Slow rider’s fall

A SEAFORD motorbike rider who allegedly sped away from Somerville highway patrol came to an embarrassing halt when his chain came off causing him to roll to a stop. He then fell off. Police said they...

Car break-in

DETECTIVES are hoping to speak to a man, pictured, after a car was allegedly broken into at an oval on Edward Street, Somerville, about 5-6pm, Thursday 12 April. Personal items were stolen, including...

Car parks lost in town’s expansion

FINDING a car park in Mt Eliza’s shopping centre is about to become more difficult with the loss of at least five per cent of the village’s 1017 parking spaces. The busy centre will lose 30 car parks...

Nursing home to ease family trauma

A NURSING home planned at Mt Martha would help avoid trauma and problems caused when elderly people are forced to move away from their families and community. “In many cases elderly couples are separ...

Supermarkets move to give bags the boot

SUPERMARKET shoppers are beginning a speedy transition towards a plastic-bag-free shopping environment. Major players Coles and Woolworths in Mornington will phase out single use plastic bags from 20...

Shire’s solid way to honour Anzac

A DEDICATION ceremony on Anzac Day in Hastings will honour the life and service of a man who fought in both world wars. Lieutenant George Mawby (or Morby) Ingram was a carpenter before joining the Au...

Kiteboarder takes off to ‘save lives’

BATTLING his demons since he was 12 years old Nik Shepheard has used public speaking and kiteboarding to lift him past his dark times and now wants to help others do the same. Shepheard is hoping to ...

Reward for return of missing keepsakes

A FINGAL woman preparing to move house after 15 years is offering $1500 for the return of family heirlooms she mistakenly gave to opportunity shops in Rosebud. “The reward is a lot more than the item...

Pods trial at Pt Nepean

PARKS Victoria is inviting feedback on three designs versions of “eco sleeper pods” being displayed at Point Nepean National Park. The pods are seen as being suitable for overnight or short-stay acco...