Laidley, Forest Hill areas could flood tonight

RESIDENTS in the Laidley and Forest Hill areas are being urged to prepare to evacuate.

Life as a drover's daughter shared

GOOD READ: Former Esk resident Patsy Kemp has written a book  called The Drover's Daughter.

Patsy Kemp has written a book called The Drover's Daughter

Laidley shoplifters caught red-handed

Shoplifting hurts retail industry. Photo Renee Pilcher / The Gympie Times

Laidley shoplifters to be punished.

ROAD, SCHOOL CLOSURES: Lockyer and Somerset regions

Crops under water in the Crowley Vale district.

Road closures in the Lockyer and Somerset Region

An a-bun-dance of flavours available at Old Fernvale Bakery

BUNS GALORE: Old Fernvale Bakery owners Bill and Lyn Rose promote the vast number of flavours, including gluten free, with senior baker Matt Brown.

Buns raise funds for children's hospital.

Recognising Lockyer District High School's Silva lining

AWARD WINNER: Silva Johansen with students Josh Dingle and Elise Lunney. Silva won three honours at the 2017 Youth Support Co-ordinator (YSC) Awards.

Silva Johansen won three of the nine awards on offer.

Rickuss goes full steam ahead at preventing Inland Rail

Lockyer MP Ian Rickuss believes the Inland Rail Project will make Laidley shake if the rail construction gets the green light and will pass right next Bichel Oval and the Laidley Cultural Centre.

Inland rail poses threat to Laidley township.

Lockyer Valley and Somerset prepare for heavy rains

Heavy rain is predicted for the Lockyer Valley region from tomorrow.
Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

Tanya Milligan urges residents to prepare for heavy rains.

Lockyer Valley Toyota named Rural Dealer of the Year again

HAUL: Lockyer Valley Toyota took home a bevy of awards at the Dealer of the Year Awards night.

They took home Rural Dealer of the Year for the second time.

Gatton's dancers to shine on the stage

Lockyer District High School dancers Allanis Steffens, Michala Millard, Katelyn Stapleton and Rebecca O'Brien have been selected for the Creative Generation Dance Company.

Four Lockyer dancers to perform with Creative Generations.

Samsung just made life a little more simpler

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch in New York on March 29, 2017.

The Galaxy S8 offers a range of biometric technologies

Thousands turn out for opening of Grand Central

Grand Central second stage opening. Crowds wait for shops to open.

Thousands of shoppers poured into the city's newest retailers

Timing pays dividends in Kawana health hub precinct

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Construction starts at Sunshine Coast mixed-use project in Birtinya

176km trip to the laundry for new hospital

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Why the SCUH will send its laundry up the Bruce to Maryborough

Sunshine Coast tourism records smashed

Coolum Cove Beach is another stunning example of what the Sunshine Coast town of Coolum has to offer visitors. Photo Tourism and Events Queensland

Highest growth rate for any Queensland region in 2016

EXPLAINED: Future of famed Shell Aratula fried chicken

For years Golden Fried Chicken has been a major draw card for travellers stopping at the Shell, Aratula.

Travellers will have noticed renovations at servo on Cunningham Hwy

Dramatic rescue as yacht washes aground in wild weather

RESCUE: The Courtesan aground at Moore Park Beach.

Skipper severely injured in rough seas

Evacuations on the Gold Coast: Its 'not over yet'

Oxenford causeway overflows. Photo by Brett Faulkner

Authorities plead with residents to stay inside

POWER OUTAGE: 7000 Fraser Coast properties without power

Crews are unable to respond until the weather allows.

Floods: 'You won't be able to get out'

Cars at Robina Hospital.

Authorities plead with Gold Coaster to stay indoors

Iconic cockatoo rescued during Cyclone Debbie loses fight

Battered and broken, a cockatoo, stripped of feathers stands among the snapped branches in Airlie Beach during Cyclone Debbie.

Debbie the bush coackatoo was earlier saved from the cyclone

Higher ground: Residents evacuated as dams release water

Callide Dam

One of the dams is approached 150% capacity.

Man dies after truck trailer detaches

ROAD TOLL: Police have reported the utility driver died at the scene.

Tragic collision on the Glenelg Highway

Trapped in paradise: 3000 stranded on Whitsunday Islands

Palm trees are shredded as a golf buggy tours the damage at Hamilton Island.

A mass evacuation of Hamilton and Daydream islands was called off

'Lost my home, job and lots of my possessions'

Trees have fallen on buildings on Hamilton Island. Picture: Jacqui McCullough.

Woman shares shocking video of damage to her Daydream Island room

'They are running out of drinking water': Urgent evacuation

Damage at Hamilton Island. Picture: Jacqui McCullough.

Military and private choppers to be sent to islands for evacuation

Keith Hills, 91, survives Cyclone Debbie in his caravan

Keith Hills, 91, survives Cyclone Debbie in his caravan

In his underwear and a shirt, Mr Hill opened the door to look outside.

Vision of passengers fleeing the wreckage of a plane crash

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Incredible images have emerged from an aviation incident in Peru

Man cut out of python's stomach in shocking video

This is the incredible moment a dead man is cut out from the stomach of a seven-metre-long python after being swallowed alive. Picture: Viral PressSource:Supplied

WARNING: Graphic content and images: Your stomach will sss-quirm.

Baby boy struck by deadly meningitis twice in three weeks

Annabella is urging parents to ‘trust your instincts’ when their kids get sick

Mum's pictures show little boy's torture as he's struck by disease

X-rated joke makes it on air during Debbie interview

Ruth Western ain't got time for Cyclone Debbie.

Journalists are falling over themselves to cover Debbie

91-year-old man will ride Debbie out in his caravan

There's not much that can scare Keith Hills

Palace guard loses it at stunned tourist

The moment it all went wrong for this tourist.

This is how you break the silence of a palace guard

Airline slammed for kicking off girl who wore leggings

Legging it, from a range of printed leggings at Supre, priced from $10 at Supre Lismore, Byron Bay and supre.com.

“I have flown united before with literally no pants on."

Byron's illegal holiday let party over

PARTY'S OVER: Byron Shire has decided to crack down on illegal holiday letting as tenants are creating too much noise and other nuisance to residents.

Residents get council support against illegal holiday letting

New clues as to what really happens when we die

What really happens just before we die?

Gogglebox shock: ‘This is so bloody juicy’

THE Gogglebox households can’t quite believe their eyes as they watch one of the most scandalous TV...

New Oscars fiasco safety net

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land was incorrectly named Best Picture. During the acceptance speech, the real winner was revealed.

Academy ‘won’t sack PwC’ but new safeguards in place.

Frozen’s original ending was much darker

Disney’s hit movie Frozen nearly turned out very, very differently.

IF THE original script had gone ahead, Frozen would have been grim.

Bea's parting gift: The Freak's in the frame

Pamela Rabe stars as Joan Ferguson in a scene from season five of the TV series Wentworth.

Gripping prison drama Wentworth returns for a volatile fifth season.

What's on the big screen this week

A scene from the movie The Lego Batman Movie.

LEGO Batman and Scarlett Johansson take on Beauty and the Beast.

MOVIE REVIEW: Crazy Boss Baby story is a little far-fetched

A scene from the movie The Boss Baby.

After nailing Trump, Alec Baldwin’s career takes a strange detour.

MKR’s Amy blasts Josh’s ‘sl*t’ slur

Amy Murr, pictured with brother Tyson, said rival contestant Josh Meeuwissen crossed the line when he called her a ‘sl*t’.

AMY responds after being called a ‘sl*t’ by MKR’s villain Josh.