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Emotions run high as Ipswich councillors deliver final speeches

An emotional day for Ipswich councillors as they delivered their farewell speeches at a special council meeting in the city this morning. It comes as laws are set to be handed down in state parliament tomorrow to sack the entire council and appoint an administrator - after 15 people including two...

EUNJI BAN COURT: Psychiatric says murder accused gives inconsistent evidence

A court has heard evidence from a psychiatrist in the trial of a former Ipswich man accused of killing South Korean woman Eunji Ban (pictured above). Alex Reuben McEwan has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 22-year-old in a Brisbane park in 2013 on mental health grounds.  Psychiatrist Pamela Van De Hoef...

'It's a dark day for local democracy' says ousted Ipswich Councillor.

The Ipswich City councillors about to be sacked by the State Government, will today hold what is expected to be their final meeting. The government will introduce laws tomorrow, to dissolve the entire council and appoint administrators. A Crime and Corruption Commission probe has seen 15 people, including two former mayors, charged...

Home-care services continue to languish for elderly locals.

Elderly people in Ipswich and the Somerset are reportedly being told they could be waiting at least a year for home services in their regions. The Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann says data on home-care packages has revealed 108,000 older Australians are languishing waiting for home-care, and that includes more than...

Strong winds & dry conditions fan the flames of 2 fires in the Somerset.

Firies advise they're currently dealing with bushfires burning in open grazing land in the Somerset region and moving from the Brisbane Valley Highway toward Paddy Gully Road in Glen Esk, along with another fire from Hay Road toward the Brisbane Valley Highway at Coominya. Residents in the area will be affected...

Two teenage girls & their car are missing from the Western Downs.

We need your help to locate two girls, aged 14 and 16, who were last seen in Dalby at around 10 o'clock last night. The missing pair are travelling in a black 2013 Toyota Corolla hatchback with Queensland rego: 801 - SXM. The 16-year-old is described as Caucasian, approximately 150cms tall with...

Logan stabber eludes search

A Polair and ground search has so far found no sign of a man who stabbed another in the neck in Logan overnight, leaving the victim fighting for his life. The Woodridge street which say the vicious attack remains an active crime scene, as detectives try to piece together what happened.The...

EKKA talks up quad bike safety

The State Government's ramping up its safety messages about the use of quad bikes - following new national figures, showing regional Queensland accounted for half of the number of those killed national in quad bike accidents.Just last week, a man died on a rural property, halfway between Townsville and Cairns....-...

Ipswich loves the EKKA's Cheese Toastie!

Time's running out for Ipswich locals to enjoy the humble Cheese Toastie at this year's EKKA.  Eventhough the price has increased from last year,   the old favourite remains a popular feature   locals Sarah and Brent from Goodna say it's one of the many reasons why they travel each year to Brisbane from...

Ipswich fireants campaign at the EKKA

  It's the last weekend of the The EKKA - where the city and the country get together. But one unique exhibit is being used as an awareness campaign about Queensland's fire-ant problem. It was just a year ago,   fire-ants were found on the Sunshine Coast for the very first time. A colony was...