Matt Cartwright rides first career winner

HORSE RACING   MORNINGTON-based apprentice jockey, Matthew Cartwright, rode his first winner in just his third career race at Swan Hill on Tuesday 29 October. Hopping aboard the Dean Krongold-tr...

Mitchell eyes Russian opponent

BLAIRGOWRIE boxer Jayde Mitchell will headline the recently launched National Boxing Series in its Melbourne debut at the State Basketball Centre, Wantirna, Saturday 23 November. Promoter Lynden Hosk...

Frankston football premiers entertained

ON Tuesday evening Mrs Parker, wife of Mr E. J. Parker, president of the Frankston Football Club, tendered a complimentary dinner to the premiers of the recent competition, at the Bay View Hotel. The...

Service to honour slain officer

A SERVICE to honour the memory of Constable Angela Taylor, pictured, will be held at Mornington police station this week. A plaque dedicated to Constable Taylor will be mounted beside an Angela Taylo...

Students turn back time in murder hunt

THE brutal – but as yet unsolved – murder of a girl at Mt Martha 66 years ago drew a team of Swinburne Online forensics-criminology students to the peninsula last week in a search of clues as to her ...

Vandals trash shelters

THE all-too frequent vandalising of bus shelters along the 788 bus route from Frankston to Portsea has so irked Lindy Clarke that she called The News to complain. “They are always getting smashed,” s...

‘Lifeline’ for Mt Martha North beach

A WELCOME about-face by the state government has thrown a lifeline to the Mt Martha North beach renourishment project. Beachgoers and members of the Mount Martha North Beach Group were jubilant last ...

Liquor thief wanted

A MAN, pictured, alleged to have stolen four, six and 10 packs of spirits valued at $260 from peninsula liquor outlets “on multiple occasions” has a taste for bourbon and rum. The raids occurred on 3...

‘Quiet’ holiday just the tonic

SOUTHERN Metro Division 4 had a “fairly quiet” Melbourne Cup weekend, according to Somerville Highway Patrol Sergeant David Collins. “There was no road trauma over the five-day period, which is a ver...