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Health Network introduces Youth Telehealth Psych service

A new Youth Mental Health support service has been launched by Darling Downs Health officials. The Youth Thrive Program will provide psychological therapies via Telehealth across the region. The Darling Downs & West Moreton Primary Health Network CEO Marilyn Strohfeldt said the new service is especially important, due to the effects of...

Behold the South East's new HQ of freshness

A Scenic Rim horticultural company hopes to begin construction on a new $50-million manufacturing precinct within three months, pending approvals for the project. Kalfresh Vegetables is planning to build new facilities at Kalbar, to obtain produce from regions like the Granite Belt and the Darling Downs, and turn it into pre-packaged...

No snow business in the Garden City this year.

The call to postpone the much-loved Winter Wonderland until next year, owing to Covid-19 restrictions, has been made by Toowoomba’s Regional Council.   In a statement, Council said the decision to hold-off the event until 2021 was necessary but difficult, but community health can't be compromised. Councillor James O'Shea said despite community...

Less pork on the fork for Pig farmers.

Local pork producers are suffering through cuts to their meat prices, with returns falling at Toowoomba's recent pig sale. Producers received around $1 a kilo less for their pigs, equating to hundreds of dollars less for their consignments at the sale. Pig farmer Bernadette Harvey said diminished whole-sale demand has created a...

COVID-19 prompts concerns over Show Society coffers

 'Bleak' is the word being used to describe the immediate future of Toowoomba's Royal Show Society, with concerns the group will be broke by Christmas. Toowoomba's much-loved show tradition dates back 156 years, including the survival of both world wars and the Spanish Flu, but it may not live through the...

Car sought in connection with Toowoomba assault

Detectives investigating an assault in Toowoomba's CBD in February are appealing for your help to identify a car. At around 9:45pm on Monday, February 3, a 35-year-old man was attacked on Neil Street. CCTV vision taken nearby shows a Honda Jazz travelling South along that street at the same time of the...

Less need to 'mind the gap' at local railway station

Redbank station has been made more accessible, as commuters begin to head back to the workplace. The State Government project has partially raised the station’s platforms, securing crucial work for 34 contractors and Queensland-based businesses, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said raising the assisted boarding points on platforms...

Egg farmer cracks it over stockfeed price shell-out

An egg farm that supplies cafes, independent grocers and markets will close at the end of June, after drought forced up the cost of chicken feed. Jacobs Well Egg Farm products have been stocked locally and sold through the Rocklea Markets. In a letter sent to customers, owner Wes Dudley confirmed his...

Do your bit for 'Pop' Dunning

Donations are flooding in for a Glamorgan Vale identity, who lost his home and everything he owns, including his wife's ashes, after a fierce blaze burnt his house to the ground on Wednesday. 74-year-old Tom 'Pop' Dunning, renowned for delivering hay to the community, is still mourning the loss of his...

Stabbing victim dies, accused now faces murder charge

A man has had his charges upgraded to murder over a stabbing in Logan. Police allege the 45-year-old stabbed another man outside a Waterford West unit complex, just after 8:00pm on Wednesday. The 32-year-old victim was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition where he later died. The accused is...
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