The bald truth about alopecia

IT took Frankston retailer and alopecia sufferer Tammy Lobato many years to overcome the sense of isolation that goes with being “different”, so she understands only too well the embarrassment, anxie...

Soccer star wants medals back

SCOTTISH soccer star Stuart Munro is appealing for the return of medals he won during a distinguished playing career in the UK. The Mt Eliza resident’s home was burgled recently and medals awarded to...

Cancer screening call goes out to save lives

A GROUP of volunteers with experience of cancer have joined forces as “community champions” in a bid to improve Frankston’s low cancer screening rates. The innovative community awareness program was ...

Drug-driving woman had children in car

POLICE who stopped a woman driver after a school pick up in Langwarrin found she was driving under the influence of the drug ice. The woman’s car was intercepted by police who found two unrestrained ...

CEO’s mystery trip ‘overseas’

FRANKSTON Council’s chief executive officer has gone on a mystery trip and no-one at council was able to say exactly where last week. Dennis Hovenden is believed to be overseas on business and leave ...

Luck of the draw for council candidates

DONKEY votes in the Frankston Council elections last month saw two candidates who polled more first preference votes than other candidates miss out on being elected to council. Savvy candidates also ...

Arrest over 70 robberies

A MAN suspected of up to 70 burglaries on factories and commercial premises in the Frankston, Dandenong and Casey areas was arrested last week. Detective Senior Constable Jason Hamilton-Smith, of Fra...

Car set ablaze

A MOLOTOV cocktail was thrown onto the bonnet of a car in Faygate Ct, Frankston, last week, setting it ablaze. Senior Constable Jarrad Brookman, of Frankston CIU, said neighbours heard a loud bang as...

Ambos response slightly slips

EMERGENCY ambulance response times have risen by the smallest of margins across Frankston and best practice targets for emergency call-outs are still being missed. Data released by Ambulance Victoria...

Train station crime ‘on rise’

SAFETY on the Frankston train line has hit the spotlight again, with claims that the latest crime statistics show high crime in the area despite security improvements including CCTV cameras and patro...