Roofs collapse, roads flood as rain soaks region

ROOF COLLAPSE: It’s raining, it’s pouring, the roof here is falling. Shoppers yesterday reported a small section of the roof caved in at Keppel Bay Plaza in Yeppoon. The 1m by 1m hole formed directly above the Commonwealth Bank ATM sometime in the morning. It was still around yesterday afternoon.

Road closures around Central Queensland and Central West.

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FULL LINEUP: Agnes Blues Roots and Rock Festival

The crowd at the Agnes Blues and Roots Festival.

8 Ball Aitken, Mason Rack and Russell Morris are among the acts

Gladstone’s Olympic torcher bearer, Colin Weldon, dies at 89

Long term and prominent Gladstone resident Colin Weldon died last week at the age of 89.

Colin was well known for his achievements in sport

Sail on in to old maritime history at Gladstone Museum

Volunteer Ian Griffiths and president Lindsay Wassell at the Gladstone Maritime Museum.

Gladstone residents can delve into some QAL bauxite ship history

UPDATE: Even in light rain Gladstone rider puts on a show

FLIP FUN: Kain Saul will be doing what he loves in front of a home crowd on Saturday.

Fans see Kain for free at Bunnings carpark

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Crystal Roots and Omar Elhabashi

Crystal Roots and Omar Elhabashi had to change the venue of their ceremony and reception from the Tondoon Gardens to Gladstone Nissan. Photo T-Leaf Creative

Crystal Roots and Omar Elhabashi wedding February 2016

Hassals auction comes to Gladstone

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Intending councillors session

Graeme McDonald

Who turned up to the intending councillors session on Sunday?

Chinese New Year Gladstone 2016

Leon Chen, President of the Gladstone Chinese Community Margy McArdle, Vice President Fei Matheson, Michael Matheson, Holly Matheson, 10 and President of the Gladstone Multicultural Association Incorporated Peter O'Dwyer

Gladstone Chinese New Year celebrations February 2016

Night Life Gladstone 6/2

Everyone was having a good night out on Saturday February 6 at MiePlace night club. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

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SOGGY: The main softball diamond is drenched in pools of water. Photo Nick Kossatch / Observer

Heavy rain over the past week is likely to cause cricket and softball matches to be...

Joshua's birthday at East Shores

Jordan Jackson, 11.

Celebrating Joshua's 10th birthday at East Shores.

Out and About: East Shores

Tony Hines and Jasmine Miller, 10 months.

Afternoon fun at the Park

LNG flare smoke

A reader sent in this photo of smoke from a Curtis Island flare on December, 11.

Photos of smoke coming from the Curtis Island LNG flares

Gladstone cats

Kai and Simba were rescued by Anita's Angels.

Cat lovers love photos.

Pets get into festive spirit

Eight-week-old Koda, who was adopted from the RSPCA.

Readers submitted photos of Gladstone's best-dressed pets over Christmas.

Reader photos: Gladstone pet owners snap animal selfies

Keeley and her horse 'ice cream'. Photo: Kelly McCann Hancock.

We asked you to send in your selfies with the best animals in your life.

Gladstone dogs invited to weddings

Diesel the kelpie was the highlight of Tasha and Jason Gibb's wedding when he ran down the aisle to present the couple's rings at their Canoe Pt wedding in 2011. 
"He even spoke up on his own to say that he was the one who had them," Mrs Gibbs said. "Very talented boy."
Coco, a border collie cross, also made an appearance as the flower girl.
Mrs Gibbs said the dogs were "family and our fur babies".

Gladstone readers submitted photos and stories of beloved pets who were invited to...