December 2018

Published a story 14th Dec 2018 9:23 AM

THE appeal against Toowoomba Regional Council's decision to knock-back a controversial 40-lot townhouse development has finally hit the court room.

Prince Henry Heights development appeal moves ahead

THE appeal against Toowoomba Regional Council's decision to knock-back a controversial 40-lot townhouse development has finally hit the court room.

Published a story 13th Dec 2018 9:02 AM

A DARLING Downs business that operated for nearly seven decades went bust owing millions, according to reports lodged with the financial watchdog.

Report says family-owned business went bust owing millions

A DARLING Downs business that operated for nearly seven decades went bust owing millions, according to reports lodged with the financial watchdog.

Published a story 12th Dec 2018 2:57 PM

FOR more than 30 years, Kev Loveday and his wife worked the land to pay off the mortgage on their farming property at Pittsworth. Now it's 'unsellable'.

The farmer caught between retirement and Inland Rail

FOR more than 30 years, Kev Loveday and his wife worked the land to pay off the mortgage on their farming property at Pittsworth. Now it's 'unsellable'.

Published a story 11th Dec 2018 2:34 PM

WHEN most of your money goes toward rent and other essentials, a haircut is the last thing on your mind.

Toowoomba hairdressers bring Christmas cheer with free cuts

WHEN most of your money goes toward rent and other essentials, a haircut is the last thing on your mind.

Published a story 11th Dec 2018 10:07 AM

WHILE there's been plenty of success stories in the Toowoomba business sector this year, there has been plenty of heartbreak too.

26 Toowoomba businesses that shut their doors this year

WHILE there's been plenty of success stories in the Toowoomba business sector this year, there has been plenty of heartbreak too.

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 3:18 PM

THE business began trading more than 18 years ago with just four employees. Now, it is part of a network of companies based in Toowoomba.

Family-owned business opens new shopfront

THE business began trading more than 18 years ago with just four employees. Now, it is part of a network of companies based in Toowoomba.

Published a story 10th Dec 2018 9:59 AM

ARE you looking for your next family home? Want something a little different? Here are three homes from around Toowoomba you should check out.

HOT PROPERTY: Beautiful family homes new to the market

ARE you looking for your next family home? Want something a little different? Here are three homes from around Toowoomba you should check out.

Published a story 7th Dec 2018 4:05 PM

WITH just 10 days to go until the deadline for public submissions on a proposed 342-lot housing estate, nearly 50 people have had their say on the issue.

Objections mount over 342-lot housing estate

WITH just 10 days to go until the deadline for public submissions on a proposed 342-lot housing estate, nearly 50 people have had their say on the issue.

Published a story 7th Dec 2018 9:21 AM

THE Department of Transport and Main Roads is looking to remove a roadside memorial on the Gatton-Clifton Rd and is searching for the family that placed it.

State department to remove roadside memorial

THE Department of Transport and Main Roads is looking to remove a roadside memorial on the Gatton-Clifton Rd and is searching for the family that placed it.

Published a story 6th Dec 2018 5:19 PM

A LOCAL government review panel has fined Mayor Paul Antonio $14,360 and recommended the corruption watchdog investigate the councillor of 37 years.

LONG READ: Toowoomba mayor fined $14,300 for misconduct

A LOCAL government review panel has fined Mayor Paul Antonio $14,360 and recommended the corruption watchdog investigate the councillor of 37 years.

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Matthew is a journalist with The Chronicle. He joined the team in September 2017, after spending two years as the editor of the Chinchilla News and Murilla Advertiser. He started his career as a cadet at the Whitsunday Coast Guardian in Proserpine in 2014.