"Much respected' volunteer killed in glider crash

In just his third flying lesson Airlie Beach man Norbert Gross died in a glider crash near Toowoomba.

Dogs on beach - on leash - anywhere?

DOGGED ISSUE: Troy Dare and Sunny are happy with the dog beach access rules the way they are.

Teenager calling for 'ruff' justice

'My children are not a number': Rocky mum turns lives around

CHANGED FUTURES: Bailee Stjernqvist, Penny Martin, Kazzi Doyle and Nathan Baira. Penny has taken in several teenagers who have turned their lives around with her help and support.

These teens have made huge changes to their futures

Model says she couldn't find work here due to skin colour

Duckie Thot arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Her career took off after appearing on Australia's Next Top Model.

Family fumes after $250 fee to register 'dead' cat

REUNITED: Todd and Danielle Porteous thought their cat, Storm, was dead after going missing 3.5 years ago. They even made a memorial for him for their young son, Zephia.

Coast woman angry after copping fee for 'dead' cat

Need a VIP chauffeur? Don's the man for the Games

HOT WHEELS: Warwick car enthusiast Don Hughes has been selected as a volunteer driver for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Car enthusiast turns VIP chauffeur for major sporting event

Global role for Toowoomba mental health advocate

Toowoomba resident and long-term mental health advocate Michael Burge OAM has been elected to the board of the World Federation for Mental Health.

World Federation for Mental Health appointment for Toowoomba man

Robert Irwin to get conservation hero award

Robert Irwin with a lemur.

Robert Irwin to receive conservation award

'I regret sending my daughter to school too early'

"She had started formal education too early."

Identical twins give birth on same day

Identical twins Becky Pistone (left) with baby Andi and Rachael McGeoch with William gave birth to their newborns hours apart using ‘twin power’.

The sisters went into labour after synching births with ‘twin power’

Mum plans to invoice ‘no-shows’ at daughter’s birthday party

Would you send out an invoice?

"Am I being unreasonable to send a terse note to these families?"

Mum loses custody of kids because of how she handled tantrum

Check out the activities to help get kids away from the TV these school holidays.

Mum reveals how police took away her two young children

Drs told to offer mums screen for intellectual disabilities

The genetic test for fragile X syndrome costs as little as $100

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

'Traumatised': Young family's 4WD plunges into deep water

4WD comes unstuck on sand bar at Double Island Point.

Kids in back as 4WD plunges into water ad Double Island Point

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

Final days to win $5000 BCF voucher!

$5000 BCF voucher up for grabs!

Don't miss out on this!

Last fishing trip entry form in tomorrow's paper!

Don't miss out on this great prize!

Only a few days left to get into competition!

7 weird fishing superstitions

WOWEE! This is a deadly combination if you're heading out fishing! Photo: contributed

Any of these ring true for you?

Meet the Pizza Nazi: No ham or pineapple. No nonsense

ROCCO DeAngelis used to be known as the ‘Pizza Nazi’ so if you utter the words “ham” or “pineapple” and Rocco will be calling “Next!”.

Miranda Kerr's personal chef spills on how celebrities eat

Miranda Kerr pictured on the set of the TV series Australia's Next Top Model. Supplied by Foxtel.

“There are lots of do’s, don’ts and maybes with celebrities,” she said.

Loni Jane: Why I gave up meat five years ago

Vegan influencer Loni Jane with vegetables in her backyard veggie patch. Picture Glenn Hampson

Loni Jane made a decision that changed her life.

Mum pioneers 'gut friendly' bread - and it tastes real

Natasha Hovarth and son Aden with loaves of Aden's Choice.

Not many eight-year-olds can say they have a bread named after them

Get the kids in the kitchen

Get your kids cooking these holidays with these tasty mini pizzas.

When the offspring are bored try some kids-in-the-kitchen action

The beer that's poles apart from our own

Polish beer is great, even if you can't pronounce it

RECIPE: Let's take a dip

Matt Sinclair's beetroot hummus is perfect when a crowd is about to converge on your home.

The quick fix when unexpected guests come calling

11 items you’re probably not cleaning but should

CLEANING is a chore. It’s time-consuming but necessary, and both annoying and satisfying at the same time.

How to hack Kmart and Officeworks for home styling

Customers say having the checkout in the middle of the store is “disorienting”. Picture: Lindsay Moller

Professional property styling is a booming business

Law and order in the laundry

The most utilitarian room in the home, the laundry.

For full loads in the machine conserve water by waiting

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower

Quarry Gardens future could bloom with Premier

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has given the strongest indication yet the Quarry Gardens project may come to fruition.

Garden competition entrant loves to inspire others

GREEN THUMB: Toowoomba man David Stanfield loves sharing his garden with others.

A day in the life of a Toowoomba gardener

FULL WINNERS: Parade a floral and fun affair

Grand Central Floral Parade. Carnival of Flowers 2017. September 2017

'Hours and hours of blood, sweat and tears went into them'

Gardening with kids, one of life's simple pleasures

Give the kids their own pot or space in the garden to grow whatever they want, but make it fun.

Get outside and you could have a green thumb on your hands

Get ready Toowoomba, it's carnival time

IT'S HERE: The Carnival of Flowers organiser Kate Scott sets up for the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival.

The Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival showcases the best produce

Pair's work in garden wins them country champion

WINNERS: Paul and Noela Rubb celebrate in their champion Haden garden.

Winning Country Grand Champion Garden this year is big achievement

Peaceful garden one of best in Toowoomba region

WINNING CREATION: Robyn Rolfe and Timo Sihvola's Vale View garden was awarded as Country Reserve Grand Champion in The Chronicle Garden Competition.

Robyn Rolfe planted more than 3000 seedlings

Live high life on Low Isles

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from one of its most historic offshore destinations

I nearly became a Cuban's sugar-mumma

Lou Blair, right, with a friend. Picture: Lou BlairSource:Supplied

I almost became a ‘sugar mamma’ while travelling through Cuba

How to entertain the kids these holidays

Thrillseekers on one of the rides at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

School's out and now you have to find ways to entertain them

Did you play these road trip games?

Pull out a few old-fashioned road trip games for the school holidays and watch the kids squirm without their devices.

Try these old-fashioned road trip games on the kids these holidays

Famous vets to star at dog lovers show

Vet Chris Brown will attend the Brisbane Dog Lovers Show in November.

More than 500 dogs will be on hand at the annual Brisbane show

Tweeters Country Getaway: where birds soar over the gorge

Tweeters Country Getaway

An ‘outback’ experience but just two hours from Brisbane

REVEALED: New life for stunning luxury Whitsundays resort

LOCATION, LOCATION: An aerial shot over Palm Bay Resort, located on Long Island in the Whitsundays.

It's been a long road, but Palm Bay Resort is thriving

Sophie Monk on nude photo shoot with Playboy magazine

SHE’S not shy when it comes to being in front of a camera, but Bachelorette Sophie Monk has opened up about her one regret from shooting for Playboy.

MOVIE REVIEW: Crackingly paced but runs out of puff

Bryan Brown and Jenny Wu in a scene from the movie Australia Day.

Australia Day is a work of art, but its stories don’t quite mesh.

Woman goes on excruciating date

Abbie suffers through an excruciating date with James on First Dates.

ONE woman has been set up with a guy who has never been on a date.

Australian Survivor’s strategist gets the boot

Henry Nicholson and Jonathan LaPaglia pictured on Australian Survivor.

THE biggest game player is out, after the best blindside yet.

From Hoges to Holly for Brissie star

Hoges actor Josh Lawson has a role in a new Hollywood romantic comedy.

Josh Lawson lands a romcom role alongside a Game of Thrones star.

What’s behind the biggest Shark Tank fights

The Shark Tank panel go to war once more.

THE Sharks reveal what really makes their blood boil.

Fans can’t believe Sofia Vergara’s Emmys date

Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara, left, and Sofia Vergara arrive at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

THE Modern Family star walked the red carpet with a handsome man.

Buyer allegedly pulls a knife on guy over $1100 'Yeezy' shoes

A high-end sneaker deal has gone awry for a young man who elected to conduct the transaction in a Sydney park last night.

'Naked jumper' proves a hit as it sells out online

Calvin Klein’s see-through jumper.

Emperor's new clothes or fashion revolution?

Paris, Milan dream one step closer for 14-year-old model

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, at the Grand Palais, in Paris, France, 05 March 2013. The presentation of the Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/14 collections runs from 26 February to 06 March. EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA

Nevaya Adkins taking strides to world runway

What it’s like to compete in Miss Nude World

It might be just us, but we don’t think Isabelle has anything to worry about.

It's Friday afternoon and Isabelle Deltore is freaking out

Sexy rashie swimsuit helps all shapes get in the swim

A Une Piece swimsuit is made with 28 pieces of Italian UPF50+ rated fabric that flatter and support the female shape.

A Une Piece swimsuit flatters and supports the female shape

Style: Designer's love of travel reflected in her new label

Fashion label Lavee

Mia Lavee is ready to share her designs with the world

Toowoomba's $500m Grand Central build creates jobs

EXTERNAL construction is complete on the $500 million redevelopment of Grand Central shopping centre, owned by the Queensland Investment Corporation.

Myer, David Jones: why big retailers are struggling

Myer is facing tough times

Christmas 2017 is going to be make or break

Tomorrow’s Special Buys range at Aldi has people all excited

ALDI’S Special Buys are known to cause something akin to hysteria

How to cut grocery bill from $500 to $250 a month

Forget worrying about your fancy Saturday post-pilates brunch

Saving money made simple for pensioners

SAVING MONEY: John Scarborough says people should grow as much food as they can, and that lettuce, silverbeet and herbs are good crops to start with.

Local shares how he makes pension go further

DJI Spark drone is child's play to fly

EASY: Getting great footage with the DJI Spark is very easy thanks to a good stabilised camera.

My 13-year-old son was flying it in minutes

Top 10 most popular items sold at Costco

Cr Kylie Stoneman, Costco managing director Patrick Noone and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli at the site for the Bundamba Costco.

Costco stocks hundreds of different brands

"We are not able to treat it": Antibiotics' STI superbug

OVERUSE of antibiotics is worsening the danger of a treatment-resistant STI.

Connie’s last moments: ‘She went out on top’

Samuel Johnson said Connie ‘went out on top’.

Samuel Johnson has opened up about his sister Connie’s final moments

How teen girls should be taught about sex

Teenage girls are the most over-sexualised creatures on the planet

How dry spell could be making us sick

Bacteria Generic.

Public health warnings are being circulated as a dry spell continues

High anxiety: how to deal with social phobias

The key fear in social anxiety is of receiving a negative evaluation which could lead to public humiliation.

Help your mental health in Mind You with Rowena Hardy

Biggest same-sex marriage myths dispelled

Dr Lai as she appears in the ‘vote no’ TV campaign.Source:Supplied

We explain myths about SSM you're probably still falling for

Why coffee is so darn good

Why do we love this stuff so much?

Why do we love it so much and what is it doing to our bodies?

How to deal with a teen glued to social media

Michelle Mitchell shares her top six strategies to help parents become involved in their teen's online world

Gender bending politics needs to stay away from my daughter

Would you dress your baby or toddler girl in blue, or let your boy wear a dress?

All things parenting in Daddy-O with Owen Jacques

More tech and less talk means children are losing their speech skills

USE YOUR WORDS: Screens cannot replace person-to-person interactions for teaching language or communication.

Too much screen time raises concerns about language development

After a 17 hour labour, my midwife attacked me for being gay

'After a 17-hour labour, my midwife attacked me for being gay'

"I was so shocked I said nothing. I was silent."

How to combat those bedtime stalling tactics

Getting your child's sleeping pattern right can take time.

Routine important for children

Never do this on a playground slide

Riding down slides while sitting on a parent’s lap increases the risk of injury

Riding down slides on a parent’s lap increases the risk of injury

Do you know where Chinese checkers came from?

Board games can keep kids entertained for hours.

Revive these old favourites during school holidays

The secret to a long marriage? There's no such thing

60 years later, and they're still going strong

Toowoomba, Townsville, Cairns topping sex toys list

Sex toys remain popular in Townsville, Cairns and Toowoomba.

Online adult store Femplay has listed Townsville at number four

They met online over a decade ago, now they're engaged

LOVE ONLINE: Derek Zomer and Jennifer Jackson met in an online gaming forum when they were young teenagers and fell in love after a decade-long friendship. They're now engaged.

Love conquers the world for this long-distance couple

Wife ditched after stroke finds new love

Riona Kelly has found love after her husband left her five days after she had a stroke.

Doctors warned Riona Kelly that she may never walk again