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Local teen receives community hero award

A local teenager will be honoured today for her quick thinking during an emergency situation last year. Gemma Hanrahan was herding cattle with her dog on her family’s farm in Navigators when a spooked cow knocked...

Ballarat to be hit by V/Line strike

Ballarat will be without trains for an entire day next week as V/Line staff prepares to strike. The Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines will be the second of the state’s regional rail services to be hit...

Police investigate overnight car fires

It was another busy evening for local firefighters as two cars were set alight in Ballarat. Fire crews were called to the first fire on Kiewa Road in Nerrina around 10:15pm to find the car engulfed...

Alstom workers to rally for job security

Workers at Ballarat's Alstom factory will rally again tomorrow as they face an uncertain future. The state government is yet to provide the Creswick Road manufacturing business with a new contract to build new trains, leaving...

Western Bulldogs spreading Christmas cheer in Ballarat

Two Western Bulldogs players will be in Ballarat today for their Christmas Open Day.  The Bulldogs shop on Mair Street will be opening its doors on selected days for local fans to pick up a Bulldogs-themed gift...

Man to face court after hit and run in Cardigan

A man will appear in court today after an alleged hit and run in Canadian yesterday. The 39 year old is alleged to have fled the scene after the crash on Elsworth Street East just after...

Four cars set alight in Ballarat in eight hours

It's been a busy eight hours for firefighters around Ballarat after four cars were set alight overnight. Fire crews were called to the first of the car fires on Codes Forrest Road in Glen Park around...

Six charged with drug offences at Spilt Milk

Police have charged a number of people who were busted doing the wrong thing at Spilt Milk in Victoria Park on Saturday. Over 20,000 people flocked to Ballarat to get a glimpse of local and international...

2019 AFL Premiership Cup visiting Ballarat

The 2019 AFL Premiership Cup will be in Ballarat later on today. Richmond are taking the trophy on a tour of regional Victoria before Christmas, with the Eastern Oval the first stop on its five-leg tour. Local...