Regional News

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Pechey bushfire being treated as arson, authorities say

premium_icon Pechey bushfire being treated as arson, authorities say

A fire that destroyed several homes and sparked a nursing home evacuation is now being treated as arson.

Criminals make off with $50,000 of cigarettes

premium_icon Criminals make off with $50,000 of cigarettes

A gang of thieves has busted in an into IGA supermarket to steal a huge haul of cash and smokes.

Prepare to leave warning for Crows Nest and Ravensbourne

Prepare to leave warning for Crows Nest and Ravensbourne

AN EXHAUSTIVE effort backburning rough terrain in Crows Nest and Ravensbourne has given firefighters hope containment lines could hold

Energy contractor's jobseeker blood vial plan shut down

premium_icon Energy contractor's jobseeker blood vial plan shut down

Prospective electricians, mechanical workers and operators applying for jobs at a Surat Basin coal seam gas project were asked to submit three vials of blood.

‘Young idiot’ fails to shake past weed addiction

premium_icon ‘Young idiot’ fails to shake past weed addiction

A father made drastic life changes to get away from drugs, but they didn’t keep him out of trouble.

Backyard breeders stopped in tracks after puppy raid horror

premium_icon Backyard breeders stopped in tracks after puppy raid horror

Alleged puppy farm shut down by council following gruesome farm raids by RSPCA.

Coal emissions to be recycled in beer

premium_icon Coal emissions to be recycled in beer

An ambitious Australian-first project to reduce carbon emissions could lead to recycled carbon dioxide being used in beer and soft drinks. This is how it works.

Petition launches calling for Weis to be saved

premium_icon Petition launches calling for Weis to be saved

A PETITION has launched on Change.org calling on Unilever to reverse its decision to close Toowoomba’s Weis factory.

Weis takes with it some sweet memories

premium_icon Weis takes with it some sweet memories

Weis bars are part of Queensland’s story. When we lose such businesses, we lose our stories as well, writes Frances Whiting.

Shocking figures show true cost of drought

premium_icon Shocking figures show true cost of drought

The full cost of the drought gripping much of Queensland has been revealed, with hundreds of millions of dollars set to be wiped from farm gate production values.

Paul Antonio decides whether he’ll run again

premium_icon Paul Antonio decides whether he’ll run again

MAYOR Paul Antonio has announced he will seek another term in charge of Toowoomba Regional Council at the 2020 local government elections.

Woman fights to fulfil Oakey mother’s dying wish

premium_icon Woman fights to fulfil Oakey mother’s dying wish

SUFFERING from terminal cancer, an Oakey mother has made one final wish – to get married to her partner. Can you help with their big day?

It’s cheaper to re-plant than revive dead trees: Councillor

premium_icon It’s cheaper to re-plant than revive dead trees: Councillor

The green tubes that dot the Lockyer Creek bank look almost like rows of gravestones, and to Ken Stenhouse – that’s what they are

Ex-security guard kept weapon under coffee table

premium_icon Ex-security guard kept weapon under coffee table

A Gatton man told police he didn’t know it was illegal for him to keep a tool he formerly used for work.

PM, Premier sign up for massive cash splash

premium_icon PM, Premier sign up for massive cash splash

Queensland’s economy will receive a huge cash injection in a bid to drive job creation in a deal done between the Morrison and Palaszczuk governments.

Decade of pain, but Eddie still serving town

premium_icon Decade of pain, but Eddie still serving town

The general store has been part of Eddie Mills’ life for more than 70 years, but drought and agricultural decline mean times are tougher than they’ve ever been.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Simple lifestyle change that turned teen's life around

premium_icon Simple lifestyle change that turned teen's life around

"Making that conscious decision to love myself for the way I was, was the best decision I had made to date."

End of an era as 20-year-old iconic trucking business folds

premium_icon End of an era as 20-year-old iconic trucking business folds

The Hi-way 1 business once spanned nine shops in Queensland but now its last outlet is closing down.

Tragic end for koalas rescued from bushfire

premium_icon Tragic end for koalas rescued from bushfire

The two koalas who warmed hearts after they were rescued in the nick of time as they were surrounded by a bushfire have not had the happy ending hoped for.

Government to hand out fire relief payments

premium_icon Government to hand out fire relief payments

INDIVIDUALS can apply for an immediate payments to cover the costs of fighting fires and cleaning up afterwards.

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