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Locals urged to stay up-to-date with meningococcal jab

Following a recent case of Meningococcal on the Darling Downs, health officials are urging residents to ensure they're vaccinated for the potentially deadly illness. The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service confirmed a patient was recently admitted to hospital, after being diagnosed with the disease, but has since recovered. The service advises...

Police focus on the Fatal Five this Fatality Free Friday

  Today is Fatality Free Friday, a national day of action which calls on road users to drive safely today and every day of the year. It follows research showing one in four Aussies have admitted to taking additional risks on our roads, during the Covid-19 period. Russell White from the Australian Road...

Predictions cancer diagnosis rates to rise (4)

The Leukaemia Foundation's warning we could see a rise in cancer diagnosis rates, post Covid-19. Today is World Blood Cancer Day, and while the foundation has more than doubled its support for people living with blood cancer since the pandemic struck, it's warning of more difficult times ahead. A recent report has...

Thousands crack open their nest eggs during lockdown

It's been revealed more than 6000 people accessed a Queensland Superannuation fund early, when the COVID-19 shutdowns began in March. LGIAsuper CEO Kate Farrar said they had a significant spike in calls at the height of the crisis, from concerned members in Logan and Toowoomba. LGIAsuper currently has approximately 4,800 members in...

Covid could kibosh Country City Shows

If regional agricultural shows remain cancelled for the rest of the year, the industry may not bounce back for 2021, that's the dire prediction from a major travelling amusement operator. There have been just 11 agricultural shows hosted this year in Queensland, with major events canned due to Covid-19 related bans...

BREAKING NEWS: Woman found dead at a home in Eagleby

  (Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) A woman has been found dead inside a home at Eagleby in Logan City. Police say the woman's body was discovered at a Francoise Street address at just before 8 this morning.  A crime scene has been established with police to determine the cause of death.  Anyone with information...

Locals attacked trying to stop hoons

Two men have been arrested and charged after an alleged violent incident in suburban Ipswich. It's claimed last Wednesday night, residents reported a car doing burnouts on Windle Road in Brassall. They challenged the vehicle's occupants, before allegedly being threatened and assaulted with baseball bats, crowbars and other implements. The offenders are also...

The perfect drink for Hump Day: Camel milk!

There's a growing thirst for camel milk, which has been recognised for the first time for World Milk Day. Q-Camel Dairy at Bells Creek and Summer Land Camel Dairy currently operate in Queensland. They're part of a $10.2 billion global industry that's forecast to see a 10% 'bump' during the next decade. Summer...

Garden City the nation's jobless capital

Toowoomba has recorded the highest unemployment rate in Australia for April, according to a new Commsec report. The city's jobless rate has jumped five per cent in the last two months to 12-point-two per cent, as Coronavirus continues to impact the job market. The Downs Industry School's Cooperation CEO Mike Patten was...

Your say on Council's business of the day

As part of a bid to improve transparency, integrity and community engagement, your input for each Ipswich Council meeting is now available through a new pilot program. The initiative comes as the local authority looks for new ways for the community to voice its views in this Covid-19 era.   Ipswich Mayor...
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