Here's what you need to know today: April 25

GOOD morning everyone. Here's what you need to know in Gladstone today.

WEATHER

Gladstone is in for a partly cloudy day with isolated showers, tending scattered in the north in the afternoon. There's the chance of thunderstorms in the north from early this afternoon.

Winds will be S/SE and light tending E/SE at 15 to 20km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon. 

We're heading for a top of 28 degrees after a low of 20.

Tides: High 3.99m at 6.07am and 3.92m at 6.42pm; low 0.72m at 12.31pm.

Click here for more local weather information.

ROADS

Archer, Bloomfield and Stirrat Sts in Calliope will be closed from 10.30-11am for an Anzac Day parade and service. Stirrat St also will be closed between Bloomfield and Muirhead Sts from 11am-noon.

Car, truck, pedestrian and other traffic can expect delays in this area while the Anzac parade and service are conducted. 

Blackgate Road in Wooderson is closed.

The Burnett Highway is closed to all traffic between Bouldercombe and Mount Morgan due to a rock slide on the Mount Morgan range. Take an alternate route to Mt Morgan via Burnett Highway, Poison Creek Rd and Razorback Rd.

Sandy Creek on Turkey Beach Road is down to a single lane on weekdays from 6am to 6pm, then two lanes after 6pm, because of roadworks.

POLICE

POLICE are investigating a break and enter at Aspland St, Clinton that took place at 3pm on Thursday.

A security door was damaged when it was taken off its tracks. No other property was reported stolen.

In other police news, a 34-year-old man will face court after being charged with property related offences.

Police found allegedly stolen property in the man's car after he was pulled over because of a driving offence. 

WHAT'S ON

Click here for a list of Anzac Day services across the region.

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum will be open from 10am-5pm so patrons can see the exhibition Anzac Day: Lest We Forget, which is in its final days of showing.

The Benaraby Progress Association won't be hosting a dance tonight because of Anzac Day. Instead, there will be a dance on Saturday from 8-11.30pm.

Admission is $5 per person. Light supper is provided. For more information contact call Valda on 4975 6435 or Cec on 4975 0315.  

Miriam Vale Golf Club will host a nine-hole social golf afternoon from 1.30pm for golfers, non-golfers and juniors.

Teams of four are welcome for the two-person ambrose. A sausage sizzle after the game is included in the nomination fee of $15 for adults and $6 for juniors.

The Miriam Vale Golf Club is at 13 Claude Wharton Drive.

QUEENSLAND NEWS

Attempts to turn Gympie MP David Gibson from a thief into a victim would ultimately fail and raised serious questions about Campbell Newman's future as Premier, critics claimed yesterday. More here.

Thousands of people have attended dawn services across Queensland as part of more than 100 events across the state commemorating Anzac Day. More here.

NATIONAL NEWS

More than $2.5 billion could be spent paying Australia's heavy industries to reduce their carbon emissions to meet the Abbott government's target. More here.

A Royal Australian Air Force Hercules has overshot a runway in Afghanistan. No injuries have been reported. More here.

Almost six years after the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market triggered the global financial crisis, risky lending is having a revival in Australia. More here.

WORLD NEWS

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has gone on trial in Germany for bribery, in a case that could see one of the world's wealthiest businessmen jailed for up to ten years. More here.

Ukrainian forces have reportedly killed several pro-Russian militants in clashes in the country's east, prompting Russia to start new military drills near the border. More here.

Hundreds of young Australian expats and backpackers are arriving in Turkey ahead of Anzac Day commemorations, in what has become a rite of passage. More here.

ENTERTAINMENT

The final instalment of The Hobbit movie trilogy has been renamed after director Sir Peter Jackson had a look at the final cut. More here.

SPORT

Sydney star Adam Goodes will play his first AFL game since round 13 last year when he returns to the team for Saturday night's game against Melbourne. More here.

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy would love to have Benji Marshall but believes he is intent on playing with a Sydney NRL side. More here.

Brisbane Roar playmaker Thomas Broich says Besart Berisha is keen to show future employers Melbourne Victory exactly what they are going to get next season. More here.

HISTORY

  • 1859 - Work began on the Suez Canal in Egypt.
  • 1896 - South Australian women become the first in Australia to vote in an election.
  • 1915 - During World War I, Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli in Turkey in hopes of attacking the Central Powers from below. The attack was unsuccessful.
  • 1928 - A seeing eye dog was used for the first time.
  • 1953 - Dr James D. Watson and Dr Francis H.C. Crick suggested the double helix structure of DNA.
  • 1962 - The U.S. spacecraft, Ranger, crashed on the Moon.
  • 2007 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the first time.


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