Street, Portsmith. Picture: BRENDAN RADKE.

Soaring temperatures also could have played role in explosion

Radio host on child sex charges lacking 'insight' wants bail

Ryan Michael Sharman asked the court be closed and said he'd been assaulted after facing child sex charges.

Child sex accused asks for secret court hearing

‘The customer is not always right’

Fast food workers are often abused on the job.

Campaign aims to stop abuse of at retail and fast food workers

GALLERY: Canon's top photos of 2017

The image was captured at Cotton Tree Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, QLD on Easter Sunday which is why I originally called it 'The Blood of Christ' as according to the Bible Sunday was the resurrection day (Im not religious but it sounded cool). Anyway, to date its the most amazing sunrise I have witnessed and captured on a special day as the cloud formations were perfect when the sky exploded. Shot on: Canon EOS 760D Kit

These are the photos the Australian public loved this year

'That's a knife': Paul Hogan takes burger chain to court

Paul Hogan has accused burger chain Grill'd of making false or misleading claims.

'That's not a lawsuit, that’s a lawsuit.’

ACCC to block Woolies, BP fuel deal

Fuel prices would increase at the Woolworths sites if BP buys them, according to the ACCC report. Pic: Keryn Stevens

Billion-dollar deal dealt a massive blow

Myer sales plummet in horror start to Christmas

In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange today, the struggling retailer blamed reduced foot traffic, widespread industry discounting and subdued consumer sentiment for the continued deterioration in sales.

Reduced foot traffic and subdued consumer sentiment.

Family trying to reclaim 'true' spirit of Christmas

OPEN HOME: Katrina and Ben Rickard with their kids Nikita, Hayley, Cody, Taylor, Nicholas, Mekayla and Thomas will be opening up their property for Christmas this year.

Family will open doors and property for Christmas festivities.

WATCH: Mother speaks after inquest into son's tragic death

TRAGEDY: Tracie Medew holds a photo of her late son, Brendan Vickery, who died in 2014 while swimming at the Island Quarry water hole in Byron Bay.

She says her son was a "fun-loving" young man

Mum and son killed in island paradise

Sarah Moses and her son Jack who were murdered in Kirabati at the weekend.

Sarah Moses, 46, and her son Jack were killed in a pre-dawn attack

Hayek ‘forced into lesbian sex scene’

Salma Hayek

“I will kill you, don’t think I can’t,” Weinstein allegedly said

Nasty swipe at Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump has been drawn into the vicious Alabama senate race. Picture: AFP/Money Sharma

Trump’s former top political adviser took a veiled swipe at Ivanka

What finally killed Charles Manson in prison

Photo of Charles Manson taken in March this year. Picture: AFP

The cause of Charles Manson's death has been released.

Nude teen falls 14 floors to death after 'swingers party'

Ivana Smit died after plunging from a building in Malaysia

A TEEN model was found naked after plunging 14 floors to her death

Bizarre twist in bullied kid’s story

Keaton Jones' tearful video about being bullied went viral on the weekend.

A viral inspiring video may not be all it's cracked up to be

Daredevil dies in stunt gone wrong, falls from skyscraper

Chinese daredevil Wu Yongning has died. Picture: Weibo

IT WAS supposed to be the stunt that would pay for his wedding...

Patrolling police meet massive snake

Acting Senior Constable Chris Kenny stumbled across this monster scrub python in the Far North in the area surrounding Wujul Wujul. PHOTO: SERGEANT BEN TOME

The serpent is estimated to be about 5m long

'If you give Hitler a country': Homework shocks parents

One mother said she was “flabbergasted

Fake interpreter signs gibberish, gatecrashes police presser

Police say they did not request an interpreter for the press conference, and are baffled as to why Roberts (circled) was there signing gibberish.

Woman faked sign language during critical press conference

Woman’s unwanted, deadly house guest

This funnel-web spider was found in the NSW suburb of Springwood.

Imagine finding the world’s most venomous spider in your house

'Thirsty' Kmart mums fond of hunky Mackay sparky

Mackay's Laura Ryan was overwhelmed with comments from her post about a make-up table on Kmart Mums Australia, with mums across the nation fawning over her partner Lloyd Westwood snapped mid-DIY project.

A SEEMINGLY innocent post about a DIY project quickly turned viral

Coast's dancing duo take out world championships

Lovisa Hart and Caleb Michael-Smith have taken out first place in the Salsa Couples division in the World Salsa Dance Championships. Lovisa has recenty opened her studio in Mooloolaba and is keen to teach others to dance.

Latin dancers take on the world and win

Westfield shopping giant accepts $32.7bn bid

Westfield Corporation co-chief executive Steven Lowy (right) looks on as Westfield Corporation chairman Frank Lowy speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Photo: AAP

European company Unibail has bought Westfield

Family member wants a loan? Here's how to handle it

Family members asking for money can be tough. Illustration: John Tiedemann.

What if you say “no” and it damages your relationship?

BSL's GM says they're in it for the long haul

WINNER: Joe Rea was "proud” and "humbled” to accept the Best In Business Award in November.

Joe Rea reflects on the year that was.

Booming coking coal prices leads the way to jobs for CQ

COAL BOOM: Due to a strong demand for its role in steel production in India, China and Japan, the coking coal price is booming.

Coking coal project plans in the pipeline to boost employment.

Massive new hotel, retail and car park development for tourist strip

A pool and landscaped podium will be a part of the residential aspect of the proposed Brisbane Road carpark redevelopment.

Abacus Funds Management submits development application