Appeals should concern community

THE substantial and unusual increase in the number of appeals against City of Greater Bendigo planning decisions must be of grave concern to our community.
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Unfortunately, the reasons put forward by David Krumins as executive manager of planning and development only present part of the picture.

In the case of


SCUFFLE: A recent violent scene outside a late-night venue in Bendigo is captured on film.tagbody1 ROMAN IONIC BODY - BREAK TO X-HEADDRUNKEN behaviour and vandalism in Bendigo's central business district are taking a toll on inner-city residents and placing unnecessary strain on emergency services.
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Several residents yesterday contacted The

Too chubby for the heist

A criminal gang, of which 54-year-old Giovanni Sollami was the largest member, had drilled the hole in the wall of the bank in the north-western port city of Genoa.
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Once his two accomplices had slipped through, Sollami found the hole was too narrow for him.

Keen to take part in

Bowlers enjoy carnival

HAVING A BALL: Margaret Hall of Montmorency wills her bowl across during yesterday's pairs in the Country Carnival event hosted by Eaglehawk Bowling Club.STATE president of the Victoria Ladies Bowling Association, Margaret Radford yesterday praised the quality of the greens and facilities during a tour of several Bendigo and district clubs.
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RSPCA blast at bounties

Since the fox bounty was introduced six weeks ago, an estimated 25,000 foxes have been shot.
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RSPCA national president Hugh Wirth said the proposal for a feral cat bounty was a thinly-veiled attempt to increase the amount of sanctioned hunting.

Dr Wirth said the idea was unworkable and could lead

`Sgt Sleaze’ faces charges

Tasmania Police lawyer Mark Miller told the full bench of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission the alleged incident happened on July 27 at an unspecified home.
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This date is a month to the day after the commission ruled Mr Gunston had been unfairly sacked by Tasmania police, in a history-making

Real problems need real solutions

IT HAS come to light recently of a curfew to be imposed on Bendigo's nightlife patrons, although Bendigo club/pub goers have known this for quite some time.
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Police are now throwing generic, pointless reports of vomit clean ups, etc., to scare the general public into thinking this curfew will