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Cash carrot for ‘bold artists’

Bold and brave Geelong artists could win $10,000-worth of support to transform their idea into a theatrical reality in a new arts competition. Geelong Performing...

Protesters fight plans for 2000 houses at Spring Creek

More than 100 Surf Coast residents donned red on Tuesday to protest a planned 2000-house development at Spring Creek valley. The protesters urged both major...

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...

28,000 brave rain for bargains

More than 28,000 shoppers braved heavy rain to snare a bargain in central Geelong’s biggest annual shopping event on Tuesday, council has estimated. About 220...

Electric Emily gets VET edge

Electrical apprentice Emily Gibson is chasing her dreams in a male-dominated industry thanks to her determination and new opportunities at high school. Emily completed a...

Geelong child immunisation rates top state and national average

Geelong child immunisation rates have beaten state and national averages, according to data council released this week. Western Victoria Primary Health Network chief executive officer...

Armistice Day brings dual remembrance for Keith

Centenary of Armistice has double meaning for Ocean Grove’s Keith Hankin, whose father left the army on 11 November, 1918, after surviving a bullet...

Floating Christmas tree presents with new surprises

Geelong’s famous floating Christmas tree has arrived on the city’s waterfront with suprises for this year's annual lighting ceremony on Friday night. “This year the...

Chilwell PS in pre-election blowout snub

State Government has refused to step in over a $3.1 million cost blowout that has short-changed Chilwell Primary School of a planned two-storey redevelopment. The...

Staffless scanner ‘idle’ in Geelong

A new $2 million CT scanner in Geelong “has no staff to run it”, according to Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association. Association assistant secretary Andrew...

Stroke survivor, 11, on big walk for charity

After learning to speak, sit and run again, striding a few kilometres a day is nothing for 11-year-old stroke survivor Aashtin Artz. The Bell Post...

Fred’s ‘100 not-out’ – and unaided

After 100 years Fred Benham has outlasted two major companies and his first hometown, but still gets around without a walker, glasses or hearing...

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Car window-smash thefts ‘up by half’

Thieves are increasingly smashing car windows around Geelong to steal items inside, police have warned. And the city’s train station car parks were the “hot...