Horror night on roads

NINE people were seriously injured – including a young man who remains in a critical condition – in a horror day on Frankston roads on Wednesday. Six vehicles were involved in two separate accidents ...

Shaw fighting on two fronts

LAST week was an eventful one for maverick independent MP Geoff Shaw, even by his now familiar high media profile standards. The controversial member for Frankston managed to anger Premier Denis Napt...

Our new world champ

LOCAL boxing veteran Sam Soliman is Australia’s new king of the ring after being crowned world middleweight champion following his victory over IBF titleholder Felix Sturm in Germany on Sunday. But t...

Number’s up in fight against crime

POLICE commanders have rejected claims rising crime rates are due to cuts to the number of frontline officers assigned to suburban stations, despite a report showing there are now 20 per cent less “f...

Abbott goes cold on science centre

THE CSIRO’s laboratories in Aspendale could be shuttered as part of a long-term plan flagged by the scientific research organisation’s management, with federal budget cuts also putting pressure on th...

First cuts are the deepest

A KINGTON retailer fears the federal government’s controversial cost-cutting budget, the first by the Abbott government, has caused consumers to keep their hands in their pockets and stop spending mo...

Kingston rents out of reach

THE number of affordable rental properties in Kingston has slumped by 92 per cent over the past 10 years – making life even tougher for low income earners. Figures released by the Council for Homeles...

SecondBite serves up hope

WINTER is the time when we need a hot, nourishing meal to help us through the day. For most of us it’s taken for granted, but the sad fact is that many residents simply cannot afford one. Not without...

Village committees canned

THE way Kingston City Council consults with the community is set to change after almost 20 years amid claims of “secrecy” and – ironically – a lack of consultation. Kingston councillors clashed durin...