WATCH: Glory in death for Northern Rivers Vikings

Warriors encamped at the the Lismore Viking Village Solstice put on a huge show of force in an epic, bloody battle in which there could only be one victor.

My Shout: A wink to a veteran in the craft beer market

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

Not a fan of Indian Pale Ales? This one might change your mind.

Winter: time for comfort food

Kumara are full of vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fibre.

Hearty vegetarian alternatives for winter.

Updated BMW 4 Series range road test and review

SAME STYLE, NEW HEARTS: BMW delivers a new line-up of engines and increased spec for its desirable 4 Series range: the Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible.

Same looks but new hearts for Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible

The chocolate queen shares her cake tips

Kirsten Tibballs’ decadent chocolate cake.

Check out Kirsten Tibballs' sweet, sweet chocolate tips

EXCLUSIVE: Find out what really makes Heston tick

Heston Blumenthal is a judge on the MasterChef panel this week.

Heston on cooking and questioning everything

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Red, red wine - this has to be the best way to stay warm

From deepest darkest winter we've listed the 10 best hearty red wines to keep you warm.

Book review: The vibrancy of vegies

This book is for anyone who loves cooking with vegetables.

Don't know how to make the most of your vegies? Here's the solution.

Eat: Snag a winter winner with sausage and lentil simmer

Warm up this winter with this cold weather cure.

Weekly recipes from MKR winners Dan and Steph Mulheron

What do you pack in your child's lunch box?

Chloe Tazewell. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

We hit the streets to ask if nutrition was a priority at home

Wine review: It’s a Shaw thing

Three of the best wines from Shaw Vineyard Estate.

Should this be Australia’s new National drink?

The CWA morning tini.

All Australian ingredients with a twist James Bond would be proud of

3 out of 5 Aussies judge friends on their toilets

AUSSIES have high standards when it comes to cleanliness, with almost 3 in 5 (57%) admitting to judging friends on the state of their toilet.

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?

11 carpet cleaning hacks we bet you’ve never heard of

If your vacuum cleaner struggles to pick up pet hair, try a squeegee for fur-free carpets every time.

11 carpet cleaning hacks you've never heard of.

DIY: Building a sawhorse with Ayden and Jess

Builders Ayden and Jess show you how to use leftover timber

WATCH: Coast homes destroyed by termites

EATEN: Termite damage in another Sunshine Coast home.

Pest controller finds active termites in three homes a week

DIY: Add a splash of luxury to your bathroom

A gooseneck tap over the claw-foot bath adds a traditional touch to an otherwise modern design.

At what stage in home-building do you plan a bathroom?

Interior: Inject a little colour into a tired home

The right cushions can also add a fresh look and inject colour into any space. Stylist Miv Watts' home.

Even the most loved interior touches get boring after a while

Gardening: Bush delicacies to grow in your own backyard

MOST of the food plants that we grow and eat originate in places other than Australia.

Clone and grow your own potatoes

Spoiled for choice ... there are close to 4000 different varieties of potato.

Turn one kilogram of potatoes into enough for winter

Gardening: Repair storm damage to encourage new growth

Remove damaged leaves to make the garden look better and minimise the risk of infection.

MOST gardens along the east coast took a severe battering this week

Orchid will spike interest

A pink and white evergreen cymbidium clarisse orchid flower in bloom.

Everything you need to know about growing orchids

Zygocactus is one plant that celebrates winter in style

The zygocactus is recognisable yet has an uncommon name

It's hardy and easy to grow and all it needs is good drainage.

Edible flowers: Roses aren't just for looking at

An Ian Thorpe rose.

There are plenty of flowers useful in the kitchen

Why Lucca is the place to get lost

If Italy is on your travel bucket list, you'll want to read this.

The most Colourful Vietnam Markets | Bac Ha Market!

Jolene Ejmont at the Most Colourful Markets in Vietnam, the famous Bac Ha Market!

The most Colourful Vietnam Markets | Bac Ha Market!

Who are the most reliable airlines in Australia?

Aeroplanes on the runway at Sunshine Coast Airport, Virgin Australia plane.
Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily

Wondering who will fly you there on time? Check the latest stats

What's on the small screen this week

GAME of Thrones season six wraps up while Offspring makes its long-awaited return.

John Safran tracks rise of minor parties in new doco

John Safran stars in the TV special The Goddam Election! With John Safran.

THE filmmaker puts book on hold to cover strange trends in election.

Heston feels “part of the furniture” on MasterChef

Heston Blumenthal returns to MasterChef tonight for Heston Week.

Heston's returns to MasterChef this week.

PREVIEW: Game of Thrones S6E10 Winds of Winter

Jonathan Pryce in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones. Supplied by Foxtel.

A look ahead to Game of Thrones S6E10: Winds of Winter.

Ginia Rinehart’s soon-to-be husband from Nambour

Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart

REVEALED: Gina Rinehart's future son-in-law is a Nambour boy.

Police on lookout for Sinead O'Connor amid wellbeing fears

Police are on the lookout for Sinead O'Connor

Dave Grohl compares Taylor Swift to Batman

Dave Grohl compared Taylor Swift to Batman.

PHOTOS: Is 17-year-old Ashlee Gladstone's next top model?

At just 17, Ashlee has seen herself on the big screen and in national beauty magazines.

Zeil’s the real deal when it comes to world-class shopping

Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city in Germany, is home to the Zeil (below right), one of the busiest shopping streets in the country.

Is this the world's best shopping destination?

Meet the first transgender woman to enter beauty pageant

Transgender female Mandy Leigh Jones is proud of her 186 tattoos.

Mandy the first transgender woman in the Miss Ink Australia pageant.

Ash could be saying Aloha for Hawaiian Tropics

Ash Anderson will leave Gladstone on Tuesday to compete in the national titles for the Miss Hawaiian Tropics. Photo: contributed

Ash could be saying Aloha for Hawaiian Tropics

City glam team beautifies Miss World Australia finalist

YOUNG BEAUTY: Miss World Australia finalist Emma Peterson visited Toowoomba to have a glam team beautify her for her competition portfolio.

Miss World Australia will be chosen later this year

GALLERY: Beef Week babes grace the fashion catwalk

THE Northern Star is a proud sponsor of the Casino Beef Week Fashion Parade and this year's 2016 event held at the Casino RSM was a sold out success. Local businesses and community came together to showcase fashion, music and entertainment. Up and coming fashion designers along with Casino fashion houses featured a wide range of winter clothing and accessories modelled by locals with professional hair and makeup artists adding to the glamour of the night. Performances by the talented young dancers and singers ensured the 600 guests revelled in community spirit and fashionable fun.

The lingerie section wasn't quite what the guys had in mind

Sydney Fashion Week awash with muted tones

American model Bella Hadid (centre) leads the Misha Collection show.

Collections anchored in cream, white, black and grey

ATM operating systems need security updates

Barnaby jack is the Kiwi who first hacked into an ATM.

Are your copies of Harry Potter worth thousands?

Harry Potter books

How to tell if your old copies of Harry Potter are worth $80,000

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

"...now they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

Is the new Macbook worth it?

The new Macbook

It's expensive but the new Macbook is impressive

Forget business success question, ask what people will buy

The five cent coin is soon to be a discontinued currency in Australia.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

We shouldn't be looking at what makes a business successful

Can cancer just disappear?

IT is hard to believe that some cancers miraculously disappear, but it does happen.

OPINION: Steaks have been raised in vegan challenge

My meals have comprised vegetables, soy and a squeeze of lemon juice for dinner. And another firm favourite is a wombok salad for dinner and lunch.

Four days in and it’s a lot tougher than I thought.

How to be a farmer when you're allergic to your crop

Rob Hutchings from Freshwater Crayfish Traders at Tarome.

VIDEO: Crayfish invasion hits the Scenic Rim.

Five weight loss mistakes and how to right them

Most of us have fallen into these traps at some stage

Should we be napping during the day?

It may be that our bodies prefer sleeping in two phases

Why we struggle to get out of bed

People that sleep in the 'Freefalling' position tend to feel like life happens around them and they are just hanging on for the ride.

Hitting the snooze button can do you more harm than good

10 reasons why you should practice yoga

The benefits of yoga and why you should take to the mat.

LISTEN: Smacking children does harm says trauma specialist

A CHILD trauma specialist states parenting shouldn't be about control

Baby boy catches meningococcal while in 10-person house

Baby Hamish is battling meningococcal meningitis in Tauranga Hospital. Mum Ashley holds his hand, with grandmother Charmaigne.

The 3-month-old boy lives at a property with 10 other people sharing two bedrooms...

Teen couple kissing at Woolworths 'disgusting'

'I reported the matter to Policelink'

"Let's go home, we can't kill this baby"

Couple has no regrets after deciding not to abort Down Syndrome baby

OPINION: Feeding fussy kids is all about bribery

Thankfully he's now at an age where bribery is king

Study shows FIFO partners are more likely to be depressed

UQ survey showed FIFO partners were more depressed

Relationships: Boyfriends versus husbands

MANY women struggle with the difference between a boyfriend and a husband, plunging into unholy matrimony with a man who would have been best kept for Saturday.

Five steps to make someone fall in love with you

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Psychotherapist and author M. Gary Neuman shares his top tips

'Love drugs' now exist - how do we handle that?

You have three wishes from the love genie, what do you ask for?

You have three wishes from the love genie, what do you ask for?

He broke a vow for her

QUIET CEREMONY: Adrian Flikweert and Babylyn Garillo were married on Saturday, May 28 at Apex Park Gladstone after meeting online.

TWENTY years ago Adrian Flikweert vowed he’d never marry again.