Regional News

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Cases jump 16 per cent in 24 hours in new virus hotspot

premium_icon Cases jump 16 per cent in 24 hours in new virus hotspot

Toowoomba, Tweed, and the Darling Downs are emerging as Queensland’s newest coronavirus hotspots, with a 16 per cent increase in cases in 24 hours.

'Dob them in' plea as 1100 tourists defy lockdown

premium_icon 'Dob them in' plea as 1100 tourists defy lockdown

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has declared an end to fun as coronavirus isolation measures ramp up.

Western Downs mayor re-elected, to focus on virus response

premium_icon Western Downs mayor re-elected, to focus on virus response

A clear victory is on the horizon for Paul McVeigh who is straight back to business to help the community through the current health crisis.

'A lot will suffer': Counsellor worried about virus package

premium_icon 'A lot will suffer': Counsellor worried about virus package

SUBSIDIES fail to offer enough to Southerns Downs residents suffering for coronavirus fallout, says counsellor.

25-year old moustache shaves its way around virus

premium_icon 25-year old moustache shaves its way around virus

Despite the COVID-19 circumstances, a Stanthorpe winemaker went ahead with his World's Greatest Shave initiative

$130b rescue package to keep 6 million in jobs

$130b rescue package to keep 6 million in jobs

Workers will now have their wages paid by taxpayers under a historic $130 billion plan to keep Australians in jobs and on the books.

New Aussie booze restrictions to control stockpiling

premium_icon New Aussie booze restrictions to control stockpiling

Australians now have more limits on the amount of alcohol they can purchase over the counter and online as liquor retailers roll out tougher measures.

Mon 30 Mar 2020

LOVE CONQUERS ALL: Warwick couple livestream wedding

premium_icon LOVE CONQUERS ALL: Warwick couple livestream wedding

“IT was everything I envisioned … just minus the people!”

‘So devoted to the kids’: Tribute for dad killed in crash

premium_icon ‘So devoted to the kids’: Tribute for dad killed in crash

‘The kids really loved being with him and in his company’: Tributes flow for young father killed in Bruce Highway crash

Facebook group aims to make kindness go viral

premium_icon Facebook group aims to make kindness go viral

A TOOWOOMBA Facebook group is hoping to inject some kindness into the community by chronicling good deeds and nice acts happening around town.

LIVE: Tallying of councillor votes begins

premium_icon LIVE: Tallying of councillor votes begins

The tallying of councillor votes is under way, with one candidate taking an early lead.

Drive-through legal service an ‘Australian first’

premium_icon Drive-through legal service an ‘Australian first’

WITH restrictions on daily life becoming tougher by the hour due to the intrusions of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are being forced to innovate.

'Not mucking around': New virus limits from today

'Not mucking around': New virus limits from today

Public gatherings of more than two people have been banned, and youth no longer allowed to use playgrounds and skate parks in bid to slow virus spread.

Restrictions an 'abuse of power' says resident

premium_icon Restrictions an 'abuse of power' says resident

"All restrictions have been on the advice of medical information. Nothing has been based on social advice. No other minister has been consulted."

Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

premium_icon Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

Unprecedented public health restrictions are expected to stay in place for months with experts saying it would be “ridiculous” to remove them, despite evidence...

Everything that is closed from today

Everything that is closed from today

Tough new restrictions will come into place from midday today, with the message from the PM only go outside if it’s essential.

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Queensland Health confirms new Darling Downs COVID-19 cases

premium_icon Queensland Health confirms new Darling Downs COVID-19 cases

QUEENSLAND Health has confirmed another three cases of COVID-19 in the Darling Downs Health Service region, among 31 new cases across the state today.

ELECTION COVERAGE: Candidates explain how they are feeling

premium_icon ELECTION COVERAGE: Candidates explain how they are feeling

VOTES are continuing to roll in so we checked up on some councillors to see how they are feeling.

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

Hospital staff across Australia are bracing for an "enormous" surge in coronavirus cases amid warnings that private hospitals could shut down.

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Some of Australia’s hospitals are about to be closed and their staff stood down putting 100,000 workers at risk of no work.

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