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Superstitious marriage

wedding 4BC Breakfast: Some Queensland couples are choosing 12/12/12 to get married, including more than a dozen at the Registry Office. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast catch up with Anthony Skliros, who is marrying his longtime partner today.

Three people arrested

tent 4BC Breakfast: Three people have been arrested at Brisbane's Musgrave Park after supporters tried to re-establish an Aboriginal tent embassy shut down by the council. Officers from the Brisbane City Council moved in yesterday.

Aus Open win: Peter Senior

Peter Senior 4BC Breakfast: Queensland's Peter Senior is celebrating his near impossible win in the Australian Open golf tournament. The legend talks to Peter and Mary on 4BC Breakfast.

Good samaritan

trolley 4BC Breakfast: Imagine finding $61,000 cash in a shopping trolley - would you hand it back? It happened to Paul Butler, who joins Peter and Mary on 4BC Breakfast. Listen now and have your say?

Fire destroys home

fire_729a-620x349 4BC Breakfast: Fires have destroyed bushland and homes on North Stradbroke Island. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear from Peter Shackell at the Myora Caravan Park, plus Texan traveller Kristin Repsher.

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

dame 4BC Breakfast: Philanthropist and matriarch Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has died, aged 103. Entertainer Kamahl owes a lot to her, for his life in Australia. He explains to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Dad delivers baby

baby shower 4BC Breakfast: A Petrie Dad had to deliver his wife's baby beside Anzac Avenue at Kallangur this week. Now he wants to thank the triple zero operator, who helped him. Dean Ivosevac tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Prank Call, Kate Middleton

Would the Women's Weekly publish Kate's photos? 4BC Breakfast: A prank call from Aussie FM radio hosts to Kate Middleton's hospital, has caused outrage in the UK. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast catch up with UK Correspondent Enda Brady.

Dogs pass driving tests

dog 4BC Breakfast: The dogs that were learning to drive in New Zealand have now passed their tests. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast catch up with Chris Kalin from the SPCA Auckland.

Free city parking

parking 4BC Breakfast: You can now give to a good cause, and score some free city parking too. Visitors to the Edward Street blood bank can get their parking at Queen's Plaza validated. Belinda Haynes from the Blood Bank explains

Chris Munce rides on

Jockey Chris Munce 4BC Breakfast: Jockey Chris Munce is on track to battle throat cancer, with treatment to start in the new year. Munce talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen and comment now.

SMS turns 20

test message 4BC Breakfast: It's 20 years since the world's first SMS was sent - and it said simply "Merry Christmas". The man who sent it was British engineer Neil Papworth. He tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the historic moment.

Hobbit shakes Wellington

hobbit 4BC Breakfast: The New Zealand capital Wellington is abuzz, with the premiere of the new Peter Jackson movie , The Hobbit. 3AW Reporter Donna Demaio is there, and has the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Highrise for suburbs

doomben 4BC Breakfast: City Council has approved plans for highrise development around Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses. So what's the next step? Brisbane Racing Club Chairman Neville Bell has the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Four is the magic number

4 4BC Breakfast: Four is the magic number for memory, according to new Australian research. Decades ago seven was supposedly the limit - but now it's been set lower.

Cigarettes go plain

cigarette-thumb 4BC Breakfast: In a world first, plain cigarette packaging laws come into effect tomorrow. But already they're having an effect on sales, as Ad Guru Jane Caro explains to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Writing compensation

writing 4BC Breakfast: A Queensland doctor has lodged a compensation claim, for damage to his wrists from having to write too much.. and perform delicate operations. However some authors still prefer to write longhand, instead of typing. Join the conversation.

Asbestos Awareness Week

ESP 4BC Breakfast: It's Asbestos Awareness Week, and we're being warned to look out for the fatal fibres when we're renovating. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast get advice from Scott Cam of Channel 9's The Block.

New devices raid ATM's

atm 4BC Breakfast: ATM skimming devices have been found on ATMs in the Queen Street Mall. They're very sophisticated devices, as Detective Superintendent Brian Hay from the Fraud Squad tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Clean up the Valley

valley 4BC Breakfast: New laws passed by Brisbane City Council will see the Valley looking a lot tidier. Opposition Leader Milton Dick explains how they work, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Charity needs help

judah 4BC Breakfast: A Logan charity that feeds the needy has been hit by break-ins, four times in the past fortnight. Even their security cameras have been stolen! Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle joins Pastor Terry Walker at the Tribe of Judah Motorcycle Ministry.

Milk price war

milk 4BC Breakfast: Dairy farmers are getting out of the industry in droves, due to the supermarket milk price war. Recent auctions have seen dozens of dairy cows sold off. Kenilworth farmer Shane Paulger joins Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

NSW takes home game

thurston 4BC Breakfast: NSW is set to rob Queensland of an Origin match next year, under a new schedule organised down south. So after 7 wins in a row, do we want to lose a home ground advantage? 4BC Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle asks Brisbane.

Charitable nature

butter 4BC Breakfast: How do you stop someone from using your butter in the work fridge? It seems you appeal to their charitable nature! Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask author Allan Pease for advice.

Prawns to be super cheap

prawns 4BC Breakfast: Queensland researchers are working to develop prawns which are bigger and cheaper, and as low as $6 a kilo! Prof Wayne Knibb from the University of the Sunshine Coast explains, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Schoolies: wet start

Schoolies 2012 4BC Breakfast: Schoolies are laying low on the Gold Coast this morning, after a big weekend of partying. 4BC Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle turned up to one of the hotels that's been taken over.

Traditional trades: genderless

Female tradesperson 4BC Breakfast: More women are joining the ranks of tradies, and Laura Madden is the proof of that. Madden's just won a swag of awards, as she tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen now and join the conversation.

Middle East: how serious?

Middle East 4BC Breakfast: Tensions are high in the Middle East once again, but are things more serious this time? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear from Foreign Affairs Expert Dr Keith Suter.

Storm clean-up starts

Brisbane Storm 4BC Breakfast: The BoM has faced some criticism that it failed to issue a specific warning on Saturday morning until after wild weather hit some parts of Brisbane.

Skate arena: redeveloped

Red Hill Skate Arena 4BC Breakfast: More plans have been released for the old Red Hill skate arena site, but an local group is concerned about parking problems if a hotel or bar is built there. Katherine Hornbuckle's parents drop her off at the rink to report.

Anti-depressant use doubled

Anti-depressants 4BC Breakfast: A new study has found that anti-depressants are being over-prescribed by doctors. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast take up the issue with GP Dr Ginni Mansberg. Listen now and join the conversation.

Macleay Island residents in shock

Macleay Island murder 4BC Breakfast: Macleay Island residents are in shock at this week’s murder of an 85-year-old resident. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear from one of the island’s taxi drivers, Carol Bowen. Listen now and join the conversation.

24/7 gyms' safety questioned

Gym 4BC Breakfast: There are concerns over the use of after-hours gyms, with experts warning of personal safety and injury issues. 4BC Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle catches up with gym customers, to hear what they think.

Work in the nude day

Work in the nude day 4BC Breakfast: Next month it’s Work in the Nude Day, where people who work from home get really comfortable. It’s being promoted by the website “Flying Solo”. Editor Jodie McLeod tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast abour the naked day.

A hug a day

Free hugs 4BC Breakfast: A hug a day keeps the doctor away, according to new research. It’s due to a “feel good” chemical in the body, as GP Dr Ginni Mansberg tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen now and join the conversation.

Eclipse: eye damage

Eye-thumb 4BC Breakfast: If you watched yesterday’s eclipse without eye protection, you might have damaged your eyesight. Opthalmologist Dr Bill Glasson explains the problem, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Steve Irwin Day

irwin 4BC Breakfast: It’s Steve Irwin Day, when we’re encouraged to wear khaki in memory of the Wildlife Warrior. 4BC Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle catches up with Wildlife Ambassador Jess Origliasso at Australia Zoo.

New Sheraton for Brisbane

Four Points By Sheraton 4BC Breakfast: A new Sheraton hotel has been announced for Brisbane, and it’ll go up in record time. Richard Munro from the Accommodation Association has the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen now and join the conversation.

Goodnight, Paul Henry

breakfast 4BC News: Network Ten has axed its low-rating morning show Breakfast, a month after declaring it would air in 2013. A Ten spokeswoman says Breakfast and Ten Morning News would be screened for the last time on Friday, November 30.

NQ in the dark

NQ Eclipse 4BC Breakfast: Day turned into night for part of Queensland this morning, because of the solar eclipse. Brisbane was treated to a partial eclipse, while it was a total eclipse in the far north. 4BC Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle joined the crowds watching at Lota.

Your issues: parking

Parking 4BC Breakfast: The latest 4BC Community Engagement Poll has found a lack of street parking is a big issue for residents. Councillor for The Gabba Helen Abrahams has concerns over fewer parking spots, and more parking meters.

William McInnes

William McInnes 4BC Breakfast: William McInnes love writing – and Redcliffe. He covers both during an in-studio chat with Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen and comment now.

Cairns, totally eclipsed

eclipse 4BC Breakfast: Cairns is packed, ahead of tomorrow’s total eclipse.. with no spare rooms or even hire cars. Mayor Bob Manning explains the situation in the tourist centre, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Fire leaves residents jobless

fire 4BC Breakfast: The city of Mackay is rallying behind workers, who’ve been left without jobs after a weekend shopping centre fire. As investigations continue, there’s an ANZ fund set up, as well as a Facebook page. Mayor Deidre Comerford explains.

One man's battle

plane 4BC Breakfast: One man’s waged a constant battle against aircraft noise at his Tingalpa home. Charles Bill has lodged 270,000 complaints since the new Brisbane Airport opened in 1988. 4BC Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle joined him at his home.

Left turn on red

red light 4BC Breakfast: The Gold Coast will trial “left turn on red” at certain traffic light intersections. But is the move safe?Chris and Kim from 4BC Breakfast talk to RACQ Technical Advisor Steve Spalding. Listen now.

Kerri-Anne joins Breakfast

kak 4BC Breakfast: It’s an emotional time for Kerri-Anne Kennerley – as she was battling cancer, her brother had to undergo radical brain surgery. Kerri-Anne has covered it all, in a special report on Seven’s Sunday Night.

Real Halloween fright

halloween 4BC Breakfast: A group of children received a real fright on Halloween night, when the stairs to a Hawthorne home gave way as they were trick-or-treating. Cassie Stefan was among the group, and she talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Koala in a coffee cup

548267808 4BC Breakfast: How much can a baby koala bear? Julie Zyzniewski is caring for an abandoned baby koala, keeping it in a coffee cup on her desk. Zyzniewski explains the feeding process, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Bring back the grass to KGS

King George Sqaure 4BC Breakfast: The Council Opposition is behind a petition to bring back the grass, to King George Square. Peter and Mary catch up with 4BC Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle, in the already hot and shade-free area.

GC cruise terminal protests

Gold Coast Cruise Terminal planned 4BC Breakfast: Over the weekend Gold Coast residents voiced their anger over plans for a cruise ship terminal there. Peter and Mary talk to Steve Gration of Save Our Spit.

Colin Campbell OAM tribute

Col Campbell Place 4BC Breakfast: Part of the Roma Street Parklands is set to be named after gardening guru Col Campbell. For a preview, Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear from Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle, curator Bob Dobbs, and Col’s wife Bev.

So what's really the odds

4BC: Good Relations: What different number combinations mean for your relationship 4BC Breakfast: It’s Super Tuesday, where punters have a choice between the Cup and the $100million Lotto jackpot. So what are you better off backing? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast speak to UQ Mathematician Dr Peter Adams.

Embracing street art

taxi 4BC Breakfast: A West End business has fought a graffiti problem - by embracing it. Taxi Film Production asked an artist to create a design for their dorr - and it's ready. Anthony McCormack from Taxi tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the finished result.

Clive Dunn, dead

clive 4BC Breakfast: Dads Army star Clive Dunn has died, best known for his role as Lance Corporal "Jonesy" Jones in Dad's Army, aged 92. UK Correspondent Enda Brady tells Chris and Kim from 4BC Breakfast about his showbiz career.

Abbott's swagger

abbott 4BC Breakfast: Tony Abbott’s swagger is apparently turning off voters, and its turning into a real media issue, so can he change his ways? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask Podiatrist Rachel Broadbent.

World Vegan Day

Fruit and veg 4BC Breakfast: Some foodies are celebrating World Vegan Day tomorrow – but what’s veganism all about? Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle headed to a Brisbane vegan café to find out. Listen now and have your say.

Keep dam level high

Wivenhoe Dam 4BC Breakfast: Plans to keep dam levels high this summer haven’t impressed flood victims. Chris and Kim from 4BC Breakfast hear from Ipswich Councillor Paul Tully. Listen now and have your say.

Royals taste Aussie heat

Prince Charles and Camilla 4BC Breakfast: Longreach is looking spick and span, ahead of today's royal vist. The royal will only be in town for a few hours, but as Mayor Joe Owens tells Peter and Mary, they’ll pack a lot in.

Chef Ainsley Harriott

ainsley 4BC Breakfast: UK Chef Ainsley Harriott is visiting Australia, and heading to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast this week on a food mission. Harriot talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC.

GC cruise terminal planned

cruise 4BC Breakfast: The state government and Gold Coast City Council are announcing a new plan to get a cruise ship terminal for the tourist strip. There’s land on offer, but will a developer go for it? Listen now and join the conversation. Updated.

The Lizardman in studio

Lizardman 4BC Breakfast: Erik Sprague, The Lizardman, certainly stands out from the crowd. Sprague’s spent a lot of time and money on tattooing and implants, so he can look like a lizard, and he joins Peter and Mary in the studio.

Checkout war

wholesale 4BC Breakfast: There’s a battle between two retail giants, just north of Brisbane. Westfield has been trying to stop a giant Costco from being built nearby at North Lakes. 4BC Breakfast Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle speaks to Peter and Mary about the checkout war.

Bounce back after retrenchment

work 4BC Breakfast: 4BC Breakfast has been asking people on Brisbane’s northside about local problems. State government job cuts topped the list. For advice on how to bounce back after retrenchment, Peter and Mary spoke to recruitment expert Sarina Russo.