'Disturbing': Local hires 'unknown person' to break into own house

DISTURBING ACT: A Gladstone man paid an 'unknown person' $200 to break into his own house and steal of of his girlfriend's belongings.

HE PAID someone to break into his own house ...

QAL face potential fines, penalties after caustic spill

VITAL WORK: Department of Environment and Heritage Protection compliance officers Natalie Wheeler and Alana Coates.

Monitoring continues today after Sunday night spill at QAL

WATCH: 1770 has its time in the sun as Today Show airs live

The Today Show broadcast live from the Seventeen Seventy foreshore this morning

Hundreds of people flocked to the 1770 foreshore this morning.

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Gladstone women call 000, tell police to 'suck a d*ck'

Instead of getting the free ride home they were hoping for, a couple of young, drunk Gladstone women spent the night at the watch-house.

Man writes off car but doesn't realise he has been in a crash

Police found the man in the driver's seat of his car, which had two burst tyres and was facing the wrong direction in a bus lane.

Sedated man jumps from hospital bed, injures ambulance officer

Hospital staff sedated the man and left the room, then he took his chance...

QAL's quirky birthday party game

(Right): The jar of bauxite balls.

Bauxite balls feature in QAL's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Pressure on Curtis Island LNG as AEMO warns of gas shortage

Santos' GLNG project at Curtis Island.

Serious warning puts pressure on LNG exporters.

Brake and clutch business returns after long break

IT'S BACK: New owners of Gladstone City Brake and Clutch Tony Clifford and Karen Jacobs.

Niche mechanical business to make a comeback in town.

COMING SOON: New toy store to open in Gladstone

BRAND NEW: Toyworld is set to open in Gladstone very soon.

Owner promises 'plenty of activities and giveaways'.

Miner makes cash offer as $3.9bn WICET debt continues to bite


Rumours Glencore trying to find way out of debt liabilities.

Times have changed at QAL since its early days

Retirees reminisce about their time at the plant at a 50 year reunion.

School footy team relives glory days

HARD WORK: The class of 1967 football team raised the money themselves to pay for their sporting trips.

Camaraderie still alive today.

50 year Gladstone SHS reunion: 'It's like we never went away'

STILL MATES: Members of the Gladstone State High School class of 1967 at their 50 years reunion.

A small class of the 1960s reunites after 50 years.

Three month old christened in style

NEW BEGINNINGS: Three month old Jackson Stanley with his mother, Kirsten Newton.

Parents tried two and a half years for baby.

Much-loved Gladstone librarian spreads her wings

SO LONG NATALIE: Librarian Natalie Hinde (right) is spreading her wings and leaving town for a new job.

Natalie Hinde is heading north to start a new chapter in her career.

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Angela's show explores funny side of heartbreak

ALMOST two years after her marriage broke down, Toowoomba woman Angela Ponting is using her heartbreak as inspiration for her very own cabaret show.

A bold new look and big plans ahead at Rainbow Beach

Sea Salt at Rainbow Beach Tuppy Modin, Jordi jones and Kerri Jordison.

After fire destroyed the old cafe, new life at Rainbow

Domino's giving away 20,000 FREE pizzas from today

Dominos is giving away free pizza from today.

First it was free cheeseburgers and now it is free pizza

Burger bar serves up floral flavoured ice cream

Betty's Burgers is offering a special lavender and blackberry waffle concrete, a bespoke dessert made available during September.

A burger bar has unveiled a floral ice-cream

Today Show live at 1770

The Today show live from 1770.

The Today Show crew broadcast live from Seventeen Seventy foreshore today.

Calliope markets

Sophie, 9 and Leland, 3 Best.

Calliope River Historical Village markets

Salt Creek kidnapper trial

Ms Rabente leaving court after Heinze was found guilty. Picture: Tom Huntley.

Backpacker victim reveals details of ordeal.

Traditional marriage

WEDDING DAY: Cameron and Andrea Von Doom at the Bundaberg Courthouse. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Where do our traditional marriage customs originate?

False alarm at Barney Street

Seven crews responded to reports of a fire at Barney Point this morning.

Seven emergency services crews responded to a fire at Barney Point this morning.

Coast mum helped others 24 hours before house fire 'took everything'

NIKKI Cooper loves helping others and admits she doesn't know how to accept help too well, but she's been forced to do so after her home went up in flames.

'I need to s***': Why this unlucky dad copped a $1200 fine

Police revealed the reason this dad gave for his offence. Sheesh.

Range Rover Velar launches charm offensive

The new Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic 1st Edition.

Craig Duff finds Range Rover is onto another good thing.

Make your daughter a 'breastpert'

Emma Scrimshaw, 32, had a lump removed from her breast when she was 20.

Mothers are being urged to teach children to detect breast cancer

'You have to be sexy to wear this'

Amanda Cardoso says the small bikini has always been popular in Brazil, where she is from.

Cheeky summer beachwear trend leaves little to the imagination

It's hard yakka beating bowel cancer, but Bob did it

Operation Hard Yakka founder, Bob Davis has announced his run for senate in the Jacqui Lambie Network. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

There wasn't much to indicate Bob Davis was unwell.

Fans pick up on crazy Survivor detail

HAVE you noticed the pattern that keeps popping up on Survivor? Many viewers have — and some are comparing the player responsible to a “serial killer”.

MAFS farmer Sean reveals new love

Married At First Sight farmer Sean Hollands is in love again.

Sean Hollands has found love after a bitter split with TV bride.

Seinfeld reveals who almost played Elaine

Jerry Seinfeld with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Seinfeld.

Who almost landed comedy show's coveted role?

Singer brings a bit of Broadway to Brisbane

Broadway star Liz Callaway is coming to QPAC for two concerts. She will also mentor Queensland Conservatorium students.

Students will get the chance to sing in An Evening With Liz Callaway

Pre-approved $8.5 million Ipswich development site sold

GONE: A significant residential development site at Augustine Heights has sold for more than $8.5 million.

Six ha development site sold for more than $8.5 million

Downsizing doesn't mean doing without

Coast family ready to move ... around the corner

Design magnificence

Frank Macchia-designed house enjoys 270-degree coastal views

The simple mortgage fix that could save you thousands

Avoid interest-only loans or pay the price

Public service jobs inflating Qld's healthy job figures

Premier Palaszczuk in her speech addressed the state's economic performance and discussed the forward direction of Queensland.

Most new jobs are in the public sector

RAAF base to boost economy by $1.2B, create 2800 jobs

mberley in Queensland on 24 November 2016.

By 2020, 7000 people will be employed on site

The top 20 jobs that are most in demand in Australia

There are plenty of jobs for pizza cooks in Australia.

Finding a job depends greatly on where you're looking for one

Report indicates strong growth for construction industry

INCREASE: The construction industry is predicted to see escalated demand in future decades.

CONSTRUCTION in Queensland and NSW will continue to increase.

Massive solar farm to provide 250 jobs

FRV's Moree Solar Farm.

The 148MW farm is being built on a disused mango farm

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COMPARISION TEST: Mazda2 v Toyota Yaris v Suzuki Swift

We put the Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 and Toyota Yaris to the test.

Joshua Dowling tests three small cars to find the best performer.

The new VW Golf R which doubles as a family wagon

VW Golf R wagon (2017-2018 model shown). Picture: Supplied.

This VW Golf will get the grocery run done is warp speed.

Queensland drivers shamed for lack of restraint

Car seat fitter at Kidsafe, Di Van de Velde knows the importance of a correctly fitted child restraint.

Do you know how to properly install a child seat?

Kia Stinger road test: Is beauty deeper than the metal?

The Kia Stinger will arrive in Australian showrooms from October 1.

We're going to the race track in a Kia. Yep, it's no joke.

Object of desire: 2018 Kia Stinger launched

The mid-range Kia Stinger Si will officially reach showrooms on October 1.

First drive of this year's most anticipated car.

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