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Lockout ”on hold”

Hamish HeardGeelong’s top cop has shelved plans to force a 1am curfew on revellers wanting to enter city nightclubs. Chief Inspector Wayne Carson said he...

Major candidates downplay chances in… Underdog’s breakfast

Hamish HeardAll except two of the major parties’ local candidates have claimed underdog status for November 25’s state election. And the two Labor MPs who...

Women to lead Anzac march

Jane EmerickWomen will lead a march to the region’s biggest Anzac Day service for the first time next week. Torquay’s Margaret Delahunty, Audrey McKenzie, Dot...

Meters ”dead” forever

Jane EmerickState Government yesterday drove the final nail into the coffin of parking meters at Surf Coast beaches. A State Government spokesperson said applications to...

Growth surges ahead

Jane EmerickTorquay has jumped to the top of regional Victoria for growth rate, according to a new report. Housing Industry Association’s latest Population and Residential...

Sam set for triumphant TV return over 40kg lighter

Andrew MathiesonBY ANDREW MATHIESON LAST time TV audiences saw Bell Park’s Sam Birrell, she was forced to quit Network Ten’s The Biggest Loser at the...

Union official wins seat fight

Hamish HeardThe fight for the federal seat of Corangamite will be on for young and old after Labor preselected a 30-year-old to tackle Liberal...

Police: we’ll clean up this year’s cup

Hamish HeardDrunken behaviour at last year’s Geelong Cup prompted police to announce yesterday a crack down on boozy antics at next week’s event. Police said...

Speed labs busted

Hamish HeardPre-dawn raids at six Geelong homes yesterday netted two clandestine speed labs, leaving a “significant” dent in Geelong’s illegal amphetamines market. Geelong detectives and...

Jail for scammer

Karen HartA HIGHTON credit controller who stole more than $50,000 of public money has been handed a jail sentence. Marlene Rimmrodt, 56, of Reigate Road,...

Dump unisex toilets

Jane EmerickResidents are up in arms over plans for a unisex toilet block on Torquay’s front beach foreshore. Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has submitted...

Week of bloodshed

Hamish HeardA week of bloodshed in Geelong’s suburbs has left one man dead, another with stab wounds and a third victim in hospital after...

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Coronavirus hurts GOR tourism

Chinese tourism in Geelong and along the coast has plummeted following a travel ban to prevent the coronavirus spreading, prompting calls for government assistance. Corangamite...