HOPES for a Hog's Breath Café in Gladstone this year have been dashed after owner Alex Staines (pictured last year) confirmed discussions were still underway with developers of Woolworths Kirkwood Centre.

Mr Staines posted on Facebook that the three sites, including a McDonalds and KFC, must be built simultaneously which is causing the hold-up.



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Water meters to be replaced over coming months

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Meters more than 10 years old set for replacement.

RESTRICTED: Asbestos confirmed in local school

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'Safety and wellbeing of students and staff is the highest priority'