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Australian-first exhibition at International Foto Biennale

Ballarat is getting an exclusive look at the works of iconic American photographer David LaChapelle. This year's International Foto Biennale includes his portraits of some of the world's most famous faces including Madonna, Michael Jackson and...

Scare at Ballarat boys college

St Patricks College has been involved in a scare this morning involving a device a student brought to school. Principal John Crowley says all students and staff are safe. When asked if it was a bomb, grenade...

Ballarat MP waves the doggies flag in Canberra

Ballarat Federal Labor MP Catherine King has waved a flag for the Western Bulldogs in Parliament today (Thu 17 Aug), ahead of the team's historic first AFL home-and-away match at Mars Stadium. She fessed up to...

Mars Stadium ready to make AFL history

Excitement is building in Ballarat ahead of its first AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide this weekend at Mars Stadium. Premier Daniel Andrews toured the newly redeveloped sporting venue on Thursday, which has...

Opposition Leader door knocks Avoca businesses

State Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has paid a visit to Avoca this week He was joined by the Member for Rippon Louise Staley door knocking businesses. Ms Staley says a range of issues were raised during his...

St Pats beaten in Herald-Sun Shield

St Patricks College Ballarat has fininished runners-up in the senior boys section of the Herald-Sun Shield. The Catholic boys school lost this afternoon to St Bernards in the grand final at Kardinia Park. St Pats finished on...

Mother of six missing

Police are looking for a 42-year-old mother of six who went missing from Enfield at 5.30pm on Sunday night. Aliece O'Dwyer was last seen travelling in a 1997 green Ford Festiva which has black roof racks...

Teenager missing from Buninyong

Ballarat Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl missing from her home in Forest St, Buninyong since yesterday. Willow Retallick has a thin build and long straight dark hair. She was last seen in a grey...

Man cheats death with country train

Vline has released disturbing CCTV footage of a man who has cheated death by rushing to beat a freight train. The incident happened at Riddells Creek on the Bendigo line. It's one of over 180 incidents reported...