Somerset Dam ready to undergo upgrade

SOMERSET Dam will undergo a minor upgrade ahead of the next wet season to improve dam safety and flood mitigation.

Lake Apex playground gets face lift

SAFE AND SOUND: Thomas Feldhahn having fun at the renovated junior playground.

Lake Apex playground has been renovated to address safety issues.

Hazel the dog finds new forever family

NEW HOME: Hazel, the mastiff cross was adopted by Gloria and Ivan Trusz after they saw her photo in the Gatton Star.

Hazel's found a new home.

Laidley Heights scenic views could be lost to big tower

Judy and Kevin Kelleher are calling for action against a 47 metre phone tower, proposed to be erected in Laidley Heights.

Proposed phone tower has residents angry.

Thornton braces for off-road racing action

FLYING HIGH:  High-flying racing comes to Thornton.

Thornton to place host to off-road racing.

Gat ready for Laidley's first Small Farming Expo

RURAL COMES FIRST: Expo co-ordinator Margo Hayes is an experienced Vitulus Lowline and Ozline breeder.

Get ready for the 2016 Small Farming Expo.

BOM predicts potential above average rainfall for Lockyer Valley

The weather forecast for the Lockyer Valley.

More rain than usual for region revealed in Bom outlook.

Safety improvements for road black spot

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Road works are scheduled to upgrade a dangerous stretch of road.

Charges to be laid for $2m Gatton grow houses

Police dismantled an elaborate, hydroponic set-up at a grow house on Falconer St, Gatton, following raids on Tuesday, August 23.

Three persons will be charged in relation to Gatton cannabis raids.

Man uses steel ball to smash iPhones in store protest

A man is caught on camera smashing iPhones in a store. Photo: Youtube

“I told them: ‘Give me my money back’. They said no.'

Workplace horror: Doctors use toe to replace crushed thumb

Dean Reid lost his ring fingers on both hands and his right thumb when industrial rollers he was working with closed on him in May last year.

Why National Safe Work Month is so important

2017 Kia Rio specifications and features

The 2017 Kia Rio goes on show at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2017 Kio Rio will be upgraded soon after launch.

Teenage business owner brings Coast store back to life

Jess Kopp is the newest owner of Mary Delicious.

One of the city's best loved cafes will open again

New Rio poised to clinch Kia top 10 position

The 2017 Kia Rio goes on show at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2017 Kia Rio has the potential to entrench Kia as a top 10 brand

Former minister claims he voluntarily stopped abusing boy

Retired Uniting Church Minister Barry Dangerfield (right) arrives at Brisbane District Court.

Barry Dangerfield charged with multiple counts of indecent dealing

80-year-old man from North Stradbroke Island found safe

80-year-old Ronald Maher has been found safe

Wyatt Roy defends trip to northern Iraq

Former Longman MP Wyatt Roy with a Peshmerga soldier in Iraq.

Australia's youngest MP questions DFAT advice

Family shares heartache of young Mackay man's suicide

Reece Rebetzke with his girlfriend Vanessa Shelley

Everyone left behind feels 'guilty'

Report says climate change to be dangerous by 2050

MONTHLY climate outlook  for Spring from the Bureau of Meteorology

Report warns the world could warm by two degrees by 2050

Why we'll all be saying 'fink' instead of 'think'

Does hearing someone say "fink", not "think", drive you up the wall?

Cocaine-dealing pensioner jailed for three years

Cocaine and heroine

'Breaking bad' disability pensioner gets jail time.

Strange Politics: I'm not racist but...

Pauline Hanson and Donald Trump - the similarities are unmistakable. (Photo Digitally altered)

Two phrases have recently enjoyed a popularity spike

Former Gladstone junior stars in Storm squad for final

Christian Welch Melbourne Storm training at Gosch's Paddock, Rugby League. Picture: Jason Edwards

22-year-old goes from skinny fullback to Storm front rower

Wyatt Roy "irresponsible" for travel to IS danger zone

Foreign Minister criticises Wyatt Roy's travel to danger zone

Truck driver does battle with Toowoomba traffic lights

Dashcam footage of truck hitting traffic light

It drove straight into the middle island traffic light

Kiwi student probably shouldn't have said that

Oh mate, you really, really shouldn't have said that

Donald Trump tweets about 'sex tape' in beauty row

Alicia Machado

“Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U.''

Iraqi grandmother goes head to head against ISIS

Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily, 39, published a photo on Facebook appearing to show her carrying a severed head, and another showing two severed heads in a cooking pot.

Iraqi grandmother leads a group of 70 fighters against ISIS

10.5m long snake found on construction site

Workers have found a giant snake measuring 10.5 metres long

How this Baza bird survived being hit by a car

RECOVERING: WIRES rescued a Pacific Baza hit by a car.

The Pacific Baza suffered a head injury and heavy concussion

Nine males, one female; divers watch turtles get frisky

Mating season ends this month.

One female, nine males, this is all part of nature for turtles

Harambe is not a patronus, sadly

Harambe is not a Patronus, JK Rowling has been forced to clarify

Need help deciding? See our top 10 old-fashioned baby names

Our top 10 old-fashioned baby names.

Are you having trouble choosing a baby name?

Baby born on the side of road en route to hospital

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A CQ newborn couldn't wait for mum to arrive at hospital

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*