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Toby Crockford

Toby Crockford is a breaking news reporter at the Brisbane Times

Queensland laziest in country for eye tests, distance vision problems

Queensland laziest in country for eye tests, distance vision problems

A quarter of Queenslanders over 40 have noticed distance vision problems but haven’t told an optometrist, Specsavers research says.

  • by Toby Crockford

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Brisbane Ubers outnumber taxis more than three-to-one, leading to calls for a cap

Brisbane Ubers outnumber taxis more than three-to-one, leading to calls for a cap

A Brisbane Uber driver said the number of rideshare licences should be capped after seeing their income drop since the end of 2017.

  • by Toby Crockford
Man tasered, charged with attempted murder after Caboolture stabbing

Man tasered, charged with attempted murder after Caboolture stabbing

Police will allege the accused stabbed another man several times in the leg with a knife and threatened officers.

  • by Toby Crockford
Rodeo cattle donor killed by his reversing truck at Woodford showgrounds

Rodeo cattle donor killed by his reversing truck at Woodford showgrounds

Brian King had donated some of his rodeo cattle to the Woodford Show, which was held at the showgrounds on Friday and Saturday.

  • by Lucy Kinbacher & Toby Crockford
Charity moves into high gear to warm Brisbane's rising homeless

Charity moves into high gear to warm Brisbane's rising homeless

Knitting for Brisbane's Needy is asking for donations to help buy a new van and keep up with the high demand for support.

  • by Toby Crockford
Out of the Box Festival: Live performance plays a vital role for kids

Out of the Box Festival: Live performance plays a vital role for kids

The festival is serious fun for children aged eight and under - a crucial period for neurological development.

  • by Toby Crockford
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Woman escapes flames as north Brisbane house gutted by fire

Woman escapes flames as north Brisbane house gutted by fire

A female resident escaped unharmed. A group of teens reportedly alerted neighbours and helped to evacuate residents.

  • by Toby Crockford
Man dies, thousands lose power after Gold Coast crash

Man dies, thousands lose power after Gold Coast crash

The Ford Falcon driver, a man in his 20s, died at the scene. Almost 3000 Energex customers in Pimpama and Coomera lost power for 40 minutes.

  • by Toby Crockford
Man crushed against fence by rogue cow on Queensland property

Man crushed against fence by rogue cow on Queensland property

The victim was flown to hospital in a stable condition with a broken leg and pelvic injuries after the incident on a North Burnett property.

  • by Toby Crockford
Girl who called triple-zero after finding her dad unconscious given police award

Girl who called triple-zero after finding her dad unconscious given police award

Addison O'Brien, 7, stayed calm in November 2017 after finding her dad unconscious in her family's home in D'Aguilar, north of Brisbane.

  • by Toby Crockford
Brisbane vigil remembers Eurydice and other victims of violence

Brisbane vigil remembers Eurydice and other victims of violence

An estimated 200-300 men and women gathered at Speakers' Corner to remember murdered Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon.

  • by Toby Crockford