Toy library’s party plans

MORNINGTON Toy Library is celebrating a big birthday next week – 25 years of lending funny, colourful, interesting and creative toys to boys and girls from its Albert St premises. Staff members are p...

Aquatic centre designs unveiled

THE shire council is calling on peninsula residents to have their say on the preferred design for the $34 million Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre. The aquatic centre is planned for the Rosebud fore...

Loitering visitor has brush with the law

Police were left powerless to move on a loitering visitor, on account of it weighing over 30 tonnes. The members were called to a whale sighting off the coast of Mornington to ensure the safety of th...

Search on for armed robbers

Police are investigating a spate of armed robberies which occurred in Melbourne’s southern suburbs this month. Officers believe that three men are responsible for at least five separate armed robberi...

Red Hill gets a voice

TIM Wood, navy commander, Queens Counsel, retired County Court judge, has won the Red Hill ward byelection. When counting ended on Saturday night Mr Wood had nearly 55 per cent of eligible votes afte...

Tug of war over bike law

DRAMATIC scenes followed the attempted arrest by police of a 14-year-old Hastings boy on Sunday for riding an unregistered “monkey bike” along a public road. As Beau Howroyd was being marched towards...

Police search for “The bearded burglar”

Police are appealing for the public’s help following recent hair-raising burglaries targeting factories in Somerville and Carrum Downs. The bearded burglar has had a few close shaves and was captured...

Quest for shell far from a Longshot

SHIPWRECK recovery experts are increasingly confident they will be able to locate the shell fired from a Fort Nepean artillery gun in 1914 marking the first shot of the British Empire in World War I ...

Our great game goes global

CHINA versus New Zealand in Aussie Rules footy? What next! It seems the game really has gone international. The teams will meet at Seaford on Wednesday as competitors in the AFL’s International Cup s...

Shot of the century

FOR the best part of a century, few but the most studious of history buffs were aware of the momentous role an artillery crew stationed at the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula played in the c...