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Thu 4 Oct 2018

Historic coat of arms taken from museum

Historic coat of arms taken from museum

Caretakers of Chinchilla Historical Museum have been left distraught after a recent break-in has ripped a hole in the town's history.

Wed 3 Oct 2018

Teen dies in highway horror as family returns from holidays

Teen dies in highway horror as family returns from holidays

UPDATE: A CQ family has been left shattered after the girl died in a horror crash on the Warrego Highway.

Tue 2 Oct 2018

Grass fire blamed for highway crash

Grass fire blamed for highway crash

TWO people have been taken to hospital after a crash on the Warrego Highway

Fri 28 Sep 2018

5 dead in 8 weeks, how many more must die?

5 dead in 8 weeks, how many more must die?

A SLEEPY Western Downs community has made state and national headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past two months, but they still stand united.

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Aged care providers encouraged to apply for grant

Aged care providers encouraged to apply for grant

AGED care providers can now apply for up to $500,000 worth of funding, in an new government grant

Town disappears off the map

Town disappears off the map

IT WAS supposed to be a regional centre, but the neglect killed this town entirely.

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Man dies after struck by vehicle walking along road

Man dies after struck by vehicle walking along road

A MAN has died after being struck by a vehicle on the Western Downs last night.

Fri 21 Sep 2018

More highway upgrades announced

More highway upgrades announced

THE total number of upgrades on the Warrego Highway has been increased to 18, after three more were announced

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Precious hay supply destroyed as fire tears through stables

Precious hay supply destroyed as fire tears through stables

A SHED storing precious hay for stock has been destroyed by fire overnight.

Woman taken to hospital after being hit with bat

Woman taken to hospital after being hit with bat

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being hit in the head with a baseball bat in Dalby

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Drought status awarded to parts of Western Downs

Drought status awarded to parts of Western Downs

PARTS of the Western Downs have been drought declared, after little rain has fallen in the region

Farmers can now access more from loans

Farmers can now access more from loans

FARMERS can now access up to $2 million in low interest loans, double the previous limit of $1 million

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Reflecting on Chinchilla's thriving railway history

Reflecting on Chinchilla's thriving railway history

IT'S EASY to lose track of Chinchilla's history. Progress can erase all traces of buildings and places that were once integral to the town's way of life.

Gas exploration authority granted in Surat Basin

Gas exploration authority granted in Surat Basin

Land north of Surat and Miles has been picked for gas prospecting.

JOBS: Meatworks plant a step closer for Maranoa

JOBS: Meatworks plant a step closer for Maranoa

New abattoir on the cards for the Maranoa.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Big ideas pay off

Big ideas pay off

APPLICATIONS for the 2018 Business Navigator's Pitch Challenge are now open, and are inviting business owners and entrepreneurs to submit their ideas

Sun 16 Sep 2018

Major highway closures to transport wind turbine blades

Major highway closures to transport wind turbine blades

MAJOR sections of highway, including the Toowoomba Range, will be forced to close to transport enormous wind turbine blades for the Coopers Gap Wind Farm.

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Five crews needed for Western Downs house fire

Five crews needed for Western Downs house fire

EMERGENCY services were called to a property at The Gums this morning, after a fire broke out destroying a home and caravans.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

PHOTOS: First blade arrives for Coopers Gap wind farm

PHOTOS: First blade arrives for Coopers Gap wind farm

EVER wondered how the massive parts for a project as big as a wind farm are transported?

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Sudden death at Royal on NinetyNine

Sudden death at Royal on NinetyNine

Emergency services were called to pub on Friday night after a man fell unconscious.

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