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ANZ closure raises anger

The pending closure of ANZ’s Belmont branch has angered customers and traders, who this week voiced concerns for the elderly. Local promoter and bank customer...

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Murder charges A former Corio vigilante has appeared in court charged with murdering Waurn Ponds’ Maddison Pante, whose body was discovered in a burnt tent...

Council loses pokies battle

Council has lost its legal bid to stop Geelong RSL installing 30 extra pokies. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor granted a conditional approval to...

$4.5m house ‘best’

A $4.15 million sale at Barwon Heads has topped regional Victoria’s property market for 2018, according to the state’s peak real estate body. The sprawling...

Sexism blamed but union says health boss did a runner

A local union official has accused Barwon Health boss Ruth Salom of abandoning her post when she resigned over the weekend. “She’s run into a...

Jess and Neve’s turkey treat

St Albans Park’s Jess Gysen was thrilled to be one of the Indy’s four Talkin Turkey winners this week. “I don’t ever win things, so...

Teen on bail ‘was burglar’

A teenager on bail was behind a spate of business burglaries at Belmont, police have alleged. The 19-year-old’s “significant arrest” was revealed on Geelong Police...

Final works for Belcher demolition

Belchers Corner is set for demolition in early 2019 with council-employed contractors to begin the final stage of stabilisation works next Tuesday. Geelong’s council expected...

Dr Moon a science superstar

Mount Duneed engineer Ellen Moon has become a ‘Superstar of STEM’ in a national program promoting the achievements of women in science. Science Minister Karen...

Pizza thanks for giving Lions

Pizza was on the menu last month when Torquay Lions Club donated $10,000 for a third consecutive year to Foundation 61, for drug rehabilitation. The...

Police discover grassfire cause

A blaze that burnt through more than 1200 hectares of grassland near Little River likely resulted from machinery, police have revealed. Investigators received reports the...

No restrictions for dry summer

Geelong residents will face no extra water restrictions this summer, “even under the worst climate conditions”, Barwon Water has announced this week. The city's...

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Crews control bale blaze

District firefighters fought a hay bale fire at Murgheboluc 20km west of Geelong yesterday morning. The blaze involved 500 square hay bales on a private...