April 2021

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 8:32 PM

Now birdwatchers and environmentalists are encouraging the public to explore a protected piece of the Toowoomba escarpment, which has reached a special milestone.

Protected Toowoomba bushland area reaches special milestone

Now birdwatchers and environmentalists are encouraging the public to explore a protected piece of the Toowoomba escarpment, which has reached a special milestone.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 8:08 PM

Three members of the Jondaryan Woolshed board have resigned, while the council has voted to continue funding the historic venue.

Council to continue woolshed funding as chair, board members resign

Three members of the Jondaryan Woolshed board have resigned, while the council has voted to continue funding the historic venue.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 7:25 PM

Celeb chef Paul West reveals how good it was to be back at the Royal Show, and the surprising job he worked during COVID-19.

The ‘sensational’ job celeb chef Paul West worked amid COVID-19

Celeb chef Paul West reveals how good it was to be back at the Royal Show, and the surprising job he worked during COVID-19.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 6:46 PM

The Toowoomba Royal Show has thrilled audiences in its comeback event, with more than 30,000 people pouring through the gates.

Royal Show organisers thrilled as comeback event cracks 30k

The Toowoomba Royal Show has thrilled audiences in its comeback event, with more than 30,000 people pouring through the gates.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 6:34 PM

A major economic lobby group owned by the Toowoomba Regional Council has found itself involved in a fraud matter, after it unwittingly sent a payment to the wrong set of bank details.

Lobby group caught up in fraud case after $7000 payment

A major economic lobby group owned by the Toowoomba Regional Council has found itself involved in a fraud matter, after it unwittingly sent a payment to the wrong set of bank details.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 5:40 PM

It was the right winner for the right competition. Jack and Jillian Stratton took out the Jack and Jill saw event at the Toowoomba Royal Show.

Jack and Jill saw through comp as rain can’t dampen show crowds

It was the right winner for the right competition. Jack and Jillian Stratton took out the Jack and Jill saw event at the Toowoomba Royal Show.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 5:27 PM

$1 out of every $10 from the original Toowoomba Regional Council budget will now not be spent on new projects, after the TRC adjusted its figures. It has led to a massive underspend in capital works.

Frustration as council cuts $21m in projects from budget

$1 out of every $10 from the original Toowoomba Regional Council budget will now not be spent on new projects, after the TRC adjusted its figures. It has led to a massive underspend in capital works.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 5:18 PM

A born-and-bred Bell girl completing a double degree has wowed the judges at the Darling Downs Showgirl competition.

‘Amazing opportunity’: Meet the Darling Downs Showgirl winner

A born-and-bred Bell girl completing a double degree has wowed the judges at the Darling Downs Showgirl competition.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 5:09 PM

A man has been flown to hospital by the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight chopper, following a motorcycle crash in the Southern Downs.

Motorbike rider flown to hospital after Southern Downs crash

A man has been flown to hospital by the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight chopper, following a motorcycle crash in the Southern Downs.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 4:18 PM

Motorists in Toowoomba should be on the alert on Sunday – Toowoomba Police are out in force in response to a massive spike in deaths on Queensland roads this year.

Police launch major RBT operation to counter ‘massive’ road toll

Motorists in Toowoomba should be on the alert on Sunday – Toowoomba Police are out in force in response to a massive spike in deaths on Queensland roads this year.

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Tom has been with News Regional Media since 2013, having worked in newsrooms across south-west Queensland. Prior to his appointment at The Chronicle, he was the editor of the Western Star in Roma for 18 months. Growing up in Brisbane, he studied journalism at Queensland University of Technology. Away from work, he is happily in a relationship with his partner Sarah and enjoys playing music with his band in Toowoomba and supporting the Brisbane Broncos.