More ‘pooch parks’ on way to Geelong

Geelong pooches could have more room to frolic off-leash after council this week released recommendations for more dog parks. Leopold dog trainer Sophie Noss welcomed the draft guidelines in the wake of a council survey of 617 owners finding 84 per cent support for more dog parks. “I love that council is asking for our […]

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Exhibit pays tribute to peace

The Geelong Post Office bell rang out at 8.30pm on 11 November, 1918, signalling the close of the “war to end war”. Bells pealed across city as revellers filled the streets, musicians played patriotic songs and farmers rode their horses from Waurn Ponds to join the celebrations. A new Geelong exhibition has recreated that historic […]

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Rider to lose leg after horror CBD crash

A Curlewis motorcyclist will likely lose his leg following a horror smash in central Geelong on Tuesday afternoon. Leading Senior Constable Lynton Zavaglia said the rider, in his 50s, would “definitely” have his leg amputated, following the crash. “His right leg was barely hanging on by a thread.” The crash occurred during peak-hour traffic about […]

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’15,000’ see tree light up

A crowd of 15,000 has watched Geelong’s floating Christmas tree light up for this year’s festive season, according to City Hall. The tree was the highlight of last Friday night’s activities to launch Christmas 2018 in central Geelong. A fireworks display accompanied the tree’s first lighting for the season, with a young colouring competition winner […]

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‘Violent’ and on the loose

Police have stepped up their hunt for six Geelong locals who failed to show in court or breached court orders for alleged offences including violent crimes. On Wednesday police released mugshots in an effort to track them down. Craig Rogers, 47, has one warrant for his arrest for failing to attend court over threatening to […]

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Wanted men ‘hit Grovey bike shop’

“Brazen” thieves have targeted a Grovedale store during a series of potentially linked bicycle thefts that began in suburban Melbourne a fortnight ago, according to police. The pair raided the Marshalltown Rd shop on Tuesday after possibly stealing their first bike in South Melbourne on 27 October, police said. The Grovedale theft followed the same […]

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