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Police investigating Delacombe car fire

Police are investigating after a car fire in Delacombe overnight. Emergency crews were called to the scene at Ascot Gardens Drive around 11:30pm to discover a Ford station wagon had been set alight in a drive...

Driver charged over unroadworthy vehicle

Police in Ballarat West have charged a driver after they were found behind the wheel of an unroadworthy vehicle. Officers intercepted the vehicle on Drummond Street this week and immediately issued a defect notice for the...

Ballarat behind state for mental health beds

Mental health is in the spotlight after the release of an interim report into the state's mental health system yesterday. Ballarat has been flagged as one of the lowest in the state when it comes to...

Police on high alert ahead of Spilt Milk

With Spilt Milk set to get underway in Victoria Park tomorrow, police will be on high alert. They have been working closely with festival organisers for months to ensure the safety of the event as thousands...

Car crashes into house in Lake Gardens

Police are investigating after a car crashed into a Lake Gardens home in the early hours of this morning. Emergency crews were called to the scene on Lake Gardens Avenue just before 5am to reports a...

Fire restriction dates confirmed for Ballarat

As summer rapidly approaches, Ballarat and surrounding regions are preparing for the upcoming start of the official Fire Danger Period. The CFA has confirmed the official start date for the restrictions in the Ballarat, Hepburn, Golden...

Glass only bins suggested by state committee

Four bins could become the norm in Ballarat following suggestions from a committee of state MPs yesterday. The Environment and Planning Committee has recommended that the state government provide funding to local councils for a separate...

New timetables for Ballarat line next week

V/Line has announced new timetables for trains on the Ballarat, Maryborough and Ararat lines. The changes will come into effect next Monday, December 2, following the opening of the new station at Cobblebank. New peak services during...

Police investigate Invermay car fire

Police are investigating after a car was set alight in Invermay yesterday afternoon. Fire crews were called to the scene at Alkira Road, near a pine plantation, just after 5pm yesterday to find the vehicle well...