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alleged assault leads to claim against cops

Karen HartA JEWISH man who claims he was assaulted and racially vilified at the hands of Ocean Grove footballers has lodged a complaint against...

New cruelty reports: Animal shame wides

Hamish HeardCharges pending against a Lara vet who allegedly starved horses on her property are just the tip of the iceberg in Geelong, according...

Shopping around

Andrew MathiesonSINGING in Geelong has never been the same since a retired bank manager first heard the harmonious sounds of an old-fashioned barbershop chorus. John...

At least let us use your pool

Jane EmerickSurf Coast Shire councillors will push RACV to open a pool at Torquay Golf Club to the public. But the club’s new owner has...

All name, no shame

Peter FaragoSTATE Government is going to name the region’s top 200 industrial water users next year. But is naming, and possibly shaming, big guzzlers of...

City’s internet TV experiment hits a snag

Andrew MathiesonTHE OWNER of Geelong’s first internet TV channel has gone into administration. Jenkins Peake & Co will report to creditors of Now What Media...

Police fear for children’s safety at Ocean Grove

Alex de VosA man’s “horrendous” sexual display in front of young boys at Ocean Grove’s main beach has alarmed police. Bellarine Police Senior Constable said...

Fine, no licence after attack. Cost of rage

Alex de VosA road rage attack yesterday cost a Drysdale man his licence and an $800 fine. Geelong Magistrate Ian von Einem found Drysdale’s Mark...

Who’s on top as underdog?

Peter FaragoIf everybody is claiming to be the underdog, then who’s dog is on top? That’s the question after the Independent polled the region’s major...

Going full bore

Hamish HeardGeelong will rely on bore water next year after record low annual rain forced Barwon Water to announce its harshest round of restrictions. Barwon...

Letter bid on pokies

Jane EmerickBOROUGH of Queenscliffe is making a last-ditch appeal to State Government to cut back on poker machines in the tiny municipality. Mayor Pat Semmens...

A dogs life has rewards for hero Joan

Andrew MathiesonJOAN Wellard has lived a dog’s life but she couldn’t be happier. The Clifton Springs retiree has devotedly bred, trained and donated guide...

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Monster Fair draws novel sleuths

Like thousands of Geelong bookworms, Freda Wright loves to open a thriller novel and pursue mysterious villains through the streets of Victorian England. “If I...