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A year long well-deserved tribute for Ipswich nurses & midwives.

West Moreton Health & Hospital Services have launched its 2020 International Year of the Nurse celebrations, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Ipswich Hospital will showcase the excellent work of the region's dedicated nurses and midwives every month this year. Executive Director, Melinda Parcell says nursing and midwifery is...

Tropical cyclone will skirt the coast...hopefully we've dodged a bullet.

Cyclone Uesi is expected to bring windy conditions and increased swells along the South-East coast today and tomorrow, even though it's not expected to make landfall in Queensland. The weather bureau says Uesi could also increase shower and thunderstorm activity on the Gold Coast tomorrow, if it comes close enough to...

Police find missing man's vehicle, but no sign of Jacob from Brassall.

Police need your help to locate a 24-year-old man, missing from Brassall. Jacob Storey (pictured) was last seen leaving a Coen Way address yesterday afternoon at 2.30. The vehicle he was driving was found by officers at the Haig Street Reserve, but there's no sign of Jacob, with concerns for his safety...

New rules to protect ex-racehorses from slaughter house

(Photo: CC0 Public Domain. Free for commercial use. Max Pixel. )Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe says owners must now make two attempts to find a home for ex-racehorses before they can send them to the slaughter house. The rule comes from a state government inquiry into reports on the racing industry, which...

Thirty-five charged following raids in Toowoomba

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Thirty-five people will face court in coming weeks after a series of drugs and weapons raids across Toowoomba. Officers seized 15 illegal firearms, knuckledusters, silencers, a pistol cross bow,cash, ice and various other drugs after issuing up to 36 search warrants at properties last Friday and Saturday.  A...

Woman seriously injured in crash at Swanbank

(Photo: Queensland Ambulance Service. Supplied.) A woman has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition following a crash at Swanbank this morning.  Queensland Ambulance says it happened on Redbank Plains Road at just before 9 The woman - aged in her 50s- was taken to the PA Hospital with spinal injuries. 

Concerns for a missing South Burnett couple, last seen in floodwaters.

Police are appealing for urgent public assistance, to help locate a man and a woman who were last seen with their car, in flood waters near Nanango. Just after 8 o'clock last night, the couple were seen pushing a black Ford Falcon in flood waters on the Burnett Highway near Stockyard...

BOM issues a flood warning with more showers & storms likely.

A flood warning has been issued for the Upper Brisbane River, following more heavy falls in the region. More than 100 millimetres has fallen in parts of South East Queensland overnight, with further showers and thunderstorms forecast for the coming days. The weather bureau says minor to moderate flooding continues along the...

ANZ to close its Kilcoy branch

(Photo: Flickr.) The ANZ Bank is set to close its Kilcoy branch this month after failing to negotiate a new building lease in the town.  In a statement, the bank also cited customers preference for ATMs and online banking behind the closure.  ANZ says it is now in talks with current staff, who...

Accused Kingston double-murderer stands by his not guilty plea.

The trial of a man accused of the Logan toolbox double murders will resume in Court this morning. Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata is one of six people charged with the murders of Corey Breton and Iuliana Triscaru, during a drug-debt dispute in January 2016. The pair were allegedly bashed and thrown in Kingston's Scrubby...
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