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Stink worst in ‘20 years’

The worst stench in “20 years” is enraging Point Lonsdale residents, according to a local community representative. “People who have been in touch with me...

Highton women’s alleged murder leaves family heartbroken

The alleged murder of Highton woman Natalina Angok has left her family heartbroken, they said in a statement released by police today. “We are heartbroken,”...

Lest we forget

About 17,000 people attended Geelong and Torquay Anzac Day dawn services this morning to pay their respects to those who served. Geelong and District Vietnam...

Candidates ‘Arc up’ on northern project

Mining billionaire Clive Palmer’s Corio candidate has promised to make the proposed Northern ARC health hub his top issue. “It’s the number one that I’ll...

IN BRIEF

Sex charges A Perth man faces charges of sexually assaulting two boys aged 11 and 12 at Lovely Banks in 1986. A Melbourne magistrate granted Mark...

Council ‘gag’

Surf Coast councillors must avoid posting “unflattering” photos of others, “liking” social media posts and talking to journalists under a new council media policy. The...

House plan ‘vague’

Geelong community groups have demanded detailed plans for Osborne House amid fears for the historic mansion’s future. Osborne Park Association president Cheryl Scott slammed a...

Smart scans in coast trial

Chinese tourists can scan new signs along the Surf Coast for water safety advice in a state-first trial. Quick Response (QR) codes on the signs...

33m tower wins green light

A controversially proposed 33-metre mobile phone tower on the Bellarine Peninsula has won approval at the state’s planning tribunal. Developers can begin constructing the Optus...

First run ‘all for my mum’

Next month’s Great Ocean Road Running Festival will be more than just a race for Point Lonsdale’s Erena Crowley. The first-time runner will dedicate her...

’No basis’ to disease fear

City Hall has rejected claims of a link between mosquito-spraying and an alleged cluster of diseases including cancer at Barwon Heads. “We are aware of...

Ron’s vision for the news

Ron Lock has rubbed shoulders with football greats, interviewed prime ministers and read news on the airwaves under more three-letter combinations than most could...

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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...