Last Updated: November 22, 2014

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Country schools need fixing

THERE are 230 government schools in rural and regional Victoria with deteriorating school buildings.

Internet boost for country towns

Internet boost for country towns

FIFTY country towns will get 4G mobile internet for the first time as Telstra rolls out a technology.

Summer's going to be a scorcher

Sunset

NOVEMBER has been a scorcher to date, with way above average temperatures across virtually the whole of Australia.

Man dies in gyrocopter crash

 02/11/2009 NEWS: Gyro. Pilot Gary Herne in his latest toy. A Gyrocopter. Picture: Supplied

ONE man has died after a home-made gyrocopter crashed about 30km west of Gatton this afternoon.

Expo to take over GP track

Expo to take over GP track

PHILLIP Island’s Grand Prix circuit will host a different kind of machine usual this weekend.

Crackdown on mining protesters

Crackdown on illegal mining protesters

ILLEGAL protesters who break into mining sites and cause havoc will have “the book thrown at them”, Premier Mike Baird said.

‘Have a proper fire plan’

‘Have a proper fire plan’

IT’S not enough to just plan to leave when a bushfire approaches, says one Black Saturday survivor.

El Nino around the corner

THE El Nino has almost arrived.

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Bushfire threat worsens

Bushfire threat worsens

HEAT and drought have drastically worsened the risk of bushfires across southeastern Australia, experts warn.

Bruny bid to beat feline menace

Feral cat at RSPCA

BRUNY Island residents, sheep farmers and the Kingborough Council are on a mission to control the island’s feral cat population.

Gippsland’s Bishop Coffey dies

 n52bl800 Bishop Christopher Prowse ( L) successor to Bishop Jeremiah Coffey in the Diocese of Sale

GIPPSLAND has lost its second major religious leader in less than six months.

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  1. How can we stop another tragic drug death?

    How can we stop another tragic drug death?

    SHE was clever, gorgeous and funny. Last weekend she took a pill at a festival, and by day’s end she was dead. How could we have saved Georgina Bartter?

  2. Incredible photos of Melbourne by air

    Incredible photos of Melbourne by air

    PICTURE SPECIAL: MELBOURNE, you’ve come a long way, as these historic aerial images show. We’ve found amazing photographs in our archives that capture a changing city.

  3. Councils rake in $200m in parking fines

    Councils rake in $200m in parking fines

    MOTORISTS have been slugged more than $200 million in parking fees and fines over the past year as Melbourne’s councils struggle with worsening congestion.

  4. Should you ban your kids from Instagram?

    Should you ban your kids from Instagram?

    MORE than 90 per cent of Aussies aged 12-17 regularly use social media. But could a ban on Instagram and Facebook by well-meaning parents do more harm than good?

  5. Never too old for conversion

    Never too old for conversion

    MELBURNIANS love a good warehouse conversion, but industrial buildings aren’t the only ones getting a residential makeover.

  6. Melbourne’s 10 best burgers revealed

    TASTE BEST BURGERS

    YOUR SAY: ONE thing we can all agree on is that Melbourne is mad for burgers. We’ve fallen under the spell of meat in a bun, from fine-dining joints to travelling trucks.

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  1. Jetstar cuts carry-on baggage limits

    Jetstar Baggage

    BUDGET airline Jetstar is giving passengers two choices with its new baggage policies: pack a thin suitcase or a fat wallet.

  2. Why Bali is every parent’s nightmare

    Bali Schoolies day 1

    SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Welcome to every parent’s worst nightmare: hawkers peddling drugs on the street, methanol-laced cocktails sold in laneways, and teenagers drinking themselves into oblivion. The Saturday Telegraph does not suggest anyone pictured in this article takes drugs or is involved in any untoward activity.

  3. Coward punch accused has ‘lengthy criminal history’

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    THE cowardly low-life who police allege committed the brutal assault and robbery on an 86-year-old man in a Sydney car park is on two good behaviour bonds for violent offences.

  4. Teflon Mike: Why NSW voters love Baird despite scandals

    Mike Baird

    MIKE Baird is rapidly becoming the Mr Untouchable of Australian politics. He has deftly dodged the fallout from the ICAC scandals and has an iron grip on the state’s top job months from the election.

  5. Travel agent for terrorists faces recruitment charge

    Hamdi Alqudsi

    MUSLIM extremist Hamdi Alqudsi will face court on charges of recruiting Australian terrorists for the conflict in the Middle East.

  6. Exclusive: Incest clan’s family album

    Colt incest family

    EXCLUSIVE: They are photos which could have been taken of any happy family down on the farm. The difference is these innocent youngsters’ faces have had to be pixelated to protect their identities because the incest crimes against them are so horrific.

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  1. Knock knock! Who’s there? Ssssssssurprise

    Knock knock! Who’s there? Ssssssssurprise

    IMAGINE opening your front door and being confronted by this big fella? That’s what happened to a southeast Queensland homeowner.

  2. ‘He was the brightest, funniest kid - and it hurts’

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    THE heart-broken parents of a nine-year-old boy who died a day after he was discharged from a Brisbane hospital have urged other parents to “stand up and fight” for their kids.

  3. Newman’s next frontier in poll battle

    newman speech

    ON THE heels of a mixed opinion poll, Premier Campbell Newman will make his pitch to an key election battleground this weekend.

  4. Judge rules on intersex boy’s future

    26/11/2005 PIRATE: Sexual assault child victim 11-years-old contacted by their attacker from prison due to a Loophole in law ...

    HE WAS born with both male and female sex organs. Now the Family Court has ruled on how 15-year-old “Dylan” can move forward.

  5. Is it time to put down Clive’s PUP?

    Clive Palmer at Parliament

    CLIVE Palmer and his PUP are on their way to being euthanased at the next federal election as voters who parachuted them into office turn away in droves.

  6. Scorcher set to burn down record

    HOT ROMA

    YES, it’s another hot weekend - so hot, in fact, that one Queensland town is set to break a 54-year temperature record.

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  1. The heroes who saved me from freeway carnage

     20.11.2014. South-Eastern Freeway crash survivor Louise Compton with the two paramedics - Justine and David who attended the...

    WHEN paramedics David and Justine arrived at the bottom of the South-Eastern Freeway to a scene of chaos, they immediately knew the gravity of the situation.

  2. Fury over expert putting lavish expense tabs on us

    Goran roos innovation expert in geelong

    AN economic expert who said the State Government was wasting money by supporting jobs at Holden is regularly billing the taxpayer for expensive meals and wines worth up to $124 a bottle.

  3. Costco under fire over fuel refund rules

    COSTCO MEDIA TOUR

    IT has been open for just five weeks, but the budget fuel of US retail giant Costco was last night facing mounting complaints about its payment systems.

  4. Killer last man to be hanged in SA

     SA murderer Graham Paul Fraser, alias Glen Sabre Valance, who was the last man to be hanged at Adelaide Gaol on 24 November ...

    THE mournful wailing of a siren from the old Adelaide Gaol signalled the final breath of the last person executed by the state of South Australia.

  5. Teen gun runner ‘supplied 33 weapons to the underworld’

    Teen gun runner ‘supplied 33 weapons to the underworld’

    EXCLUSIVE: A teenage boy sold his father’s 33-gun arsenal to his drug dealer for cannabis and cash, and the weapons have since vanished into Adelaide’s underworld, a court has heard.

  6. Biskit’s owner over moon at reunion

    Biskit’s owner over moon at reunion

    A POORAKA man whose dog was stolen in a violent home invasion says he is over the moon that his best mate has been found safe and well.

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  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.

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  1. Inner city living a real hoot

    Masked Owl

    IF you thought Hobart’s CBD was the exclusive domain of humans, you thought wrong.

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  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.

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  1. Blue chip bowls site sells for $2.4m

     The Geelong West and Drumcondra Bowls Clubs have grand plans for a $10million super bowls centre in North Geelong. Don Knowl...

    THE Drumcondra Bowls Club has been sold to a Geelong businessman, based in Hong Kong, for $2.4 million.

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  1. Anzac Day on the Gold Coast

     The general public join returned servicemen to honour those lost during battle at the Remembrance Day ceremony held at ANZAC...

    IT’S almost Anzac Day and for those of you wanting to show your respects we have a full list of services from one end of the Coast to the other.

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  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.

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  1. Ping pong is off the table

    Cabinet

    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.

ABC ‘won’t walk away’

APAL energy-saving orchard walks, Ardmona

UPDATE: ABC boss Mark Scott says he’s “not going to walk away” from emergency broadcasting.

East clubs discuss options

Warburton goal posts

ELLINBANK and District League’s east division clubs are examining their options after a board of management meeting.

Almond giant posts $29m profit

Select Harvests managing director Paul Thompson at the company's Thomastown plant. with almonds.

AUSTRALIAN almond giant Select Harvests has posted a net profit of $29 million for 2013-14.

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Cotton on to Morgan

Cotton on to Morgan

AN OCEAN Grove illustrator has sewn up a deal with a global clothing brand.

Grow it and they will come

FARM Green Olive at Red Hill

GREG and Sue O’Donoghue started a farm with olives, then added grapes, sheep, chooks, vegies and herbs. Then they opened their gate to visitors.