Regional News

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Herbicide attack strikes at heart of organic farmer

Herbicide attack strikes at heart of organic farmer

A HERBICIDE attack that destroyed $750,000 worth of crops could be the latest part of a series of targeted attacks against a Lockyer Valley farming operation.

Miracle cockatoo returns home

Miracle cockatoo returns home

Few struggled more so in last week's severe storms than Coolabunia dairy farmer Damien Tessmann and his unlikely feathered friend, Lazarus.

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Motorhome destroyed as fire breaks out in warehouse

Motorhome destroyed as fire breaks out in warehouse

UPDATE: A motorhome has been destroyed and a man taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a Toowoomba workshop.

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Three men on 230 drug supply charges after major operation

Three men on 230 drug supply charges after major operation

MORE than 70 people have been charged with 670 offences after a major drug operation was closed in Toowoomba.

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

Huge coincidence for reunited brothers: 'Gave me goosebumps'

IN A bizarre coincidence after Terry Gall and Barry Sutherland reunited in Toowoomba, they discovered they were only meters away from each other a year earlier.

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Wettest October in 15 years for Qld town

Wettest October in 15 years for Qld town

DALBY has recorded its wettest October in 15 years as the rainy weather continues with another 45mm expected for some areas of the southeast.

‘Human shield’ Queensland mum honoured

‘Human shield’ Queensland mum honoured

A YOUNG mum, who bravely used her battered body to save her baby from giant hail, is being praised for the split-second decision.

Three people injured in kangaroo attack

Three people injured in kangaroo attack

A REPORTED kangaroo attack on the southern Darling Downs has left three people injured, one seriously.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Shell plans to tap more Queensland gas

Shell plans to tap more Queensland gas

AS part of its QGC venture in the Western Downs region, SHELL has announced plans to drill 250 gas wells during 2019 and 2020.

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

VIDEO: Driver in close shave with truck on the Warrego

A TOOWOOMBA man has had a close brush with death after a truck he was overtaking failed to spot him.

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

Melon farmers cop a thrashing from vicious storm

FARMERS across the Western Downs are picking up the pieces after an intense hailstorm ripped through the region on Thursday.

Queensland’s best builders named

Queensland’s best builders named

A European-inspired mansion has taken home a top honour at Queensland’s Housing and Construction Awards.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Boy airlifted after tree falls in storm aftermath

Boy airlifted after tree falls in storm aftermath

The boy was airlifted in a critical condition with multiple serious injuries.

Tansey tornado: 'There is immense destruction'

Tansey tornado: 'There is immense destruction'

"We were right in the centre of the tornado."

$2m in storm damages: Farmers pick up the pieces...again

$2m in storm damages: Farmers pick up the pieces...again

The politicians are visiting farms which were caught in some of the worst parts of the storm.

Lazarus rising: Miracle survival for cockatoo after storm

Lazarus rising: Miracle survival for cockatoo after storm

THE miracle rebirth of a cockatoo stuck out in Thursday afternoon's severe thunderstorm has been likened to the biblical story of Lazarus' rising.

Tree falls on boy during storm clean-up

Tree falls on boy during storm clean-up

PARAMEDICS are treating a young boy on a private property northwest of Brisbane after a tree fell on top of him this morning.

'No one remembers the child that never came home'

'No one remembers the child that never came home'

BY the end of the day, on average, six Australian babies will have been stillborn. This year the grief of those families has been laid bare on a national stage.

Mother shields baby daughter from hail

Mother shields baby daughter from hail

Fiona Simpson used her own body to shield her infant daughter from hail.

Man taken to hospital after motorbike fall

Man taken to hospital after motorbike fall

A man in his 50's is in a stable conditoon

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