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Threat of jail for no licence

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman told the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 12 July she “doesn’t drive when hasn’t got...

National Park – sooner the better

Dear Editor, Your pages have carried several letters decrying the proposal to create a Wombat National Park. The gist has been that the authors like...

New look in home straight

By Meg Kennedy The next stage in the Ballan streetscape upgrade has commenced and is one step closer to completion. Works on Stage 3 began on...

Audit reveals combustible product in Moorabool

By Helen Tatchell Cladding may improve the appearance of buildings, but it may also combust, with deadly consequences. The outside skin of a building, cladding is...

An expo for YOUth

Recently retired AFL Western Bulldogs player Tom Boyd will be guest speaker at the Moorabool Youth Action Group’s (YAG) youth expo in August. The physical...

‘Late for work’ excuse for speeding

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Numerous speeding charges were heard in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 12 July, one involved a 26-year-old...

Male wellbeing concerning

By Meg Kennedy Suicide was the cause of death for more men in Moorabool than pancreatic cancer or heart failure, an alarming report has revealed. A...

Former butcher a silly sausage

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) The former ‘Ballan Sausage King’ Salvatore Fusca made a plea of guilty to driving whilst suspended in the Bacchus...

Big changes continue at stations

By Meg Kennedy Recent bus replacements and street closures may have caused agony for some train commuters, but a blitz at Bacchus Marsh and Ballan...

Community digs deep

“We’ve had a visit from Joc and Jill O’Connor, who told us how successful the fundraiser at the Commercial Hotel was for Jack's Journey. ...