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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...

Govt baulks at meeting Bypass ‘snub’

Andrew MathiesonVICROADS snubbed a public meeting on plans for the third stage of the Geelong’s bypass. Organiser John Lambert accused the road authority of failing...

Day ‘to gauge trials support’

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG Speed Trials organisers will gauge public support for returning the historic event to the city’s foreshore. Speed trials director Gary Grant said attendance...

Dry month set to equal local record

Hamish HeardGeelong will have sweltered through its equal driest October on record unless clouds burst over the city this weekend. Geelong Weather Services meteorologist Lindsay...

Mayor’s police petition

Hamish HeardMAYOR Bruce Harwood wants the community to stand up and be counted in a fight against alcohol-fuelled violence following an outbreak of brutal...

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Giving ‘power’ to local youth

Dozens of Geelong youths have benefited from a “unique” local service designed to help vulnerable people in the region. The Youth Power program provides 15...