Frankston tops for sustainability

FRANKSTON is beautiful, no matter what others may say after being named Australia’s most ‘Sustainable City of the Year’ by Keep Australia Beautiful last week. Judges at the not-for-profit environment...

Muslims condemn Paris terror

THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which has a mosque in Langwarrin, has condemned the “barbaric” terrorist attacks in Paris responsible for the deaths of 132 people. The death toll is expected to ris...

Medicentre’s end a sore point

AN after-hours medical centre at Frankston Hospital will shut its doors for the last time later this month amid claims federal funding cuts are to blame. The Labor state government says the axing of ...

Dig for war memorial underway

WORK has finally begun on the construction of a new Frankston War Memorial at Beauty Park. The project has been mired in a funding controversy over the past year but councillors finally gave approval...

Hospitals on notice over carpark fees

HOSPITALS have been ordered to review car parking fees after a review found some regular patients and visitors are financially burdened with hefty costs due to repeat visits. The Labor state governme...

Bus assault counts

POLICE are seeking help from bus passengers following an incident in which a 17-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted. Transit Robbery Taskforce members have charged a Frankston man travelling on the...

Charity’s turn to seek help

VOLUNTEERS at the City Life cafe give a helping hand to Frankston’s homeless and the needy but the church welfare organisation also needs a helping hand itself this year. Food is dished up to the hun...

Creative inking brings awards

Kingston’s talented young writers have been honoured in Kingston Youth Services Ink About It 2015 Awards. The Ink About It creative writing competition invited local youth to enter a short story, poe...

Workers killed on the job on same day

AN electrician, 25, died last Thursday  (12 November) while performing regular maintenance on the roof of an air conditioner factory in Canterbury Rd, Braeside. Colleagues of the man, Ron Ricketts, l...

$80m lost on Kingston pokies

PUNTERS in Victoria lost $5.8 billion while gambling in the past financial year and poker machine losses in pubs and clubs made up $2.57 billion of the total losses as gamblers. An annual report tabl...