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  1. No grout about it: Tile sign goes viral

    When Emma Manteufel wrote a slogan on the sign outside her work a year ago, she never thought it would be shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media.

  2. Life as a vintage spendthrift

    Just like the vintage clothes she finds at her local second hand store, Angie Wright has reclaimed the term spendthrift to make it her own, and hopes others will embrace the "excitement" of not buying brand new.

  3. Kangaroo cull cancelled after rain in Quilpie

    Quilpie council cancels its controversial plan to cull kangaroos around the outback Queensland town after the animals left of their own accord.

  4. The ongoing issue of spray drift damage to cotton discussed by Mary O'Brien from Cotton Australia and NSW EPA Gary Davey.

    Cotton Australia regional manager for Darling Downs, Mary O'Brien, and NSW EPA director, north branch, Gary Davey discuss spray drift damage to cotton. Read more.
  5. Text message alerts may minimise herbicide spray drift

    A text message warning farmers that weather conditions are not suitable for chemical spraying is just one idea being flagged to minimise costly spray drift.

  6. Toowoomba Railway Parkland transformation reaches major milestone

    The push to develop Toowoomba's railway precinct into an urban village has taken a big step forward, with the Queensland Government formally adopting the development scheme for the area.

  7. Kingaroy private hospital to get business plan

    The South Burnett Regional Council has appointed a health specialist to develop a business plan for the management of Kingaroy's private hospital.

  8. Outback Qld council set to start roo cull

    Quilpie council will start culling kangaroos from the south-west Queensland town this month to try and tackle the animals numbers.

  9. South-east Queensland swelters as temps to soar above average

    Steamy conditions are set to continue over the next two days as south-east Queensland residents prepare for temperatures above 35 degrees.

  10. Scenic Rim council approves new quarry

    A new quarry will be built at Mt Walker in southern Queensland's Scenic Rim, after the local council approved its development application.

  11. Former tennis pro Nick Lindahl pleads guilty to match-fixing charge

    A former pro tennis player pleads guilty to one of four charges relating to deliberately throwing a game following a match-fixing investigation.

  12. Grains Research Foundation Chairman Damien Scanlan said the move made sense to be where the industry is.

    Chairman of the Grains Research Foundation Limited, Damien Scanlan, said his group would continue to support the plan to move the GRDC away from Canberra.
  13. Renewed calls to move the GRDC out of Canberra

    A grain grower group has reaffirmed its backing of the Federal Government's plan to relocate the industry's peak research and development headquarters.

  14. 16yo boy among 27 people charged after Cunnamulla ice raids

    A 16-year-old boy is among dozens of people charged after raids targeting the drug ice in the south-west Queensland town of Cunnamulla.

  15. Hugh Macintosh says the publicity around the Queen Garnet plum has led to some illegal production.

    Nutrafruit director Hugh Macintosh says the proven health benefits of the Queen Garnet plum has led to some people growing it illegally as well as cases of plum being fraudulently marketed.
  16. Growers have been warned not to illegally sell a plum variety protected by law

    The licensee of a Queensland-developed plum variety with proven health benefits says some producers are illegally growing and selling the fruit, risking potential legal action.

  17. Excellent prices drive huge mungbean planting

    Mungbeans are seeing excellent prices which are driving what is expected to be a record planting with the crop being put in far and wide and in some cases, in new country never before sown to the legume.

  18. Pulse Australia's Paul McIntosh and Queensland Pulse Olam's Brett McIntyre talk planting and prices of munbeans across Australia.

    Pulse Australia's Paul McIntosh says he expects this season to be the biggest ever crop of mungbeans this country's farmers have ever planted and the price is good too.
  19. 'Molly' the dog inspects a healthy crop of mungbeans and growers are hoping to produce crops like this across the key growing regions.

  20. Man appears in court over alleged trafficking of synthetic cannabis

    An adult shop manager faces court for allegedly trafficking synthetic cannabis across regional Queensland, after the investigation into the deaths of two men in Mackay last year.

  21. More mice seen in Southern Qld crops following severe storms.

  22. Queensland irrigators welcome another round of Healthy Headwaters funding

    Irrigators in the Queensland catchments of the Balonne, Condamine and Border Rivers welcome $53 million in Federal Government funds for the Healthy Headwaters program.

  23. Kim Bremner from AgForce and Tim Napier from Border Rivers Food and Fibre both welcome round 10 of the Healthy Headwaters funding program.

    Irrigator groups including AgForce's Kim Bremner and Border Rivers Food and Fibre's Tim Napier say they could see a number of farmers take up the option to be part of the funding program to save water and return it to the Murray Darling Basin.
  24. Extra catchments have been included in a new round of Federal Government funding to improve on-farm water efficiency in the Queensland part of the Murray Darling Basin.

  25. Timeline: Five years on from south-east Queensland floods

    Brisbane, Ipswich and several towns in south-east Queensland were hit by deadly floods in January 2011. Look back at the disaster and what happened after.

  26. 2011 Grantham floods five years on

    Five years ago, Toowoomba, Grantham and several towns in Queensland's Lockyer Valley were hit by deadly floods.

  27. Brisbane man confirmed dead in pub fire on Queensland's Darling Downs

    A 26-year-old charity worker dies in an early morning fire that ripped through a hotel at Pittsworth on Queensland's Darling Downs.

  28. Sorghum and other crops suffered significant damage in the recent storm

  29. Man killed, several injured after bus-car collision on Warrego Highway

    A man dies and a woman and child are taken to hospital after a car and bus crashed on the Warrego Highway at Oakey, west of Brisbane.

  30. Strawberry farm hit in severe thunderstorm near Stanthorpe

    One of the state's biggest strawberry producers experiences a total crop wipe-out after severe storms swept through Queensland's Granite Belt.

  31. Police hunt man after teens touched at Toowoomba pool

    Police are appealing for public help to find a man who allegedly inappropriately touched two teenage girls at a Toowoomba pool in southern Queensland.

  32. Star Wars fans feel the force of volunteering

    Stacey and Dave Kenna could be the busiest couple in the galaxy as they attend movie premieres, children's hospitals, and Christmas light displays dressed as iconic characters from Star Wars.

  33. Stacey and Dave Kenna

  34. Cadets honour WWI soldiers with March of the Dungarees re-enactment

    A group of Army and Air Force cadets have completed a 239-kilometre journey across south-east Queensland, honouring soldiers from WWI.

  35. RACQ backs push for ACCC fuel price probe

    Queensland's peak motoring body says it believes an investigation into fuel prices would have an immediate effect in regional areas.

  36. Toowoomba surgeon performs final operation in 41-year career

    After thousands of operations on the ears, noses and throats of southern Queenslanders, Dr Ross Harrington puts down his surgery tools for the last time.

  37. Dr Ross Harrington

  38. Base station activation boosts south-west Qld communications

    A remote town will play a key role in improving communications for parts of south-west Queensland from today.

  39. Teen charged over Toowoomba armed robberies

    A teenager has been charged after a series of armed robberies in Toowoomba.

  40. Stud breeder Peter Campbell discusses the significance of false positive Brucellosis test for Queensland's sheep industry.

    Surat stud breeder Peter Campbell said he had been contacted by Biosecurity Queensland and they had resolved a number of issues but a question remains about the impact of the testing issues on the wider industry.
  41. Ex-NRL star Jason Smith's drug trafficking charge dropped, still accused of supply

    Former NRL star Jason Smith's drug trafficking charge dropped but he still faces allegations of supply.

  42. LNP flags changes to prevent another Macfarlane-style move

    The constitution of the Liberal National Party (LNP) will be amended to prevent a repeat of the Ian Macfarlane controversy, according Queensland parliamentary leader Lawrence Springborg.

  43. Santa sets time aside to meet children with autism

    A shopping centre in Toowoomba shows true Christmas spirit to offer children with autism the chance to meet Santa.

  44. Shoppers walk past Santa in Grand Central Shopping Centre Toowoomba

  45. Bowman family Santa photo

  46. Police hunt Toowoomba hotel gunman

    Police are searching for a man who held up a North Toowoomba hotel at gunpoint overnight.

  47. The last sale ever has been held at the Landmark saleyards at Harristown in Toowoomba after a decision to close the facility for redevelopment.

  48. Landmark's Damon Ferguson and cattle buyer Greg Iseppi talk about the closure of the saleyards.

    Landmark south Queensland general manager Damon Ferguson and cattle buyer Greg Iseppi discuss what selling at one venue instead of two will mean for the weekly Toowoomba sale.
  49. The last sale has been held at the Landmark selling centre in Toowoomba.

  50. Landmark closes its livestock selling centre in Toowoomba

    Landmark will no longer sell cattle at its Toowoomba saleyards in Harristown, instead selling at the nearby Elders livestock selling centre.