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The end of Sizzler; but not the last toast

(Photo: Courtesy of Sizzler) It is the end of an era with Sizzler closing its final restaurants this weekend, but the chain is leaving a parting gift - its iconic cheese toast recipe. The final nine stores in Australia are shutting down, including five Queensland branches. Dr Jess Carniel from the University of...

More doctors to be trained in Bundaberg

An Australian-first 'homegrown' doctors partnership between local universities and hospitals is set to come to Bundaberg and Rockhampton. CQUniversity and The University of Queensland are teaming up with the Wide Bay and Central Queensland health services to get more medical science students receiving practical skills on regional campuses. Under the new Regional...

Race for Bundaberg seat continues as recount ordered

A recount of tens of thousands of votes is underway for the Bundaberg and Nicklin electorates, despite Labor claiming state election victory in both seats. In a press release issued on Wednesday night, the Premier stated firefighter Rob Skelton has won Nicklin and teacher Tom Smith has taken Bundaberg. “These were hard-fought...

Car flips near Bundaberg

A driver is in hospital following a car rollover, south of Bundaberg. The car he was driving flipped at Goodwood Road, at around 6:30 this morning. Paramedics took spinal precautions while transferring the man to Bunderberg Hospital. He has an arm injury and abrasions.  

Man serious after alleged stabbing, Bundaberg South

A man has been left in a serious condition following an alleged stabbing in Bundaberg South. Queensland Police said a fight broke out between two groups known to each other on Curtis Street. A man in his 50s allegedly sustained a wound to the chest from an unknown bladed weapon in the...

Man hunt in murder probe ramps up

  Maryborough detectives are renewing calls for public information about a murder as the search continues for a man wanted over questioning. They want to speak to 38-year-old Daniel Baumgart about the death of a 43-year-old Crestmead man whose body was found Ross Creek in Gympie, on November 1. Police believe Mr Baumgart...

Surf Life Saving clubs calling for recruits

If you are looking to get more involved in your community, Surf Life Saving Clubs across the Wide Bay have put the call out for new recruits. Local volunteers helped save 35 lives last season, performed nearly 30 thousand preventative actions and carry out one and a half thousand first aid...

Drink driving almost doubles in Bundaberg

There has been a spike in drink driving offences in Bundaberg, according to the latest statistics from Queensland Police. Almost twice as many people jumped behind the wheel while over the legal limit, from 32 offences recorded in September to 61 recorded in October. Acting Road Safety Officer Annette Pfingst said they...

Man injured in early morning crash

A man has been left in hospital following an early morning crash in Bundaberg South. Queensland Ambulance said they were called to the single-vehicle crash on Elizabeth and Wyper Street around 4:30am on Wednesday morning. A male patient was transported to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

Chickenpox case at footy carnival

Parents need to keep an eye out for chickenpox symptoms after a child who attended a junior touch football carnival in Rockhampton tested positive. More than 100 children travelled from a number of regions, between Childers to Mackay, to play in the weekend tournament. However, Doctor Jon Harper, from Central Queensland, Wide...

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