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11 arrested in police raids across Western Victoria

11 people have been arrested following a three-day operation targeting criminal activity in Western Victoria this week. A total of 10 search warrants were executed across the Maryborough, Inglewood, Castlemaine and Carisbrook areas between Wednesday (August...

Police looking for missing Skipton man

Concerns are held for a missing Skipton man, whose disappearance is being descibed as out of character. Andrew Smith was last seen at a Beaufort Road address at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (August 14). The 48-year-old is described...

Ballan streetscape upgrade complete

Works are complete on Ballan's new streetscape upgrade. The project will be officially opened at 3.00pm on Thursday (August 23) at McLeans Reserve in Inglis Street. Works carried out in the streetscape upgrade in Inglis Street between...

More delays on Ballarat train line

More delays have been reported on the Ballarat train line. V/Line briefly suspended services for the second night in a row after trespassers were spotted on the line at Melton station at around 5.00pm yesterday (August...

Operation Safe Plate returns to Ballarat

Ballarat motorists will be able to get their vehicle's number plates fitted with one-way anti-theft screws this weekend. Operation Safe Plate Day will be conducted at the Creswick Road Bunnings car park tomorrow (August 18) between...

Injured Ballarat jockey improving in Alfred ICU

The condition of Ballarat jockey Anthony Boyd is looking up, after a fall from a horse during trackwork at the Ballarat Racecourse. Paramedics were called to Miners Rest just after 9am today (Thu 16 Aug 2018). It...

Ballarat High paying $150,000 a year for electricity

The Victorian Shadow Energy Spokesman David Southwick has been in the region today (Thu 16 Aug 2018) to spruik a $50,000 promise to give solar panels and energy efficient lighting to Ballarat High School. The Liberal...

Heavy vehicle noise monitoring underway in Ararat

Noise monitoring devices have been installed at four locations throughout Ararat. It is part of the pre-planning process for the proposed Ararat bypass and aim to help to understand the acoustic benefits of removing heavy vehicles...

Pair face drug charges in Maryborough

3.15pm UPDATE ... Central Goldfields Police have executed a search warrant, arresting a 26-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman, both from Maryborough, for drug related offences.  Police say the man has been released pending summons and...