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Dry month set to equal local record

Hamish HeardGeelong will have sweltered through its equal driest October on record unless clouds burst over the city this weekend. Geelong Weather Services meteorologist Lindsay...

Drought ‘blessing’

Andrew MathiesonA GEELONG councillor has applauded the drought for purging mosquitos from the Bellarine Peninsula this summer. Environment portfolio-holder and peninsula ward councillor Tom O’Connor...

It’s Bruce almighty

Hamish HeardGeelong’s mayoral vote is stitched up, with Belmont’s Bruce Harwood poised to seize the top job next week. Cr Harwood confirmed to the Independent...

Mayor’s police petition

Hamish HeardMAYOR Bruce Harwood wants the community to stand up and be counted in a fight against alcohol-fuelled violence following an outbreak of brutal...

Factory inferno

Jane EmerickA “dangerous” fire at South Geelong yesterday morning left a damage bill costing millions of dollars. Sixty firefighters and 12 units had to overcome...

We have been left in the dark

Jane EmerickMembers have accused Torquay Golf Club of leaving them in the dark over plans to sell the club’s 40-hectare site to RACV. Michael...

A dogs life has rewards for hero Joan

Andrew MathiesonJOAN Wellard has lived a dog’s life but she couldn’t be happier. The Clifton Springs retiree has devotedly bred, trained and donated guide...

Schoolies on the nose as angry reports rise

Jane Emerick`Torquay police have changed their tune on the behaviour of schoolies amid growing reports of vandalism including an arson attempt on the town’s...

Tears flow in doctor’s trial on sex for drugs

Karen HartA FORMER drug addict broke down in tears yesterday as she told a Geelong court how a doctor repeatedly injected her with drugs...

Labor preselection

Karen Hart and Andrew MathiesonTwo hands have gone up to take on former Geelong mayor Peter McMullin for Labor preselection in the Liberal seat...

Trip leaves mum, daughter on top of the world

Andrew MathiesonORDINARY mother and daughter pair Jill and Kara Dixon decided one day to stop dreaming and start doing. They were sick of just sitting...

Mayor’s dad inspires donor call

BY HAMISH HEARDGeelong transplant recipients have joined the city’s mayor in urging locals to sign up as donors during Australian Organ Donor Awareness...

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Raising awareness one snag at a time

Two Geelong men have completed a rather unique tour of Victoria – eating a sausage at every Bunnings store in the state to raise...