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Ripley Valley residential plans to eventually rival the size of Toowoomba.

Plans are in the works for 440 homes to be built, as part of an $11-million development at Ripley Valley. Orchard Property Group Managing Director, Brent Hailey confirmed the building of up to 426 homes was approved by Ipswich Council in 2010, but they're still working on a submission to extend...

The Brisbane Valley Highway re-opens, after a fatal collision at Ironbark.

A crash involving a motorcycle and a sedan has claimed the life of a young man. The vehicles collided head-on on the Brisbane Valley Highway at Ironbark just before 11 o'clock last night. The motorcyclist...a Mount Crosby man aged in his 20's...died at the scene, while the sedan driver was airlifted in...

Tertiary Ed Grads from our local Uni's are the post-degree big earners.

The University Of Southern Queensland has finished top of the class, for the highest graduates starting salaries in the country this year. The 2020 Good Universities Guide found university grads from U.S.Q campuses, including Ipswich and Toowoomba, were paid just over $65,000 in their first job, after completing their degree. Vice-Chancellor, Professor...

Think Pink...think October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Today marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with Cancer Council Queensland urging people to get checked. The latest Breast-Screen Queensland figures show just 56% of women aged 50 to 74, participated in the program in 2015 - 16.  C.C.Q Chief Executive, Chris McMillan says more than 3,300 Queenslanders are diagnosed...

Last weeks stabbing culprit in Logan is arrested & charged.

A Munruben man has been charged, after a man was allegedly stabbed through the window of his parked car in Logan last week. Police claim the 18-year-old suspect and another male followed the victim and a woman through the streets of Yarrabilba, before attacking him with a knife last Monday night. The...

At the third stroke, the time will be no longer there...goodbye 1194.

Telstra has hung up on Australia's Speaking Clock service. The voice, affectionately known as 'George', had provided the correct time to callers for 66 years. More than two-million calls were made to the number: 1-1-9-4 every year. Telstra says it's no longer compatible with its new network technology. (Image courtesy of www.en.wikipedia.org)

Ipswich becoming lottery hotspot after three big wins

(Photo: The Lott. Supplied.) A Spring Mountain couple are now $2 million richer after winning Gold Lotto on the weekend.  The lucky pair join an Ipswich grandmother,who won $50 million in Oz Lotto and a local retiree, who took home $1.5 million in Keno in recent weeks.  Lauren Cooney from the Lott says...

High altitude aspirations for our next-gen of Qantas flyboys & girls!

Future aviation jobs for young Queenslanders are up and running, with the first cohort of student pilots welcomed at the new Qantas Group Pilot Academy in Toowoomba. Acting Minister for State Development, Mark Furner has joined Qantas officials at Wellcamp Airport, to greet the student pilots as they began their first...

Job prospects & wages growth looks bleak for the Granite Belt.

Drought, fire and chronic water shortages will combine, to rob the Granite Belt's horticulture sector of 900 full-time jobs by the end of Summer, according to a survey from the Granite Belt Growers Association. Poor seasonal conditions will lead to less fruit and vegetables in the fields, resulting in fewer workers...

Attempted car-jacking with violence results in 2 local arrests.

A local woman has received a cut to her head, during an attempted robbery in North Ipswich. Police say the 25-year-old was in her car at a local shopping centre, when a man and woman approached and demanded her cars keys before they assaulted her yesterday afternoon. The victim was taken to...
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