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Man jailed for brutal rape and murder of elderly woman

A 20-year-old man was sent to jail for life this week by a Supreme Court judge in Rockhampton after pleading guilty to raping and murdering an elderly woman. The 82-year-old victim died in hospital a week after being attacked in her backyard by David Samuel Aubrey Ray. Ray pleaded guilty to two counts of rape […]

Thousands gather to help fire victims’ families

Thousands of people gathered in Queen Street Mall on Friday night for a five-hour charity concert that raised more than $15,000 for the victims of the Slacks Creek house fire. Labeled the worst house fire in the state in a decade it claimed the lives of 11 people from the Tongan and Samoan community. Eight […]

‘No funds’ to fix flood-damaged sports fields

A senior Brisbane councillor claims flood-damaged sporting facilities owned by the council have been refused funding from the national disaster relief fund. Brisbane Lifestyle committee chair Geraldine Knapp said yesterday the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) did not consider that sporting facilities were an “essential public asset”. The Council has estimated $10 million […]

Residents oppose 36-hectare school sports complex

More than 100 Corinda residents have opposed a move by Brisbane Boys’ College to build a huge sporting complex in the suburb. After buying Corinda Golf Course the Toowong-based private school has made a second attempt to get council approval for a sporting complex on the 36-hectare site at Cliveden Ave and Oxley Rd. Long-term […]

Ebony shows it’s important to care

Recognised for her services to the elderly, 22-year-old Ebony Ryan of Taringa is in the running to be awarded the title of Queensland Young Volunteer. She spends 12 hours a week volunteering for Blue Care where she has three elderly charges. Every Thursday Ebony can be found with Ellen (pictured left with Ebony), one of […]

Quirk leaps to defend cycle scheme

Staunch supporter of the CityCycle scheme, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, admitted in this week’s council meeting he was not himself a cyclist. “I am not a big cyclist,” Cr Quirk said. “It’s not a pretty sight.” Cr Quirk was replying to a question from Labor councillor Helen Abrahams. The mayor said he had tried CityCycle […]

Markets evacuated as gas line ruptured

A ruptured gas line is causing chaos in Rocklea. Emergency crews are at the scene and have evacuated the Sherwood Road Chemist Warehouse. At about 3.30pm a truck reversed into the gas line. “There was a loud hissing noise and it smelt like gas. Then the truck driver came in and told us what happened,” […]

Mother, toddler pinned between cars at shopping centre

Screams were heard when a woman and her two-year-old son were pinned between two cars at Ashgrove this morning. A car hit a pillar and then pinned the mother and child against another car at the Highpoint Shopping Centre. The badly-injured woman and child were rushed to hospital. “A car collided with a concrete pillar […]

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