TIMELINE: APLNG to take council to court over 'rates hike'

Aerial view of APLNG, Curtis Island. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

APLNG might have paid their rates bill, but weren’t happy about it.

WATCH: Barmaids 'disturbed by it': Gladstone hotel owner

Axe robber knees Central Lane Hotel women in the head.

CCTV footage shows the extent of the brutal and violent actions.

LISTEN: Gladstone woman blows over three times legal limit

Drink drivers caught on Gladstone roads named and shamed.

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Crabber on '10 can' XXXX binge caught out

FISHERMAN Suny Platen got an unwelcome surprise with a visit by Fisheries officers and police when he got back on shore in the darkness just before 2am.

Reef Hotel wallet thief wakes up in hospital, broken bones

THERE are some nights in life that would have been way simpler if you had stayed at home.

Bar banger gets bowls ban

A CALLIOPE lad with a few boozy drinks under his belt won’t be gracing a bar stool at Calliope Bowls Club any time soon after his bar temper tantrum.

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Why we love our mums: readers share special moments

Kristin Bridge My mum Judith is the strongest woman I know. We lost our dad in 2013 after a long illness and three weeks later she lost her own father at the age of 94. She has had to learn to adapt without Dad and to being on her own as all of us kids have left our home town. She travels many kilometres alone to see us all and her grandkids. She will do anything for anyone of us and always buts us before herself. She deserves all the happiness in this world. If I became half the women she is I would be happy. I love her to bits. This is her with myself and my daughter Sienna.

We invited readers to share with us why their mother (or grandmother) is so...

Coffee Ink

Coffee Ink will open in Calliope on Wednesday May 4. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer

Take a sneak peak at Coffee Ink, a caf that will open at Calliope on Wednesday...

Unionists take to city centre

Ryan 'Dusty' Dusting and AWU member and his dog Bizzie (non member) took part in the Gladstone May Day 2016 march. Photo Ross Irby / The Observer

Union members March to celebrate the previous wins and remind themselves of the...

Kaitlyn Delioglanis photoshoot

Gladstone model Kaitlyn Delioglanis was featured in national fashion magazine Cynical with these images taken by Rockhampton photographer Em Roberts. Photo Wicked Tales

Gladstone woman Kaitlyn Delioglanis has been featured in a two-page spread in...

Hooking in to fishing and beauty of spectacular Tablelands

QT photographer David Nielsen with a brown and rainbow trout caught in Ebor, NSW, on a recent fishing trip.

Watching the water for any movement, I slowly stalked forward.

IN DEEP: Education crucial to protect sharks

LUCKY ENCOUNTER: A scuba diver gets up close with a whale shark.

Tourists in their thousands flock to swim with whale sharks

WATCH: The Gladstone brothers behind the electric reel

Darren Jeacocke putting the electric reel invention to good use. Photo: Cory Jeacocke.

These Gladstone brothers don't let anything get in their way.

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

What is it about tattoos that attract men and women?

The Big Red Button that can help you save a life

Stefan Ossenberg has designed product called Resus-a-Station which can guide people through the CPR process at the press of a button.

Inventor creates device that can save lives and needs your help

Privates app lets you delete sent messages

App uses strong end-to-end encryption, protecting users' messages

Record numbers use school-based help line

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Dramatic increasing in kids using school-based helpline

Living with the Citroen Cactus SUV: road test and review

OUT THERE: Looking like nothing else on the road, Citroen's small SUV Cactus is a return to unconventional form for the French brand. But is the Airbumped car any good?

Citroen's bumpy SUV polarises opinion like little else

Adem Crosby's legacy: 30,000 lives saved in 3 years

Adem Crosby

Adem's last wish was to encourage more people to donate blood

Jake Bosci: Heartbreak

Jake Bosci.

This is Jake Bosci's single, Heartbreak, it was given a highly commended in the...

Police want to speak to this man

Police believe this man delivered a package to the Central Lane Hotel.

Axe robber's knees barmaids in the head

The axe robber violently knees Central Lane Hotel women in the head before fleeing.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances