Regional News

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Woman stole house keys in home robbery of elderly man

premium_icon Woman stole house keys in home robbery of elderly man

A middle-aged woman caught up in a home invasion in which an elderly man was threatened to have his ear cut off with tree branch pruners will serve no jail time.

Woman’s second jail term for erratic drink driving suspended

premium_icon Woman’s second jail term for erratic drink driving suspended

An Ipswich woman received her second jail sentence for drink driving crimes that feature high alcohol readings.

Toys pulled from shelves posed ‘significant threat’ to kids

premium_icon Toys pulled from shelves posed ‘significant threat’ to kids

Five unsafe toys have been removed from Queensland retailers’ shelves, with some of the products posing a “significant risk” to young children.

Residents urged to report stink as hearsay muddies waters

premium_icon Residents urged to report stink as hearsay muddies waters

Residents copping wafts of bad smells should continue reporting.

Neighbour fearful development could ruin his ‘heritage home’

premium_icon Neighbour fearful development could ruin his ‘heritage home’

A resident claims the vibrations, odour, noise and vermin from a new development will ruin his ‘heritage home’ and his town.

IN COURT: Full names of 162 people in Ipswich court today

premium_icon IN COURT: Full names of 162 people in Ipswich court today

Every day the QT publishes a full list of those due in court.

Body in boot: Victim weeks from giving birth

premium_icon Body in boot: Victim weeks from giving birth

A woman whose body was found in the boot of a car outside a Queensland home was 21 days from giving birth, police say. Her partner has been arrested.

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Thousands of extra chooks to descend on Lockyer Valley

premium_icon Thousands of extra chooks to descend on Lockyer Valley

Expansions at two separate poultry farms to go ahead after getting green light from council.

WARNING: Storms moving in, 85km/h wind gusts recorded

WARNING: Storms moving in, 85km/h wind gusts recorded

An earlier warning for the Darling Downs has been cancelled - but damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones still likely for some areas.

PARENTS BEHAVING BADLY: 14 Ipswich mums and dads in court

premium_icon PARENTS BEHAVING BADLY: 14 Ipswich mums and dads in court

From stealing $200,000 from government schemes to selling kilos of marijuana here are 14 of Ipswich's most notorious mums and dads.

Restaurant serving free meals on Christmas Day

premium_icon Restaurant serving free meals on Christmas Day

As families rip open presents and tuck into a lavish lunch on Christmas Day, the isolated members of our society are pushed further out of mind.

Autopsy underway for dead woman pulled from car boot

premium_icon Autopsy underway for dead woman pulled from car boot

Police have labelled the grisly discovery of 31-year-old Kardell Lomas in a car boot at her de facto partner’s home at Raceview as “traumatic” for everyone.

TRAGEDY: Gatton student and mum killed in volcano eruption

premium_icon TRAGEDY: Gatton student and mum killed in volcano eruption

The university student and her mother were visiting the island at the time of the eruption

Calls to re-open road after ‘near misses’ during bushfire

premium_icon Calls to re-open road after ‘near misses’ during bushfire

One resident is calling on the council to open up a local road to traffic, saying its closure could have led to disaster for emergency services.

I need a man with a gun: Farmer won’t watch cattle starve

premium_icon I need a man with a gun: Farmer won’t watch cattle starve

It’s the decision he didn’t want to make, but one farmer says it’s time to bite the bullet.

Mum shares struggle of finding job after years out of work

premium_icon Mum shares struggle of finding job after years out of work

‘I can understand where an employer would be coming from, as hiring a mum can potentially be risky’.

Skills shortage and imbalance concern for Ipswich employers

premium_icon Skills shortage and imbalance concern for Ipswich employers

The report found 38 per cent of local firms are intending on bringing on more workers going forward.

‘Never before seen’ drought closes on southeast

premium_icon ‘Never before seen’ drought closes on southeast

With almost three million people now affected by drought in Queensland, a local government figure has called for the crisis to be given urgent priority.

NAMED: Why these students aren’t worried about OP scores

premium_icon NAMED: Why these students aren’t worried about OP scores

Year 12 students are nervously awaiting the release of their OP scores, but for more than a third of Lockyer graduates, it’s a mere formality.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Taxi fleet manager takes home top honours at industry awards

premium_icon Taxi fleet manager takes home top honours at industry awards

Debbie Morrison takes home two awards at her first awards ceremony

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