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Teen walks free as two in jail over alleged brick bashing

Following the attack of a 31-year-old man on Saturday, two of three teenagers allegedly involved have been refused bail while the third has been granted bail.

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.

Power station workers donate $4k to Oaky North protestors

GLADSTONE power station union members have raised thousands of dollars for the locked out workers at a Glencore-owned mine in north Queensland.

'Tenacious': BSL aims for game-changing turnaround

Boyne Smelters general manager operations Joe Rea announced job cuts due to increased power prices.

The company is exploring new ways to increase its capabilities.

GAS FLARING: Curtis Island air quality under the microscope

MONITORING: Results from laboratory testing of air quality samples taken during QGC's shutdown are expected to be released in coming months.

Government analysing samples taken during QGC shutdown.

Gladstone does heavy lifting in $46.7bn economic cash splash

Aerial view of the Cool Voyager LNG ship at the Santos GLNG project on Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland, Australia.

Gladstone's big contribution to huge export year.

Conveyor catches fire at Gladstone Port terminal overnight

Aerial view of Clinton Coal Wharf, RG Tanna Terminal, Gladstone.

There was a fire at one of GPC's facilities last night.

Potential BSL buyer makes offer for huge Rio Tinto smelter

Aerials of Boyne Smelter Limited (BSL) from early 2013. Photo Contributed

GFG Alliance keen to buy Europe's biggest aluminium smelter.

Want a new career in industry? Here's your chance

Queensland Alumina Limited.

No industry experience is required...

50% off: Massive sale as swimwear store prepares for closure

SWIMWEAR STATION: Beach Buddys owner Debbie Budd will close her swimwear store at Agnes Water in April after 20 years.

Up until the closure the store will offer a 50% off sale.

Marine tourism boost with new licensing business

READY TO GO: Brad Smith has started a marine training and charter business.

eMarine Training Hire Charter launches in Gladstone.

$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.

Australia Day: 'Not all whities bad' says former alderman

Letter: In today's world I object to being labelled as a 'whitie' who needs to be put in my place just because I am white.

'It's offensive to think changing a date will change lives'

Australia day celebrations.

Oppostion Leader Deb Frecklington says other efforts are needed.

Tomic's actions won't endear him to his fans

POOR FORM: Letter writer Eloise Rowe says Bernard Tomic fails the sportsmanship test.

Eloise Rowe says Bernard Tomic fails the 'sportsmanship' test.

As an immigrant I ask: Where's the joy for Australia Day?

Australia Day flags

What has gone wrong since I arrived as an immigrant in 1972?

Let me tell you about my brother’s death

Nobody should have to go through the agony and loss of dignity that my brother suffered. (Pic: iStock)

Margaret Wenham says her brother death was unspeakably ghastly

‘The best racist isn’t a dead racist’

Tennys Sandgren has been forced to answer questions about his political views.

At first I didn’t want to touch this topic with a 10-foot pole

premium_icon Oh baby, tennis isn’t for you

A crying baby interrupted play.

BABIES belong in bed not at centre court

Rocky beheading murder accused granted Legal Aid

Syeid Alam. 
Photo Contributed

Murder case to move forward to committal hearing

Masturbating man asked passersby to come inside

New Ipswich District Court Judge: After nine years in the role, Ipswich District Court Judge Greg Koppenol will move to Brisbane Court.He will be replaced by Judge Dennis Lynch QC. In court on Tuesday, Judge Koppenol was recognised for his "brisk and vigorous approach" to the role.

Neil Pisasale told police his hand gestures were of a sexual nature

'One in a million' big cat sighting near Gympie

File photo of a large black cat matching the spotter's description.

'This is akin to alien abduction as far as I'm concerned.'

Goodbye Pope, hello bulldozers

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight to Italy at the end of his journey to South America.

The influx of miners threatens uncontacted tribes

DJI Mavic Air offers ultimate in drone portability

Compact kit offers 4K video shooting at 30 frames per second

School killings bring call for tougher gun laws

Authorities investigate the scene after a deadly shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky.

Two 15-year-olds died - a girl and a boy

Rafael Nadal’s big sin: ‘Gets away with murder’

Rafael Nadal has some unusual tendencies.

“Grunting is one thing but there’s a bigger issue with Nadal"

Stuffed animal? No that is definitely a pig's head

A pig's head found inside traffic lights at Banks Dr, St Clair. Picture: Supplied.

“[My son] was very amused until the smell hit us."

MELTDOWN: Rail strike set to cause maximum chaos in Sydney

Rail workers have voted to go ahead with their strike action. Picture: Christian Gilles

The train strike is predicted to send the city into total meltdown

'Human Ken Doll' turns up on TV after having ribs removed

‘Finally happy’. Alves proudly showed off his removed ribs on the UK tv show. Picture: Splash News

The 34-year-old had four ribs removed last year

Mum allegedly poisoned two children, prepared suicide note

Woman arrested for allegedly poisoning her two children.

POLICE have charged a Queensland mother after a lengthy investigation

Serena Williams drags 'alt-right' player during his match

Serena Williams doesn’t appear to be Tennys Sandgren’s biggest fan.

Serena Williams turned on fellow American Tennys Sandgre

Blogger’s torment: ‘They told me to die’

Blogger Elle Darby has revealed her torment. Picture: Elle Darby

Blogger revealed her torment as her public clash with hotel owner escalates

Global phenomenon earns 23yo $250,000 a month

11-year-old Aucklander Katharina Weischede has started making money from her own brand of slime. Picture: The Spin Off/Facebook

THERE’S a strange substance making some savvy people a lot of money

Serial killer fed victims’ bodies to pigs

Daphane Pierre holds a picture of her sister Jackie Murdock and Jackie's children Ryan after Robert Pickton was found guilty on six counts of second-degree murder. Picture: AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward, CP

A SERIAL killer known as “The Butcher” may have sold human flesh to cops

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

This angler has a better 'one that got away' story than you

LUCKY ONE: Billy Avery had a 4-5 metre steal his spanish mackerel. Fortunately his mate caught caught another to provide a feed.

Fisherman battles big mackerel and even bigger shark

Teen's amazing close encounter with 'sharks' in the shallows

SIGHTING: Sarah Jarvinen's daughter Romy and a friend spotted what they said were sharks in the shallows off Mooloolaba.

Photo divides public as girls capture close encounter with sharks

10 dink-di phrases we need to bring back

FLAT CHAT: You may look mad as a cut snake rattling off these Aussie sayings, but at least you'll be true blue.

TOSS the Macquarie, here is the Aussie slang you need to know.

‘Beach too sandy’: Tourists’ dumbest gripes on TripAdvisor

If you’re the kind of person to complain about too much sand at the beach, you really have no business travelling. Picture: iStock

Some complaints are legitimate but others make you wonder why people bother

‘Homemakers, what do you do all day?’

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“I fully expect to be jumped on by the working mums."

Rusty back home after 3000km road trip

Pets & Animals

Rusty made his way to South Australia earlier this month

How GoT nearly destroyed hunk Jason Momoa's career

GAME of Thrones has launched the Hollywood careers of plenty of its stars. But after playing Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa struggled to land a job — for a very weird...

Hottest 100: what we know so far

Amy Shark bagged second place in last year’s Hottest 100 — can she pip everyone to the post for top spot this year? Picture: Richard Dobson

Based on these stats, can you guess who will top the countdown?

Oscar nomination still sinking in for Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie at the red carpet premiere for her new film I,Tonya at Fox Studios in Moore Park, Sydney.

THE I, Tonya star celebrated with friends and family last night.

premium_icon Sam X opens up on split with Ryan Phelan

Samantha X, author of Back on Top.

“Yes it is true — Ryan and I have ended our relationship”

premium_icon Does my kid’s question flag the end of free-to-air TV?

Chris Brown and Julia Morris are the host of Ten’s major new show, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. (Pic: Ten)

TV writer asks "Is anyone even watching free-to-air TV these days?"

Eugenie’s ring is double the value of Meghan’s

Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (right) poses with her fiance Jack Brooksbank in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London.

PRINCESS Eugenie’s engagement announcement caused a right royal stir

Oscar hope: Robbie earns nomination for Academy Awards

Margot Robbie at the I, Tonya Premiere held at Hoyts Cinemas in Moore Park. Picture: Christian Gilles

Queensland actress earns nomination for I, Tonya.