First there was rain, then a clean face

premium_icon First there was rain, then a clean face

After vowing not to shave until it rained, Scott Loughnan is once again sporting a...

Data driving southwest tourism

Data driving southwest tourism

When it comes to drawing tourists to the southwest, it’s all in the data – that’s...

Dust before storms: the phenomenon explained

premium_icon Dust before storms: the phenomenon explained

This week, the west has endured wild dust storms, and welcomed much-needed rain...

Blackall search and rescue enters second day

Blackall search and rescue enters second day

Police are searching for a 78-year-old woman missing from Blackall.

WATCH: Extraordinary moment dust storm envelops Qld property

premium_icon WATCH: Extraordinary moment dust storm envelops Qld property

The dust “almost instantly turned day to night”.

Severe storm warning for Quilpie, Blackall, and St George

Severe storm warning for Quilpie, Blackall, and St George

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in the west.

Brawling brothers banned from bars

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"This is a criminal charge where prison is considered..."

Teen's leg amputated to save life after farming horror

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“I didn’t want to believe it, so I just kept fighting and fighting."

Roma's worst Tinder profiles revealed

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FROM cheating FIFO husbands to mullet-bearing cowboys, these are the worst Roma...

Cr Marsh announces 2020 election plans

premium_icon Cr Marsh announces 2020 election plans

Find out if current mayor of the Balonne Shire is planning on running again.

New fears over Australian IS brides

premium_icon New fears over Australian IS brides

Islamic State brides need to be carefully vetted before coming home

North coast bushfire victims left in tents for months

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Burning shame: NSW North coast bushfire victims in tents for months

Meghan’s dad: she’s ‘cheapened’ royals

Meghan’s dad: she’s ‘cheapened’ royals

Meghan’s dad says she’s ‘not the girl I raised’ and ‘cheapened’ royals

Dust storm swallows entire towns

Dust storm swallows entire towns

‘Monster’ dust storm smothers Dubbo, Parkes and Nyngan

Snake bite: Deputy pays tribute to ‘kind, generous’ husband

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ON SATURDAY morning in the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Toowoomba’s Roger Taylor...

Toowoomba firm wins trademark battle with car giant

premium_icon Toowoomba firm wins trademark battle with car giant

A small Toowoomba battery company has scored a massive win

UPDATE: Man confirmed dead after Allora crash

premium_icon UPDATE: Man confirmed dead after Allora crash

Paramedics were called to the scene after driver crashed into tree

Rural fire chief all smiles as rain drops danger levels

premium_icon Rural fire chief all smiles as rain drops danger levels

Fire Service Acting Inspector John Welke has a big reason to smile

Sport

    Revealed: Hasler’s bargain buy to fix Sea Eagles troubles

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    Danny Levi’s Manly move could be a bargain buy.

    Djoker predicts Big Three reign close to end

    Djoker predicts Big Three reign close to end

    Novak Djokovic wants an eighth Melbourne Cup trophy.

    Why BBL09 wickets mean more to superstar Siddle

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    Peter Siddle reveals why he’s raising $50,000.

    What is next mission for Melbourne Cup winner?

    What is next mission for Melbourne Cup winner?

    Danny O’Brien keeping options open for Melbourne Cup winner.

    National Sport

      How Aussie young gun plans to topple childhood idol

      How Aussie young gun plans to topple childhood idol

      Alexei Popyrin to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

      ‘King is back’: McGregor shocks the world

      ‘King is back’: McGregor shocks the world

      Conor McGregor is back with a bang.

      Tennis champ Stan Wawrinka hints at retirement

      premium_icon Tennis champ Stan Wawrinka hints at retirement

      Swiss tennis star hints at retirement.

      Is it do or die for Kenny?

      premium_icon Is it do or die for Kenny?

      The biggest question facing every AFL club in 2020.

      Skull among bone fragments found along Pioneer River

      premium_icon Skull among bone fragments found along Pioneer River

      Forensic tests will determine the origins of a skull and other bones

      Church leader jailed for abuse that went over 15 years

      premium_icon Church leader jailed for abuse that went over 15 years

      CHURCH and family members ostracised victims of child sex abuse carried out by a...

      Off with the fairies: Lifesaver’s warning to thrillseekers

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      Precious resources are dragged away from popular beaches to rescue people risking...

      Parents slugged with extra costs on top of school fees

      premium_icon Parents slugged with extra costs on top of school fees

      Qld private school parents cop litany of extra fees, charges

      Business News

        Highest coal exports in five years

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        Gladstone Ports Corporation had a record end to the year

        Rural teens gambling with lives on roads

        premium_icon Rural teens gambling with lives on roads

        “Offering to pick up your children is one option parents should consider.

        Suburban gym so popular no-one else can join

        Suburban gym so popular no-one else can join

        Another business closing. Find out what it is doing differently.

        Expert advice on avoiding a school laptop overspend

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        Our in-house computer expert discusses back to school laptops

        What's On

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          Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Kurios, is a wonderful extravaganza.

          Your guide to this year’s Woodford Folk Festival

          premium_icon Your guide to this year’s Woodford Folk Festival

          Hand-picked highlights from bumper program

          Stars unite to ‘Make it Rain’

          premium_icon Stars unite to ‘Make it Rain’

          Two music shows, silent online auction, with Chris Hemsworth as MC

          How Falls Festival organisers plan on keeping people cool

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          About 25,000 campers will descend on Byron for Falls Festival at one of the hottest...

          Lifestyle

            How your pay compares to 1000 Aussies

            premium_icon How your pay compares to 1000 Aussies

            How your pay compares to 1000 other Aussie professions

            One in five stonemasons diagnosed with silicosis

            premium_icon One in five stonemasons diagnosed with silicosis

            Silicosis cases double: One in five stonemasons diagnosed with silicosis

            Young victim groomed with chocolate repulsed by sweet treat

            premium_icon Young victim groomed with chocolate repulsed by sweet treat

            "I remember it happening. I was little. I was powerless."

            Child sex abuse victim’s life broken beyond repair

            premium_icon Child sex abuse victim’s life broken beyond repair

            ‘I became quite a heavy drinker to try and numb the pain."

            Entertainment

              The star has nowhere to hide in this brutally efficient disaster movie, which never once surfaces for air

              MOVIE REVIEW: Why Stewart survives dive into disaster zone

              Star has nowhere to hide in this brutally efficient disaster movie.

              Fans cried, laughed, smiled, danced and hugged each other tightly as they soaked in a communal dose of nostalgia as Sir Elton John rocked Sirromet.

              premium_icon Elton’s emotional Queensland gig

              'I’ve been so blessed and grateful that I do this for a living'

              It’s been 17 years but there’s plenty of life left in this 90s partnership.

              MOVIE REVIEW; Crime-fighting duo still has what it takes

              It’s been 17 years but there’s plenty of life left in partnership.

              THE Hervey Bay couple are prepared to put it all on the line for a second chance at the My Kitchen Rules prize. This is why.

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              Real Estate

                Before turning 22, this Gatton apprentice was able to buy his first home. Here's his tips to how he became a home owner in his early 20s.

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                AFTER more than 100 years and millions of customers, one of Toowoomba’s most famous licenced venues will soon cease to be a pub.

                premium_icon Famous Toowoomba CBD pub set to shut doors

                AFTER more than 100 years and millions of customers, one of Toowoomba’s most famous...

                Approvals pending, the developers behind a bold new $85 million residential and retail project in a once-sleepy Sunshine Coast town have revealed a start date.

                premium_icon REVEALED: When $85m beachside village set to start

                Developers behind bold new $85 million project reveal start date

                Jobs

                  The most useful skills Aussies need to land a job or succeed at work have been revealed. But one stands out among the rest.

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                  LinkedIn reveals the skills employers want this year

                  Foreign workers are being given the green light to take on hundreds of extra tradie jobs because there are just not enough skilled locals to go around.

                  premium_icon Foreign tradies picking up local jobs across our region

                  Foreign tradies are taking local jobs as the skills crisis worsens.

                  In a sign of a worsening skills crisis in Queensland, the number of young people completing apprenticeships has plunged by more than 20 per cent new data reveals

                  premium_icon Apprenticeship numbers plummet, sparking job pain

                  Queensland apprenticeship training drop

                  Motoring

                    Many richer and bigger car brands have been attempting to make this type of engine, but now Mazda has succeeded where all others failed.

                    Mazda creates holy grail of engines

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                    If Australians are serious about tackling climate change, we’re going to have to address the fuel-guzzling monster rides parked in our driveways.

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                    Toyota HiLuxes, Ford Rangers need to go for climate change