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Wed 18 Apr 2018

Dedicated Des deserves a final cheer

Dedicated Des deserves a final cheer

Ipswich track and field official Des Johnston retires from international duty having witnessed high drama, experienced Aussie fervour and achieved many goals.

Laidley drug dealer's text messages reveal expansion plans

Laidley drug dealer's text messages reveal expansion plans

There were indications he wanted to expand his customer base and that he could deliver drugs if the price was right.

Drug offender blames overdose for raspy voice

Drug offender blames overdose for raspy voice

Ipswich man pleads guilty to possession of cocaine and heroin.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Union hits out at lack of firefighters, equipment in Ipswich

Union hits out at lack of firefighters, equipment in Ipswich

No allowances had been made to call in additional staff.

'Grubby grandpa' showed granddaughter Disney porn

'Grubby grandpa' showed granddaughter Disney porn

A grandpa who viewed pornographic animated Frozen characters with his little granddaughter, has been jailed for his sexual offences.

Couple accused of violent car-jacking face court

Couple accused of violent car-jacking face court

AN IPSWICH couple accused of a violent car-jacking in Raceview on Sunday remain in police custody.

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Machete-wielding schoolboy gang 'blitzed' IGA in robbery

Machete-wielding schoolboy gang 'blitzed' IGA in robbery

SCHOOLBOYS wielding a machete, knife and steel bar rounded up staff of an Ipswich IGA store and made a terrified girl hand over hundreds of dollars of cash.

Police catch grazier with 30 unsecured guns

Police catch grazier with 30 unsecured guns

Man, 67, had “become sloppy” in keeping weapons safely stored

Sun 15 Apr 2018

How proud sporting city shared in silver medal joy

How proud sporting city shared in silver medal joy

"IT'S been a long road but it's been good''.

Hockey benefits from silver medal-winning player's skills

Hockey benefits from silver medal-winning player's skills

FORMER coach Murray Rogers said seeing Ipswich born and bred Holzberger share in the silver success was satisfying, especially after what she had done.

Gritty Ipswich athlete urged to chase Olympic dream

Gritty Ipswich athlete urged to chase Olympic dream

QAS coach Gary Bourne praised Purdon's performance given the horrible injury setbacks she had to contend with.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

How a prison drug smuggling plot was busted

How a prison drug smuggling plot was busted

From the bra to behind bars, drug plot adds more grief for inmates

Fri 13 Apr 2018

Former council employee hit with another CCC charge

Former council employee hit with another CCC charge

The former Ipswich City Council employee is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 2.

Obscure Mexican fast food infusion expands into Queensland

Obscure Mexican fast food infusion expands into Queensland

ATTENTION foodies, your taste buds are set to be rocked when a new restaurant opens in Queensland.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Mavis notches up 500km of running at Parkrun

Mavis notches up 500km of running at Parkrun

While most kids see Saturday mornings as an opportunity to have a sleep in, Mavis Colbert is up and out of bed when the sun rises and ready to run

Why tenacious Cassie is already a winner

Why tenacious Cassie is already a winner

WHEN Ipswich Commonwealth Games high jumper Cassie Purdon represents Australia on Saturday, she can be proud having already conquered a massive challenge.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

Calls more than double to Kids helpline

Calls more than double to Kids helpline

The number of children aged between 10-14 contacting Kids Helpline has more than doubled, according to a new report.

Spicers Retreat sets reopening date after fire destruction

Spicers Retreat sets reopening date after fire destruction

The restaurant, kitchen and reception building at Spicers Hidden Vale resort at Grandchester was engulfed in flames

WATCH: Red belly black s-s-snuggles with child's cuddly toys

WATCH: Red belly black s-s-snuggles with child's cuddly toys

A LITTLE girl has had a lucky escape thanks to her eagle-eyed dad.

RSPCA to keep watch of dog owner convicted of animal neglect

RSPCA to keep watch of dog owner convicted of animal neglect

The offences have also cost him more than $3700 including court costs.

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