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Adelaide physio banned from treating women after allegations of inappropriate behaviour

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An Adelaide physiotherapist accused of inappropriate behaviour will be banned from treating women, after his appeal against the decision was dismissed.

The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) had taken the action earlier this year after female patients made complaints about physiotherapist Ashley Smith’s treatment as his practice in Prospect.

The tribunal implemented a ban, but Mr Smith tried to…



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Police Citizen of the Year Announced

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Port MacDonnell resident Grant Fensom has been named as the Lions Club of the City of Adelaide and South Australia Police 2020 Citizen of the Year.

Mr Fensom was nominated following his valuable contribution in the arrest of an armed holdup offender. Mr Fensom’s nomination was submitted by Superintendent Phil Hoff, Officer in Charge, Limestone Coast LSA.

On 22 August 2019, an offender entered the Port MacDonnell pharmacy wearing a facemask and armed with a knife. He threatened the pharmacist, threw a printer at his head and escaped with a quantity of drugs and cash. Thankfully the pharmacist was not badly injured and called for assistance.

A nearby Mr Fensom quickly established what had happened and observed the offender flee the…



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Alleged freight train stowaway caught in Adelaide in breach of coronavirus restrictions

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A man accused of stowing away on a freight train has been arrested in Adelaide, after allegedly crossing into SA from Victoria in breach of travel restrictions.

A rail supervisor found the 41-year-old, and called police, after the train arrived in Adelaide early this morning.

Police said the man boarded the train in the Victorian town of Dimboola, before it departed for Adelaide last night.

They did not say if the man was from the Wimmera town or from elsewhere within Victoria.

Police said the man had earlier submitted a cross border travel…



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Zoos SA celebrates Nolean’s first birthday with lucerne cake and pellets

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Keepers and visitors have celebrated the first birthday of Nolean, Adelaide Zoo’s beautiful giraffe calf.

“Zoos SA’s BEEZA group created some fabulous enrichment and decorations to mark the day which Nolean has really enjoyed. There are cardboard cutouts of animals, a big banner, and she has enjoyed tasty enrichment throughout the day,” said keeper Kat Moore.

“Nolean had a special birthday iceblock and a birthday box filled with lucerne and giraffe pellets. She has been thoroughly spoiled and quite rightly so as she is an amazing giraffe.

When asked to describe Nolean, Kat said: “She is very bonded to her keepers and we feel the same. Nolean is playful, cheeky, and very curious – much like your typical…



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