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New elders take over landmark business

By Jessica Howard After 25-years, the owners of Crossroads Trading in Ballan are hanging up their boots. Lloyd Robertson and Peter Nolan purchased the Old...

Tick of approval for aged care facility

By Kate Taylor Ballan District Health and Care has hit its target – 44 times over, in fact. The Aged Care team officially received renewal of...

Over the counter changes

By Jessica Howard Painkillers containing the drug codeine will no longer be sold over the counter at pharmacies as of today. The crackdown follows concerns about...

Death unites community spirit

By Jessica Howard Over $10,000 has been raised for the family of a young father who died in a fatal car accident on the way...

Ashes saved in fire

By Jessica Howard An 18-year-old Darley resident has jumped into a raging house fire to save the ashes of his late little sister. Nicholas Land...

Deadly drink-driver nearly four times over legal limit

By Jessica Howard The driver accused of killing 22-year-old Gisborne man Hayden Kloppers was nearly four times over the legal blood alcohol limit, a...

Australia Day in Moorabool

By Kate Taylor You can’t get much more Australian then scorching heat, a barbecue breakfast, and Father Bob Maguire Australia Day festivities for Moorabool are set...

Bacchus Marsh teacher accused of sexual assault in court

A Bacchus Marsh College teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students has appeared in Ballarat Magistrate’s Court, supported by family and staff members of...

Court safer to attend

By Jessica Howard Security at Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s Court has been tightened, with handheld scanning wands, roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people.  The security...

Imposter escapes maximum penalty

By Jessica Howard A police enthusiast found in possession of a fabricated Victoria Police identification badge has avoided jail time.  Christopher Jordan created the badge...