Cheque book fraud

A MAN who lost his cheque book in Mentone last week later found it had fraudulently been used to withdraw almost $1000 from his account. The Highett man, 67, told police he was unsure whether the che...

Tax swindle

AN elderly woman was swindled out of her $50,000 savings by a conman claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office. The Dingley Village woman, 80, was told she owed the money in back taxes and t...

Breakfast’s up at church

A HOT, three-course breakfast is making a difference to the lives of people in need every Wednesday thanks to the tireless volunteers at Chelsea Community Church of Christ Hall, 5 Blantyre Avenue Che...

Asbestos scare at play park

A DIRT pile containing asbestos fragments has sparked a safety scare at Chelsea Bicentennial Park. Kingston Council CEO John Nevins said “a small number of asbestos cement sheet fragments” was found ...

Stolen cars linked to Coles robbery

SIX cars stolen from a Mentone car yard after hours, Tuesday 22 November, may have been used by thieves to later steal up to $60,000 from a Mentone supermarket. The cars were stolen from James Michae...

Rotary helps with clean idea

THE Rotary Club of Chelsea has partnered with a Braeside businessman to save the lives of underprivileged children through an everyday household item – soap. The club is working with Michael Ma...

Everybody needs good neighbours

KINGSTON is the place to live if you are seeking life satisfaction, good health and neighbours you can trust, according to data just released by the state’s health watchdog, VicHealth. Kingston score...

Ambassador sale

THE site of the former Ambassador Hotel function centre is being advertised as being for sale again. KBL Commercial has listed the 325 Nepean Highway site, zoned Commercial 1, for sale as a “developm...

Helping tackle homelessness

HOMELESSNESS and mental illness in Frankston are being tackled through a program that includes the acquisition of 16 properties for people in need. Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke said the state governmen...