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Maranoa MP hails Joyce the best leader in living memory

DAVID Littleproud has voiced his admiration of out-going National leader Barnaby Joyce

Our local Youth of the Year

FUTURE LEADERS: Lions Youth of the Year contestants (from left) Amara McIntosh, Anna Dallmann, Bart Dickman, Alan Manuel, Hamish Lithgow, Jack McDonald.

Local winners selected at final

Western Downs will play waiting game

WAITING GAME: Western Downs mayor Paul McVeigh said the delay in the range crossing was disappointing, but the opportunities were still there.

THE DELAY in the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is disappointing

Take a look back at our 110 years of news

Chinchilla News front page 1942.

We look back at front pages from 1942 and 1944.

Communities at risk

SENATE: The fate of the Northern Basin hangs in the balance.

The Northern Basin hangs in the balance

Jandowae residents flock to their annual Showball

SHOWSTOPPERS: 2018 Rural Ambassador Sarah Shaw with last year's Miss Showgirl Millie Bach.

The Jandowae Show Society hosted their Showball last Saturday.

Boxing champ Damien Hooper banned from Toowoomba

Damien Hooper at Smithys Gym.

Judge reluctantly grants bail to Olympian

Dalby author comes to town

HEALTHY HABITS: Karen Land, author of 'Eat Well, Be Well'.

Naturopath launches debut health book

Chinchilla Botanic Gardens gain green light for development

WATER FUN: Artist's impression of the water play area to be featured in the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands due to open early 2019.

Western Downs Regional Council announces construction.

Land Court encourages CSG mediation

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Land Court member Peta Stilgoe spoke at the 'Options for Dispute Resolution' information session.

GasFields Commission holds information sessions.

EXCLUSIVE: Qantas eyes Bundaberg for flying school

SMOOTH LANDING: Bundaberg is the perfect place for Qantas to establish a pilot academy capable of training up to 500 pilots a year, to help meet the increasing need for skilled aviators in one of the fastest-growing global industries.

The ideal place for the flying kangaroo

Aged care provider advocates say staff quotas not the answer

NUMBERS GAME: Aged care provider advocates and the nurses' union disagree over mandating staffing levels in aged care facilities.

But union says some nurses are looking after 200 people alone

Council chooses new runway construction contract winner

Jetstar flight on the runway for take-off at Sunshine Coast Airport.

Sand due to start being pumped ashore in July

Firm has 100 skilled worker vacancies in CQ, Minister says

Labor's Capricornia candidate Russell Robertson with Minister for Training Shannon Fentiman and Rockhampton MP Barry O'Rourke.

Fentiman says region staring down the barrel of skills shortage

$400m solar farms to lower power prices, create local jobs

Gladstone could be home to three solar farms by the end of next year, at Aldoga, Yarwun and Rodds Bay.

Renew Estate reveals big plans for Gladstone.

While protesters and pollies squabble: What's Adani doing?

Temporary Rail Camp Construction - Adani and contractor personnel overseeing the earthworks of the Temporary Camp hardstand including sediment basin excavation

The mining giant is about to tender for substantial work at its site

M'boro man tells of moment car was swept off Bay road

Water over Booral Rd near Main Street.

He was returning home from Hervey Bay Airport when it happened.

Stranger’s random act of kindness goes viral

Tegan Langley with the tyre receipt. Photo: Facebook

Stranger buys woman new tyres over concerns they would ‘blow’

Friend’s vow to slain bikie boss

Kylie Hogan made a promise to look after the wife and children of her childhood friend, slain Comanchero boss Mick Hawi. Picture: Facebook

Before he died Kylie Hogan made a pact with Mick Hawi

OPINION: We are failing a national test of character

Sky News presenter Paul Murray.

A two-year-old girl was raped last Friday night.

Trump keen to visit Australia

US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) and First Lady Melania Trump (L) view the Rose Garden with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull (2-R) and his wife Lucy Turnbull (R) after their arrival at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 February 2018.

Donald Trump says he wants to visit Australia

Killer dad’s bold lie to children

Murder victim Jodie Fesus with husband Steven (Steve) & two children Kimberly and Dylan. Picture: Supplied

One mistake gave this killer away

‘PERSONAL ISSUES’: Joyce accuser named as PM speaks out

Barnaby Joyce during a press conference in Armidale, New South Wales, Friday, February 23, 2018. Mr Joyce has resigned from the leadership of the Nationals Party as his party investigates an allegation of sexual harassment which he denies.

Rural woman of the year winner named as Joyce accuser

Ship detained as crew alleges mistreatment

DETAINED: The chemical tanker Tintomara in 2015.

The crew say they have lost weight from the lack of food onboard.

Call to ban kids on quad bikes

BAN CALL: A surgeon has spoken out on the dangers of children riding quad bikes.

Surgeon calls for children to be banned from riding quad bikes

Weather guru tips 300mm of rain to smash North Coast

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Huge rainfall totals are being tipped by a North Coast weather guru

Pledge to help balance the gender ledger in leadership roles

National Farmers' Federation president Fiona Simpson.

Launch of the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program (DiALP).

‘Seriously disturbing’ post leads to arrest

Jonathan Martin was taken into police custody after his Instagram post.

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin posts chilling message

Semi-naked woman vanishes in blackout

A 22-year-old woman vanished in the night at BlueBay Grand Esmeralda resort after reportedly drinking spiked alcohol, and was found with a man in her underwear, unable to speak or stand. Picture: Jason/Flickr

Woman appeared drugged before she disappeared at a Mexican resort

Dark side to North Korean cheer squad

A defector says there’s more to life as a North Korean cheerleader than what we see. And it’s not good.

North Korea’s “army of beauties” cheerleaders have go our attention

TRIP FROM HELL: Qantas debacle that left me ‘traumatised’

Inside the Qantas flight. Picture: Ted

It was meant to be a dream trip. Instead, they were met with vomit

Courageous cops come to pups’ rescue

Coen police officer Senior Constable Carey Allen with the two rescued puppies from Archer River.

Three Coen police officers rescued two five-week-old puppies

Mum dies ‘choking on chicken burger’

A woman has died after reportedly choking on a chicken burger (not pictured). Picture: Supplied

A woman has been found dead in her car at a Perth shopping centre

‘Outrageous’: World’s best beach shambles

Manly beach, stunning yeah? Picture: Jo3ung

This is outrageous. And embarrassing. Outrageously embarrassing

The world is jealous of our new Macca’s burger

The new McDonald's Big Brekkie Burger.

The rest of the world is losing its mind over our new Macca's burger

New details in cruise brawl drama

The fight on the ship has attracted worldwide attention.

NEW details have emerged about three families involved in the cruise ship brawl

How a ‘bogan from the Gong’ cracked Hollywood

ADAM Demos was just a humble labourer when he decided to start taking weekend acting classes. Now he’s rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s A-listers.

Getting right to the pointe

Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in a scene from the movie Red Sparrow. Supplied by Twentieth Century Fox.

Powerhouse Lawrence an easy choice for hot role in Red Sparrow

The Crown star splits from husband

British actress Claire Foy arrives for the premiere of 'Unsane' during the 68th annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), in Berlin, Germany, 21 February 2018. The Berlinale runs from 15 to 25 February.

Claire Foy and her actor husband have confirmed their split

Stephen Fry reveals cancer battle

Stephen Fry has revealed his battle with prostate cancer. Picture: YouTube

Stephen Fry has revealed he has been battling cancer for months

Stronger together: warriors show Spartan mettle

Hamish McLachlan, Edwina Bartholomew and Wendell Sailor host the TV series Australian Spartan.

Athletes impress in new series where strongest doesn’t always win.

Will Smith’s hilarious Aussie meat pie fail

Will Smith had a rough time when trying his first meat pie.

Well, he tried, but this pie got the better of Will Smith

5SOS return with new song and a tour

5 Seconds of Summer are back with a tour and new song. Picture: Supplied

5 Seconds Of Summer reignite fan frenzy with new song Want You Back.