Rain a mixed blessing for Lockyer Valley growers

Ross Vanstone of Vanstone Produce appreciated the rain in the Lockyer Valley.

Some farmers writing off crops, other struggling to harvest

Long-term Margaret Street business to shut its doors

Rhonda Theodosis is shutting the doors on her Groceries and More Convenience Store at 160 Margaret Street after eight years in business.

Shopkeeper 'elated' to be closing down

City's Christians mark 500 years since Reformation

Concordia’s Stephen Street Campus Choir will perform on Sunday. Singers (back, from left ) Evie Ford, Adriana Theodosis, Jake Burgess, Emma Erdis, Jiordan Lobwein, Connor Sharpe, Timothy-John Smith, Bridie Middleton and Tristan Bennett as well as (front, from left ) Emma Larsen, Charlotte Wellingham, Sophie Kristensen, Courtney Johnson, Kahana Gardener, Gemma Keeley, Isabel Barton, Elli Burgess and Tyla Parker will join with students from TACAPS and St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School.

Hundreds expected to attend Sunday service

Triple success for Toowoomba dance school

THREE Toowoomba dancers are preparing for a year with one of the country's most prestigious dance companies.

William the Wombat to put town on map

Fairview Heights State School students ( Clockwise from left ) Maya Rummell, Gaby Fogarty and Charlie Radke check out William the Wombat on his stop off at Cobb & Co Museum on the way to Thallon. Thursday, 19th Oct, 2017.

A community is hoping the arrival of a giant wombat will build hope

Toowoomba college funds important research

RESEARCH REWARDED: Grant recipient Dr Lucy-Anne Tolcher (left) and Venerable Wu Chyuan from Pure Land Learning College.

Dr Lucy-Anne Tolcher now has funds to undertake important research

If you have nowhere to go on Christmas, celebrate here

DECK THE HALLS: Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy (left) and Annie White from ParisiAnn Patisserie get ready for Toowoomba's Neighbourhood Christmas Luncheon.

The ultimate Christmas lunch is being held

Young Toowoomba man brings creative dream to life

LIVING HIS DREAM: Toowoomba's Jack Hickey has created his own businss, JMH Studios, which he said would fill a gap in the industry's market.

Man is living his dream, and making the same happen for others

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Top restaurants in Toowoomba: 'Best coffee in the universe'

WITH so many new restaurants opening in Toowoomba, the options are endless when choosing where to dine out.

DESSERT PARTY: 'Get your stretchy pants ready Toowoomba'

Macaroons will be just one of the tasty treats on offer at the Summer Dessert Party.

Imagine all the sweet treats you can think of all in one place

REVEALED: Opening date for new chicken restaurant

Oporto is opening in Toowoomba next month.

The Toowoomba store will be designed with a fresh look and feel

Renowned comedian headlines Coast's first comedy fest

Sammy J is bring his new show Hero Complex to the inaugural Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival.

Sammy J's hit new show revolves around a 'bizarre' childhood tale

Where's the loo? Hunt on for stolen toilet

This portaloo was stolen from near Kingsthorpe between September 12 and October 3.

Police are trying to "flush out" information

Armed man robs Darling Downs service station

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Police are investigating the armed robbery of a service station

Two cars stolen from same Toowoomba home overnight

The X-trail wagon had a silver nudge bar and spit lights with Queensland registration 121XEW.

Police investigating after two cars stolen from same home overnight

Toowoomba teens charged after armed robbery in Drayton home

Police generic, crime scene. Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

The two men will appear in court next week

REVEALED: Stats show crime is on the rise

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Official police figures reveal overall increase in crime in region

RSPCA investigating another dog shooting case

Clarissa is recovering after being shot with a rifle at Leyburn.

Dog escapes "terrible, lingering" death after being shot.

Councils seek more control over Airbnb

Airbnb apartment at Shingley Beach.

Councillors felt strongly about this issue - voting 166 to 23.

5 Businesses for sale in Toowoomba right now

International guest Guillermo Flores works at Pure Hair to prepare models for the Look and Learn Hair Show and workshops organised by Senscience and i.color, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

Ever wanted to be your own boss?

Have dream you want to create? Let Toowoomba woman help

CREATING SPACES: Jo Donaldson opened Thibault and Donaldson which provides a combination of interior design and a furniture and decor business.

Jo Donaldson loves helping people create spaces they dream of

Contractor takes Ostwald Bros to court over $175k bill

Ostwald Bros depot in Dalby.

The fallout over Ostwald Bros’ financial woes continues in court

Brisbane hotel tycoon's plans to renovate Toowoomba pub

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His portfolio included the famous Regatta Hotel in Brisbane

Young people fear robots will steal their jobs

Nicole Robinson is a psychology PhD student at QUT who is working with robots. She is with "Andy”.

The #WTF campaign wants your ideas on this hot-button topic.

House of Guido

'The Tissue Box,' House on Guido has taken out the Award for House of the Year in the Australian Institute of Architects 2017 Darling Downs/West Moreton Regional Architecture Awards.

'The Tissue Box,' House on Guido has taken out the Award for House of the Year in...

135-137 Ramsay Street, Centenary

135-137 Ramsay Street, Centenary Heights.

135-137 Ramsay Street, Centenary Heights.

10 Caithness Court, Middle Ridge

10 Caithness Court, Middle Ridge.

10 Caithness Court, Middle Ridge.

Crave food festival

( From left ) Mark and Karlene Robinson from Robbo's Donuts at the Crave Food Festival hosted by the Mary MacKillop Catholic College P&F Association. Saturday, 14th Oct, 2017.

Crave food festival

Big Stamp Weekend

Murray Collins won the Heritage award at Toowoomba's Big Stamp Weekend at Indoor Bowls Hall, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Toowoomba's Big Stamp Weekend at Indoor Bowls Hall.

Juniors inspired by Olympian

Toowoomba juniors Nanami Usami (left) and Halle Knopfler with dual Olympian Cameron McEvoy as Toowoomba Flyers Swimming Club host their Spring Meet at Milne Bay Aquatic Centre, Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Dual Olympian Cameron McEvoy inspires young swimmers at a Toowoomba Flyers Swimming...

Scott is an Everyday Hero

STAY SAFE: Darling Downs Crime Prevention Unit officer-in-charge Sergeant Scott McGrath  promoting road safety.  Thursday May 5 , 2016.

Sgt Scott McGrath nominated as an Everday Hero

Max Brenner has landed

Max Brenner is opening in Toowoomba from October 19.

Max Brenner opened in Toowoomba to the crack of chocolate.

William the Wombat

William the Wombat stopped in for some good Toowoomba water at Cobb & Co Museum on...

Last Australian car to be built today

IT’S the end of an era. As Ford, Toyota and Holden shut their factories today, Australia now relies solely on imported cars.

Business is booming, no kidding!

WEIRD AND COOL: Nathan Jackson of Naughty Little Kids Goat's Milk Gelato with some of the younger members of his goat herd.

Boutique goat milk gelato producer has taken the south-east by storm

WATCH: Australia Zoo on high alert for injured wildlife

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital director Dr Rosie Booth administers the vaccine to Flann the koala, helped by USC student Sharon Nyari.

Behinds the scenes look at vets caring for hurt animals

Recipes from the Andes give a culinary high

Discover the bright, bold flavours of Peruvian cuisine

UPDATE: Family says Coen 'never wasted a single day'

Seventeen and loving life - double lung transplant recipient, Coen Ashton, is venturing in to public speaking. Riverside Christian College students were the first school to hear Coen sharing his life experiences.Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The 20-year-old has died in hospital in Melbourne.

Ipswich bodybuilder keen to raise the bar

Jacquie Wood has set a higher bar for herself after competing in her first national bodybuilding competition earlier this month.

Wood caps off stellar month of competitions at ANB.

Unsuspecting woman bares all in ‘see-through’ leggings

Total bummer ... Kimberley Williams discovered that her new Puma workout tights were completely see-through in certain light. Picture: Guzelian

"Do you booty test your items before they hit the stores?"

Slick Oils rock Coffs Harbour

FOUR decades in the Australian music spotlight has done nothing to diminish the raw energy Midnight Oil creates on stage.

Sophie slammed as bachelor goes rogue

Blake lashes Sophie in an ugly exit from The Bachelorette.

ONE bachelor has lashed out at Sophie Monk after his elimination.

Test your movie trivia on Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin in a scene from Home Alone.

Mikey Cahill presents 18 facts you never knew about the classic film

Sophie breaks down during live interview

Sophie Monk broke down during a live radio interview with Kyle and Jackie O.

SOPHIE Monk was in floods of tears during a radio interview today.

Trees make way for new 338-unit development

Plans show the layout for 338 new units to be built by the Uniting Church at Alexandra Headland.

Church gives portion of land to the council for environmental park

What Toowoomba's land revaluations mean for your rates

Many land valuations on the Granite Belt have changed significantly.

The Queensland Valuer-General will revalue 66,000 parcels of land

Gallery: Standing room only as Rocky home sells for $1M+

PRICE IS RIGHT: This historic Rockhampton home at 165 Caroline St sold for more than $1 million at auction at the weekend.

Highly anticipated auction draws a big crowd

Going long-term in property? Women invest the best

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Investing in property? Trust a woman

BUNNINGS: 170 jobs created for Toowoomba locals

The new Bunnings store in Ruthven St is nearing completion. Sunday, 1st Oct, 2017.

170 Toowoomba locals set to start work at new Bunnings

NOW HIRING: 5 places to find a new job

Here are five places in Toowoomba looking for new staff right now.

Looking for a job in Toowoomba?

Unemployed woman explains why Adani matters to her

ADANI EXCITEMENT: Rockhampton local Jo Boyd says Adani FIFO jobs are great news for the region.

Jo Boyd says she wants a better life and work delivers this

Adani mine beckons ‘old fella’

Rickey Didmon, aged 55, wants a job but has been told he is both underqualified and overqualified. Picture: Evan Morgan

The 55-year-old has more than enough qualifications

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The secret plan that could have saved Holden revealed

This concept car wasn't just for show. Holden explored the possibility of building a smaller Torana and large SUV off the same "platform” as the Commodore.

All options considered ahead of closure.

Recall on leading electric car maker's new vehicle

The 2017 Tesla Model X.

Tesla has recalled some of its Model X variants.

ROAD TEST: Renault Megane GT Wagon has some wallop

The Renault Megane GT Wagon is available for $42,490 drive-away.

The Renault Megane GT Wagon put to the family test.

It's time to stop and take a breath when driving

Don't stop in the name of love, rather stop for the safety of yourself and other road users.

You must come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

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