The scene of a bus fire in Moorooka in Brisbane. Police allege flammable liquid was poured over the bus driver, who died at the scene. 11 passengers were injured.

Bus driver killed after being "set alight" by passenger

A 29-year-old bus driver is dead after a passenger doused him in flammable liquid and set him alight.

'Mum was the strongest woman to walk the Earth'

Much-loved mum and Hervey Bay community member Anne Everard.

Anne Everard's son has shared a moving tribute.

6 auctions on the Fraser Coast this weekend

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On the hunt for a new house?

Dreamworld worker caught making fun of deaths

Employee caught making fun of those who died at Dreamworld

How to calm your pet during a thunderstorm

THERE aren't too many pets that enjoy a thunderstorm, no matter how big and scary they think they are.

Calm your farm for storm season

LIVESTOCK can be at high risk during severe storms, which is why having a plan in place to protect them is vital for every farmer.

Queensland in for five cyclones, flash flooding and rain

FIVE cyclones are likely to smash the east coast this season, two with the potential for winds of up to 224kmh, Higgins Storm Chasing has predicted.

48 hours in Brisbane: the game plan

YOU’VE got 48 hours in Brisbane to discover why the locals love the River City – it’s time to get busy.

The job every chocoholic dreams of...

Chris Thomson and Amy Sargeantson are the masterminds behind the Noosa Chocolate Factory.

THIS pair is living the life every chocoholic dreams of.

Wine and dine your way around Brisbane this summer

Brisbane has the best places to wine and dine.

NINE of the best places to wine and dine.

Four family-fun things to do in Brisbane this summer

Southbank is filled with fun and exciting things to do with the family.

A TOP destination, Brisbane has plenty on offer for family fun-times

How to do Christmas as an adult (kids don't get all the fun)

Don't miss the incredible Christmas displays on in Brisbane.

FANCY a kid-free festive Christmas adventure? Read on...

Your guide to summer live sport in Brisbane

It wouldn't be an Aussie summer without loads of live cricket!

BRISBANE is dishing up the sporting goods this season.

Fashion forward at Brisbane’s best boutiques

Shop until you drop in Brisbane.

BRISBANE has blossomed into a fashion destination.

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Young people are the greatest consumers of high-energy, sugary and fat-laden “junk” foods and sweetened drinks.

Why lifting weights could make you smarter

Kylie Salisbury of St Andrews Weightlifting Club, Miles competes in the Queensland Youth and Under 15 Championships weightlifting at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty gym.

Stronger body could be best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease

How busy parents can squeeze in a workout

Expert shares top tips for keeping fit with a family

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Nine exercises that will have you ready for the beach in no time

The two questions to ask before starting a new diet

Try this simple quiz to help choose a healthy eating plan

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Apple Watch Series 2: Freedom to get moving

The Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof to 50 metres

For those on a fitness kick, the new version with GPS is great

More child safety workers coming to Maryborough

There will be a new child safety officer and a child safety support officer.

Band will stop in Maryborough as part of national tour

Byron Bay act Jesse Morris Band will play at the Brolga Theatre on November 6 at 3pm.

A BAND will stop in Maryborough as part of its national tour.

Annual show by Maryborough brass band a hit

Power Brass Showcase by Maryborough Excelsior City Band - Steve Moulds on euphonium.

It was the annual Power Brass Showcase.

Veronica turns 103: “I enjoy everything too much to leave”

RSL Care Baycrest resident Veronica Quinn is turning 103 years old on October 23.

She's now the oldest at RSL Care Baycrest.

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WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

ROCKHAMPTON science buffs can look to the sky and see the International Space Station for a short period tonight.

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Former Split Enz front man Tim Finn finds new niche

Singer Tim Finn has written the music for theatre production Ladies in Black.

Musician finds his way to theatre

Something for young and old at annual antique fair

Hervey Bay Antiques and Collectables Fair, PCYC - Kaitlyn and Charlotte Smith enjoyed looking over the jewellery on the Magpies Collectables stall.
Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Fraser Coast Antique Fair is on again

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6 of Fraser Coast's newest developments under construction

NEW STATION: A drawing of the finalised Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, set to open late November 2016.

Six developments going up across the region right now.

REVEALED: Meet the Fraser Coast's top voted cleaners

Fraser Coast favourite cleaners - (L) Kristen Carden, Lynda Edwards and Alissa Mahoney from Action One Cleaning.

REVEALED: The best cleaners on the Fraser Coast

New creative development on Esplanade set to liven up area

Business owner Tina Souvlis with Stephen Perry from Psquared Landscape Architecture in the soon to be revamped Hub at Torquay.

“It would be the perfect spot for a juice bar, café or restaurant."

Panama in pictures

Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Leaping dolphins and a beach of starfish await travellers to this island...

Walk for Daniel 2016

Walk for Daniel. 2016.

RECORD numbers are taking part in the Walk for Daniel this year, with 2470 schools...

Torbanlea Picnic Races 2016

Torbanlea Picnic Races - (L) Jess Cox, Sarah Koehler, Nicole Blum and Pip Sheedy enjoying a day at the races.

Action and fashion from this years picnic races.

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You share stunning photos from across the region from sunsets to beautiful beaches...

Australias Greatest Boats Competition

Australia's Greatest Boats Competition - Karen and Garry Palmer from Hervey Bay take a look at the outboards on the Sea Fox 288 Commander.

Hervey Bay locals got a chance to view the boats on display in Australia's Greatest...

Lamington Bridge turns 120

Mary River Lamington Bridge, Maryborough. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Lamington Bridge will celebrate 120 years on October 30.

Bus Driver Set Alight

29 year old bus driver killed after being set alight.

A bus driver has been killed after being set alight by a passenger.

Dash Cam: Falcon Deliberately Rammed

Dash Cam shows car deliberately targeted.

4WD driver rams car twice.

Police investigate a suspicious package.

Emergency crews at Llew O'Brien's officer after a suspicious package was found.

Police investigated a suspicious package in Maryborough this morning.

MacBook fires up: New "touchbar" will include emojis

COULD emojis help the MacBook again deliver a laptop revolution?

20-year-old loses 47kg to avoid death sentence

Janaya Smith was told she would be dead in six months

How a simple 'cold' almost killed a new mum

WITH THANKS: Jeff Bellert, Dr David Austin, Dr Jaco Poggenpoel, Kate Bellert, Amanda Nugent, as Kate leaves Rockhampton Hospital.

NEW mum Kate Bellert has been to hell and back

Five non-expert tips for picking a Melbourne Cup winner

Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance with Jockey Michelle Payne.

FROM the girl who won the Melbourne Cup three years in a row.

Fraser Coast still a destination wedding hotspot

Beach-themed nuptials a popular choice

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

60's British rock legends to return to Australia

The Troggs will play a string of dates across Australia in November.  Photo Contributed

We all remember 'Wild Thing' and now you can hear it live.

Depp jumps ship from agency of 25 years

Johnny Depp has signed to CAA after 25 years with the United

Orlando Bloom 'buried' Katy Perry in birthday flowers

Orlando Bloom "buried" Katy Perry in flowers for her birthday

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

6 houses in Gympie under $200,000

$170, 000, 9 Norman St, Gympie

These Gympie houses are perfect for investors or first home-buyers

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

7 jobs up for grabs on the Fraser Coast right now

Office worker at their deskPhoto Lee Constable / Daily Mercury

If you're looking for work check out these jobs.

Looking for work? Here's 8 local jobs up for grabs right now

Hervey Bay Airport entrance.

There is a role for a full time legal administration clerk

700 Coast jobs to fill in one day across sectors

Joanna Kaczmarczyk and Barbara Kwiczala ready for the job show.

One day job bonanza with jobs from more than 60 employers

Queensland maintains credit rating despite govt spending

Curtis Pitt

Moody's notes extra spending on frontline services by govt

Why Glencore's mine reopening has some worried

Despite the good news, the CFMEU has some long-term concerns.

The longevity of the 200 jobs on offer has been questioned.

Thousands of new jobs to be created in health industry

Between 1400 to 1800 new health jobs on the Sunshine Coast will be created by the NDIS.

Get qualified to take advantage of job boom

More Toyotas recalled for airbag fix. Is yours affected?

AIRBAG RECALL: Toyota's Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris with build dates between March 2007 and December 2011 join the faulty airbag recalls.

Nearly 180,000 additional Toyotas need airbag fixes

2018 Holden Commodore revealed: what we know so far

FULL CAMO: Confirmation Holden's new Commodore will be based on the Opel Insignia and feature an all-wheel-drive V6 model as its flagship. It arrives here in early 2018.

V6 AWD and petrol and diesel four-cylinders for new Commodore

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ups the safety, spec and price

EVEN TOUGHER: Legendary LandCruiser 70 Series scores improved rigidity, safety and spec for Single-cab chassis to score 5 Star ANCAP rating.

Re-engineered 70 Series is now stronger and safer

Final Ford Falcon sold while Ford Escape SUV confirmed

OUT WITH THE OLD: A sign of the times: final Falcon produced as Ford looks towards its SUV future with the new Escape model.

Falcons auctioned for charity as sub-$30k Ford SUV confirmed

Hello gorgeous: Abarth 124 Spider road test and review

LOOK OUT MX-5: No Fiat 124 Spider for Australia so we're stuck with this: the hot Abarth version. Poor us...

Abarth's Sting in the tail takes on Mazda's MX-5

$20-million boost for Rocky's road upgrades

The expected route of the the Rockhampton Road Train Access upgrade.  Photo: Contributed

Federal Government announcement today about road funds