Valleys walking a finals tightrope

IT'S beginning to become a do-or-die proposition for clubs on the precipice of the Rockhampton Rugby League top five.

Woman tells police she just 'doesn't care anymore' after stealing

Woman charged with stealing groceries from Coles.

The woman has five pages of criminal history.

UPDATE: Man was 'waving machete', driving stolen vehicle

STABBED: Police attend a South Gladstone address where a woman has reportedly been injured in the hand with a machete.

The woman has been transported to hospital in a stable condition.

Tough new ID laws for Gladstone pub and club-goers

Regardless of your age, don't forget your ID this weekend.

Restricted parking, fines, to take effect at The Valley

Unlimited parking at Gladstone Square (the Valley shopping centre) has come to an end with new parking restrictions to come into effect in July

Unlimited parking at Gladstone Square has come to an end

Tannum beach transforms with incredible sand art by Tweed man

Tannum Sands beach has become a favourite of Peter Dinham's for his sand artworks.

Tannum beach has turned into a canvas for this artist.

Appeal for public's help to locate missing man renewed

Police have renewed their appeal to the public for help in locating Leslie Shulze, a 69-year-old Gladstone man.

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man

The sweetest fishing spots are offshore

TOP FISH: Leslie Miller hauled in this massive red emperor during this year's at the Boyne Tannum HookUp. Fish like this are common off the central Queensland coast.

Red emperor, coral trout, mackerel - it's all out there

Housing pain as one in five Gladstone homes empty

DEPRESSING DATA: Census data has revealed Gladstone vacancies are on a rise.

Census data reveals number of unoccupied homes.

Tug boats collision probe launched after $500K damage

THE Tug ship Kullaro in the marina.

Investigation launched into tug boat collision.

Pre-op transgender Gladstone man terrified of all-male prison

A GLADSTONE woman currently in transition to become a man has told his lawyer he's terrified of going to an all-male prison.

Police bust nervous teen trying to buy 'pingers, MDMA and LSD'

POLICE caught him trying to buy drugs, but that's not all he was guilty for.

School student charged over phone rage

The teen grabbed the victim's phone and began to read the texts messages. Then she started yelling...

The man with the ban hits back at troubled gas industry

THE senator who has the final say on banning international exports from Gladstone's LNG sites has hit back at criticisms he's hurting future investment.

'Full of lies': Accountant unleashes at ATO, Bechtel

An aerial view of the three LNG projects on Curtis Island all with ships at their jetties. Santos GLNG in the foreground, Queensland Curtis LNG in the middle and Australia Pacific LNG in the background. The first of two GLNG production trains was handed over to the customer, Santos, in October 2015. The GLNG project is one of three plants built by Bechtel on Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland, Australia. The projects, QCLNG, GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) will have a capacity to produce 25 million tonnes of LNG per annum when complete in 2016.

Accounting firm responds to Bechtel and ATO saga.

Curtis Island worker's tax claims challenge rejected

CASE REJECTED: The ATO advised Bechtel employees to resubmit their tax.

Tribunal hands down decision on Bechtel ATO dispute.

Gladstone Ports' $100m pain over dredging class action

NOT PRETTY: An example of red spot disovered on a sick bream found in the Gladstone region.

200 court claims against dredging operation.

'Selling out': Big coal call for Gladstone gets support

Resources Minister, Matt Canavan supports Queensland's coal industry

Politicians draw battlelines over coal developments.

JOBS: Adani recruiting to fill dozens of positions

JOBS: Many jobs are up for grabs, with positions available in Townsville and Bowen.

It's just the beginning, according to Adani.

Loads of CQ jobs as $80M mine hits major milestone

RESOURCES REVIVAL: The Mount Morgan Gold - Copper Project took a major step as the Rockhampton Regional Council signed off on the last local government approval needed.

$80M Mt Morgan mine project is "nearing the point of no return”.

QAL in the running for state-wide training award

Queensland Alumina Limited is a finalist in the Queensland Training Awards for Large Employer of the Year.

'Invaluable': QAL finalist in major state award

A strong move of steel for Gladstone company

NEW LOCATION: There will be a bigger scrap metal facility in Gladstone next week.

'Significantly larger': iconic Gladstone company moves premises

Water board calls for help from community

COMMUNITY MEETING: The Gladstone Area Water Board held a community consultation day to discuss issues with community representatives.

'Fair dinkum': people gather to help water board

Apprenticeships going at BSL

Year 10 Gladstone State High School student Kieran Marcus with BSL general manager Joe Rea.

BSL is recruiting for its 2018 Apprenticeship Program

We may not be losing our religion: Census

THE Census results concerning religion in Australia are concerning.

Marriage Alphabet Soup: LGBTIQA and more

Pride at the marriage equality rally held in Rockhampton on Sunday.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

At the end of the day we are all (H) and that means HUMAN

Important to keep an open mind to every possibility

GONE: Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale is assisted from his wheelchair at St Andrew's Private Hospital before announcing his resignation as mayor.

Speculation, innuendo and hearsay abound

Are we getting paid the right superannuation?

SUPERANNUATION: Get prepared for changes.

But is everyone actually getting paid what they are supposed to?

OPINION: Religion figures don't tell the full story

NO RELIGION TOO: 'Evangelical' atheists like Richard Dawkins are spreading the message that you don't need God to be good.

Census shows a drop in belief - but not a drop in behaviour.

OPINION: Caviar and cars are luxurious, not sanitary items

OPINION: There should not be a tax on sanitary items.

The act of putting a tax on these items is offensive.

Don't vaccinate? You're betraying your country

No sympathy for families who choose not to vaccinate

Poor bugger: Boys 'spiked' mate's beer with vodka

Richard John Samson Cameron, 32, appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court on Tuesday, pleading guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit. He said he unknowingly consumed beer spiked with vodka.

Cheeky stunt at a mate's farewell backfires

Camp site crackdown: Party attacks council threat to farmer

Kenilworth dairy farmer Shane Paulger also runs a camping ground on his property but faces closure due to council regulations.

Party spurns council over camping ground ultimatum

VIDEO: Man punched to face, hit by car in brazen assault

A man was left with serious facial injuries after he was allegedly assaulted then struck with a car in Hervey Bay.

A man and woman will face court after an assault on Saturday arvo.

Pell responds to allegations of historical sexual offences

Cardinal George Pell has been charged with child sex offences.

George Pell charged with sex charges: Vows to return to Australia

Mars photo of metallic object has internet in a UFO frenzy

Image of a strange, metallic looking object from the Mars Opportunity rover. Picture: NASA

Mars Opportunity rover's snap of a shiny object has UFO fans excited

Australia's oldest tiger euthanised

Australia’s oldest tiger Kemiri euthanised at Adelaide Zoo

Shaun Davidson fled a Bali prison, this is where he went

Davidson has plenty of connections in the boxing and bikie communities, both of which have strong links to Thai underworld figures.

Police believe a crime syndicate helped Davidson escape.

Book exposes ‘crooked’ back pain industry

Sham medicine lures desperate back-pain sufferers, new book claims

Sydney transport bosses could deactivate Opal card implant

Man with implanted transport pass may have card blocked

Cop temporarily blinded fighting London Bridge terrorists

Police officers on Borough High Street as police are dealing with an incident on London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.    Witnesses reported a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Cop was temporarily blinded when fighting London Bridge attackers

Melbourne's top trainer targets Corbould Park race day

FORCE ON THE RACING SCENE: The 2015 Melbourne Cup-winning trainer and current Melbourne trainer's premiership leader Darren Weir will have a runner at the Caloundra Cup.

Nevermind's last start has been forgiven.

'Australian Legends World' theme park to also house 2500

Artist impression of Songcheng group’s planned Theme Park at Carrara.

The theme park will come with its own new suburb.

Storm chaser dies in crazy attempt to get famous

Pedro Ruiz, Photo: Facebook

Pregnant 19-year-old shoots partner in Youtube stunt gone wrong

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dead aged 91

Paddington Bear.

Duffel-coated bear became an international superstar

Baby fed to own mother, girl, 10 raped by Isis: MP

'We cooked your one-year-old son that we took from you'

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

How Google Maps helped driver beat speeding fine

Google Maps help man fight speeding fine in court

Streaker wants public to help him pay fine

A pitch invader during the 1st test match between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park. Photo / Brett Phibbs

He is fundraising to cover a possible $5000 fine.

Angry residents blockade bus in protest over route

Residents in Avondale St, Newtown are angry that their street has been included in the new bus route. The bus was forced to stop in the small street after it could not make its way past parked cars.

Residents angry buses have started coming past their houses

Man hit by bus and then walks into pub

The bus strikes the man from behind. Picture: YouTube

Police did not believe his tale — until they saw the CCTV.

‘Watermelon dresses’: the bizarre new social media craze

There is nothing seedy about these very sweet pictures

Tram commuter not impressed by PM Malcolm Turnbull

This woman couldn't care less about Prime Minister Turnbull’s tram ride. Picture: Twitter

No one cared when he read the Melbourne network map.

Unfinished game raises over $130 million in sales

A video game that puts 100 players into a violent battle royal has already sold more than four million copies and it isn’t even close to polished

Adele concert tours are no more: Star quits life on the road

After a mammoth world tour, Adele hints she may never hit the road again.

Adele’s heartbreaking note to fans on final night of world tour.

MOVIE REVIEW: The House wins for Ferrell

Jason Mantzoukas, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in a scene from The House.

Will Ferrell finally crank outs a decent comedy after two duds.

MOVIE REVIEW: Diary of a Wimpy Kid — The Long Haul

Jason Drucker in a scene from the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

Latest film presses button on too many toilet gags.

Aly defends support for Richmond player banned for striking

Aly defends character reference for banned footballer Houli

No filter on talk in everyday Aussie workplaces

Hairdressers Nikki and Kathy star in Common Sense, the new TV series from the makers of Gogglebox.

Common Sense is like eavesdropping on water-cooler talk.

What's on the big screen this week

Jason Mantzoukas, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in a scene from The House.

WILL Ferrell and Amy Poehler play two naughty parents in The House.