Thanks Ron, for a job well done

A LOOK back over Chelsea SES controller Ron Fitch’s ‘CV’ shows he has attended every major natural disaster in Victoria over the past three years. Bushfires, floods, house fires, car accidents and st...

Conflict continues over ward grants

UPDATE 24/6/15: Lorraine Wreford subsequently issued the following statement on 31 May 2015 via her Facebook page. Read more here. “Some remarks attributed to me publicly have been taken as ref...

Unions target voters in marginal electorates

UNIONS will urge Frankston and Carrum voters to “put Napthine last” at next month’s state election as part of a campaign to “knock off” the Coalition state government. Union members will be stationed...

Election campaign fires up

THERE are signs the heat is rising in the battle to win the seat of Frankston at next month’s state election. Firefighters were called out last week to extinguish a fire that destroyed a billboard pr...

Experts probe plane crash site

ACCIDENT investigators have wrapped up the on-scene phase of their probe into the crash of a homemade plane into a Chelsea house which killed the pilot last Tuesday afternoon (‘Plane crash chao...

Plane crash chaos

THERE was bedlam in Chelsea yesterday afternoon when a plane crashed into a house in Camp St, killing the pilot, aged in his 70s, on impact. Eyewitnesses told The News they had seen the light plane “...

Green light for wedge carve up

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to subdivide a parcel of land in Kingston’s green wedge has been approved by a majority of Kingston councillors against the advice of council officers. Council gave the go ahead ...

Kingston back in the zone

FEARS Kingston could be opened up to overdevelopment appear to have eased with council set to retain its oversight of planning applications. The News can reveal Planning Minister Matthew Guy has acce...

Backlash over parking permits

A PARKING permit scheme for Chelsea traders has come under fire from the very shop owners it was designed to help. Kingston Council has decided to issue parking permits for Chelsea business owners du...