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Andrew MathiesonNOVELIST Dorothy Johnston wouldn’t dare spew out a chestnut of a line in one of her seven books to date. But 27 years on...

Councillors try to douse anger. Entry backlash

Hamish HeardCouncillors yesterday sought to douse anger among northern suburbs residents about plans to direct tourists to Geelong’s Ballarat Road entrance. The Independent last week...

Commonwealth to Bracks on next bypass stage

The Commonwealth will reject Premier Steve Bracks’s funding plea on the fourth stage of Geelong’s bypass, a Liberal party source told the Independent yesterday. The...

Site for Libs’ Torquay P-12 plan: ‘Quay’ to school

Hamish HeardThe Liberal party has earmarked a site at Torquay for a pre-election promise of a stand-alone secondary school. Candidate for South Barwon Michael King...

blind eyes to horror

Hamish HeardRevellers walked within metres of a young woman as she was brutally raped in central Geelong, police have revealed. Melbourne Sexual Crimes Squad Acting...

Setting sail for a better clubhouse

Jane EmerickTorquay Sailing Club has its sights set on a new clubhouse after 22 years in a tin shed on Fisherman’s Beach. A design for...

Nudists groups in call for clean up at beach

NUDISTS plan to clean up Point Impossible next week. And they want regular beach users to join them. Free Beach Association and Nudists Association of Victoria...

Drug dose in lead up to death was too big

Jane EmerickA 58-year-old Geelong woman died from a lethal cocktail of drugs after a local GP prescribed an “excessive” dose of morphine the previous...

Cousins: Guggy show Geelong’s ‘huge loss’

Jane EmerickA Guggenheim exhibition in Melbourne next month would highlight a multimilliondollar missedopportunity for Geelong, a leading arts figure said yesterday. Jim Cousins, who led...

Kids send a message on protecting dunes at gap

Jane EmerickSurf Coast’s foreshore manager yesterday thanked school children for their work on a controversial revegetation project at Torquay’s White’s Gap. The children displayed artwork...

Exercise a stroll in the park

Lisa HumphriesLocal Olympian Lee Troop will lead Geelong parents in an attempt to help get a world pram-strolling record tomorrow. Geelong will be one of...

Fire, ambo complex set for Lara

Andrew MathiesonCONSTRUCTION of a proposed Lara fire and ambulance complex will begin in December, according to local MP John Eren. But Liberal candidate for Lara...

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Call to ‘dob in dealers’ after big bust at Newtown

Police will today launch their Dob in a Dealer campaign after officers arrested a wanted fugitive allegedly in possession of drugs and firearms during...