Regional News

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Acland facing ‘nightmare scenario’ as court action continues

Premium Content Acland facing ‘nightmare scenario’ as court action continues

The Land Court has set a tentative date for a new hearing into the expansion of the New Acland Coal Mine later this year. But that will be too late for the mine’s...

Thu 11 Feb 2021

Teen draws knife on young boy cycling home

Premium Content Teen draws knife on young boy cycling home

A Toowoomba mother has been left horrified after her son was threatened by a knife-wielding teen while out on a bike ride.

Wed 10 Feb 2021

Aussie COVID travel bubble: 5 things you must know

Premium Content Aussie COVID travel bubble: 5 things you must know

The fear of snap border closures is putting Australians off interstate holidays. But you can take measures for peace of mind.

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Oakey contamination claim against Commonwealth hits $92m

Premium Content Oakey contamination claim against Commonwealth hits $92m

A Toowoomba Regional Council damages claim against the Commonwealth for PFAS contamination at Oakey has increased seven-fold.

Wed 3 Feb 2021

Wife blows kiss to sex predator dad who violated young child

Premium Content Wife blows kiss to sex predator dad who violated young child

A Warwick court heard the man’s own daughter was just one of three girls violated by the serial predator.

Tue 2 Feb 2021

Regional quarantine facility proposal hits PM’s desk

Premium Content Regional quarantine facility proposal hits PM’s desk

It’s been over a week since the Premier raised the possibility of quarantine hubs. Now a proposal for a regional quarantine facility – of which Toowoomba could be a...

Toowoomba tops list for most 2020 babies

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The Toowoomba region has topped the state for most babies born in 2020, according to new Queensland Government data – here’s how many new faces we welcomed last year.

Sat 30 Jan 2021

Weis factory worker shares fond memories of iconic brand

Premium Content Weis factory worker shares fond memories of iconic brand

A born-and-bred Toowoomba man has shared his memories of growing up and working with Weis, as the Toowoomba factory shut its doors.

Mon 25 Jan 2021

Revealed: Qld private school fees for 2021

Premium Content Revealed: Qld private school fees for 2021

School fees at most Queensland private schools have increased despite the financial impacts of COVID-19. SEE THE LIST

Revealed: Shocking rate of our aged care abuse

Premium Content Revealed: Shocking rate of our aged care abuse

After recent revelations of deaths in aged care facilities, the shocking rate of abuse in Queensland homes has been laid bare.

‘Very frustrating’: PM gets impatient with Premier

Premium Content ‘Very frustrating’: PM gets impatient with Premier

He might have got chummier with her lately, but Scott Morrison has put Annastacia Palaszcuk on notice over a vital need for Queensland.

Fri 22 Jan 2021

Regional QLD’s ‘rising’ property stars revealed

Premium Content Regional QLD’s ‘rising’ property stars revealed

Queensland’s regional property market is booming, with 72 locations across the state now identified as “rising markets”. See the full list.

‘Absolute joke’: Toowoomba’s fury over Wilsonton 9 sentence

Premium Content ‘Absolute joke’: Toowoomba’s fury over Wilsonton 9 sentence

An outpouring of shock and some anger at the sentencing of the Wilsonton Nine after the final three involved in the death of Debbie Combarngo had their charges...

Tue 19 Jan 2021

Rental crisis warning as vacancy rates tighten across state

Premium Content Rental crisis warning as vacancy rates tighten across state

Bad news for tenants with latest figures showing the rental market is nearing crisis point as vacancy rates dip below one per cent across the state.

‘Liar and trickster worthy of a Broadway musical’

Premium Content ‘Liar and trickster worthy of a Broadway musical’

A charity founder and former Queensland Young Australian of the Year has been likened to a notorious fictional character in a scathing judgment suggesting possible...

Mon 18 Jan 2021

Town rallies behind ‘gutsy little girl’ in need of lung transplant

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The Pittsworth community has thrown its support behind a fundraising event for Evie Smith, a six year old girl in need of a double lung transplant.

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Romance anthology earns place on summer reading list

Romance anthology earns place on summer reading list

Book extract: The stage is set for drama in One From The Heart, an anthology centred around a rural theatre group.

Mon 11 Jan 2021

Virtual spies: How much do Siri and Co listen to you

Premium Content Virtual spies: How much do Siri and Co listen to you

When it comes to your “virtual friends” – Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Bixby – which one is listening more closely? Kathy Sundstrom has the answers.

Sat 26 Dec 2020

Hot cross bun war: Who eats the most in Queensland

Premium Content Hot cross bun war: Who eats the most in Queensland

Coles and Woolworths will be going head-to-head in a bun fight, as we can reveal the Queensland suburbs that buy the most.

Fri 25 Dec 2020

Telco offers free payphone calls for Christmas and New Year

Telco offers free payphone calls for Christmas and New Year

While most of us own a mobile phone, there are still more than 11 million calls made each year on payphones. And they won’t cost a cent over Christmas.

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