Ashleigh Howarth is a passionate journalist who has been working in the media industry for more than 10 years.
She has been the editor of several community newspapers, as well as a senior reporter at a metropolitan daily newspaper, all based in southeast Queensland.
Her favourite stories to write are the ones that lead to positive changes in the community, as well as travel, lifestyle, food and entertainment.
Ashleigh received her Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.
You can keep up-to-date with Ashleigh on Instagram by following @journo_ash_
The Latest from Ashleigh
Staff from Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) are spreading Christmas cheer, collecting donations for the Redcliffe Community Care’s annual Community Christmas Appeal. The items will be distributed to vulnerable families and individuals. Here's how you can help
After being diagnosed with a severe skin condition and doctors saying he wouldn't live past the age of five, Dean Clifford has defied all the odds against him to become a motivational speaker and one of the world's strongest powerlifters. Read more about his inspiring life here
If you or someone you know is worried about spending Christmas alone, not having anything to eat, or no presents to open, please know that help is available. A number of community groups, neighbourhood centres, churches will be providing food hampers, meals, gifts and more during the holidays. Find out more here
Polio survivors Hina and Anil Jeeyani are working towards building a new life in Mango Hill thanks to support offered to them through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Through the scheme, they are able to access a wide range of services to help make everyday activities less challenging
Moreton Bay locals can help brighten a needy family’s Christmas this year by donating to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal, which runs from now until Christmas Eve. All gifts donated through the appeal will be distributed to families who might be struggling with homelessness, illness or even family crisis
Budding young actors from Redcliffe Musical Theatre’s ROAR Academy will head to Brisbane next month where they will present their own enchanting version of Disney’s Frozen Jr at the Twelfth Night Theatre in Bowen Hills. Find out more about the show here
Families from Caboolture and surrounding suburbs who are worried about putting food on the table this Christmas can register their details before November 30 to receive a grocery hamper from Caboolture Community Care Inc. Find out more here **FREE TO READ**
With Christmas just a few weeks away, residents from Morayfield and surrounding suburbs are being asked to donate presents and gifts that will be given to children in foster and hospital care. Find out more about the appeal and what kind of donations are needed here
Students from Albany Creek State High are helping to make a difference to remote communities in Papua New Guinea that don't have electricity by building 100 solar powered lights as part of a unique program offered by the Origin Energy Foundation. Find out more about the program here.
The team at RSPCA Dakabin is calling on Santa’s helpers out in the community to spread some cheer by donating items to their Christmas wishlist ahead of the festive season. Find out how you can help here