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COVID hospitalisations in Ballarat continue to tumble

  Ballarat Base hospital still has 19 people struck down by COVID being cared for in its wards. Pleasingly, it's a drop of 9 from Sunday when 28 people were hospitalised locally.   Ballarat has recorded 111 new Coronavirus...

Police appeal for help to find missing Miners Rest teen

  Ballarat police have turned to the public for help to find a missing 13-year-old. Alicia was last seen in Miners Rest on Monday at about 9am.   She was wearing a white long-sleeve crop top, grey track pants...

One of Ballarat's premier grounds steps in for CHFL finals

  A decision has been made on this weekend's finals venues for the Central Highlands footy league following a late scramble due to rain affected grounds. At a meeting last night, Smythesdale's Woady Yaloak Recreation Reserve was shoehorned in...

Two men sought for questioning by Ballarat Police

Ballarat Police have released an image of two men they'd like to speak with in relation to vehicle damage. It relates to an incident in Ballarat Central on Sunday June 12 around 2.30pm. Anyone who may have...

Fed Uni BA degree saved, for now

  Fears Ballarat's Federation University would do away with its Bachelor of Arts degree have been quashed at this point in time. Low course enrolments had driven the decision following a drop in demand.   Speaking to Radio Ballarat,...

A golden haul for Ballarat police

  Ballarat Divisional Response Unit officers hit gold after locating gold nuggets, a large amount of drugs and over $250,000 in cash at Golden Point last night. As part of a long-running drug investigation, officers executed a...

Driver dies in two car crash near Talbot

  Police and emergency services have attended a fatal two-car collision in Talbot today. It is believed two vehicles collided head-on on the Ballarat-Maryborough Road just before 9am this morning.   The driver of one of the vehicles, who...