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Saturday, January 16, 2021

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What is it like being immunocompromised?

NATHAN'S STORY MOvember is the health campaign on everyone's lips this month - and with good reason.

Djerriwarrh Health says surgery won’t be cancelled in merger

Djerriwarrh Health says there will be no reduction in services if a merger with hospital giant Western Health goes ahead.

Freeway crash victim a ‘free spirit’

A private funeral has been held for the victim of a collision between two cars on the Western Freeway at Wallace on...

Danny Frawley Centre For Wellbeing backed by Vic budget

News of Danny Frawley's death shocked the football community and all Victorians in September 2019 when his car hit a tree in...

Caroline Springs man critical after crash

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward, after a crash which has left a 50-year-old Caroline Springs driver fighting for life...

Car smashes into Melton house

Police are speaking with a 20-year-old Weir Views learner driver after his car careered through the loungeroom wall of a home in...

26 charges laid over reckless fire behaviour in 2019/20

It’s been 14 years since the Brisbane Ranges were ablaze, and 37 years since the Wombat and Lerderderg forests saw their last...

Teen arrested at Melton shops after gun scare

Melton police have arrested an 18-year-old man after he was seen at a High Street shopping centre with what appeared to be...

VIDEO: Melton disability provider accused as part of $800,000 NDIS fraud

A Melton National Disability Insurance Scheme provider and four others have been charged with defrauding the NDIS and Child Care Subsidy of...

Local school fights Feds to keep fees down

One of Victoria’s biggest independent schools has taken the lead and helped to set up a group to lobby against a new...

$20m+ for new public housing in Moorabool

The State Government has identified Moorabool as one of 21 priority areas for public housing and has set aside a minimum of...

Online bullying jumps 30% during pandemic

During the unprecedented COVID19 lockdown social media use has increased by more than 30 per cent with TikTok alone recording a 57...

Teen hoon at risk of losing licence, hours after test

Melton police are gobsmacked after an 18-year-old woman who had held her drivers licence for less than 24-hours was charged with hoon...

AFL greats inspire next generation of Darley Devils

Rapidly-rising Port Adelaide star Zak Butters and Fremantle footballer Brett Bewley have returned to their roots to motivate the kids at Darley...

$1.4m price tag for historic Ballan shop and land

Ballan's former post office is still on the market at $1.4 million, 11 months after it was listed.

9 Moorabool brigades say they won’t fight fires near transmission lines

A growing list of Moorabool CFA firefighting groups say they will not tackle blazes near a proposed electrical transmission line across the...

How crowded is your Ballarat-line train… normally?

Vline has released new data, showing just how crowded our peak-hour trains are in a non-COVID world – and where the most...

How to plan your exercise to get results

Now that gyms are reopening across Victoria, how do you identify a good training regime to make sure you don’t injure yourself...

UPDATE: Cobblebank teen charged after overnight robberies

UPDATE: A 16-year-old from the Melton suburb of Cobblebank is among six boys who have been charged over an alleged crime spree...

Three in hospital after 2-car collision on Western Highway

7.30pm UPDATE: A two car accident near the Leigh Creek roadhouse has slowed traffic on the Western highway to a crawl...

Three injured in early morning crash in Harkness

Police are investigating the circumstances behind a single car crash in Melton this morning Caitlyn Rd, Harkness. Investigators believe...

Melton teen arrested after alleged assault & theft spree

Six teens have been arrested after series of robberies and and assaults in the Western suburbs on Friday evening.

One in 5 men will suffer from mental illness this year

It's a stat that doesn't get spoken about too much. On average one in eight men will experience depression, with one in...

Burmese python found at Ballarat house has been euthanised

It was the snake that had Facebook users reaching for the share button. Yesterday, Ballarat Police along with...

Confirmed COVID19 cases at 2 Woodgrove retailers

Melton retailers JB Hifi and Hairhouse Warehouse were confirmed to be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to COVID19.

4 arrested after Melton Police pelted with bottles

Melton Police have arrested four people after an incident in Harkness last night. It is alleged an estimated 40...

Police roadblock on Western Fwy at Hopetoun Park

The first Western Freeway checkpoint has been set up at Hopetoun Park before dawn this morning (Thursday), after metropolitan lockdown rules kicked...

Bacchus Marsh supermarket worker contracts COVID19

Bacchus Marsh Coles has undergone an overnight deep clean of the entire store, after a team member tested postive to COVID19.

Woman flown to hospital after car-trailbike crash in Melton

A car and a trailbike have collided in Exford Road - next to Melton South Primary School...

COVID19 closes Melton Secondary College, shops & childcare

Closures of buildings have been reported across the suburb of Melton, as 34 fresh cases in have been confirmed across the municipality...

Ausnet releases ‘area of interest’ for power pylon path across Moorabool

The company wanting to build a series of 80m high power pylons across Moorabool has released more information on the project and...

Customer ID checks outside Bacchus Marsh Coles

Police have spent much of the day checking the identity and addresses of customers outside the Coles store in the Bacchus Marsh...

New COVID case in Moorabool, First since March.

Figures released by DHHS overnight revel that Moorabool has recorded a 4th case of CoronaVirus in the shire. This is the first...

Woodlea & Brookfield residents count the cost of late night trouble makers

Residents in Brookfield and Woodlea are counting the cost as a group of people caused thousands of...

6 Weeks Stage 3 Lock Down as of midnight tomorrow for metropolitan area

Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced further restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne. This comes as he announced that today, we will pass 1...

Melton COVID19 cases jump to 64

While Moorabool continues to record no active COVID19 cases, the City of Melton has seen another two locals testing positive overnight.