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**BREAKING NEWS**: Animal activists protest at a local abattoir.

Police are currently dealing with a group of protesters at an abattoir near Ipswich.  The protesters have reportedly been inside the Highchester Abattoir at Gleneagle since about 5 a.m.  According to the animal welfare group, Animal Liberation...the group of 24 activists are responding to the release of footage this month showing cruelty...

Those pesky little fire ants love putting the bite on Greater Springfield.

Greater Springfield has long been considered ground zero in the fight against fire ants, and the latest stats show that's still very much the case...with about 94% of all infestations located in the Western corridor in the past year in Greater Springfield.  The Fire Ant Eradication Program Director, Geoff Kent said...

Hurrah! Common sense finally prevails with a new 4314 postcode.

The areas of Avoca Vale, Colinton, Harlin, Linville, Moore and Mount Stanley now have their own postcode, after years of confusion while sharing 4306 with a number of metropolitan areas around Ipswich.  They've now been allocated the new postcode 4314, effective from February next year.  Federal Blair M.P Shayne Neumann has said...

Attempted murder in Logan with the victim listed as critical.

Investigations are underway, after a man was stabbed in the stomach in Underwood last night.  It's alleged at just before 7 p.m., the man was discovered by a member of the public at a Beenleigh Road shopping centre, suffering from a single knife wound.  The 25-year-old victim was rushed to the Princess...

TOOWOOMBA NORTH: Police appeal for witnesses of hit and run

Police want to hear from anyone with dash cam footage from the Toowoomba North area last week after a hit and run left a woman injured. It's believed at around 11am on November 14, a blue sedan crashed into a white utility, causing the ute to collide with a third car...

QLD ELECTION: Jordan candidates frustrated over public hospital funding

On the last week of the election campaign and a number of Jordan candidates have voiced their frustration over the lack of public hospital funding for the area. It follows a recent pledge by the Labor Palaszczuk government to commit $679 million to upgrading Ipswich, Logan and Caboolture Hospitals. LNP Candidate Dr....

Traffic controller hit, police car rammed with alleged stolen Audi

A traffic controller has been knocked down and police cars rammed during an alleged stolen car chase through parts of Ipswich and Brisbane yesterday. Two men will face a Richlands today, while a boy will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act. Police say the chase began around 2pm on Sunday...

Summer & Christmas brings a rise in local opportunistic thefts.

Changes in the weather could be putting us more at risk of 'sneak' thieves, according to Ipswich Police, who are urging extra vigilance in the lead-up to Christmas.  Senior Constable Kerrin Sheedy has said people change their security habits in hot weather - and that can be costly. (Image courtesy of www.smartsecurityblog.com)

Big fine for workplace negligence, after Ipswich dad loses 3 fingers.

The operations manager of a Brisbane manufacturing company has been fined, for a workplace safety breach that cost a worker three fingers, when his hands were crushed.  42 year-old Ipswich father Dean Reid (pictured) was working at the Oakmoore plant in Wacol in May 2015, feeding material into a machine, when...

No basis to claims against Ms.Carter prompts the call for an M.P apology.

The Police Ethical Standards Command has officially cleared an Ipswich mum, who was dragged into the city's corruption scandal...and now she's demanding an apology from North Queensland's State M.P.  Earlier this year under parliamentary privilege, M.P Rob Pyne made allegations against Ipswich Police Communications employee Cate Carter (pictured), also claiming that...