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Two lives lost in fatal crash at Bethania

Two men have died in a traffic crash at Bethania. Preliminary investigations indicate around 3:30pm on Sunday, three vehicles collided at the corner of Fletcher and Logan River roads. A 54-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 37-year-old man died shortly afterwards, while other two people were taken to Logan Hospital...

150-grand on renos too much for locals

Calls for changes to the Home Maker grant to make it more accessible for people in regional areas, where real estate prices, and incomes, tend to be lower.  Queensland MP Phillip Thompson says spending 150-grand on a major reno is out of reach for most people he's spoken to.  He reckons it's...

Toddler & man reported missing from suburban Logan.

We're being asked to find a 35-year-old man and a 17-month-old baby girl, missing from Boronia Heights. Police say the man attended a Hendon Court residence just before 5 p.m yesterday, before leaving a short time later with the baby girl. The man is transient, and is believed to be travelling around...

Ah, the sweet smell of fixed water & sewage rates

Urban Utilities is promising no price hikes, at least from them, on our water bills. It's frozen components of the average residential water and sewerage bills in Ipswich for the 2020 / 21 period. The service reports it's the third consecutive year they've kept the charges the same. Keep in mind though, this is...

Woeful water levels return to the Wivenhoe

With the Wivenhoe Dam's water level again dropping below 50%, it marks an ominous milestone to kick off Winter in the Somerset and Lockyer Valley regions.   We're now typically into the driest part of the year, and with the drought, bushfires, and now Coronavirus clobbering local and farmers, this Winter is...

The RSPCA, currently the HQ of squeaks & tweets

After a series of raids in the South East, the RSPCA is now looking to rehome over 450 mice, along with more than 100 birds. Domestic mice tend to be social little creatures, hence the organisation recommending people to adopt two, of the same sex of course! The cute little rodents are...

We're feeling the pressure, it's in our blood

Startling new figures out today show many of us fail to regularly check our blood pressure, despite it being the cause of half of cardiovascular disease deaths. Over 27 per cent tested positive to high blood pressure in Ipswich. Natalie Raffoul from the Heart Foundation said we aren't really seeing blood pressure...

UPDATE| Missing Plainland man found safe and well

(Photo: Queensland Police Service. Supplied.) UPDATE:  Police have located a 28-year-old man reported missing from Plainland overnight safe and well. EARLIER:  Police are appealing for urgent public assistance to help locate a man missing from Plainland in the Lockyer Valley. Jordan Rodwell was last seen running on Laidley Plainland Road around 8:30 last night and...

Petrol price rise returning, best fill up now!

The cheap fuel at the bowser won't last for long, that's the message from the state's motoring body. Ipswich and Toowoomba motorists have seen unleaded petrol prices drop below $1 a litre since the Covid crisis began. RACQ spokesperson Vivien O'Connor said we're now seeing prices steadily increasing.

Trying to comprehend milk prices hits a sour note

  Dairy producers are said to be in a state of confusion, after processors released the publication of minimum milk prices, according to the Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation. The information was released earlier this week, as stipulated by the Federal Government's Dairy Code of Conduct, implemented 6 months ago. The QDO's Eric Dansey said...
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