Westpac withdrawal from Somerville

WESTPAC Bank is closing its Centro Somerville branch on Friday 18 March. A spokeswoman said the seven-year-old branch was “amalgamating” with the branch at 70 High St, Hastings. She said three of the...

Storm-battered hall reopens

SOMERVILLE hall is again open almost one year since being severely damaged in a storm. The reopening of the Mechanic Institute hall earlier this month also marked 125 years since a hall was first bui...

Blues look wobbly after losses

SUB-DISTRICT THE MPCA Sub District ladder was put to rest last night after Frankston YCW staged a wonderful outright victory against Skye to lock in a place in the top four. Even more impressive was ...

Braves limping to the finals

DISTRICT BADEN Powell is in a world of pain in MPCA District cricket after losing its third match in a row on Saturday. After dominating the early part of the season, where they failed to lose a game...

Four is set in Provincial

PROVINCIAL THE top four is set in MPCA Provincial cricket after Baxter pulled off a superb outright victory against Moorooduc on Saturday. With just one round remaining in the home and away season, a...

A taste of the exotic

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Each year Frankston is taken by storm as the city is immersed in the stories, music, sport, dance, food, film and arts of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cultures. The ...

Somerville train hits buggy driver

A very serious accident happened to a young man named Robert Potts, on Saturday morning at the level crossing at the Somerville railway station. It seems that he was driving a cart from the town ship...

Relaxed racing has arrived

RELAXED racing has arrived on the peninsula and the 2016 Mornington BMW Cup is simply drooling with great dining packages. The peninsula’s premier race day features exciting additions to the Morningt...

Liberals: Sky rail ‘must be dropped’

ANY plan to build elevated rail along the Frankston line should be dumped in favour of ‘underground’ rail according to the state opposition. Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy told The News he wou...