DISAPPEARED: Police are calling for public assistance in the search for a missing mum.

Young mum found dead in bushland

HER MUM has been given the tragic news.

Man accused of abducting Gladstone girl from home

A man was arrested by police last year after an alleged child abduction.

THE man is alleged to have broken into a Clinton home last year

Power prices to kill Gladstone jobs, quick

Coal generic Hay Point Coal Terminal stacker retriver

Change is needed for the state's power prices.

'Bad year': Man has sex with young girl, gives ice to work mate

Tyson Raymond Smith.

NOW, the poor young girl can't get over it.






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10 best street art spots to take an Insta selfie

IF YOU are in need of a few trendy new Instagram snaps, then get your phone and selfie-stick ready and head to Brisbane.

Where to find the best coffee

Strauss is known for its superb brew.

COFFEE snobbery is at an all-time high.

Theatre royalty graces Brisbane stage

Don't miss Charles Edwards in this incredible theatre performance.

WHEN acting royalty comes to town, you sit up and take notice.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Gladstone man attacks police and hospital staff

A GLADSTONE man who tried everything he could to avoid a hospital trip has landed himself a criminal record after multiple assaults to emergency workers.

Owner finds Gladstone man living under home, police arrive

THE man will be forced to pay hundreds of dollars he doesn't have.

'Moment of weakness': Man has sex with underage girl at church group

A COURT heard the Gladstone man experienced "a moment of weakness” when he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.

High-profile talks to discuss Gladstone's industry future

BRIGHT FUTURE? High-profile figures will meet with Gladstone's industry leaders today to discuss what 2017 holds.

HIGH-PROFILE figures fly into Gladstone to discuss industry in 2017.

Big plans to reboot Gladstone's business in 2017 revealed

ECONOMIC GROWTH: Gladstone's Chamber of Commerce is set to reboot the Buy Local scheme to help businesses.

HUGE, exciting plans to make Gladstone businesses a priority in 2017

Major food franchise plans to open new local store

Pizza franchise Dominos is looking at opening a store at 95 Hampton Dr, Tannum Sands.

Tastebuds should be tingling after mega chain takes the next step

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

600 apply for 35 jobs at exciting new store

Marney Rackley and Ashlea Gessell from Harris Scrafe display the latest fashions that can be purchased in store.

HUGE store opening soon is flooded with hundreds of job applications

Gladstone's retirees buy homes out of town to cash-in big

TOUGH SLOG: Gladstone's much-loved seniors are being forced to re-locate, away from Gladstone.

CHEAPER living costs gives our elderly a nicer retirement elsewhere.

Long battle with illness claims the life of a local great

AFTER a long illness, a local legend has died.

Horror 'sun burn capital' revealed

One mother said she had to have her five-year-old daughter treated for first-degree burns when her skin began peeling off her shoulder after using Banana Boat sunscreen.

HEALTH authorities deliver warning amid alarming rates of sunburn.

Old time Gladstone worker passes on knowledge

OLD-TIMER: Tannum Sands State High School students Porcia and Hannah met and chatted with Fred Critchley.

LOCAL of almost five decades built major Gladstone landmark.

I haven't caught more than a cat fish: Gladstone fisho's big win

LUCKY: Wayne Hoffman won The Observer's Ultimate Fishing Giveaway competition.

HE hasn't caught anything bigger than a cat fish, but that'll change

Diamond and Ruby Ladies: Gladstone Gymnastics Club celebrates 40 years

Amy Dew along with Odette Williams put the finishing touches to the room decorating for the function today.

Gladstone Gymnastics Club to celebrate 40th anniversary in style.

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REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

WOULD you ever carry your baby and a semi-automatic gun to the shops?

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

Missing mum search at river bank

Search for missing Gladstone mum Hannah Cook.

Search for missing Gladstone mum Hannah Cook.

Girls just want to have fun

Joanna O'Regan, Whitney Freyling, Riley Callow, Krystal Brezinger, Roche Bailey, Abbey Osborne and Amanda Warner are getting ready for the MAXIM model search coming to Tannum Sands.

Getting ready for the MAXIM model search coming to Tannum Sands.

Agnes Water Long board Classic

Glen Cower. Agnes Water Longboarding competition.

Agnes Water Long board competition.

RUGBY: Capras v Seagulls

Capras' Isaiah Sullivan and Seagulls' Brendan Edwards. Rugby game between Capras U20 and Tannum Seagulls at Dennis Park.

Rugby game between Capras U20 and Tannum Seagulls at Dennis Park.

Hockey 9s

Sparks' Brendan Scanlan. Gladstone Hockey 9s games between Sparks and Souths.

Gladstone Hockey

Out and About: Benaraby Drags

Sharon Stone and Mark Ambrey at the Benaraby drags on the weekend.

Along the the strip crowds gathered to watch their favourite car or motorbike race...

Paramedics arrive at the scene

Paramedics have arrived at the scene of the search.

Police deeply concerned for mum

Police continue to sweep the area.

Police deeply concerned for mum

Gladstone police's Sergeant Wayne Butcher said police, and the family, are deeply...

Faster pasta, and healthy too

FAST food has become synonymous with unhealthy food these days, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Birth photographer shames mum over C-section

A mother (not pictured) has been shamed by a photographer, who she considered using while giving birth.

Mums never seem to be able to catch a break

Jeep destroyer says company has major change of tune

DESTROY MY JEEP: Ashton Wood destroys his Jeep to raise awareness of vehicle lemon laws.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

How one angry customer taught car giant a lesson in customer care

Man makes surprise discovery under his shed

HISTORICAL FIND: Toowoomba's Kevin Murray found a World War II ID tag under his garden shed in a surprising discovery that uncovered historical bottles and trinkets.

A Toowoomba man has made a surprise discovery under his garden shed

Put a lid on lunchbox dramas

Should parents be put in the naughty corner for cake in lunchboxes?

Oppo unveils phone offering five times lossless zoom

Technology inspired by the idea of a periscope on submarine

Asthma attack kills young Coast dad

Mr Hossack died on Sunday, leaving behind four children including toddler Everly Grae.

Jared Hossack died on Sunday, leaving behind 4 children and partner

Jimmy Kimmel opens up about Oscars stuff-up

Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel gives his take on the epic Oscars envelope error: “It was the weirdest TV finale since ‘Lost’”

Groom threatens to walk out of Married At First Sight

Andrew is just about done with his “horrible” relationship with Cheryl.

ANOTHER explosive breakup is looming after a disastrous home visit.

'I wasn't naked': Blanca Blanco speaks out

Blanca Blanco arriving at the 89th Academy Awards. Picture: Ian West/PA WireSource:AAP

"It was a nude colour, it matches my skin, so I wasn’t naked.''

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

US President Donald Trump claims Hollywood's elite were too busy mocking him to pay attention on Oscars night.

Donald Trump ‘explains’ Oscars stuff up.

Casino boss loses $4m on waterfront Sunshine Coast home

The owner of this stunning Noosa home accepted much less than he had initially wanted for the home.

When illness struck owner forced to try and cash out of property

Price drop as Gladstone's best suburbs to buy a house revealed

Aerial View overlooking Kin Kora residential area, Gladstone.



Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

HUGE price drop in a select few Gladstone suburbs reveals best buys.

Loaded Chinese family excited about buying Heron Island

The Heron Island Wedding Expo is set to offer people a great chance to get all the information they need on having a luxurious Heron Island Wedding. Photo Contributed

The long-term future of the resort and improvements were discussed.

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

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Business 'blown away' after 140 people apply for one job

A total 140 people applied for a casual receptionist position at Harrup Park.

Jobseekers up against the odds for some positions

REVEALED: 38 new CQ projects to deliver 229 jobs

Construction cranes on the Mooloolaba skyline.

There are 11 projects to be funded in Woorabinda

$40m Sunny Queen expansion means cracking new jobs

NOW OPEN: Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Sunny Queen Australia managing director John O'Hara and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale at the grand opening of the new $40 million manufacturing facility in Carole Park.

'Egg-cellent' investment will be a boost for local economy

No time to respond to job applicants? Google CEO does.

Girl, 7, delighted to get personal response from Google boss

South dominates manufacturing grants applications

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham praised Maryborough's Downer Rail.

Most manufacturing grants applications from southern Queensland

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The $17,000 drive away Suzuki Ignis SUV road test and review

TINY DANCER: It may test the definition of "SUV" but there's no questioning the value and charm of Suzuki's new $17k drive away baby Ignis.

Suzuki Ignis: the cheapest new SUV money can buy

Love in a cold climate? 2017 Hyundai i30 road test review

COLD CRUISE: Testing Hyundai’s new i30 in the Korean winter ahead of the hatchback’s Australian arrival in April

Hyundai's sales success i30 small hatch about to be refreshed

Game changer: Toyota C-HR small SUV road test and review

EDGY: The C-HR has been launched priced from $26,990, Toyota revealing a new style direction for its late but eagerly awaited entry to the crucial small SUV segment.

Toyota smashes the small SUV segment in style

Mercedes-Benz's premium ute hits Australian shores

PREMIUM CHOICE: Mercedes' striking new 4x4 double cab ute, due to go on sale here in 2018, does some Australian off-road testing before hitting our showrooms.

All-new Mercedes 4WD double-cab will go on sale next year

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