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Queensland's top baby names of 2021 revealed

  Isla is the new queen of baby girl names in Queensland after overtaking long-running favourite Charlotte in 2021 while Oliver continues a nine-year streak at the top of the list.. In revealing the top baby names of last year, Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said it was the first time that Isla had...

Firies rush to put out CQ house fire

A house in Biloela has caught fire overnight. Emergency services received a call at 8.20pm, with reports a blaze had broke out at a house on Granville Street. Two crews arrived 10 minutes later, with the flames extinguished by 8.45pm. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson says the fire started at the...

Man crushed by car while changing tyre

A man has been airlifted to hospital after getting crushed by his car at Clairview, north of Rockhampton. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 1.30pm on Thursday, to reports a male in his 60s was changing a tyre on a vehicle, when it slipped off the jack and hit...

Queensland records six COVID-19 deaths and 14,914 new cases

Queensland has recorded six deaths from COVID-19 - the single deadliest day for Queensland during the pandemic - as the Premier lifts domestic border restrictions from 1am Saturday. Queensland has reported 14,914 cases, 556 people in hospital, 26 in ICU and 10 on ventilators. Two of the deaths were people in their...

Pharmacy staff plead for patience as demand for RATs explodes

Frontline Queensland pharmacy staff are fielding hundreds of calls each day from desperate patients seeking rapid antigen tests. There has been a spike in demand across regional Queensland pharmacies with rapid antigen tests, vaccines for booster shots and vaccines for paediatric age groups placing a strain on already tired staff. Chris Owen,...
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