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A Life of Living Hell

A Life of Living Hell

Cheryl is like any other 19 year old student at the University of Queensland. But her former life is an account of the living hell many children in Australia are currently enduring. For the first few years of her life Jack was a good step father. They lived in Harvey Bay, Jack’s family owned a restaurant, he was a hard …Read more.

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Astronomers Find the ‘Real’ Xmas Star

The ‘Star of Bethlehem’ is one of the most powerful symbols of Christianity. Was it purely a divine sign, or was it an astronomical event in its own right? Astronomer David Reneke believes astronomers may have found the answer. We see it almost every year around this time, blazing brightly overhead. A brilliant ‘star’ that heralds good times, holidays – …Read more.

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Cycling is the epitome of Freedom

Cycling is the epitome of Freedom

Triathletes must be adaptable, having to excel in three endurance disciplines – swimming, cycling and running. Cycling is the most time-consuming segment of the Triathlon. Each triathlete's reality is the majority of their race will be spent on a bike. Fortunately for Christophe Manchon, a 32 year old amateur triathlete, cycling is his favourite discipline. Christophe, from Brisbane is captivated …Read more.

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Helen Abrahams

Live, loud and local - the West End Music Scene

Without a doubt I can say we don’t celebrate local and emerging bands enough in this city. Luckily there are those who take it upon themselves to rectify this by arranging a band competition to bring the awesomeness to the people. Archive Untapped Original Music Competition had some 48 bands duke it out at West End's Archive Bar. Presented by …Read more.

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Spreading cheer at Christmas

Spreading cheer at Christmas

Each year at Christmas, local community group Micah Projects provides many opportunities for people who are marginalised and living in poverty to celebrate and enjoy the festive season. One of the Christmas activities they undertake, alongside their supporters, is to organise, pack and deliver Christmas food hampers and fresh fruit for the individuals and families they support on Christmas Eve. …Read more.

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Yellow Brick Road

Byron Bay and Beyond

After ten years living in the Byron Bay region of the Northern Rivers, Candida Baker has her own list of ‘favourite’ places. She shares some of her top spots for those contemplating a trip down the highway from Brisbane… There’s a particular spot on the drive back down from Brisbane to Byron Bay where ‘home’ suddenly beckons. I can tell …Read more.

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The year that was - WECA

The year that was - WECA

 Dr Erin Evans is looking forward to 2015 For WECA the word for 2014 is intense.  We had an incredible year of events and campaigning. WECA is member-led organisation and we welcome residents, other community organisations and businesses to join with us in our initiatives and that’s how we achieve great outcomes. Size matters. We hit +2,000 members on Facebook and consistently …Read more.

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Queenslanders line up for Master Li’s vision

Queenslanders line up for Master Li’s vision

Every now and then, one person provides the leadership, vision and talent to change the landscape in which they operate. Queensland is lucky to have such a person in the director of our state ballet company, Li CunXin. He has set out to create a world class ballet company here in Brisbane by taking young talent Read more.

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New look for the Magpies' Nest

New look for the Magpies' Nest

Jim McClelland, CEO of Souths Rugby League Football Club down at Davies Park, West End, is a relieved man now that all the drama of 2014 is behind him. He's just bedded down a new "Feeder Club" deal with the Brisbane Broncos, which will see some of the Broncos' up and coming recruits and new players turning out with the …Read more.

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Terry White

Vege Rama: Vegan and Vegetarian with a twist

Anyone who is vegetarian or vegan will tell you just how hard it is to find good meat-free dining options in Brisbane. I love to dine out with friends, but as I am often the only vegetarian, I am frequently stumped about where to go. Even the finest of fine dining restaurants seem to have little imagination when it comes …Read more.

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