Meth dealer cops $800 fine for lighting fires

A MOUNT Coolum man fined $800 for lighting two fires at Mount Coolum and Yaroomba last year is serving a four-year prison sentence for dealing drugs.

Ink wells, fountain pens and the cane back in the classroom

Coolum State School celebrates 100 years with a century old classroom.Jann Victor with students in the old classroom.

REVEALED: Interesting facts about Coolum's oldest school

Coast bushfire has burned for two months near homes

AFTER THE FIRE: Swampland near Coolum in the wake of the January fire. The swamp is brown and still smoking.

Fire broke out in January, still burning in swampland

Footy teens fundraising for island charity swim

CHARITY SWIM: The island at Mudjimba.

Young group of Dolphins players in it for a good cause.

Bike theft robs elderly Coast man of independence

OFF THE ROAD: Michael Roch's trike has been stolen from.

For 80-year-old Michael Roch, his Trike Bike was his independence

REVEALED: Plans for new 1500-student Sunshine Coast school

Plans for the proposed Bli Bli Catholic College have been submitted to Sunshine Coast Council.

New church and child care centre also mentioned in application

Woman taken to Coast hospital after snake bite

A woman has been taken to a Sunshine Coast hospital after being bitten by an unidentified snake overnight.

Woman bitten by snake taken to hospital

Mum stalked, beaten in vicious random attack

Coast mum followed, beaten in late-night attack by unknown man

EXPLAINED: Bushfire emergency terms broken down

CONCERN BUT NO PANIC: A huge bushfire impacts Peregian Springs and Coolum residents as the flames threaten their homes. The fire burnt over 500 hectares and dozens of emergency crews were deployed throughout the night. Firemen battle the heat and the blaze.

Emergency alerts and lingo in layman's terms

Market 'not fair' for Qld dairy farmers, Cochrane says

FRESH MILK: John Cochrane believes Queensland consumers want to buy local product.

Gympie farmer says Parmalat' claims are disappointing.

SDRC awaits details on Grainx investigation

UNDER WRAPS: Southern Downs Regional Council is awaiting details of an investigation into possible dust and noise pollution breaches at Grainx before pursuing legal action against the business.

Group seeks freeze over Grainx zoning

TAKING THE PLUNGE: The women who walked out on office life

Thinking of giving up your stuffy office job? These women did.

EVER dreamed of walking out of the office permanently?

Gladstone Hotel's makeover to transform CBD skyline

Kenneth Wagner.

Plans on track to transform one of city's favourite pubs

$10b inland freight project gains momentum

CONSTRUCTION of a new intermodal freight terminal at Bromelton is on track, with the $30 million project set to create up to 1000 jobs in the Scenic Rim. Photo: Thinkstock

Project to generate 1800 jobs during their four-year construction

Prominently positioned showroom, workshop on offer

Drive in to a high-profile Kunda Park commercial property

Police arrest and charge man armed with a toy gun

The incident occurred on Friday at 4pm.

Parents hit back at Morcombes for supporting judge

Shane Burke and Kerri-Ann Goodwin

Bruce Morcombe said courts were a place of impartiality.

Mason Lee manslaughter accused tried to flee courtroom

Mason Jet Lee

A teen accused of killing toddler Mason Lee has tried to flee

Astronaut 'knows' we've never been visited by aliens

The crew members of Skylab 3: commander and astronaut Alan L. Bean; scientist, pilot and astronaut Owen K. Garriott, and astronaut and pilot Jack R. Lousma. This crew spent 59 days and 11 hours in orbit.

He was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon

Grieving parents tell how they trusted babysitter

HELP AROUND THE HOUSE: Matthew James Ireland (far right) taking young Hemi Burke to swimming lessons.

Hemi's mum and dad had no inkling sitter would hurt their son

Shandee's skull cut in fierce stabbing

Police at a crime scene on Boddington St, East Mackay.

Stab wound delivered with such ferocity that it cut a piece of skull

Dog sole survivor as truck drivers killed in fiery crash

Sole survivor: a dog rescued from one of the trucks in this morning’s fatal collision on Picton Road. Picture: Robert Pozo

Boss pays tribute to two truck drivers who died in fiery crash

"A matter of time" - Ipswich lad caught up in London terror

Armed police react following a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain 22 March 2017

Ex-pat offered workers counselling after Westminster violence

Vudu can make old DVDs HD copies on your phone

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

The answer for anyone with a large DVD collection

Wives say don't blame us for lack of intimacy

Sex worker Mrs Robinson, as she is seen on the app Rendevu

Aussie wives had a blunt message for a sex worker

CMC Rocks traffic at a standstill

Queue of caravans stretches kilometres ahead of music festival

Kate Middleton: Even I struggle with being a mother

The royal has offered a personal glimpse into her life.

London terrorist’s mum breaks silence after deadly attack

Armed police react following a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain 22 March 2017

Mother of man who carried out attack 'too upset' to comment

London attack: The truth behind that photo

THE PHOTO: A woman walks past along Westminster Bridge in London on March 22. Picture: REX/Shutterstock

The woman in this photo was globally shamed

Westpac economist jailed for organising ‘chemsex’ parties

James Shugg worked at Westpac’s London HQ for 20 years.

Economist jailed for conspiracy to supply

Treacherous river mouth brings plenty unstuck in Noosa

FLASHBACK: Two boats capsized on Noosa bar. Police and Coastguard were on scene in 2012 to assist.

Northern boaties face plenty of challenges

When it rains, it spores: How big are your mushrooms?

Mushrooms are sprouting up everywhere due to the rain we've been having. Edward Faulkner of Helensvale with new fungi in his front yard.

Send us your giant mushroom pictures

Can you spot what's strange about this police car?

The suspicious looking plant at the scene.

Passers-by spotted what looked like an unusual stash in a police car

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Miner mates $1.9m Keno winners

Two Mackay region mechanics have won big on Keno at the Austral.

Two local mechanics have won big with a Keno bet.

Water taxi service from Urangan to Fraser Island is starting

A water taxi to Fraser Island's Kingfisher Bay will now depart from the marina every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Spirit of Hervey Bay Manager Bobbie Hayter.

It'll take 25 minutes to get to the tourist hot spot.

Our Caitlyn a No.1 hit at CMC Music Awards

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt's new song My Breakup Anthem tops the iTunes country charts

Steve ventures into the wild unknown on epic mission

Steve Backshall pictured along the Baliem River in a scene from Extreme River Challenge.

Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall tackles wild river challenge.

TV Insider: MKR has lost its recipe for success

My Kitchen Rules judges Colin Fassnidge and Pete Evans with guest judge Curtis Stone, right.

MKR needs a shake (up) of more than just the sauce bottle.

Travis Collins, Keith Urban win big at CMC Music Awards

Country music singer Travis Collins.

LEE Kernaghan also inducted into CMC Hall of Fame.

Disney boss reveals big details about the future of Star Wars

Felicity Jones in a scene from the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

"Another decade and a half of Star Wars."

Iggy Azalea’s butt is back

Mullumbimby-raised rapper Iggy Azalea is back with her new song Mo Bounce.

THE singer is back with a new single and it is all about the bounce.

Emma Thompson missed her chance with Trump

Emma Thompson.

EMMA Thompson once turned down an offer from Donald Trump