Why a major chain will close its store in Mackay

Mackay craft and fabric store Lincraft is closing down.

Store closure leaves craft customers upset

The Sunshine Coast job paying $870 a day

Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital under construction. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Wage growth in this industry may ultimately destroy it

South Burnett Mine: What you need to know

Site for the work by Moreton Resources

MORETON Resources has big plans for Kingaroy.

Xbox Onesie: Fashion for lounge lizards unveiled

Would you wear it?

Xbox Australia team launches into fashion field with Xbox Onesie

Noosa woman's invention to rid kids of 'mouth monsters'

LAUNCHED: Noosa's Angela Wright with some of the Mintycoco products she manufactures for kids and grown-ups.

This Noosa business is already selling its goodies in 15 countries

Giant solar farm coming to Bundaberg region

HARNESSING THE SUN: An artist's impression of 30Ha a solar farm at Valdora on the Sunshine Coast. The Isis River solar farm will be nearly 6 times the size.

"It's bringing jobs and renewable energy”

LETTER: JBS not telling full story says employee

AS a person who has worked in the meat industry for 25 plus years, and a current employee of JBS Dinmore, I would like to set the record straight.

LETTER: Morrison's party worth six months' of pensioner pay

PARTY ON: Robyn Deane of Bli Bli takes exception to Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison's post-budget party.

Taxpayers billed $11,525 for Federal Treasurer's budget after-party

LETTER: Pauline dumps on department loos

Pauline Hanson

'So many migrants built this country'

Sonia Kruger should be allowed to speak on Muslims

Australians have the right to speak up for their country

OPINION: Same-sex marriage debate is a waste

GET WITH THE TIMES: Is same-sex marriage really going to impact you that much?

Marriage equality debate doing more harm than good

OPINION: Ryan Tyack's a hero, he deserves better than this

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06:  (L-R) Ryan Tyack, Taylor Worth and Alec Potts of Australia celebrate beating China during the Men's Team Third Place match on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Ryan Tyack is one of the heroes of the 2016 Olympic Games

Are our views on fatherhood outdated?

Blogger Charlie Capen with his sons Finnegan and Arden.

Stranger to woman about husband: "Did you know you have three kids?"

Gulaptis: Greyhound racing ban a 'human tragedy'

Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis woke up devastated this morning with the knowledge an industry and an integral part of his community had been destroyed.

BALI MURDER: Fundraiser campaign to aid Sara Connor

A supplied image obtained Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 of Australian woman Sara Connor. The Byron Bay mother-of-two and her British boyfriend David James Taylor have been named as suspects in the death of Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was found on a Kuta beach early on Wednesday. (AAP Image/Sherpa Relations) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Friends have created a crowdfunding website to support her

Meningococcal cases up across the state

A child affected by Meningococcal septicaemia

Serious health warning timely

Greyhound debate live: Baird fires back over racing ban

Baird claims Labor is talking nonsense about greyhound ban

Flood watch issued for Qld, NSW

NSW State Emergency Service warns of heavy rain

Ammonia leak detected early: Richmond Dairies' Chris Sharpe

Business as usual for Casino's dairy processor.

Milk processing has resumed at the Richmond Dairies’ factory

Abortion bill in NSW meets strong resistance

Over 100 experts signed a letter for abortion to be decriminalised

Fatal backpacker stabbing: Cries of 'Allahu Akbar'

French tourist and dog killed, local resident hurt

DASHCAM: Scooter rider learns painful lesson in wet

'BMW and scooter both made a stupid lane change without warning'

Grisly backyard find led to Riggs murder charge

Patricia Riggs

Former husband charged with murder and misconduct with a corpse

Kiwis, Muslims tell of discrimination in Australia

Muslims face discrimination in Australia.

Survey finds high level of negativity towards Muslims

Women more likely to have affairs due to "genetics"

"Monogamy does not characterise the mating patterns of humans."

Wallabies' shocking losing streak against the All Blacks

It's been more than a decade since they beat the All Blacks at home

Daughter finds her dad after 25 years

FAMILY UNITED: Jason Heilbronn holds a paternity test that has proven he is the father of Jess Hahn, who he did not know existed for 25 years.

Dad and daughter find each other on Facebook

Victorians to pay $2 levy on Uber for cabbies

A taxi waits at a rank a

Every taxi or Uber ride will now cost $2 extra

ALEPPO: Doctor pleads for west to stop bombing innocents

STOP THE BOMBING: An Injured woman is helped after warplanes attacked a street in Aleppo, Syria. One of the last doctors in the city says the bombing has destroyed medical services, putting thousands of lives at risk.

He's one of the last doctors left in the ruined city

Jewish women 'banned' from University

An Ultra orthodox man on the eve of elections has resulted in religious leaders openly describing a Supreme Court judge as a sexual deviant. (AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky)

Ultra-orthodox Jewish rabbis have banned women from attending uni

No means No, but no to what?


German model fined for making false rape claims against two men

The duck that saved a heartbroken dog

"True friendship is when you can rest your duckbill on them"

RSPCA takes down Julia Gillard dog chew toy

The Julia Gillard dog chew toy.

Women's lobby blasts RSPCA over sale of dog toy

Could this be KFC's secret herbs and spices recipe?

NEWLY RENOVATED: KFC on the Dawson highway has undergone major redevelopments and is one day away from opening. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

Is this the long sought after secret spice recipe?

Are these the 10 most haunted places in Bundy?

Memorial Hall at Apple Tree Creek. Photo: Jodie Dixon / Isis Town & Country

Eerie tales of our everyday places

Why there's Rainbow Beach sand sitting on the moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.  Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The trio was launched to the moon by a Saturn V launch vehicle at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. They departed the moon July 21, 1969. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)

Our cosmic link to historic event.

Tonight's full moon marks changes to come

Full moon as seen from Miriam Vale at Christmas in 2015,

"Out with the old, in with the new" energy from full moon tonight

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Angie and Yvie ready to toast The Bachelor on Gogglebox

Angie and Yvie in a scene from the TV series Gogglebox.

ALL the regulars return in TV show about people watching TV.

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

You are going to Falls for this music line-up

CONFIRMED: Local artist Bernard Fanning is part of the line up for Falls Festival Byron Bay.

The line-up and ticket purchase details have been announced.