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Minister concedes work needed on planned burns

It wasn’t quite the unreserved apology residents had been hoping for, but Environment Minister Lisa Neville has admitted that planning for prescribed burns has...

Medical cannabis law changes ‘too far away’

A Mia Mia mother who uses cannabis to treat her daughter’s severe epilepsy says changes to allow parents to legally access locally manufactured medical...

Gisborne nurse in running for national award

A Gisborne nurse, who has been assessing and tending to the health needs of patients for close to 25 years, is in the running...

Review of all planned burns in Macedon Ranges

All prescribed burns scheduled for the Macedon Ranges this spring will be reviewed after a 2700-hectare blaze near Lancefield that put hundreds of houses...

Fire-affected residents demand for ‘heads to roll’

Residents furious that a planned burn near Lancefield was allowed to escape containment lines and develop into a 2700-hectare blaze have called for ‘‘heads...

‘Above and beyond’: residents praise firefighters

Residents affected by the devastating Cobaw Ranges blaze have heaped praise on firefighters for going above and beyond in their efforts to protect life...

Mild conditions should assist bushfire fight

Large plumes of smoke will be visible from the Cobaw Ranges on Friday morning as crews continue to burn out an unburnt area of...

Bushfire brings Lancefield community together

Amidst the fear and frustration of the bushfire that’s torn through the Cobaw Ranges, many examples of selflessness and charity can be found. From neighbours...

Cyclist killed on Calder Freeway

A cyclist in his 50s has died after a fatal collision in Sunbury. The Calder Freeway is closed in both directions at Vineyard Road as...

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Stories that are short, but no less important   Woman of influence Woodend Winter Arts Festival founder Jacqueline Ogeil has been recognised in the regional category of...

Action Jaxon takes on Eureka challenge

A 15-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer will face the race of his life when he takes on the 88-storey Eureka Climb next month. Jaxon Urlichs, from...
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Councils seek help for population growth

Councils within an hour of Melbourne’s suburban fringe are calling for help to deal with rapid population growth, with towns such as Gisborne expected...

Damage fears as bushfire warning downgraded

An emergency warning for a bushfire burning north of Lancefield has been downgraded to a watch and act alert. But the CFA warns the 4000-hectare...

Emotions run high as fire continues to spread

CFA chief Euan Ferguson believes a fire that is tearing through the Cobaw Ranges near Lancefield, destroying at least one home and several outbuildings,...

House destroyed in Cobaw-Lancefield fire

UPDATE Wednesday 9.30AM AT A GLANCE: ONE HOUSE DESTROYED NEAR LANCEFIELD 80 YEAR OLD MAN FEARED MISSING HAS TURNED UP SAFE 3000 HECTARES BURNED EMERGENCY WARNINGS STILL IN PLACE...

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Kyneton woman claims over $1.3 million in lotto win

Twenty days after winning more than $1.3 million, a Kyneton woman has finally come forward to claim her Tattslotto win. Last month Star Weekly...