Last Updated: October 31, 2014

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Future unclear for fox bounty action

UNCERTAINTY surrounds the future of Victoria’s fox bounty program.

Firies battle Torquay grass fire

Generic geelong photos

FIREFIGHTERS battled a grass fire which burned more than one hectare of a Torquay paddock.

Body-in-boot dump ‘planned carefully’

Diggers Rest Crime Scene

UPDATE: DETECTIVES say the body found in the boot of a burnt-out car in remote outer Melbourne is that of a man weighing more than 100kg.

The Adelaide market ghost


IS the Adelaide Central Market haunted? Well, check out this never-before-seen security footage and decide for yourself.

Emerald Grain to face court

Landscape near Colbinabbin. Wheat crop.

EMERALD Grain looks set to be taken to court over poor performance of its 2011-12 wheat pools.

Aussie drops make Top 100 Wines

 Wine Bottles, Penfold, Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, Bin 311 Chardonnay, Bin 138 Shiraz Genache Mourvedre and Bin Cabernet Sauvigno...

A DOZEN Australian-made drops made it onto James Suckling’s esteemed list of Top 100 Wines of 2014.

Total fire bans in South Australia

Total fire bans in South Australia

TOTAL fire bans have been declared in seven South Australian districts.

Call to the farm for young people

BRIAGOLONG farmer Barry Noble says agriculture is a viable career for young people.

Mallee music launch

Mallee music launch

MELBOURNE musician Jeff Tynan is launching his debut record at Ouyen on Monday.

Kangaroo tells shark to hop it

Kangaroo and shark on the beach at Cape Hillsborough

OUT for an early hop, this cheeky kangaroo found an aquatic neighbour caught like a fish out of water.

Gippsland fails to attract farmers

Cowboy Zac Jackson from Tullarook with his campdrafting Quarter Horse stallion named Dennys Acres

JUST 13 of Gippsland’s 2613 secondary school graduates from last year are pursuing a career in agriculture.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Did funky Pup break spirit of cricket?

    Did funky Pup break spirit of cricket?

    THE LOOP: MICHAEL Clarke stands by his outlandish captaincy against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi that attracted criticism from legendary predecessor Allan Border.

  2. Melbourne’s creepiest ghost stories

    Melbourne’s creepiest ghost stories

    FROM a harrowed fisherman at Flinders St Station to a shrieking street worker near Young & Jackson, these are Melbourne’s spooky ghost tales. SEE THE GHOST MAP

  3. Design Hub proves a disc danger

    RMIT Design Hub

    TWO of the 16,000 rotating glass discs on RMIT’s landmark Design Hub in Carlton have plunged to the pavement, forcing the university to cordon off the area over fears for pedestrian safety.

  4. 10 ways to fix the Docklands

     n40meharbour harbourtown. HARBOURTOWN shopping precinct at the Docklands Melbourne. Generic pics for story about low patrona...

    NEARLY 15 years after the Docklands precinct began postcode 3008 still divides our city. Here’s 10 ideas to make it more popular.

  5. 12 shocking political sex scandals

     Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, involved in sex scandal with USA president Bill Clinton, leaving federal court af...

    THEY were affairs that shocked the public. Scandals that made us see our lawmakers in a different light. Here are 12 sex scandals that rocked politics.

  6. Can we find Melbourne’s cutest pet?


    JASPER, the pretty pooch who stole out hearts in the previous ‘Melbourne’s Next Top Pet’ competition, has been shown the doggie door after barely six months as our Your Pets page ambassador.

Top Ten Stories

  1. ‘When I break the law you can detain me.’

    ‘When I break the law you can detain me.’

    Raffael Galardi was walking through a shopping centre carpark when police asked him to take a random breath test. He turned his phone on, started filming, and things got weird.

  2. Kangaroo tells shark to hop it

    Kangaroo and shark on the beach at Cape Hillsborough

    OUT for an early hop, this cheeky kangaroo found an aquatic neighbour caught like a fish out of water — and he knew something didn’t smell right.

  3. Creepy island of forgotten horrors

     Copy pic of Peat Island on the Hawkesbury River in the 1950s. Peat Island opened as a hospital for the insane in 1911 and it...

    A DARK and deeply saddening history looms over a picturesque Edwardian-era eight-hectare island riddled with death and despair about 50 kilometres north of Sydney.

  4. Bad Inspector: home jail for drug-binge cop

    druggie cop

    A DISGRACED police inspector will be under home detention and must wear an electronic bracelet for at least nine months for lying to an internal investigation about a drug-fuelled boys’ weekend with high-ranking officers.

  5. Slugged for Waverley’s bike path

    Bad Traffic Congestion

    CLOVER Moore is peddling her bike-loving influence to the east with taxpayers being slugged $200,000 for designs for another council’s $5 million cycleway.

  6. Sydney man fined, banned from owning a pet

    Sydney man fined, banned from owning a pet

    A 19-YEAR-OLD Sydney man has been fined nearly $2000 and banned from owning a pet for two years after pleading guilty to animal cruelty against his pet mastiff crossbreed dog.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Parking ticket so unfair, says mum


    THIS mum couldn’t find a parking spot to drop her son at kindy. She says when she did stop to ask a parking inspector for help, she was ticketed. Now she wants justice.

  2. Sex videos that got this woman charged


    IT BEGAN as a drug investigation, but when police checked this woman’s mobile phone they allegedly found more than they bargained for. There are sex videos, and then there’s this.

  3. Hospital staff’s fury comes to a head

     BSM 9.4.2010 exterior of RBWH, Bowen Hills. Pic Jono Searle

    ANGRY staff at the state’s biggest hospital are holding crisis talks with Queensland Health’s director-general to voice concerns about the actions of their health board. COMMENTS 200+

  4. Sailor lured girls to boat, raped them

     News Bcm.17.9.07 XXX NOT TO BE USED UNTIL CASE DECIDED.John Collins Yachtie Accuced of Trying to Rape Nannies on his Boat, E...

    SEX predator who lured a young woman on to his yacht with the promise of a job had raped three other women in similar circumstances before her.

  5. Newman’s not buying longer shop hours


    UPDATE: SOUTHEAST Queenslanders will be able to shop later under a radical plan to let retailers trade longer hours, but the Premier’s not buying it.

  6. Sports legend backed Foster scheme

    Sports legend backed Foster scheme

    AN AUSTRALIAN sports legend unwittingly endorsed an online venture of conman Peter Foster, which now appears to be a Ponzi scheme.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Is that a ghost in the city market?


    IS the Adelaide Central Market haunted? Well, check out this never-before-seen security footage and decide for yourself.

  2. ‘$13 fares from Adelaide — but they won’t crash our site’

    ‘$13 fares from Adelaide — but they won’t crash our site’

    TIGERAIR will sell $13 fares for four hours tonight — including the routes Adelaide-Sydney and Adelaide-Melbourne. And after Jetstar’s online meltdown this week, Tiger insists its website is built to handle the sale.

  3. Teen crush ‘led to group sex’


    A WOMAN says her “massive” teenage crush on “dream boyfriend” Father John Fleming led to her taking on the role of servicing his sexual needs, thinking she was special to him.

  4. Firefighters gain control of bushfire

    Nantawarra fire

    A FIRE that raced across stubble on the plains north of Adelaide and left one man fighting for his life is a sobering warning of the risks this season, the CFS says.

  5. Former SA Health workers face hundreds of charges

    Racist scam

    HUNDREDS of new charges will be laid against two SA Health workers accused of faking death threats to obtain taxpayer-funded hotel stays, a court has heard.

  6. Father of brutally murdered man reveals heartbreak

    Hall murder

    A MURDERED man’s father was “overwhelmed with pain” upon seeing his lifeless, partially scalped, stabbed and brutally beaten son’s body, a court has heard.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Long-range camera to catch drivers unaware

    Long-range camera to catch drivers unaware

    UPDATE: MOTORISTS beware – tough new traffic penalties are about to come into force and a 700m long-range camera will be used over this long weekend.

  2. ‘Historic’ stairs find halts quay work

    Elizabeth Quay / Development

    WORK on part of Perth’s waterfront project has stopped today after the discovery of possible historical stairs.

  3. $250m land sales to tackle state debt

    Perth Now Generic . Pic Ian Munro . Princess Margaret Hospital .

    SOME 20 sites, including five hospitals, will be sold by the Barnett Government to help pay off some of the state’s $21 billion debt.

  4. Innocent WA children victims of ‘terrorist’ act

    Coffee with Colin

    INNOCENT WA Muslim children are copping taunts over this week’s terrorist act in Melbourne and the illegal activities of IS extremists, Premier Colin Barnett said today.

  5. Gammy scandal: WA twin sister taken to China

    Gammy scandal: WA twin sister taken to China

    THE twin sister of baby Gammy has left WA with her Chinese mother, interrupting a child protection investigation into her convicted paedophile father.

  6. Kewdale worker crushed by beam dies

    MUST CREDIT: MICK SONNEMAN... *** HI-RES *** PERTH NOW Shark Attack. Pictures of the 55yo man who was attacked arriving at th...

    A MAN who was crushed by a falling steel beam at a Kewdale factory this morning has died.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Neighbours go to war over trees


    WARS between neighbours over problem trees and hedges are rife in Tasmania, with some disputes lasting years.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Silty mess 'not a worry'

    Silt from Inpex dredging

    SILT plumes seen trailing in Darwin's large tides from the Inpex jetty construction site pose little risk to the marine environment - that's the assurance from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

  2. Territorians ‘stay vigilant of terror’

    Giles Pressa

    TERRITORIANS have been reminded to remain vigilant by the NT Government as the National Terrorism Public Alert level has been raised from medium to high.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Williams lands fifth Geelong Cup

    Geelong Cup

    CRAIG Williams now boasts a handful of Geelong Cups after guiding Caravan Rolls On to victory in the $300,000 Group 3 race.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Texting bully ‘found the perfect victim’


    SHE thought he was the perfect man; older and bursting with promises, but just 38 days and 1439 abusive text messages after moving in together Breeana Robinson was dead.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Jo’s final hours revealed

    Jo’s final hours revealed

    LAST Friday night began like any other for Jo La Spina but it ended in her death at what’s believed to be the hands of a mystery killer.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Ping pong is off the table


    THE State Government has ruled out buying a ping pong table to soothe the nerve of kiddie criminals locked up at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre.

Ouyen’s grim death toll

 West Wimmera Harvest. Unloading wheat at the Laharum Grain Storage site. The wheat is travelling up into silo

UPDATE: The Mallee community has been shattered by the accidental death of another young farmer.

Review into country cricket

Supplied Editorial FW: picture

UPDATE: COUNTRY cricket in Victoria is about to go under the microscope.

Auctions take direct hit

Corowa sheep sale

LAMB pricing appears to have shifted in favour of direct selling this spring.

John Deere 1025R a little ripper

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

SIMPLICITY and versatility are the main selling points for John Deere’s 1 Series sub-compact utility tractors.

Humour is a blowtorch

Country Living: Sculptor and jeweller Russell Petherbridge

RUSSELL Petherbridge successfully crosses the gulf between sport and art.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.