Escaped detainee found in Frankston

Compiled by Brodie Cowburn DURING the early hours of Wednesday morning (Boxing Day) 4 boys, who were amongst the lads detained at the training farm on Tortoise Head Island, escaped to the mainland. O...

Highway halt

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol members nabbed a speedster allegedly travelling 88km/h over the speed limit on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway overnight Friday, 29 December. The car was allegedly detected...

Polio book best seller

A HANDBOOK produced by Mornington Peninsula Post Polio Support Group to help polio survivors, has turned out to be the best seller for 2017 for Random Harvest e-library. “We have sold downloads of ‘L...

Year-long power test for paddlers

KAYAKS and canoes can be fitted with small electric motors without being registered. The trial aims to reduce red tape for low-powered vessels travelling up to five knots and ends 31 December. The ex...

Sand sculptures tell tales

THANKFULLY it took less than 1001 nights to build the latest attraction on Frankston’s foreshore telling the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the forty thieves and other Arabian Nigh...

Seasonal warning over online scams

POLICE are warning potential buyers of online goods to be wary of scams involving items advertised on widely used social media sites and common online auction websites. The warning follows a number o...

Dog feedback

WHILE local laws officers are warning dog owners about regulations for walking their pets on beaches throughout the Mornington Peninsula, a survey is underway to gauge opinions about dogs at McCrae. ...

Roads take heavy toll on men

MEN make up the majority of road deaths in the past year, accounting for 186 of the 255 fatalities in Victoria. The number of lives lost includes 151 lives lost on country roads and 104 in metropolit...

Fast-track for stadium rebuild

WORK will start on rebuilding the Somerville Recreation Centre early in January. A $1.3 million grant has been received from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Better Indoor Stadiums Fund, with Morningt...