Time the essence in stroke treatment

MORNINGTON father-of-three Ian Thompson felt his head go “cloudy”, couldn’t think straight and became disoriented; to make matters worse, he began to lose his vision. Although the 64-year-old did not...

Detective killed

THE policeman killed when hit by a car during a memorial motorcycle ride in Gippsland last week was serving at Somerville. Detective Senior Sergeant Vic Kostiuk, 59, was a member of the Mornington Pe...

Mulcher raided

OFFENDERS jemmied open the door to a large mulching machine on a Wedge Road, Carrum Downs, construction site and stole more than $10,000 in specialist tools, overnight 11-12 September. They had cut t...

False imprisonment

A TEENAGER dragged into a car in Langwarrin late last month was lucky to escape injury. Frankston detectives said the 19-year-old Langwarrin man was walking along Tyrone Street, Langwarrin, towards t...

Kids win big with short performance

FRANKSTON Heights Primary School was named among the Victorian winners of the 2018 Wakakirri Story Dance performance award. Ten finalist primary schools from around the state were invited to perform ...

Support for mental health

THE Kindred Clubhouse program is set to receive a $500,000 boost from the federal government. The program aims to help provide a welcoming place for those with mental illness, and has run weekly sess...

Second season for SkyBus Stadium

FRANKSTON Dolphins’ naming deal for Frankston Park oval has been extended into 2019, with sponsors SkyBus extending their deal through until the end of next season. The Dolphins have been playing the...

Gates gone as part of rail works

BOOM gates on Seaford Road have been removed as part of major works on the Frankston line. The Seaford Road gates were identified as causing congestion and safety issues and were been taken down on 9...

Figures show reality of rough sleepers

FRANKSTON is the third worst electorate for rough sleeping of all of the state’s 88 electorates, as well as the eighth worst for people living in rooming houses. The Nepean region – from Rye to Ports...

Big pig raising money for kids in need

A THREE metre tall piggy bank weighing in at 700 kilograms rolled into Frankston this month as part of a fundraising appeal for the Very Special Kids charity. The annual Very Special Kids Piggy Bank ...