Hungry drink-driver

A DRIVER out to get some Chinese takeaway wrote off his car in Towerhill Road, Frankston South, and then allegedly blew more than four times the legal limit when breath-tested at Frankston police sta...

Robbed at knifepoint

A BOY, 14, was robbed at knifepoint by two 16-year-old boys outside the cinema complex in Frankston’s Wells Street on Sunday 22 July. The victim was approached by the two teens who demanded cash befo...

Tradie jumps in

A TRADIE intervened to disarm a would be armed robbery at a Beach Street 7-Eleven store last week. The Chisholm TAFE student was taking a break from studies at about 10.30am on Tuesday morning (31 Ju...

Monkey problem

THE high number of unregistered “monkey bikes” in streets, reserves and parks throughout Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is a worry to Somerville Highway Patrol. They say residents complain ab...

Red moon a sight to behold

MARS sparkled down on Earth last Friday afternoon and evening (27 July) and a crowd of eager sightseers gathered at Olivers Hill to see the red planet in the sky during a lunar eclipse. Frankston res...

Day carer wins accolade

LANGWARRIN family day care provider Vanessa Shaw has been recognised as Regional Educator of the Year after being nominated for a Family Day Care Australia award. Ms Shaw said it is “pretty amazing” ...

Cold water concerns for whale calf

WHALE researchers are hoping a humpback whale calf born off Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island will be able to reach warmer waters. It is the youngest ever humpback spotted in Victorian waters and only th...

Sleeping rough to help homeless

WHAT’S a home? Is it a house, apartment, building, car, or perhaps a bench in a park? Sadly, some young people in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula don’t have the luxury of a warm bed, their ...

Jobs growth as steel exports surge

BLUESCOPE is exporting tens of thousands of tonnes of steel to the United States from its Western Port base in a growth surge the company says has helped it create 150 jobs over the past year. Last w...

Cash for community groups

ABOUT $1.3 million has been handed back to ratepayers in the form of annual community grants dished out by Kingston Council. Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said grants help not-for-profit groups del...