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Radios tune into city thugs

Jane EmerickTwo-way radios were set to debut in Geelong nightclubs last night as the latest weapon in a crackdown on violence in the central...

Please do not forget Sarah

Hamish HeardA family’s pleas for a memorial to mark the place where a teenage girl died in a collision with a train have fallen...

Cards on the table

Hamish HeardUndecided Torquay voters will weigh up major party promises on education, transport links, dogs on beaches, fishing and police when they front tomorrow’s...

Travel bills at $30,000

Jane EmerickSurf Coast councillors have left ratepayers with a $30,000 travel bill. Councillor expenses for the past financial year also included $9000 for attending conferences...

RSL to discuss merger

Karen HartMerger plans are on the table for two Bellarine Peninsula sub-branches of the RSL. The Ocean Grove sub-branch, which has around 110 members, will...

Police on patrol but nudist outcome ”twisted”

Jane EmerickAuthorities have twisted a workshop vote against nudism at Point Impossible in a bid to save the beach’s clothing-optional status, according to participants. Surf...

Fine plan for meters

Jane EmerickA shire refusal to supply parking inspectors could thwart controversial plans for meters at Torquay beaches. Torquay councillor Ron Humphrey said he was organising...

But we”ve just bought a house

Hamish HeardFORD engine plant workers were yesterday grappling with feelings of shock and anger after the company told them their jobs would be gone...

Homes in TiTree ”on their own”, says CFA

Andrew MathiesonNATIVE Ti Tree poses a bushfire threat to homes on the Bellarine Peninsula this summer, the CFA has warned homeowners. CFA regional...

Expert: expect change to bigger surf

Jane EmerickGlobal warming promises bigger waves for the region’s surfers, according to a climate change expert. But CSIRO scientist Dr Kathleen McInnes said big waves...

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...

Cops seek lockout

Hamish HeardPolice will apply to Liquor Licensing Victoria for a 1am lockout at Geelong licensed venues after a violent weekend on city streets. Chief...

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Jingle belles bring Christmas joy to seniors

After decades singing for seniors Joy Barnett joined her daughter and two granddaughters for a special Christmas performance on Wednesday. The Grovedale grandmother performed in...