Lockyer Valley priest stood down, now under investigation

A LOCKYER Valley Catholic priest has been stood down from ministry by his home diocese in Nigeria following allegations of misconduct in his native country.

Third year’s a charm for Valleys Dragons’ squads

FIRE UP: Valleys Dragons are gearing up for a solid season. Pictured is reserve grade player Luke Wallace, coach Shane Kelley and club chairman Len Moyle.

Third year’s a charm for Valleys Dragons’ squads

Fingerlings a boost for Lockyer Valley waterways

FISH BOOST: The Lockyer Valley Fish Restocking Association (LVFRA) president Kevin Balke and Hanwood Fish Hatchery’s Craig Cluff prepare to release the fingerlings into Lake Dyer.  
Photo Tom Threadingham / Gatton Star

Fingerlings a boost for local waterways

Sharks hunt for healthy solution in Hatton Vale

NRL VISIT: Junior Roqica from the Cronulla Sharks enjoyed meeting the students at Hatton Vale State School last week.

Sharks hunt for healthy solution

Woman airlifted to hospital after Junction View crash

RACQ CareFlight Rescue Helicopter attended a head on crash in Junction View Yesterday. Photo Contributed

Female airlifted to hospital after head on crash in Junction View

Lockyer Valley not affected by salad recall

Lockyer Growers Association president Anthony Staatz encourages consumers not to be deterred by the recent recall of ready-to-eat salad products as it did not impact Queensland supermarket chains.

Salad recall not impacting Queensland supermarket chains

Firebirds stars hit Gatton and inspire local children

AWESOME: Sisters Hayley and Tahlia Utz meet their heroes, Kim Ravaillion and Caitlyn Nevins from the Firebirds, at the Come and Try Sports Day at Cahill Park on Saturday.

Firebirds hit Town Netball stars inspire local children

Work starts on Black Snake Creek in Marburg

West Moreton Landcare President Bob Hampson and Division 10 Councillor David Pahlke at Black Snake Creek. Photo Contributed

Work has started on the remediation of Marburg's Black Snake Creek

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OPINION: Meet a Muslim, share a barbie

Have you ever spoken to a Muslim? Met a refugee?

LETTER: When did we accept concentration camps here?

SHAME: One reader fails to see how a humane country like Australia can allow its treatment of refugee children.

How can we let this happen, asks a reader

OPINION: How many dead turtles will it take, Bundy?

Turtles attract thousands of tourists to our region every year, but a stray plastic bag can leave them dead.

Time to let go of the plastic bags

Opinion: Telstra outage nothing to whinge about, but...

I'm usually reluctant to line up a huge corporation for a serve.

YOUR SAY: Did we celebrate our country on Australia Day?

Australian Flag.

Australia is a “ lucky country” and we had opportunity to celebrate

No handouts for private enterprise: Premier

Struggling mining companies won't be bailed out

UPDATE: Police confirm 15 men involved in street brawl

Gladstone police taking DNA samples from blood stains on the road outside PCs club on

Man taken to hospital in Brisbane with suspected facial fractures

Biofuels will keep Queensland’s motor running: Premier

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk poses for photos in her office in Brisbane, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Today marks one year since Ms Palaszczuk took office.

Exclusive: Biofuels are set to be Queensland’s next boom industry.

Naked wife locked out by mad hubbie

A bikie associate accused of bashing a German backpacker at Noosa North Shore has unsuccessfully tried to have his case heard on the same day he was charged.

He picked up a piece of wood, hitting himself until she intervened.

Tributes pour in for Jimmy Bryant, 17, after fatal crash

Jimmy Bryant, 17, was killed in a car crash on Friday afternoon. Photo contributed.

Police have confirmed that Jimmy Bryant, 17, was killed in the crash

Exclusive interview with premier forecasts year ahead

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk poses for photos in her office in Brisbane, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Today marks one year since Ms Palaszczuk took office.

Annastacia Palaszczuk has promised 2016 will be a “year of action"

Bishop heads to Asia as Korea continues its aggression

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Korean missiles will be a key point during talks in Japan this week

Building industry slams Labor's negative gearing plan

Builders have labelled Labor's tax plan a "populist response"

Treasurer pans Labor plan to abolish negative gearing

reasurer Scott Morrison during Question Time at Parliament House at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

Scott Morrison has criticised Labor's new tax plan

Road rage become armed chase on Warrego Hwy

Queensland Police Service badge on uniform, Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

A utility driver has allegedly started an armed chase with a truck

Severe earthquake hits Christchurch

Thomas Wieberneit caught this shot of a cliff collapsing during the quake.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck Christchurch

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died

Antonin Scalia has been found dead at a resort ranch in Texas, age 79.

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died on a ranch, aged 79

Sex and sleeping are Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty secrets

Gwyneth Paltrow

GWYNETH Paltrow says sex is her secret to looking good.

WATCH: Wild elephant goes on rampage in India

Residents claim the elephant destroyed 100 properties during melee

UK footballer pleads guilty to sex act with child

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court, England, (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Sunderland footballer, 28, denies two other charges

WATCH: Flying surfboard 'freaks out' pregnant wife

Sunshine Coast motorist describes terrifying moment of collision

Was it a plane? What was it?

The KC-30A is a bulk carrier regularly used by the air force to carry fuel. Source: RAAF website.

Was it a plane? What was it?

Quirky tile seller has a way with humorous signs

Concept Tiles sales consultant Emma Manteufel, who creates the signs, is overwhelmed her handiwork has created such interest.

'Husbands choosing tiles must have note from wife'

OUCH! Lamborghini dream car crashed into by Merc

A black Mercedes-Benz rolled into a parked Lamborghini Aventador on Auckland's High St, apparently after the Mercedes driver struggled to reach for a parking machine. Photo / Supplied

"It was my dream car ... he crashed my dream car.''

‘Leave their pumpkins alone’ says magistrate

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Man found with stolen watermelons fined $75 for trespassing

Seven ridiculous Guinness World Records for Valentines Day

HOW DO I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Rachel Khoo confirmed as My Kitchen Rules guest judge

Rachel Khoo in a scene from Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook Melbourne.

UK chef will join Colin Fassnidge on the road.

Hatch, Match, and Dispatch is a rare breed of reality TV

Duane and Monikia get married at the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in a scene from the TV series Hatch, Match and Dispatch. Supplied by ABC TV.

Go behind the scenes at registry of births, deaths, and marriages

The Supernerd – one of the smartest men on television

Issa Schultz is The Supernerd on the TV series The Chase Australia.

ISSA Schultz, aka The Supernerd, is one of the stars of The Chaser.

Melancholy of marriage revealed in film 45 years

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from the movie 45 Years.

THE film 45 Years is an intimate portrait of a shaken marriage.

Kanye West claims Taylor Swift approved Famous bitch line

West raps about having sex with Swift in Famous song

Dark times ahead for Long John Silver in Black Sails

Toby Stephens and Luke Arnold in a scene from season three of Black Sails.

AUSSIE Luke Arnold stars in Foxtel's high seas drama.

Man left with two weeks to live after weight-loss product

Popular weight-loss product nearly killed a WA man

Kyla, 15, takes off on her first solo circuit

FLYING HIGH: Kyla Burgess, 15, celebrates her first solo flight with her family Christine, Nathan and Lincoln Burgess. John McCutcheon

Kyla can’t drive herself to school but she can fly a plane solo

Romance far away but not forgotten

MISS YOU: Jo Beth Taylor and her partner Matt Bennell will be apart this Valentine’s Day.

Spare a thought for lovers who are spending today apart

Simpler returns considered as way to ease tax burden

Economic growth and tax relief for working families, Mr Morrison said, would remain the government's key focus in the lead up to the budget but income tax cuts would be more "modest".

Federal Government considers tax cuts through simpler returns

The international issue hitting Gladstone jobs

QAL Refinery in Gladstone. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer

Metal producers are hanging on by their fingernails

50 years ago we almost named our currency something awful

A Federal Government TV ad run as part of the education program to help ease the changeover toward the decimal currency.

You don't get much more tacky than some of our currency options

Inquiry welcome relief for black lung sufferer

HARD TIME: Black Lung disease sufferer Percy Verrall and his wife Daphne at their house near Ipswich yesterday. Mr Verrall, a former coal miner, is Australia’s first victim of black lung disease in 30 years. INSET: Percy Verrall covered in black dust during his days as a coal miner.

After years of campaigning, CFMEU sees move forward on black lung

Unions reject Essential Energy’s 800-job cut proposal

Union: More than 1000 jobs already slashed since 2013

Tax targets Netflix and other downloading entertainment

Draft laws introduced to Federal Parliament this week