Young man's text messages reveal drug supply activity

23-year-old bust for dealing cannabis over the phone

No love lost between power pair

Mayor Paul Pisasale claims MP was behind public smear campaign

Driver crashed into powerpole while checking text

DISTRACTION: Using your mobile phone while driving can bring costly consequences. Photo: contributed

Driver crashes into street light after being distracted by text


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Wild weather: Where to find info fast to save your life

THINGS change quickly in Queensland’s storm season, so it’s vital to keep in touch with latest developments and warnings.

Here comes a high fire risk. Thanks a lot, El Niño

THE current El Niño climate system affecting Australia is likely to reach record levels by Christmas and create a severe bushfire season.

How to keep your staff safe in a weather emergency

WILL your staff be ready if you need to evacuate your business?

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Family fun in the sun

Thank you to all our reader for sharing these images with us. Margaret Phillips - Road trip

Have you snapped a happy snap of the region recently? We'd love to see your pics.

Curra cyclone

Cassey Pritchard and Mellissa survey the damage to their shed after the tornado.

More photos of the destruction wrecked on Tuesday evening when a mini tornado tore...

Babes in Arms

Samantha and Jonathan Lilley welcomed baby Josiah Michael George Lilley at the Ipswich Hospital on November 10. Josiah weighed 10lbs, 3oz. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Here is this week's Babes in Arms. Thank you to the mums and dads who shared a...

Centrals versus Thunder Bolts

Junior Cricket: under 14 - Centrals v Thunder Bolts. Centrals team. Photo: Franca Tigani / The Queensland Times: IPS211115JCRI25I.

The best of the junior cricket action involving Centrals and Thunder Bolts.

North Stradbroke Island: Too good to be true

Letting down your tyre pressure is paramount. Anyone who goes camping is usually packed to the brim so 18psi is a good starting point; this is where the tyre gauge and air compressor earn their keep.

What Straddie has to offer needs to be experienced, not explained.

On board among the predators

CLEAN HOOK-UP: One of the plentiful mackerel safely landed to keep for a feed. Many other hard-fighting fish were released to fight another day in the shark-infested waters.

Offshore trip offering feast of hot action

Drive your old 4WD every day: 10 ways to improve it

If you're chasing serious adventure, nothing compares to old tin.

Slow, uncomfortable and unreliable, but old 4WDs sure are fun.

Bush cooking: How to make Roothy's Rhino Rissoles

They're not really made from rhinos

Red Centre: Roothy and the boys head to a desert oasis

The mighty Finke River: Locals talk of how in flood it rages wide and deep until it carries water all the way to Lake Eyre.

Mad dogs, Englishmen and LowRangers go out in the midday sun.

Great Southern Land: Add these to your 4WD adventure list

SPECTACULAR: The Rubicon Falls

Mountains and valleys you've never seen before.

Ipswich homes taking longer to sell

QUICK SALE: Not every house in the district is taking 80 days to sell. This home in Shamwock Court, Chuwar was sold in just four days for $510,000.

Number of days it takes to sell a house up from 82 to 84 days

Ipswich houses taking longer to sell

REIQ data shows it takes an average of 84 days to sell a house in Ipswich

It takes around 84 days to sell a house in Ipswich

Marburg a new hot spot

SIZE MATTERS: The large blocks at value prices is attracting new residents to look at living in Marburg.

New residents see large blocks as good value in country areas

Kind gestures stun family of cancer patient

Richmond Villeran (right) with his wife Maria and two children, Sian 11, and Nelle, 5, says the doctors have given him nine months to live and he plans to use whatever time he has left building memories. Photo / Michael Craig

He's been given nine months to live

Re-birth of an icon: Fiat 124 Spider revealed

SPIDER: Fiat's 124 roadster returns with a 119kW/250Nm turbo 1.4-litre and a nice dose of retro flair

1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo for striking Fiat roadster

Sunshine Coast the "healthiest place on Earth" by 2030?

HEALTHY FUTURE: Karen Whitburn, Niamh and Tilly Holloway and Andrew Downey.

Debating the Coast’s identity can sound a bit like a broken record