Regional News

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Groom MP slams sharing of 'fake news'

premium_icon Groom MP slams sharing of 'fake news'

GROOM MP John McVeigh has slammed political opponents sharing "fake news" during the election campaign.

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Sneaky move means more speed cameras coming to our roads

premium_icon Sneaky move means more speed cameras coming to our roads

Queensland motorists are facing a huge influx of new speed cameras after the State Government closed a legal loophole, allowing more cameras on more roads.

Nose tickle prompts an awkward exchange with Queen Elizabeth

premium_icon Nose tickle prompts an awkward exchange with Queen Elizabeth

MANY want to be close the Queen of England but sometimes it pays to keep some distance, especially during flu season.

Hemp could be the answer to fixing PFAS contamination

premium_icon Hemp could be the answer to fixing PFAS contamination

HEMP plants could be the key to treating water and soil contaminated by PFAS.

Boarded-up storefronts sound death knell for regional CBDs

premium_icon Boarded-up storefronts sound death knell for regional CBDs

Regional Queensland’s “main street’’ is dying as the sight of boarded-up shops ­replaces the bustle of once thriving centres of commerce.

'Your son is going to die today'

'Your son is going to die today'

Jody Daetz was 17 when leukaemia struck, now his mother is on a mission to help others.

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Bail refused for woman accused of torturing child, sister

premium_icon Bail refused for woman accused of torturing child, sister

'They found the bedroom ... with a lock on the bedroom door and the window nailed shut.'

Toowoomba teen cops jail term for importing drugs

premium_icon Toowoomba teen cops jail term for importing drugs

THE teenager had used a false name when ordering the drugs through the dark web but had used his own Toowoomba address.

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Circus comes to town but Currie’s overseas

premium_icon Circus comes to town but Currie’s overseas

THE start of the phone hook-up at the Stay hearing between Ben Currie and QRIC provided an anecdote that perfectly illustrates the circus this has become.

PM reunites with Abbott in Labor seat

premium_icon PM reunites with Abbott in Labor seat

SCOTT Morrison has reunited with former prime minister Tony Abbott in a Labor seat as new data revealed who some Aussie voters would prefer as their PM.

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Homewares group in administration owing $1m

premium_icon Homewares group in administration owing $1m

A hHOMEWARES store with outposts across southeast Queensland has closed its doors, leaving employees without jobs and debts “in excess of $1 million”.

Know your fishing rules these Easter holidays

premium_icon Know your fishing rules these Easter holidays

WHILE the Easter long weekend is the perfect time for a little fishing retreat, there are rules for fishers to obey or risk being slapped with a hefty fine.

ACCC warns: Don't buy from Viagogo

premium_icon ACCC warns: Don't buy from Viagogo

A MAJOR ticket reseller site tricked buyers into thinking event tickets were about to sell out when there were plenty still available.

Currie wins stay extension after Bali phone call

premium_icon Currie wins stay extension after Bali phone call

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie is free to continue training after winning a third stay of proceedings on the suspension of his licence at QCAT.

BREAKING: Police in pursuit of child driver on highway

premium_icon BREAKING: Police in pursuit of child driver on highway

Police are trailing a car reportedly being driven by a minor down the Warrego Hwy from Toowoomba.

Stressed at work? Blame the boss, then yourself

premium_icon Stressed at work? Blame the boss, then yourself

IF you’re stressed at work, you could probably blame your boss – and then yourself for not learning the art of saying one word enough.

Region shocked as pilots die within days of each other

premium_icon Region shocked as pilots die within days of each other

A YOUNG musterer just days away from turning 21, and a rural advocate fighting for producers both had their lives cut short within days of one another.

Spike in flu cases fills regions hospitals

premium_icon Spike in flu cases fills regions hospitals

Doctors and nurses are urging locals to get their flu vaccinations with emergency departments in the south west struggling under the strain of flu cases.

Woman dies in low-speed crash on Easter holiday eve

Woman dies in low-speed crash on Easter holiday eve

UPDATE: A woman has died in a low-speed two-vehicle crash on James St early this morning.

Massive horticulture project for 500 jobs approved

premium_icon Massive horticulture project for 500 jobs approved

A MASSIVE intensive horticulture project that would employ up to 500 people west of Toowoomba has received full endorsement from the Toowoomba Regional Council.

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