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'She was a blessing': Nancy Sinatra dead at 101

Frank Sinatra with first wife, Nancy, who died at the age of 101.

First wife of Frank Sinatra remembered as "light of my life".

Baby goat pyjama party the perfect tonic for Monday-itis

A baby goat pyjama party.

Cute footage is certain to bring a smile to your face.

Palace releases Prince Louis christening photos

Kensington Palace has released the official portraits from Prince Louis’ christening. Picture: Matt Holyoak/Camera Press

Kensington Palace has released the official family portraits of Prince Louis'...

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Shifts 'dried up' when aged care workers complain: union

Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union Acting Secretary Sandra Eales said chronic understaffing was leaving aged care staff "deeply distressed”.

Nursing union claims staff find reporting unsafe practices difficult

Vive la France! Presidential dabs and a party in Paris

Incredible scenes along the Champs Elysees.

Wild scenes in Paris as French stars gatecrash press conference.

Musk calls Thai rescuer a ‘pedo’

Elon Musk has unloaded on a British diver who played a crucial role in the rescue of a trapped Thai soccer team and its coach.

“He can stick his submarine where it hurts.”

Jade's Legacy

Riders cross the finish line for the Jade's Legacy race day on the Sunshine Coast.

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'It's not about trucks v the caravans'

"THE road is there to share.” That's the message ATA CEO Ben Maguire is trying to get out there when conversations turn to the gripes with grey nomads.

'Shock' tax hitting grey nomads in wallet

GREY NOMAD TAX: Bernie Stafford and Kathy Collins, pictured with their grandchildren Kian and Oliver, say grey nomads support small towns so the last thing the government should do is hit them with another tax.

This will affect how many travellers take to open road.

First-ever lighthouse shining through history since 1800s

Bustard Head Lighthouse at the town of 1770 is fully restored and celebrates its 150 anniversary this year.

The life-saving light of Bustard Head still shines 150 years later.

Grey nomads weigh into Kershaw Gardens time limit debate

Colleen and Tony Fuhrmann enjoy visiting Rockhampton and staying at Kershaw Gardens as it provides everything they need.

'It's not a spot where you camp for your holiday'

Back road bandits head home

Hans and Liz Van Kalken of Hervey Bay stopped at Gayndah on the last night of their five month trip.

Home is just on the horizon for these grey nomads.

Burnett is thriving with travellers this time of the year

Foundation members behind Rum City Ramblers Pam and Joe Draheim said they love being grey nomads and visiting the various towns.

FREQUENT visitors to the North Burnett, Pam and Joe Draheim.

Retired couple enjoying new lease on life as travellers

Avril and Sandy Cowrie enjoying their time in the Burnett.

BUNDABERG couple Avril and Sandy Cowrie have just begun.

Recipe: Zucchini and bacon fritters with garlic yoghurt

A HEALTHIER alternative to hash browns, these zucchini and bacon fritters with garlic yoghurt are the ideal snack to sneak in a serve of greens.

No ordinary meatballs

Peter Kuruvita's Frikkadels stuffed with camembert.

These delights were influenced by several continents.

Recipe: Wholesome beef and vegetable curry

A winter warmer to serve when the family visit on the weekend.

A winter warmer to serve when the family visit on the weekend.

Sticky toffee apple bread and butter pudding

Try this super winter pudding to win the hearts of family and friends.

Sweeten your day with this easy winter pudding treat.

Easy savings on your supermarket shopping

Shoppers will be slugged more at the checkout if they don’t come armed with their own bags.

Simple ways to save cash when doing your regular grocery shops

Worst things to buy at a supermarket

Mikayla Kuskopf inspects foods that are definitely not on the list in the latest research at Coles Newmarket in Brisbane. Picture: Claudia Baxter/AAP

The list of things to avoid is getting a lot longer

Time for a change: How to make reusable bags safe for food

NO MORE: Wave goodbye to plastic bags and learn to use reusable bags safely.

Wave goodbye to plastic bags and learn to use reusable bags safely.

Money: Spread your risk over long term plan

ON THE basis of past returns residential property seems to be the frontrunner but that doesn't necessarily mean bricks and mortar is the right for you.

Top tips on how to choose the right accountant for you

GOOD ADVICE: Learn what to look for before choosing your new accountant.

Learn what to look for before choosing your new accountant.

Our frightening $45 billion debt trap

TIMELY WARNING: Credit cards can be convenient but they have a dark side.

Credit cards can be convenient but they have a dark side.

Investment property may help seniors dodge contribution caps

DOWNSIZE OPTIONS: Ensure you follow all the rules or suffer a penalty from the ATO.

Ensure you follow all the rules or suffer a penalty from the ATO.

Stayed tuned as franking credits remain on the radar

FRANKING CREDITS: Worry over changes to franking credits by the ALP if it takes government hasn't disappeared.

Remaining aware of likely changes is the best advice now.

Staying Safe and Savvy: CBA launch free protection guide

ELDER ABUSE: The Commonwealth Bank now has available online and at branches its newly released guide to avoiding financial abuse.

It's a comprehensive guide to protecting you from financial abuse.

July 1: What’s changing from today?

RULE CHANGES: Check out this list of just some of the July 1 changes in Australia.

Check out this list of just some of the July 1 changes in Australia.

Elderly man knocked out in vicious attack

AN ELDERLY man is in hospital following a brutal assault this morning at his Caloundra workplace.

Liveable tourism and housing on radar for Coast network

DRIVING CHANGE: Sunshine Coast Access Advisory Network's Peter Ryan and his passionate band of hard workers.

Tourism income from accessbility can come from change in design.

Retiree 'black-listed' from bowls club wins legal battle

A Sunshine Coast retiree has won her court battle against a bowls club.

She was wrongly accused of slamming another lady's cooking.

War veteran running the distance on 'busted' knees

Vic Williams has just turned 90 and is taking part in the Townsville running festival and doing the half marathon.  Picture: Zak Simmonds

92-year-old will be the oldest competitor in the half-marathon

Baby boomers find a million reasons to keep family together

Unit 23 Las Rias Resort in Quamby Place Noosa

Prestige real estate seen as best way to keep the family together.

Aussie greats gather to celebrate life of Phil Emmanuel

The late Phil Emmanuel.

Benefit concert will be held for the late Phil Emmanuel's family.

We are hearing differing advice on My Health Record opt-out

STARTING today until August 16, Australians can now opt out of My Health Record.

Motoring experts celebrate the Kings of the Road

'Kings of the Road' features insider stories, exclusive interviews and amazing facts.

These are the greatest, bravest, most iconic and inspired vehicles.

Oh La La ! Celebrate Bastille Day by booking a French tour

Escape with APT to the glorious French countryside.

Escape with APT to the glorious French countryside.

Going to the Mountain: A tribute to Nelson Mandela

NEW BOOK: Ndaba Mandela shares life lessons from his grandfather Nelson Mandela in Going to the Mountain.

Ndaba Mandela shares life lessons from his grandfather Nelson.

Learning to read and write one Scrabble game at a time

Elaine Cutts has learnt how to read and write through playing Scrabble at Anglicare’s Killara Respite Centre in Cleveland, Brisbane.

Woman played her first game not knowing how to read and write.

Active ageing: Research discovers Fitbit tracks friendship

SOCIAL connection over a shared subject was a key observation of the USQ research on wearable fitness trackers.

Knitting circle for jazzy men

STREET ART: Yarnbombing turns the CBD into a riot of colour.

Warwick's annual jumper and jazz fest weaves in the males.

Chip in $15 for great birthday present

A BIG JOURNEY: Mark Munro and Graham Barron have been involved in Toowoomba Hospice since before it opened its doors 15 years ago, and hope everyone will give $15 to mark the milestone.

Without the public's support the Toowoomba Hospice would not exist.

Hospital visit turns into 60 years of married bliss

Henry and Mary Wagner celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. July 2018

Nurse Mary met Henry when he was brought in for surgery.

Cruise along for a cancer fundraising bike ride

MEMORABLE: Glee Young has paired up with Barry McKeown for five years on what she says is an unforgeCttable ride in Toowoomba's Cruise for Cancer.

The huge community fundraiser is on again this year.

Festival a chance to enjoy a different world

DANCE OF LIFE: The Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival on Sunday, August 12 encourages everyone to learn and understand the many different people that make up our community.

Celebrate the diversity of the region at the local festival.

What's on: Toowoomba and Darling Downs

STILL ROCKIN': This Time Around Tour is on September 29, raising funds for Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.

See what's on in your region to enjoy these coming months.

Showtime for glorious orchids on the Gold Coast

THE day Christine Martin was given an orchid when she first came to Australia in 1980, it was the start of a lifelong fascination.

Walking into friendship at home and abroad

STEPPING OUT: Gold Coast Bushwalkers Club president Brenton Prescott explores his world on foot.

Gold Coast group can take you into global community.

What's On: Gold Coast

FUN WITH FFURRY FRIENDS:THE Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo is on on tJuly 14 and 15 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

See what's on in your region to enjoy these coming months.

Dance, donate for community health on the Gold Coast

ENTERTAINMENT PLUS: Events co-ordinator Carol Podesta (left) and fundraising manager Vicki James spread the word about the work of the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation at  Winter Solstice Festival.

The local foundation has made a huge impact on the community.

Big plans ahead for new Queensland U3A president

CONFIDENT: As incoming president of the U3A Network Queensland, Gail Bonser guides the destiny of 33 member associations.

New U3A Qld president hails from Gold Coast.

Clarence Valley community being called on for support

SHARED Lives is a free and accredited two-day course for people who want to open their homes to young people who cannot live with their biological parents.

What do you want? Coffs business out to make lives easier

LEAPING IN: The Happy Frog owner Kim Towner puts together a basket of the store's beautifully fresh vegetables, as she asks for opinions on a possible delivery service.

THE Happy Frog is very sustainability conscious.

'Bit of crazy': Folk group looking for 'eccentric' dancers

Fiddle Stix Morris dancers colour up any event with dance and music.

Like a touch of the English countryside in an Australian setting.

Forget Me Not: Joyful choir sings to remember

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Grafton's Leigh Robertson and pianist Jenny Worrell hold the Forget Me Not Choir meetings every Tuesday at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium.

People living with dementia are rediscovering the joy of music.

Row into better health says coach

PADDLE POWER: Iluka Rowing and Aquatic Club coach Gayle Armour believes in the health benefits of rowing.

There is something relaxing and motivating about being on the water

Dog fostering keeps treasured pets alive

FOSTER MOTHER: Dawn McInnes with her rescue dogs and now family members, Louie and Sadie.

Little Sadie has found a home through the love of a foster mother.

Artist calls on war heritage to honour Armistice

ARTIST Peter Skinner, whose father fought on the Western Front and his uncle at Gallipoli, created murals for the Erina Men's Shed Armistice Centenary Garden.

'Shameful': Rally calls for increase to aged care funding

Rally members make their voices heard at the Central Coast Leagues Club.

"We are creating an existence for older Australians, not a life."

Questions still being answered at family history group

FAMILY MATTERS: Eileen Wheway and Lynda Smith with Member for Dobell Emma McBride at the 35th birthday celebrations of Wyong Family History Group.

Developing a family tree has led to getting to know lots of people.

Singers step out of the shower in community choirs

The Peninsula Villages Aged (PVL) Choir is open to anyone retired in the Umina/Woy Woy area who enjoys belting out a tune.

Central Coast choir is steadily growing in size and enjoyment.

What's on: Central Coast

GOOD TIMES: There's always a good crowd, good music and good times at the annual Winter Blues and Jazz at the Entrance.

See what's on in your region to enjoy these coming months.

Tea sweetens the tech sessions for Central Coast seniors

KEEPING IN TOUCH: Seniors at last year's Tea and Technology session at Club Mingara get hands-on with learning.

Handheld technology doesn't have to be frightening for seniors.

The music of Motown is coming to Wyong

KEY TO FUN: Songs in the Key of Motown promises high-energy, top-quality entertainment and costuming at The Arthouse, Wyong on Tuesday, June 12.

Roberts has been singing the music of Motown for over 20 years.

HIGH SPIRITS: First footage of rescued cave boys

These are the incredible first images of the 12 boys after their miracle rescue from the flooded cave in Thailand.

'ALL BOYS ARE OUT': Cave rescue 'miracle'

The remaining four Navy Seals emerge safely from the Thai cave after rescuing all 12 boys from the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach.

Rescuers achieved the impossible: 12 boys, and their coach, are free

Hologram doctors? Seniors to stay at home longer in trial

Travelling to the doctors may soon be a thing of the past with the Government announcing a trial into new technologies.

Imagine this: Discussing medical advice with a hologram.

Retirees targeted in new NBN scam

An NBN Co scam is tricking potential customers.

That phone call or salesperson at the door might not be legitimate

Boris Johnson quits in blow to May

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Theresa May at a NATO summit in Brussels. Picture: AP

Johnson: Brexit "dream" is being "suffocated by needless self-doubt"