October 2020

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 4:02 PM

Less than a month into the 2020-21 season and two farmers have lost part of their winter crop to fire. But the Rural Fire Service is getting proactive. It has water bombers fuelled and ready to fly at the first sign of smoke.

Water bombers primed as fire threatens first good crop in three years

Less than a month into the 2020-21 season and two farmers have lost part of their winter crop to fire. But the Rural Fire Service is getting proactive. It has water bombers fuelled and ready to fly at the first sign of smoke.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 3:54 PM

The festival is one of the best in Australia. It brings in thousands of visitors who sample local flavours, enjoy the region’s natural beauty and spend money in our shops, hotels and pubs … and it is not the Carnival of Flowers

Small town festival beats City of Melbourne in Oz Event Awards

The festival is one of the best in Australia. It brings in thousands of visitors who sample local flavours, enjoy the region’s natural beauty and spend money in our shops, hotels and pubs … and it is not the Carnival of Flowers

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 2:33 PM

Contrary to what you read on social media the rate of burglaries, car theft and property crime dropped significantly in the past year. This is why.

Why Toowoomba crime rate has dropped by 30 per cent

Contrary to what you read on social media the rate of burglaries, car theft and property crime dropped significantly in the past year. This is why.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 9:17 AM

For years students were taught to stand up for their mates if they are bullied in the playground, but new research suggests this hurts the victim by making the abuse more public, damaging their reputation.

Standing up to mate’s bully makes victim look weak: Research

For years students were taught to stand up for their mates if they are bullied in the playground, but new research suggests this hurts the victim by making the abuse more public, damaging their reputation.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 2:26 PM

Police have charged a man after he rammed a motorcyclist on the Toowoomba Range in the peak hour traffic, before repeatedly punching him in the head.

Road rage: Biker rammed off Toowoomba Range road

Police have charged a man after he rammed a motorcyclist on the Toowoomba Range in the peak hour traffic, before repeatedly punching him in the head.

Published a story 22nd Oct 2020 8:21 AM

A fight between two teenagers left one in hospital with a stab wounds. His alleged attacker will face the Toowoomba Childrens Court today.

TEEN CRIME: 14-year-old boy charged with Toowoomba stabbing

A fight between two teenagers left one in hospital with a stab wounds. His alleged attacker will face the Toowoomba Childrens Court today.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 5:28 PM

Motorists are advised to avoid one of Toowoomba’s busiest intersections after a truck crashed into traffic lights.

Peak-hour crash causes traffic chaos in Toowoomba CBD

Motorists are advised to avoid one of Toowoomba’s busiest intersections after a truck crashed into traffic lights.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 5:08 PM

MORE the three quarters of renters are worried about their financial prospects and a large portion are dipping into their savings and super to pay household bills.

New data shows Toowoomba renters overexposed to financial shock

MORE the three quarters of renters are worried about their financial prospects and a large portion are dipping into their savings and super to pay household bills.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 4:59 PM

THE Bureau of Meteorology has forecast big rainfall totals at the weekend. While welcome at any other time of the year, it could spell trouble for Darling Downs farmers with a crop in the ground, ready to harvest.

‘Always better to have mud than dust:’ Huge rainfall predicted across weekend

THE Bureau of Meteorology has forecast big rainfall totals at the weekend. While welcome at any other time of the year, it could spell trouble for Darling Downs farmers with a crop in the ground, ready to harvest.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 3:37 PM

Firefighters are working to free a driver trapped after his truck rolled and a rescue helicopter has been called to the scene.

Driver ‘well entrapped’ after truck rollover

Firefighters are working to free a driver trapped after his truck rolled and a rescue helicopter has been called to the scene.

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