Anne Simmons

Journalist at Latrobe Valley Express

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Heartfelt thanks for Children’s Hospital

Heartfelt thanks for Children’s Hospital

Ten years ago, doctors told Toongabbie mother Brooke Harbour, 20 weeks pregnant, there may have been something wrong with her unborn son's heart.  

Strategic plan launched on Harmony Day

Strategic plan launched on Harmony Day

Amongst homemade food, a drum circle and friendly conversation, speakers at Latrobe Community Health Service's Harmony Day morning tea in Morwell launched a new strategic plan to address issues in Gippsland's multicultural communities.  

Moss chisels new album

Moss chisels new album

Legendary Australian guitarist and Cold Chisel member Ian Moss' latest album is his first ever self-titled record and he admits it's his most personal yet.  

Bogan Shakespeare to educate

Bogan Shakespeare to educate

A local theatre company has placed a skull in one hand and a 30-can block of tinnies in the other and called it Bogan Shakespeare.  

Funds delivered for rail line upgrade

Funds delivered for rail line upgrade

Commuters can expect improvements to V/Line's train services following the federal government's announcement last week it has delivered the funds for long-awaited upgrades to the strained Gippsland line.  

Traralgon pioneer honoured

Traralgon pioneer honoured

An important figure in Traralgon's history, Evelyn Maude West was one of 20 people recognised in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for her significance in the town's development and dedication to the community.  

Churchill icons to shave at festival

Churchill icons to shave at festival

Churchill Neighbourhood Centre is throwing the community a family fun day with low-cost and free activities on Saturday, March 17, with a horse and cart ride linking a festival and market spread across the town.  

Fish are still biting at Hazelwood

Fish are still biting at Hazelwood

Reeling in a half-metre-long barramundi from the Hazelwood pondage has quashed any scepticism a Yinnar resident has had about the presence of the fish in the waters.  

Hospital plans growth

Hospital plans growth

Latrobe Regional Hospital submitted a business case to Treasury late last year for a third stage in its redevelopment to help align its capabilities with major regional hospitals at Bendigo and Ballarat.  

Delicious dumplings dazzle Friendship Group

Delicious dumplings dazzle Friendship Group

Traralgon resident Ada Murfett remembers Chinese New Year in Hong Kong as a different kind of holiday when she was a child, before everyone was too busy to allow the celebrations to stretch over about five nights at different family homes.  

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