Speaking competition bring out the best

Students in Begonia compete in a public speaking competition

Remarkable ring recoveries inspire woman's own plea

APPEAL: Inspired by miraculous recovery stories, Dalby's Katrina Reed has gone public with an appeal to find her husband Scott Reed's ring (inset).

And now she's turning to social media for help

Sex tape sequel: Man caught on camera slapped with penalty

SEX SLAVES: Human trafficking will be discussed at the upcoming Splendour Immerse Women Conference at Gayndah's ACC Church. Photo Brandon Livesay / Central & North Burnett Times

Offender exposed himself on pool table in beer garden

Your snaps could help us understand artesian springs

Travel snaps of Great Artesian Basin springs could help the government document their unique ecosystems.

Holiday snaps could help government protect springs

Walking for a great cause

INCREDIBLE: Leon Brown (third from left), pictured with his support crew, walked from Dirranbandi Hospital to St George Hospital on the weekend, in just over 15 hours, to raise money for the Dirranbandi Hospital Auxiliary.

Dirran nurse puts body on the line for hospital

Severe fire danger warning for Darling Downs regions

Rural firefighters keep watch on a multi agency controlled burn which blanketed parts of Warwick in smoke.

Hot and dry air mass to create severe fire danger conditions

Record effort for athletes

BREAKING RECORDS: Lockie Wilson aims for a PB.

Kids are loving little athletics this season

Our ballerinas take exams head on

DANCING GREATS: Year 4 ballet students in St George headed to Roma on Monday for their dance exams.

Ballerinas take exams in their stride

New doctor ready to help out patients

CHANGE OF SCENERY: Lore Mahinay is the new doctor in town treating patients at St George Medical Centre.

Say hello to the new doc in town

Heart bus wants women to get on board

LISTEN UP: Women in the shire are encouraged to learn more about CVD for Women's Health Week.

Get informed about heart health today!

Aurizon fee fight back in court

Aurizon Network is being sued by a number of mining companies over fees for their use of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal rail links at Gladstone.

Multiple mining companies battle rail provider over fees

CRUSHING BLOW: 'Dreadful outcome' from cane crush

TOUGH SEASON: Canegrowers Maryborough manager Cameron Waterson said this year's crop can't recover, with about 600,000 tonnes expected from the rush season.

An estimated 600,000 tonnes will be crushed.

Residents fear sand mine sell out by State Minister

Sand mine opponents attend the Nambour Council Chambers.Cou

Further testing undertaken on site, despite claims of significance

How Costco plan to use Ipswich shoppers to dominate market

PLANNED: An Ipswich Costco store, like this one in Canberra, is planned to make the most of the city's strategic location.

Ipswich shoppers will form part of company's cunning business model

Cheap carrot, potato gain is pain for Lockyer farmers

WINTER VEG: Lockyer Valley Growers Association president Michael Sippel says farmers are feeling the early heat.

Summer has come early and winter veggies are going cheap

Massive development step closer to approval

The population will double if the council approves the application

Robber threatens female shop worker with knife, demands cash

Police are investigating the robbery of a Mt Pleasant convenience store.

A MAN has robbed a Mt Pleasant business overnight.

84 Qld construction firms on the brink of collapse: report

It comes after two major companies collapse in one week.

Charleville truck explosion hero sues state for compo

The scene of the Charleville truck explosion

He is the heroic truckie who risked his life to save a driver

Teen boy was sexually abused then bashed to death

Mahmoud Hrouk, left, was murdered in 'the most horrific of crimes' by Aymen Terkmani, right.

He sexually assaulted, strangled and beat the 16-year-old to death.

Goodbye Hannah: Teen who melted our hearts has died

Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson escorts Hannah to her year 10 formal in June. The 15-year-old Hunter girl has died.

“Even when she was very sick she was always smiling."

Qld pub turns away Danish Crown Prince over ID laws

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at Hamilton Island on Saturday, left, and right, Prince Frederik in full royal regalia

"It’s happening all the time with normal people.”

Gay marriage: Queensland imam urges Muslims to vote no

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“We cannot agree with it because of our faith."

Vaginas without sex will 'waste away': new study

It can be a problem for women of any age

Mum-of-two left home to go to work. She never made it

Lucy Paveley’s stunned and devastated friends have told of her love for life. Source: Facebook

Her mangled red Nissan Micra was left crushed

Barcelona terror attacker shot dead by police in Spain

A police handout of Younes Abouyaaqoub uses CCTV footage to identify the man they hav enamed as the driver of the van that ran down pedestrians in Barcelona injuring more than 100 and killing 13.

Of the 12 members of the IS cell involved, eight are dead.

Sir Richard Branson offers island to Qld fire victims

Sir Richard Branson hopes to open his island hideaway as a boutique hotel.

Fire victims stunned by island offer

Daughter of murdered woman calls for Royal Commission

Marie Darragh and her daughter Charli Darragh at St Andrews nursing home in Ballina.

Group call for Royal Commission into aged care

A least one dead after car slams into bus stop in France

At least one killed when a car crashed into bus stop in Marseille. Picture: Twitter

French authorities have confirmed at least one person is dead

North Korea singles out Australia

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea warns Australia has committed a ‘suicidal act’

Cop enjoys well earned cuppa after croc capture

Constable Samuel Hyson from Gunbalanya Police caught a crocodile in the street after a call from a concerned shop owner. Picture: NT Police

Local shopkeeper warned of crocodile in the street.

Rocky travel agent gives US Army guy drunken lift to barracks

Shiven Haresh Mukhi pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on August 17.

Travel agent's BAC triple the legal limit

Nude blogger takes on Instagram over 'sexuality'

The Nude Blogger has been booted off Instagram

“Instagram just couldn’t differentiate my non-sexual nudity"

Major airline adds new direct flights for Sunshine Coast

PACK YOUR BAGS: Fresh flights are on offer over the festive season for the Sunshine Coast.

Airline delivers Christmas gift with new direct Coast flights

Cheers! Taking lychee booze from Tiaro to the world

Lychee Hill Estate's John Pool is looking to export his unique lychee-based liqueurs and wines into China.

How one fruit farm is looking to China to make their mark

Your restaurant is 'hell in a shell': girl, 12, writes

This kid not did hold back. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram

Young critic says the food tasted like “camp shop s**t”.

Flume, The Kooks and Daryl Braithwaite for Falls Festival

THE line-up for the 25th version of the festival has been announced. Is this Oz rocker Daryl's hip rebirth?

Painting a brighter future for koalas

WORTH SAVING: The Queensland Koala Crusaders' Community Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise $30,000 towards the cost of planting 10,000 trees for koalas.

Queensland Koala Crusaders have launched a crowdfunding campaign

Reese Witherspoon on being a ‘has-been’ at 36

Witherspoon’s career has never looked better but that didn’t stop people declaring her a “has-been”.

Reese on the ‘brutal’ article that called her a has-been at 36.

RECAP: Game of Thrones s7 e6 - Beyond the Wall

Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Paul Kaye and Joe Dempsie in a scene from Game of Thrones.

*Warning this story contains spoilers about today's new episode*

Paul Kelly announces massive Australian tour

Paul Kelly is going on a 16-date national tour in November.

Music legend thrills fans with the announcement of a massive tour.

REVEALED: Liam Gallagher is coming to Falls Festival

English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017.

He revealed the news ahead of the official line up announcement

Survivor twist bound to shock

Sunshine Coast mum-of-three Tara Pitt.

TARA Pitt benefited from a shock twist on Australian Survivor.