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Queensland's COVID-19 isolation rule changes

From 6pm today, Queensland quarantine requirements for close contacts and international travellers will ease. Mandatory isolation for close contacts regardless of symptoms has been part of our daily lives for the duration of the pandemic. But from tonight, that changes for any person who is asymptomatic. If you have no symptoms you...

BLACKSTONE| Crime scene declared after home gutted by fire

Police are currently at the scene of a building fire which occurred in Blackstone this morning. Emergency services were called to Thomas Street around 2am where they found a house under renovation well engulfed in flames. A crime scene has been declared. Investigators are seeking information on any suspicious activity in the area...

$260k upgrade at J. E. Duggan Park unveiled with new shelters, paths

A $260,000 upgrade including new picnic shelters and accessible paths at J. E. Duggan Park is now open to the public. The park recently received improved amenities including new picnic shelters, barbecues, a new shelter and accessible deco paths. The council’s environment and community services spokesperson councillor Tim McMahon says the upgrades...

Police searching for missing woman Aguil Deng

Police are seeking public help to find a 54-year-old woman reported missing from Bracken Ridge since yesterday who may be travelling towards Toowoomba.. Aguil Deng (pictured) was last seen at a residence on Sophy Crescent around 5pm on April 26, but has not been heard from since. Police and family hold concern...

Ipswich rentals most affordable in south-east Qld: report

Ipswich is the most affordable market for rentals in south-east Queensland, according to a new report, but it will remain tight for prospective renters as demand continues to surge. REA Group has launched the PropTrack Rental Report March 2022, a quarterly rental reportcombining six key metrics to provide an up-to-date view...

Postie suspended after allegedly caught dumping postal vote letters

An Australia Post employee has been suspended and investigations are underway after he was allegedly caught on CCTV dumping postal vote applications in a wheelie bin outside an Ipswich home. The pamphlets had been sent out to residents by Senator Paul Scarr at a cost of $13,000.  Annette Weller from Redbank Plains says...

Lost hikers rescued from mountain south-east of Toowoomba

Two hikers have been rescued after becoming lost while climbing a mountain, south-east of Toowoomba. The Toowoomba-based LifeFlight helicopter crew was tasked by Queensland Police Service just after 4.30pm on Monday, April 25. It's believed the two men, who are aged in their 30s, were on their way down the mountain when...

Ipswich flood response to go under microscope in comprehensive review

Ipswich’s response and recovery to the devastating February floods will come under the microscope in a comprehensive review led by the council. Residents will get to have their say on what worked and what needs improving for any future disaster and Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding says the review will gather first-hand...

Thousands turn out for ANZAC Day services in local region

Thousands have gathered in the local region to pay their respects to war veterans. Dawn services were held across the Ipswich,  Lockyer Valley, Toowoomba and Somerset regions this morning to commemorate the first restriction-free Anzac Day in three years. Ipswich RSL sub-branch President Michael Blaine says the sacrifices our soldiers  made past...

IPSWICH| Police track down man who escaped custody

Police have located a man who escaped police custody in Ipswich on April 14. The man was located by officers just after 4pm yesterday at a Raceview residence. The 31-year-old Churchill man has been charged with escape lawful custody and stealing.  He will appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow. (Photo: Queensland Police Service.)...

Missing girl, West Ipswich

Police are asking the public for assistance to help locate a 12-year-old girl missing from West Ipswich. The girl (pictured) was last seen leaving Kennedy Street around 8.00am Friday, April 22. She is described as pacific islander in appearance, around 180cm tall, with a proportionate build, black hair and brown eyes. She was...
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