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Somerset council promises fire relief cash

The Somerset Council will make funding available to farmers and property owners affected by the bushfires that ripped through the region on Thursday.  One home was destroyed in the blaze as well several outbuilding, a vehicle and over 3000 hectares of farming land. Mayor Graeme Lehmann says it's good to give...

It ain't a bridge too far for Ipswich...but it will be mighty handy!

The State Government will be handed a case, to prove the viability of Ipswich's most critical transport project early next year. According to The Q.T - Ipswich City Council has been working on a business proposal, for its vital Norman Street bridge project since February. The bridge would be a second link...

First it was Ipswich...now Logan gets an A.D.F contract of its own.

A multi-million-dollar Defence Force contract is tipped to create 60 extra jobs in Logan. Forde M.P Bert Van Manen has confirmed Logan engineering company 'Holmwood Highgate', along with 'Haulmark Trailers', has won the $1.4 billion A.D.F contract...known as 'Land 121'. The project will replace the defence force’s fleet of ageing vehicles and...

Our Firies keep a very close eye on the Brisbane Valley bush-blaze.

Fire crews continue to monitor and back-burn this morning, at the scene of yesterday's large bush-fire, in the Mount Beppo, Cressbrook and Somerset regions. Flames took hold and spread quickly East of the Brisbane Valley Highway, resulting in damage to a number of properties, swift action from our Rural firies and...

This guy's a mongrel...laughs as he purposely runs down Emu's...

The R.S.P.C.A is investigating a video posted on social media, showing a man laughing, as he deliberately ran down a mob of Emus with his car. The animal welfare group is calling on the nation to help identify him, as it's unclear where the incident took place.  R.S.P.C.A Queensland's Michael Beatty has...

Drought Relief Milk raises a 'dry smile' from our Dairy farmers.

The Queensland Dairy Farmers Organisation does not believe drought relief milk packages from the two major supermarkets, will do enough to help the industry. Next month, Woolworths will release a Drought Relief Milk, with 10 cents per litre going towards impacted farmers. Vice President, Matthew Trace says Coles needs to follow Woollie's...

Racing Squad charges Hatton Vale man with perjury

The Queensland Racing Crime Squad has charged a Hatton Vale man with perjury. The 36-year-old, who is already suspended from harness racing, is accused of providing false testimony over his involvement in race fixing at a Racing Integrity Commission hearing in December 2016. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates...

Plans for a waste-to-energy plant at Ipswich

There's a plan to use rubbish to power thousands of homes across Ipswich. The State Government is now paving the way for German company Remondis to construct a $400 million waste-to-energy incinerator at Swanbank. The project will have to go through numerous approvals before it goes ahead. Meanwhile, the interim Ipswich City Council...

TOOGOOLAWAH: Residents urged to leave homes as crews battle bushfire

UPDATE:  Residents are being urged to leave their homes as a dangerous and fast moving bushfire threatens properties at Toogoolawah. QFES has put out a 'Watch' and 'Act' advice as over a dozen fire crews work to contain the blaze which is travelling in an easterly direction from the area near the...

Truck stuck under a bridge at Chelmer

A busy inner-Brisbane road has been closed to remove a truck after it became stuck under a bridge this afternoon. Police say it happened on Bridge Street near Chelmer Station at around 12:30pm. Translink says Ipswich and Springfield lines are suspended in both directions between Indooroopilly and Chelmer stations. For train updates call...