Telstra will give all customers free mobile data on Sunday

SOMEONE at Telstra will no doubt be laying low for a few days after 800,000 customers lost phone and internet access due to an "embarrasing human error".

Driver sorry for offences

A Cooloola Cove man claims clouded judgement in court.

Planning ahead pays off for Southside gardener

Keen Southside gardener Fay Neucom poses in her garden.

Southside gardener plans ahead to enjoy her garden.

About 470 Mary River turtle hatchlings have emerged

Mary River turtles.

As many as 470 Mary River turtles have hatched this season.

Working on power woes

Residents to the north of Gympie gathered recently to protest ongoing problems with their power supply.

Power problems north of Gympie are being reviewed.

Record number of nursing graduates warmly welcomed

FROM LEFT: Nursing graduates who will be taking up positions at the Gympie hospital, Kat Sellick, Kitrina Smedes, Kylie Roebuck and Jaidyn Lorensen.

A warm welcome has been extended to a number of nursing graduates.

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.

Quick response on Gympie northside power problems

RESPONSE: Gympie northside residents have achieved quick results to their campaign, on Facebook and in The Gympie Times, to overcome power supply problems from Curra to Gunalda and Glenwood.

Ergon and minister Mark Bailey respond quickly to power supply woes

Gympie-born flood victim died doing what he loved best

Monto flood victim and lifetime farmer Ian Louttit died last week doing what he loved best.

LIFETIME farmer, Gympie-born Ian Louttit died doing what he loved best at age 80. ...

Call for power giants to get back to basics on electricity

Back to earth call for Ergon-Energex merger

Residents: High flying electricity corporations not doing their job

Lake Borumba closed to all water-based recreation - again

Borumba Dam has been closed to all water-based recreational activity again today after recent testing revealed a new spike in blue green algae levels.

Lake Borumba closed to all water-based recreation - again

Ergon faces electricity rebellion over blackouts

Gunalda township has a serious problem with power supply from Ergon Energy.  Samantha Forsyth and Sue Chapman (pictured front) with residents gathered at a recent meeting in Gunalda to demand a better go.

Ergon faces electricity rebellion over blackouts

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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

Bundaberg accused rapist may not get fair trial: court

The jury may be unfairly prejudiced against him, the judge said.

One dead after fire engulfs home in Brisbane

The Sherwood home engulfed with flames

A PERSON has died in a house fire on Brisbane's south side

Greg Holmes in starting side as Reds tackle Brumbies

Queensland Reds players Greg Holmes

Queensland prop Greg Holmes to join Reds against Brumbies on Friday

Townsville soldier bashed possum, boasted on Snapchat

Ringtail possum.

Two months jail for soldier who bashed possum at barracks

Police hunt for Toyota 86 stolen from Beaudesert

A car was stolen after a home invasion in Beaudesert

Unitywater leaves plumbers, customers footing the bill

A new Unitywater policy will see customers pay for infrastructure

Labor makes public show as Medicare faces privatisation

Labor leader Bill Shorten labelled the plan “anti-Medicare”.

Minister: I did not act inappropriately during China trip

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull faced calls for him to sack Mr Robert.

Turnbull mulls over cuts to superannuation tax breaks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull Government may cut superannuation contribution tax breaks

Close The Gap plan could be "doomed to fail" says Dodson

Close The Gap strategy could be "doomed to fail"

Landry to support changes to allow medicinal cannabis crops

Amendments to act expected to go before parliament in coming weeks

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

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

Residents across North and South Islands report feeling quake

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

Air harvesting could be our freshest new industry

Collecting air with special harvesting nets. Photo: Facebook

Air 'connoisseurs' prepared to pay big dollars for the right stuff

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

Baby monitor 'ghost' spooks terrified parents

While the baby is fast asleep a "white figure" suddenly emerges.

While the baby is fast asleep a 'white figure' suddenly emerges

WATCH: Flying dildo hits NZ politician during speech

A flying fake penis has hit a Kiwi politician in the face on TV

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

Oscar nominees' booty

Gift list for this year's actor and director Oscar nominees

Freebies to Oscar nominees get weirder each year

Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Sylvester Stallone attend the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, in Beverly Hills, California. The pair will receive a goodie bag each worth

Extravagant freebies dished out to Oscar nominees get weirder

Elton John wanted a daughter

Sir Elton John wishes he became a father earlier in life

Ryan Reynolds, Amy Schumer, star in Super Bowl ads

Plenty of famous faces in this year's Superbowl ads

The mental health risks facing our long term unemployed

Mental illness is a growing concern for the long term unemployed.

Suicide rates among the unemployed rose 22% during the GFC

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander road test and review

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II in top-spec Highlander guise is a value tempter in the seven-seater large SUV segment.

Plushest Santa Fe variant gets the family test

Hugh Jackman being treated for skin cancer

Jackman took to Instagram to announce more skin cancer treatment

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

Business turns male dominated trend on its head

SPARKS FLY: Zach Johnson, of Spark Bureau, with Amigo co-founder Emma Wishaw and Devine Bodies founder Shelly Devine.

One Coast start-up business is 80% founded by women

Solar saves Byron money

Solar energy.

The Byron Shire Council is saving money thanks to a new solar system