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Covid-19 patient being treated in Toowoomba Hospital

A coronavirus patient linked to the Byron Bay hen’s party is being treated in Toowoomba Hospital as a third testing clinic opens in the city. In this morning’s press conference, Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young confirmed the person is linked to an infected Brisbane nurse who travelled with a group...

Man charged over firing shots at neighbour

A man has been charged with shooting another man in Bellbird Park. At 9.50pm last night, police were called to a Woods Court home following reports of multiple gun shots. Police allege two men, not known to each other, got into a verbal fight through neighbouring properties. A police spokesperson says the men...

Man charged over causing damage at cafes and pizza shops

A man has been charged over a string of property offences at cafes and pizza shops in the Lockyer Valley and Moreton Bay regions. The man is accused of breaking into more than 20 businesses and causing significant damage, while also trying to take cash from safes and ATMs. Police say the...

Toowoomba closely watched as QLD covid cases climb

  Health officials are keeping a close eye on Toowoomba after a group of people visited a coronavirus “venue of concern” in Brisbane before returning back to the Darling Downs. It prompted the Chief Health Officer in the Northern Territory to list Toowoomba as a COVID-19 hotspot . Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr...

Woman killed in house fire at Darra

Police are investigating a fatal house fire in Brisbane’s south overnight. Emergency services were called to Rowe Terrace at Darra around 11.30pm where they found the house engulfed in fire. Sadly, the body of a deceased woman was later located inside the house. A member of the public was treated for smoke inhalation...

Snap lockdown for Greater Brisbane

Greater Brisbane will go into a snap three-day lockdown this afternoon to contain Queensland's newest COVID-19 cluster. It comes after 10 new cases of COVID were discovered overnight. Four of those are community transmissions and six are international travellers in hotel quarantine. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says greater Brisbane is a hotspot -...

Childcare centres rife with illness similar to COVID-19

A cold-like illness with similar symptoms to coronavirus is spreading rapidly through Ipswich childcare centres, aged care homes and workplaces. Public hospitals and emergency departments have seen an increase in children particularly presenting with a respiratory condition, known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), over recent weeks. Dr Rosie Muller, a public health...

Fears for man missing from Esk

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 66-year-old Esk man reported missing this morning. Nigel Sirl (pictured below) was last seen at 9pm last night (March 27) at a Cedar Avenue address. Police believe Nigel, left the address in the early hours of this morning; however, he has not...

Greater Brisbane COVID-19 update

Queensland has recorded six new cases of COVID-19 today, including a close contact of a Brisbane man who tested positive to the UK variant. The remaining five cases are overseas-acquired and in hotel quarantine. Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said a man in his 20s from Strathpine, north of Brisbane, has...

Qld COVID alert as community transmission case confirmed

Urgent contact tracing is underway following a case of COVID-19 community transmission in Brisbane’s north. The 26-year-old Stafford man tested positive yesterday at a respiratory clinic in Nundah, but he has been infectious in the community since last Friday. It is unclear how he acquired the virus or what variant he is...

Increase in caravan purchases drives warning ahead of Easter break

Caravaners are being encouraged to check their vehicles before setting out over Easter, after an increase in recreational vehicles (RV) purchases. RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross says there was a 70 per cent increase in roadside assistance policies for RVs in 2020 and she expects that will continue as more people embark...

Police investigate robbery at Forest Lake

Detectives have released vision of a robbery (see below) of a convenience store at Forest Lake in December. A man entered the Joseph Banks Avenue store at 7.20pm on Friday December 4 and threatened the staff member with sawn off shot gun. He demanded money and after the staff member complied, fled...

Toowoomba chosen for renewable battery storage trial

Toowoomba has been chosen as one of five places to take part in a battery storage trial that aims to continue to drive uptake in renewable energy across Queensland. Network-connected batteries will be installed in Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Townsville, Yeppoon and Toowoomba, which will collectively store 40 megawatts per hour of...
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