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Tue 16 Feb 2021

Final culprit in island inferno sentenced

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It started a blaze that razed half the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Now the last culprit behind a campfire has been sentenced.

Charlie Veech remembered after fatal crash

Premium Content Charlie Veech remembered after fatal crash

A popular teenager who died after a tragic crash has been remembered as a friendly young bloke who brought joy to the lives of everyone he came into contact with.

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Acland facing ‘nightmare scenario’ as court action continues

Premium Content Acland facing ‘nightmare scenario’ as court action continues

The Land Court has set a tentative date for a new hearing into the expansion of the New Acland Coal Mine later this year. But that will be too late for the mine’s...

Thu 11 Feb 2021

Teen draws knife on young boy cycling home

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A Toowoomba mother has been left horrified after her son was threatened by a knife-wielding teen while out on a bike ride.

Wed 10 Feb 2021

Aussie COVID travel bubble: 5 things you must know

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The fear of snap border closures is putting Australians off interstate holidays. But you can take measures for peace of mind.

Singer defies heart-wrenching diagnosis to become international recording artist

Premium Content Singer defies heart-wrenching diagnosis to become international...

A renowned Dalby country music singer was told as a child he would not live to see much of his adulthood. Here is how he overcame the odds to become a successful...

Tue 9 Feb 2021

Mobile clinic to deliver much needed health services out west

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Meet the man behind the mobile health clinic travelling to remote Queenslanders in need.

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Oakey contamination claim against Commonwealth hits $92m

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A Toowoomba Regional Council damages claim against the Commonwealth for PFAS contamination at Oakey has increased seven-fold.

Thu 4 Feb 2021

’Junior’ gas explorers get green light to dig west of Toowoomba

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A new gas company has thanked the State Government for trusting the ‘junior’ explorers after they were granted approval to explore gas over 114 square kilometres.

Wed 3 Feb 2021

Wife blows kiss to sex predator dad who violated young child

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A Warwick court heard the man’s own daughter was just one of three girls violated by the serial predator.

Tue 2 Feb 2021

Regional quarantine facility proposal hits PM’s desk

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It’s been over a week since the Premier raised the possibility of quarantine hubs. Now a proposal for a regional quarantine facility – of which Toowoomba could be a...

Toowoomba tops list for most 2020 babies

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The Toowoomba region has topped the state for most babies born in 2020, according to new Queensland Government data – here’s how many new faces we welcomed last year.

Sat 30 Jan 2021

Weis factory worker shares fond memories of iconic brand

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A born-and-bred Toowoomba man has shared his memories of growing up and working with Weis, as the Toowoomba factory shut its doors.

Thu 28 Jan 2021

City surgeon saves teen’s sight after metal wire pulled from eye

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A Dalby teen has come close to losing part of his sight, after a foot of metal wire went straight through his eye in a stockyard accident.

Changing of the guard: Meet Grammar’s new headmaster

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He’s studied at Oxford and taught at one of the world’s leading independent boarding schools and now he calls Toowoomba home.

Wed 27 Jan 2021

Opinion: Council playing into govt's hands on water security

Premium Content Opinion: Council playing into govt's hands on water security

“Does all this emphasis on source water management offer the present state Labor government an opportunity to pick up the former Labor state government’s unfinished...

Mon 25 Jan 2021

Thieves run amok at weekend, stealing multiple vehicles

Premium Content Thieves run amok at weekend, stealing multiple vehicles

Police are on the hunt for thieves who forced entry to several homes, stealing keys and cars. Anyone with knowledge of the offences should contact police.

Revealed: Qld private school fees for 2021

Premium Content Revealed: Qld private school fees for 2021

School fees at most Queensland private schools have increased despite the financial impacts of COVID-19. SEE THE LIST

Revealed: Shocking rate of our aged care abuse

Premium Content Revealed: Shocking rate of our aged care abuse

After recent revelations of deaths in aged care facilities, the shocking rate of abuse in Queensland homes has been laid bare.

‘Very frustrating’: PM gets impatient with Premier

Premium Content ‘Very frustrating’: PM gets impatient with Premier

He might have got chummier with her lately, but Scott Morrison has put Annastacia Palaszcuk on notice over a vital need for Queensland.

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