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Jury retires in trial of slain Logan teen Tiffany Taylor

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) Jurors at the trial for a man accused of murdering Logan teen Tiffany Taylor have retired to consider their verdict. Rodney Wayne Williams has been on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court for murdering the 16-year-old after meeting her for a paid sexual liaison in July 2015. He...

Parents & residents demand answers after school zone is removed.

According to the Member for Jordan...a decision was made to remove the reduced speed school zone from Augusta Parkway without consulting the affected school nearby. Charis Mullen told The Courier Mail...she was extremely concerned to learn Ipswich's City Council passed the motion in November of last year, without considering St.Augustine's College...

Local Anzac Day commemorations are cut due to Covid 19.

For the first time in decades, war memorials across our region will be empty on Anzac Day. With crowd limits imposed and fears of Coronavirus, Anzac Day ceremonies are being cancelled across the country, including in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions. Gatton R.S.L treasurer Les Nash confirmed the Gatton services and...

Covid 19 case confirmed at a childcare centre on Ipswich outskirts.

An Ipswich childcare worker has tested positive to Coronavirus. Nine News reports the Sparrow Early Learning Centre at Karana Downs had to be closed yesterday, after an educator came down with Covid 19. It's understood families of the children who attend the centre have been notified. The centre is expected to re-open today...

VIRUS: Somerset council cancels events, decentralises workforce

(Photo: Supplied.) Somerset Regional Council has taken proactive steps to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. The council has postponed all of its Youth Week, school holiday and library activities as well as decentralising its workforce amid the CO-VID 19 crisis.  Mayor Graham Lehmann (pictured above) says unfortunately cancelling these local events...

USQ moves classes online to prevent coronavirus

(Photo: Supplied.) The University of Southern Queensland will move all of its on-campus classes online to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.  The online courses will be offered from Monday for students from campuses including Ipswich, Springfield and Toowoomba.  USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine MacKenzie says the decision was made to reduce the...

Woman burned in kitchen fire at Stretton

(Photo: Queensland Ambulance Service. Supplied.) A woman has been rushed to hospital after suffering burns in a kitchen fire at Stretton in Brisbane's south.. Emergency crews were called to a Lacebark Street address at just before 12 this afternoon.  Queensland Ambulance says the woman - aged in her 40s - was transported to...

Ipswich Show held off due to concerns of coronavirus

(Photo: Flickr. CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication) The Ipswich Show has been cancelled for now due concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.  The decision follows the Federal Government's CO-VID 19 bans on outdoors events of 500 people or more.  Show Society vice-president Darren Zannow says they decided to cancel...

Toowoomba's Mayor calls for calm community Covid 19 vigilance.

Toowoomba's Mayor has described the Coronavirus as 'unprecedented', and could be the Garden City's greatest challenge yet. Paul Antonio says Covid 19, once it moves into the region, may impact the general health of the community and the economy in the broadest possible terms. He says we need to show support and...

And the award winner for Qld's most clogged up road is...?

The Pacific Motorway at Logan and on the Gold Coast has been named as the most congested road for a third year in a row. An R.A.C.Q survey found there were 517 congested roads driving motorists berko across Queensland, with 204 responses for the notorious M-1 alone. Spokesperson Paul Turner says the...
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