Regional News

Tue 12 Jan 2021

Farming family use export ban to bridge city, country divide

Premium Content Farming family use export ban to bridge city, country divide

The COVID-19 pandemic and China’s beef ban put Western Downs producers Four Daughters in a bind. They had cattle ready to go, but their market had dried up. So they got...

Mon 11 Jan 2021

Virtual spies: How much do Siri and Co listen to you

Premium Content Virtual spies: How much do Siri and Co listen to you

When it comes to your “virtual friends” – Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Bixby – which one is listening more closely? Kathy Sundstrom has the answers.

Tue 5 Jan 2021

Incredible businesswoman leaves hole in Western Downs’ heart

Premium Content Incredible businesswoman leaves hole in Western Downs’ heart

Irreplaceable Dalby businesswoman, Glenda Pascoe, will be remembered by loved ones for her kind nature, after tragically passing away on the Warrego Highway.

CHARGED: Multiple teens arrested over Chinchilla crime spree

Premium Content CHARGED: Multiple teens arrested over Chinchilla crime spree

Chinchilla police have arrested a number of teens over an alleged crime spree across Chinchilla on New Years Eve. FULL DETAILS:

Sat 26 Dec 2020

Hot cross bun war: Who eats the most in Queensland

Premium Content Hot cross bun war: Who eats the most in Queensland

Coles and Woolworths will be going head-to-head in a bun fight, as we can reveal the Queensland suburbs that buy the most.

Fri 25 Dec 2020

Telco offers free payphone calls for Christmas and New Year

Telco offers free payphone calls for Christmas and New Year

While most of us own a mobile phone, there are still more than 11 million calls made each year on payphones. And they won’t cost a cent over Christmas.

Thu 24 Dec 2020

Hospital blow out: Cancer patients at risk

Premium Content Hospital blow out: Cancer patients at risk

Cancer patients are facing delays in treatment as hospital waiting lists explode. Experts reveal what Australians must do now to ensure they get help.

Urgent plea over horror drowning statistic

Premium Content Urgent plea over horror drowning statistic

Queensland paramedics who have attended 65 near-drownings in the state this month have issued an urgent plea to parents and guardians.

Tue 22 Dec 2020

‘Once-in-a-lifetime’: Man’s close call with lightning strike

Premium Content ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’: Man’s close call with lightning strike

A Toowoomba man has captured the moment a bolt of lightning hit a power line. See the video here:

Mon 21 Dec 2020

Rifles in hands of criminals after thieves ransack Downs farm

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A family was enjoying its Christmas holiday when thieves stole more than $50,000 in tools, rifles and equipment, using great force to pry open a gun safe.

Fri 18 Dec 2020

Darling Downs kidnappers force victim to withdraw cash from ATM

Premium Content Darling Downs kidnappers force victim to withdraw cash from...

Two men broke into their victim’s home, stole a large sum of cash before forcing the man to a nearby ATM, to withdraw more money.

Shoplifting is not a victimless crime!

Shoplifting is not a victimless crime!

I am down by the fresh meat section when I overhear a male customer ask his female companion "which steak would you like tonight hon?"

Wed 16 Dec 2020

Our health workers stressed and burned out, survey shows

Premium Content Our health workers stressed and burned out, survey shows

Queensland’s health workers are stressed and burned out, with many complaining the past year has cost them their health.

Cast of 70 perform Disney tale Aladdin at Empire Theatre

Premium Content Cast of 70 perform Disney tale Aladdin at Empire Theatre

A cast of 70 young Darling Downs performers will dance their way through the rags-to-riches tale of Aladdin.

Fri 11 Dec 2020

Drug pusher took over partner’s trade after he was jailed

Premium Content Drug pusher took over partner’s trade after he was jailed

A woman added six months to her jail sentence by selling drugs while on parole. She will have plenty of time to think about her mistake after she was given a new parole...

Phone fine blitz helps raise $600m

Premium Content Phone fine blitz helps raise $600m

Hidden cameras catching motorists on mobile phones is driving a huge jump in state government revenue.

Thu 10 Dec 2020

Twelve days on the run ends with 43 months in jail for escapee

Premium Content Twelve days on the run ends with 43 months in jail for...

A known drug dealer scammed her customers, selling a bag of salt for $5000. Unsurprisingly, they tested the product and, in their rage, beat an innocent man thinking he...

Mum busted with stash of ‘speed’ syringes

Premium Content Mum busted with stash of ‘speed’ syringes

The Southern Downs woman’s four children were home at the time of the raid, which uncovered other drug utensils.

Tue 8 Dec 2020

Woman with clean criminal history was consuming ‘a gram of meth daily’

Premium Content Woman with clean criminal history was consuming ‘a gram of meth...

She had a clean criminal history for the first 31 years of her life. But a serious methylamphetamine addiction changed all that.

Western Downs mourns local business owner after tragic crash

Premium Content Western Downs mourns local business owner after tragic crash

THE Western Downs community is set to farewell a mother, wife, grandmother, and local business owner, who tragically passed away in a tragic crash on the Warrego...

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