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Grassfire prompts Ballarat police call for witnesses

  Ballarat police are on the hunt for a culprit behind a recent grassfire in the cities west. The blaze was lit in grassland at Remembrance Drive Lucas at around 3.15pm on January 8th.   They'd like to speak...

More RATS not expected in Ballarat anytime soon

Ballarat retail leaders are urging people not to expect more rapid antigen tests anytime soon, despite reports three-million RATS will be handed out across the state this week. UFS chief executive Lynn McLennan says they are...

Summer Sunday fireworks draw 20-thousand to Lake Wendouree

More than 20-thousand people have turned up to the Summer Sunday’s firewroks display on Lake Wendouree. The figure is on par with previous firework events, formerly held on Australia Day. Despite the solid turnout, Ballarat mayor Daniel...

Covid hospitalisations in Ballarat drop

  The number of people in the Ballarat Base Hospital with Covid has dropped over the last week despite surging case numbers. There's now 10 people requiring hospitalisation compared to 14 a week ago, none are in...

Summer Sunday fireworks go off with a 'bang'

Last night’s fireworks at Lake Wendouree created a bang in more ways than one, with organisers describing the display as the most ambitious yet. The aerial burst was bigger than in previous years, while a lit...