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Ballarat boy missing for a week in Melbourne's west

Police are searching for a Ballarat boy missing in Melbourne’s west. James Lacy was last seen at an address on Rowan Drive, Kealba at 1am on Friday, 21 February. Police have concerns for the 12-year-old due to...

Donations flood in to help Wendouree torture survivor

'Angelique' is a survivor. After 3-years living with a Wendouree partner who tortured, caged and threatened to kill her, she now has a fiance and is building a new life. The 22-year-old has gone public about her...

National title for Vic Country in Ballarat

Vic Country have wrapped up the under 15 national championships in Ballarat in perfect fashion. They've triumphed over Queensland by 11 runs to take the national title at the Eastern Oval.The Victorian's victory was set up...

Can you help police locate this Warrenheip man?

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Warrenheip man Shaun Burke.The 56-year-old was last seen in Gregory Street Wendouree about 5pm Wednesday.He was seen driving a black Holden Commodore sedan registration number...

Barramundi allergy claims dad-to-be in Ballarat

On February 7 the unthinkable happened to Alex Hall. The 37-year-old was at a Ballarat restaurant enjoying a Fisherman’s Basket with wife Cassandra when he had a fatal allergic reaction to Barramundi. The Ballan couple were enjoying...

Australia's biggest Swap Meet kicks off tomorrow

What has 2700 sites over 60 acres with 14 kilometres of laneways?It's the Ballarat Swap Meet and it gets underway tomorrow at the airport.It's the 9th year of the massive volunteer run event under the...

Ballarat Lyric Theatre return to Her Majesty's tonight

  Based on a French novel from 1862, one of the world's most famous musicals opens in Ballarat tonight.After being forced to transfer to the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts for last year's production of Jeckyl and...

Toxic soil concerns

    Several hundred people have attended a meeting of the Moorabool Shire Council to discuss concerns on possible contaminated soil being dumped in the area. It's feared toxic dirt from the West Gate tunnel project will end...