May 2021

Published a story 10th May 2021 4:30 PM

On day one of his trial, Ben Currie and co-accused Anthony Raymond Stephens entered not guilty pleas to a charge of fraud.

Horse trainer Ben Currie pleads not guilty to fraud

On day one of his trial, Ben Currie and co-accused Anthony Raymond Stephens entered not guilty pleas to a charge of fraud.

Published a story 10th May 2021 4:12 PM

The prosecution case claimed the man punched his wife inside his utility and then choked her inside and outside ute during an argument.

Westbrook man pleads not guilty to bashing, choking de facto

The prosecution case claimed the man punched his wife inside his utility and then choked her inside and outside ute during an argument.

Published a story 7th May 2021 4:57 PM

As horse trainer Ben Currie prepares to go to trial on a fraud charge, two men also accused of the crime have pleaded guilty in court.

Two of horse trainer Ben Currie’s co-accused plead guilty to fraud

As horse trainer Ben Currie prepares to go to trial on a fraud charge, two men also accused of the crime have pleaded guilty in court.

Published a story 7th May 2021 3:02 PM

A man has been referred to as a “hero” by his family as he appeared in Toowoomba court this week charged with having a sexual relationship with his step-daughter over a number of years.

Western Downs man jailed for sex with teenage stepdaughter

A man has been referred to as a “hero” by his family as he appeared in Toowoomba court this week charged with having a sexual relationship with his step-daughter over a number of years.

Published a story 7th May 2021 2:52 PM

A man was found with meth in his bum and a gold ring in his underpants when police arrested him for chasing the manager of a Toowoomba pub into a carpark at gunpoint.

Shot fired as pub boss chased into carpark by armed bandit

A man was found with meth in his bum and a gold ring in his underpants when police arrested him for chasing the manager of a Toowoomba pub into a carpark at gunpoint.

Published a story 6th May 2021 2:54 PM

Apart from getting locked in the fire escape with a bride about midnight, my wedding MC duties went off pretty well.

Being a wedding MC is both an honour and a nightmare

Apart from getting locked in the fire escape with a bride about midnight, my wedding MC duties went off pretty well.

Published a story 6th May 2021 2:36 PM

The 22-year-old had been driving while disqualified and his friend’s car had a syringe and drug related digital scales inside.

Driving a friends car costs Toowoomba man dearly

The 22-year-old had been driving while disqualified and his friend’s car had a syringe and drug related digital scales inside.

Published a story 6th May 2021 1:25 PM

“I’m done (with crime)” a 26-year-old Toowoomba man has told the District Court judge sentencing him.

‘I won’t screw up again’, prisoner assures sentencing judge

“I’m done (with crime)” a 26-year-old Toowoomba man has told the District Court judge sentencing him.

Published a story 6th May 2021 12:14 PM

A 16-year-old Chinchilla boy charged with stealing a black Jag and driving to Toowoomba has had his case adjourned.

Teen accused of driving stolen Jag fronts Toowoomba Children’s Court

A 16-year-old Chinchilla boy charged with stealing a black Jag and driving to Toowoomba has had his case adjourned.

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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.