Cyclists to test road conditions

James Tresillian is one of 50 riders set to leave from Dalby this morning to tour the Western Downs in aid of Aussie farmers.

New citizens join the ranks

WELCOME ABOARD: The Silvestre family formally become Australian citizens, pictured here with MP David Littleproud.

Meet Dalby's newest Australians.

Roma's new hospital history in the making

Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Chris Small.

New hospital designs will include history of Roma.

Our six-day chat with Olympic gold medallist Emilee Cherry

CELEBRATING: Emilee Cherry, our Olympic golden girl.

The Western Star logged on to chat with Emilee Cherry.

Bulls prepped for final battle against old enemy

Action in the RDRL Reserve Grade Qualifying Final between the Wallumbilla-Surat Red Bulls and Roma Cities at Bassett Park.

Red Bulls aiming for final battle against Roma Cities.

Age no hurdle for Roma's Pony Club

Riders at Roma's pony club.

Roma Pony Club caters for all ages and all skill levels.

Apex's teddy bear picnic in support of a good cause

Tash McInnes with Leion Laurie and Maddisyn Smith with their teddies in anticipation for Sunday's picnic.

Gold coin donations will go towards supporting Matthew Russell.

What's on in the Western Downs

BIG LAUGHS: Comedian Denise Scott will appear at Cabarita Beach Sports Club on Saturday, June 4. Win a double pass to the show, valued at $70, by filling in an entry form in today's paper.

This week's guide to what's happening in the Western Downs.

Knitting Nannas coming to town

COMING TO TOWN: The Knitting Nannas Against Gas are holding their national conference in Chinchilla this weekend.

Knitting Nanas Against Gas having national conference in Chinchilla.

Global giant opens new office in Chinchilla

Chinchilla State High School principal Scott Rowan shakes hands with Broadspectrum's general manager, industrial maintenance Sam Goldsmith after Mr Goldsmith pledged to host a busload of work experience students every quarter at the opening of Broadspectrum's warehouse and office in the Surat Basin Industrial Park, Chinchilla.

Global giant's investment in Chinchilla a vote of confidence

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

An artist's impression of the new Bryant Property Group development approved for Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

NACHOS on the run is about to get a whole lot easier

New retail superstore to rise from the ashes of Masters

Masters Hardware Store Springfield Central.

Successful national retailers gearing up to open

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

Peabody now unconfirmed over reports it could sell Mackay region mine

Mine dispels rumours of closure

Peabody Energy denies it will sell Millenium Mine.

Researchers baffled to why Lady Elliott manta is pink: Watch

UNIQUE: Clouseau, the pink under-bellied manta ray, has been spotted twice at Lady Elliott Island.

A unique creature is offshore Lady Elliott Island

'I'll blow your f***ing foot off: drug debt home invasion

Drug deal gone wrong and loan debts behind home invasion, court told

'Chronic' offender's luck runs out in court

Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book

23-year-old will see the year out behind bars

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

24 HOURS ON: Rescue crews 'hopeful' of finding missing man

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter searching for a missing man in floodwaters near Larnook.

Search expected to resume this morning

Man finds life changing amount of gold while prosepcting

Gold nugget weighing more than four kilograms found in Victoria.

He spat in nurse's face and said 'I got AIDS, suck s**t'

Leslie Francis Marks was jailed for spitting on a nurse and police officer.

Toowoomba man jailed for disgusting attack on authorities

Backpacker stabbing suspect charged

Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Police have confirmed they have charged a Frenchman with murder

The fastest truck on the planet has just beaten two world speed records

The Iron Knight driver Boije Ovebrink has landed Volvo Trucks two land speed records for trucks.

YOU'VE heard of racing trucks and drag trucks, now The Iron Knight

Tornado touches down on Darling Downs

Landspout Tornado captured by Tom Nixon looking towards the Eastern side of Drillham

A low precipitation cell produced a landspout tornado

This year 4 schoolboy outscores Aussies at Pokémon champs

He's now a celebrity in the schoolyard.

Maid in Saudi Arabia 'died of rape'

Filipino maid 'raped by employer' in Saudi Arabia dies in hospital

Burkini ban: French police force woman to strip on beach

A woman was forced to strip off her bikini on a beach in France. Source Twiiter.

Burkini ban: Armed police force woman to remove clothing on beach

ITALY QUAKE: 8-year-old girl rescued, 159 confirmed dead

Rubble of a building collapsed in Amatrice, central Italy, where a earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m. in Amatrice, Italy.

"There are people under the rubble... There's been a landslide..."

Gladstone tradie grabs 'pure fantasy' sex toy

SEX TOY: Neil Smith was caught with a stolen sex toy.

Tradie steals pregancy test kit then returns for a fantasy sex toy

Man has 40 knives removed from stomach

Jatinder Malhotra, right, displays the 40 knives that were surgically removed from the stomach of the police constable, as he recuperates in a hospital in Amritsar, India Prabhjot Gill/AP

Man had 40 knives removed from stomach 'felt urge' to swallow them

S**t excuse holds up in court

A 48-year-old man has been found not guilty of failing to stop for police after an incident at Maleny.

Van driver fought the law and he won

Xbox Onesie: Fashion for lounge lizards unveiled

Would you wear it?

Xbox Australia team launches into fashion field with Xbox Onesie

The duck that saved a heartbroken dog

"True friendship is when you can rest your duckbill on them"

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

Britney Spears 'almost drowned' in Hawaii

Britney Spears has revealed she 'almost drowned' while on holiday

Doco reveals real story behind Black Hawk Down

Former Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant shares his story, which helped to inspire the movie Black Hawk Down, in the TV series No Man Left Behind.

FORMER pilot recounts ordeal which inspired a Hollywood movie.

What's on the big screen this week

Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston in a scene from the movie Ben-Hur.

AN OLD classic returns to the big screen with a new young star.

Bachelor Richie gives bacon-loving Noni the boot

Noni Janur features on this season of The Bachelor.

TOOWOOMBA swimwear designer still single but focusing on her career.