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Community newspapers under threat

Independent community newspapers may be forced to close within weeks unless the federal government unlocks up to $40 million in urgent funding. With a number...

Friendly five help elderly shopper

Janet Drysdale, 86, nearly shed a tear when five separate women approached to help her at the supermarket last week amid coronavirus panic. “They kept...

Ten coronavirus cases in Geelong, two on Surf Coast

Coronavirus cases in Geelong have risen to 10, with another two on the Surf Coast, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on...

Gordon TAFE shuts its doors

Geelong’s The Gordon TAFE has shut its doors for at least three weeks with students to continue classes online for the remainder of the...

Burn-off fire prompts warning

A fire at a Clifton Springs property on Sunday has prompted a local CFA captain to warn that restrictions are still in place. Firefighters took...

Centrelink lines go viral

Queues at Geelong Centrelinks stretched up to 100m on Monday morning after the federal government announced payments for people impacted by coronavirus. A queue stretched...

Nine coronavirus cases in Geelong, two on Surf Coast

Geelong coronavirus cases have risen to nine with another two on the Surf Coast, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday. The...

MPs, traders and councillors slam ‘authoritarian’ Green Spine takevoer

State government’s “authoritarian” takeover of the controversial Green Spine to prevent council removing a bike lane has enraged MPs, traders and councillors. Shadow road safety...

Clinic closed and six coronavirus cases at Geelong Grammar

Coronavirus fears have closed Bell Post Hill Medical Clinic amid claims a staff member has been diagnosed with the disease. A resident, who wished to...

Donations roll in

Locals have dug deep to raise money for cancer research despite the Surf Coast Relay for Life being cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. Surf Coast...

City fights virus fallout

Geelong Chamber of Commerce and a veteran trader have urged residents to shop local as coronavirus fears impact businesses across the city. “The bottom line...

Big rise in unsolved sex crimes

Unsolved sexual offences in Geelong have increased by eight times over five years, according to Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) data prepared for the Independent. Police...

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Coronavirus shuts city

City Hall has closed hundreds of public facilities in line with departmental directions to prevent all “non-essential” activity and slow the spread of COVID-19. The...