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Teen walks free as two in jail over alleged brick bashing

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Two of three teenagers allegedly involved have been refused bail

Gladstone Backpackers unveils its quirky new bar

FRIENDLY VIBES: Gladstone Backpackers owner Luke McClelland and event manager Callan Reah and Luke's dog Charlie at Charlie's Bar. Visit the Gladstone Backpackers Facebook page for information about upcoming events.

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Man uses samurai sword in threat to kill woman

The father of three pleaded guilty to aggravated contravention of a domestic violence order.

NAME AND SHAME: Who was caught for drink driving this week

Three new people pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Gladstone Magistrates Court this week.

$1600 FINE: Magistrate shocked at insanely high reading

Robert Walter Johnson, 28, pleaded guilty to one charge of drink driving and one charge of obstructing a police officer in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday

Power station workers donate $4k to Oaky North protestors

Andrew Lockwood pictured during one of the power station protests during the company's EBA negotiations.

Union members help coal mine workers near Mackay.

$200k saving just the beginning for council shake up

Gladstone city council building August 19, 2015. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

New structure will lead to savings for community, mayor says.

Push for 'FastCat' Agnes tourist boat gains council support

1770reef Great Barrier Reef Eco Tours launched from 1770 to Lady Musgrave Island.

The bigger boat could boost tourism, deputy mayor says.

Hotspot's holiday rush short-lived for some businesses

ISLAND BECKONS: Bookings for  the Lady Musgrave tour on 1770 Reef's vessel Emelie were full most days during the holiday period.

The recent holiday rush was shorter than previous years.

Furious local’s viral spray at Adani activists

A generic image of a man shouting. Source: Thinkstock

Protesters were left “shaking” after a confrontation with a troll

Builyan State School off to a new start for 2018

Builyan State School welcomes students for 2018.

'I think I'm having a stroke': Family man's mid-flight scare

RELIEF: Bianca, 9, Mark, Louise and Rachel Fletcher, 12,  at Heron Island after Mark was able to join his family when he recovered from a medical emergency.

Man's heartfelt thanks to health services.

DRUGS A TOP CONCERN: Cops surprised at public survey results

Coffee with a Cop at Muffin Break on Goondoon St. January 18, 2018.

WATCH: A survey has found drugs to be residents' biggest concern.

Local couple share what makes a marriage last for 50 years

LIFE WITH LAUGHTER: Carol and Allan Pease look back. Carol said "I was always in love with him”.

Carol and Allan Pease celebrated with family.

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Help Toowoomba woman who lost everything in fire

IT was four days before Christmas when Cheryl Murchie lost everything after her home was damaged by fire.

10 things you didn't know about 'Dr Death'

Dr Philip Nitschke .

The euthanasia advocate is coming to Lismore next month

Oh yeah!!! Our Cait up for two Country Music Channel awards

Country music star and Queenslander Caitlyn Shadbolt in the News Corp studio ahead of CMC Rocks.

Many of her more than 30,000 Facebook followers congratulated her

The Byron band that wrote a song with Daft Punk

THE BAND: Parcels are Anatole Serret, Noah Hill, Louie Swain, Jules Crommelin and Patrick Hetherington.

Parcels is touring the single Overnight with a local show this month

Hotter Than Hell festival at Gladstone, January 20 - Bands

Killing Heidi.Hotter than Hell 2018.

Hotter Than Hell festival at Gladstone, January 20 - Bands

Hotter Than Hell festival at Gladstone, January 20 - Socials

Vorn and Greg Brown.2018 Hotter than Hell.

Hotter Than Hell festival at Gladstone, January 20 - Socials

Hotter than Hell Gladstone

Daniel and Kellie Green at Hotter than Hell at the Marley Brown Oval.

Within one hour of the gates opening hundreds braved the heat to catch the first of...

Public servant arrest over terror financing

Members of the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team have arrest the woman today. Picture: NSW Police

Accused of sending $30,000 overseas to Islamic State.

Chris Hemsworth in new Dundee movie

Chris Hemsworth is done playing Thor. Picture:AFP/Angela Weiss

Surprising reboot gets a surprise star.

The Hunger Project

One of the villages in Uganda that is benefiting from the Hunger Project.

Mini documentary on an initiative to save the lives of people in Uganda.

Ford Mustang Bullitt’s jaw-dropping sale tag

THE remake of Ford’s iconic Mustang Bullitt, made famous by the eponymous Steve McQueen movie, is living up to the hype.

Car guru questions Tesla’s future

Former General Motors vice chairman, Bob Lutz, has cast doubt on the future prospects of electric car maker Tesla amid mounting financial losses. Picture: Supplied.

Is the electric car maker on borrowed time?

The great avocado shortage of 2018

Bad news for brunch lovers as avocado supplies dwindle.

Australia has plunged into the Great Avocado Depression of 2018

Empowering Trans people a 'slow slog'

Phylesha Brown-Acton, director of F'INE, is sick of transpeople being referred to as a medical liability.

How has life changed for Trans folk in the last ten years?

Cruise went from joy to hell in 24 hours

Riley Adams was on a cruise with his family. Picture: Jason and Jodi Adams/GoFundMe

It all started with a headache

How much can you expect to pay for an avocado?

The Belle General owner Kyla Plummer said they had never seen prices for avocados as high as in January 2018 where demand had outstripped supply.

This little fruit now has a big price tag

premium_icon MP in call to action over Defence suicides

Men accounted for 93 per cent of suicides (303) and 84 per cent of the ADF populations examined. Women accounted for 22 suicides (7 per cent), including 11 ex-serving women.

MP says the number of defense-related suicides are a "national disgrace"

Netflix cops $48m Kevin Spacey hit

THE latest figures from Netflix have wowed the market as the streaming service smashed expectations, but there was one noticeable black eye in the earnings report.

Bay dancer moving to Paris to perform at Disneyland

LOCAL LEGEND: Dancer Lili Wellings is set to move to Paris in May.

Lili Wellings is living every young dancers dream.

Hemsworth’s surprise appearance in Dundee reboot

Chris Hemsworth brings his star power to the Dundee reboot.

CHRIS Hemsworth is adding some star power to the latest Aussie reboot

How Oscars will avoid another catastrophe

Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," left, shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars in Los Angeles as presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel, right, look on.

The winning envelope mixup will not be repeated as The Oscars undergo shake-up

How to make $1 million ‘flipping’ houses

Alicia and Tom Hall are professional "flippers". Picture: Supplied

“It can be a bit stressful — it never stops and it’s very consuming."

City housing development could lead to 'landslides'

Phil Collins speaks at the meeting regarding a new housing estate in Prince Henry Heights . Tuesday, 16th Jan, 2018

The development could see traffic increase by 130 per cent

Coast business taking the US by storm

MAKING MOVES: BoxBrownie director has take the company's latest real estate marketing tool to New York City as it continues to make massive inroads into the United States.

Coast company cracks the US real estate market

Cost-effective hacks bring high-class style to your home

Create warmth with vintage-style light bulbs.

These home hacks can make a big difference for a small spend.

Wealth of opportunity in CQ: 112 jobs paying $100K-plus

Plenty of opportunity across Central Qld right now with 112 jobs paying $100,000-plus.

List of some of the top-paying jobs across Central Qld right now

M'boro prison needs to fill 10-15 full-time jobs

PRISON JOBS: Maryborough Correctional Centre General Manager Louise Kneeshaw says new job oppotunities will help curb overcrowding.

There are 10-15 positions available. All you need to know inside.

How Australia chucks a sickie

Taking a sickie is popular with Australians.

ALMOST half of us are chucking a sickie when we take sick leave

78 jobs in the Gladstone region you can apply for right now

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Cr Cindi Bush compiled a list of opportunities for work seekers.

72 jobs in the Gladstone region you can apply for right now

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Cr Cindi Bush compiled a list of opportunities for work seekers.

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First name revealed for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

Isuzu D-MAX will be in the middle of the reality TV action this year.

Series four name revealed ahead of program launch.

BMW X2 continues the crossbreed revolution

The BMW X2 is scheduled to reach showrooms during March priced from $55,900.

New BMW X2 forecast to arrive in showrooms by March.

'Alarming' excuses drivers use to speed in school zones

FILE PHOTO: Drivers speed through Coast school zones.

The excuses drivers are using to speed in Coast school zones.

VIRAL VIDEO: 'This is how not to do a recovery'

The video has quickly amassed over 750,000 views

Bathurst 12-hour: the other great race at Mount Panorama

Spectacular backdrop: Mount Panorama will be open for business again soon. Pic: Supplied.

Get set for some exciting production car racing.

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