Guards march off job at naval base

GUARDS employed by Wilson Security walked off the job at HMAS Cerberus, Crib Point last week to protest changes to workplace rules. The action resulted in bans on visitor checks, on-site patrols, bag...

Healthy, hearty start to pupils’ day

PUPILS at 14 Mornington Peninsula schools can start their day with a full tummy thanks to the state government’s school breakfast clubs and the help of volunteers. They are among 500 schools across t...

Challenge by the books

THE annual Mayor’s Reading Challenge will be held in August for its eighth year. This year’s theme is “Find Your Treasure” and preschool-aged children, 0-5 years, and families are invited to get invo...

A first in first aid awards

A NEW awards program will honour unsung heroes who have saved lives or helped people in time of emergency by using first aid skills. St John Ambulance Victoria is asking people to nominate family, fr...

Free call 000

POLICE are advising mainly elderly residents that they should be wary of mobile phone apps claiming to be “duress alarms” which charge them money to call 000 on their behalf. They say some “duress al...

Food and funds to help homeless

CHELSEA Care Works is calling on schools, businesses and residents to help the homeless ahead of Homeless Week running from 6-12 August, with the theme “Ending Homelessness Together”. Mordialloc MP T...

Push for ‘life skills’ focus

By Christine Nguyen* AT the top of Spring Street last week, St Bede’s College students successfully passed their Life Skills Education Development Bill 2018 during YMCA Youth Parliament. Bill sponsor...

Top gong for swim teacher

HELPING people with a disability to be active has seen a Kingston swim teacher receive Aquatics and Recreation Industry Awards recognition. Kingston Leisure Centres swim teacher Elaine Phillips was n...

Dumper fined

A DUMPER has been fined $16,000 after Frankston Council took court action to prosecute the offender. The offender was found guilty at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in June and mayor Cr Colin Hampton s...

Internet scammers target the unwary

SCAMMERS falsely claiming to be NBN Co representatives have been asking for personal information and financial details under the pretence of switching internet services to the national broadband netw...