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Yahoo7 NewsTownsville ADF member arrested in Sydney, accused of grooming child, possessing child pornographyYahoo7 NewsPolice in Sydney have arrested an Australian Defence Force member from Queensland for attempting to groom a child and possessing child pornography. The 45 year old from Townsville was arrested on Thursday after a three month operation by the the ...Air Force member charged with child pornography offencesThe Sydney Morning Heraldall 4 news articles [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
ABC OnlineQueensland backpacker killing: Case against Smail Ayad adjourned in Townsville courtABC OnlineAyad is charged with the murder of British woman Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, who was stabbed to death on Tuesday night at a backpacker hostel at Home Hill, south of Townsville. He is also charged with the attempted murder of British man Tom Jackson, who ...Stabbing accused did not appear in courtTownsville BulletinHome Hill stabbing: Police request accused murderer Smail Ayad stay away from [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinGirl fights for life in Townsville after swing accident near MackayTownsville BulletinIt is believed CPR was performed on the child and a pulse returned before ambulance crews arrived on the scene and revived the child. The girl was flown to Mackay Base Hospital and then later transferred to Townsville, where her condition was described ...girl found hanging from swing flown to hospital in critical conditionABC OnlineMum revives child who got tangled in swing setBrisbane [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinCity leaders in Asia pushTownsville BulletinTownsville City Council this week approved plans for Cr Hill and Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney to visit Townsville's South Korean sister city of Suwon at the end of an already approved visit to Iwaki and Shunan in Japan. Delegates from the Townsville ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinUpturn a long way offTownsville BulletinBut Townsville Chamber of Commerce president Troy Popham said Townsville was still a long way from recovery. “To me this data suggests the participation rate has dropped or it could mean we've had a lot of people leave the region,” he said. “That's ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Brisbane TimesHome Hill stabbings: Father of injured Brit Thomas Jackson arrives in TownsvilleBrisbane TimesA British father has made a dash for Australia as his son clings to life and the man who allegedly tried to kill him in a fatal backpacker hostel attack prepares to face court. Les Jackson flew into Townsville late Thursday night and was expected to ...Aus knife attack: No extremist motive found, romantic angle being probedChandigarh TribuneNo extremist motive found in [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Rare dolphins play to cameraTownsville BulletinDolphin researcher Dr Isabel Beasley said the channel outside of the port was a key region for both inshore dolphin species, with sightings outside the Townsville region extremely rare. “Both Australian snubfin and Australian humpback dolphins are ... [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Stuff.co.nzSmail Ayad to appear via video to face murder charges over backpacker killingStuff.co.nzFrench man Smail Ayad, charged with the murder of a backpacker stabbed to death at a Queensland, Australia hostel, will face Townsville Magistrates Court on Friday via video link as police hold concerns for public safety. Ayad, 29, is accused of ...Aus knife attack: No extremist motive found, romantic angle being probedChandigarh Tribuneall 145 news articles [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Radio New ZealandMan charged with Queensland hostel murderRadio New ZealandMia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, from Derbyshire in the UK, was stabbed to death in front of about 30 people at Shelley's Backpackers in Home Hill, south of Townsville, on Tuesday, the ABC reported. Tom Jackson, a 30-year-old British man who came to her aid, ...and more [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Gold Coast BulletinBritish backpacker slain in 'Allahu Akbar' attack near TownsvilleThe AustralianThe 29-year-old man was charged this afternoon in Townsville, after 21-year-old Mia Ayliffe Chung died at a back packer's hostel in Home Hill on Tuesday night. Tom Jackson, 30, remains in a critical condition, while an Home Hill man has returned home ...Coast girl killed in hostel stabbingGold Coast BulletinLust and bloodTownsville BulletinMia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, dead after hostel stabbing in Home Hill, QueenslandNEWS.com.au9news.com.au -The [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
myPolice (press release) (blog)You're invited to the Townsville 'Drink Rite' eventmyPolice (press release) (blog)This Friday, August 26 police will be hosting a Drink Rite Event at the Townsville Taphouse, City Lane. This links in with the theme for Friday which relates to Drink and Drug Driving. Participants will be monitored as they consume alcohol and their ...and more [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Brisbane TimesHome Hill stabbing: Alleged killer bit police while being moved from hospitalBrisbane TimesThe man accused of killing British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung was Tasered and sprayed with pepper spray after lashing out at police and biting an officer. Townsville Regional Crime Co-ordinator Ray Rohweder said Smail Ayad became violent against ...Backpacker tells of lucky escapeCourier MailQueensland backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung's trip of a lifetime before being killed in hostel in knife attackDaily Mailall 1 news articles [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The AustralianDelusional obsession behind stabbingTownsville BulletinSmail Ayad, 29, had fawned over Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, for several days, telling other backpackers at the Home Hill hostel, south of Townsville, the pair were deeply in love and married. The Townsville Bulletin understands his obsession with Ms Ayliffe ...British woman dead, two injured in backpacker hostel stabbingThe Australianall 137 news articles [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinRestoring the city's heritageTownsville BulletinState-owned railway operator Queensland Rail has commissioned Townsville builder A Gabrielli Constructions to conduct the works which also includes replacing several timber trusses and minor works such as painting and maintenance of gutters and ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinCentre that Townsville builtTownsville BulletinThe development, completed last year and which won this month's Master Builders North Queensland 2016 Project of the Year for principal contractor Hutchinson Builders, will also go down as the shopping centre built by Townsville people. Hutchinson ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Good Samaritans threatened after trying to break up Townsville dog fight9news.com.auA man has been charged for threatening good Samaritans who tried to break up a dog fight in Townsville on the weekend. Police say a group of five men were drinking in Deeragun park on Sunday night when they forced two of their dogs to start fighting.and more [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinBans issued after brawlTownsville BulletinTownsville Police shift supervisor Sergeant Jonathan Searle said they believed one man had assaulted another man and that then sparked an altercation before other people in the area. “My information is that there were approximately 10 people physically ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinCouncils unite for NQ planTownsville BulletinThe North is the only part of Queensland without a regional plan and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad yesterday met mayors from Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook, Palm Island and Townsville to rectify this gap. Mayor Jenny Hill said the plan was a huge ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinProperty prices on the way upTownsville BulletinThe latest CoreLogic quarterly housing data released this month shows a 2.97 per cent increase in the median home sale price in Townsville, jumping from $341,828 to $352,000 between March and May. Nelly Bay is the star performing suburb, with a change ... [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Townsville BulletinLust and bloodTownsville BulletinA DELUSIONAL obsession with a woman he could never have has allegedly sent a French backpacker on a frenzied stabbing spree, killing one and critically injuring another. Smail Ayad, 29, had fawned over Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, for several days, telling ...'Allahu akbar': Stabbing victim namedCourier Mail'Allahu Akbar' stabbing: Vicitim identifiedChinchilla NewsMia Ayliffe-Chung's trip of a lifetime before being killed in Australian hostelDaily MailExpress.co.ukall 11 news articles [...]
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, Continue reading at the source