Rubbish pile grows, departments dither

RUBBISH dumped outside a public housing unit block in Mary St, Mornington, has been piling up since November attracting vermin and becoming a fire risk. A Mornington Peninsula Shire ranger reported t...

Grannies tackle MPs over refugees

A FEDERAL election is looming later this year and Flinders MP Greg Hunt is being pressured by a group of grandmothers upset over the continued detention of refugee children. The 25 members of Grandmo...

Backers say there’s sound basis for new name

THOSE backing a push to change the name Rosebud West to Capel Sound are gearing up for a council meeting next month when Mornington Peninsula shire will say yes or no to the proposal. A response in t...

Unregistered motorbike hits police car in Baxter

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after colliding with a police car in Baxter this morning. Police have been told the motorcycle struck the rear passenger side of the unmarked police car on Franks...

Picket line to protest wages, conditions

POLICE visited a picket line at the United Petroleum site on Bayview Rd, Hastings, Tuesday, but took no action against protesters. Hastings Senior Sergeant Steve Burt said the company had contacted p...

Sparks fly from possum

A POSSUM has been blamed for starting the three hectare blaze that threatened parts of Somerville, Tuesday, and destroyed 300 timber sleepers on the Stony Point-Frankston train line. Hastings police ...

Airport plan takes flight

AN airport at Hastings is an idea being flown by Frankston Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire appears to be onboard. The high-flying concept was first floated at a Frankston Council public meetin...

Runaway bus leaves trail of destruction

A BUS being repaired on the side of Humphries Rd, Mt Eliza, rolled backwards, crashing through fences and into properties when the brakes failed, early evening, Friday 19 February. A mechanic tried t...

Adding up councillor costs

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire officers have been ordered to compile up to date figures on how much councillors have spent on conferences and seminars. The statistics dating back four years are to be del...

Somerville fire now “Watch & Act”

Watch and Act Issued For: Somerville Fire Origin: SOMERVILLE Incident Name: FRANKSTON-FLINDERS RD Issued: 23/02/16 4:34 PM This is a Watch and Act message issued by Country Fire Authority for Somervi...