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Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Facebook to face ACCC in court

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched Federal court action against Facebook and it's subsidiaries. It is the belief that breaches in the...

VIDEO – Work starts on $116m project to give farmers recycled suburban water

Work has begun on a $116 million project to bring a large supply of year-round recycled water to dryland farmers in the Parwan-Balliang rain...

Rollover on Lerderderg Gorge Rd

Two people have been taken to hospital after a rollover on a notorious Darley bend near the corner of Lerderderg Gorge and Camerons roads. The...

Darley truck driver to stand trial over fatal Parwan crash

Witnesses to a fatal Parwan truck accident have told the Ballarat Magistrates Court they saw a trailer roll, but did not realise there had...

Truck collides with car at Parwan

A truck has ended up on its side, after a collision with a car on Ballan Rd, Parwan. The accident was reported at 9.45am (Tuiesday)...

PHOTOS – Watch & Act issued for Mt Cottrell grass fire

Residents in Eynesbury and Melton South can breathe a sigh of relief after a grass fire that prompted and evacuation warning message has been...

Grassfire threatens Mt Cottrell

730pm UPDATE - The Mt Cottrell blaze has now been downgraded to a Watch and Act EARLIER: An emergency warning has been issued for...

Bushfire in Morrisons pine plantation

Almost a dozen fire vehicles – including air support – have raced to Morrisons, where a bushfire has destroyed half an acre of land...

Darley motorcyclist fondly remembered — Fundraiser for funeral set up

A unique and deeply personal floral tribute is growing on Grant St Bacchus Marsh after the death of a 26-year-old Darley motorcyclist. Friends have also...

Arrest after vicious Caroline Springs assault & armed robbery

Police have arrested a 16-year-old Caroline Springs boy after an armed robbery near the local library. Investigators have been told a 15-year-old boy was in...

Police say they are close to finding body of Ballarat mum

Police from the Missing Persons Squad and Search and Rescue Squad are back in Ballarat, and believe it is “only a matter of time”...

Local produce shop booms during lockdown

The Farmgate Shop in Elaine has recently expanded to keep up with a growing customer base. Simone and Mark Dunne recently added a second shipping...

VIDEO: Moorabool author releases young adult fantasy novel in Australia

If you’re looking for that elusive gift for a teenager or young adult, check out the website of award-winning Moorabool author Trudy Adams. The Bacchus...

Brimbank Highway Patrol ain’t afraid of no ghost

When there's something strange, in the neigbourhood, who you gonna call? Ghost Busters. A Harley Davidson Soft Tail was stolen form Darley in Febuary...

VIDEO: 20ha destroyed in Balliang blaze

Two water-bombing Helitak choppers have been sent in to battle the region’s biggest fire so far this season. The blaze has destroyed 20ha of farmland...

Critically injured Darley motorcyclist dies on way to hospital

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died as the result of a collision in Bacchus Marsh. Police said they...

Darley motorcyclist clings to life after Grant St crash

A Darley man is fighting for life after his motorbike collided with a hatchback in Bacchus Marsh. The 26-year-old has been flown to a Melbourne...

Minister throws Maddingley Brown Coal & Transurban ‘under a bus’ after illegal action

The State Government wants a ‘please explain’ from Transurban and Maddingley Brown Coal about the start of large-scale truck movements near and along the...

Melton man shot over rubbish dumping

A man with an outstanding debt for rubbish dumping is believed to have sparked a shooting of a Melton man at a Ravenhall scrapyard....

Bacchus Marsh police investigate suspicious grassfire

Police are looking into the cause of an overnight Ingliston grassfire which the CFA has described as “suspicious”. The alarm was raised at 1.26am by...

Call for comment on changes to Melton & Buninyong seat borders

If your local State pollie is the Member for Melton – well, it could soon be the Member for Buninyong. The Electoral Boundaries Commission is...

Facebook & Instagram outages…. again….

No it's not just you. Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all experiencing outages across Australia. Tech monitoring site down detector shows the issue began...

Maddingley murder accused back in court February

A Bacchus Marsh man charged with the murder of a motorcyclist on Woolpack Rd will remain in custody until his next court appearance in...

Burst water pipe floods hospital surgery areas

Djerriwarrh Health Services has temporarily diverted maternity services and is rescheduling elective surgery at Bacchus Marsh after a burst water pipe flooded the theatre units. It...