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Former Ballarat teacher jailed for molesting students

A former Ballarat teacher who indecently assaulted 38 children over decades has been jailed for 12 years. Vincent Henry Reynolds, 78, was sentenced in the Victorian County Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to 42 indecent...

Tourism workers concerned about change to Visit Ballarat

Tourism workers say they're concerned after cuts were announced to Visit Ballarat yesterday. The City of Ballarat will take over the role of tourism come September 30, and cited costly financial duplicatinos as the reason behind...

Frustration for food retailers after power outage

Armstrong Street food retailers have spent another lunchtime in the lurch after experiencing a power outage yesterday. Two outages have occurred this week alone, with power cutting off both times during the lunchtime rush, around 1pm. The...

Council adopts 2019-20 budget

The City of Ballarat has adopted its council budget for the next financial year. Among the proposals in the budget that's received the green light from councillors include $15 million over three years for precint works at...

Viral dashcam footage of Ballarat crash has people divided

Dashcam footage shared from a Ballarat crash earlier this year has divided Facebook users. Shared on Dash Cam Owners Australia's Facebook page, it shows vehicles slowing down and waiting for roadworks on the Glenelg Highway in Sebastopol, near...

Cannabis advocate avoids conviction with $800 fine

A cannabis advocate has escaped conviction. after pleading guilty to cultivating the plants in his home. Jason Foster appeared in the Ballarat Magistrates' court yesterday, telling the Magistrate he works with organisiations and governments both locally and...

Two car crash at Seymour Street roundabout

There's been a two car crash in Soldiers Hill this morning. It happened just after 8:45am on the roundabout at Lydiard Street North and Seymour Street. Witnesses say a black car hit the back and side of another,...

City of Ballarat to take control of Visit Ballarat

Visit Ballarat will have its funding cut under a move that will see tourism move to the City of Ballarat. Mayor Samantha McIntosh says a duplication of costs and roles between council and the tourism organisation...