A big weekend of sport around the Lockyer Valley

Despite the heat, there was plenty of sport of despite the heat around the Lockyer Valley over the weekend.

Ipswich Jets land in Laidley

Veisinia Wiencke and her two daughters at the Jets trial games at Laidley.

Laidley hosted four games between Ipswich and Easts.

Healthy futures for Lockyer Valley kids

GREEN THUMBS: Junior Landcare has been busy distributing hundreds of plants , with OLGC receiving their plants on Monday.

SCHOOLS across the region will soon have flourishing gardens.

Artist showing the love in pet project

QUIRKY COLOUR: AJ Gogas' debut exhibition, Infurnite Love, showcases a number of local pets.

AJ Gogas opened her first solo exhibition, Infurnite Love, last week

Two Laidley Blue Dogs players line up in maroon

REP SELECTION: Laidley players Harry Wood (back row, fifth from left) and Lachlan Pfeffer (front row, second from left) turned out for the QAS side.

Lachlan Pfeffer and Harry Wood were selected to the side.

Get to know CBA Bank Manager Bill Hooper

MANY HATS: Biller Hooper (right) is the bank manager at the Commonwealth Gatton branch and the president of the Gatton Table Tennis Association.

Bill Hooper on his love for his work and passion for table tennis.

'You have to be positive, I never thought about dying'

LIFE MEMBER: Faye Jenkins was recently awarded Life Membership of the Leukaemia Foundation for her tireless fundraising over the last 12 years.

Glamorgan Vale's Faye Jenkins is a true fighter

Gatton Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years of service

Gatton's Meals on Wheels client Priscilla Lynch and original co-ordinator Elaine Patterson cut the cake with the group's original secretary Jim Galletly.

Gatton's community celebrates milestone

Hundreds turn out for Mulgowie bull ride

FEARLESS: Riding with the boys in the under 15 Steers was Calbert's Montana Long.

Montanna's on par with the boys

From Work for the Dole participant to program manager

DREAM COME TRUE: Last week she was a Gatton Work for the Dole participant, but now Shalley Hearne has landed her dream job as WFD supervisor.

Shalley proves that with determination, opportunities can be seized.

Pauline Hanson supporters attack innocent cafe owner

UNHAPPY: Paul Smart from the Endless Time Cafe in Nambour has been copping online abuse after the One Nation press conference was asked to move away by C-Square management.

'You guys can all go to hell': Coast cafe grilled after Hanson visit

Drought disaster: "We're in serious trouble now”

Run out of water and losing crops - Mark, Col and Bill Ward, of Bilcormack Enterprises, rely on the rapidly dwindling supply of dam water, to irrigate their small crops.

The Ward family is reaching out for help from the community.

Video: how to do it right

KEEP IT NATURAL: Where possible have yourself and/or key employees speak directly to camera.

Video: how to do it right

Aged care nightmare: man's scrotum 'left bleeding'

TriCare Bundaberg Aged Care Residence.

"I'll never forget that day...and I will never forgive."

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

How a teen who stole $45,000 ended up with $11

Money.

Thief jailed for taking thousands from Ipswich employer

CAUGHT: Naked men, clothed women cool off in other's pools

Three men were spotted on CCTV swimming naked in a resident's pool

Three men looking to cool off got their kit off

VIDEO: Instructor has a harsh lesson for honking drivers

HARD LESSON: Pro Driver owner David Cullen is encouraging drivers to be patient.

Why honking at learner drivers isn't helping anybody

What was going on with the man behind WA head-on fatality

Capel car crash on Bussell Highway in WA's south west.

Man behind head-on fatality had been trying to "start over again"

Victim of ugly racial attack has the most beautiful response

Paul Aleer posted to social media about being racially abused while shopping in Toowoomba, Monday, February 20, 2017.

'In my decade and a half here I've never experienced racism'

Man offers Gladstone teen cash for photos in creepy call

DODGY: This 15-year-old Gladstone girl was offered a modelling photoshoot job by a man who called on an unknown number, and wouldn't even give his name.

Man desperate for photos from this Gladstone teen offers thousands.

‘I didn’t stuff it up like you have’: Plibersek on Q&A

“I didn’t stuff it up the way you have stuffed it up, George”: Tanya Plibersek.

Plibersek lashed out at Brandis to plenty of applause

Shorten's national caucus for Australia's first people

QUICK VISIT: Federal member for Oxley Milton Dick hosted Opposition Leader Bill Shorten at Hymba Yumba Community Hub in Springfield where they met with indigenous students and announced plans to form a national caucus aimed at increasing representation, voter enrolment and party representation among Australia's first people.

Opposition leader visits students at Hymba Yumba

A skill in matching a govie to the right property

Bibil Station governess Jessica Dodwell with her students Wyatt and Madison Hall.

Young govie Jess settles into the station lifestyle with ease.

Building a better picture for agriculture

The Lego farmer checks the rain gauge after heavy falls.

Lego farm sparks a positive agriculture conversation.

TC Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

TC Alfred has formed offshore in the Gulf of Carpentaria

Rolf Harris says prison is 'slowly killing' him

Rolf Harris believes he’ll be dead within a year as a retrial threatens another six years behind bars. Picture: AFP

Jailed paedophile says he will be dead within a year

Nasa to reveal 'discovery beyond our solar system'

An artist's impression shows what HD 219134b could look like NASA/JPL-Caltech

Event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets

How Trump gets away with saying what he says

President Donald Trump announces that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser during a statement from Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg will be McMaster's Chief of Staff.

Trump's popularity could actually stem from an ancient trick

250kg woman 'moulded to her chair'

Residents had no idea one of their neighbours was living in squalor until emergency vehicles arrived to rescue her. This sofabed is pictured ouside her Ohio home. Picture: WKRN

A lady’s skin was moulded to her chair after she became stuck

Syringe falls out of woman's bra

There are better things that can be hidden in a bra.

A car driving with no number plates has revealed more than expected

'Sweet deal' fire sale as Coast candy store closes

Candy Addictions of Montville is re-locating to Hastings Street, Noosa, in April.

This iconic handmade sweets shop has a huge departing gift

MELON FEST: Not just for Chinchilla locals anymore

Melon skiing at the 2017 Chinchilla Melon Festival on Saturday.

Chinchilla's Melon Festival is no longer just about the residents

New suburb in the crosshairs of Coast vandals

UNDER WRAPS: Graffiti on art installations at the entrance to the newly opened Bells Creek Arterial Road has been covered up.

Vandal rechristens Stockland as something less than complimentary

Sad surprise when one unwitting offence leads to another

UNPLEASANT SURPRISE: A man received an extra unpleasant surprise when pulled up by police with an expired licence. He also found that the licence offence put him over the drink driving limit, even though he was below 0.05%

Man finds his licence expired, and that puts him over the limit

Man risks his life to tap off his opel card despite fire

A bus fire has closed the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Would you risk your life to tap off?

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Trespass Against Us doesn't follow the classic crime drama trajectory, because at heart, it's really a story about fathers and sons.

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

MKR cheating scandal: Alyse and Matt hit back

Matt Jenner shows his MKR rivals the curry paste he and Alyse used.

Alyse and Matt Jenner have hit back at claims they cheated on MKR

The spare part that forced the ABC off air

Aunty's showing her age ahead during new IT roll out

Why ABC Coast FM has taken so long to resume local programming

MKR rocked by satay sauce cheating scandal

Alyse and Matt slammed for satay sauce fiasco.