UPDATE: 25-year-old man dies in Benaraby collision, video:

Fatal motorbike accident at Benaraby.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Its been confirmed the man who died at the scene of the crash was 25

Parents fume over exit: So, why weren’t we told?

HEARTBROKEN: Stacey Wallace with Ashton, 8 and Elizabeth Martin with Nathanial, 8 and Tyler Jackson, 7 worry for their children’s future after St Stephens announced it will close.

“We need to rally together to keep it open"

LNG crash a slow-moving train wreck: expert

NEW CYCLE: When LNG tanker Methane Mickie Harper left Gladstone on January 8, 2015, the spot price was about $9LMMBtu.

LNG companies will have to wait until next decade for return

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LETTER: Let’s face the truth, many are fearful

Pauline Hanson's number of votes received at the recent Federal election has been attributed to 'fear'.

LETTER: Keppel MP hits back at ‘disgraceful’ comments

PREVENTATIVE PLUS: Keppel MP Brittany Lauga wants to tell her own personal story after cuts were announced to the bulk-billing incentive.

Keppel MP hits back at ‘disgraceful’ comments

Gladstone, you amaze me, and not in a good way

Gladstone Emgergency Department 2016.

This letter writer is not impressed by the turn out

LETTER: Brexit vote was a wake-up call for EU

EU needs to develop policies based on people

Don’t hate on Sonia Kruger for being honest

Sonia Kruger.

An honest debate is what we need in this country.

OPINION: It's time for harsher punishments for sex offenders

OPINION: Fraser Coast Chronicle acting editor Jordan Philp is calling on the Fraser Coast's political leaders to help create change in the punishment of violent offenders and sex offenders.

The community’s expectations have not been met.

Drug-dealing Gladstone dad told to 'man up' over snub

A father of five was on a suspended jail sentence for drug offences when he was busted on Christmas Day on his way to supply ice

Elderly Gladstone man 'threw rocks' at neighbours fence over dog

Annoyed by barking dogs late at night, Graeme Palmer threw rocks at his neighbour’s fence to shut the hounds up

Gladstone fisherman caught in tinnie after 'XXXX Gold carton' binge

Not the choice catch for fisherman who was hooked by water police drink driving his tinnie

Aussie rugby launch nation-wide program, film in Gladstone

NRU filming at South School for promo vid for national rugby union week next week.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Australian Rugby visited South yesterday and the kids had a ball

Sights of Gladstone video goes viral on social media: watch

OUR BEAUTIFUL REGION: Gladstone region photographs from Queensland Aerial.

A video of the Gladstone region is getting plenty of clicks

The Gladstone cent sale that just keeps getting bigger and better

Looking back to 2015: RSPCA Cent Sale, Linda Vernon, Fay Jackson and Tammy Driessen.

Hundreds of prizes up for grabs at the next RSPCA cent sale

Careers on offer for students

GREAT OPPORTUNITY: High school students Rosharne Cakau, 12, and Aloma Fisher, 12.

Fifty students from four Gladstone schools attended the career expo

Muffins, violins, fiddles & music outside popular Gladstone cafe

80 yo Margaret Warren enjoys playing her violin with Ian Watts and his dad Robert Watts.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Winter hits a high note as fiddlers play over coffee and muffins

Pizza chain goes into voluntary administration

Eagle Boys pizza store

Mackay Eagle Boys will continue to feed the Mackay community

Marketing master to talk about growing in tough times in Gladstone

MARKETING MASTER: The Observer’s Crystal Hudson is looking forward to a special marketing presentation in Gladstone by Damian Morgan.

Learn survival tips from one of Australia’s best business advisers

Sex trade's bottom line hit by mining downturn

Strippers at Central Lane, Gladstone.

Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Zara Foxx has been cashing in on FIFO workers for years

The million dollar projects on track for Gladstone

BUDGET PASSED: The council has signed, sealed and delivered on the 2016/17 budget.

15,493 houses will have an increase of up to 2.5% on rate charges.

You can buy this Gladstone salon on the cheap right now

FOR SALE: Alisha Broodie, manager Holly Loveridge and Janise Warner at the soon-to-be-sold hairdressers.

“Our workloads going to get so busy.”

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Four-day carnivale hub for creative minds

In words and pictures Gladstone will celebrate it’s seventh Curtis Coast Literacy Carnivale from Sunday

Price makes Big Sound for heavy-metal music

KEY SPEAKER: Tim Price will take to the stage to discuss the heavy-metal music industry.

Tim Price will join the music industry's best at Big Sound 2016

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

GAPDL Sundowner business cruise.

GAPDL Sundowner business cruise.

GAPDL Sundowner business networking cruise

The 49th St Andrew's lunch

The St Andrew's Presbyterian Woman's Association annual lunch.

The 49th St Andrew's Presbyterian Woman's Association annual lunch.

Gladstone school closes

Reverend Paul Smith, Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

St Stephens Lutheran College closes its doors.

Cracker catches caught in the Gladstone region

Fishing photos from around the region

Cracker catches caught in the Gladstone region, sent in by fishermen to Facebook...

25-year-old man dies in Benaraby collision

Fatal motorbike accident at Benaraby.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Police have confirmed the man who tragically died at the scene of the Benaraby car...

Pack the woollies and embrace the Canberra winter

A drive up to Telecom Tower also provides you with a great panorama of Canberra.

Canberra doesn’t seem to be the place Queenslanders visit in winter

Make room for delicious mandarins

Mandarins are prolific producers.

Mandarins are little packages of juicy and nutritious deliciousness

Good reasons to love lavender

Lavandula stoechas is often referred to as Spanish Lavender, but also as French and Italian Lavender, because it grows wild in all of these places.

Even non-gardeners love lavender

Sports ethos fuels Cromwell Farm family’s ventures

EXTENDED FAMILY: Greg and Alison Cromwell near the pig run, which has access for free-range. They depend on their daughters’ input, and “amazing” support from two full-time and other staff.

Cromwell farm is an exemplar of healthy farming

Feeling moody? A change of diet might work wonders

Sesame crusted salmon with Asian slaw, from The Happy Hormone Cookbook.

Change what you eat, change your hormones

Comfort food: Spaghetti bolognaise

Bolognaise is without a doubt our favourite comfort meal. It tastes even better if you make and refrigerate it 24 hours before serving to allow the flavours to infuse.

There’s a huge debate in our household for who cooks spag the best

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Aussie director makes his mark on new Roots mini-series

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in a scene from the TV series Roots.

BRUCE Beresford behind final episode of remake of iconic series.

Wham bam, thank you TAM

Regional TAM is increasing its audience measurement services by 50%.

Regional television viewers finally getting the credit we deserve

The Avalanches pull plug on live broadcast of Splendour set

The Avalanches are an Australian electronic music group.

RADIO listeners won't be able to tune in to the band's show tonight.

Who's got Richie's heart all aflutter?

Richie Strahan stars in season four of The Bachelor.

THE Bachelor has found his dream woman second time around.

OPINION: My remote control days may be over

Do you find yourself holding on to the remote while watching TV?

You can own this Queensland town for just $1


Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles

12 places in Toowoomba you can get a job right now

Sunshine Coast cabinetmaker Todd Bull took out the Furniture Industry Association of Australia national design award for his unique and 'flawless' table.

Looking for a job? Here are 12 places hiring right now

Boss tells worker: Show me proof grandma died

"Show me proof grandma died."

Mining giant started with space, telescope and dream

BIG BUSINESS: Dr John Russell with a Russell mill relining machine destined for export.

Toowoomba based company creates 100's of new jobs

Eight top tips for starting a new job

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

“Be smart and be professional until you know the culture.”

Taking a job opportunity can lead to a major move

HOME SWEET HOME: Matthew Evans and partner Yvette Espinoza-Araya with their daughter Amelia and pet dog Lucky have been warmly welcomed into Gracemere after moving from Melbourne to their new home.

Matthew said the family were settling in nicely

Age no barrier to work

Job seekers read the job advertisements on large boards at the Ipswich Showgrounds where the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo was held today (140613). Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Finding a job in Gladstone is tough going.

Teens reveal risky situations

New data shows one in three teens has taken a selfie while driving

Vintage vehicle LARC-y to make trip

Craig Seeley ready for adventure on his Larc

Amphibious vehicle makes it to its destination

Top ten car glitches that leave you stranded

RACQ reveals the value of learning to change tyres and batteries

Road test review Subaru Liberty 3.6 R

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: While the look of the vehicle hasn’t changed, the Subaru Liberty 3.6 R offers improved suspension and safety features to entice buyers.

We test drive the Subaru Libert 3.6 R.

Smooth sailing in 2017 Holden Colorado

Holden has revealed the new Colorado ahead of the September arrival.

2016 Suzuki Vitara four-wheel drive road test review

The Suzuki Vitara is available with three different powerplants.

The Suzuki Vitara range put to the test in Far North Queensland.