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A motorcyclist died after allegedly fleeing police last week. Police intercepted a motorcycle on Kings Road, Kings Park shortly before 11am last Thursday, but as they approached the bike on foot it sped off in a southerly direction. Police did not pursue the motorcycle. They later found the bike and rider near the intersection of McLeod Road. It is believed the male rider lost control of the motorcycle and struck a pole.

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Centre with a difference Sydenham has a new childcare centre. Kids Kingdom Learning opened its doors last month and staff are excited about what the future holds. Early childhood consultant Katrina Kutschker said that while the centre is still young, it’s already developing its own identity. “We opened about four weeks ago and it really is a beautiful centre, newly refurbished. “We went on our first field trip the other day to Scienceworks, which is something we’ll look to do a lot more going forward.” She said management had established a unique plan to cater for the entire family.

“We’re one of the few centres in the area to offer a bus service to drop off and pick up the children because we know most people using our service are incredibly busy,” she said. “We also do this thing called date night where we babysit kids so parents can go out and enjoy a nice work/life balance.” The centre already has a solid client base, however Ms Kutschker said there’s room for more. “If anyone is interested they can give us a call or check us out online and we can organise a free tour.” Details: 8382 2452

More over 50s downsizing to a bigger, vibrant, social & independent life. If the family home has become a pain to maintain, you may be considering moving to something more manageable. Thanks to a new luxury development coming soon to Deanside, there are affordable opportunities available for you to downsize. Lifestyle Plumpton will offer new opportunities for fun and friendship in a secure community of working, semiretired and retired people over 50. Lifestyle Brookfield homeowners, Steve and Jenny Turner rejoice in their successful lifestyle change by encouraging others to do the same with a familiar refrain of “just do it!”. The downsizing trend among Melbourne’s over-50s is about very practical lifestyle changes, with many opting for convenience and the Turners have really celebrated numerous lifestyle benefits of making the move.

“It’s really improved my health because I’m more active, have made a lot of new friends and in selling up our old family home, now have some money in the bank to enjoy some holidays”. Lifestyle Plumpton will offer the perfect balance of serenity and a busy, active life. Enjoy leisurely strolls around the beauty of nearby parks and wineries, while being free to enjoy all the facilities the private Clubhouse has to offer. With public transport nearby, Watergardens Town Centre and local amenities are only a few minutes away.

Construction of Lifestyle Plumpton will commence in early 2020, with sales launching in October.

Come along to the Lifestyle Plumpton sales launch event on Thursday 10 October Call 1300 50 55 60 or visit www.lifestyleplumpton.com.au 6 BRIMBANK & NORTH WEST STAR WEEKLY \ SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

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A 21-year-old man was shot in the face during a home invasion in Taylors Lakes. Police allege three offenders attended a property at Robertsons Road about 11.50pm on September 15 and were confronted by the homeowners. The trio demanded the family’s car keys and discharged a firearm towards two of the homeowners as they left. One of the men sustained a minor injury.

Safety month

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