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Cult music venue given welcome funding boost

A CULT Ipswich venue, Banshees Bar & Artspace, has received funding as part of the latest round of the Australian Government’s Live Music Australia program.

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When Cashman is in your corner, anything’s possible

Jessica Cashman returns from U19 Nationals, guiding Queensland youth boxing to 28 golds and multiple team awards.

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‘We Can’t Wait’ launch sparks strong reaction

Ipswich Council's 'We Can't Wait' campaign urges fair funding from State and Federal governments for vital infrastructure.

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inCommunity service helping out since 1982

IN 2017, after trading as Ipswich Independent Youth Service for 35 years, the organisation rebranded as inCommunity Inc.

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Willowbank raceway reopens with mega test ‘n’ tune event

Willowbank Raceway reopens after eight months, featuring a new concrete track and thrilling Test ‘n’ Tune event.

Renovated art gallery to blossom with three new exhibitions

The Ipswich Art Gallery is about to blossom following the completion of an upgrade that comes 25 years after its…

Hearty winter delights at the Lion

As we enter the coldest month of the year, there’s nothing quite like indulging in delicious and comforting food that warms both the body and soul.

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Harding denies claims of heartless behaviour

AS THE winter chills get colder, the conditions get more brutal for those living on the streets of our great city.

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Petition seeks end to throwaway toys

A PETITION is gaining momentum for Ipswich to have its own toy library, cracking 250 signatures in one week.

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Jake crosses off another goal on wild ride to title

JAKE Knighton is the 50cc under-9 Queensland champion for 2024, only two years into his MotoX career.

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Columns

New signs of positive change

CLOSE observers of recent Ipswich council meetings would have noticed a more positive, dare I say convivial, change in atmosphere…

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Positive children show the way

Talking with our group editor a few weeks ago, I remarked how most of the articles in the paper were…

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The time to talk money is now

Learn the importance of financial management for seniors and tips to avoid scams. Ensure financial security for your loved ones.

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Ready or not, our days will end

Explore the importance of discussing death, advance care plans, and the Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Act.

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Disability News

Breakthrough for palliative care access for people with disability

NDIS introduces faster pathway for terminally ill with disabilities, ensuring timely access to crucial support services.

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Defunct NDIS provider being sued to send message after man’s death

A NOW-defunct NDIS provider accused of failures that led to an intellectually disabled man dying can still be sued to…

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Connection to culture for jarjums sets new benchmark in education

HYMBA YUMBA Independent School is strengthening its reputation as a trendsetter in education by putting culture and traditional knowledge at…

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Local star Will Igini selected for Met West Under-12 team

FOR 12-year-old Will Igini, football is life – he lives and breathes the sport.

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Basketball fans called on to suit up for AGM

LOCAL FANS are being urged to make their voices count at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Ipswich Basketball…

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True champions earn their medals over a full season of success

I was absolutely gob- smacked by the reaction of the players when I called them to arrange a presentation of…

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Our exciting game is simply the best

IT WAS interesting last weekend watching the NRL games and then a bit of the rugby union Test match between…

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Entertainment

Island flavour for 20th season

GET READY to celebrate two decades of design, drama, and dazzling renovations when The Block returns for an incredible 20th…

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Buyers’ agents can make your purchase easier, less stressful

BUYERS’ agents, also known as buyers’ advocates, are licensed real estate professionals who represent the interests of property buyers.

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Free construction apprenticeships now available to all Queenslanders

Queensland's new scheme offers free apprenticeships in construction, helping more people start high-skill, well-paid careers.

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Understanding the difference between fixed and variable loans

Learn the pros and cons of fixed and variable home loans to make an informed decision for your financial goals…

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Sky’s the limit with elevated garden

THIS column is always on about gardening the easy way – either different tools to use, what to plant with…

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Your personal finance run rate has boundaries

Australians love their cricket, and even though it’s not summer, now is the perfect time to think about our personal…

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Willowbank raceway reopens with mega test ‘n’ tune event

Willowbank Raceway reopens after eight months, featuring a new concrete track and thrilling Test ‘n’ Tune event.

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ADF supports remote NT community

In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Megan, the ADF responded to a request from the Northern Territory government to provide…

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Breaking barriers in Samoan touch rugby

In an historic moment for Samoa’s touch rugby scene, the country has welcomed its first female referees and coaches, marking…

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Hearty winter delights at the Lion

As we enter the coldest month of the year, there’s nothing quite like indulging in delicious and comforting food that…

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Diversity on offer in mix of old and new

TRAVELLING to China offers a captivating journey through a land that seamlessly blends ancient traditions with modern advancements.

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Innovative program showcases excellent care offered by team at Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital was on show at the annual Clinical Excellence Queensland Showcase last week, thanks to an innovative program that is leading the way in medicine.

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More support needed to fight for businesses

Steve Rainbow is a proud business owner who has run Articulate Framing in Ipswich since 2011, but with each passing…

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Lets recognise the beautiful Bilby as our Aussie Easter bunny

The Bilby has bene offered as an alternative to the Easter bunny.What is the difference between the Bilby and Bandicoot?

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