Regional News

Wed 22 Jan 2020

Judicial chaos: Offenders charged while leaving court

premium_icon Judicial chaos: Offenders charged while leaving court

They had just left court after facing various charges, but these people found themselves with another ticket, which could have been avoided.

Supermarket giant announces shock exit

premium_icon Supermarket giant announces shock exit

Major international supermarket Kaufland was preparing for a large presence in Australia but is now leaving the country.

USQ researchers discover planet 'that could float on water'

premium_icon USQ researchers discover planet 'that could float on water'

USQ researchers have discovered a new world, which like Saturn, is less dense than water and if placed in an ocean large enough would float.

Where to find cheapest doctors

premium_icon Where to find cheapest doctors

Queenslanders are paying more than ever to see a GP. Find out where the cheapest and most expensive areas are in the state to get sick.

Dad punches 15-y-o daughter’s adult boyfriend

premium_icon Dad punches 15-y-o daughter’s adult boyfriend

Pushed to breaking point by his 15-year-old daughter’s older boyfriend, this father snapped.

‘I don’t consent to being here’: Woman’s absurd outburst

premium_icon ‘I don’t consent to being here’: Woman’s absurd outburst

A LAIDLEY woman has refused to properly identify herself or plead guilty or not guilty in court, saying she was a “traveller”.

Conservationist remembered as a ‘gentle, loving’ man

premium_icon Conservationist remembered as a ‘gentle, loving’ man

A CELEBRATION of the life and contributions of Toowoomba field naturalist and conservationist Dr Neil McKilligan will be held in March.

Woman 'court' out with knuckledusters on her handbag

premium_icon Woman 'court' out with knuckledusters on her handbag

SHE said she bought the knuckledusters online on wish.com and had been hanging them from her handbag ever since.

Toowoomba LifeFlight helps set incredible new record

premium_icon Toowoomba LifeFlight helps set incredible new record

DEMAND for LifeFlight’s vital service continues to grow and it released new figure show how busy its crews were in 2019.

'It is devastating': Wild storm rips roof off house

premium_icon 'It is devastating': Wild storm rips roof off house

EMERGENCY services freed a family trapped in a storm-wrecked building.

Damage bill mounts for summer of catastrophe

premium_icon Damage bill mounts for summer of catastrophe

The damages bill sparked by Queensland’s devastating bushfires is still being tallied, as firefighters brace for similar conditions experienced last year.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Penal code catches up with serial flasher

premium_icon Penal code catches up with serial flasher

Bronson Errol Ridgway approached two women in a car park and exposed himself to each of them, performing an indecent act.

New storm warning issued for southeast Queensland

New storm warning issued for southeast Queensland

Multiple fast-moving storms, including two 'very dangerous' systems, have swept across southeast Queensland leaving more than 18,000 homes without power.

$35k surgery bill or smoke weed: Woman’s impossible choice

premium_icon $35k surgery bill or smoke weed: Woman’s impossible choice

Short of undergoing expensive surgery, Tammara Hawkins tells court that smoking marijuana is the only way she is able to treat pain from a workplace injury.

Mango picker’s huge debt bolstered after car-wash run-in

premium_icon Mango picker’s huge debt bolstered after car-wash run-in

Fruit picker Stephen Gallaway has added to his near $10,000 SPER debt, instead of opting for community service because he didn’t 'trust himself'

Budding ‘scientist’s’ prized marijuana plant seized

premium_icon Budding ‘scientist’s’ prized marijuana plant seized

This self-proclaimed scientist was planning to make CBD oil from his prized plant, only to have it destroyed by police

Toowoomba councillor slams Premier's pipeline plan

premium_icon Toowoomba councillor slams Premier's pipeline plan

A TOOWOOMBA councillor has slammed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s plan to fast-track the Warwick to Wivenhoe pipeline, saying the TRC had not been consulted.

First came the rain... now comes the heat

premium_icon First came the rain... now comes the heat

Temperatures are set to soar as a heatwave settles in across the southeast corner. But there may be some rain around to offer a little reprieve.

Do you live in Australia's unhealthiest suburb?

premium_icon Do you live in Australia's unhealthiest suburb?

These are the top suburbs across the country that have the worst record for obesity, smoking, diabetes and asthma. Find out how your neighbourhood compares.

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