Facebook solves stolen car mystery

THE social media site might get a bad wrap from time to time but this week it's proven to be a crime-solving wonder.

Noosa's generosity bursting at seams

NO BAG DEAL: Just some of the 300 bags donated to charity.

Volunteers need help dispersing Christmas bags to local charities

Give the next gen a chance: Men's Shed founder

IDEA: Les McKenzie has a plan to help youths stay off benefits.

Les McKenzie has proposed an idea to help young people

Give a gift for dogs and cats in shelters

RAISING HOPE: Alice Thorn, with help from her rescue dog Penny, is leading a fundraiser to buy a Christmas present for every shelter animal on the Coast.

Student aims to buy every shelter pet a pressie

Grateful council says thanks for giving heaps

MIGHTY EFFORT: Cr Jess Glasgow, Noosa volunteers Robyn and Paul Jenkinson with Cr Joe Jurisevic at the special brunch.

Noosa volunteers day in the sun

Leaving ourselves open to the crims

SHOCK: Police discovered an unlocked van at the Noosa Civic during a property security awareness test.

Noosa car security check

Banking on CBA for more bang per buck

Noosa Council set to go with CBA strength

Year in review sees the council ahead

ANNUAL REVIEW: Noosa River is looking to be better managed in the years ahead .

Council CEO rates the year

Be on the look out for counterfeit money

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: Notes printed after the year 2000 included names below the faces, like the note above, compared to the note below.

Eumundi stall holders concerned by 'fake' $50 notes

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

WALTON: The collapse that exposed an ugly industry

Sunshine Coast subcontractors on the Nambour Coles job were left $3 million out-of-pocket in the wake of the Walton Construction collapse.

Special feature looks at scale of construction industry problem

BAUPLE: Residents say 'bring back the business climate'

Marc Bromet with daughter Yolande, outside the Bauple Macadamia House.

Marc and Yolande Bromet discuss how to put Bauple back on the map.

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

Man killed after being hit by car

Police generic

Police say a 37-year-old was killed about 1am

'That's not a brown!': Rare snake found lurking

Snakes have an inoffensive nature and are reluctance to bite

How a pregnant mum's 'flu' went so wrong

Rebekka Murray and her son Jackson.

Case of flu turns out to be something much more sinister

OPINION: Hot under the collar waiting for rain

Greg Bray.

FOLKS, I live in a part of Oz that doesn't get a lot of rain

Government asks: What's the best way to dispose of a flag?

OUR FLAG: Australian flag.

Issue arises of what to do with old flags

Tangalooma: The place to get wrecked

Sea Scooter Safari great way to explore Moreton marine life

Victorian MPs to vote on assisted dying laws

VICTORIA could become the first state to legalise assisted dying.

War or disaster hits one kid in four

Children attend class at a UNICEF-supported primary school in Muna Garage Internally Displace Person camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. With the assistance of UNICEF and partners, more than 88,000 children have access to safe learning spaces in north-east Nigeria and almost 155,000 children have been reached with learning materials.

Half a billion children's lives are severely affected by conflicts

NSW lightly loosens liquor, lockout laws

Critics say the relaxed lockout laws are still too stringent to promote a thriving night life.

Bottle shops will be allowed to stay open until 11pm

John Glenn, oldest astronaut in space, dies aged 95

John Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit Earth and oldest to enter space, has died aged 95.

JOHN Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit Earth, has died aged 95.

Russia, Syria 'create terrorists'

Young boys known as the "lion cubs” hold rifles and Islamic State group flags as they exercise at a training camp in Tal Afar, near Mosul, northern Iraq, in April last year.

Top British spy says Syria creating a new generation of terrorists

Are meals made from scratch now a thing of the past?

Julie Goodwin with one of her previous cook books.

Cooking skills becoming a relic of the past, survey finds

Sacked builder pretends to go to work every day

Michael Twidle, aged 19, from Christchurch, was sacked from his building job late 2016. Photo / Kurt Bayer

He has launched legal proceedings claiming unfair dismissal

Solomon Islands shaken by 6.9 magnitude earthquake

6.9 magnitude earthquake struck 90km from Kirakira, Makira, Solomon Islands. Image / Earthquake Track

It follows a 7.8 magnitude shake

New Zealand's new PM a "specialist in being boring"

Bill English has described himself as specialising in "being boring".

Conservative PM opposed to same-sex marriage and abortion

SOAP BOX: Toilet time will be a nightmare

TERRIFYING: Nappy changes will not be fun for reporter Scott Sawyer.

Fatherhood should be sweet if I can hold my stomach

Fantastic fish and where to find them: Maroochy River

Mark Planck, owner of Swan Boat hire at Maroochydore.
Photo: Cade Mooney / Sunshine Coast Daily

Swan Boat Hire celebrates 20 years on the Maroochy River

Cheeky kiwi auctions off her butt to the highest bidder

Could one 20-year-old woman turn a bad habit of mooning into cash?

Owner finds house demolished after letterbox mix up

While the property has 200 on the letterbox it is in fact 198.

Why Toowoomba Ghost Chasers page vanished

Toowoomba Ghost Chasers photographed a mysterious red 'figure' spotted at Drayton Cemetery.

The page gained attention worldwide for its ghoulish videos

Jugger: The next epic sport you need in your life

ACTION PACKED: Jugger is not a sport for the faint-hearted.

It is one third quidditch, one third jousting and one third rugby

130,000 music lovers get set for folk festival

Getting into the music at Woodford Folk Festival.

Pre-festival ticket sales up 15%

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?