Anne Simmons

Journalist at Latrobe Valley Express

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Turning back time in Morwell

Turning back time in Morwell

Morwell Historical Society member Kellie Bertrand had particular requests from her grandmother Joyce Cleary before she died in late-2016.  

Personal experiences make history

Personal experiences make history

The thoughts in someone's head while walking into a battle and expecting violence are not the kind of things which usually make the official historical records.  

Tales of true crime horrors stun author

Tales of true crime horrors stun author

Melbourne writer and broadcaster Paul Verhoeven could not have been further from the car chases, gore and "staggering corruption" seen through the eyes of a patrol officer in Sydney's northern beaches in the 1980s when he sat down to write his first book.  

NDIS is best outcome

NDIS is best outcome

A National Disability Insurance Scheme plan has not only helped a Yarragon man live a busy life again, but has likewise lifted pressure and guilt from his mother who was previously primary carer for the man and his father.  

Games leave youngsters smiling

Games leave youngsters smiling

The fact the Friendship Games is an annual event which only keeps getting bigger is a well of emotion to its founder Jos Adrichem.  

Students’ mine fire suffering

Students’ mine fire suffering

New Hazelwood Health Study research stresses the need for schools to keep in mind a back-up teaching site in the event of a major disaster, following reports of increased student and staff anxiety at a Latrobe Valley specialist school which relocated during the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire.  

Hazelwood on the big screen

Hazelwood on the big screen

The Chinese-Australian co-production The Whistleblower partly shot at Hazelwood Power Station will not only immortalise the iconic structure likely awaiting demolition on the silver screen, but also has delivered funds to two local charitable organisations.  

Sisters encourage early cancer checks

Sisters encourage early cancer checks

Two sisters who inherited a genetic mutation which significantly increases their risk of breast and ovarian cancers are urging people to get checked early.  

Rubbish dump anger

Rubbish dump anger

Skip-loads of "feral" household waste abandoned around the plantations near Churchill has led a local resident to investigate why dumped rubbish is left to rust for years on end.  

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