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Brisbane residents urged to avoid panic buying

Residents of Greater Brisbane are being urged not to panic buy, with a three-day lockdown beginning tonight. Queensland Health is reminding the Brisbane community that supermarkets and essential businesses will remain open during the lockdown. From 6pm Friday 8 January to 6pm Monday 11 January, the lockdown will be in place for...

Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan in lockdown amid fears of UK mutant virus spreading

Greater Brisbane residents are going into a three-day lockdown from tonight as health authorities scramble to contain the spread of the highly-contagious UK strain of coronavirus. From 6pm tonight until 6pm Monday, residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands can only leave home for...

Wheelie gone wrong leaves rider in hospital

  An illegal stunt has left a motorbike rider with serious injuries in Ipswich. Police say the man was doing a wheelie when he crashed into the back of a vehicle at Collingwood Park around 4pm yesterday. He was taken stable to Ipswich Hospital with serious head and possible leg injuries, with police...

Tourists find body in rural town near Toowoomba

  Two tourists have made the grisly discovery of a man's body in bushland, south of Toowoomba, sparking a major police investigation. They found the 28-year-old's body in the rural town of Preston, between Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, just before 9am. He has been identified as a Toowoomba local. Detectives and forensic specialists...

QLD quarantine hotel worker tests positive to COVID-19

A cleaner at a quarantine hotel in Brisbane has tested positive to coronavirus. This morning, Queensland's chief health officer, doctor Jeannette Young, confirmed the worker did everything right, getting tested immediately after developing symptoms yesterday. "She got tested as part of our routine, weekly, every-seven-day testing on the 29th of December and...

Teen clings to life after car collides with pole

A teenager is fighting for life after the car he was travelling in smashed into a pole in Logan. The 17-year-old was a passenger in a Toyota Celica coupe, which was travelling east on Browns Plains Road, when it left the road and hit the pole in Crestmead, at around 4am...

Bellbowrie man charged with murder after baby died of 'neglect'

The boyfriend of a mother accused of murdering her nine-month-old son in Ipswich has also been charged following appeals for him to hand himself into police. Paramedics discovered the boy's body at a home on Sonter Street, in Raceview, in June 2019. Following an intense and meticulous 18 month investigation, detectives charged...

83mills of rain dumped as massive storm approaches

A cluster of developing storms has prompted a warning for heavy rain fall and damaging winds across the Darling Downs, Ipswich and Logan. As of 6pm, the Bureau of Meteorology is issuing an alert for intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding, as well as damaging winds. In...

Queenslanders who visited these regional NSW towns told to get tested

An alert has been issued for anyone who visited three regional New South Wales towns over the weekend, to get tested.  It comes after a positive COVID-19 case visited Orange, Nyngan and Broken Hill while infectious on Saturday and Sunday, January 2-3, while in transit. Health authorities are instructing any Queenslanders who...

Heavy rain on the way to Darling Downs

Severe Thunderstorm Warningfor HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDSFor people in Darling Downs and Granite Belt and parts of Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.Issued at 1:47 pm Wednesday, 6 January 2021.HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE EASTERN INTERIOR.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy...
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