Support surges for Gympie fire victim Alexis and her family

UPDATE: THE Gympie community has leapt forward to help the family of 12-year-old fire victim Alexis Dean as she remains in a critical condition.

Holidays off to a good start at Cooloola Cove

FOR YOUTH: Youngsters enjoying the first day of free holiday activities at Cooloola Cove.

School Holiday Activity Program off to a fun filled start

St Patrick’s 2016 presentees have a ball

NIGHT OF NIGHTS: Presentees at Friday night's St Patrick's Ball with chaperones Terry and Jan Nolan and Fr Pat Cassidy (centre front).

Moonlight Serenade theme for St Patrick's ball

WATCH: Learner hits wrong pedal, careens into Gympie house

A car crashed into a Gympie home this afternoon.

Fire fighters winch car stuck in front wall of Gympie home

Field fashion wins at Gympie RSL Raceday

Nicole Cliff won the Contemporary Ladies Racewear and Most Stylish Lady categories and Cathy Willis won the Ladies Classic Racewear category.

Winners from the 2016 RSL Race Day Fashions on the Field

Next round of major works for Bruce Hwy upgrade

Previous works at the Traveston section of the Bruce Hwy.

Works on Cooroy to Curra Section C upgrade enter new phase

32 more fabulous things to do these school holidays

There's no reason for Gympie kids to be bored these school holidays.

There's no reason for Gympie kids to be bored these school holidays

James Nash sculptures a feature of Vallery art festival

One of the James Nash State High School sculpture entries in Mary Valley Art Festival.

James Nash State High sculptors enter Valley art fest

Nominations open for leadership awards

The 2015 National Young Manager of the Year Rebecca McSwiney.

Nominations open for leadership excellence awards

Fishermen using 'machine guns' to scare: ALP candidate

INTIMIDATION CLAIM: Labor Wide Bay candidate Lucy Stanton says net fishers are using guns to intimidate Teewah and Noosa North Shore residents and visitors.

Teewah netters accused of defying weapons and environment laws

South American “coup” for Gympie chickens

FOR THE BIRDS: Stephen Cummins in front of the chicken run he designed for his feathered friends; Poppy, Mrs Scruffy and Esmeralda.

Not just for the birds. Stephen has a "coup" for Gympie

Find out what’s going on in Gympie

GYMPIE U3A. Leslie Buffet (left) and Yvonne Artho discuss the colouring class.

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The nightmare of getting proper care for one resident

Elderly Gympie woman pleads for help at home

LNP says Labor has committed nothing to Wide Bay

WRITER: The LNP campaign manager for Wide Bay, Ben Ellingsen.

Llew O'Brien's campaign manager lines up Lucy Stanton

Tin Can Bay Chamber of Commerce weighs in on election

CONCERNED: Cameron Henderson, president of the Tin Can Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Tin Can Bay Chamber of Commerce fears for its business community

Voter unconvinced LNP is best option for Wide Bay

George Wakelin

Letter writer asks why vote for the LNP in Wide Bay?

Working full time and being a mum just as hard as each other

"Everyone is in different situations with their own challenges."

OPINION: It’s back to 1973 for the UK and that's OK

Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson attends a Vote Leave campaign event in London, Britain, 04 June 2016. Britons will vote on whether to remain in or leave the EU in a referendum on 23 June 2016.  EPA/WILL OLIVER

Is the sky really falling in because of Brexit?

OPINION: It's time to save our speedway

JUNIOR KARTS: Heath Parker, Zoe Smith and Cody Reynolds placed first, second and third in their junior karts heat at Carina Speedway. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

It's time to step up and save Carina Speedway

Nearly half of QLD mums aren't confident to return to work

Nearly half of QLD mums aren't confident about returning to work.

Police guard Wilsonton Heights unit after damage by blaze

Firefighters extinguish a fire in a unit, Claret St,

Resident in hospital for burns to feet as fire re-ignites

BREAKING: Teen fronts court for crash that killed Hope Dell

Hope Dell

Crash victim's mum make emotional statement

This is the very first thing Shorten says he'll do

Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten visited Oxley to announce a major upgrade to the Ipswich Motorway.

The first piece of legislation Shorten would introduce is surprising

10 tips for a long and strong marriage

After sixty-six years of marriage, Fay Wyeth says dating should never get old and it’s okay to admire the opposite sex as long as it’s nothing more.

10. Always have a sense of humour

Eddie Obeid guilty of misconduct in public office

Former NSW Labor Minister, Eddie Obeid, answers questions outside his home in Sydney on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) recommended the Director of Public Prosecutions consider charging Mr Obeid with the criminal offence of misconduct in public office for corruptly lobbying colleagues to favour his family's secret business interests. (AAP Image/Paul Miller) NO ARCHIVING

Former NSW Labor powerbroker found guilty of misconduct in office

Company tight lipped as to whether a ransom was paid

The car believed to be involved in the kidnapping.

The Australian men were released from the attackers on Sunday.

'Lack of jobs a reason to leave the EU': Scotsman says

Jo and Doug Blackhurst are the joint presidents of Mackay District Junior Rugby Union. They are hoping to bring organisation and more people into the sport.

Mackay junior rugby league presidents all over Brexit result

Luke and Cody are through to the House Rules grand final

DALBY BOYS: Luke and Cody Cook are up against Claire and Hagan in the House Rules grand final.

DALBY twins are one step closer to having Luke's mortgage paid off.

VIDEO: Jay Leno flips in 2500hp Hemi on track

Car flips after wheelie stunt.

"2500 horsepower on two wheels. What could go wrong?"

BREXIT: The best damn rant from comedian John Oliver

John Oliver tries to explain the Brexit result.

"Like catching an ice cream cone because a child was hit by a car."

Second Brexit: Iceland forces UK out of Euro 2016

England coach Roy Hodgson salutes Wayne Rooney as he leaves the pitch to be replaced during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between England and Iceland, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Fans chant: "You're not fit to wear the shirt" at the final whistle.

WATCH: How a texan llama uses a leaf blower to stay cool

A Texan zoo has found a creative way to keep a llama cool

Star-struck Gladstone man seeks selfie with Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hansen in Gladstone June 24, 2016. Pauline and Fraser Anning.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

FLYNN voter visits his favourite pollie.

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Footballer given brown...I mean, red card for farting

Swedish soccer player Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was given a red card for breaking wind deliberately

‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’

Teen couple kissing at Woolworths 'disgusting'

'I reported the matter to Policelink'

Tweed Shire couple shows generous spirit on The Briefcase

Murwillumbah parents Troy and Mem Hockley in a scene from the TV series The Briefcase.

TROY and Mem Hockley give more than they receive on divisive show.

Murwillumbah couple to feature on The Briefcase tonight

Murwillumbah parents Mem and Troy Hockley will appear on the TV series The Briefcase.

PARENTS will face dilemma over briefcase containing $100,000 cash.

REVIEW: Game of Thrones S6E10 The Winds of Winter

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones.

*WARNING this story contains spoilers for today's season final*

The Hard Word speaks to Carnifex

Carnifex are about to release new music with their sixth album. Photo Contributed

We talk life, blood, and metal.

EXCLUSIVE: Ginia Rinehart and Coast groom ‘extremely happy’

Ginia Rinehart and Simon Robinson were married on Hamilton Island at the weekend.

Ginia Rinehart has tied the knot with her Nambour sweetheart

LISTEN: Six illegal Bowen workers await deportation

AIN'T ALL BAD: Backpackers like Alice Arzenton, Irene Brussa and Jasmine Piller are thrilled to have found somewhere like Robertson Flower Farm in Bundaberg that treats them well. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Carl Walker applauded the tough approach.

Samsung's new camera lets you create 360-degree content

Want to create your own 360-degree video content?

This is what Siri looks like in real life

RECALCUATING: The voice of Siri, Karen Jacobsen, presenting a workshop for the staff at Limestone Dental the day after singing at the State of Origin.

She's the woman behind the voice in your phone

OPINION: Zero budget increase is bad news

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

My Comment with QT Editor Peter Chapman

No-fuss Samsung tablet a winner for kids and commuters

Get this Samsung tablet for FREE with a local news subscription.

THIS is one handy addition to your device line-up.

Missed Sydney's Vivid Festival? Here's how it looked.

Vivid Sydney Cruise

WATCH: This year's Vivid Festival in colour