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Car flips on Cunningham H'way

A car has flipped in Ipswich overnight, leaving a one person in hospital. Emergency crews were called to the single-vehicle rollover on the Cunningham Highway at Dinmore, around 8.30pm on Wednesday. A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson says a female patient was in a stable condition. She was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further treatment....

Possible flash flooding forecast as slow moving storms approach Ipswich

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs and Lockyer Valley Council Areas. The Bureau of Meteorology warned that, at 5.25pm on Wednesday, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Gatton, Aratula and Moogerah. BOM says the thunderstorms are slow moving and are...

Queensland Covid cases spike to 186 as mask mandate extends

Masks will be made mandatory in cinemas and theatres as well as for hospitality workers from 5am tomorrow as Queensland Covid cases surge to 186 - the largest single day in Queensland since the pandemic began. Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard says the substantial rise in cases can be attributed...

Switch off before heading off these holidays

We are being reminded to switch off and save on electricity before heading away these holidays.    Homes left unattended for longer than usual periods can become susceptible to fires, and the additional power consumption can be costly to the customer.   Queensland Fire and Emergency Services commissioner Greg Leach says last December and...

Man has multiple injuries after falling from roof

A man has been taken to hospital after fall from a roof west of Ipswich. It happened at a private residence in Rosewood sometime before 7.38am on Wednesday. A spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance says the man in his 40s injured his wrist, ankle and head in the incident. He was in a stable...

Early morning crash at Goodna

UPDATE: Two people have been taken to Ipswich Hospital in stable conditions, according to Queensland Ambulance. EARLIER: Two people are being checked over by paramedics after a crash in Ipswich. Emergency crews were called to the two-vehicle incident at Bertha and Mills Streets in Goodna around 6am on Wednesday. A spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance says...

Hot and humid weather, possible storms predicted for Christmas

The roofs might be a little slippery for the reindeer, as Santa lands his sleigh this year. The forecast is in and Christmas Day is set to be hot and humid, with possible showers and storms across Queensland from Christmas Eve. The Bureau of Meteorology predicts thunderstorms will hit the south east...

Quarantine requirements to change for fully vaccinated Qlders

Changes to quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated people, who come into contact with a positive case of coronavirus, are being brought forward by 11 days. Queensland's Deputy Premier Steven Miles has announced the changes - which had been scheduled to come into effect on January 1 - will begin from tomorrow, meaning...

Ipswich 2021 New Year's Eve events and fireworks

Parties, family-friendly events and spectacular fireworks will help Ipswich bid farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding says the New Year's Eve fireworks displays have been specially designed to be visible to as many residents as possible, with only aerial shells that will be shot high into...

Plea for local heroes to donate blood over festive season

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is calling for more Queenslanders to roll up their sleeves this festive season with 2,200 appointments across the state needed to be filled.    Spokesperson Belinda Smetioukh says with consecutive long weekends coming up, and half of all blood donation appointments still not being attended, it is more...

'Enough is enough': Toowoomba bar's defiant stance against vax mandate

  A Toowoomba establishment says it has no regrets standing up to “segregation” after copping a $6000-plus fine for breaching the new Covid vaccination mandate rules. From December 17, restrictions for unvaccinated people mean they are now banned from all indoor hospitality and entertainment venues including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes. There are...

Major milestone as Wellcamp prepares for international arrivals

A regional quarantine facility at Wellcamp is on track to take overseas arrivals from early 2022, with the first stage now completed. The first 130 units have been built at the Queensland Regional Accommodation Centre, south of Toowoomba, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles has visited the site, saying the...
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