QUIET PLEASE: Spanos Supa IGA Gatton service manager Kayla Embrey with store manager Jason Rayner. Photo: Ali Kuchel
QUIET PLEASE: Spanos Supa IGA Gatton service manager Kayla Embrey with store manager Jason Rayner. Photo: Ali Kuchel

CATCHUP: The big headlines you should read this week

SUPERMARKET CHANGE UP

A Gatton supermarket will become the first in the Lockyer Valley to offer a quiet hour every week.

It comes after a story in Gatton about an autistic child was verbally abused by another shopper at a major supermarket store.

Which supermarket and when will it happen? Find out here

BECOME A KING (OR QUEEN)

YOU can buy your own private mountain with breathtaking views, caves and bushland for $620,000.

While you will need a 4x4 to get to the top of the mountain, @Realty principal Lyn Sills said the view was well worth the hike.

Like the idea of owning your own mountain, read more here.

The exterior of the new Mobile Operations Centre
The exterior of the new Mobile Operations Centre

TECH TRUCK

AN IT hub on wheels will be a major game changer during emergency situations for SES volunteers.

Gone are the days when SES volunteers used their mobile phones to communicate with their command – instead they’ll use a state-of-the-art travelling computer lab.

Read the full story here

WOMEN ON BOARD

FORCING women on to the Glamorgan Vale Water Board will prove a waste of money, Doc Hannah has said.

The board president has lashed out at the state government’s decision to legislate gender equality on boards, saying women have always had the opportunity to nominate and be elected for the board.

Read the full story here

JUMP OFF: Helidon Spa horse rider Freya Chadwick and her off the track thoroughbred Skyield. Photo: Oz Shots.
JUMP OFF: Helidon Spa horse rider Freya Chadwick and her off the track thoroughbred Skyield. Photo: Oz Shots.

JUMP OFF

THE chance to win $100,000 prize money doesn’t come along often, let alone after a thoroughbred finishes its racing career.

But that’s exactly what Skyield, owned by Helidon Spa horse rider Freya Chadwick is having a crack at.

Discover Skyield’s swap from racing to jumping here

CRIME HOTSPOT

AN ONLINE crime map has offered an unnerving insight into criminal activities in the Somerset Region.

The map uses official data from the Queensland Police Service, and the information can be broken down by type of crime, suburb, time period, and QPS area

Find out the worst crime locations here


One dumb mistake costs man licence for another six months

premium_icon One dumb mistake costs man licence for another six months

Sitting patient for another two days would have been enough, but this man jumped...

Accused Gatton court 'escapee' returned to custody

premium_icon Accused Gatton court 'escapee' returned to custody

Police claim he escaped their grasp as he was led to the cells.

TIMELINE: Why upgrades to the SH17 road are so crucial

premium_icon TIMELINE: Why upgrades to the SH17 road are so crucial

A death on SH17 was the final straw ending with calls to upgrade the dangerous...