Planning extension for ‘eyesore’ site

LONG-RUNNING attempts to redevelop the site of the former Ambassador Hotel function centre are set to run for at least another couple of years. Councillors at this month’s public council meeting last...

Tide changes for surf industry

TWO of the biggest names in the surf industry have quietly moved onto the Mornington Peninsula. Rip Curl came first, buying out Peninsula Surf and next month Billabong takes over the Trigger Brothers...

Boardwalk walks away with state award

A BOARDWALK in Seaford has been recognised for its “outstanding” design walking away with an Award of Excellence for architecture this month. The McCulloch Ave boardwalk, designed by Brunswick-based ...

Libs lining up for ‘top job’

THERE is no lack of interest in filling the vacancy in Liberal ranks following the announcement that Martin Dixon will not be running for the state seat of Nepean he has occupied since 1996. Russell ...

New York beckons for tuneful duo

MORNINGTON Peninsula Chorale members Gabrielle Dole and daughter Anna Jones can’t wait to hit the high notes in New York on the group’s first overseas trip next year. The chorale’s invitation came ab...

Attackers set girl’s hair on fire

A HORRIFYING attack on a schoolgirl has resulted in a group of youngsters aged 12-14 appearing before a children’s court charged with armed robbery and assault. Police said the youngsters had lured t...

Repeat offenders ‘shadowed’ by police

FRANKSTON police are working around the clock to keep residents safe by blitzing crime hotspots, arresting repeat offenders and responding to incidents in public spaces and on train-lines. Sergeant P...