How man survived stranded at sea

How man survived stranded at sea

Ruben remembers gulping for air as waves and darkness closed in

Farmers’ $20m plan to save region

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Farmers say they could be drought-proofed for as little as $20m.

New spin on English too cool for school

premium_icon New spin on English too cool for school

DJ PLAYLISTS and Facebook posts are just two of the new “texts”.

Business says council's free caravan park is unfair

Business says council's free caravan park is unfair

Monte Olsen says free rest areas are "killing” his business.

Bill's big plans involve carpark fix

Bill's big plans involve carpark fix

When the Pacific Eden arrived there wasn't any spare carparks.

Driver thrown from ute during rollover

Driver thrown from ute during rollover

18-year-old flown to Toowoomba Hospital.

Gunman opens fire in supermarket siege

Gunman opens fire in supermarket siege

Yet another shooting is taking place in the USA

'I didn't know': What happened when mum passed on gene

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All three of Shelley's children are affected

Big secret the royals won’t tell George

Big secret the royals won’t tell George

Prince George has been lied to about one major life fact

Woman asks magistrate for more time behind bars

Woman asks magistrate for more time behind bars

The Mt Larcom woman pleaded guilty to a number of burglaries.

Gladstone's top prosecutor takes his next step

Gladstone's top prosecutor takes his next step

Sgt Barry Stevens is moving on from the port city.

Former couple sentenced over shocking home invasion

Former couple sentenced over shocking home invasion

The pair broke down the front doors and attacked the people inside.

'Where is the weed?': Magistrate won't accept guilty plea

'Where is the weed?': Magistrate won't accept guilty plea

A woman was unable to enter a guilty plea to cannabis possession.

Influential lobby group hosts Gladstone business luncheon

Influential lobby group hosts Gladstone business luncheon

Business Council Australia will be in Gladstone next week.

Tickets now on sale for GEA Conference

Tickets now on sale for GEA Conference

More than $2.5 billion of projects in the pipeline at upcoming expo.

Council joins calls for inland rail extension to Gladstone

Council joins calls for inland rail extension to Gladstone

Council to complete a business study.

Northern Oil in Australian-first hydrogen production project

Northern Oil in Australian-first hydrogen production project

Company announces game changing deal.

Sport

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    WATCH: Kossy's Sports Shorts

    Another big weekend of sport

    It will be a truck'n great offroad event

    It will be a truck'n great offroad event

    Buggies and trucks will feature in off-road racing

    Tannum team to test best

    Tannum team to test best

    Quality surf life savers to compete

    OPINION: Like a Bolt out of the blue, he has nothing to lose

    OPINION: Like a Bolt out of the blue, he has nothing to lose

    He's trialled with clubs in England's lower divisions recently

    National Sport

      Enough is enough: NRL must act on ref farce

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      Ricky Stuart says rugby league's refereeing crisis must be fixed b

      ‘Ugly, disgusting’ brawl shames AFL

      ‘Ugly, disgusting’ brawl shames AFL

      SICKENING footage of brawl involving Cats and Demons fans mars game

      Scott hangs tough as Aussies flounder at Open

      Scott hangs tough as Aussies flounder at Open

      Adam Scott only Austrlian remaining in contention at British Open

      Mayweather-50 Cent feud turns nasty

      Mayweather-50 Cent feud turns nasty

      Floyd Mayweather unloads on 50 Cent in vicious Instagram post

      Community

        Labor offer their alternative vision for CQ's infrastructure

        premium_icon Labor offer their alternative vision for CQ's infrastructure

        CQ has the potential to become an economic powerhouse for Australia

        LNP detail their roll out plans for CQ infrastructure

        premium_icon LNP detail their roll out plans for CQ infrastructure

        MP Landry is proud to be delivering key projects for Capricornia

        Brazen theft changes owner's perspective

        Brazen theft changes owner's perspective

        "Ninety-nine per cent of people are really good.”

        Successful day despite cruise delay

        Successful day despite cruise delay

        Two-hour delay doesn't dampen spirits.

        What's On

          Coast man's rise from hitting rock bottom

          premium_icon Coast man's rise from hitting rock bottom

          He had it all but a marriage breakdown left him living from his boot

          Aussie drag queen gets own TV show on BBC4

          Aussie drag queen gets own TV show on BBC4

          The world's first 'dragazine' show

          New zero-dollar budget web series will have you in hysterics

          premium_icon New zero-dollar budget web series will have you in hysterics

          Lemonade was written by and stars a former Northern Star reporter

          GOURD LORD: Why 14,000 people are about to hit Goomeri

          GOURD LORD: Why 14,000 people are about to hit Goomeri

          This year there is a packed itinerary of great stuff all weekend

          Local Business News

            Long-term Beecher housing estate in its final years

            Long-term Beecher housing estate in its final years

            Just two stages remain for Beecher Estate.

            Boost for job seekers with 36 traineeships on offer

            Boost for job seekers with 36 traineeships on offer

            Largest funding round since program was reinstated in 2015.

            Campers will leave their jobs if showgrounds close

            Campers will leave their jobs if showgrounds close

            There's not many places to park a converted bus in Gladstone.

            MILESTONE: $34m water facility connects to Awoonga Dam

            MILESTONE: $34m water facility connects to Awoonga Dam

            A major milestone was achieved at the Offline Water Storage facility

            Lifestyle

              These snakes are good indoors

              These snakes are good indoors

              If you are using plants indoors, they should look good all the time

              Mandys are oh so handy

              Mandys are oh so handy

              Mid-winter ripening emperor mandarins are a great healthy snack.

              New loaded doughnuts at city burger bar

              New loaded doughnuts at city burger bar

              New donut dish added to menu

              The change that made these sharks attack

              The change that made these sharks attack

              This is pure Batman, but it looks like it could work

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                  Johnny Depp blasted, gives creepy speech

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                  AN ADORABLE new photograph of Prince George showing off his trademark cheeky grin has been released to mark his fifth birthday.

                  Gorgeous George at five: New photo released

                  Prince George’s fifth birthday photo released

                  IF YOU had a happy childhood filled with fond memories of Disney movies, prepare for that to be crushed. We were lied to.

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                  STARS of Breaking Bad have appeared at Comic-Con in San Diego to mark the show’s 10th anniversary. And creator Vince Gilligan dropped some huge news for fans.

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                    Real Estate

                      SOCIAL media influencer, fashion blogger and stylist Nikki Parkinson has sold her Sunshine Coast beach house.

                      Fashion blogger sells beach house

                      Social Media is creating big players in property

                      HE’S sending single mums and their babies out onto the streets — but UK property mogul Fergus Wilson insists he’s no “bad guy”.

                      Millionaire evicting ‘single pregnant women’

                      The UK mogul says he is no 'bad guy'

                      THE iconic home that The Brady Bunch was filmed in — and the second most photographed home in the US behind the White House — has hit the market.

                      Brady Bunch ‘home’ up for sale

                      THE iconic home The Brady Bunch was filmed in has hit the market

                      Jobs

                        OFFICIAL employment figures have sounded an ominous warning for Queensland’s jobs growth.

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                        Employment figures sound an ominous warning for Qld’s jobs growth.

                        YOGA classes and walking meetings might seem like agony for some, but workplace health and fitness programs can offer many benefits, from attracting talent to boosting morale.

                        Why fun and fit workplaces matter

                        “Happy, healthy employees generally perform better than those who are tired."

                        THE National Tertiary Union has finally responded to James Cook University’s plans to axe 13 positions from Cairns, saying it is “wrong move.”

                        Union blasts JCU over job cuts

                        The NTU has finally responded to James Cook University

                        Motoring

                          AWD grip with more cargo space and towing ability than most mid-sized SUVs make the Commodore V6 wagon a smart buy.

                          The Commodore anti-SUV tested

                          We get behind the wheel of the Holden Commodore Calais-V Tourer.

                          Eight days of eight hours on some of our toughest roads - but more than an exciting ride, it's about raising money for people facing big issues.

                          Back seat rally driver with a cause

                          Team supports team as competitors show a sporting spirit.

                          The Mazda6 lives in the shadow of Toyota’s Camry in the affordable mid-size class. Its update adds spark, sportier stance and even more elegance.

                          Mid-size Mazda6 gets serious

                          This update adds spark, sportier stance and even more elegance.