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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...

Edith hopes to find her artwork on Google

A sketch by a Woodend teen with a keen interest in history could be coming to a computer, phone or tablet screen near you. Salesian...

Sunbury car theft stats prompt warning

Motorists who leave their vehicles unlocked in Sunbury shopping centre car parks and driveways are frustrating police – and driving up the price of...

Woodend robot workshop for youth with autism

Young people with autism can build robots – and develop their social skills – as part of a workshop at Woodend. The event, organised by...

Macedon Ranges rural land review looks settled

The future of a rural living zone report more than a decade in the making appears to have been decided after a Macedon Ranges...

Forum to drive home effects of road trauma

A Sunbury resident’s experience with road trauma will bring a real-life focus to a safety forum being held next week. Organised by Hume council in...

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Lions come from behind

The Sunbury Lions made a big statement in a come from behind win against Darley in the Ballarat Football League on Saturday. In their biggest...