Anne Simmons

Journalist at Latrobe Valley Express

Latest Stories

Laughter club in Traralgon

Laughter club in Traralgon

An alternate healer is in town from Melbourne's south-western suburbs and wants those who need a little extra laughter in their life to get in touch.  

Feasts of Madrigals

Feasts of Madrigals

While the walls of Yallourn High School are no longer standing, the legacy of one of its teachers, Val Pyers lives on in the Latrobe Valley.

Students prepare for loan changes

Students prepare for loan changes

University graduates on a salary of $45,000 will begin repaying their student debt from Sunday, and students at Federation University's Churchill campus have responded with concerns for when they enter the workforce.  

Ready to mark Eid in Moe

Ready to mark Eid in Moe

Last year's family festival organised by the United Muslim Sisters of the Latrobe Valley started some conversations about religion and cultural diversity but the community still wanted to know more, according to the group's president Arfa Khan.  

Punk’s home show

Punk’s home show

Eating baked beans for dinner in the back of the tour van is a desirable future prospect for the front man of Latrobe Valley pop punk outfit The Spitting Swallows.  

Funding beneficial play time for all at Mirboo North

Funding beneficial play time for all at Mirboo North

Mirboo North Kindergarten will be able to address increased enrolments of children with sensory processing disorders and other specific needs with new funding for special equipment.  

Morwell chosen for justice support

Morwell chosen for justice support

Morwell's Latrobe Community Health Service is one of several providers across the state which will deliver a new program supporting the mental health of people in the justice system from October.  

Infusing art with Persian-influence

Infusing art with Persian-influence

Iranian-born artist Abbas Mehran's back shed looks out to his yard where a vegetable garden starts to take shape and some red chillies are having a second go at sun-drying after some unsuspected rain.  

Lisa finds her place in SES

Lisa finds her place in SES

Victoria State Emergency Service Moe unit deputy controller for training Lisa May was climbing up a ladder in an internal training course, strapped in a harness and connected to anchor points, carrying with her a "ridiculous" fear of heights.  

Sharing caring experiences

Sharing caring experiences

Long-term foster carer from Pakenham, Karen McIntosh said many people did not realise the different types of care people could offer.  

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