Fun rides are group therapy

THE joys of pony riding are felt even more intensely by the disabled, who experience a special sense of relaxation and deep affinity with their charges. This is understood by members of Riding for th...

Cash order refused

A MAN held up a kitchen knife and demanded money at an Edithvale service station but the attendant refused to hand anything over, 8.30pm, Saturday 17 June. The attendant, 25, was outside the Station ...

Burglaries linked

A SERIES of thefts in Patterson Lakes overnight Sunday and Monday morning, 18-19 June, led to three houses being broken into, a luxury car’s window being smashed and another car burgled. The dog squa...

Drivers fined after royal weekend

POLICE detected more than 8300 traffic offences and more than 800 crime offences during the four days of Operation Regal over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. More than 3150 motorists were caught s...

Sign of times up for grabs

A COLLECTOR of vintage memorabilia hopes a place can be found in Mentone for part of a huge sign bought online that turned out to be too big to handle. Self-described “minimalist hoarder” Stella Chiv...

Partners saddle up

A NEW era of “cooperation” between the state government and councils across Melbourne’s suburbs has been heralded with the formation of six metropolitan partnerships by the government. The groups are...