Heirloom passed to owner's grandson after 70 years lost

FOUND: Doug Bunting holds a World War II badge that was lost more than 70 years ago.

Bundy historian helps solve history mystery

Sleeping on your stomach? Gut health linked to insomnia

Not getting enough sleep? Maybe the problem is inside your stomach.

Can't sleep at night and finding it hard to work out why?

Pensioner whose backyard sank into hole robbed

ANOTHER BLOW: Lynn McKay, the Basin Pocket pensioner whose backyard sink hole made headlines around the world in 2016, had her handbag stolen in the Ipswich CBD. She's appealing for the thief to return the bag.

And police give her even more bad news after reporting it

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George Pell accused of cinema, pool abuse

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court. Picture: Stefan Postles/AAP New George Pell details come to light

Allegations against Australia’s most senior Catholic have been aired

Rick Thorburn ‘to plead guilty to Tiahleigh’s murder’

Tiahleigh Palmer’s body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River in 2015.

Rick Thorburn to plead guilty to murder, lawyer says

Abbott defends Dutton’s remarks on South African farmers

At least Peter Dutton has one supporter on the issue of white South African farmers.

‘If you’re white, you don’t count’

Truck fire

One man has suffered burns in a fire in a disused truck.

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Dreaming in Kenworth SAR

Hailey couple's customised purple Kenworth is their perfect home away from home

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Doctor writing a medical prescription in hospital

Seniors and "grey nomads” are being urged to register

Book in for a unique grey nomad experience

UNIQUE ENCOUNTER: Grey nomads are invited to stop by RSPCA Brisbane's Wacol, to stay in its low-cost accommodation and lend a helping hand.

Combine volunteering and pets with this Brisbane visit experience.

Beaches for 'everyone' to enjoy not just free campers

FREE RIDERS: Local surfer Bryn Goode wants no camping at busy beach car parks on the Coffs Coast. Coffs Harbour City Council said there were signs at its beaches prohibiting free camping.

Local surfer sick of free campers leaving 's****y toilet paper'

Jillaroo Jess' tips for caravan drivers

Jillaroo Jess shares tips for caravaners to drive around trucks

How caravan drivers can drive around trucks

Grey nomads keep great aviation show flying high

A WW11 memorial flypast with a squadron of warbirds pays tribute to the history of Evans Head Aerodrome.

“Without the grey nomads, the fly-in certainly wouldn’t happen.”

Maggie Beer's tips to perfect your baking

FORGET flat meringues and lacklustre scones — The Great Australian Bake Off judge Maggie Beer can lift your baking to the next level with these tips.

RECIPE: Ginger ripple cakes with choc-coated strawberries

Ginger ripple cakes with choc-coated strawberries

New twist on classic dessert is the perfect end to dinner.

Sugar, spice and everything nice

Sugar, spice and everything nice-ly organised.

IS YOUR pantry nicely organised or a little on the messy side?

RECIPE: Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

A tasty dish straight from a mother's cookbook.

For the love of food: Explore your taste buds

Delicious,  Janice's baked cheesecake.

My father was well before his time as he loved cooking.

RECIPE: Semi dried tomatoes

Semi-sundried tomatoes

Grow your own tomatoes and bottle for later in the year.

RECIPE: Roasted pears with blue cheese

Roasted pears with blue cheese.

Get the dinner party started with this simple snack.

New dividend rule will hurt where it shouldn’t

BILL Shorten’s announcement of proposed changes to the dividend system has been variously discussed as anything between a gamble or a very wrong in policy.

Ditch or keep? Tips to reviewing an investment portfolio

GOOD ADVICE: Find out what retirees should look for when reviewing a portfolio.

Find out what retirees should look for when reviewing a portfolio.

Money: Doing nothing could turn out costly

SMART MONEY: Action can pay off both for saving and making money.

Action can pay off both for saving and making money.

Money: Downsizing proceeds into super

SUPER CHOICES: Can we put family home sale proceeds into our super?

Can we put family home sale proceeds into our super?

Money: Are annuities attractive enough?

FUNDING RETIREMENT: There is a strong push to make annuities a better investment choice.

There is a strong push to make them a better investment choice.

Make financial wellbeing your top priority

FINANCE CONTROL: Women's Day is a good time to review your finance planning.

It's time for women to take control of their own financial wellbeing

Super: Learn the rules around the transfer balance cap

GOOD ADVICE: Learn the rules around handling excess money in your super fund.

Learn the rules around handling excess money in your super fund.

Embracing the culture within your community

David Williamson believes seniors can play a vital role in the development of culture in a community and at the same time gain enormous personal rewards.

The benefits of Volunteering

Fay Beutel is 82 years young and has been a volunteer with Coolum Meals on Wheels for over 19 years.

Volunteering helps loneliness by having regular contact with others.

Step into the inviting waters of U3A

Janette Galbraith, with Liz Gleghorn and Annie Lowe in the background.

Janette Galbraith encourages anyone to visit their local U3A branch.

What's on: Sunshine Coast

ALIVE IN COLOUR: Come and see Bolivia dancers and more at the Ocean Street World Festival in Maroochydore on Easter Sunday.

See What's on throughout the Sunshine Coast this month.

Healthy body, mind helping create 'PrYme Movers'

Barry Dutton is moving and grooving with vigour and spirit and he attributes this fine form to regular exercise classes at Caloundra YMCA.

"It’s more than just a fitness club."

Finding zen: Meditation offers relief for chronic pain

Zen Buddhist Master Barry Farrin.

Buddhist Master says sufferers must claim their pain.

What's On: Sunshine Coast

MUSIC AND MAYHEM: The Pirates hit the road again in 2018 for their 21st Anniversary (and final) tour.

What's on in your region throughout January and February.

A word of (good) advice about positive ageing

THE top of the list of getting older for Sue Pieters-Hawke is living life to the fullest extent and doing it, at least a little bit, outrageously.

A new look at chronic back pain

BACK PAIN: Even if don't have pain now, you should be actively managing muscle, joint and bone health.

You should be actively managing muscle, joint and bone health.

Seniors book club: The Pearler's Wife

NEW BOOKS: The Pearler's Wife. A distant land. A dangerous husband. A forbidden love.

A distant land. A dangerous husband. A forbidden love.

Famous birthdays this week: Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International, for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", at the San Diego Convention Centre in San Diego, California.

Kurt Vogel Russell was born in 1951 and is an American actor.

Perfect tour for boys looking for toys

DISCOVER AMERICA: Trains and cars, buggies and engines will thrill a boy on tour.

Trains and cars, buggies and engines will thrill a boy on tour.

Finding new friends: Singles club bringing seniors together

IT'S TOUGH meeting new people and making friends when you're single, over 50 and you move to a new area or lose a partner.

Community Notices: Toowoomba and Darling Downs

CELEBRATING HOPE: Mayor Paul Antonio (left) and Cr Geoff McDonald (right) with Hope Horizons committee members Peter Turnbull, Anna Barrett and Jo Capp.

What's happening at your local club and community groups.

'Proud' dad carries baton for entire community

THANKS DAD: Dan Flanagan with daughter Catherine who nominated him for a place in the Queen's Baton Relay for all he had done for the community, particularly the Laidley Recreation Reserve.

Dan Flanagan will carry the baton in Gatton on Thursday, March 29.

What's on: Toowoomba and Darling Downs

CASH BONANZA: Dave Reynolds will bring the best of Johnny Cash and the stars of his era to Oakey on March 17.

Let's see what local events are on in your region this month.

World-leading experts to shed light on Parkinson’s

Neurologist, Professor Peter Silburn, will talk at the event.

An estimated 80,000 Australians are living with Parkinson’s.

Heal yourself the natural way at expo

Beautiful woman receiving back massage at the spa.

Heal Yourself Expo on from March 17 to 18.

Riding up the Range to support local chartities

C'EST LA VIE: Rod Mills, on the road in France, is still a regular on the Toowoomba Range at 75 and will line up again for this year's Ride the Range.

Going on 75 years old, Rod still rides about 250km per week.

103 birthday candles for Jess Westerman

WWI had barely begun when Marjorie "Jess" Westerman made her first appearance in Brisbane on March 3, 1915, the fifth of six children.

Classy way to improve ageing

FORMING FRIENDSHIPS: A happy exercise group at the Southern Gold Coast 60 & Better venue at Elanora.

Seniors are encouraged to get out of the house and keep active.

Community Notices: Gold Coast

PAST & PRESENT PRESIDENTS: Brian Rankin, Bev Houlahan, Judy Mensworth, President Florence Drury, Marie Cawthan and Alan Coleman.

What's happening at your local club and community groups.

Festival of arts shares global spotlight with Games

HEADLINE ACT: Kate Miller-Heidke will perform on the Queensland Music Stage during Festival 2018.

Festival 2018, like the Games, is on a grand scale.

What's on: Gold Coast

MUSIC AWARDS: Local and international country music stars perform live on stage at the 2018 CMC Music Awards on the Gold Coast, hosted by The McClymonts on March 15.

What's happening in your region with a variety of events to enjoy.

Dog fostering keeps treasured pets alive

ANIMAL Rescue Coffs Harbour dog foster volunteer Dawn McInnes proves fostering can be a special and rewarding experience.

What's On: Coffs and Clarence

DELISH: Tantalize your tastebuds at Taste Woolgoolga food and wine festival.

YOUR local area has lots to see and do.

Maclean author inspires TV mini-series

The book cover for From the Stars Above.

Peter Watt can be writing in the am & fighting bushfires in the pm.

POW's biography reveals emotional pain of WWII

CELEBRATING A SURVIVOR: Terry Tweedie has put on record the testimony of WWII POW Don Tweedie.

The author reveals his father's memories as a prisoner of war.

Author hits perfect note to finish trilogy

Song for Emilia.

Music is the thread that weaves through the delightful trilogy.

Pete's Place ready for Christmas

STEADY HANDS: Dave Tilson, the manager of Coffs Harbour's almost-completed homeless drop-in centre, has worked in homeless services and housing in the UK and Australia for more than 20 years.

The drop-in centre will offer homeless important support.

A second career sees Myra out of the bank and into fitness

IN HER ELEMENT: Aquafitness teacher Myra King said water is her natural element.

Retraining has led Myra to a fit new future.

What's on: Central Coast

THE Central Coast has lots on this month

Creative precinct opens doors and hearts

LOSE YOURSELF: Gosford Community Precinct events co-ordinators Lyn Abbott and Gay Brown encourage everyone to see what's possible.

Gosford Community Precinct is "really going to town" on open day.

Police 'appalled' by callous attack on 77-year-old

A 77-year-old woman was pushed from her mobility scooter in an attack that has "appalled" police.

Woman left with a fractured cheekbone, and broken wrist and ribs.

Meet a poisonous mind for high tea at Ettalong Diggers

Author Gail Bell will be appearing at the Meet The Author High Tea at Ettalong Diggers.

Meet acclaimed author Gail Bell at Ettalong Diggers.

Central Coast's 'Mogul Matt' wins silver at Winter Olympics

Matty Graham celebrates winning silver.

Australian skier wins country's first medal at Winter Olympics 2018.

Tree-mendous fundraiser to help grandparents

ACROSS THE GENERATIONS: Four Central Coast Rotary clubs sold over 1500 Christmas trees last year to help Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and often it's the kids that get the final say on the perfect tree.

Idea began 10 years ago with the sale of Christmas trees.

Meet the granny fighting for the rights of animals

PASSING IT ON: Longtime animal rights activist June Killington with her daughter Hazel's rescue cat Toby. She's delighted to have passed on her love of animals and their need to be protected.

"I have always had a real love ... for animals since I was little."

Bindi Irwin engagement rumours swirl after Terri's tweet

TERRI Irwin has sparked further speculation that daughter Bindi could be heading for the aisle with boyfriend Chandler Powell.

Peter and Karl Stefanovic say sorry for Uber rant

Karl with his brother Peter Stefanovic

Stefanovic brothers apologise for secretly recorded Uber conversation

Aged care nightmare: Mum left blind after stroke

Aged care generic seniors elderly

'Half her face had fallen down, she had gone blind'

PHOTOS: Stars of country music shine at CMC Music Awards

Kelsea Ballerini on the 2018 CMC Music Awards red carpet at The Star, Gold Coast.

KELSEA Ballerini, Darius Rucker join Aussies on CMC red carpet.

Salt is a serious danger to our health

More men die of cardiovascular disease that is related to high salt intake than women, although women are not out of the danger zone.

NBN will present the elderly with headache

WHERE'S THE NET: A worker laying down fibre optic cable as part of the NBN rollout.

Basic service will cost NBN less than the cost of cup of coffee

Essential to monitor our aged care providers

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I think it is essential we monitor our aged care providers.

Grey nomads sick of being called camping 'free loaders'

Grey nomads are sick of being called free loaders.

"We don't want to stay in caravan parks that charge over $25"

No longer Nine's No.1? Brand Stefanovic on the slide

Karl Stefanovic all smiles as he leaves Channel Nine following Uber “tape” release. Picture: Diimex

Could this be the end of Nine's golden boy?

RSVPs, and basic manners, are dead

What’s worse? RSVPing and not turning up, or not bothering to reply at all? (Pic: iStock)

Should there be a minimum amount of notice required for cancellations?

Here's to longevity and good hair

NEW DO: You're never too old to have a modern hairstyle, even as a 99 year old 'senior'.

Mother is not happy with a generic one-size-fits-all haircut.