Kia hatchback crime spree

Two men have gone on a month-long crime spree in a Kia hatchback, according to police, who have called for public help to track them down. Police first spotted two men in the car on Iona Ave, Belmont, then bearing stolen plate TUU232, at 9.04am on January 3, when it sped off. The car reached […]

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Crowds flock to the bay

Tens of thousands flocked to Geelong Waterfront this weekend for the Festival of Sails to watch yachts, water-ski stunts and air acrobatics. Geelong’s Penny and Stuart Olney and their four children were among the crowds enjoying live music on the lawn at Steampacket Gardens. “We came to the carousel and decided to stay and enjoy […]

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Trio join 2020 OAM honours list

Donald Leslie Harrison combined two life passions when he first volunteered for Queenscliff Coast Guard in 1978. “I love boating and all my life I’ve helped people,” Les told the Independent, after becoming one of Geelong’s latest Order of Australia medallists. In 42 years in the Volunteer Coast Guard Association, Les has plucked scores of […]

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Lelo climbs in Paraguay

Geelong soccer player Lelo Sejean has scored a promotion to Paraguay’s second-best national competition after his new club moved up a league. The 29-year-old winger continues his climb up the Paraguayan football ladder after he began playing in the country’s fourth division in 2013. He has jumped between clubs and leagues since, before transferring to […]

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New Scope to grow

A new therapy centre for teenagers and young adults with disabilities opened in Geelong this week. Run by not-for-profit disability provider Scope, the centre supports people with autism, developmental delays, intellectual and physical disabilities. Grovedale’s Sally Felstead has been receiving support from Scope since 2014. The now 20-year-old is “looking forward” to using the new […]

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Gonorrhoea increase in Geelong

Gonorrhoea is increasing in Geelong with cases doubling in the city since 2015, according to public health data. The sexually transmitted infection (STI) also increased per capita year-on-year from 60.8 cases per 100,000 in 2018 (145) to 67.1 (160) last year. “There is a definite rise,” said Rochelle Hamilton, nurse manager of Barwon Health’s sexual […]

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