Fighter loves life in the cage

JOHN Beirouti used to play professional footy and get into “the odd scrap” on the field until a mate suggested he try the then-new sport of cage fighting. He’s never looked back. It is now his life. ...

Heroin ring smashed by police raid

PRE-DAWN raids by police in Frankston and Seaford last week resulted in five people being arrested and charged in relation to a “significant” heroin trafficking enterprise. They have been charged wit...

Clash of the councillors

A CLASH between two councillors at a council briefing four months ago has shed some light on complaints about some councillors’ behaviour in the wake of “bullying” claims between councillors at last ...

Banking on climate change action

A GLOBAL campaign to lobby banks to not invest in fossil fuels is coming to Frankston. Global Divestment Day, a movement to try to “weaken the political power of the fossil fuel industry”, will hold ...

Lifesavers call for more patrols

FRANKSTON Life Saving Club president Tim Cutrona says he will write to the council to “get the ball rolling” on paying lifesavers to man the popular beach on weekdays. Club members fear lives could b...

Councillor’s silence on WorkCover probe

FRANKSTON councillor Brian Cunial has declined the opportunity to deny allegations of “bullying” behaviour against council staff. The Times revealed last week that WorkCover was called in to investig...

Fears over nurse cuts

THE “biggest concern” for nurses hit by the Royal District Nursing Service’s proposed staff shakeup is the possible negative impact on patient care. The organisation last week announced it would clos...

Planning crackdown action

PROPERTY developers have been put on notice by Frankston Council that breaches of planning permit conditions will no longer be tolerated. A council audit of developments after a statement of complian...

Police taskforce tackles family violence

RECOGNITION that they “weren’t being effective in tackling family violence” prompted Kingston police to help form Taskforce Alexis in December – and the results are proving its effectiveness. The fir...