250MW solar plant to generate 300 jobs

THE REGION'S solar boom brightened even further this week, with the approval of a 250MW solar farm west of Toowoomba.

FATAL GLIDER CRASH: Probe rules out mechanical error

Picture of the air crash that claimed the lives of two people at the Darling Downs Soaring Club on Tuesday morning.

Attention now turns to a "medical catastrophe"

Where to look for once-in-a-lifetime spacecraft fly-by

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will "sling-shot" its way across the sky above Toowoomba this Friday night.

Astronomers' historic opportunity this Friday night

Sister act at nationals

SISTER ACT: Talented Chinchilla sisters Ashlee and Holly Sturgess are competing in the Pony Club National Championships in Toowoomba this week.

Pony club riders vie for national title

Rates spike sparks community outrage

NOT HAPPY: Community anger is mounting in Chinchilla over Western Downs Regional Council rates increases.

Chinchilla residents angered over rates notices

Pick of the cotton crop

BEST PRACTISE: Hopeland cotton farmer Greg Bender recently won the Vanderfield Grower of the Year Award.

Hopeland farmer wins top award

Winter crops look dire

Brian Bender's wheat crop over at Chances Plain has won the Chinchilla Show Society's Field Wheat Crop competition for 2016.

Farmers in desperate need of rain as yield tipped to be down 40%

Bush bashers come out to play

FAMILY DAY OUT: Brigalow Bush Bash began in the 1960s but this year drew its biggest crowd yet.

Brigalow Bush Bash a timeless tradition

Wife witnesses husband's fatal glider crash

Jeremy Thompson, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 62-year-old deceased was an experienced pilot from the region.

iPhone 8: So what are the cheapest deals around?

So what's the best deal with the latest iphones

Comparison website has crunched the numbers

Illustrious Coast restaurant on the market for $11m

Sails Restaurant in Noosa is selling for $11 million.

Restaurant with prime waterfront site selling for $11 million

Millions at stake as RSL dispute looms

RSL ROW: Gympie RSL Club may merge with the Gympie Pines Golf Club and possibly other sporting groups.

Millions of dollars at stake in looming RSL split row

'Techno-tantrums': How to raise kids in a digital world

Dr Kristy Goodwin helps modern parents, educators and health professionals understand what young children, aged 0-12 years really need to thrive in a digital world.

Balance is the key to navigating kids online use

Left by the roadside: Council votes down coffee van

DISBELIEF: Cafe Casa owner Peter Dixon will remain restricted to running his business from private car parks.

Councillors concerned about proximity to nearby coffee shops.

We trained cooks for the Queen: Coast cafe owners call time after 30 years

END OF AN ERA: Ric Outtrim with masses of loyal customers on their last evening of trade recently.

Changing of the guard in popular cafe as owners reflect on career

BREAKING: Monster 5.2m king croc shot dead in Fitzroy River

A 5.2m croc has been found dead, shot in the head in the Fitzroy River.

Croc washed up with single gunshot wound to head

Ipswich City Council CEO formally suspended

New Ipswich City Council CEO Jim Lindsay. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

He was given notice of his formal suspension on Monday

Crime spree nets Porsche, Audi and... a flute!

IN COURT: Harley Lee Scrivener pleaded guilty to a string of property offences.

Crim out of jail less than two months before going on a crime spree

‘It sucks to be gay in the bush. You want to kill yourself’

“And if you know anyone that’s really nice, I’m single as sh*t, send ‘em my way,” Dave says, as he wraps his heartfelt video. Picture: Facebook/Dave Graham

Farmer Dave’s harsh truth: ‘It sucks to be gay in the bush.'

NSW Government introduces euthanasia laws to parliament

MP Trevor Khan presents his Assisted Dying Bill at NSW State Parliament today. Picture: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Euthanasia laws to give terminally ill patients right to die

MP drops F-bomb after reporter's question

Luke Howarth campaign photo

Liberal National Party member Luke Howarth drops f-bomb

Bali shaken by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

There are fears Mount Agung in Bali's north could erupt.

Earthquake off Bali sparks volcano fears

Wife forgives husband who hacked off her fingers

Tiperia Afamiliona said she forgives her husband Atinae for the brutal machete attack.Source:Channel 7

Atinae Afamiliona jailed for six years for horrific machete attack

Want to sell your same-sex marriage vote? Think again

Ryan Mills' Facebook post offering to sell his plebiscite survey.

You might be surprised at the maximum fine you can receive

How all of Stephen King's creepy stories could link together

Pennywise the clown, oh helllll no.Source:Supplied

One all-time fav fan theory is the “everything is connected” theory

Two boys, 12, 'too young' to understand alleged rape was wrong

Two boys accused of raping a six-year-old girl have had the charges dropped. Picture: Adam YipSource:News Corp Australia

Both boys had pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the little girl.

Seeking facts in the gay-marriage vote

ReachOut chief executive Jono Nicholas, pictured with his sons, says mental health groups want to inject facts into the gay marriage debate. Picture: Toby Zerna

Mental health groups join gay marriage Yes campaign to stop lies

Floyd Mayweather's new mansion is pretty sweet

Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Floyd Mayweather shows off the new home he bought in Beverly Hills

Wife’s quest to save Schumacher

Schumacher with wife Corinna.Source:Supplied

Report: Michael Schumacher could be on the move

Trump blocks stage 4 cancer patient on Twitter

Donald Trump blocked cancer patient Laura Packard on Twitter after she criticised him Facebook/Laura Packard

Laura Packard had protested over impacts on her health insurance

Web series to poke fun at Noosa on national stage

The Circle will stream on Domain next month.

Pot-shots for sarongs, fitness fanatics, early-morning leafblowers

Alleged Beerwah arsonist to face court

Pair set fire to store to claim insurance, police will allege

Fine for busker with dangerous item in case

A busker was fined after police found something potentially dangerous in his guitar case.

Busker fined after police found something unusual in guitar case

Epic camel train stops in Gympie amid 2000km journey

Outback camel train on epic healing journey to the coast

SPIDER INVASION: 'This is the thing nightmares are made of.'

The spider web covering a huge patch of Pialba backyard.

Hate spiders? This story definitely won't change that.

Family begs runner to stop pooing on their lawn

This grainy photo shows the poo runner making her getaway. Picture: KKTVSource:Supplied

Her kids first notified her of the runner's crappy habit

Pamela Anderson's boyfriend jealous of famous Australian

MARSEILLE defender Adil Rami is “terribly jealous” of girlfriend Pamela Anderson’s relationship with a famous Australia sange, says the actress.

Margot Robbie’s bizarre red carpet look

Australian actress Margot Robbie poses for photographers during the world premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin in Leicester square in London.

ORANGE eye shadow, wet-look hair and a frilly, ill-fitting frock?

Aussie slays partner with virtual reality proposal

Reality and virtual reality collide. Picture: Supplied

He even managed to transport partner back to hometown

MOVIE REVIEW: Ninjago is LEGO's first letdown

Lloyd (voiced by Dave Franco) in a scene from animated adventure film The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

LEGO Ninjago Movie is a bit average when compared to earlier films.

The burning questions left after Bachelorette

The Bachelorette premiere was packed full of both hilarious and cringe-worthy moments.

THE premiere was a wild ride, but it left us with some questions.

BIG SWEATY MESS: The Bachelorette descends into chaos

The Bachelorette descends into chaos.

SOPHIE’S reality debut was filled with ego clashes and nudie runs.

MOVIE REVIEW: New Kingsman flick can’t repeat trick

Taron Egerton in a scene from the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is carrying too much flab.