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Extreme Leanne

BY ANDREW MATHIESONLINING up before the starting line at the Australian Triathlon Championships next Sunday, self-confessed “adrenalin junkie” Leanne Churchill will have a wry...

Another attack in city area

Hamish HeardDetectives are hunting two men who allegedly raped a teenager in a central Geelong arcade early yesterday morning. Police said the 18-year-old girl was...

Permit debacle hits 34 households

Jane EmerickA building permit debacle has entangled 34 homes in the Geelong area, according to Building Commission Victoria. The commission has suspended Melbourne’s Casey Building...

More jobs set as TAC staff shun city office

By Geelong Story UpdatesGeelong’s TAC building is set to deliver a bigger jobs bonanza than initial expectations as more Melbourne staff refuse to move...

Games spring boost for city’s economy

Peter FaragoTHERE was a spring in the step of people around Geelong last week. Was it something in the air? No it was the influx...

River of literature

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...

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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...