Guilty thief returns stolen cash, throws it over fence

Donation tin stolen and returned

Guilty conscience behind theft of business has cash returned

$700K Gladstone project will open next week

The proposed Pump Track at Memorial Park in Gladstone.

Start date for Gladstone pump-track announced.

Elderly men charged over alleged pot bust

SUSPECTS CHARGED: Police allegedly found three men 'tending' to cannabis plants when they raided a rural property at Ambrose.

Two men in their sixties have been charged by police after raid.

How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Knock over your whole Christmas shopping list in one hit

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BRISBANE City is synonymous with incredible shopping – ask anyone.

A banger of a summer music festival line-up

The music gods are shining on Brisbane this music season; get there!

THIS season, there really is something for all music tastes.

Escape the hustle of Brisbane with these top day trips

Dive among the shipwrecks at Tangalooma for an amazing day out.

THERE is more to Brisbane than bright lights and a stunning river.

Everything you knew was on in Brisbane just got better

Don't miss the Brisbane International this summer.

IF IT is diversity you want, Brisbane is the place to get it.

Discover the city like a local

See the city like a local, and on the back of a bike!

THE Brisbane Greeters tours are everything you want and more.

Cheers to seven of the best bars in Brisbane

There are stacks of cool bars in Brisbane - you'll just have to stay the while and check out all of them!

CHOOSING where to drink comes with great responsibility.

Keeping the kilos off for good takes commitment

YOU'VE put in the blood, sweat and tears to kick the kilos but reaching your goal weight is only half the battle.

FINAL WEEK: Get fit for summer with Sally

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

It's the last week of our getting fit for summer with Sally series

Diet trumps exercise in battle of the bulge

It takes a lot of work to burn off your favourite foods

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Why seniors should focus on fitness

Aussies who embrace exercise in later years reap the health benefits

Kick the Kilos with Sally Fitz: Week 10

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Here are nine exercises to get your bod ready for the beach

Sally Fitz's Breakfast of champions

It's easy, tasty and not too unhealthy

He burnt teen girlfriend's face, wiped faeces on police cell

DISGUSTING, abusive teen smears his faeces all over a police cell.

Accused Gladstone drug trafficker has 'no source of income'

POLICE claim Gladstone man can't earn a living without drug crime.

Tannum dad cheats Centrelink out of $26K

HE DECEITFULLY received $26,610.15 over four years from Centrelink

300 tradies line up for last Bechtel gear auction

TRADIE HEAVEN: Last Bechtel gear auction for the year.

Millions of dollars worth of pre-loved Bechtel up for grabs

WICET's $1.06 billion trouble as deficit blows out

NO TRIAL YET: WICET has put back a trial vessel to the start of March, while the rest of the project is strong on track.

EMBATTLED project with more than 90 employees takes another blow.

Project costs blow out without union watchdog: O'Dowd

NOT HAPPY: Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd used sharp words to describe the banking industry during his campaign.

KEN O'DOWD takes hits at the CFMEU in heated Question Time.

One airline reigns supreme in Gladstone

An "air system fault" grounded a plane at Gladstone airport for hours. Source: The Observer

PASSENGERS have better chance of arriving on-time with this airline.

Art you can eat

IMPRESSIVE: Commie's Cupcakes' Amber Comadira-Smith has been interviewed by Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine in the UK with the article appearing in the latest edition.

Sweet treat

Best place to buy a chook in Gladstone revealed

NUMBER ONE: Golden Chicken has been voted by readers as the best place in Gladstone to buy a hot chook. Pictured is Tammy Williams at the Gladstone Valley store.

THEIR classic recipe is the secret to Golden Chicken's success.

We won't make it to Rocky if worse happens: Gladstone local

RESIDENT says lives are at risk without dedicated stroke unit

Young Gladstone men score jobs

IMPORTANT PROGRAM: John Byrnes, Adam Knust, Chris Krapkat and Bailee Baxter are happy to be part of Ground Control. The program has been established to help young people with a disability find work in the Gladstone region.

Positive step towards more jobs for young people

'Really sad': Not happy with Gladstone's CBD 'facelift' plan

REVAMP: Council want feedback on this proposed revamp of the CBD.

LOTS and lots of complaints about proposed new Goondoon St revamp.

Gladstone beauticians pick best products for lucky women

GENEROUS: Beauty students Amelia Robinson, Renee Theuerkauf and Kylie Johnson with Gladstone Women's Health Centre's Vanessa Stewart, second from left.

Business embraces the Christmas spirit

Gladstone council signs historic Aboriginal land use deal

Gidarjil Indigenous Organisation Queensland spokespeople Tricia Eggmolesse, Richard Johnson and Kerry Blackman with Mayor Matt Burnett.

LANDMARK deal sees first Aboriginal land use agreement.

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Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

IPSWICH locals can test it out for themselves at the art gallery.

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

Support for our younger Central Queensland veterans

Dylan Fraser with now former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Support group for Central Qld young veterans

'I need to do what I can': 65km walk for cancer patient

Karlee Robinson is walking from Caloundra to Noosa for her cousin Aaron Parker, who has terminal brain cancer.

What do you do when someone you love has terminal brain cancer?

Bechtel bonanza sell off at Hassalls last auction of the year

TRADIE HEAVEN: Last Bechtel gear auction for the year.

Millions of dolalrs worth of gear up for grabs.

Another illegal fishing boat stung

CAUGHT: Illegal Vietnamese fishing boat caught off Gladstone with 3 tonnes of sea cucumbers.

Australian Border Force have brought 17 fisherman to Gladstone for questioning.

Police raid property


Gladstone police surround a property.

GALLERY: Maserati, boat, memorabilia bought by Luke Moore

Boats, cars and memorabilia Luke Moore bought with $2.1 million he overdrew from St George Bank

Photos of the items Luke Moore bought with $2.1 million he overdrew from St George...

Police rush to Night Owl Centre

Street brawl

Police rush to the Night Owl Centre.

Woman's anguish as she loses husband

Marlene is dealing with immeasurable pain as she fears she will die before her sick...

So hot you can cook eggs on the street

Bitumen hot enough to cook on.

Bitumen hotplate put to the test.

Police raid property

Police have uncovered a marijuana crop in Ambrose.

Twice-cooked delight

These pretty Christmas biscotti make an ideal gift.

Make biscotti with a Christmas twist

Aaron Renfree helps youths find light in a dark place

Aaron Renfree helps kids find their confidence through dance.

Former child star finds feet in world of choreography and dancing

Facelifted Holden Barina arrives from $14,990

2017 HOLDEN BARINA: More grown-up styling, Apple CarPlay and rear camera now standard across the range with prices starting from under $15k before on-roads.

Fresh styling and added kit for 2017 Barinas

Put some sparkle into the season

Put some sparkle in the festive season with a selection of wines perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

A selection of wines to start the celebrations

Find plenty of attractions in Mackay

Cape Hillsborough at dawn.

Check out some of this north Queensland town's best attractions.

Jennifer Lawrence gives keys to new partner

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner settling down with new partner

Rogue One star proud to lead new Star Wars film

Felicity Jones leads the new Star Wars film

Star Wars lead proud to be in front in sci-fi

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Family scoop bargain $160K 'holiday home' in Gladstone

BARGAIN: A Biloela family has purchased 21 Ann St for $160,000. They try to get to Gladstone at least once a month.

ADVERTISED as "renovate or demolish", but snapped up for getaway.

REVEALED: Gladstone property prices hit lowest in downturn

Aerial View overlooking Kin Kora residential area, Gladstone.

Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

GLADSTONE PROPERTY prices have hit their lowest since the bust.

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

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15 jobs exclusively offered to Gladstone locals only

Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer

TONNES of jobs in Gladstone, but you need to prove you are local.

$20,000 if you can give someone a job in regional Qld

In outback Queensland, youth unemployment has topped 33%

$512 million motorway upgrade creates 1300 jobs

Traffic congestion is an issue at the intersection of Wembley Road and the Logan Motorway.

$512 million project gets the green light from State Government

Why no one over 50 can land a job

It's becoming increasingly hard for those over 50 to land a job

Labour market woes continue with slack movement in jobs

The employment market is still a source of disappointment

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Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabrio road test and review

GOING TOPLESS: Experiencing the $100,000 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabrio with a heat-filled and quiet cabin good enough to enjoy in year-round temperatures.

Dropping the lid on Mercedes-Benz's superb C-Class

Stunning Jaguar XKSS continuation specials arrive

RICH MAN'S PLAYTHING: $1.7million XKSS continuation specials are brand new creations by Jaguar Classic, and are road-going versions of the stunning Le Mans-winning D-Types.

"New original" Jaguar XKSS based on 1957 originals

Chinese LDV to enter the dual-cab ute market

CHINESE BUILT: LDV T60 expected compete in the sub-$30k dual cab ute market, and will arrive boasting decent specification.

Chinese utes coming to Australia in second half of 2017

Lexus IS 2017 range road test and review

LUXURIOUS DETAIL: The features list grows with the IS's mid-life update, and prices now start from $59,340 for the 200t Luxury.

Mid-life update for Lexus' luxurysmall sedan

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