Council employee Ruth Golden to stand in election

WITH the local government elections having been officially announced, Roma’s Ruth Golden is another local wanting to step back into the ring.

Oldies getting down with IT

NEVER TOO OLD: About 95% of Australian seniors are hitting up the internet daily.

Study shows 95 per cent of Aussie seniors get online every day.

Drugs surpass drink

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS: Police set up traffic operations, testing drug and alcohol. Constable Alyx Still Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

Drug drivers have become more common than drink drivers since 2007.

Roma resident remembers pre-decimal currency

PRETTY PENNY: Pinroo's Bob Barlow still remembers the days when you'd use a few of these Australian pennies to buy a loaf of bread.

It's been several decades since Bob Barlow last saw a penny.

Meet Nigel, the Roma sheep with two hearts

RIGHT: Nigel is the famous Roma sheep with two hearts: one inside and one outside.

Nigel has lots of love to share, but not because he has two hearts.

Game on for businesses

LOCAL SERVICE: Pat Philip and Jake Jenyns from Pat’s Diesel Service have been working with QGC for many years.

Leading natural gas explorer implements new strategies.

Widespread road closures in Taroom and across Banana Shire

Roads across the Taroom region remain closed due to flooding.

Full list of closed roads in Taroom region and across Banana Shire

Roma Police threaten bans to violent pub patrons

Police are issuing bans to people who are violent in pubs.

Police have already banned one pub patron for violent behaviour.

Murder victim Mark Wilkes laid to rest in Dalby

PAYING RESPECTS: Hundreds of people bid farewell to Mark Wilkes on Monday morning.

Family, friends remember dedicated father taken too soon

Maranoa and Murweh differ on voting strategy

The mayoral candidates for the Maranoa are split on the issue of postal voting.

Tyson Golder and Robert Loughnan are split on postal voting.

Accused murderer and arsonist remanded

Dalby man Mark Wilkes died in an Edward St house fire and a man has been charged with his murder.

Binney did not appear before the Dalby Magistrates Court

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WATERCOOLER: What's the use of life in prison?

With Crump’s concurrent life sentences upheld, he has now been denied any hope of release.

Kevin Crump has been denied hope of a meaningful life

Our editor responds to Sue's blues on Byron Bay

Bluesfest is one of the world class festivals held in Byron Bay, that is a real drawcard.

Let's not forget Byron Bay is drawcard for many world class events.

OPINION: Teenagers need feminism too

Author T.J. Hamilton.

Adichie talks about the subtle imbalances that we have in society

War on bikies: Australia's love affair with consorting laws

Rebels Bikie gang visits their Sunshine Coast premisis at Kunda Park. Photo Chris McCormack / Sunshine Coast Daily

Are consorting laws justified or effective against organised crime?

LETTER: Clive Palmer demonised for starting his own party

He is in fact articulate and knowledgeable and does not use notes

No, mums don't have to be switched on 24/7

Parenting is hard, sometimes we all need a time out

Qld homes shaken by strange bright light, noise

A meteorite may have been spotted crashing to earth this evening.

Man says plane-like object looked like UFO

Woman dead and two injured after Kilkivan head-on

Emergency services have responded to a head-on accident on the Wide Bay Hwy.

A WOMAN is dead and two other people injured after a head-on.

Ice, guns seized in police raids targeting Rebels bikie gang

This heavily armoured vehicle was parked outside the Hervey Bay Police Station in the same day detectives from the anti-bikie taskforce contacted raids throughout the Fraser Coast region.

More than 65 officers took part in the early morning search warrants

Queensland police launches support network for LGBTI

Support network to embrace diversity in police workplace

Gladstone doctor trained in Nigeria disputes supervision

“All my education has been in English,” he said.

No jail after man attempts to end life with arson

The Gympie man will not be going to prison after a successful appeal

Scientists could announce 'ripples in fabric of spacetime'

The Orion constellation as seen from the Alloway Observatory.

Discovery would completely change understanding of universe

North Korea restarts plutonium reactor: US spy chief

North Korean’s leader Kim Jong-un

Pyongyang 'could start stockpiling nuclear material within weeks'

Man, 75, preyed on female family members

Serial offender to be released in 30 days

Clive Palmer says business must pay tax share, not families

Clive Palmer says business should pay GST and not families

Medical expert to begin review of black lung x-rays

Callide Mine. Photo Andrew Thorpe / Central Telegraph

An expert will review x-rays of sufferers of black lung disease

Turning breast cancer scars into beautiful tattoo art

HEALING PROCESS: Before and after of a mastectomy scar cover up Susan has done.

Susan Moore is giving breast cancer survivors a new lease on life

Ten dead, 150 injured as trains collide in Germany

Description: Rescue personnel stand in front of two trains that crashed head on near Bad Aibling, southern Germany, Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2016. At least four people were killed in the crash.

The early morning crash took place near Bad Aibling in Bavaria

Gay men want the right to be dull and poorly dressed

Carson Kressley of TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as he poses for a photo at the Melbourne Cup Carnival

"Some gay men are very, very boring and very badly dressed."

Cruise ship hit by 160km/h winds, massive waves

The Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas sails into hurricane-force winds

Fuel is cheap...time to buy something silly?

SUPERCAR SHOPPING: Low oil prices are here to stay and hopefully cheap fuel too: how about that Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster you've always wanted?

Is now the perfect time to buy a heavy drinking supercar?

KFC wedding photo captures attention of the world

The picture of the happy couple in front of Colonel Sanders' face has gone viral.

"I've always had a special relationship with KFC"

VIDEO: Cannibal snake filmed eating fellow serpent alive

A small eyed snake eating another small eyed snake.

Disturbing act caught on film in Toowoomba

Pastor Dave Woodward hosts Biker Blessing with a message

Pastor Dave Woodward gears up for the Biker Blessing at the Door of Hope church in Maryborough on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Church of Christ clergy man held a Bikers Blessing on Sunday

Mayor forced to remove nude art from Facebook

Lismore Gallery Director Brett Adlington with the No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) exhibition which has caught the eye of the Lismore community. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Mayor angry over FB warning. NOTE: Story contains nude photo.

Mile-high skyscraper in Tokyo set to be world's tallest

It will be 1700m when built

Planned skyscraper in Tokyo could be twice as tall as Burj Khalifa

Cheban to teach rich kids how to 'survive' being wealthy

Jonathan Cheban will teach rich kids in New York how to pick the best diamonds and caviar.

Celeb to teach kids how to pick diamonds, eat caviar, choose a jet

Here Come The Habibs rates well, but divides viewers

Tyler De Nawi, Michael Denkha, Camilla Ah Kin, Sam Alhaje and Kat Hoyos star in the TV series Here Come The Habibs.

NEW culture-clash comedy stars a Lebanese-Australian family.

MKR viewers annoyed when Gianni and Zana smash it

My Kitchen Rules contestants Gianni and Zana pictured during their instant restaurant in Melbourne.

SOCIAL media lights up when reality TV villain proves she can cook.

Sofia Vergara's medical aid for drunk wedding guests

Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara supplied IV fluids for drunk guests at wedding

Rebel Wilson propositioned by bartender

Rebel Wilson thinks being famous makes dating "way harder"

Idris Elba: Change is coming to the Oscars

Idris Elba believes "change is coming" at the Oscars

Simple 15-minute test a ticket to instant happiness

TAKE THE TEST: Researcher Paula Loveday is looking into happiness. Journalist Kathy Sundstrom (left) is put through happiness testing by Paula.

Could a 15-minute exercise be the key to instant happiness?

Tiny, rare albino turtle found on Sunshine Coast beach

A rare albino turtle found on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Adrienne Savage via Facebook

Alby was one of 122 hatchlings making journey from nest

Landry to support changes to allow medicinal cannabis crops

Amendments to act expected to go before parliament in coming weeks

Bechtel selling wacky and wonderful items in Gladstone

NEED a steel igloo? What about a ute or an SUV? Find it all here.

Instagram offers same multiple account move as Twitter

An Instagram feed shown on an iPhone 4s.

The social media platform made this announcement this morning.

Rise in job ads points to employment growth to come

For the year to January, job ads increased by 10.8%

Could refugees fill the gaps left by mining downturn?

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry believes serious consideration should be given to settling refugees in regional areas.

Inviting refugees to regional areas could fill hole left by mines

Owners need to impress as competition tougher than ever

INCENTIVES: Penny Wood Lane principal Paul Bryan believes landlords need to set themselves apart in order to secure tenants.

First impressions count, particularly when the competition is tough

Medicals miss some cases of black lung

BACK ON THE RADAR: A sixth confirmed case of black lung has renewed interest in the health hazards of coal mining.

Professor David Cliff says black lung disease has always been around