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Upper House: former Mayor out, Bacchus Marsh cop in

A count of Upper House votes for the Western Victoria Region this afternoon has resulted in former Ballarat Mayor Joshua Morris losing his seat. The former Darley PE teacher was educated at St Patricks in Ballarat...

Exploding letterboxes in Ballarat, Creswick & Clunes

Police are conducting tests on material found near at least six lettersboxes that have been blown up in Ballarat, Creswick and Clunes. The explosions happened at night between Monday and Saturday last week (3-8 Dec 2018)  Moorabool...

Registrations for Road Nats closing soon

Registrations for the 2019 FedUni Road National Championships are closing soon. The Championships will run for five days in Ballarat, kicking off on Friday January 4. Australia’s best under 19, under 23, elite and para cyclists will battle it out...

Ballarat Christmas Carols on this weekend

We're being urged to come along to Ballarat Carols 2018 this weekend. The Carols have this year moved to Mars Stadium and will get underway at 7.30pm on Sunday. The City of Ballarat says they're hoping to help celebrate...

Keeley's Cause donates more ipads

18 children with disabilities were presented with iPads at the Keeley's Cause Christmas Party in Ballan at the weekend. The charity is supported by Lions Clubs across western Victoria and was started by a 13 year...

Wanted Ballarat man arrested

A 24-year-old Wendouree man has been charged with 30 offences, after he allegedly drove dangerously through Ballarat for several hours last week. Ballarat Police have confirmed the most serious offence he has been charged with is...

WBBL fans brave the wet weather

The WBBL Twenty-20 clash between the Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers had to be abandoned at Eastern Oval yesterday due to rain. The two teams played in front of more than 2,000 fans, the Renegades reached...

Motorcycle Toy Run raises over $3000

Hundreds of people took part in the Motorcycle Toy Run on Saturday, raising over three thousand dollars for the Ballarat Christmas Appeal. It got underway on Saturday morning at Buninyong's Crown Hotel, motorcyclists rode through Ballarat...

Ballarat man charged with several offences

An 18 year-old Creswick man was arrested in Port Fairy on Friday and later charged with a number of offences, including aggravated burglary and the theft of multiple motor vehicles. It's alleged the crimes were committed...

Liberals reclaim Ripon

The Victorian Electoral Commission has declared Liberal Louise Staley the winner in the seat of Ripon, two weeks after the State Election. Ms Stayley won by just 15 votes, delivering a small win for the...