February 2020

Published a story 13th Feb 2020 3:56 PM

BACK in my day a hamburger had home-made beef patty, crispy lettuce, tomato and, importantly, onion. Who introduced avocado and pineapple?

What ever happened to the traditional Aussie hamburger?

BACK in my day a hamburger had home-made beef patty, crispy lettuce, tomato and, importantly, onion. Who introduced avocado and pineapple?

Published a story 13th Feb 2020 1:07 PM

POLICE alerted to the bike for sale on Facebook went around to the Toowoomba residence of the man who was ultimately fined.

Putting stolen bike up for sale on Facebook ends in fine

POLICE alerted to the bike for sale on Facebook went around to the Toowoomba residence of the man who was ultimately fined.

Published a story 13th Feb 2020 8:20 AM

A WOMAN who lost her family and her house was left homeless which drove her to stealing and other offences.

Homelessness to blame for woman's crime spree

A WOMAN who lost her family and her house was left homeless which drove her to stealing and other offences.

Published a story 12th Feb 2020 4:01 PM

A 68-YEAR-OLD Toowoomba woman who admitted stealing another woman's handbag while she shopped has been handed a jail term.

68-year-old handbag thief handed jail term

A 68-YEAR-OLD Toowoomba woman who admitted stealing another woman's handbag while she shopped has been handed a jail term.

Published a story 12th Feb 2020 8:38 AM

A DRUNKEN man had brandished a tomahawk when approaching his neighbour's home in Toowoomba.

Drunken man seen brandishing tomahawk by neighbour

A DRUNKEN man had brandished a tomahawk when approaching his neighbour's home in Toowoomba.

Published a story 11th Feb 2020 3:28 PM

THE woman's flower stealing had been a setback for council gardeners who were preparing the Laurel Bank Park gardens for Carnival of Flowers.

Woman who stole flowers from Laurel Bank Park in court

THE woman's flower stealing had been a setback for council gardeners who were preparing the Laurel Bank Park gardens for Carnival of Flowers.

Published a story 11th Feb 2020 3:02 PM

A TOOWOOMBA man went on a drunken tirade against his family after drinking 15 litres of wine from casks.

Man swung pickaxe at family after 15-litre wine session

A TOOWOOMBA man went on a drunken tirade against his family after drinking 15 litres of wine from casks.

Published a story 10th Feb 2020 3:07 PM

A HARLAXTON man has been warned by a magistrate that if he doesn't stay away from drug use he will be facing jail time.

Harlaxton man given last chance to stay out of jail

A HARLAXTON man has been warned by a magistrate that if he doesn't stay away from drug use he will be facing jail time.

Published a story 10th Feb 2020 2:56 PM

THE diminutive 13-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery with personal violence arising from the incident in a Toowoomba park.

Boy, 13, in Toowoomba court for violent robbery

THE diminutive 13-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery with personal violence arising from the incident in a Toowoomba park.

Published a story 9th Feb 2020 4:56 PM

POLICE and emergency services crews have been left frustrated by motorists ignoring all the warnings not to drive into flood waters.

QFES, police slam residents trying to cross floodwaters

POLICE and emergency services crews have been left frustrated by motorists ignoring all the warnings not to drive into flood waters.

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Peter started in 1976 as apprentice typesetter/comp and has 32 years with The Chronicle in three stints (in between working/holidays in UK/Europe, Brisbane and Melbourne). Entered editorial from comp room in 1996.