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Storms roll across parts of the south-east

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Southeast Queensland for DAMAGING WINDS, LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALLFor people in parts of Somerset, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.Issued at 2:49 pm Monday, 18 January 2021.The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:45 pm, severe thunderstorms were...

Inland rail impact report awaits your response

Connection to the existing West Moreton and Interstate railway lines a tunnel through the Teviot Range and the building of 27 bridges will make up just part of the Inland Rail project set to run through part of Ipswichs local government area. The planned section of track with a construction budget...

Worst road fatality figures in six years

Police have vowed to crack down on driver behaviour to put a stent in the number of lives lost on our roads. In 2020 277 people died on our roads with 13 fatalities coming from Ipswich and 15 in the Darling Downs.  Acting Chief Superintendent of the Road Policing unit Dale Pointon...

Missing Yamanto woman found safe and well

UPDATE|  The 50-year-old woman reported missing from Yamanto has been located safe and well. EARLIER| A search operation is underway to locate a 50-year-old woman  reported missing from Yamanto yesterday.Pearl Green was last seen around midnight walking into bushland north of Saleyards Road and hasn’t been seen since.A search of the bushland is...

100,000 reasons for a Toowoomba lady to smile

After initially thinking she was being pranked for an episode of Australias Funniest Home Videos a Toowoomba woman realised she is 100 grand richer from a Lotteries draw. The surprised winner scored the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot on January 12 taking home the guaranteed first prize pool of $100,000. When asked how...

Big brother now watches at a Somerset beauty spot

Four wheel drivers illegal dumpers and environmental trashers be sure to smile at Lowood Bend and Fieldings Road as you are being watched. Somerset Regional Council has heeded the call of residents after receiving numerous complaints regarding antisocial and at times disgusting human behaviour. The local authority has installed covert CCTV cameras...

Mice plague homes, devour farming crops

An "outbreak" of mice is plaguing the Southern and Darling Downs as droves of the rodents scurry from farming crops to the suburbs. CSIRO mouse research officer Steve Henry says there are reports of unusually high numbers of mice moving through eastern and southern cropping zones, which is "quite concerning". A few...

Man trapped under forklift, Chuwar

A man has been hospitalised after becoming trapped under a forklift near Ipswich. The man in his 70s suffered chest and limb injuries following the incident at Chuwar just before 11am. Critical Care paramedics have taken him to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Soaring temps to return with avengeance

The lack of recent Summer conditions may have lulled us into a false sense of security but the heat is on its way. The Bureau predicts little chance of rainfall from January 13 to 16 as the mercury in Ipswich begins to soar into the mid 30s. But according to forecaster James...

Lucky escape for youngster after head on collision

Police investigations continue into a serious crash in South Nanango on January 12. It is believed two vehicles a blue sedan and a dark grey station wagon were travelling along Nanango Tarong Road when they collided head. A 23-year-old woman was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital for treatment along with an...
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