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ALP set to vote in left

Hamish HeardALP underdog Darren Cheeseman was yesterday poised to win preselection for Corangamite, according to Labor MP Gavan O’Connor. Members of Labor’s Socialist Left faction...

Our Foxy Lady

Karen HartNANCY Romano never envisaged she’d run Fox Studios Australia when she finished her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Deakin University. The former Sacred Heart...

Costa rules out rush to re-sign Cats coach

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG has ruled out fasttracking Mark Thompson’s signature to a new contract, with president Frank Costa insisting the coach’s word is his bond...

Developer, City reach agreement on illegal project. Harbour to stay

Alex de VosAn illegal harbour at Leopold will stay after an agreement between owner Dennis More and City of Greater Geelong. Mr More has agreed...

Public meeting to grill Vicroads

RESIDENTS objecting to section three of the Geelong bypass project will have the opportunity to sound out Vicroads at a public meeting on Wednesday...

Elderly Ocean Grove woman flees blaze. Fire wrecks home

Alex de VosAn elderly Ocean Grove woman is homeless after a house fire early yesterday morning. Eileen Bonner was yesterday staying with family at Marcus...

Court win on Shell

Andrew MathiesonA Geelong environmental group has forced a review of a decision to give Shell more time to clean up emissions from its Corio...

Desperately seeking passionate chemists

Hamish HeardA nationwide chemist chain is targeting Geelong pharmacists as part of its plan to go public and multiply. Health Information Pharmacy has announced its...

Looking out for kids

Andrew MathiesonLOOKING after the wellbeing of vulnerable families might be part of Nola Ganly’s job but it has rewards beyond measure in dollars and...

Cirty dirt flow

Hamish HeardAllegations of corruption at Geelong’s City Hall have emerged after a report in last week’s Independent revealed councillors and planning officers were under...

Do not lose the course

Jane EmerickMembers who lost their fight to keep Geelong Golf Club have warned Torquay golfers against stumbling down the same path. Ray Abikhair and Hector...

New study highlights Corio “disadvantage”

Andrew MathiesonCorio is one of Victoria’s most disadvantaged postcodes, according to a new study. Jesuit Social Services’ Dropping Off The Edge report said Corio was...

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Speed drop in $3.6m road spend

The speed limit on three roads north of Geelong will drop 10km/h in a joint $3.6 million safety investment, council and state government have...