Flesh-eating ulcers on rise

FRANKSTON and the Mornington Peninsula have emerged as “hot spots” for a flesh-eating bacteria that leaves sufferers disfigured and has doctors baffled. Variously known as the Bairnsdale ulcer, the D...

Weather wipes out events

WILD weather last Sunday (9 October) forced organisers to close the popular Frankston Pets Day Out early over concern for public safety. The event, which attracts all kinds of pets and animals lovers...

Backtracking over legal centre resignations

INTRIGUE surrounds the workings of the Peninsula Community Legal Centre, whose board resigned last month after their recommendation to solve a “governance problem” was rejected by members. Chairperso...

Chaos at council

THE final public meeting of Frankston councillors before elections this month saw the mayor Cr James Dooley threaten to call police to remove people from the public gallery amid shouting matches betw...

Clowns no laughing matter

THE creepy clown phenomenon is concerning police, with their antics alarming motorists and passers-by. Reports of the clowns holding fake knives and cap guns and terrifying motorists along Frankston-...

Pure pleasure for rugby fans

The 2016 Frankston Festival of Rugby (FFR) incorporating the 2016 Melbourne International Sevens was a huge success following the inaugural event held in 2015. Six teams from Fiji participated alongs...

Bright future for Kirsty

GETTING up every day to go to work was something Frankston’s Kirsty Biswas thought she might never have the opportunity to do. But the 22-year-old, who has overcome long-term unemployment and now wor...

Timeline of turmoil at council

AS ratepayers get ready to vote for council candidates in this month’s council elections Neil Walker looks back at two years of turmoil between councillors at Frankston Council. FEB 2014:  Cr Colin H...

Drama an exercise, but lessons real

A BURNING car on the roof of a shopping centre, a deranged man holding a knife and two innocent people stabbed. That was the contrived scenario facing 75 first responders during a mock emergency exer...

Teens steal car

TWO Frankston North teenagers were charged with aggravated burglary and theft of a car after incidents in the Frankston North and Pines areas last week. Detective Sergeant Brett Daly, of Frankston CI...