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Many stages of Gyan

Andrew MathiesonYEARS after a Geelong singer/songwriter made her name internationally, Gyan is still musing on what’s in a name. Now she sees the funny side...

Rule book ‘thrown away’ for Torquay project. School of thought

Hamish HeardStudents will study in a radical new school of the future when the existing Torquay primary campus expands to include years seven to...

Cops to get tough on Queenscliff drinkers

Andrew MathiesonPOLICE ranks will rise at Queenscliff to battle “outofproportion” boozy behaviour. Bellarine officers stationed at Ocean Grove will help Queenscliff police “randomly” patrol licensed...

Frank’s men to vote on proposal

Andrew MathiesonCouncillors who accepted campaign donations from Geelong Football Club president Frank Costa have vowed to vote on his controversial proposal for a homemaker...

Slam for MP over backflip on shire

Alex de VosA public meeting has demanded to know why Labor MP Lisa Neville has “backflipped” on plans for a new Bellarine Peninsula shire. Participants...

Call for Government to release port plan: What are you hiding?

Andrew MathiesonThe Bracks Government is hiding plans to seize control of Geelong’s port until after the election, a community group has warned. Geelong Community for...

Fury as shops, gyms, university make gay websites

Hamish Heard and Alex de VosA website lists a northern suburbs skate park as a meeting place for gay sex. A gym at Norlane’s...

Beating the drought

Andrew MathiesonLocal industries are finding ways to live with the water crisis after Barwon Water announced its harshest restrictions are on their way. While news...

Schoolies on the nose as angry reports rise

Jane Emerick`Torquay police have changed their tune on the behaviour of schoolies amid growing reports of vandalism including an arson attempt on the town’s...

Rain in autumn

ANDREW MATHIESONTHE REGION’S parched landscape is on the verge of a drenching, according to a Geelong meteorologist. Geelong Weather Services’ Lindsay Smail believes the ongoing...

Trip leaves mum, daughter on top of the world

Andrew MathiesonORDINARY mother and daughter pair Jill and Kara Dixon decided one day to stop dreaming and start doing. They were sick of just sitting...

Hotel plans “all Whites”

Karen HartA PROMINENT Torquay bed and breakfast is set to become a residential hotel despite objections from residents. Surf Coast Shire this week issued a...

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Perth man faces historic Lovely Banks sex offence charges

A Perth man faces charges over seven Lovely Banks sexual offences dating back to 1986, involving two victims who were boys at the time. Sexual...