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More storms on the way after Darling Downs and south east downpour

A massive storm has smashed parts of the Darling Downs and south east Queensland this morning, bringing a deluge of rain and triggering flash flooding. A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for Toowoomba, Brisbane, Ipswich, Coolangatta, Caboolture, Cleveland, Gatton and Jimboomba, as well parts of the Moreton Bay region. Dalby recorded...

Rugby league Immortal Norm Provan dies, age 88

The rugby league community is mourning the sad death of Immortal Norm Provan has died on the Sunshine Coast. He was 88. The Dragons legend Provan played in the first 10 of the St George Dragons 11 consecutive premiership victories between 1956 and 1966. He played for Australia 14 times. The former Dragon standing...

Severe thunderstorm warning for Ipswich and Southeast

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Southeast QueenslandFor people in Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.Issued at 4:01 am Thursday, 14 October 2021.Weather Situation: An upper trough and associated surface trough are triggering thunderstorms through the Darling Downs and moving into the southeast.Severe thunderstorms in the warning area have...

Missing North Booval man found safe and well

UPDATE|  The 58-year-old man reported missing from North Booval has been located safe and well. EARLIER| Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a 58-year-old man reported missing from North Booval. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts, or anyone who thinks they may have seen him, is urged to contact police immediately. (Photo: Queensland...

Premier sends message to unvaccinated: 'We can't protect you'

As Queensland records its eighth consecutive day of no new locally-acquired coronavirus cases, the Premier is warning people refusing to get vaccinated that she cannot protect them. In Parliament this morning, Annastacia Palaszczuk says more than 18,000 jabs were administered in Queensland in the past 24 hours. More than 70 per cent...

FULL LIST: 50 Queensland schools set to have GPs next year

  GPs will be based at 50 schools throughout the state as part of a pilot program being introduced by the State Government. Originally, the GP pilot program was designed to base GPs at 20 state secondary schools throughout the state. But strong support from schools registering their interest to participate in this...

Serious incident closes Warrego Highway

Emergency crews are at the scene of a serious incident on the Warrego Highway at Karalee, where a truck and pedestrian have collided.  A Queensland Police Service spokesperson says both westbound lanes heading to Toowoomba are closed, and motorists are being told to avoid the area.  The incident happened just before 12pm,...

Ipswich Jets overlooked as 17th NRL club

The decision for the Redcliffe-based Dolphins to become the NRL’s newest club is being described as a sad day for Ipswich. The Dolphins, a powerhouse club in Queensland rugby league, beat rival bids by the Firehawks and the Brisbane Jets to become the code’s 17th franchise in 2023. It means a second...

Ipswich music idol George Hogg dies aged 86

Words of sadness and admiration are flowing for Ipswich music icon George Hogg OAM who has died aged 86. He founded the city’s iconic Ipswich Orpheus Chorale in 1969, and served as conductor and musical director for 30 years. The city’s auditorium in the Ipswich Civic Centre is named after him, as well as...

Fundraiser launched for Darling Downs horse business gutted by fire

The Toowoomba community is rallying behind a horsemanship business owner who lost all of her equipment and hay in a shed fire at Highfields. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Alex Hindle who is now trying to pick up the pieces after the fire destroyed thousands of dollars...

Brisbane Jets adamant 17th NRL club yet to be decided

The Brisbane Jets have hit back at claims the team is out of the race to be the NRLs 17th team, saying a final decision is yet to be made. It follows yesterday's reports that the Redcliffe Dolphins are the undisputed front-runners. Brisbane Jets CEO Steven Johnson says, however, he has been...

Grab a sausage and a jab: Vaccine clinics coming to Bunnings

You'll be able to grab a snag, replace your toolkit and get a COVID-19 jab as Queenland launches pop-up vaccine clinics at Bunnings. There have been zero new locally-acquired cases detected in Queensland overnight but there were four new overseas-acquired cases - one detected in hotel quarantine and three detected on...

Teeming rain soaks Gatton and Ipswich

Heavy rain has drenched the Lockyer Valley and south east Queensland with some regions receiving their heaviest October rainfall totals for years. Teeming rain fell throughout most of the night, soaking Brisbane, Ipswich, Gatton and Toowoomba, as an upper trough rolled across from the west. In the Ipswich area, the most rain...
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