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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...

Relief centre in Gisborne for fire evacuees

A relief centre has been opened in Gisborne for people displaced by an out of control bushfire that is threatening properties to the north...

Judge dismisses appeal for ‘outrageous’ crimes

A Supreme Court judge has dismissed an application to review the sentence of a 26-year-old man, describing his crime spree as “outrageous”. But Justice Phillip...

Charity benefit for family of Dennis Long

From the CFA and SES, to Landcare and the Mount Players … wherever there was a job to be done, Bullengarook’s Dennis Long was...

Snakes already out and about

Eliminate food, shelter and water sources, but don’t freak out – that’s the message to Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents as snake season starts. Sightings...

Drugs and family violence on the rise

New Crime Statistics Agency data reveals breaches of court orders, theft, drug use and possession continue to be major drivers of crime in Sunbury...

Joel’s cancer run to Sydney for ‘Big Pete’

When Kyneton businessman Peter Connor died of cancer in 2009, Joel Bertoncini wasn’t in any shape to do more than a few laps of...

Lancefield kinder program cancelled

Children enrolled in a three-year-olds’ program at Lancefield kindergarten for the next year have been offered places at Romsey or Riddells Creek. Macedon Ranges council...

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Sunbury chef crafts isolation care packages

With the current outbreak of COVID-19 forcing thousands of people to isolate across the state, chef Lucy Kelly-Norris has decided to put her culinary...