Bell rings for the first time at Ipswich's newest school

Close to 250 Year 7 students walk through the gates at Bellbird Park State Secondary College for the first time.

Upgrades to schools completed during the holidays

VITAL UPGRADES COMPLETE: Grand Ave State School principal Tony Maksoud with Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch. the school was one of many who received funding from the State Government to update their facilities.

Tradies were back at school in the holidays to complete upgrades.

UPDATE: RSPCA abandon search for dog with tape on muzzle

 RSPCA Inspector Laurie Stageman.

UNSUCCESSFUL end to a 12-day search for malnourished dog

Police issue warrant over $24K theft

Security camera footage captures a thief stealing $24,000 from Indian Mehfil Restaurant in Ipswich.

CCTV footage crucial in arrest of alleged thief

Cops punched, cut during violent arrest of alleged car thief

RUSH: Police were on a frantic rush to a Boyne Island street after receiving multiple 000 calls.

Police have charged a man and a woman following the incident

Educators gather to talk about multicultural education

WELL ATTENDED: Dr Eseta Tualaulelei, Dr Jillian Guy, Dr Ann Milne, Associate Professor Jon Austin, Dr Renee Demarchelier and Professor Ken Udas at the symposium.

Renowned educators gather in Springfield for symposium.

CLOSED: Massive clothing chain shuts down for good

Sixty-eight stores employing 560 people will close by January 31

Australia Day 'sickie' will cost us $54 million

Australia Day at Mooloolaba Beach.

Nearly 380,000 workers set to chuck post-Australia Day sickies

Man arrested over Coast taxi driver bashing

Ocean Street cab, taxi rank, Maroochydore. Photo Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily

Stolen taxi found dumped in Brisbane, man to face court

OUR SAY: 1am lockout laws not the answer to pub violence

Often the drinking starts well before the club or hotel.

Mandatory scanning at clubs and last drinks laws better option

Amazon's Aussie hiring spree as it prepares for local launch

Amazon warehouse

It is the global behemoth poised to shake up our retail industry

Is your child a digital zombie or next Apple genius?

Children’s technology and learning expert, Dr. Kristy Goodwin

Digital education experts reveals her tips for use of tech

Boyne Smelter to close cells, cut production after power price spike

Boyne Smelters general manager operations Joe Rea announced job cuts due to increased power prices.

BSL is due to cut production and jobs because of electricity prices.

800 new jobs coming with NDIS to Bundaberg

FLYING FREE: The NDIS will help people with a disability live life to the full.

NDIS set to provide massive economic boom to region

Trump's protectionist tone weakens US markets

US stockmarket fell in response to Trump's inauguration speech

CFMEU official under fire for corporate spending

CFMEU Mackay district president Stephen Smyth at a rally.

Claims local official "racked up thousands" on corporate credit card

Meth stockpile linked to Drayton, Newtown shootings

SHOTS FIRED: A Police SOC officer removes a fire arm from a ute in the driveway of a Rudd St home. A crime scene has been declared at Rudd St, Drayton after shots were fired this morning.

Two suburban shooting incidents linked: Toowoomba police

Wagners, council face off in multi-million dollar dispute

Denis Wagner gives press conference after the inquiry into the involvment of the Wagners quarry in the 2011 floods. Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 . Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle

Not the first time Wagners and the council have faced off

‘His dad called me an Aussie sl*t,’ Melbourne killer's friend

‘His dad called me an Aussie sl*t,’ says friend of Melbourne driver

Barnaby Joyce distances Australia from Trump climate policy

Barnaby Joyce says Australia won’t be following Donald Trump’s lead on climate change policies.

Australia won’t be following Trump’s lead on renewable energy

OUT OF HOSPITAL: Bourke St suspect to face charges

Melbourne man Dimitrious "Jimmy" Gargasoulas is accused of driving a car into a crowd in Melbourne's Bourke Street on Friday, killing two adults and a child.

THE man accused of Melbourne’s Bourke St attack is out of hopsital

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone belonging to a 13-year-old girl, that melted in her hand.

Electronics giants accepts responsibility for $5.3 billion blunder

Invisible threat adds burn to heatwave

You can't feel it or see it but UV radiation is what's causing sunburn and it's at extreme levels.

UV radiation more than five times safe limit during heatwave

Australia Day: Why we should holiday at home this year

Noosa National Park ticks all the boxes for a travel experience for Aussies.

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast among top destinations for short breaks

Aussie celebrity ladies join fight against Donald Trump

Nicole Trunfio was one of the many Australian women swept up in the fight against Donald Trump.

Supermodel Australian Nicole Trunfio was actually in the fray.

Sally Faulkner's message to ex-husband in Lebanon

Lahela, Ali Elamine, Noah and Sally Faulkner in happier times.

“I do not have, and did not have any contact with them"

Bourke St aftermath: "Night courts" to stop easy bail

Visitors lay flowers at a shrine on Bourke St.

Victoria will establish a "night court" system.

Heartwarming note left for Muslim man as Trump sworn in

A picture of the note shared on Twitter by Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty)

“Today begins a new stage for our country," it read.

Pope warns of leaders "like Hitler" as Trump sworn in

Pope Francis greets faithful during the Angelus, traditional Sunday's prayer, in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, 22 January 2017

POPE Francis warns against the rise of leaders like Adolf Hitler.

Trump staffer calls misleading errors "alternative facts"

Trump spokesperson comes up with clever word for misleading error

Search for mystery stingray whisperer

PHOTOGRAPHER'S QUEST: Annie Owens would like to find the girl in this picture who called in a whipray.

Young girl amazes crowd by calling in a stingray for a pat

Lucky possum escapes python that ate its mother

Georgie the possum is now with Wildcare Australian.

Georgie’s new home has a fake pouch but he is beginning explore.

This Buderim woman spent Christmas in a war zone

ICRC aid workers Kerry Page, reviewing the figures on Afghanistan's health program with the country's most experienced and longest serving Health Field Officer.

While you carved the ham this woman was helping war wounded

2017 a triple treat for Coast triplets

FINAL YEAR: Clegg triplets (top) Matthew, Riley and Tayla ready for High School. The trio are in for a massive year and beyond.

Plenty of milestones ahead as Clegg kids start Year 12

WATCH: Crowd gathers to watch Rocky's CBD croc

Crocodile sign.
Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The crocodile sighting thrilled children watching from the riverbank

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be a guest chef for a week on the 2017 season of MasterChef Australia.

AFTER Marco’s defection to Seven, MasterChef signs a true food hero.

Big Bang spin-off to be about kid Sheldon

Jim Parsons in a scene from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Actor Jim Parsons has dished on an upcoming Big Bang Theory spin-off

How Adam Brand’s Nashville dream fell apart

Country music singer Adam Brand talks about how heartbreak stopped him chasing his Nashville dream.

SINGER reveals how heartbreak stopped him from chasing his dream.