Regional News

Tue 7 Apr 2020

West Moreton Health staff in isolation after virus scare

premium_icon West Moreton Health staff in isolation after virus scare

Hospital workers have been isolated after coming in contact with someone later confirmed to have coronavirus.

Unimaginable loss devastates Darling Downs Zoo

premium_icon Unimaginable loss devastates Darling Downs Zoo

“The whole world got wrecked without a single shot being fired”: Zoo struggles to keep on top of colossal costs.

COVID-19 words and questions keeping Aussies awake at night

premium_icon COVID-19 words and questions keeping Aussies awake at night

Many Australians are still confused by COVID-19, as the most popular online searches around the deadly virus have revealed.

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Data shows Queensland falling short on social distancing

premium_icon Data shows Queensland falling short on social distancing

While you may think your social distancing efforts are adequate, chances are you are wrong.

Lockdown luxury all just an illusion

premium_icon Lockdown luxury all just an illusion

Judging by the criticisms, few realise the reality of hotel quarantine beyond what social media tells them.

Heartwarming moment paramedics give special gift to woman

premium_icon Heartwarming moment paramedics give special gift to woman

A GRAINY photo shared to Facebook page has revealed the heartwarming moment paramedics gave a special gift to 86 year old Doris Symes.

The COVID-19 heroes holding our region together

premium_icon The COVID-19 heroes holding our region together

A month ago, their jobs were just like anyone else’s, but now these everyday people are our frontline essential workers.

COVID-19: Family of Ruby Princess victim ‘shocked’ by report

premium_icon COVID-19: Family of Ruby Princess victim ‘shocked’ by report

Toowoomba man Des Williams' brother, based in Rockhampton, has expressed concerns about how Queensland Health managed the case.

Sun 5 Apr 2020

For this family, there’s no such thing as isolation

premium_icon For this family, there’s no such thing as isolation

If you are beginning to feel cramped during the coronavirus shutdown, spare a thought for this Queensland family who have 11 children still living at home.

Sat 4 Apr 2020

CORONAVIRUS: Couple in hotel lockdown hold grave concerns

premium_icon CORONAVIRUS: Couple in hotel lockdown hold grave concerns

‘Someone was having a major meltdown … followed by security telling him that he was breaking the law if he put a foot outside the door’

Fri 3 Apr 2020

‘Wilsonton Nine’ murder accused granted bail amid virus

premium_icon ‘Wilsonton Nine’ murder accused granted bail amid virus

One of nine accused of murdering mother Debbie Combarngo has been granted bail, after a court ruled that she would be less likely to breach bail due to pandemic

Child rapist appeals 10-year jail sentence

premium_icon Child rapist appeals 10-year jail sentence

A convicted rapist who sexually abused two young brothers has appealed his 10-year jail sentence. WARNING DISTURBING CONTENT.

Toowoomba COVID-19 victim remembered as 'gentle giant'

premium_icon Toowoomba COVID-19 victim remembered as 'gentle giant'

A Toowoomba man who died from COVID-19 has been remembered by his family as a “loving, caring gentle giant of a man”.

Dalby Hospital successfuly sued for $9 million by mum

premium_icon Dalby Hospital successfuly sued for $9 million by mum

A GIRL who suffered brain damage at birth has been granted more than $9 million in compensation after her mother sued Dalby Hospital for delays in her delivery.

‘I’m upset’: Gladys defends virus debacle

‘I’m upset’: Gladys defends virus debacle

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has clashed with radio host Ben Fordham and defended her state’s handling of the cruise ship issue.

RIP Bruce Dawe: Poet of ordinary Australia dies

premium_icon RIP Bruce Dawe: Poet of ordinary Australia dies

Renowned poet Bruce Dawe, who was studied by generations of Australian school students, has died in a Queensland nursing home.

What to use in 'loo' of toilet paper?

premium_icon What to use in 'loo' of toilet paper?

THE panic buyers had left me out of toilet paper and panicking. It was then I had to take matters into my own hands... so to speak.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Children to return to classrooms after holidays, PM says

premium_icon Children to return to classrooms after holidays, PM says

Scott Morrison says children are expected to return to classrooms after the looming school holidays if parents are unable to provide home learning.

Free movies for Foxtel subscribers

Free movies for Foxtel subscribers

Subscribers to Foxtel’s sport pack will receive access to its library of movies for free, as a result of coronavirus impacting live games.

Rare condition adds years to child’s life

premium_icon Rare condition adds years to child’s life

An 11-week-old Toowoomba baby has been diagnosed with a rare condition that his mother called a 'miracle'.

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