Damning council report tabled in parliament

A DAMNING report, which led to the dismissal of Fraser Coast CEO Lisa Desmond, has been made public.

Bay dancer wins prestigious scholarship at M'Boro Eisteddfod

Maddy Challies will spend a week at a professional dance company after winning a scholarship at Maryborough Eisteddfod.

Bay dancer win prestigious scholarship at eisteddfod

Young Wallaroos step it up on hockey arena

HOCKEY PLAYERS: Wallaroos under 6s Brax Brewer, Archer and Oska Axelsen and Ollie Collins.

The awesome foursome proudly represent the Wallaroos under six team.

Fraser Coast council hands over new vehicle to SES

The council has handed over a new vehicle to the Fraser Coast's State Emergency Service group.

The council has handed over the keys to a new car to the SES.

Outstanding teacher awarded for taking students back in time

Ms Gault received her award from from USC Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann.

A Maryborough teacher has been named educator of the year.

McCulkin jury may consider manslaughter as an alternative

Vincent O'Dempsey.

"We know that he's a jealous, violent man,” the court heard.

What makes a good neighbour on the Fraser Coast

IT looks like there are some pretty cool neighbours on the Fraser Coast.

We did a shout out on Facebook asking what makes a good neighbour.

Speed limit could be reduced on section of the Esplanade

The speed limit could be reduced through part of the Esplanade.

The council has voted to consult with the community.

Tinana interchange construction delayed

Work on the Bruce Highway at the Tinana interchange where the overpass used to be.

The project also involves installing traffic signals.

HOSPITAL CLOGGING: 50% of patients could go to GP

Fraser Coast hospitals are being clogged up by people with minor injuries, like the common cold or the flu.

Our hospitals are being clogged up by people with minor injuries.

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New state bill could extend retail trading hours

Retail stores could soon be able to extend their hours if the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017 goes through.

Do we need longer trading hours on Fraser Coast?

Man has applied for about 1000 jobs with no luck

Three years of actively searching for work and Darren Cox hasn't given up hope getting back into the work force.

Darren Cox has applied for about 1000 jobs over the past few years.

RV-Friendly status draws in travellers

A COUPLE who are travelling around Australia in an RV said they would have bypassed the Fraser Coast had the Fraser Coast Regional Council not moved to make Maryborough RV-friendly.

A couple says they would not have stopped here without the status.

Attempt to start Adani project a massive fail: Leader claims

CTITICAL: Michelle Landry MP says the State Government needs to make a decision on Adani.

LOCAL leader claims Adani is proof Labor can't handle major project.

Mega drones are the future of retail

China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries.

China's biggest online retailer has plans to build a ‘mega drone’

Smashed avo complaint makes Aussies look like global idiots

Emma Jeffrey was one of many chefs around the country who modified their smashed avocado dishes for millennial penny-pinchers following Bernard Salt’s article.

Oldies complaining about smashed avo look like laughing stocks

Apple offering cash for switching from Android to iPhone

Appe is taking the smartphone war right to Google

Qantas and Vegemite, name a more iconic duo...

ICONIC DUO: Vegemite launches social media campaign to rename one of Qantas' new aircraft after the famous Australian spread (picture digitally altered).

What would you name one of Qantas' new planes?

Twiggy should be our Prime Minister: letter

PHILANTHROPIST Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is one amazing businessman: living by the adage, "to whom much is given, much is required".

LETTERS: RSPCA ads warm and fuzzy but wrong

HALF-TRUTHS: The RSCPA Approved ads fail to say the animals it features are brought into this world for no other reason than to be prematurely ended, says a reader.

Campaign fails to show other side

No threat at all to cars or campers on Inskip

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There's nothing unnatural or dangerous happening on Inskip

Show support for Melbourne flights: Chris Loft

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Chris Loft.

I love the idea and from my preliminary discussions.

POLL: Can't choose neighbours but can choose to be friendly

Most people ask the question - will we have good neighbours - when moving into a new place.

I'm a big believer in what goes around comes around.

OPINION: We must not let terrorism stop us from living

Armed police work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017. Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Once again terror has struck Europe.

Manchester bombing can't stop us from going to big events

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

In this day and age the terrorists have social media on their side.

Teen, 19 threatens to call cops when dad gets physical with girlfriend

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A GLADSTONE man has been told to leave a 7-year toxic relationship

Your newspaper just took out three global gongs!

News Corp's Hey Mumma named best in the world!

Family man, former cop downloaded 142 disgusting images

THE 142 dirty images a family man downloaded are revealed in Rocky.

Melbourne tram and truck collide

The City Circle tram and a truck have collided in Melbourne's CBD. Picture: Denis O'Kane.

City Circle tourist tram and truck hit.

Deputy PM rescues elderly woman at Parliament House

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce jumps into action to help an elderly woman at Parliament House.

Deputy prime minister to the rescue!

Dog becomes viral sensation after crashing news broadcast

The newsreader wasn't so sure about her new companion.

A dog has become a viral sensation after interrupting a newsreader

Bad Girls Advice Facebook page mocks Manchester tragedy

Some members are amused by those getting upset.

Calls for the female-only Facebook group to be shut down

Siege inquest: Police took too long to act after shooting

DAY THAT SHOCKED THE NATION: A panicked hostage runs to tactical response officers after escaping from the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney.

The coroner is handing down his findings into the Lindt Cafe siege.

UK Bombing: Terrorist trained during 'secret trips'

The crowd at the Manchester Arena was made up of children who went with their parents to see the Ariana Grande concert.

He was born in Manchester and grew up alongside three siblings.

Really? $800 for a Woolworths' Marvel Super Disk?

The collectibles are selling for crazy prices on eBay

BOOTS ON THE GROUND: UK fears 'imminent' terror attack

Armed soldiers will patrol the streets instead of armed police,

Manchester homeless hero’s estranged mum reaches out

Chris Parker, the homeless hero who ran back to help victims during Manchester terror attack.

Homeless hero's estranged mum urges him to get in touch

Manchester attack: Mum 'doesn’t know her daughter has died'

Saffie-Rose Roussos, eight, is the youngest fan to have been confirmed dead

She is one of the youngest Brits ever killed in a terror attack

Gen-Yers are suing their parents for financial support

An economic crisis has led to "parasite children".

Billionaire Amazon boss wants to colonise the moon

Amazon has conquered the retail world, now it’s aiming for the stars

WATCH: 'Old man' goes wrong way around roundabout

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An elderly man head a close call with another driver yesterday.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Megan Peta Hill is one of lead actors in Cage Dive, with 75% of scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

5 reasons you're tired of Domino's, according to Domino's

Pineapple on pizza is not one of them, oddly enough.

Ballina brothel lifting a social taboo

Ballina Exclusive Company sex workers say catering to the disabled has its health benefits.

Disabled clientele benefit from sex visits.

'Hurricane S***rina': Dad finds category five poo explosion

Fearing the worst, the panicked dad ran up to little Alessandra’s room — where he was faced with a stinky disaster zone.

"It looked like a real category 5 s*** storm blew thru her room."

All bets on Judah to win battle to become the Voice

AS THE reality singing contest heads into the Battle Rounds, Mackay's Judah Kelly is the clear favourite to win the competition.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

MOVIE REVIEW: King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

Charlie Hunnam in a scene from the movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Why the critics have got Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur all wrong.