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Catholic Community To Welcome Seventh Bishop

On Tuesday, 11 July, the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba will officially welcome Bishop Ken Howell as the seventh Bishop of Toowoomba. It is a significant event for our diocese. A rough boundary of the Toowoomba Diocese is Helidon in the east, stretching to the South Australia and Northern Territory borders, the northern edge at Taroom […]

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Old Mobile Phones A Lifeline For Domestic Violence Victims

Toowoomba residents are urged to donate their old mobile phones to provide a lifeline for victims of domestic violence. The DV Safe Phone program ensures donated mobile phones are erased, tested and distributed to someone in need. Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki MP said the program was a simple and practical way to help […]

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Local Conservation Groups Urge  Preservation Of Habitat In New Housing Developments

We are calling on our local government and housing developers to conserve habitat in new housing developments across our region.We are deeply concerned about the alarming loss of trees, animals and natural habitats, which seriously threatens the liveability and future of our region. The relentless expansion of poorly planned developments has led to widespread land […]

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Bishop Ken Howell Seventh Bishop Of Toowoomba

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Ken Howell, who has served as Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane since 2017, the seventh Bishop of Toowoomba. Bishop Howell will succeed Bishop Robert McGuckin, who has led the Diocese of Toowoomba since 2012, whose resignation Pope Francis has accepted. “I am deeply humbled to be called by Pope Francis to […]

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World Science Festival Queensland On Its Way To Cobb+Co

It’s not a tincture, it’s not a dram, it’s a whole PINT…OF SCIENCE! You read right Toowoomba brainiacs. World Science Festival Queensland and Pint of Science have teamed up to bring you a cheeky satellite event at Cobb+Co Museum on 20 May 2023, ahead of the official Pint of Science global festival, #pint23 from 22-24 […]

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A Toe Tapping  Time For All Ages

Mother’s Day 2023 will be a fun day for all those who have come to love Toowoomba’s Newtown Park,  its history, majestic trees and the Queensland State Rose Garden with 2,800 Roses.   There’ll be plenty of tables and seating in the Rose Cottage and in the beautiful Rose Garden lawn areas under leafy trees, […]

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St Vincent’s Hospital Enhances Robotic Surgery Capability

This week saw the first St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba patient undergo surgery using the world-class da Vinci robot system and accompanying Trumpf operating table.St Vincent’s Hospital CEO Kathryn McKeefry said the da Vinci robot will mean patients have the benefits of less invasive surgery, increased precision and improved recovery times. “The benefits of the […]

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Help Fight The Flu Ahead Of Winter With A Vaccination

Darling Downs residents are being encouraged to protect themselves against influenza. The best way to avoid getting sick is to talk to your GP about receiving a flu vaccination. For the year to date, 1 January to 16 April 2023, there have been 224 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in the Darling Downs Health region. Director […]

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