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...

Beach deaths rock Mt Martha

A 73-year-old man was found dead in the water at Mt Martha on Friday, on the same day a funeral service was held for a Mount Martha father of three who died in a surfing mishap less than a week earli...

Council’s imaginary six

By Cr David Gibb DAVID Harrison continues to talk hogwash. Unfortunately readers, just because you read it in the paper, it doesn’t make it true. He talks about a 6:5 split with me in the imaginary s...

Labor plans port economic studies

THE Labor Party is promising a detailed economic study to determine the best site for Melbourne’s next major port if it wins the November election. “Hastings requires substantial investment in road a...

Work set to begin on new pavilion

WORK on a new $1.6 million sports pavilion at Fruitgrowers Reserve in Somerville will begin in August following announcement the construction contract has been awarded to Melbourne builder 4 Dimensio...

Thieves steal church’s gold and jewellery

THIEVES stole up to $300,000 worth of gold chains, watches, coins, rings and bangles from the Red Hill Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday afternoon. An iconic framed image of the Virgin Mary was left...

Hundreds mourn Davisons

HUNDREDS of mourners attended a memorial service on Sunday for Frankie and Liam Davison, who lost their lives in the MH17 plane disaster. Crowds flocked to Toorak College to pay tribute to the Mt Eli...

Older renters fear being homeless

THE spectre of homelessness in old age weighs heavily on those lacking the job prospects and mobility of someone younger. This is especially so for older renters. Adding to the threats posed by risin...