The better side of coffee shines through

LES Sutton has cut down from drinking three to four cups of coffee a day, but studies show he might be better off sticking with that amount.

Chinchilla butcher convicted for hanging dogs by neck

A Chinchilla man was convicted this week of animal cruelty.

Chinchilla man convicted of animal cruelty for hanging dogs by neck.

Schoolie bashing sparked by fight over religion

Thousands of young people party during one of the organised events during the Schoolies festival on Queensland's Gold Coast, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. Police, emergency services, security guards and officials will maintain a highly visible presence during the Gold Coast Schoolies week, providing the community and visitors with additional support and assistance. (AAP Image/Dean Saffron) NO ARCHIVING

Second teen charged with alleged attack on Lockyer Valley Schoolie

Maranoa's unemployment rate is the lowest in Queensland

Maranoa's unemployment rate is the lowest in Queensland

Roma Fuzz cracks $500 for Movember

ROMA FUZZ: Sergeant Shannon Bryce, Constable Sam Harold, Sergeant Troy Newman and Constable Gary German have all participated in Movember for this year.

Roma Fuzz cracks $500 for Movember

Friend tried frantically to save motorcyclist's life

Woman performed CPR on injured rider before paramedics arrived

Mine expansion opponents descend on New Hope AGM

A coal truck at New Hope Group's Acland coal mine. Photo Jim Campbell / Chinchilla News

Claims mine will take away cropping land and affect groundwater

Above average temperatures cause gas leak at BP

QFES crews douse a leaking LPG cylinder at the BP service station on Victoria St on Monday afternoon.

MEMBERS of the QFRS swung into action yesterda

Motorcyclist drunk, no helmet or licence when he crashed

World of hurt for man who crashes his motorbike with BAC of 0.218

Dalby Waxes Lyrical tonight

MUSICAL PERFORMER: Harry J Wells will perform at Wax Lyrical’s original music showcase this month.

Waxing lyrical about regions

Claims govt leaves towns with bill for mine clean up

Greens say small towns left to foot the bill to rehabilitate old mines

Santa’s Pony Express is coming to town

Stef Dillon and horses Ella and Pumba will be joined by Santa as they deliver presents throughout the Western Downs.

Santa's Pony Express plans present-drop fundraiser for Careflight.

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Senator: Funding win for our schools

Campaign about school funding is as predictable as it is misleading

WATERCOOLER: Time to change Australia's jobs, wages model?

More than one in 10 young people in Australia are unemployed.

Frozen wages, insecure jobs, shrinking unions … join the dots

Brough's baggage creating headaches for Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull listens to Australian Special Minister for State Mal Brough during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Brough's role as Special Minister of State go to heart of integrity

Are those drugs you're taking worth the 'cheap thrills'?

How many warnings like Jordy's until we get the message on drugs?

YOUR STORY: Should mum pay after kids trashed home?

A photo of damage done to a new car by the young children.

Reader wants to know others' thoughts

UK to use tampon tax to fund rape services

This after 300,000 sign petition to have it tampon tax abolished

QLD Schoolies week over for another year

PARTY TIME: Most kids go to Schoolies to have a good time with their friends, enjoying their first real taste of freedom.

The official week of schoolies celebrations concluded this morning

Yowie is a beast to be reckoned with

BRAVE: Legendary yowie researcher Dean Harrison escaped with his life, just, after two yowie encounters.

Researcher claims he's nearly been killed twice by a yowie

Gran on drugs bangs head on pavement, spits on cop

Police officer tried to help woman off ground before she broke free

Twins, 13, reported missing from Goodna

Police looking for two 13-year-old twins missing from Goodna

Nudist beach would be an asset to Noosa's economy

The Australian Sex Party claims a legal nude beach would be worth $50 million/year to the local economy.

Noosa's economy would gain $50 million if it had a nudist beach

Tug boat capsize and death was 'entirely avoidable'

Ill-fated decision cost boat captain his life.

Weatherill's GST proposal cops flack from community groups

Cash money 
Photo: Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

SA Premier slammed for his 15% GST proposal

Smoking bans in prisons improving inmate quality of life

Mental health is improving in prisons with smoking bans

Australian law change gives student loan access to Kiwis

Expat Kiwis Patricia and Saufo'i Amiatu

They moved when student loan support for new arrivals was scrapped

Clubs NSW drops lawsuit against Andrew Wilkie MP

Gaming room of the Yaralla Sports Club, Gladstone.

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has hit out at Clubs NSW

Hunt hits back at plan to offset emissions by 2050

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

Greg Hunt has called Labor's environment plan a plan to raise bills

Lawyers say negligence caused two-year-old boy’s death

Malaki Bower pictured. Kim Wright and William Bower lost their son Malaki 2 years ago from Croup

'Every parent's worst nightmare came true for this young family'

Gunman in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood clinic

The gunman has barricaded themselves inside Planned Parenthood | Google Maps

Police have warned the area around the clinic is not secure

Chilean coast struck by 6.2 earthquake

SHAKE IT OFF: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake near Fraser Island has been felt in the South Burnett.

There have been no reports of damage

Cancer diagnosis at 31 weeks pregnant: Brave mum-to-be weds

Charlie Nicholson found out she had cancer on Monday, and will wed Shawn Elsmore in the chapel at Auckland City Hospital today, before delivering her son early.

Today she will marry her soulmate before delivering her child early

Water-filled condom craze sweeping the internet

Participants urged to practice water-filled craze with safety

College wins $500k compo over too low basketball court

Architects sued after they failed to deliver full height building

Sporting clubs bogged down by ‘toilet tax’

STEEP PRICE: Gladstone Bowls Club Manager Peter Liddle says council rates and charges are stifling the club’s growth.

Council suggests sports clubs reduce toilet numbers to save money

Schoolies: Look mum, my burnt bum is on the news

Cairns teenager sat in fountain waiting for ambulance

Phuc Dat Bich was a hoax - but what is his real name?

The man who wanted the world to believe he was Phuc Dat Bich. Photo / Facebook

Both posts have since been removed, adding to the mystery

Driving fail: How not to secure your load

Unsecured load comes off ute.

Dash cam captures moment unsecured load smashes into Toowoomba road

Tom Hanks: Life stopped after Rita's cancer diagnosis

Tom Hanks with wife Rita Wilson who is now cancer free

Tom Hanks opens up about his wife's cancer recovery

Anne Hathaway pregnant?

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant

Matt Nable's star continues to rise on screen

Matt Nable in a scene from the TV series Arrow.

FANS can meet the actor at Supanova in Brisbane this weekend.

Drake: 'I'd do Adele's laundry'

Drake has said that he would do "anything with Adele"

Daughter's kidney failure was Depp's darkest hour

Johnny Depp has revealed the "darkest period" of his life

Paul Walker's dad suing Porsche over actor's death

Paul Walker's dad is suing over the crash which took his son's life

Win a $1000 EFTPOS card and avoid buying dodgy presents

Would a $1000 EFTPOS card help you plan your Christmas shopping?

DIY: Add some green to your inner-city living

GREEN WALL: Ayden and Jess’s vertical garden from The Block Triple Threat featured an old Melbourne Cricket Ground gate.

There are ways to live with greenery even in tight spaces

Mercedes GLC mid-size SUV arrives

WELCOME TO THE PARTY: Mercedes' GLC mid-size SUV is sure to boost the high-flying luxury SUV market even further.

Watch out Audi Q5, Merc's C-Class based GLC is about to challenge

Turnbull may slash super tax breaks for an income tax cut

Super tax breaks may be slashed for an income tax cut

New Hummock Hill Island resort under fire

Hummock Hill Island. File photo.

Conservation group slams new resort on Hummock Hill Island

Rio Tinto investment to secure refineries future

EXPANSION CONCERNS: The State Government is being accused of breaking a 2012 election promise by supporting the Stage 3 expansion of the New Acland coal mine. Photo Lyndon Keane / Dalby Herald

Four decades of Rio Tinto bauxite mining announced for Cape York

Former Sam's Warehouse is coming back to life

THE former Sam’s Warehouse building is being brought back to life

Families hit hard as CSG company slashes workforce

Arrow Energy has cut 150 people from its workforce.

Poor performing CSG wells behind decision to lay off 150 workers

Newest hotel for business and pleasure opens with a bang

STRONG INTEREST: The Best Western Hotel Plus Oceanside Kawana Hotel was officially unveiled last night.

Offering 81 rooms, it has already proved a hit with holiday-makers