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Detectives swoop for big Stawell drug bust

Police have arrested two people and seized a large amount of drugs following a search warrant in Stawell issued last Friday. Detectives say a 73 year old man and 23 year old woman, both from Stawell,...

No trip to Canberra for Ballan's Keeley Johnson... yet

16 year old Keeley Johnson from Ballan has just missed out on being Victoria's nomination for the Young Australian of the Year award. The founder of 'Keeley's Cause' which gifts iPads to children with autism, had...

Western Highway re-opens between Ballarat and Ararat

  The Western Highway between Ballarat and Ararat has reopened following a day of dramatic arrests. Police say around 50 protesters were arrested as they tried to ensure the safety of workers bringing in heavy equipment for...

Ballarat council seeks kids opinions on city

Kids in Ballarat are being asked what they think about the city during Children's Week which is on now and runs until Sunday. Children under the age of 14 make up about 20% of Ballarat's population...

Western Freeway "ring of steel' checkpoint set to go

An emotional Premier has announced that the state will become one again with the infamous 'ring of steel' set to come down. The Western Freeway checkpoint at Bacchus Marsh will be closed from 11.59pm on November...

Concerning spike in unemployment data in Central Goldfields

Latest data reveals the proportion of Regional Victorians receiving unemployment benefits has nearly doubled from 6.2% to 11% in the twelve months to June. The situation in the Central Goldfields Shire was even more dire with...

Police seek help to find missing Redan woman

Police are appealing for help to locate missing Redan woman, Aleisha Hull. The 41-year-old was last spoken to by family on the phone about 10am yesterday morning.   Police and family hold concerns for Aleisha due to a...