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BHS to 'reflect and pause' on Astrazeneca

The Ballarat Health Services CEO says it’s too early to tell if blood clot fears will impact the vaccination of local frontline workers. It comes as health authorities recommend that young people wait for the Phizer...

City of Ballarat to remove outdoor dining hubs

Ballarat's controversial outdoor dining hubs are set to go. The City of Ballarat says the hubs, in Armstrong and Sturt Streets, will be removed this week and replaced by glass wind barriers and umbrella sockets. The temporary...

Public asked for help to find missing Black Hill man

Ballarat Police are after the publics help to track down a missing man. 48 year Paul went missing on Tuesday April 6th and was last seen in Black Hill.   If you can assist contact Ballarat Police on...

Man hit while crossing road in central Ballarat

A man has been a hit by car while trying to cross the road at the corner of Mair street and Lydiard Street. Emergency services were called just before 3:30PM. The man was treated by paramedics...

BHS names Covid-19 vaccination site

Balarat Health services will open a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre from April 12. The clinic will deliver shots to frontline care workers in its first week of operations before vaccinating...

Rare golden wombat born at Ballarat Wildlife Park

The Ballarat Wildlife Park has uncovered its very own golden nugget. The park has welcomed a baby southern hairy nosed wombat named Honey Bun. General manager Julia Leonard says its unusual golden colour is making headlines around...

Mars Stadium sells our for AFL clash

If you were thinking about grabbing your red white and blue scarf and heading to Ballarat's Mars Stadium without a ticket for Saturday's big AFL match you may want to think again. The clash between the...

Ute smashes into ute at Mt Helen after park brake fails

  There were frightening scenes in the Ballarat suburb of Mt Helen late yesterday afternoon involving a runaway car. Its understood a parking brake failed on a black ute which saw it roll uncontrolled down a road,...

Road trauma exhibition goes on display in Bridge Mall

An exhibition dedicated to victims of road trauma has been unveiled in Bridge Mall. Josie Postlethwaite of Ballarat remembers vividly the day her brother Gareth hopped in the car after game of footy in 2010. It was...