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About: jamestaylor

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James’ first job in journalism was at the Bendigo Advertiser, where he held a number of roles, including reporter, sub-editor and arts and features writer. He has also worked for several publications at Fairfax, including the Knox Weekly, Casey Weekly and Pakenham Weekly, and in the UK with the Berkshire Media Group. Raised in Geelong, James has been back in his hometown since 2011 and now lives in Waurn Ponds. Outside of journalism, James divides his time between barracking for the Cats, chasing his two-year-old daughter around, and posting on Twitter (@notthatjt).

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March 5, 2024

Lorne benefits from hosting conferences

LORNE has enjoyed an economic boost of more than $2 million after hosting a series of prominent conferences during February. The Lorne Proteomics, Lorne Proteins,...

February 29, 2024

Shire promises more work on GOR pedestrian crossing

THE wait for a pedestrian crossing on the Great Ocean Road in Jan Juc goes on, with the Surf Coast Shire stating it is...

February 29, 2024

Shire has rethink about plans for Anglesea hub

THE Surf Coast Shire is having a rethink about its proposal to redevelop the McMillan Street precinct in Anglesea and is inviting applicants to...

February 22, 2024

Queens of the Stone Age do it again in Torquay

US hard rock legends Queens of the Stone Age turned up the volume in Torquay on Sunday night, closing out a big day of...

February 21, 2024

Grow a mullet for mental health

Black Dog Institute is calling on Australians to show they are all ears by growing a mullet and participating in Mullets for Mental Health. Growing...

February 20, 2024

Australian Orphanage Museum receives historic candle

GEELONG'S Australian Orphanage Museum has welcomed the mysterious donation of a nearly century-old item to its collection. The candle is covered in text and is...

February 20, 2024

Beware of bank impersonation scams, bank urges

BENDIGO and Adelaide Bank and its associated Community Bank branches are warning the community about bank impersonation scams, which saw more than $20 million...

February 19, 2024

30 years on, slip slop slap is still important

With the new school year under way, SunSmart and the Victorian government are reminding students and parents across Victoria of the importance of being...

February 19, 2024

Wait continues for Iona College school crossings

THE City of Greater Geelong says it is working as fast as it can to create a school crossing for students at Iona College,...

February 18, 2024

Nearly half of parents supplying secondary students with alcohol

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is concerned about new data revealing a concerning number of parents allowing their children to drink alcohol. The "Secondary...

February 16, 2024

“Right to disconnect” could hit small businesses hardest

THE new national "right to disconnect" laws recently passed by the Albanese Government could "inadvertently undermine" small businesses in particular, according to Geelong Chamber...

February 14, 2024

Next-day Amazon delivery launched in Geelong

THE Australian arm of global e-commerce company Amazon has extended its Prime Free One-Day Delivery service to Geelong and surrounds. The next-day service became available...

February 12, 2024

Commerce Torquay to hold first gathering of 2024

COMMERCE Torquay will continue its popular series of business networking events in the new year, with the first for 2024 to be held this...

February 12, 2024

Bulk billing rates on the rise

THE Albanese Government is touting the success of its changes to the bulk billing system, saying the data reflected rural and regional Victorians were...

February 11, 2024

Bells Beach is the best beach

BELLS Beach on the Surf Coast already has a worldwide reputation as an iconic surf break, but the beach's reputation has been cemented further...

February 9, 2024

HIA urges skilled worker reform to hit housing target

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) says the federal government will fall well short of its five-year target to build 1.2 million homes unless Australia's...

February 8, 2024

West Coast Wax Up fires at Possos

VICTORIA's best longboard surfers dazzled in perfect waves at Point Impossible Beach on Saturday for the West Coast Wax Up event. More than 60 competitors...

February 6, 2024

Prioritise your heart health during REDFEB

As well as encouraging people to wear red and donate, Heart Research Australia is raising awareness during REDFEB about how Australians can take control...

February 5, 2024

Help boost your child’s self-esteem, confidence into the new school year

As children across Australia return to school this week, experts at the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program are highlighting the important role self-esteem...

February 2, 2024

Shared equity fund hits $1.1b milestone

The Victorian government's Victorian Homebuyer Fund has reached a major milestone, providing $1.1 billion in shared equity contributions to help thousands of people achieve...

February 2, 2024

Riders score debut wins at Cadel’s race

THE Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race has claimed a record-breaking crowd of more than 140,000 at this year's edition, which saw two riders...

February 1, 2024

City reveals new Youth Council

A DOZEN young people passionate about making a difference in the community have been inducted into the 2024 City of Greater Geelong Youth Council. At...

January 31, 2024

Diverse music coming to Aireys festival

AIREYS Inlet Music Festival returns for 2024 with an exciting new line-up. The event, which will run from March 15 to 17, is set to...

January 29, 2024

Sunsmart steps up cancer prevention efforts

With UV levels now consistently at very high and extreme levels during summer, SunSmart Victoria is ramping up its "Don't Let Cancer In" skin...