LATEST BRISBANE BREAKING NEWS, HEADLINES AND TOP STORIES
'I was facing a shotgun with him ready to fire the damn thing': Hero pub patron who foiled an armed robbery re-lives the moment he thought he'd die
Andre was captured on CCTV using a barstool to knock down a would-be thief wielding a machete at the Lord Stanley Hotel in Brisbane's east on Monday night.
The shocking moment a machete-wielding burglar is smacked over the head with a bar stool as a drinker takes justice into his own hands
A would-be burglar of a Brisbane bar has been stopped in his tracks after a patron took justice into his own hands – smacking the assailant in the head with a stool.
Mother of dead toddler Mason Lee to face manslaughter charges along with her son's stepfather a day after she dramatically accused him of the boy’s murder from the court dock
The mother, stepfather and a teenage acquaintance of Queensland toddler Mason Lee have been committed to stand trial for his manslaughter.
'You killed my son!' Mother of toddler Mason Lee who was found dead in a Queensland home explodes in court dock, accusing her ex-partner of murdering her 21-month-old boy
Anne Maree Lee and stepfather William Andrew O'Sullivan are facing a committal hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court to determine whether they will stand trial.
His number one fans! David Warner embraces proud daughters Ivy Mae, three, and one-year-old Indi Rae after Australia's 10-wicket win over England in opening Ashes Test at the Gabba
He?led Australia to an incredible 10-wicket win over England during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday.
You're not singing anymore! Row after row of empty seats at the Ashes first Test as Barmy Army cricket fans give the game a miss after their sudden collapse
English fans left thousands of seats empty in Brisbane as their team collapsed to be within 56 runs of losing the first Ashes test on Sunday, meany appearing to leave early in disappointment.
A Brisbane woman got the shock of her life when she laid down for a nap on her sofa only to realise a snake was coiled up with her.
Roo bloody idiot! The hilarious moment a man in a kangaroo costume tries to drag-race a motorbike at a set of lights?
A daring male dressed in a kangaroo suit has tried his luck in a race against peak-hour traffic at a busy intersection in Brisbane.
Not a One Nation voter, then? Mother in a burqa arrives to vote with her daughter - as 3 million Queenslanders head to the polls for an election
As Queenslanders flock to the polls a diverse cross-section of the state's population was on display casting their votes, including a woman wearing a burqa and another in a bamboo hat.
Health blogger sparks outrage as she claims getting cancer is your body trying to SAVE you and isn't 'actually bad at all'
Health blogger Olivia Budgen, from Brisbane, Australia, made an Instagram post to 'challenge' people's beliefs about cancer, arguing that it isn't 'actually bad at all'.
Bowling a maiden over: Adorable moment an Australian cricket fan proposes to his girlfriend in his Speedos at the first Ashes Test - but where was he hiding the ring?
This is the heart-warming moment an Australian cricket fan proposes to his girlfriend in his 'budgie smugglers' at the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on Friday.
She won't be bowled over! Candice Warner watches Australia struggle against England in The Ashes after Barmy Army fans targeted husband David with vulgar chant about her toilet tryst
Candice Warner has refused to be bowled over by Barmy Army fans, supporting the Australian team alongside fellow WAG Danielle Willis at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday.
What do you mean, we’re not glamorous enough for the pool deck? Speedo clad fans relax in the stands at the Ashes if they are not lucky enough to be chosen to take a dip at the Gabba
The coveted spots on the Pool Deck at the Gabba in Brisbane are not the easiest to snag, and cricket fans in swimming trunks were seemingly made to spend Day Two of the Ashes in the stalls.
Trying to hit each other for six! The moment an ugly brawl breaks out in the stands at the cricket between a man in tight shorts and other fans at the first Ashes test
Cricket fans have been spotted brawling in the stands during the first Ashes test between Australia and England in Brisbane.
'Animal lover', 44, DROWNS his neighbour's border collie Thunder because the dog ate one of his prized chickens - but he walks free from court
A Brisbane 'animal lover' who deliberately killed his neighbour's dog after it came onto his property and ate one of his chickens has escaped jail time.?
'My parents used to make me feed the kids in another room': Mum-of-three reveals why she breastfed her daughter until she was SIX - and her decision drove a wedge in the family
Brisbane mother-of-three, Adrienne Gaha-Morris, has bucked societal norms by breastfeeding her children until the ages of five and six. She explains why it is beneficial for them.
Forget the cricket! From a law graduate to an ironwoman and sporting childhood sweethearts, meet the VERY glamorous WAGS of the Australian Ashes team - as they take on England in the first Test
FEMAIL have put together a handy guide on some of the Australian cricket WAGs to watch out for. These include a TV journalist, a mother, childhood sweethearts and an Ironwoman.
Howzat for a good view! Cricket fans cool off in a swimming pool at the Gabba as they watch the first Ashes Test
What better way to watch the first day of this year's Ashes series at the Gabba in Brisbane than while relaxing in a pitch-side swimming pool?
Dual citizen MP John Alexander jokes about a 'black guy witnessing a rape' and mocks the Irish in a shocking video - just a day after embarrassing campaign phone gaffe
Liberal Party politician John Alexander told a joke about a black man witnessing a rape and mocked the Irish in a cringeworthy video in a Brisbane pub in 1995 when he was a TV star.
'I stopped using drugs the day I became a Muslim': How an ex-bikie gave up a life of crime and converted to Islam in prison - only to be arrested in anti-terror raids before charges were dropped
With neck tattoos, ex-bikie Robbie Maestracci doesn't look like a typical Muslim, but when he was in jail five years ago he converted, forming an unlikely friendship with a Brisbane Muslim leader.
'It can creep up on you': Man who lost his father to hundreds of skin cancers opens up about his grief and plan to help eradicate the disease
A Queensland man who tragically lost his father to a cluster of cancers has risen above his grief by raising money to help eradicate the deadly illness.
Male cyclist filmed sexually harassing a woman by saying she had 'a nice set of boobs' WON'T be charged because police say 'he didn't make a specific threat'
A Queensland man filmed making an inappropriate sexual remark to a woman on her morning walk will not be charged.
'Nice set of boobs you've got': The moment a woman films a man on a bike who stops to sexually harass her as she walks down the street
This is the moment a woman films her encounter with a man who sexually harasses her. 'Nice set of boobs you've got,' he says during her street walk in Kallangur, north of Brisbane.
Now THAT'S crafty! Make up artist, 22, creates incredible Wonder Woman costume using only duct tape and a YOGA MAT from Kmart - and the whole thing cost just $30
Rhylee Passfield, a 22-year-old freelance make up artist from Brisbane, spent 50 hours creating the amazing costume but it cost her just $30 as she used a $6 yoga mat from Kmart and duct tape.
Young man, 25, fighting for life in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach and left to die in a shopping centre car park
A man is fighting for his life after he was found stabbed at the top of an escalator at a Logan shopping centre after an altercation with an offender who is still on the run in the car park.
Protesters storm abattoir after horrific undercover footage shows the moment a baby cow is stomped on by a slaughterhouse worker
Animal rights activists have stormed a Queensland abattoir after horrific undercover footage emerged of a worker stomping on the head of a baby cow.
Feeling strained? Star batsman David Warner sends a scare through the Australian camp after picking up a neck injury only TWO days out from The Ashes first Test
The Australian cricket team will be sweating on the fitness of opening batsman David Warner ahead of The Ashes, after he picked up a neck injury during training in Brisbane on Thursday.
Love's young dream! Bindi Irwin and boyfriend Chandler Powell put on an affectionate display at the Steve Irwin Gala...before catching up with Rove McManus and Lisa Origliasso
They've been dating for over three years.?
Feeling strained? Australian cricket vice-captain David Warner clutches his neck during a training session ahead of the first Ashes test as he dons a pair of tight Speedos?
Australian cricket vice-captain David Warner has been spotted clutching his neck during a team training session at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, ahead of the?first Test of the Ashes series.
Melbourne swelters through its hottest week in 155 years as Sydney basks in 28C - but the sunshine won't last long!
Melbourne is on track to swelter through its hottest November week in 155 years with seven consecutive days set to top 28 degrees.
'Can we vote for this guy?' Fried chicken lover wins fans with passionate letter to council to bring KFC to their suburb as he begs they 'ignore people opposing development'
An unlikely hero has emerged in a small Brisbane community after his passionate plea for a KFC to be built 'two minutes' from his house went viral on a councillor's Facebook page.
Bouncing back! Shirtless Amir Khan shows off his toned physique ahead of I'm A Celeb appearance amid Faryal Makhdoom reunion... after admitting he gets his SISTER to deal with spiders
Amir Khan looked to be bouncing back just fine as he posed for a photocall in Brisbane, Australia, ahead of his I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here appearance.
'I embarrassed myself': Amir Khan admits he 'made mistakes' during ugly public split with pregnant wife Faryal Makhdoom... in candid first interview ahead of I'm A Celeb appearance
Amir Khan has admitted he feels embarrassed at the way he handled his split with Faryal, 26, who he shares 3-year-old Lamaisah with.
SPOILER ALERT: Nina Rolleston packs her bags and jets back to Brisbane just a week after filming for Bachelor In Paradise began
It wasn't second time lucky in love either for former Bachelor contestant Nina Rolleston, who was seen leaving Fiji just a week after filming for Bachelor In Paradise began.
EXCLUSIVE - McDonald's hero saved my baby's life: Fast food worker, 19, treats a one-year-old boy after she spotted the child turning blue and having a seizure in the drive-thru
Heroic McDonald's worker Lily Kay, 19, sprang into action to rescue baby Benji Burgess who had a febrile convulsion as his mother Jodi entered the drive through in Brisbane.
Socialite 'was stabbed so furiously with a cooking knife that it impaled her to her bed' – but her boyfriend denies murdering her
A jury has heard Brisbane socialite Maureen Boyce died after she was stabbed multiple times with a cooking knife, with the final blow so deep it impaled her bed - but her boyfriend denies any involvement.
Not happy to see us? The stars of RHOS to fly out of Sydney the same day their Melbourne counterparts arrive in town
The stars of The Real Housewives of Melbourne are set to take a trip up to Sydney on Tuesday, but they won't see their colleagues from the franchise's Sydney chapter.
Strike a pose!?Instagram star Kurt Coleman sits seductively on a Game Of Thrones-inspired 'chair of dildos' at Brisbane's Sexpo
He's the sassy Instagram sensation who treats his legion of 153k devoted fans to endless selfies and seductive snaps. And Kurt Coleman was at it again on Saturday as he posed up a storm at Brisbane's Sexpo.
Mexican chain to fly Australian backpacker home from London after his rant about not being able to get his favourite burrito in Europe went viral
Cal Ryan, from Brisbane, has spent the past six weeks eating his way across Europe but still missed his favourite meal from home.
Australia Post's idea of cutting edge: New robot postie can only carry one parcel at a time, can't cross the street and needs a HUMAN chaperone - so what's the point?
Australia Post have been slammed for their prototype robot delivery service after it was revealed it can only carry one parcel at a time, and needs to be accompanied by a human.
Police were called to a home on Melnik Drive at Loganlea, south of Brisbane, after reports of a violent argument just before 9.30pm on Thursday.
'I was embarrassed, ashamed and a bit horrified': 136kg teacher nicknamed 'Mrs Fat' by her students sheds half her body weight in just 10 MONTHS after cutting alcohol and sweets
Sarah Schmeider, 30, shed 65 kilos after cutting out alcohol, junk food, and sweets. A year ago the Brisbane teacher could barely fit in Movie World rides and never wanted to return.
Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift will tour her new album Reputation in Australia... after selling one million copies of the record in four days
Taylor Swift is getting ready to take on Australia.? It will be the first time the singer has toured since her 2015, when the singer brought her 1989 tour to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Blinds drawn, flowers taped to a lamp post and abandoned toys strewn across the lawn: The eerie 'house of horrors' where a girl, 3, was 'raped and tortured by her mother's boyfriend'
Chilling pictures have emerged of the ordinary family home in a southeast Brisbane suburb where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and tortured by her mother's boyfriend.
From a town known for its $20 cabbage pancakes to a laneway-filled locale that's home to secret saloons and bars: The three 'coolest' Australian neighbourhoods to visit right now
Global travel authority, Lonely Planet, have released the three coolest Australian neighbourhoods you need to visit now - and they might surprise you.
Elderly couple lucky to be alive after trying to pick up a snake that slithered into their home... until they realised it was the second most deadly serpent in the WORLD
An elderly Queensland couple had a terrifyingly close encounter with a deadly brown snake after it slithered into their bedroom. The husband had at first planned to 'pick up' the serpent.
Sharp suits, 'wads' of $50 notes in his wallet and enrolling his children into private school: Inside lavish lifestyle of 'Richard Gere' playboy and mining executive who killed his daughter in his own home two days before her sixth birthday
A Brisbane?father who murdered his six-year-old daughter at their family home has been described as a 'cold bastard' who once stole $100,000 from his workplace and told friends he had AIDS.
Father pleads guilty to murdering his daughter who was found by her mother dead in her bedroom just two days after her SIXTH birthday
Sidney Playford was found dead in her bedroom by her mother on the morning of September 7- two days after her sixth birthday.
'It's because I'm Muslim and I have a beard': Afghan refugee Uber driver who fled the Taliban claims he has been put on the terror watch list because of his religion
A refugee in Brisbane who fled Taliban extremists in Afghanistan believes the Australian Federal Police put him on a terror watch list because he's a Muslim man with a beard.
Lesbian couple who campaigned for same-sex marriage STILL don't know the result of the controversial vote -?because they are undergoing an IVF procedure to start a family
A Brisbane couple who have campaigned for same sex marriage so they can one day tie the knot have other things on their mind today, as the country waits to hear the result of the vote.
'Nasty people will be BLOCKED!' Furious WAG Rebekah Vardy forced to defend herself against vile 'abusive' trolls... just hours after jetting into Australia for I'm A Celebrity
The mother-of-four, 35, who is married to Leicester footballer Jamie Vardy, angrily penned that 'nasty people would get blocked' - and being barraged by followers who claimed not to know who she was.
'It was really quick': Woman, 33, shares her pain at being diagnosed with breast cancer 48 hours after noticing a few small symptoms - as she fights the disease with an upbeat attitude
Brisbane-based Tara Simmons, 33, who is in treatment for breast cancer is a strong believer in the power of positivity. She reveals how she maintains her upbeat attitude.
FIRST LOOK I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! An outspoken WAG, a lovelorn boxer and a VERY posh reality beauty: 2017 cast slip into their jungle threads ahead of show's launch
Beaming in the pre-jungle photoshoot, the group appeared delighted - and showed no trace of nerves for the perilous challenges they face in the jungle.
Man Centrelink told to 'get a job' after he lost his arm in a motorbike accident?and suffered a brain injury WINS his battle for disability pension
Brain-damaged amputee Doug Stubbs, 55, finally won his battle for a disability pension after being turned down twice and told to 'get a job' by Centrelink as impairment was only 'moderate'.
'That was a good bowl for a woman!' Veteran lawn bowls player belittles Today Show reporter's skills after she BEAT him in a game?
Today Show viewers were left cringing on Tuesday after an elderly Brisbane man told Channel Nine Newsreader Natalia Cooper she was pretty good at bowling 'for a woman.'
'I'm not scared of anything!' Beaming WAG Rebekah Vardy CONFIRMS her appearance on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! as she touches down in Australia... completing the line-up of stars
Beaming Rebekah Vardy confirmed she will be participating in this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! as she touched down in Australia.
Boris had NO idea I was going in the jungle says Stanley Johnson as the Foreign Secretary's father lands in Australia ahead of his appearance in I'm A Celebrity?
Stanley Johnson, 77, was spotted at Brisbane Airport and said he was 'excited' about joining a host of stars in the jungle - before confessing he had not told Boris about his plans to join the reality show.
Olympic gold medallist and his wife free to leave Australia and return to homes in Bali and Hong Kong despite $1.9million fraud charges
Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks and his wife Linda will return to their homes overseas despite them having to face court in Australia over an alleged $1.9 million fraud.
Boris Johnson's father Stanley Johnson, 77, touches down in Australia for stint in I'm A Celebrity jungle
Stanley Johnson, 77, was spotted at Brisbane Airport this morning and told reporters he was 'excited' about joining a host of stars in the jungle.
Next stop, Sydney! Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown sports an oversized hoodie as she jets out of Brisbane after appearing at Supernova convention
Spending the weekend representing her Netflix series at Queensland's Supernova, on Tuesday, Millie Bobby Brown was spotted departing Brisbane airport en route to Sydney.
Amir Khan, Rebekah Vardy and Georgia Toffolo lead the brave stars thought to be entering the Australian jungle for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
This year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here will kick off in less than one week.
'We adore her and she is family now': Gay couple who became fathers to TWINS praise their 'selfless' surrogate and her husband for the sacrifices they made so they could have children
Stephen Glover, 36, and Andrew Murray, 53, who live in Brisbane, Australia, welcomed their twins in September with the help of an American surrogate, Katy, who they met through an online agency.
'I'm excited to be back!': Ant McPartlin reveals he's 'feeling great' as he is reunited with best friend Declan Donnelly for new series of I'm A Celebrity... after bouncing back from addiction battle
The embattled star admitted he was 'feeling great' after he was reunited with his close pal and presenting partner Dec Donnelly.
'Somebody was trying to kill my family': Man claims FIREBOMB attack on his house while his elderly mother, pregnant sister and her children were inside was a 'targeted attack'
A father who saved his family after their Brisbane home was firebombed believes it was a 'targeted attack'. Andrew Gould was asleep with his family when thugs threw petrol cans through the window.
Olympic gold medallist and his wife face court over $1.95 million fraud accused of 'lying about profits to an investor so he would buy into their sports clothes business'
Former Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks and his wife intend to 'strenuously defend' criminal charges in relation to an alleged $1.95 million fraud, their lawyer says. They both appeared in court on Monday.
Relaxed Ant McPartlin soaks up the sunshine with sidekick Declan Donnelly's wife Ali Astall in Australia... as he prepares to return to screens for I'm A Celebrity following rehab stint
The presenter, 41, looked completely relaxed as he topped up his tan by their hotel pool, after a difficult few months - which saw him check into rehab to battle his alcohol and drug addiction.
Woman fined $300 for holding hands with her boyfriend while she walked down the street - but you'll never guess why the police busted her
A woman has been fined $300 after police caught her holding hands with her boyfriend while walking down a road in northern Queensland.
EXCLUSIVE: 'They fired me for speaking my beliefs': Hardline sheikh outraged after being SACKED from his day job for saying women should wear the hijab because Muslim men 'can't control their sexual urges'
A hardline Islamic sheikh from Queensland Zainadine Johnson has been sacked from his day job for telling his followers women need to wear the hijab so men can control their sexual urges.
'I chose to accept myself as I am and that's with no hair': Woman with Alopecia, who lives without a wig, wants to normalise the condition
For many women their hair plays a large part in their identity but some live without it. Brisbane woman, Bianca Young, 42, has been bald for two years and wants to normalise Alopecia.
From Hannover and Lima to Bogotá and BRISBANE: The top 10 up and coming destinations travellers should visit in 2018 - so are YOU convinced?
Here, FEMAIL looks at the 10 top emerging places named by Booking.com and why Brisbane has overtaken Sydney as the top place to visit in Australia.
Eleven out of ten! Star of Netflix's Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown entertains the crowd at Brisbane's Supanova Comic-Con
Star of Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown, 13, entertains the audience at Brisbane's Supanova Comic-Con, on Sunday.
All Fired Up (Down Under)! The Saturdays star Vanessa White lands in Australia a week before this year's I'm a Celebrity launch... following the likes of Georgia Toffolo and Jamie Lomas
Vanessa White - of girl group The Saturdays - landed at Brisbane airport, Australia on Saturday, looking positively giddy to be Down Under.
Beaming Ant McPartlin can't hide his delight as he lands in Australia with Declan Donnelly ahead of this year's I'm A Celebrity... as embattled star confirms he WILL present new series
These are the first pictures which show the cheeky duo arriving in Oz, with the embattled star looking happy and healthy in the charming company of his pal.
Double trouble! Millie Bobby Brown shows Drake how to channel her Stranger Things character Eleven in playful snap
The 13-year-old hung out with the 31-year-old rapper backstage after his gig in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday and they both posted snaps on social media to capture the moment.
The shocking moment a man is coward punched from behind and kicked in the stomach during a fight at a Brisbane taxi rank
The sickening moment a man was allegedly punched and kicked in the head during a fight near a Brisbane taxi rank in Fortitude Valley on Saturday has been caught on camera.
Baby girl born at 25 weeks weighing just 510 grams?defies the odds to celebrate her first birthday - as she breathes on her own after 391 days
Little Billie Ava Stevens, from Brisbane, who was born prematurely at 25 weeks weighing a tiny 510 grams has defied the odds to celebrate her first birthday.
Falling under his spell! Apollo Jackson strips shirtless while attempting to break a VERY bizarre Guinness World Record... after announcing he will join Bachelor In Paradise
He's the handsome magician who sadly couldn't make Sophie Monk fall under his spell.
Doing it for the fans! Twilight star Jodelle Ferland takes to the stage in a Star Wars T-shirt as she attends Brisbane's Supanova Expo
Twilight fans got to see Jodelle Ferland in the flesh on Saturday, as she answered questions at the Supanova Expo in Brisbane.
'He doesn't mince his words': Former Chelsea footballer Dennis Wise lands in Australia ahead of I'm A Celebrity... as it's teased he'll be 'competitive' and 'opinionated' on the reality series
The former Chelsea footballer appeared to confirm his appearance on this year's I'm A Celebrity, as he was spotted arriving at Brisbane airport in Australia on Friday, ahead of the show returning.