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Ballarat bus driver gets 5 years jail

A Ballarat Gold Bus driver has wiped away tears as he was sentenced to more than 5 years prison over a crash in South Melbourne in February 2016. The crash - at the Montague Street bridge...

Cape Clear attempted break-in

Police are investigating after it's believed someone tried to break into the Cape Clear Hotel on Saturday night.  The hotel says someone tried to force the front doors open but they weren't successful. Anyone who saw anything...

Ceremony of Rememberance to be held today

People who have lost a child are invited to a Ceremony of Rememberance at the Ballarat General Cemetery today. The event will include poetry, music and the release of helium balloons and will run from 6pm-7pm. Decorations...

Ballarat cafe closes its doors

The Unicorn in Ballarat has closed it's doors after 6 years. They business made the announcement via their facebook page. They have thanked their staff, customers and suppliers over the years. Image: The Unicorn Facebook page 

Ballarat bus driver to be sentenced

A bus driver from Ballarat who seriously injured six passengers when he crashed into a low bridge in Melbourne will be sentenced today. The trial of 55-year-old Jack Aston was told he was new to the...

Ballarat students receive impressive ATAR results

(Picture: Sam Williams, St Patrick's College Ballarat) St Patrick's College in Ballarat have announced their 2018 dux is Sam Williams who received an ATAR score of 99.05.  In total, the school had 14 boys achieve scores of...

Redline meeting cancelled

Tomorrow's Redline Raceway meeting in Buninyong has been cancelled due to the wet weather.  The next meeting will be held on January 12. Redline Raceway says they will look to reschedule their feature events to suit drivers....

Today's junior cricket cancelled

All Ballarat Junior cricket scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled due to the wet weather. The Pennant Committee says there may be an opportunity to reschedule matches in the new year, which will be looked...