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Boys die in separate accidents in southeast

Six-year-old drowns in dam, while another boy, nine, was hit by a car on Russell Island.

Families in mourning after young boys killed in separate accidents

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Marissa Calligeros Toddler accidentally run over in driveway and five-year-old by hit by truck in front of family.

Trucks 'wheels of mass destruction' to cyclists

Three Brisbane cyclists have been killed in collisions with trucks in the past 18 months.

Kim Stephens Trucks on city streets are "wheels of mass destruction" for cyclists, an advocacy group has said, following the fourth fatal collision between a truck and a cyclist in Brisbane in just more than a...

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Council warned of Annerley Road bike danger zone before fatal crash

The scene of a fatal crash between a cyclist and a truck at the corner of Stanley Street and Annerley Road in South Brisbane.

Tony Moore Brisbane City Council has been warned numerous times about a cycling danger zone where a rider died on Thursday morning.

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Elements braved in quest for cancer cure

Entrants line up at the University of Queensland at St Lucia.

Cameron Atfield The grey skies and wet conditions did not dampen the spirits of more than 1000 cyclists on the first leg of a 220-kilometre quest to find a cure for cancer.

Prime Minister pledges action on murdered Queensland toddler: grandparents

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The grandparents of a murdered Queensland toddler say Prime Minister Tony Abbott has written to them promising a high-level meeting so they can discuss ways of preventing similar deaths.

Ratepayers won't fund cycling campaign

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Kim Stephens Push to have cycling safety campaign funded in budget has been rejected by council's LNP majority.

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Brisbane traffic stalls after truck crash on Gateway Motorway

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Kristian Silva Southbound drivers on the Gateway Motorway are experiencing huge delays after a garbage truck jack-knifed at an on-ramp in Banyo, causing a logjam about seven kilometres.

Brisbane train journeys slower than in 1980, says rail veteran

Tony Moore It now takes longer to catch a train from Ipswich to Brisbane Central in 2014 than it did in late 1980, a train driver and expert who worked for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

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Textile Beat to promote sustainable fashion at Green Heart Fair

Textile Beat owner Jane Milburn says the public is increasingly aware of the need to wear ethically made clothing.

Pak Yiu Eco fashion outlet to promote sustainable living in Brisbane.

Four in 10 arrested test positive for amphetamines

Crystal methylamphetamine is fuelling serious, violent crime, according to the Australian Crime Commission.

Marissa Calligeros Four in 10 people who end up in the Brisbane Watchhouse test positive for amphetamines, including the drug ice, new research shows.

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Qld MP claims abortion increases breast cancer risk

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Amy Remeikis Queensland MP Freya Ostapovitch has claimed abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.

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CareFlight rescue service seeking more Aussie and NZ doctors

A CareFlight rescue helicopter at the scene of a road accident.

Austin Wenke A Queensland helicopter rescue service which is searching for doctors who can make responding to serious car accidents, cliff rescues and multi-trauma injuries all just part of a day's work is...

No helmets, mandatory safety distances in proposed cycling law changes

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Amy Remeikis A one-metre minimum safe-passing distance will “save lives”, says the MP who called for the state’s parliamentary inquiry into cycling issues.

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Truck crashes into Brisbane house

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Marissa Calligeros A truck has crashed into a home at Annerley, in Brisbane's southern suburbs.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Brisbane Live At Work: Monday, January 15, 2013

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Union to fight power asset sales

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Tony Moore and Marissa Calligeros Queensland’s electricty union has declared it will campaign against any sell-off of government-owned energy suppliers in the government’s marginal seats.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bike helmet laws will change to allow religious exemptions

Jasdeep Atwal wins a court case in Brisbane, challenging a ticket he got for riding without a helmet Jasdeep Atwal, 23, fought the $100 fine he received last year in Brisbane for riding a bike without a helmet because his Sikh faith demands that he wear the turban whenever in public. He won a court battle and avoided the fine. Photo: Channel 9.

Marissa Calligeros Members of the Sikh community will be exempt from wearing a bicycle helmet in Queensland under new laws to allow for religious beliefs.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Monday June 24

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Brisbane Live At Work: Monday June 24