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Locally made TV series woos Berlin

In March 2017, the town of Clunes was turned into a vision of Woodend on Valentines Day 1900. Almost a year on, we're about to see what all the fuss was about as the latest incarnation...

Check out a seriously cool car this Sunday

Tesla electric cars, hybrid cars and electric bikes will be on show this Sunday at Royal Park for the 2018 Smart Building and Living Expo. The Buninyoing event is being presented by Ballarat envionmental group BREAZE...

Doing the Relay for Life the hard way...

An amazingly fit Carisbrook footballer is going to do just one lap ... when he starts in the Maryborough Relay for Life tomorrow (Fri 23 Feb). Nick Weaver has raised more than $4000 for the Cancer...

Farrell to appeal sentence

A former teacher at St Alipius Primary School is due to spend 4 months in prison for the indecent assault of two 10 year old boys. Stephen Farrell taught at the Ballarat East school in 1974. ...

Ballarat boy's message in a bottle returning to family

On 11 September 1935, 12-year-old Ballarat Grammar student Billy Hare threw a mesage-in-a-bottle into the sea between Sydney and Auckland. 83 years on, it's about to come back. Little Billy became Professor William Hare, a medical pioneer...

Ribbons removed - then put back - at cathedral

The Loud Fence army was deafening in Dawson Street today (Wed 21 Feb 2018), as hundreds of fresh ribbons were put up outside St Patricks Cathedral to replace others taken down on Monday night -...

Car on its roof, 2 people in hospital

A car has landed on its roof after a multi-vehicle accident at one of Redan's busiest intersections. Emergency services were called at 10.08am (Wed 21 Feb 2018) to the corner of Leith and Skipton streets. No one...

Ram raid ute stolen from grieving daughter

A Ballan woman whose stolen Nissan Navara was used in a ram raid this morning (Tue 20 Feb 2018) is pleading for her late father's ute to be returned. Kim Hanson's father died in Tasmania in...

Ute smashes through glass doors

A Ballan agricultural supplies business has been targeted in an early morning ram raid. Burglars slammed a stolen Nissan Navara through the front glass doors around 2.45am today (Tue 20 Feb 2018), causing extensive damage to...

Subpoenaed Pell journalist speaking in Ballarat

The author of a book about George Pell is speaking in Ballarat, the same week a committal hearing begins in Melburne for the Ballarat-born Cardinal.  Louise Milligan will speak an International Womens Day event from 6pm...