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Sunbury’s Roxy Marshall gears up for MCG stomp

  Roxy Marshall is making every stride count as she prepares to tackle the MCG’s 7000-plus steps. The Sunbury resident is training daily for this year’s...

Field Trip offers youth $500 to chase dreams

When you wish upon a star … or if you get a chance to speak, your dreams may come true. The Field Trip, a young...

Kyneton clubs embrace Barkly Square upgrades

  Soccer has been given a handy kick-along at Kyneton, with significant upgrades to Barkly Square finally complete. A $1 million pavilion, funded by Macedon Ranges council,...

Doctors rail against Kyneton District Health cuts

  Budget cuts at Kyneton District Health could trigger an exodus of specialist staff, an experienced anaesthetist has warned. Dr John Gray, who has worked at...

NBN rollout holding businesses back

Sunbury businesses frustrated by the delayed rollout of the National Broadband Network have complained that slow and unreliable internet is holding them back. The town...

MP calls for Sunbury auditor to be removed

A western suburbs MP has been accused of trying to undermine a review into Sunbury’s planned secession from Hume after calling for transition auditor...

Council improves satisfaction ratings

  Community satisfaction with Macedon Ranges council’s performance has improved in several key categories, a new report reveals. But the area’s biggest residents group maintains the...

Macedon Ranges: Meals a recipe for friendship

Romsey’s Sandra Chestnutt and Ron Jackson (pictured) are enjoying the benefits of a food-sharing initiative that is rolling out across the Macedon Ranges. The pair...

Sunbury auditors talk about secession

Sunbury auditors Frank Vincent and John Watson talk to Star Weekly in detail about Sunbury’s planned split from Hume council.   Star Weekly: We’re now several months into this...

Questions marks over Western Distributor under Yarraville

A boost in public transport spending and moving more freight via rail could kill the need for the proposed Western Distributor, a public forum...

Melton police reject ‘gun culture’ claim

Melton police have denied that the area is turning into a ‘ghetto’ amid reports guns are being discovered in cars every two days in...

Bacchus Marsh Pony Club fears ‘eviction’

Bacchus Marsh Pony Club could face closure if the club is not relocated before redevelopment starts at Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reserve (BMRRR), according...

Gisborne fatal sparks safety review call

A fatal crash has sparked calls for safety at an intersection on the outskirts of Gisborne to be reviewed. As reported by Star Weekly, a...

For whom bell will toll

A Sunbury school is searching for an appropriate place to display a 60-kilogram bell that predates the town’s historic mental asylum. The bell, made in...

Woodend residents offer Coles an olive branch

Residents who defeated plans for a controversial service station development in Woodend have expressed their willingness to sit down with developers representing Coles. But they...

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Sunbury junior creates a Storm

Former Sunbury Tigers player Dean Ieremia has landed a contract with the Melbourne Storm for the upcoming NRL season. The reigning premiers announced last week...