Frankston fool runs out of fuel charged

A driver who sped away from police has been arrested and charged after his car ran out of petrol in Frankston overnight. Somerville Highway Patrol officers spotted the green Daewoo, which had alleged...

Reef grief over grant

A CONTROVERSIAL near half a billion grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been slammed as “a slap in the face” to scientists working in Aspendale. A federal government decision to give $443 ...

Roads paved with ‘green’

RECYCLING has reached a new high underfoot and wheels with materials from Kingston wheelie bins used to repair and repave roads as part of a Green Roads program. Kingston Council has hired the Alex F...

Pokies losses hit new high

Kingston pokies punters lose $86m A REPORT from Victoria’s peak gambling regulator has revealed that gamblers lost a whopping $86 million on electronic gaming machines in Kingston during the 2017-18 ...

Home is where heart is for new station

A COMMUNITY-MINDED neighbour has ensured a fire emergency service fit for the future by agreeing to sell his former home to make way for an expansion of the Edithvale Fire Station. John Hennessy, 88,...

Youth locked out of housing

YOUTH homelessness is on the rise and Mission Australia figures reveal nearly one in six young people aged 15-19 have experienced homelessness. The statistics include “hidden homelessness”, youngster...

Labor comes to Baxter line party

THE electrification of the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter now has bipartisan support from both the Liberal and Labor parties. Federal Labor shadow transport spokesman Anthony Albanese visi...

Tax scammers hit the phones

TAX time is also scam time for thieves trying to intimidate people into handing over bank or credit card details to pay a fictitious tax debt. Scammers have been calling people throughout the Frankst...