The race is on … the beach

OLDER, possibly wiser, but definitely slower police were no match for their fit young Cornish College rivals at a Mordialloc beach race on Tuesday (21 March). Competing in the Community Lifesaving Ca...

Charges after postie bike used in getaway

A FRANKSTON man who allegedly pushed a postie off his bike and used it as his getaway vehicle on Friday afternoon handed himself into police on Monday. The incident occurred after police used road sp...

No shortage of bidders for charity central

IT was an auction to warm an estate agent’s heart: historic property, 200-plus crowd, and multiple bidders for each block. And so the famed Earimil Gardens, in Koornalla Court, Mt Eliza, went under t...

Unaffordable homes sees homeless rise

MORE than 1200 people were counted as homeless across the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula council areas in the 2011 census. That’s six years ago, but, sadly, the number has “increased dramatically...

Ex-patient’s trip down memory lane

MEMORIES good and bad came flooding back when a former child patient of a now-dilapidated and disused Mt Eliza children’s hospital visited the Jacksons Rd site last week. Don Lawson, 83, but only “th...

Drug deals: mother, son charged

A MOTHER and son arrested in Somerville last week allegedly supplied cannabis to school students over the past 12 months. Sniffer dogs taken to their house assisted police in allegedly finding two ca...

Woman duped in online scam

A FRANKSTON woman has been duped into handing over several hundred thousand dollars to a man she never met in an online dating scam. The lonely woman, 63, was contacted in December by a potential “fr...

A crane that’s turning heads on highway

THE huge crane working above a large commercial site in Nepean Highway, Mornington, has been turning drivers’ heads for a few months. Ralph Mackie, of the Frankston-based construction company that be...