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Ballarat police charge 'hoons' for reckless driving

Three men have been arrested after a series of dangerous hooning acts around the Ballarat area. A 45-year-old Sebastopol man, a 40-year-old Sebastopol man, and a 22-year-old Alfredton man were charged during a police operation yesterday. They’re...

Thirty-thousand forcast at Mars for athletics finals

Early forecasts have major athletics events drawing as many as 30-thousand spectators to Mars Stadium. The boxing meanwhile is expected to draw three-thousand, however city CEO Evan King says there’s not yet word on where the...

Neuron Mobility launches campaign for Road Safety Week

A campaign to teach against irresponsible e-scooter riding has been launched for road safety week. Neuron Mobility, which oversees Ballarat’s scooter network, has launched a series of short videos across social media. The light-hearted messages encourage consideration...

Hepburn Shire commit 400k to storm-proof Creswick

More than 400-thousand will be pumped into Creswick to better protect the town from future storms. It comes after storms ravaged parts of Hepburn Shire twice in the last 12 months. Mayor Tim Drylie says feasibility studies...

Hefty fine handed out to repeat Ballarat animal cruelty offenders

Repeat animal cruelty offenders from Ballarat have been found guilty of all 48 charges. The Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday fining Kon and Liudmila Petropoulos $122,000 for running an illegal business and animal cruelty offences.   They've previously been...

Ballarat's 'Liberal House' egged and spat at

  Ballarat's election campaign has reached a new low. Liberal House in Sturt Street has been vandalised with eggs and food thrown at the building as well as saliva and faeces.   Former Ballarat councillor Vicki Coltman, who's husband...

Upcoming hotel reflection of Ballarat's growth

The Deputy says a newly approved application or a six-story hotel is a testament to the city’s need for growth. The 94-room structure at 107 Doveton Street South got the tick last night, despite a similar...

Ballarat pre-poll votes pass five-thousand mark

More than five-thousand three hundred votes have been tallied so far at Ballarat’s pre-poll voting centres. Lines have been spotted out the door again this morning at the Showgrounds. Ballarat voter Joan is one of many Ballarat...

Opinons differ among Ballarat pre-poll voters

Opinions are mixed among Ballarat voters in the lead up to the federal election. Pre poll voters have expressed distrust in the current government, however some are worried Labor won’t be much better. Local voter Jan, who...