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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning in the Geelong Advertiser.

Pokies swallow millions within days upon Geelong return

Geelong gamblers have welcomed the reopening of pokies venues by losing $4.23 million to the machines in a matter of days.

Woman’s bizarre claims after alleged $180k arson

A woman accused of an $180,000 arson at a Norlane social housing unit calmly walked from the property as it burned, a court has heard. But what she allegedly told police in an interview was truly bizarre.

Natalie Eliopoulos who allegedly caused $180,000 in damage after she lit her Norlane social housing unit on fire
media_cameraNatalie Eliopoulos who allegedly caused $180,000 in damage after she lit her Norlane social housing unit on fire

Return to office plans ‘under review’

Plans for up to 50 per cent of private sector employees to return to the office next week could be in jeopardy as the state government tries to curb Victoria’s latest coronavirus outbreak.

Locals’ cheeky sign livens up eyesore

Creative coastal residents have found a unique solution to an eyesore truck left dumped in wetlands for more than two months, by attaching a ‘Welcome to Ocean Grove’ sign to it.

An abandoned truck now has humorous sign attached "Welcome to Ocean Grove" Tidytown winner 2020..?" after hurtling into the State Game Reserve mangroves off Wallington Road. Picture: Alan Barber
media_cameraAn abandoned truck now has humorous sign attached “Welcome to Ocean Grove” Tidytown winner 2020..?” after hurtling into the State Game Reserve mangroves off Wallington Road. Picture: Alan Barber

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