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Lock put on Heads

Jessica BentonCOUNCIL backing has raised hopes for Barwon Heads to beat plans for a boundary-busting residential development. Geelong councillors have voted unanimously to adopt a...

Beach bans working

Alex de VosVictoria’s first bans on smoking and glass on beaches have successfully reduced litter along the Surf Coast, according to the region’s foreshore...

My cycles of life

Andrew MathiesonJOHN Trevorrow stands on a bend in the road and feels the whistle of the peloton speed past. On a sunny day at Portarlington,...

Rally to put down bridge’s footprint

Jessica BentonHUNDREDS of Barwon Heads residents and visitors are set to form a “human bridge footprint” on the town’s riverbank during a mass rally...

Chamber mates keen to spread speaking skills

Andrew MathiesonTHREE Geelong men want to turn back time to when poise and diction counted for something. Octogenarian Jack Stewart remembers the lessons from the...

Tourists flock to coast despite bad weather, finances

Alex de Vos and Jessica BentonBad weather and economic turmoil have failed to stop tourists flocking to the region’s coastal resorts this summer, according...

Plea for public to find missing mum

Alex de VosOne of the daughters of missing woman Dawn Wilson has urged the public to join in the search for her mother who...

Loners drive pokies splurge

Andrew MathiesonAn increase in “socially isolated” gamblers is driving a splurge on pokies in Geelong, according to a counselling service. Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation...

Museum goes mobile to escape council laws

Alex de VosA man is building a “Sovereign Hill-style” tourist attraction on the back of a trailer at Moriac to beat planning regulations. Ashley Reed...

Police all at sea for boaties blitz

Jessica BentonA SEA of navy blue and white hit the coastline around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula yesterday for the start of a crack...

2000 jobs in doubt

Alex de VosPlans to create 2000 jobs in Geelong were under a cloud yesterday after the boss of an IT giant admitted to falsifying...

The class of 2009

Alex de VosTorquay College will start secondary school education next year with two full classes, according to the principal. But most of the students will...

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Festival May’d to shine a light on local creators

A festival shining a light on Geelong creators, like lampshade artist Rachel Burke, is set to go ahead next month after organisers postponed the...

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