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Three arrested over Lara stabbing

Police have arrested three teens in Werribee following a stabbing at Lara that wounded two men earlier this month. The stabbings occurred in a brawl...

Eco park to ‘create 300 jobs’

Anglesea’s former Alcoa coal mine could become a $150 million tourism attraction following a pitch from a UK-based charity this week. The eco-tourism project would...

Police fears for missing teen

A teenager missing for three weeks could be in the Geelong area, according to police. Christopher Parcell was known to frequent the city along with...

Coms guru in fibre role

Strategic communication specialist Jennifer Conley has taken the helm in Geelong’s quest to become a global leader in advanced fibre manufacture. Deakin University this week...

Volunteer leads double life

Torquay grandmother Linda Cherubin leads a “double life”. She can go from doing chores or working to rescuing trapped car crash victims or searching for...

Sentence doubles for gun smuggler arrested in Clifton Springs

A man police caught smuggling “mass killing machines” in a Clifton Springs sting will serve almost double his original minimum sentence following a recent...

RSL beats fundraising record

Torquay RSL has raised a record $11,800 through ANZAC badge sales during April. The sub branch’s president Bob Tyler thanked organisations that helped the badge...

Corangamite on edge

Corangamite candidate Damien Cole has given his Labor counterpart a possibly-decisive advantage in the marginal seat. The prominent independent made a last-minute preference change yesterday,...

IN BRIEF

Geelong deaths Two elderly men have died on Geelong roads this week. An 88-year-old died after a two-car crash at North Geelong on Saturday, followed by...

More input needed for iconic Osborne

More than 80 people responded to plans for Geelong Osborne House’s future this month, after critics labelled the concepts “vague”. Council received 81 responses to...

Award-winning conductor bolsters band

Geelong Concert Band rehearsed with former ABC Young Conductor of the Year Kevin Cameron for the first time on Monday, following a five-year signing. Dr...

First-time book no clone

A lecture on cloning neanderthals inspired Melissa Ferguson’s dystopian novel The Shining Wall, the Newtown mother-of-two and debut novelist says. The 44-year-old created her fictional...

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‘Cavalier attitude’ toward spaniels’ big day

Newtown spaniel lover Karen Knuckey admits she was once afraid of dogs. “I was bitten when I was about nine-years-old,” she said ahead of International...