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BFNL Confirms 2020 Senior Competition Will Not Go Ahead

The McDonald’s Ballarat Football and Netball League has confirmed it won't be going ahead with its senior competitions this year. The league released this statement on their website: “The McDonalds Ballarat Football and Netball League has confirmed...

Central Goldfields Shire Council to help small businesses

Central Goldfields Shire Council has announced plans for a Small Business Friendly Charter to help local business during the coronavirus pandemic recovery. It aims to create a fair and competitive trading environment for small businesses and...

Police investigate assault in Ballarat CBD

Police investigating an assault on a driver in Ballarat's CBD are after public information. They've been told up to 20 teenagers circled a Ford Territory on Curtis Street on the afternoon of June 9, with the...

20 new Coronavirus cases detected in Victoria

Hundreds of health department staff are door-knocking homes in Victoria's coronavirus hotspot areas to make sure restriction rules are clear to everyone.They're also urging people to get themselves tested even if they're showing only the...

Country Victorians Pushing Back Against Restrictions

  Country Victorians are starting to push back against coronavirus restrictions. Some towns already struggling from drought and bushfire are being forced to comply with crowd limits even though they haven't recorded a single case. Jenny O'Connor is...

CHFL sets decision date

The Central Highlands Football League has drawn a line in the sand and set a date to make a decision on season 2020. Board members say June 29 is the latest they can wait to see...

More vandalism at old Ballarat orphanage

The former Ballarat orphanage site has again been targeted by vandals. This time a swastika has been sprayed on a building.   The Victoria Street site is still waiting development with previous plans indicating a child care facility...

Questions over effectiveness of wire barriers remain

The scheme to roll out wire barriers along Victorian Highways and Freeways looks set to blow out by as much as $100 million according to the state opposition. Brad Battin the Shadow Minister for Road safety...